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Tips For Buying A Luxury High-End BBQ in Toronto

There is nothing more fun than having a BBQ with your friends and family on a hot summer’s day, especially in the hot and humid weather that Toronto always seems to get. Great food is at the core of a good time and if you love to eat, then you probably enjoy making and eating BBQ. However, there is an art to making barbecue and the truth is, the quality of your barbecue would depend on the grill that you buy.  Whether it’s a budget ‘big box’ store grill or a high-end grill, this article will cover some of the best tips and guidelines to help you buy an amazing grill that will serve you well for many years to come.

Types of BBQ Grills

There are many different types of grills and they all come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and price ranges. The first thing you need to decide on is the size of grill that you need. Do note that the larger the grill, the more expensive it will be. When you are looking at the size of the grill, you should look at the square inches of cooking space available. Many manufacturers include the warming rack in this measurement, but you should be mainly concerned about the cooking area of the main grill.

Now, you need to consider how much food you will need to grill on a regular basis when choosing a specific sized grill. After all, you don’t want to overcrowd the grill and there should be at least a half inch between the different items on your grill. You should ask yourself how many people you will normally be cooking for and don’t forget to consider celebrations such as Canada Day and other events.  Even the 4th of July across the border since Toronto is so close by to the USA it’s easy to search out fun events happening just south of the border.

Price Ranges of Grills

Next, you will have to consider the price of the grill and what you can afford. You can get grills for as cheap as $100 and as expensive as $5,000+. If you’re more budget conscious, then you can get a decent charcoal grill for as little as $300 and the more high end charcoal grills will cost about $2,000. Gas grills are another option and affordable units usually cost between $200 – $400. It should be noted that the quality of the grill does not always correlate to the price. There are many $400 grills that outperform and outlast ones that cost $1,000+.  For homeowners who truly want the extreme high-end grilling experience however, you’ll want to seek out a Fire Magic Grill.  They are truly the ‘top tier’ of BBQs and outdoor kitchens.  With real estate values so crazy high in Toronto, more and more homeowners are opting to renovate or add to their already beautiful homes with this type of premium grill.

When you are buying a grill, you should also purchase thermometers and a cover. The dials that are available on most grills are generally useless and it is advisable that you buy a good digital probe that is accurate and will allow you to properly cook your meat at the right temperatures.

Choosing The Best Quality Gas Grill:

Grill Features to Take Into Consideration

Other factors that you will have to consider when buying a BBQ grill include the head space, fuel, temperature control, type of burners, materials, durability etc. You should always check to ensure that there are at least 12 inches of space from the actual cooking space to the top of the lid when closed. This will ensure that you can comfortably barbecue any type of meat from slabs of steak to a whole turkey.

The quality of the actual grill is also of utmost importance and the best grills are made from powder coated steel, cast iron, cast aluminum, stainless steel etc. It is better to choose a grill that is made from heavy steel as oppose to ones made from cast aluminum or thin steel since these are able to hold and distribute heat better, allowing you to cook more delicious BBQ.

Final Thoughts To Keep In Mind When Searching For Your Ideal Grill

In closing, when it comes to buying a high end BBQ, you need to pay attention to all of the factors above. They will certainly help you to find a great BBQ grill that will be the star attraction of all your parties and gatherings.

In the Toronto, Ontario region check out the Fire Magic Grills Toronto showroom which is a great place to see high-end grills on display and truly understand what makes these so special.  Find out more at, or see them on the map below.