It might only be January, but once the holidays are over it’s hard to think about anything other than the weather getting warmer and springtime barbeque season arriving! If you love to cook in the great outdoors for your family and friends, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting a new barbeque for your backyard. There are a number of things that you’ll need to consider in order to find a grill that’s right for you, but thankfully the team here at Kern Turf Supply, Inc. is here to help.

How to Find the Right Grill for Your Yard

Determine what kind of fuel you want to use.

You have lots of options here, so take time to do your research first. Your options will include:

  • Charcoal
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Wood Pellet

Which one is best? It’s tough to say. Some people prefer the flavor of charcoal, while others prefer to use gas because it doesn’t alter the taste of what you are grilling at all. Others swear by the convenience of an electric grill, and others love the flavor and smell of a wood pellet. So it really comes down to personal preference!

Decide how much space you need for cooking.

Grills come in all shapes and sizes. It can be tempting to just pick the biggest grill that you can afford, but the truth is this can make your grilling experience less fun (and less delicious). Grills that are bigger than you need can be more expensive to operate and give you way more power than you actually need to grill up a couple steaks. Think about how much cooking space you are going to need to create the average meal. For instance, if you are normally just cooking for two, you are going to need less grill space than you’d need if you are routinely grilling for five or more.

Think about what features are important to you.

There are endless features when it comes to grills, so you’ll think about what really matters to you and what you can live without. For instance, do you really want a warming rack to keep your veggies warm? Or is a rotisserie a must because you love to roast up whole chickens? Think about how you’ll be using the grill, too, and look for features that make cooking more convenient. These features might include shelving, side burners, and even lighting. Keep in mind that the more features a grill has, the more you are likely to pay for it, but sometimes the convenience (or the coolness factor) is well worth the price.

Set a budget before you go shopping.

You can spend $50 on a grill and you can spend $5,000 on a grill. That’s why it’s so important to set a budget before you walk out the door to go shopping. Think about how much you want to spend on the grill with the features that you want. Once you’ve set the budget, stick to it. It’s easy to get dazzled by a grill that has every bell and whistle possible, but you might not end up using them all and spending way too much money in the meantime. So walk in the door to a store knowing how much you want to spend and only look at grills within your price range.

Shop with a trusted retailer.

Finally, make sure you buy a grill from a retailer you can trust. These retailers should offer high-quality grills at competitive prices that come with warranties. Working with a retailer with a great reputation gives you a couple advantages:

  • They are going to sell grills they believe in. They want you to love the grill that they buy, so they are going to ensure you walk away with a grill you are bragging about to your friends and family.
  • They will help you decide on which grill is right. Even when you know what you want, you’ll have a lot of grill options to choose from. A good retailer will have a team who can help you find the right grill among all of those choices.

Ready to Start Shopping for Your New Barbeque?

Kern Turf Supply has what you need! Along with all of your other backyard needs, we have a comprehensive selection of barbeques from popular brands like Bull and EVO. These two brands offer gas, charcoal, and all of the features you could possibly want at a great price. We’ll help you narrow down the choices to find a BBQ that you can’t wait to use. Why wait for warmer weather? A great grill can be used rain or shine! Start shopping for a new grill today by stopping by our Bakersfield showroom. Have questions about grills before you come in to see us? Just give us a call at 661-664-5200 and our team will answer any questions you might have. We’re looking forward to helping you find a great new BBQ for all your grilling adventures!