Welcome to Grill's Zone
Not all grills are created equal, with benefits and drawbacks as well as an assortment of bells and whistles. However, a good grill for one person may not be the perfect one for you. If you're in the market for one, we have buying guides to help you navigate the world of barbecue. Be sure to browse around to get a feel of which grill would be best suited to enhance your outdoor cooking experience.
The most popular choice of many who embrace the grilling lifestyle. If you're looking to do some old-school grilling, we have some tips and picks to help you find the perfect fit.
Buying a gas grill is an investment not to be taken lightly. Check out our buying guide plus several of our favorites to find out which one best meets your needs and budget.
Enjoy outdoor cooking without worrying about the mess of charcoal or the lack of propane. Learn what features to look for and read brief intros on the current crowd favorites.
If you love charcoal grilling, you’ll absolutely adore kamado cookers. But which one should you get? Learn how to navigate around the universe of kamado lovers with our tips before you make your pick.
Pellet grills just may be the best thing to hit the BBQ world. Find out all about this innovative tool that takes outdoor cooking to new heights.
Can’t choose between two types of grills? Then you might want to check out those that incorporate the best of two worlds into one grill.
A new grill is in town and its making waves. Learn about this newest innovation and why it’s such hot idea for outdoor cooking.
Tools that will definitely raise your outdoor cooking to the next level. Deliciously smoked meat and fried food are reasons enough to check out this category.
The Best Grills for Your Backyard Barbecues
Grilling as Lifestyle
Backyard barbecues are as American as apple pie. Summer time is never truly here without the smell of a good burger or steak sizzling on top of a bed of hot coals (or something similar). But there's more to outdoor cooking than just a lazy afternoon with friends and good food. Grilling can be your entryway towards healthier living
Grilling has one big health benefit that most cooking methods lack - you don't add any fat to your food in order to cook it. Yes, you can absolutely cook fatty foods, stuff that really aren’t good for you if you eat them all the time. One good thing about grilling these though is that any excess fat drips off the meat gets vaporized by heat from the grill, and goes back to the meat to add that smoky flavor. This means that there’s less fat in the food for you to consume.
Of course, it’s still better to cook healthy foods. And you can definitely do this on a grill without sacrificing taste in favor of health, something that puts most of us off from eating a healthy diet. Grilling will ensure that you can enjoy a heart-healthy meal that is infused with the delicious smokey flavor of barbecue.
To get started on this lifestyle, you can choose to grill leaner cuts of meat (tenderloin and flank steak, for example), chicken, and fish. The grill’s high heat ensures that your food stays tender and juicy so there’s no need to add oil or butter. The flavor of barbecue already enhances the food’s taste so you can also opt to skip on sauces or other condiments. All of these mean that you get to lessen a number of calories on your meal. As an added bonus, meats retain essential vitamins such as thiamine and riboflavin when they’re grilled.
Obviously, grilled vegetables are a must on your menu. Aside from not having to add any fat to cook your veggies, grilling ensures that most of the veggies’ vitamins and minerals are retained. You can also level up your healthy habit by ditching animal protein for plant-based ones. There’s smoky chipotle black bean burgers or maybe some portabello mushroom ones, smoked tofu tacos or BBQ tempeh. How about some herb garden pizza? The possibilities of healthy eating are endless with a grill at your side.