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We are often asked, “Why one grill is so much more expensive than another grill?” Many people look at a grill and really can’t see the difference. So, I thought I would take a few minutes to talk about this.
Lets start with the stainless steel. Not all stainless steels are the same. They are made up of various elements with different percentage mixes. The better grills are made of 304 stainless, which has less iron in it, but more nickel and chromium. This makes the metal more corrosion resistant and….. more expensive. The gauge of the stainless steel is also important. It increases the longevity or life of the grill. The thicker the stainless steel, the more it will hold up to extreme heat. Again, the heavier the gauge, the higher the cost. Some grills are double walled in the hood and sides. As you would expect, double walled adds cost, but also adds to the quality.
Burners are a very important part of the grill. Some are cast and some are tubular. Some are made of stainless steel, while others are made of brass or cast iron. The brass and stainless steel cost more but hold up better-- again, the heavier the gauge, the longer they last. The S/S tubular burners seem to heat up faster, but I don’t favor either cast or tubular over the other. Pay attention to the warrantees too. I favor the longer warrantees on the burners. Some manufacturers offer life time warrantees.
Grates are another important consideration when picking a grill. I like stainless steel grates over cast grates or powder coated metal grates. The heavier gauge grates will last longer. Again, check the warrantees.
Other features that increase the cost of a grill are lights in the grill and lights on the knobs, the type of igniters, rotisserie motors and rods, infrared back burners for rotisserie cooking, briquettes vs. flavorizors, smoker boxes, hood assist systems and even digital temperature indicators. Most of these items are very nice to have and improve the grilling experience.
So, when you’re determining which grill to buy, make sure your sales representative shows you the differences between the grills you’re considering and explains the features to you to help you choose a quality grill that will last!
Twin Eagles is a top of the line manufacturer for BBQ equipment,
which are built right here in Southern California. Designed by award-winning gas engineer, Dante Cantal, the grills are sleek, with a beautiful modern design that conveys both beauty and performance.
The Twin Eagles grills come in 30", 36", 42" and 54." All of the BBQ grills have the 14 gauge tubular stainless steel burner, which have a
lifetime warranty. The grills are built using 304 stainless steel-- the highest rated steel for outdoor BBQ equipment. The beautiful hexagon grates allow for more food-to-surface contact, and also come with a lifetime warranty.
A reliable hot surface ignition with a glow plug element allows for an easy start-up. The grill has blue decorative LED control panel lights, along with interior grill lights for easy nighttime grilling. The warming rack also adjusts to multiple positions, which can’t be found on any other grill. A double position infrared rotisserie and a variable heat level infrared sear zone are available options on every Twin Eagles grill.
The Twin Eagles grills and appliances are one of the top choices of our satisfied customers!
If you’d like to learn more about the top of the line Twin Eagles BBQ equipment and grills, head to one of the BBQ Grill Outlets’ locations or give us a call today!
Like every industry marketing departments for grill manufacturers like to find ways to differentiate their product from the competitors. This can become very confusing. Do you really need an infrared burner? Is a back burner important? Is a stainless burner better than a brass burner or is it the other way around?
Let’s take a look at a few of the most important components in a BBQ grill, which include:
2. Flavor grids or briquettes
3. Sear Burner
4. Rotisserie Back Burner
Other than avoiding cast iron burners, the two most important things about any burner is how much heat will it produce and what is the warranty. The manufacturers are getting better at producing heat, but all burners will fail over time. How long is the warranty and how good is the company behind the warranty? A lifetime warranty from an unknown manufacturer doesn’t help very much when they go out of business. So in the end brass is no better than stainless or vice versa it’s all about the warranty and the company.
Flavor Grids or Briquettes
The middle layer in any gas grill is primarily there to produce smoke, aroma and flavor. The material doesn’t matter so much, it’s the heat that does all the work. Here are four important questions you want answered about the flavor grids or briquettes:
· Does grease easily pass through to eliminate flare ups?
· How easy are they to clean?
· What is the warranty, like burners they will fail over time?
· Will they help produce even heat to the grilling surface?
Infrared Sear Burner
Most manufacturers offer and want you to buy an infrared sear burner. For some people it makes a lot of sense and not so much for others. Some grills produce so much heat that a sear burner is not necessary. Other grills are too small and when you lose 33% or 50% of your BBQ to searing, you don’t have enough space left over for grilling.
Rotisserie Back Burner
If you like to rotisserie, a back burner is a really nice feature. It does two important things. With the heat in the back you no longer have to worry about grease dripping from the meat and catching fire from the burners under the cooking grates. Moving the heat source to the back, your meat is safe. Secondly it allows you to place a collection pan under the meat to collect drippings for gravy.
In every grill this is the weakest component with normally a shorter warranty than other components. There are 3 types of grill igniters:
· Battery - The most likely to fail but can usually be replaced easily.
· Piezo – A mechanical igniter that produces an electrical charge when a “hammer” strikes a quartz crystal. Usually more reliable than battery igniters.
· Electrical Glow Plug – It uses electricity to produce high heat on a metal probe next to the burner, hot enough to ignite the gas. The most reliable igniter system used in BBQ grills.
You’ll enjoying see the various components and options in our stores. Our staff will take as much time as you want to explain the various options. We have the best grills at the best prices on display in our stores. The following link shows store locations and hours. http://www.bbqgrillsandislands.com/locations.html