With all the options available on the market today, first time grill buyers often get confused and don’t know what to buy. To help you get started, here are a few tips for getting a grill in Singapore.
First and foremost, you have to decide whether you want a charcoal or gas BBQ. It is generally accepted by BBQ enthusiasts that meat cooked with charcoal BBQs taste better. However, it also takes a longer time to prepare the coal and to clean the grill as opposed to the convenience of a gas BBQ. Nonetheless, the flavor of met, both from cooking with coal or gas, can easily be enhanced with the addition of wood chips.
For those of you staying in condominiums, the next thing you want to consider is your management’s rules. A few condominiums in Singapore do not permit the use of charcoal BBQs, being concerned with fire safety and the smoke produced during cooking. Please do check with your building management before ordering a new BBQ grill set.
Next, whether you are buying a charcoal or gas BBQ set, it is advisable to go for an established brand with a long history and warranty period. Try to look for BBQs that are easier to assemble and have more welded parts. They are generally sturdier and durable compared to those with parts assembled using screws, bolts and nuts.
Finally, before buying any new BBQ grill, it would be good to search around and see what others have said. This is especially true in Singapore, where our humid climate makes things wear out much faster. We hope all BBQ lovers can continue to send in their personal BBQ photos, experiences and reviews to share them with friends and fellow BBQ lovers!
In short here are the things you should look out for in your first bbq:
- Brand name – make sure it is a reliable brand with a good reputation for quality
- Decide if a charcoal or gas grill best serves your need.
- Enquire keenly on its make; sturdiness, metal grade and overall durability
- Decide if you like stainless steel or cast iron for grates
- Warranty coverage
- Resistance to humidity