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How to Choose a BBQ Grill

Jun 16th 2020

How to a Choose BBQ Grill

Northline Express offers a simple variety of Charcoal Grills, Gas Grills and Infrared Grills with all the options you can possibly imagine! Make the purchase of your new grill quick and easy by using our BBQ grill guide below.

Charcoal Grills

Charcoal grills are the best choice if you’re looking for that great smoky flavor. Using charcoal allows you to cook with a white hot heat which is perfect for searing and cooking meats properly like a pro! It is said that cooking with charcoal can retain more nutrition in your food verses cooking on a gas grill.

The grill purists say the best smoky taste comes from charcoal grills. That is a matter of opinion - or heated debate. One thing is for sure about today's charcoal grills: these aren't like your grandfather's grill. Historically, the charcoal grill meant almost an hour of prep time before the first steak could hit the grill. Today's models cut this time significantly. Most are less than 30 minutes. Some even march triple-time and are ready in less than 10 minutes.

Charcoal Grills Price Portable Cooking Area
Primo $$$ Yes 360-680 sq in
Kettle $ Yes 375 sq in
Smokey Mountain Grill $ Yes 733 sq in
IG Charcoal Grill $ Yes 511.5 sq in

Primo Grills

Primo Charcoal Grills are available in a variety of designs to meet your cooking needs! The Primo Grill can stand on its own, be placed on a counter or in a built-in outdoor kitchen. Northline Express offers all of the sizes and accessories you need to complete your Primo Grill.

This grill can smoke, roast, grill or bake any food and has an impressive capacity. Even the smallest Primo Grill can house 8-15 steaks! There are 4 models available, which are the XL 400, Large 300, Junior 200, and Kamado All-In-One. See the chart below to compare models:

Primo Grills

Primo Model Cooking Area Rack System Total Cooking Area Cooking Grid
XL 400 400 sq in 280 sq in 680 sq in 18.5" x 25"
Large 300 300 sq in 195 sq in 495 sq in 15" x 22"
Junior 200 210 sq in 150 sq in 360 sq in 13.5" x 18.5"
Kamado All-In-One 280 sq in NA NA 18.5" dia.

Kettle Grill with Pizza Ring

The Kettle Grill is a great option if you like to grill pizza! This grill is designed specifically to house a stainless steel ring which is used for inserting and removing the pizza stone during cooking. The stainless steel ring, pizza stone, and pizza peel are all included in this grill at a low price. With a total cooking area of 375 sq in, temperature gauge, storage self, removable ash drawer and the pizza grilling accessories you can’t go wrong with cooking on a Kettle Grill!

Kettle Grill with Pizza Ring

Smokey Mountain Charcoal Grill with offset Smoker Box

The Smokey Mountain Charcoal Grill provides a large cooking area of 733 sq in to host all of your BBQ needs. You also get an additional cooking space from the attached smoker box! You can grill and smoke your favorite dishes all at once and tend your charcoal easily by removing the front panel.

Another feature is having greater control over the temperature by adjusting the charcoal bed up and down with the crank handle in the front. Clean up is a breeze with a removable ash drawer and you can wheel your Smokey Mountain Charcoal Grill anywhere with ease! This grill also provides a large shelf at the bottom for storage to house all of your bbq tools and accessories.

Smokey Mountain Charcoal Grill with offset Smoker Box

IG Charcoal BBQ Grill

The IG Charcoal Grill is a stainless steel option with plenty of cooking space. With a total of 511.5 sq in, you can cook for the whole family and multiple dishes as once. There’s also plenty of space to prep all of your food with the 2 fold down side trays. The cooking grid in the grill is also adjustable for use with direct and indirect heat.

Heavy duty wheels allow you to push this grill anywhere at your event or in your home. The IG Charcoal Grill is also easy to assemble and disassemble to become portable. The slide out ash tray also makes clean up very easy and convenient. This grill offers a lot of versatility at a great price!

Gas Grills

A Gas Grill will be your top choice if you’re looking for convenience and total control. If you are pressed for time the gas grill is the one to get the job done. It can heat up very quickly and you’ll be ready to start grilling within minutes. You also have better control over your temperatures and easy clean up!

Gas grills include the propane variety that uses LP tanks - as well as built-in grills with natural gas hookups. The most common on the market come with many options and configurations. Overall, LP gas tanks are readily available. But one clear benefit of a fixed grill is the option of connecting to a natural gas line.

Kenmore Grills

Get your grill on with a Kenmore Grill! Each model is made for premium cooking and ease of ignition with their electronic ignition system. A temperature gauge on the outside also allows you have accurate control over the heat. Constructed from steel, these gas grills were made to last for years. The firebox of each grilled is porcelain lined and the outside has a powder coat finish to insure lasting looks. The knobs on each grill are also chrome plated. These grills are sold in a variety of styles, at Northline Express we have 3 of the most popular!

Kenmore Grills

Kenmore Model Cooking Area Total Burners BTUs
Kenmore 4 Burner Gas Grill with Searing Side Burner 621 sq in 5 52,000
Kenmore Mocha 3 Burner Pedestal Grill 522 sq in 3 30,000
Kenmore Gas Grill 4 Burner with Side Burner 644 sq in 5 53,000

Infared Grills

More than twice as hot as traditional gas grills, infrared grills use radiant heat to boost the BTUs. With cooking temperatures around 800 degree F, you can sear steaks like a high-end steakhouse. Above the gas burner, a radiant plate deploys the heat while keeping the food moist. Here at Northline Express we offer a line of Solaire Infrared Grills.

Solaire Grills

These grills will be your top choice if you’re looking for a grill that can cook quick and is portable. Whether you’re in your boat, RV or tailgating, the Solaire Grill is an absolutely must! Solaire Grills can be set on any surface as they have adjustable leveling feet or you can purchase the compatible tripod stand.

Get the great flavor of an intensely-hot charcoal fire with the control, convenience, and consistency of gas! These grills heat up in just three minutes and cooks food to perfection in half the time of more traditional units! It operates on a simple one pound cylinder and can be connected to a standard 20 lb cylinder with a propane tank adapter (sold separately). When you’re done cooking, simply disconnect the cylinder and the grill is cooled down enough to travel within 15 minutes. The front locking lid latches will secure your Solaire Grill for travel.

Solaire Grills
Solaire Model Cooking Area Size Price
Solaire Anywhere Infrared Grill Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel 155 sq in 21”w x 12”h x 13”d $$
Solaire Anywhere Infrared Grill 304 Stainless Steel 155 sq in 21”w x 12”h x 13”d $$
Solaire Anywhere Infrared Grill 304 Stainless Steel 155 sq in 21”w x 9”h x 13”d $

Whether you're a grill master or beginner, Northline Express has the BBQ Grill of your dreams! Visit our BBQ Grill section to view everything we have to offer here! We also offer a variety of accessories to add to your existing grill. For the lastest coupons and deals, sign up for our email on our Discount Page Here. Happy Grilling from the team at Northline Express!

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