The manufacturers of BBQ grills don’t create gas or charcoal grills with a stunning curb appeal. They wouldn’t, considering that there is nothing else to offer, other than the basic BBQ grill price – more bonuses. If you want to enhance curb appeal, in the same way you need to open the lid and look at the most important components including the cooking grids burners, the device that’s in between the cook grids, and the material that the interior of the BBQ is constructed from. Most gas grills, including the inexpensive ones, will come with an adequate set of grids for cooking that are made from cast iron or stainless steel. However, try to stay away from the porcelain grids because the porcelain coating eventually get worn away and get rusty.
Cast iron grids need some additional maintenance such as maintaining their oil and seasoning however they are able to hold cooking heat and sear meat better than other grids. Stainless steel is durable and easy to maintain, while still leaving lovely sear marks. The most crucial component of a barbecue is its burners. Use a magnet to check if they are made of steel. A magnet should stick to the burner, but don’t count on it to last more then one season. They’ll rust fast from heat, salts, and grease.
Some cast iron burners work good if they’re made of quality iron but the burner ports need to be cleaned out every so frequently since cast iron tends to rust causing the port to block gas flow leading to lower temperatures and hot spots on the grilling surface. Tube-style burners made of stainless steel are the most common type of BBQ grills manufactured and if constructed from high-end stainless steel, they’ll last between 5 and 7 years, depending the frequency you cookout. The cast stainless steel burners are the top of the line, which is evident in Fire Magic Grills, and various other brands.