Thursday, August 24, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Great Deals On BBQ Grills In San Diego!
As Memorial Day approaches, many shoppers will consider buying a grill. After all, the holiday is the unofficial start to outdoor entertaining season! But as we’ve noted, many times over, now is not the best time to buy a grill. But when is a good time to buy a grill, you may ask. How long will you have to wait?
Patience Will Yield the Best Prices
In general, our research has shown that discounts are the steepest in August and September. This follows the overall thrust of seasonal cycles in general; as the season draws to a close, stores will put associated items on sale, reaching clearance-level pricing the longer you wait.
To illustrate this trend, we took a look at two specific grill types — a Kenmore 4-burner gas grill, and a Char-Broil 2-burner gas grill — over the course of the 2014 summer season, to see how this pricing cycle plays out. Check more here.
Looking for a new grill at a great price? If so, here are some points that you may want to consider before you buy.
The Best Time to Buy
Sometimes patience prevails, especially when it comes to finding a great price on a grill. For many of us, the realization that it is time to buy a new grill happens around early spring and into the summer. This is also the time that the sales on grills peak, as do the prices.
Waiting until the end of the summer season to purchase a new grill almost always results in significant savings of 40 to 70 percent off.
One reason the prices on grills drop significantly in late August and September is that retailers often use the same selling space for holiday merchandise which starts arriving in stores as early as July. So a good rule of thumb is to keep an eye out for artificial Christmas trees in the stores, and then start shopping for a new grill. See more here.
BBQ grills are constructed using top quality 304 stainless steel, making each model highly resistant to corrosion and the harsh effects of continued exposure to the elements.
Make sure you decide what features are most important to you, and how much you’re willing to spend. One factor that’s constantly overlooked is grill performance, so steer clear of models that boast lots of features, but don’t have the quality to pull them off.
Once you’ve figured out type and price, it’s time to assess the key components of every grill:
- Cooking System: The core of any good grill is the cooking system. A well-made charcoal grill will contain a sturdy, heavy-duty, plated steel cooking grate and a charcoal grate to place the fuel on. A lid with air vents should top things off. For a free-standing, non-portable gas grill, you should look for models that have two or more separate burners (not just control knobs), which allow for greater heat control. Smaller, portable and electric models may have fewer burners but should still have solutions for heat control and emit even, consistent heat.
- Construction: A quick way to test construction is with a simple shake. A good quality grill will feel solid and sturdy when you shake it. A poorly made grill will wiggle unevenly and may sound loose or flimsy. If a grill isn’t solid on the sales floor, chances are it will fall apart rather quickly on your patio or deck. Read full article here.
BBQ Grills Are Great For Entertaining Your Guests
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Monday, July 31, 2017
BBQ Smoker In San Diego!
Although we’ve compiled some great tips on how to succeed in kettle smoking, after using my grill for years to smoke meat low-and-slow, I have to say that it wasn’t until I graduated to a smoker that I started creating truly worthy barbecue.
So what’s the difference, and why do you need a smoker?Here’s a breakdown between two racks of baby back ribs, one done on the smoker, one on the grill, on the same day, using the same recipe.
The one source of frustration for me when smoking on a kettle is temperature control. A kettle grill needs constant hand-holding, with checks on the temperature almost every 15 minutes to make sure the fire is still burning and running low. In my early, naive years, I was in awe of the pitmasters who could reign in a consistent temperature, showing a true skill in the art of being master of the flames. Read more here.
Key things to consider:
1. What is my budget?
Smokers are priced anywhere from $50 El-Cheap-O models all the way up to custom jobs that can cost well over $10K.
You have to decide how much money you are willing to invest. Starting out I would recommend a smaller, easy to operate smoker such as the Weber Smokey Mountain. These smokers are great for the beginner pit master.
They hold temperature very well and have enough room to cook Large cuts of meat. Lots of Competition teams use multiple WSM’s (Weber Smokey Mountain’s) to compete on the KCBS Bbq Circuit.
2. What quantity of meat am I cooking?
Whether you’re cooking a Boston Butt or case of Baby Back Ribs, you want to have the adequate smoker for the job. If you only cook at home for family and friends, you won’t need an expensive Competition smoker; but if you plan competiting in a bbq contest, you will need a smoker that can handle multiple large cuts of meat. See more here.
A grill and a BBQ smoker can both be welcome additions to your outdoor kitchen, but if you can only choose one, consider a high-quality grill and add a smoker tube so that you have the best of both worlds.
So, naturally, we thought Martin himself would be just the guy to give us a beginner’s lesson. (Coming soon: advanced smoking!) In his book, a rack of ribs is 101-level smoking; but if you master it, you can smoke anything—even on your backyard Weber. Here’s how:
1. Slow and Steady, All Day Long
“I know it’s a cliché, but barbecue is something you have to have to be patient with and have fun with,” says Martin. “This is going to take awhile. You need to set aside the day. To me, understanding these things are the first steps to barbecuing.”
2. Get the Right Ribs
“Once upon a time, Chili’s told us that we should love baby backs,” Martin says, referencing that earworm of a jingle. “They’re like filet mignon: Everyone thinks it’s the best cut. But in reality, it’s tasteless. Frankly, baby backs are no more tender than spare ribs, and spare ribs have far more flavor. Check full article here.
BBQ smoker can be used all year round!
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Electric Barbecue Grills Is Wonderful In San Diego!
The difference between the traditional kind of grills and the electric bbq grills is that you can control the temperatures in the electric grills.
Every home needs a grill. There are many options out there depending on the space you have and the type of grill you’re looking for. Our favorite type of grill is an electric grill. Benefits of electric grills include:
- Quickly reaches temperatures to sear or grill
- Safe to use inside (need venting hood) or out- can be used in small spaces and on apartment or condo balconies!
- Portable and lightweight- great for tailgating, camping, and more!
- Cleaner grilling- no smoke or char
- Easy to clean
- Save money- no propane tanks to replace
- Make restaurant quality food with the dual sear and grill feature
- Price- much more affordable than similar quality gas grills
The Legacy 2 Electric Cook Number™ Grill can sear, roast and even comes with the patented Cook Number System™, taking the guess work out of grilling. It is compact in size, perfect for smaller balconies, and can also be used traveling with an RV, camping, tailgating, and more! Read more here.
Electric BBQ grills are easily controlled (just turn the dial) and more or less instant, just flick the switch and you’re ready to cook. They’re also the perfect for anyone who wants to grill outdoors in a restricted area – maybe on a balcony outside your apartment or at a camp-ground where naked fires are forbidden.
Clearly electricity as a power source does have its restrictions in that you need a ready supply of electricity so not a problem when at home or on a designated camp-ground but more problematic maybe when ‘out on the open road’. On most electric BBQ grills (Holland is the exception) you are cooking directly on a heating element and the advantage here is that you have an even spread of heat so everything cooks at the same rate.
The downside however is that the heat produced isn’t as powerful as the alternative afforded by gas or charcoal grills. This make searing steaks problematic but for most other cooking you can overcome this by allowing a little extra time when cooking. See more here.
Electric grills use a hot coil for heat. Often made from an alloy of nickel and chromium called nichrome, when a current is passed through it the nichrome resist the flow, gets hot, and glows.
If I look hard, I suppose I can find some redeeming features. Before you buy be sure to read my article: How to Buy a Grill for tips on thinks to consider when buying any grill.
Easy start. Throw the switch and electric grills are up to temperature in five minutes or so.
Temperature control. Just turn the dial. Alas, they rarely get above 400°F, so don’t expect to do steakhouse steaks with a rich dark sear. And electrics with actual thermostats with temperature settings cost more.
Timer. Some have timers. Handy if you don’t have a kitchen timer.
Price. Most are well under $200
Size. They are small so they fit on tiny balconies and porches. Now if you live in an apartment or condo and that’s all they’ll let you have, then so be it. But I see no advantage in an electric grill on the balcony when you can get the same results with a George Foreman grill on the counter — other than it saves space in the kitchen. Check full article here.
Electric Barbecue Grills Is Really Incredible
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
A Gas Grill Kitchen In San Diego!
The landscape of the American backyard has transformed over the years, and now more than ever, the popularity of the “outdoor kitchen” is on the rise. Rather than having a free-standing grill, many people prefer to build them into a structure.
So, can a Weber grill be built into a structure?
The answer is some Weber grills can, and some cannot. We make two models that are designed to be built-in.
Both of these models are available in propane or natural gas versions, and are meant to be used exclusively in built-in structures. The island structures in the photos are not included, and meant for visualization purposes only.
So, why shouldn’t other Weber grills be built-in?
The answer is because special designing and testing go into making it possible for a grill to built-in, and there are ventilation concerns that need to be considered. Read more here.
The backyard barbecue is an essential part of the American landscape. And though you may take great care in selecting and preparing the foods you serve, the success of your meal often comes down to the quality of your gas grill.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned grill master looking to replace your current grill, there’s a gas grill to fit every cooking style and budget: from portable models you can take camping to larger grills designed to feed the extended family. The former can be inexpensive, but the latter can cost more than $3,000—no small investment
Recipe for Safety
Many construction considerations also address safety concerns. Again, grill stability is important because it can prevent tipping. Avoid grills with sharp metal corners and edges. Test the handle: Your knuckles or fingers shouldn’t be too close to the hot lid. And though some flame flare is normal, the greater the distance between the grates and burners or flavorizer bars, the fewer the sustained flare-ups.
A basic grill is fine for cooking burgers and hot dogs, but if you also enjoy delicate fish and sizzling steaks with sear marks, look at the temperature-range scores in our ratings. See more here.
Take care of it and a Weber Gas Grill will last you for a decade and give you the versatility you want to grill most anything you can think of.
Outdoor kitchens are known for being expensive. Factor in durable, weather-resistant materials, quality appliances and electrical and plumbing installation, and you may feel like you’re tackling a full kitchen renovation.
But before you get bogged down by the costs, there are a variety of simple (and inexpensive) ways to create an outdoor entertainment center without breaking the bank.
First, consider purchasing a pre-made outdoor grill island or bar-style structure. This can help to eliminate what can be costly custom improvements like concrete countertops and stone bases. It’s also a great solution for homeowners who would like to take the grilling station with them for a future home.
Outdoor Kitchens: Gas Grills, Cook Centers, Islands and More
For some more cheap outdoor kitchen ideas, consider using salvaged materials—such as reclaimed woods or recycled materials like stones, pavers or bricks—in your project. Check full article here.
A Gas Grill Kitchen Is Perfect For Grilling
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Outdoor Kitchen Grill Islands Is The Best Choice In San Diego!
Whether you covet a grill and food-prep station on wheels or a built-in BBQ island with fridge and bar seating, don’t hit the home center before reading TOH’s expert guide to creating a first-rate backyard cook spot
Zero in On the Type That’s Right
Movable A smart choice for small spaces that multitask—as cookout central one day and a garden hub the next. Start with a portable charcoal or gas grill fitted with heavy cast-iron or stainless-steel grates and an easy-to-clean grease trap. For storage and counter space, add a rolling cart with shelves. To avoid serving burgers tartare, buy a clip-on grill light.
Cost: $300 to $3,000
Prefab An all-in-one option for folks with more square footage and cash to spend. The basic setup (shown) typically includes a stucco-clad 5-foot island with tile counter, drop-in gas grill, and access doors for a propane tank. Extras, including granite counters, a refrigerator, and LED lighting, are ordered a la carte. DIYers can get cooking with a prefab island on delivery day. See more here.
What Is A BBQ Island?
Constructed out of modular steel it is effectively an outdoor work top similar to what you have in your kitchen. Imagine your fitted kitchen with a granite worktop, built in oven and hob, sink and drawer units, well take that and drop it outside as a free standing unit on your patio and I hope that you’ve got the idea. It’s a barbecue grill of course, not an oven and hob but the rest is pretty similar.
With modern outdoor kitchen barbecue islands you can really go as far as you like. From a humble worktop with built in BBQ right up to those with built in sinks, ice boxes cupboards and drawers and when you’ve got some patio furniture too you almost have an extra room in the house. In fact I read somewhere that after the kitchen and bathroom, the room where the average American family spend most money is the outdoor kitchen!
BBQ Islands are really popular in America and the trend is now coming across to Europe. I’ll be doing an extension to my house next year and part of the plan will be to develop my outdoor kitchen so as I do my research there’ll be more information coming in this section of my site. Check more here.
Outdoor kitchens and BBQ grill islands will require assembly; how much assembly depends on the number of accessory pieces included with the item.
A prefabricated barbecue grill island is a large stationary structure that has space for a gas grill and sink and comes with plenty of counter space .With Apart from the basic grill and sink model these prefab islands now come in a host of different configurations and can house cabinets, refrigerators, dishwashers, warming drawers, storage drawers, outdoor bars and hold on even plasma screens.
Building an outdoor kitchen is the dream of every cooking enthusiast. However you need not get into the hassles of pluming and masonry. Just order an outdoor kitchen island, choose the location to install, plug in the gas and water lines and voila you are ready for the steaks and burgers!
These islands are almost completely customizable. You choose the enclosure you want and then pick out the charcoal or gas grill and whatever other appliances and amenities you might want. Read full article here.