Be crowned king or queen of the party this summer with our range of charcoal and gas BBQ grills. Our collection features a variety of practical designs to suit outdoor spaces and budgets of all sizes. Many of our outdoor barbecue grill models come with built in cabinets and carts for all your prepping, serving and storage needs in one convenient place.
Which barbecue grill is best?
When choosing a barbecue grill there are several aspects to consider, such as price, size and how portable they are. But one of the most important things to decide is whether you’re a charcoal or a gas grill person.
Traditional charcoal BBQ grills
The traditional BBQ grill is without question a charcoal grill. Charcoal BBQ grills will be a good fit if you want to take a little bit more time cooking. This is because it takes a bit longer to reach the right temperature as compared to a gas grill. However, the extra time can be worth it, since it gives you that genuine taste of barbecue.
Are gas BBQ grills right for you?
The gas BBQ grill is the quick, sleek and modern way to barbecue. It will heat up much faster than the traditional charcoal grill, and it’s easier to get the right temperature. Gas BBQ grills are a great choice for everyday use and those who want to be able to flip a burger at a moment’s notice.
At IKEA, you’ll find both gas and charcoal grill options, made of stainless steel. Both barbecue grill options have built in thermometers on the lid to help you keep track of the temperature without you having to lift the hood.
How do you clean BBQ grills?
With all the oils, fats and burnt leavings from charred food, it can be difficult to clean a barbecue grill properly. But it’s important to do, since cleaning will improve the lifespan of your grill and keep your cooking fresh and healthy.
To properly clean your grill, you need to use different methods for the interior and exterior. Learn more about the different methods below.
Cleaning your barbecue grill exterior
On the inside of the barbecue grill there are three parts you need to consider. First, is the grill gate. Second is the bottom of the grill. Third is the grease cup or ash tray, depending on if you have a gas or charcoal grill.
To clean the grill gate, brush it with a grill brush while it’s still warm. The heat makes it easier to remove dirt, fat and oils. If the grill gate has cooled since cooking, soak it in hot water to help dissolve the dirt before cleaning.
To make cleaning the grill gate easier, grease it with cooking oil while cooking. Do this right before you put your food on the grill, and any dirt will come off easier when you’re done. This also helps your food get the typical grill gate marks, which makes it look all the more delicious.
To clean the bottom of the grill, dampen a sponge in warm water and soap and give it a thorough scrubbing.
Finally, don’t forget about the grease cup or ash tray of your grill. This simply needs to be removed and emptied after use.
Other barbecue grill cleaning hacks
If you want to try unconventional ways of cleaning, try out these BBQ grill cleaning hacks.
1) The onion method. Slice one onion in half and rub it against the grill gate while it’s still warm. The onion will dissolve the dirt and make it easier to scrub off. Keep in mind that this method might leave a faint taste of onion on the grill gate.
2) The beer and newspaper hack. Just pour some beer over the grill gate and scrub it with a piece of newspaper. Keep scrubbing until your grill gate is clean again.
How to prevent BBQ grills from getting rusty
Rust forms when the materials in the grill oxidize. This happens when they’re exposed to moisture. Therefore, it’s important to always clean and dry your grill after use, and to protect your grill from the elements between uses.
The best way to protect your barbecue grill from rust is to store it inside in a dry space. If you want to store your grill outside, a good alternative is to use an outdoor furniture cover