Gas grills are known for their convenience — a turn of the knob and the heat is on with no messy cleanup to deal with later. But the family-owned company Mont Alpi is working hard to make sure gas grills are known for being good-looking, too. Their natural gas and propane-ready stainless-steel “island” grills are the perfect addition to an outdoor kitchen. They include top-of-the-line features, like ceramic side burners, granite prep surfaces and built-in halogen lighting. For those seeking a standalone unit, their new S-470 black stainless-steel cart comes fully loaded with a rotisserie kit, bottle opener and the same ceramic burners and granite surfaces.
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No grill round-up would be complete without mention of a Kamado. In this case, the Kamado Joe Classic III. Designed to mimic wood-oven cooking, the Classic III’s SlōRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber insert is what won us over. Designed by a crew from Harvard, it works by sucking air up through the bottom of the grill then creating spirals of smoke that circulate around your food, bombarding it with flavor. Unlike some smokers that might need replacing after a few seasons, this Kamado is built-to-last, with ceramic and stainless-steel components and an innovative fiberglass gasket (reported to keep the seal tight up to 10 times longer than competitors). Plus, the 18-inch, three-tiered cooktop doubles surface area, making it perfect for que’ing for a crowd.
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The brand-new Pulse 2000 from Weber was designed to up the electric grilling game. Equipped with dual temperature zones, you can grill veggies and chicken to perfection simultaneously. Integrated with smart technology, the grill offers cooking tips and temperature control on your smart phone, while solid construction details come from a cast aluminum lid and body plus porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates.
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