A popular feature to look out for when you are shopping for a grill is a built-in thermometer. Technically, the difference between “grilling” and “BBQ-ing” is whether you close the hood of your appliance while cooking. Grilling is when you leave the lid up. For moist and tender BBQ results, you want to keep the hood closed but this technique makes it very difficult to check on your progress when you cannot see the food. Plus, precious heat will escape every time you have a peep. Look for models with something like the Coyote’s integrated thermometer. It easily lets you monitor the temperature. A warming rack is a handy additional feature that will help you keep everything piping hot, if you are cooking in batches. Usually more common in high-end models, a warming rack really completes the “outdoor kitchen” functionality of your grill set-up. The Coyote has a removable warming rack, which will keep food heated until serving time.
A medium-to-large grilling area, such as 490-square inches can handle 25 burgers at the same time (but you will be busy flipping!) If you are a homeowner or have access to a larger space, the C2C36 LP/NG is a 36-inch grill with four burners. Its performance-enhancing heat control grids minimize flare-ups while distributing the heat evenly across the 875 square inch cooking area. This is great if you are doing sides on the grill (like onion rings) at the same time as your meat or main course.
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