BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and is a measure of how much heat a grill can produce. So, the higher the BTU rating is, the better, right? After all, isn’t that what you look for when buying a gas grill? Well, not exactly.
Many grilling enthusiasts say that choosing a grill based on the BTU is overrated. To others, it's the most important factor to consider when buying one. The reality is, the truth lies somewhere in between.
So, what is a good BTU for a gas grill? Does it even matter? This guide will put the matter to rest once and for all.
Beyond BTUs – Overall Performance Matters
What is a good BTU for a gas grill? At the end of the day, it all boils down to what your grilling habits are. If you regularly host hordes of people in your home for backyard barbecues, then you need a gas grill with a higher-than-average BTU that’s capable of cooking up a feast.
While 80 to 100 BTUs are great for a home-use grill, this shouldn't be the only deciding factor when choosing one. Its overall performance, particularly when it comes to heat retention and quality are factors you can’t afford to ignore.
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