Many customers buying grills like to opt for portable, smaller grill units for their home. I mean why not? They are cute, easy to move, and do the job. This is the right option if you are traveling with the grill constantly and don’t own a vehicle that can easily transport the grill. However, if you’re looking for a grill for your backyard, you may want to consider a grill with shelves. Here’s why – you can thank us later.
Believe us when we say, you will use the shelves. A LOT.
Think about the grilling process – there are many components involved, such as prepping meats, vegetables, all of which should be separate. Remember to be cautious when dealing with raw meats that may carry bacteria. You want to keep them away from vegetables or other food items (condiments, rolls, etc.) that either aren’t being cooked or won’t be cooked at a high temperature. Cross contamination commonly happens when meats and vegetables are combined. Using each shelf for a specific purpose (such as one meat shelf and one “other” shelf) simply makes sense.
Even if you don’t think you’ll use shelves, at some point you probably will. When cooking for large groups, these shelves will definitely come in handy. Especially when cooking for large groups, the amount of food made is more than enough to occupy your grill shelves. Unless you have multiple tables outside, you will use this space, and likely need it.
Some shelves also provide storage for grilling accessories like these that can be easily damaged or lost throughout the cold winter months. The more storage for your grill, the better.
If these reasons aren’t enough to convince you, we’re stuck. But also consider this – grills with shelves are typically heavier and may withstand more intense winds and weather. It would be great if all grill owners had indoor spaces to store their grills when they are not in use, but this expectation is plain ‘old unrealistic. (And if you do have space, can we have some?)
What do you use your grill shelves for?
VIVA LA RETISAS!
- Study: Grills have twice as many germs as toilet seats (fox59.com)
- Grill Your Food Safely! (healthcarespectator.wordpress.com)
- Memorial Day Grilling: How to Use a Gas Grill (blogher.com)