Gas grills use liquid propane (LP) or natural gas.
- Gas burns cleaner and is less expensive per use than charcoal.
- They ignite quickly with a push-button, rotary or electronic lighter that’s integrated into the grill. After a few minutes of preheating, you’ll be ready to cook.
- They have greater temperature control so you can cook food quicker and more evenly.
- Side burners on gas grills allow you to prepare an accompanying dish without running back and forth to the kitchen.
- A standard propane tank holds 20 pounds of fuel. Depending on the cooking temperature and number of burners working, a full tank usually lasts nine hours.
- If there’s natural gas available, consider a direct hookup. With no tanks to replace, you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel in the middle of cooking.
- Lowe’s offers a quick and convenient propane tank exchange.
Some gas grills are equipped with infrared burners as an additional cooking feature. Infrared heat is from a radiant heat source, rather than hot rising air (convection) used in conventional grilling. Infrared elements heat up faster and therefore cook faster. If you’re new to infrared grilling, experiment, follow directions carefully and keep an eye on your food until you master the technique.