It’s always a good time for grills, and depending on where you live or the time of year, outdoor cooking is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends.
In addition to grills, our outdoor cooking options include electric smokers, turkey fryers, flat top grills, propane grills and WiFi pellet grills. We also have outdoor kitchens, grill islands, smoker grill combos plus outdoor pizza ovens if you’re a pizza lover.
Types of Grills & Smokers
When it comes to outdoor cooking, charcoal grills are most common because they’re affordable and reliable. These come in various sizes, from very large competition-style barbecue grills to small, portable grills, kamado grills and gas grills. Best of all, charcoal grills give your outdoor cooking that smoky flavor we all love.
Whether you’re outdoor cooking at a tailgate, camping out or simply entertaining in your backyard, charcoal grills offer an easy way to serve up chargrilled flavor.
Propane grills are ideal for someone who loves outdoor cooking and grills often. Many of these grills have a push-button start. So, you’ll be grilling in no time and the cleanup is easy. Propane grills allow you to control the heat easier. Also, 20 lb. propane tanks provide about 25 hours of grilling time. Propane tanks can be easily refilled for your outdoor cooking.
With natural gas grills, you never have to worry about running out of fuel when outdoor cooking. The lines on these grills are permanent, just like the fuel lines for your stove.
Electric grills are a great choice if you live in an apartment or condo where gas or charcoal grilling is not allowed. Requiring nothing more than a nearby electrical outlet, electric grills are typically the smallest grill sizes and include portable grills and tabletop grills. Marinades or liquid smoke can make up for the absence of cooking flavors provided by grills that use other fuels.
Wood pellet grills are popular for outdoor cooking because they basically give you the best qualities of both charcoal grills and gas grills. Wood pellet grills cook like convection ovens. Most of these grills include a hopper that dispenses pellets into the grill as needed. This allows for precise, digital temperature control and even outdoor cooking. Plus, the food takes on the distinct wood-smoked flavor of the wood pellets.
Speaking of that smoky flavor, smokers are ideal for it when outdoor cooking. Just think “low and slow.” Like the name implies, smokers cook meats over indirect heat with smoke. We have WiFi smokers, Bluetooth smokers, water smokers and vertical smokers. Either way, the outdoor cooking results are delicious.
How to Clean Grills
The best times to clean grills are right before or right after you cook—when grills are nice and hot. After preheating grills, scrub the grill grates with a good grills brush to remove any leftover food particles. Use a long-handled brush, to avoid the risk of burns. After you’ve cleaned the grill grates, spray it with cooking spray or you can dip a paper towel in oil and wipe over the grill grates. That will keep your food from sticking to the grills.
Other Things to Consider for Outdoor Cooking
Before you fire up the grill, make sure you have all the grill tools and grill accessories you need for your outdoor cooking. Grill accessories include grill racks, grill lights, Bluetooth meat thermometers, grill cleaning tools and more.
Protect your grill and outdoor cooking from the elements with some good grill covers. Don’t forget about the wood smoking chips, charcoal, smoker pellets, lump charcoal and charcoal briquettes. We also carry side burners, grill grates and grilling pellets for your grills and outdoor cooking needs.
The next time you’re ready for some outdoor cooking, take a look at our grills and smokers. We have everything you need to make your outdoor cooking, backyard barbecue or tailgate a success.