Today, the idea of organizing a fantastic barbecue, for a special occasion or for a different meal than usual, is no longer a dream. Thanks to the new gas barbecues, everything becomes easier and we can finally give ourselves magnificent days around the grill, even if we don't have a garden. The latest generation gas appliances are really versatile and practical: thanks to the remarkable range of models, we can choose to buy a new gas barbecue, easy to install and suitable for the most varied outdoor spaces. Even if we do not have a garden, we can enjoy an excellent meal on the grill, choosing a device suitable for small courtyards, verandas or terraces.
The new technology that distinguishes this type of barbecue not only offers the possibility of cooking light and healthy meals but also makes it very easy to turn on the system, without having to spend time tinkering with wood, matches and all the various products " kindle-fire. "
On the market we find really many types of gas barbecues and it will not be difficult to choose the one that best suits our needs: we can in fact opt for a small gas machine, intended solely for grilling or we can buy a complete model that, thanks to the wide range of accessories, it will also allow us to prepare roasts, pasta dishes, fries and much more. Let us not forget that some models, small and handy, can be transported easily and are also perfect for use at the campsite or during outdoor trips. Just do a little research online to find an immense range of offers for all budgets and spaces.
To help us in choosing the most suitable appliance, we will now proceed to see in detail the main features of a gas barbecue:
How does it work
The gas barbecue is an appliance consisting of a tub structure, usually made of steel or cast iron, which is used to contain the embers and the cooking grill for food. The combustion process takes place through a set of devices that supply the gas, burn it and transmit the heat to a diffusion system (normally made of lava stone). The piezoelectric ignition is controlled by some knobs positioned on the barbecue shell; in short, a control very similar to the controls of a normal gas cooking machine, able to dose the temperature and the power to optimize the cooking of the food and obtain the maximum performance.
Depending on the model, two or more burners can coexist in the same appliance to allow simultaneous cooking of different foods: we can cook, for example, fish and meat simultaneously, using two different grids to cook at different temperatures.
Above each tank we find two grids: the first, positioned at the bottom, serves to support the lava stone (which has the function of spreading the heat produced by the combustion of the gas uniformly); the second serves to support the food to be cooked. Among the many models that we find on the market, many are equipped with wheels to facilitate movement and the most equipped also have compartments to hold the cylinder and kitchen equipment. The body of the appliance can be made of steel or wood and it is possible to find models with a classic or trendy design, suitable for any type of environment and need.
How it is fed
Unlike a traditional barbecue, the gas one is fueled by fuels which, as we have already seen, burn and heat materials suitable for spreading the heat that will be used to cook food. In this case, the fuels used to fuel the gas barbecue are usually of two types: methane or LPG. Methane is the gas normally supplied in homes by the domestic distribution network; LPG gas, on the other hand, is found and purchased in cylinders, available in different sizes and capacities. Before buying a gas barbecue it is important to make an assessment of the type of fuel that we will decide to use to fuel it; in fact the choice of the type of gas affects the future use of the barbecue in terms of location and duration. The use of methane gas allows a continuous supply of fuel, and this is an advantage that allows us to have no unforeseen problems linked to the exhaustion of the cylinder but, having to connect the barbecue to the domestic distribution network, the position of the appliance will be fixed, it is therefore necessary to have a very clear and definitive idea of its location. On the contrary, the use of a LPG gas system will make it easy for us to move the barbecue and transport it, but we must be sure that we have no problem finding fuel bottles, or having space available for their storage. Let us also remember that it is necessary to find a position sheltered from bad weather, especially during periods of low use
The advantages of use
Lately doctors and nutritionists advise against eating foods cooked directly on the fire or on charcoal; the combustion process, in fact, produces toxic and carcinogenic substances that are very harmful to our body and therefore we tend to limit the consumption of grilled foods to once or twice a year. This new type of barbecue, on the other hand, allows frequent use even daily, without any risk to our health. The result of cooking food on the gas barbecue is the same as that traditionally obtained on wood or charcoal but with a great innovation: the lava stone, during the heat diffusion process, does not emit any toxic and carcinogenic substance and this makes the food totally healthy grill. We can therefore take advantage of the delicious result of grilling, eliminating all the disadvantages and contraindications. Using the gas barbecue, the food will be tasty, cooked without the addition of fats and prepared paying attention to maximize the original flavor. Furthermore, its use will be very practical and economical: grilling is fast and saves us time, energy and gas, leaving out dirt and odors. Once our fantastic barbecue is finished, we can easily disassemble the gas barbecue to clean and wash it, even in the dishwasher.
Barbecue: Gas barbecue
You have properly and perfectly furnished your garden in order to become the place for many special evenings, with friends, with family or simply with yourself.
A place to be magical must have fire ... what could be better then to turn on the menu fantasy with a barbecue?
Leafing through the outdoor furniture magazines, we understand that the barbecue has now become a piece of furniture in the garden; the barbecues allow you to fully enjoy the outdoor space, also organizing the kitchen.
There are many types of barbecues, so why focus on gas?
The gas barbecue allows you to always have at your disposal a barbecue that can heat up quickly.