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Our Top Considerations for Choosing the Right Weber BBQ for Your Summer Grilling

Weber BBQs offer a wide selection of charcoal and gas BBQs with different sizes, grills, and accessories. With so many options available, choosing one can be intimidating. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few guidelines to narrow down your choice.


Gas or Charcoal?

Charcoal has the following advantages:

  • It can reach a significantly higher temperature than gas
  • It produces a smoky flavour on your meat
  • It’s less costly when compared to gas BBQs

However, the cons include:

  • Charcoal takes longer to fire up than gas BBQs
  • It’s harder to clean compared to gas

Meanwhile, gas has the following pros when considering the right BBQ:

  • Lower carbon footprint, making it more environmentally friendly
  • Faster to start up
  • Easier to control the temperature
  • The ability to grill different foods without worrying about the smoky flavour ruining meals – like vegetables

Its disadvantages include:

  • Harder to assemble
  • There are some safety risks associated with using gas
  • Dangerous to carry around

How much are you willing to pay?

Weber BBQs are a heritage brand, servicing cooking needs for over 50 years. With such a wide range of styles, you’ll find something within your price range, from as low as $100 to $5000.

Cheaper grills tend to have only utility functions, while the more expensive styles come with various bells and whistles. For example, a pricier BBQ may include add-on features such as inbuilt thermometers, shelves, counter space, stylish colours, or reinforced handles. Choose a price that’s comfortable for your budget.

How often do you use the BBQ?

If you BBQ meat or veggies regularly, you require one that’s easy to fire up and clean. The Weber Q Gas BBQs are a great option, as they come with easy-start ignitions and are simple to clean.

If you use the BBQ mostly on weekends and holidays, consider bulkier options such as the Summit Charcoal or Smokey Mountain series that use charcoal briquettes. Both options have drip trays and ash catchers with easier single-touch cleaning options, which provide more convenience than other charcoal options.           

How many people will you be serving?

A smaller cooker will work just fine if you grill mostly for yourself or your family. However, the more you entertain, the bigger the cooking component of the grill needs to be. Depending on how big your crowds can get, you may need five burners or more.

What kind of accessories do you need?

Choose different accessories depending on your needs; for instance, working spaces and a lid are great for aesthetics and making your work easier.

You can also purchase accessories that level up your grilling game. The Weber iGrill 3 comes with a smart function that allows you to watch the food’s internal temperature on the app. You can also set a timer and control the grill’s temperature via remote control.

Bottom line; your choice of BBQ ultimately depends on your needs, so make a checklist based on these questions and choose the best one from the range of top-of-the-line Weber BBQs. Contact Home Heat & BBQ for more assistance in finding the right BBQ for your needs.

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