One of the best ways of ending your day on-board is to toss out the anchor and fire up your on-board grill. Many people though are usually at a loss when it comes to choosing the most appropriate grill for their boat. There are however some key factors that one may consider when shopping for pontoon boat cooking grills, these include but are not limited to the following;
One of the first things requiring consideration is the fuel type that’s used to fuel the grill. If you are keen on saving money or have a tight budget, then you can opt for charcoal grills which tend to be much cheaper. They are also known to produce better tasting food if you are a barbecue fan. These grills are however not convenient to use on your boat and are not very environmentally friendly. On the other hand, gas grills are more complex and costly, but they are without doubt easier to operate, more convenient and are better for our environment.
The next thing you need to consider is the type or construction of the unit. Generally, rectangular grills tend to have larger surface area, multiple burners as well as extra racks in some instances. On the other hand, round grills tend to have surfaces which can be rotated for ease of use. Regardless of the shape you choose, always insist on marine grade stainless steel since it’s resistant to corrosion. Whenever possible, opt for a unit with a double lined interior safety shell which can keep the exterior of the grill cooler and enhance durability. You should also ensure that the grease pan is easy to access and clean.
The unit should also come with easy to use mounting hardware. Always opt for quick disconnect systems that leave no hardware on the rail when they are not in use. You should also avoid pieces that require you to drill holes on the boat. For pedestal mounts, make sure that lock firmly and securely into their base. Make sure that all the additional mounting options that you choose are all made from corrosion resistant material.
Here are some of the popular pontoon boat cooking grills readily available in the market. They include but are not limited to the following:
1) Product Name: Magma Gourmet Catalina 2 Gas Grill
Product Details: this is a versatile, portable and well crafted grill that’s a perfect addition to feeding a relatively large crew. Its rounded edges give it a very elegant and classy look while its dynamic combustion system which has a swiveling control regulator bulb is designed to use disposable propane canisters. The system can also be adapted to on-board low pressure fuel systems. The unit is manufactured from stainless steel, enabling it to withstand even the harshest environments. In addition, its secondary and primary grilling surface does offer users the option of warming, searing or slow cooking.
Product Details: the unit comes with a thread lock mounting post which means that you don’t have to cut any holes into the floor. Made from aluminum, the unit does feature an aluminized thermal plate, a built in regulator for a 1-lb propane cylinder, a 170 inch cooking area, a 110 square inch griddle as well as a 12,000BTU burner. The unit can easily be removed for use as a tabletop grill. It is also worth mentioning that its 28 inch two piece post does fit quite easily inside the grill, making it ideal for easy storage.
3) Product Name: Kuuma Stow 'N Go 316 Elite Gas Grill
Product Details: this unit does feature an improved design with a whopping 316 square inches of cooking surface coupled with improved airflow to safeguard against instances of blow-outs. In addition, the new regulator box does allow for more movement of the propane gas canister. A stainless steel construction, the unit is durable and good on the eye. It does also include a lift igniter clean liner as well as a warming rack. It does also come with integral folding legs that allow for table top use and is fully equipped with a stay cool handle igniter latching lid. The unit does also have a built in thermometer and Piezo igniter.
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