Grill Grate Material
Grill grates come in many varieties, but the most common ones that come with gas grills are porcelain-coated grates or stainless steel grill grates. Porcelain-coated grates hold heat better, and stainless steel grill grates are more durable and corrosion-resistant.
Read this article if you want to know more about different types of grill grates.
Some gas grills come with a griddle instead of a grill grate. Some griddle plates make up the entity of the cooking surface while others cover the cooking area partially.
A grill griddle is beneficial if you want to prevent flare-ups and minimize cleaning since it doesn’t allow any grease and food drippings to fall through. The only downside to a grill graduate is that you won’t be able to achieve a pronounced smokey flavor as with grill grates.
Number of Burners
As a rule of thumb, the more burners you have the better. Small-sized grills should have at least two burners while 3-4 burgers are common in larger grills.
More burners help you get even heat across the grill. If you opt in for a large grill, having more burners allows you to set up two-heating zones and indirectly cook your meat.
Flavorizer Bars (aka Vaporizer Bars)
If you want to enjoy the benefits of the girdle without sacrificing the smokey flavor, Flavorizer bars are your best bet!
Flavorizer bars are L-shaped bars that are placed above the burners to minimize the flare-ups and make the cleaning process a lot easier. Since Flavorizer bars are close to the burner tubes, they become very hot and vaporize any food drippings that fall on them. This produces smoke and adds a chargrilled taste to the food.
Read this article to learn more about Flavorizer bars.