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What to Look For When Shopping For Contact Grills
There are many new advances in technology that have made grilling on the grill easier and faster than ever before. Whether you prefer charcoal, gas or electric, you can now purchase a grill that fits your cooking style and makes grilling at home a breeze. From portable units to stationary grills, there is a model for almost every type of lifestyle.
One of the most popular types of grills today is the stainless steel grill. With a sturdy construction, they offer a smooth surface for easy cleaning and an intense heat range. Stainless steel models include a touch-free adjustable cooking control, a slide in drip tray for easy cleaning, and a non-stick coating to allow for easy preparation time. One-touch menus add another convenient feature to contact grills. Whether you want to grill, broil, or sear, the one-touch buttons will dial it all up and down, giving you the control you need.
If you want something that's easy to clean and doesn't take up a lot of counter space, you should look into the grill that features a slide in drip tray. These handy products help eliminate splatters from food when cooking and keep your counter top clear. The top 5 best contact grills are the Brinkmann Contact Barbecue, Black & Decker Contact Barbecue, The Woodard BBQ Grill and the Stoneware Barbeque. Each offers unique features, some slide in, some come with a handle, and all are great for even the pickiest chef. They can be used indoors or out, indoors on a gas or charcoal range, and outdoors on a propane grill or outdoor gas grill.
Another benefit to purchasing a grill with a built-in drip tray is the increased cooking space available. Whether you're grilling for one or two people, two cutlery spoons and forks are better than one, and two sets of tongs are always useful. With the wide variety of grill plates and scoop pans offered on today's market, grilling no matter what kind of food you want to prepare is made easier with an array of different accessories. Contact grills with built-in grill plates allow you to use both the hot and the cold sides of the plate simultaneously, increasing cooking time and preventing overcooking.
The wood grills with dishwasher integration are the best of the bunch. These models are usually fairly heavy duty, but they're also built to withstand frequent washings. Contact grills without dishwasher integration are often available with mesh basket styles that can hold kabobs or various types of food. With the right accessories, these models are virtually maintenance free. Your guests will never see them so much as they'll just see the beautiful outside.
Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that the dishwasher feature is optional. If you have a kitchen that offers adequate cleaning space and plenty of space to move around, then a dishwasher would be a great feature to look into. Dishwasher contact grills come with rubber drip trays for extra cleaning ease. With an integrated rack, there is also no need for extra dishwashing space.
In terms of fuel source, charcoal and gas are your two best options. Charcoal, of course, is probably going to be the most natural choice because it's been used for thousands of years. It's also the oldest type of grill you can buy, which means that it's most likely to last longer than the other types on the market. The downside is that it does require some extra attention. Use proper cleaning techniques and don't let your charcoal get too old before using it.
Gas is another great option that you should consider, particularly if you prefer the non-stick qualities of a good grill. Because a gas grill heats up quickly, you can prepare your meal without having to wait, and it's great for making grilled foods. It takes longer to heat up, but it's the quickest way to get the desired level of heat in your cooking. All in all, the best contact grills have to offer the features, convenience, durability, and variety that will allow you to cook the best meals possible.