How to Choose the Right Type of Grill for You

Personal Sized Grill

When I was 23 living in a studio apartment that had a common area for grilling, I got myself a personal hibachi grill. When I was married, living in a condo apartment with a balcony, I got a stand up electric grill (per my lease requirements), and now that I own my own home with ample pool deck for any size grill, my husband chose a large gas grill with all the bells and whistles. There are many types of grills that you can choose from, but they’re all built differently and may not be the best fit for your home.

So, whenever you move to a new place, it’s time to re-evaluate your grill choices. You can do this by asking yourself the following four questions. Based on your answers, you will have a better idea of what type of grill fits your life (and space) perfectly.
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8 Grilling Tips That Won’t Blow Your Budget

Grilling Tips

The smell of barbecue wafting through the air on a warm evening is definitely one of the best parts of having a backyard. Grilling can be incredibly healthy, inexpensive, and easy if done correctly. It’s a great way to feed your family delicious meals, without breaking the bank.

Here are eight of my favorite grilling tips that won’t blow your budget.
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Tailgating Essentials For the Love of Football

Thanksgiving is upon us and with that, comes my favorite “f'” words: food, family, friends, and football! We have some big rivalry games coming up this Thanksgiving weekend, including:

  • Michigan @ Ohio State
  • Okhlahoma State @ Oklahoma
  • Auburn @ Alabama
  • Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys

If you plan on going to any of these games, or even watching from the comfort of your couch, we’ve got everything you need (short of body paint) to grab a big W for your team without even entering the stadium. A sport in its own right, tailgating is not for the faint of heart. There is no limit to what can be grilled, chilled, or painted with your team’s colors.

 

Step it up from the keg in the trashcan routine and drink your beer the way the brewer intended with the EdgeStar Full Size Kegerator with Stainless Steel Door.

 

Stainless Steel Kegerator

KC2000SS- EdgeStar Stainless Steel Kegerator

 

Break out the Keg-a-Que Portable Stainless Steel Propane Grill at a moment’s notice to challenge any opponent to an impromptu grill-off.

Stainless Steel Portable Propane Grill

Keg-a-Que Grill

 

NEVER run out of ice for your mixed drinks with the EdgeStar Titanium Portable Ice Maker.

Titanium Portable Ice Maker

IP210TI EdgeStar Portable Ice Maker

 

And make sure that everything from your Kegerator to your Ipod dock has all the power it needs with the Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter.

Tailgate Mobile Power Strip

Tailgate Power Strip

 

These products can help you throw an awesome tailgate party or a thanksgiving get-together that people will be talking about for years to come. I hope you enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and may the best team win!

Great Products for Outdoor Summer Fun

This time of year here in Austin, and I’m sure across the country, most people want to be outside – in the evening anyways. The heat can get pretty unbearable during the day in many places, but it’s the perfect time to throw an evening cook out. Families and friends can gather outside for barbeques and other outdoor fun. That’s why I’ve put together a list of products to help your outdoor get-together go off without a hitch!

1. Patio Sets

Royal Teak 5 Piece Patio Set

Everyone will enjoy hanging out and chatting with each other in your beautiful patio set. The Royal Teak Collection 5 piece patio set encourages your guests to take a seat and stay for a while.

2. Grills

Bayou Classic Grill

Your hungry friends and family will love you for cooking them up a tasty meal in this Bayou Classic smoker grill.

3. Frozen Drink Maker

Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker

Long, hot summer days will have you looking for relief. Cool off with a fun and delicious frozen drink! With this Margaritaville frozen concoction maker you can make an assortment of refreshing, cold drinks.

 4. Outdoor Lighting

Real Flame Fire Column

Your party can go late into the night with the right lighting.  Lighting can create such a welcoming and beautiful environment.  This Real Flame Modesto fire column is sure to give your backyard a touch of flare!

5. Outdoor Electronics

Sunbrite Outdoor TV

What better way to entertain your guests than with an outdoor television!  You can enjoy being outdoors while still watching your favorite sports or TV shows.  This SunBrite 32″ all-weather outdoor LCD TV is a durable high definition television with aluminum casing designed for outside use.

 

Whether you’re hanging out with your family or entertaining friends, these items are sure to be winners.  Make your outdoor space into the welcoming oasis you’ve always wanted it to be.  And be sure to invite me over once you do!

Grilling Season is Here!

As grilling season kicks off, we have very exciting news to share: We have added the entire line of Napoleon grills to our site! If you’re in the market for a new grill and are unaware of the Napoleon brand, I highly suggest checking them out. Napoleon is a family-owned company that has been in business for over 35 years. Their innovative technology leads the way in performance and design. With a large assortment that covers all styles and price ranges, you’re sure to find the perfect grill to complement your patio. Napoleon also offers a large range of grilling accessories, which are great for gifts or expanding your own grilling tool collection. Here is a small sample of what Napoleon grills has to offer:

Napoleon Prestige Grill w/ Rear & Side Infrared Burners     Napoleon Prestige Grill     Napoleon Ultra Chef Grill w/ Infrared Rear & Side Burner

Napoleon Freestyle Infrared Portable Grill     Napoleon Mirage Built In Grill w/ Infrared Rear Burner     Napoleon Ultra Chef Grill w/ Infrared Rear & Side Burner

 

Which one would you like to cook out on?