Most barbecue fans can't wait to turn on their barbecue to pamper friends and family with delicious specialties. If you're looking for a new grill, you'll find a wide range of different models on the market.
We'll show you the way and introduce you to the most important types. We will also tell you what they can do and which grill fans they are suitable for.
The round grill: With a grill surface of around 37 centimetres in diameter and a height of around 50 centimetres, there are large differences in quality. While rather cheap products with a layer of enamel hardly last longer than a barbecue season, you will grill for quite a long time with a high-quality stainless steel grill from an established manufacturer. Round grills are something for occasional grillers.
Stainless steel grill: Differently than a grill built up from sheet steel, a model made of high-grade steel is nearly indestructible. It ranks according to experts among the most robust and long-lived grill devices. A high-grade steel grill is besides on each balcony and on each terrace a true eyecatcher.
Depending upon model it scores with a beautiful housing and with a practical base cabinet. This is where you can store the gas bottle for a gas-powered model.
If the grill can offer a grill hood and an integrated thermometer, then you can grill with the device both directly and indirectly. You always have a good eye on the heat, so your specialties are sure to be juicy and tasty.
A stainless steel grill is suitable for true grill lovers who prefer to leave the appliance on the terrace or balcony during the summer.
Chimney draught grill: This type of grill works similarly to a chimney because a fresh draft of air ensures constant fresh air. In the Landmann model, for example, the fire bowl with the charcoal rests on a thick, hollow support leg.
A ventilation flap is attached to the underside of the leg to regulate the amount of air. The air is sucked in by the heat so that blowing and blowing with the bellows is no longer necessary.
This type of appliance is suitable for grill lovers who do not want to do without a charcoal grill but still want to quickly reach a grill temperature of around 200° Celsius. You already receive the devices starting from approx. 100 euro.
For the luxury versions with rotating spit and cooking hood, you can easily spend more than 700 euros.
Kettle grill: The original model was launched by George Stephen in 1952. His make was bricked and stood outside. A modern kettle grill functions similarly to a convection oven.
Thanks to the round grill hood, the air circulates inside and you can cook your food in the grill from all sides. In the kettle grill, you can grill whole chickens, lamb legs, ducks or rolled roasts. You will spoil your guests with juicy and soft specialties.
In this model, which looks like a ball-shaped buoy, you can also grill directly on high heat. Famous brands of kettle grills are Weber-Stepan, Dancook, Outdoorchef, Landmann and many more.
In addition to charcoal barbecues, you can also find electric barbecues that are only plugged into a socket. In addition, well-known manufacturers such as Napoleon, Rösle, Char-Broil, Enders, Weber or Landmann also bring gas grills in ball shape onto the market.
You can get a kettle grill for just a small amount of money, starting at around 30 euros. Better models are available from about 250 Euro. Luxury appliances cost 1,350 Euros and more.
The kettle grill is suitable for true grill friends who like to spoil family and friends with delicacies from the grill. It must concern thereby not only meat or fish. Also, vegetable specialties will succeed you on the equipment very well.
The swivel grill: The model usually hangs on chains on a tripod frame. Underneath is the fire bowl with the coals. You will probably need a bellows to ignite the fire.
The model is very suitable for garden owners who like to entertain guests.
The brick barbecue fireplace: Homeowners with a large garden often place a garden fireplace with a barbecue grill outside. These grill variants are suitable for larger grill parties with family and friends. You can either have the barbecue fireplace set up completely or as a kit.
If you don't grill, it serves as a fireplace.
Cobb-Grill: This model is something for flexible camping friends and you can also take it on a boat. It can stand directly on the dining table as the underside remains cold. This little all-rounder fits in your carrying bag. You only need a few briquettes to use it.
Smoker: With this device, you will smoke rather than grill. A smoker is not for the impatient. But you can use it (depending on the model) to prepare half a pig on it.
The barbecue food lies on the grill in the drum and is separated from the heat (120 to 160°Celsius), so no harmful substances are produced.