Gas barbecues provide great help for grilling food. Gas barbecues typically use propane to fuel the heat for cooking food. Grilling allows dry heat to be applied to food through fire and smoke. Food cooked on a gas barbecue is often prepared quickly due to the radiant heat that the gas barbecue provides. Meat and vegetables are commonly grilled on a gas barbecue. Wood chips can be added to flavor the smoke that comes from the gas barbecue, and other flavoring such as sauces can be applied to food and will taste great when grilled. Typically, gas barbecues are kept outside and used seasonally; however, it is possible to continue using gas barbecues throughout the year depending upon the climate of the area where the gas barbecue is kept.
It is important for a gas barbecue to be sturdy and durable. Since gas barbecues are often kept outdoors, they must be able to withstand weather conditions but still be appropriate for cooking meals. Gas barbecues are made out of sheet metal, cast iron, cast aluminum or stainless steel. Sometimes manufacturers claim that a grill is stainless steel, but in reality it is steel that is painted; it is important to look out for this because painted steel will rust. Size is also important to take into consideration when choosing a gas barbecue. Some barbecues have a side burner or additional cooking surfaces so an entire meal can be prepared at once.
Once a style of gas barbecue has been decided upon, it is time to consider purchasing the product. Barbecues can be found in a very wide range of prices, but the price often reflects the quality of the gas barbecue. More expensive products will typically last longer and not weather as easily. Barbecues with temperature settings are suggested. Gas barbecues can be bought in stores and also online.