May is National Barbecue month in Canada, the perfect time for grillers to visit their local specialty retailer to stock up on accessories and patio supplies, and to check out the latest in new grills.

While many of us grill all year long, it can become our primary way of cooking during the warmer months. Whether you’re replacing an old grill or looking to try something new, making the right choice will give you years of enjoyment in your backyard and at the table.

With many types of grills in all forms, sizes, and prices adorning a retailer’s showroom floor, which is the right one for you? Here’s a quick guide.

  1. Gas: For people who want convenience. Just like your kitchen stove, it can be ready to cook in 10 minutes, and it’s easy to regulate cooking temps.
  2. Charcoal: For those who love being hands-on with the nuances of outdoor grilling. Some say charcoal provides the best flavour experience. Good for low and slow cooking AND high heat searing.
  3. Pellet: For people who want the most flavour. Wood pellet grills are among the most energy efficient and burn clean. With pellets coming in hickory, mesquite, and oak varieties, you, your friends, and your family can enjoy a truly flavourful cooking experience.
  4. Electric: For people who love simplicity. Electric grills are designed to produce constant heat and operate without an open flame. Ideal for apartment or condo dwellers since they don’t require charcoal or propane.
  5. Kamado: For people who love cooking of all styles and seasons. Kamado Grills’ excellent insulation is ideal for both grilling and smoking. They can use wood and charcoal and are ideal for roasting and baking.

Happy grilling!


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