What to Consider Before Buying a Built in BBQ Grill

What to Consider Before Buying a Built in BBQ Grill

Grilling gurus and novices alike are beginning to take their outdoor cooking experience to the next level with BBQ islands. Outdoor kitchen islands are not mythical islands where they serve up delicious BBQ all day long, they are fabulous built in BBQs that come with many convenient features. Island grills are relatively new in the world of grilling, but they are already highly popular. Manufacturers are constantly coming up with new stylish designs and cutting edge features that are quickly making BBQ islands a top choice.

For some, long gone are the days when they had to run back and forth between the grill and an indoor kitchen. Now you can do everything in one place. Outdoor built in BBQ grills allow you to prep, cook, and clean all in one place. In addition to this, if you happen to have an expensive stand-alone grill, you can have a custom island built specifically for your current grill.

Price Range
First, you must determine your price range. This will help you significantly narrow down your search. A built in BBQ can greatly vary in price depending on the model you are interested in. The price for a BBQ island can start around $1,000 and goes up from there. There are many large, designer models in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Determining Size
Once you know your price range, you can move on to determining your size range. This will also help your greatly narrow down your search, as built in BBQ grills come in many different sizes. To start, you should measure your backyard and measure the area where you think you will place your island.

Considering Placement
Islands are also often referred to as built in BBQ grills. This is simply because many of them are “built in.” There are portable options, but depending on the set up of your backyard they can be hard to move. Because of this, it is important to determine where you want to place your island. Weather conditions must be considered. If it rains or snows often near your home, consider placing your island in a covered area. The foundation in your backyard should also be considered. Built in BBQ grills must be placed on level surfaces. They must also be placed on solid surfaces. You can have a concrete slab built and installed in your backyard if you do not currently have an adequate foundation for your island.

Customizing Features
This is the fun part. Even prefabricated islands can have features added and subtracted. This means that you can customize your outdoor kitchen’s features depending on your specific needs. They can come with drawers, counterspaces, mini-refrigerators, spice racks, stainless steel sinks, side burners, bar areas, and even flat screen televisions.

Transporting Your Island
This is one of the last things you need to consider, but it is vitally important. If your built in BBQ is not transported properly, it can get damaged before you even get it to your home. It is always recommended that you have professional movers transport your island. Contact a few beforehand to verify that they have the proper equipment to move large items. Islands weigh hundreds of pounds. This makes them difficult to move. It is best not to try to do it on your own or even with the help of friends. In addition to hiring professional movers, it is also highly recommended that you hire a professional crane company to get your island out of the truck and into your backyard.

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