Char-Broil BBQ and Grill Covers
A quality Char-Broil grill offers a complete system for outdoor cooking. Whether you're grilling meat or warming something up on the side burner, cooking dinner will be a pleasure. Of course, it's important to keep your 2-burner gas grill in top condition by protecting it when it's not in use with a cover made from a durable material.
What are BTUs and how do they affect my grill?
The BTU, or British thermal unit, of your gas grill is a measure of the amount of heat that the grill is able to produce. Of course, it's not just about the number of BTUs. Being able to cook great food on a grill also means that you need to consider the amount of heat as it relates to the overall cooking area. A good range for a Char-Broil gas grill is about 80 to 100 BTUs per square inch of available cooking space. If the rating is too high, you'll simply be wasting fuel. If it's too low, you won't get the heat you need to cook with.
What are the benefits of a Char-Broil grill cover?
An excellent way to protect your gas grill is to have a quality grill cover. You'll find a variety of options, but your grill cover should certainly be large enough to fit your grill's design. Additionally, a well-made grill cover will stand up to the elements. While you might not need to cover your grill after every use, it is helpful to protect your grill with a cover during inclement weather. Choose a cover that won't leak, such as a cover made from heavy plastic or polyester. It's important to use a cover to ensure that the grate and other grill elements don't rust.
Your grill might have many stainless-steel parts or even a stainless-steel grill frame, but not all parts of a Char-Broil gas grill are stainless-steel, and these parts can be affected by rust. The grate and side burner are often prone to damage from moisture. A grill cover that can keep out dirt, debris, and moisture can help ensure your grill is ready when it's time to cook. Keep in mind that a material like polyester is not designed for heat, so make sure your Char-Broil gas grill is cool before using the cover
Why do many Char-Broil gas grills have a side burner?
Grilling can definitely be a fun and tasty way to prepare a variety of foods; however, most people also like to serve side dishes with their grilled items. If you choose a Char-Broil grill with a side burner, you'll have a complete cooking system. You can use the burner to warm a BBQ sauce before applying it to the meat you're grilling, or you can use the burner to warm up a side dish such as some veggies or rice. When you choose a grill with a side burner, cooking other items is convenient, and you won't have to resort to placing a pan directly on the grate, which can discolor most stainless-steel pans.