Built-In Stainless Steel Barbeque GrillsSelecting a built-in grill for an outdoor kitchen
Whether you’re a fan of charcoal or gas, find the perfect grill for your next outdoor gathering.
A built-in grill is the most important appliance in an outdoor kitchen. Grills for an outdoor kitchen are referred to as either built-in or drop-in models, because they are fixed to the kitchen structure. Your barbeque grill will get a lot of use and therefore will need to be top quality. A stainless steel grill is an excellent choice because it will weather well outdoors.
A gas grill is the most convenient and easy to use fuel option. However, if you're a charcoal fan, Hasty-Bake offers excellent built-in charcoal grills. You may want to consider a hybrid grill, which allows the cook to utilize any combination of charcoal, wood and gas. Hybrid grills are like having a grill, smoker, and pizza oven all in one unit.
Built-in grills come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 27 inches across to 54 inches across. When selecting a grill, look into square inches of cooking surface—be sure to find out if this measurement includes the warming rack. Between 400 and 600 square inches should suffice for your family cooking needs, but you can get a grill with up to 1100 square inches if you plan to entertain groups frequently.
For a more economical option, try Bull Outdoor Products, with built-ins starting at $882, or Cal Flame, with built-ins starting at $784. Drop-in grills in this price range are often sold at warehouse stores like Costco.
A rotisserie is a must for any grill station. It's especially helpful when you're hosting company. Who wants to be a slave to the grill when you'd rather be spending time with friends? Once you actually start cooking, the rotisserie does the work and requires very little supervision.
- Garden Artisan Scott Cohen, The Green Scene