The absolute best barbecue grill is the new DCS and Lynx Barbecue Grills. I don't normally talk about gas fueled grills on this rib smoking website but a lot of people have asked about smoking ribs on a gas grill because they are in either a big city and/or a subdivision and either wood smokers are just not allowed or else they are simply not feasible. Consequently, many have turned to the convenience and sturdiness of a gas grill. So, given that there are so many millions of you who only have a gas grill, I thought it would be prudent to talk about what to look for and in this case, our selection for the #1 gas grills: the DCS and the Lynx gas grill. Both offer top quality construction and both DCS and LYNX grills will produce excellent flavorings and will last you a long, long time. Here is why:
Now, normally, gas grills don't last too long, at least by my experience; and I have had plenty of them. I have had everything from the big expensive stainless ones to the small and supposed "best cooking" little domed ones. First problem that typically arises is that the grates or else the rear housing of the grate supports rusts out. Now, you would assume that it would stand to reason that grill manufacturers would know that outdoor grills would be kept outdoors, and therefore would be suseptible to the rain, winter, snow, sun, .. you get the idea. But apparantly not all of them have figured this little fact out because they continue to produce cheaply made, rustable, non-heat-resistant grill materials. I purchased one two or three years ago that lasted all of -- get this -- 7 months. So long, 699 bucks! Yes the rear grate support oxydised and rusted out, then the burner holes began to rust over and close and finally back rotisserie turned to metal mush. But guess what ? -- the outside stainless part still looked nearly new. Now, I never exactly abused the thing by leaving the lid open during the rain or using wood in it but I will admit that I it was not military clean; the grill just plain fell apart. And, it was the third one in less than 5 years .. not exactly a good track record for a bbq person. The lesson that I learned was to not judge a grill by it's cover - you have to look at the components, the name brand, the way it is put together etc. So, after this experience I decided to do some research into what makes the best gas grill and what to look for when buying a gas grill. And while smoked ribs do not taste as good when done on a gas grill,there are plenty of other foods that are easier to cook with gas. Here are my findings and hopefully it will show why we found the best barbecue gas grill go be the DCS Grill. (also suitable is the Lynx grill).
Cooking: Barbecue cooking ability is the number one factor to consider when thinking about purchasing a gas grill. Does the meat cook evenly? Does it allow you to contain the heat within the cooking chamber so that you don't have excessive heat loss? Is there a raised area for vegetables and buns, etc? After all, all the durability in the world is worthless if the the grill can't cook worth a darn. Both DCS and Lynx grills use radiant heat cooking, which produces more evenly cooked foods and allows you to cook things like steaks and restaurant like temperatures (very high). If you have not tried radiant heat cooking, you should consider it as it will automatically vault your foods to professionally cooked taste levels.
Quality: The DCS grill is constructed of heavy guage stainless steel, not the thin dentable kind. You will want this thick stainless in your gas grill so that you can control the evenness of your cooking (preventing heat loss) and for durability purposes. On the inside, the burners and most exposed metal are all made of rust proof materials. You literally never find that in the gas grills purchased at home improvement stores. Quality is another extremely important factor to consider when purchasing a gas grill.
Power: The DCS outdoor grilling system is a very powerfully fueled BTU system that is not typical of ordinary gas grills. You can buy models that reach up to 25,000 BTU. That may not be the highest that you have heard of but you must factor in the radiant heat cooking system, which really does multiply the heat. A common mistake that people make when buying a gas grill is that the grill they select does not have enough heating power for the size of the chamber and therefore, the food takes longer to cook and you waste more fuel and you don't get that restaurant like sear on your meats. You definitely need a grill that has a powerful enough heating system if you don't want to have to re-purchase one in a few years.
Clean Up: My, how new and fancy the grills look all lined up in the showroom, and ugh! -how nasty and greasy the become six months later. The DCS grill offers a patented grease management system that will take care of all your laziness. This is perfect for me because when it comes to lazy, I am the best. Pick a grill that has the features that will allow it to look and cook well down the road, not just on day one.
Features: The DCS barbecue grill comes with such available features as side burners, warming area, rotisserie, covers, refrigerators, and beer dispensers. Beer dispensers!, I should have started this post with that one and I could have saved a lot of time. Enough said.
Overall, the DCS grill has the features, functions, and durability that we like to see in a professional grill. Keep smoking ribs when possible, but for those nights that you would just rather throw on a couple of porterhouse steaks or burgers, consider the DCS grill. I won't link to it as I am not an affiliate and not trying to make money off of this review, but you can easily Google it and get the information on purchasing one if you have interest.