How to purchase your first gas BBQ grill

Have you ever thought about the first time humans barbequed or grilled? It was more than a million years ago when cavemen realized that food tasted way better if the open fire was involved in the process.

And in that sense, humans haven’t changed much – gathering together with our family and friends, huddled around a charcoal or gas grill, waiting for the delicious meal while chatting and laughing –  we’re still having the best times of our life, just like our ancestors did.

Wouldn’t you agree that the BBQ-ed food has a taste that can’t be matched by any other cooking methods?

And while grilling gives an excellent reason to gather outdoors during the summer (a daily dose of vitamin D is essential!), there’s no reason why we wouldn’t hold a barbeque party also during colder months.

Think cozy sweaters, the smell of baked chestnuts and cocoa with marshmallows. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

If you live in an apartment and have a balcony or a terrace, a gas grill is the best option for a BBQ since you probably don’t want to set the fire alarm or have neighbours calling the fire brigade.

So, what do you need to consider when purchasing your first gas BBQ grill?


A gas bbq grill with meat and vegetable


Do you know how a gas grill works?

Like magic, would probably be the best answer.

At least that’s how we feel every time we see the flame burst to life.

Gas grills work by a spark igniting the gas within the grill. They typically have a knob or a button which, when being pushed, actives a small hammer that hits the top of an ignition crystal. Then the burner mixes the gas with oxygen and distributes the flames across a barbeque cooking surface through tiny openings.

It’s fast and it’s easy.

It’s almost like magic.


The factors you need to consider when buying a gas BBQ grill:


Size & Weight

When buying your first gas grill, you might want to consider whether the grill is intended to be used in a single location and how much space you have available.

The vast grill that is perfect for cooking large amounts of food quickly is probably not the best solution if your balcony is small and you intend to take it with you to picnics the beach or at your summer house.

Choose a smaller and lighter grill if portability is your top priority, or opt for a bigger option if you plan to host huge BBQ parties.



Cooking Surface Area

Like weight, the amount and type of cooking surface area depend on what you plan to use the grill for.

Will you be only cooking for yourself, or you and your partner or are large barbecue parties with your family and friends the reason why you want to buy the gas BBQ grill in the first place? The size of the surface is something you should consider before making your purchase.

Surface areas of grills are different, and in some cases, they can be interchangeable. These different cooking surfaces include a flat grill, a ribbed grill, a BBQ surface, or even a Wok surface, making it possible to prepare pasta dishes!

All surfaces are not equally sticky, so that’s another thing to consider when buying a gas grill.

There are so many choices out there, so it makes it worthwhile to ponder what is the best option for you before spending the money.



While we’re at spending money, the cost of the gas grill is probably something you’ll want to consider too.

If you’re planning occasional small BBQ gatherings at your terrace, there’s no need to break the bank as you can get small grills of decent quality for less than 100€. For bigger and higher-end options, expect to pay a few hundred euros or more.

Don’t forget that your gas grill won’t work without – well, gas. Propane gas bottles come in different sizes and can be purchased in stores or gas stations.


Senso4s gas level sensor with gas bbq grill


Is there anything missing?


You’re right, there is.

How do you feel about purchasing your gas BBQ grill, inviting friends or family over and running out of gas just after putting the food on the cooking surface?

Not particularly great, we’d assume.

Sure, you might have another propane bottle stored somewhere.

Or not.

You’d probably think: “If only there were a device that would let me know how much gas is left in the bottle so I wouldn’t need to run to the store now or start knocking on neighbours’ doors, hoping they can help me out …”

You can avoid this from happening by purchasing a gas level sensor that will always let you know how much gas is left in the propane bottle and when it’s time to buy a new one.

Our Senso4s sensor eliminates all the guesswork and worries, as it enables you to reliably and efficiently control the daily gas consumption using your smartphone or tablet. With its precise measuring accuracy and long-term forecast of gas consumption, you’ll be on the safe side every single time.


Senso4s for gas grill


So, now you’ve got all you need and it’s time to enjoy your time with family and friends!


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