Decide budget and type of grill
You will want to first determine how much you want to spend for a barbeque grill. If you regularly enjoy barbecuing then you might want to go for a more expensive gas grill. However, if your budget is limited and you rarely barbecue then go for a charcoal one. Remember to always keep your budget in mind before buying a grill as this will help you identify which brand or style that you can afford.
Determine grill size
Barbecue grills come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It is important that before you buy a grill that you have checked how much space you have outside. Also, it is not just about the actual usage as most times you will have to properly store your grill somewhere. That is why it is important that you determine the right size grill that suits your needs and does not overcrowd the patio area.
Consider the time factor
You should also keep in mind the time factor before buying a grill. A charcoal grill takes more time to heat up and subsequently cool down after the cooking is done. In contrast, a gas grill does not require much time to heat up and cool down.
Grill should have easy access to ash pan
Whatever grill you buy, you must confirm that you have easy access to the ash pan in case of charcoal grill or drip tray if you have selected the gas grill. This helps in keeping the grill clean and free of debris.
Make sure that the grill you want is easy to maintain. There is nothing worse then planning for a party only to find out that your grill is not clean or not properly working. Make sure that it is easy to open and clean the grill on a regular basis. When your grill is not in use, you might want to keep it covered to prevent any weather damage to it.