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What Should You Look for When Buying Charcoal Grills?

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If you’re only planning to dabble in grilling, the build quality won’t make much difference. However, you can’t afford to overlook it if you plan to do some serious grilling.

Grill Body Material 

Whether a grill can withstand intense heat and weather conditions is determined by the grill material. Grills are made from different materials, including cast iron, steel, and ceramic. 

Regular steel grill bodies are inexpensive and hold heat well, depending on the thickness of the material. However, since they aren’t stainless steel, they are prone to corrosion and need to be cleaned and maintained often. To increase grill life, these grills are usually coated with a corrosion-resistant coating, and these grills can last you a long time if you know the right way to clean your grill.  

Stainless steel grills can’t hold heat as good as a coated metal grill, but they are much more durable and resilient. When stainless steel is subject to smoke and high temperatures, it becomes discolored, but this doesn’t affect its performance. If you want a long-lasting, high-performance grill, you should consider stainless steel.

Ceramic grill bodies are a great choice of grill material. They are the best at holding heat, and they are not prone to corrosion either. The downsides of a ceramic grill are that they take longer to heat up, aren’t available in large sizes, and are often expensive. 

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