A gas or propane grill can be a big investment. And these days there are so many models and features to consider, it can be hard to know if you’re getting the right grill for your needs. Here are the answers to the top five gas grill questions customers ask us at The Home Depot.
Natural Gas or Propane?
Natural gas is taken from underground petroleum deposits as-is and is sent to your home, usually through a piping system that’s run by a local utility company. Propane, on the other hand, is another type of natural fuel that goes through a distillation and treatment process before being put in those handy tanks that can be hooked up to a grill. Propane actually burns at a higher temperature than natural gas. Yep, the stuff in the tank actually puts out more BTUs than the same amount of natural gas.
But in the end, the real consideration is whether you want to hook a grill up to a gas line installed for the purpose, which is convenient, and in the long run usually cheaper than propane… or do you want more portability with a propane grill that you can wheel into the garage when the grill isn’t in use?