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    Everything You Need for a Perfect Portable BBQ

    Everything You Need for a Perfect Portable BBQ

    Written by guest blogger Sarah Duke from the Grill Guru

    Steak on a portable barbecue grill.

    If you have an active social life, you should get a portable barbecue. There are dozens of ways that you will be able to use it. You can use it to host parties almost anywhere. You'll be able to take the family to the park or have dinner on the beach. A portable grill can also come in useful when you are planning a camping trip. But how can you find the perfect portable barbecue for your family? Here are some of the things you should be looking for.

    Weight and Shape

    So, you'll need your portable grill to be... well... portable.  How easy it will be to move about will usually depend on two factors. The size and weight. Obviously, you don’t want to be lugging around a 700-pound grill. Often, portable barbecues will have wheels to make them easier to move around. As long as you can lift them into the car, you should be fine.

    When it comes to the shape of the grill, this will often depend on your cooking style. Some people will prefer a rectangular grill plate. Others will want a circular one. This will also be influenced by the number of people that you are cooking for. The key is to be able to get one that will be able to fit neatly in the back of the car. It can also help if there are handles for you to grip onto. This will make it a lot easier to move around.

    Ease of Use

    Another thing you'll need to consider is how easy it will be to use your grill. When you arrive, will you need to set it up and fold it out? Or do you just need to take the lid off and start cooking? You'll also want to consider how easy it will be to keep it clean. The easier it is to keep the grill clean, the more time you will have to spend with your friends and family.

    Chicken on a portable barbecue grill.

    Fuel Source

    The next thing that you need to consider is the fuel source. The ideal one for you will depend on the type of foods you plan on cooking and the flavors you want to create. For a portable grill, you'll often have a few options. You can either use gas or charcoal. They both have pros and cons.

    Gas is the most convenient option. Once you attach the bottle to the grill, you'll be able to start cooking. After the bottle is finished, you'll be able to refill it. It's also a lot easier to set and control the temperature of a gas grill. However, the downside is the flavor. Many grilling experts agree that gas won't produce the same delicious taste as charcoal.

    Though charcoal might be more flavorful, you might need to put in a little extra work. The good news is that this doesn't need to be a complex process. Once you have started a charcoal fire, it should be able to last for a long time. This will allow you to relax with your friends and family, as you wait for the meat to become tender. For an even more relaxing time, use a Bluetooth meat thermometer. It will send you an alert when the food is ready. . If you want to learn more about the benefits of this type of cooking and get more tips on finding the right barbecue, check out this guide to portable charcoal grills.

    Ultimate portable grill being used in the park.

    Tarantin sells the ultimate in portable charcoal (see above) grilling with the Ultimate Portable Grill. It cooks using charcoal, a fan is used to heat the coals quickly, and best of all, it’s smokeless!

    Don't Forget the Accessories

    Once you've found the ideal grill, it's time to turn your attention to getting the perfect accessories. There are lots of awesome things to use with your grill. For example, a lighter can be very useful. Tarantin Industries sells a refillable lighter and the butane to refill it.

    You'll also need to make sure that you have the right cooking equipment. At the very least, you'll need to get a meat thermometer. Measuring the internal temperature is the best way to tell whether or not your food is cooked properly. You'll also need a brush to scrub the grill when you are finished. This will make cleaning a lot easier.

    Shish kabob on a grill.

    Conclusion

    A portable grill is one of the most versatile cooking you will own. You'll be able to take it camping or use it for a backyard party. When you're finished, it will be easy to clean and store. Though there are plenty of options on the market, it shouldn't be hard to find your perfect portable barbecue. Hopefully, these tips will make it easier for you to narrow down the options.


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