A grill is a prized amenity in places where people gather. Outdoor spaces around hotels, restaurants, and apartment complexes can all be improved with a commercial grill. The allure of taking the cooking outside appeals to grill masters, barbecue novices, and chefs of all levels in between.
There are many different features and options to explore when selecting a grill for a communal space. Will the grill be mounted or moveable? How large is the cooking surface? Should it have multiple levels of cooking surfaces? But the most important consideration is what fires the grill.
Gas Grills vs. Charcoal Grills
Community grills should be user-friendly, and cooking over charcoal is inconvenient. Charcoal is messy. Briquettes straight from the bag leave a trail of black dust on hands and cooking surfaces.
Getting the charcoal going to an optimal cooking temperature is difficult. Lighter fluid and chemically treated charcoal can cause fire flare-ups which interfere with even heating and a consistent cooking temperature. Chemicals and intense bursts of flame leave a burned taste on the food.
A grill full of charcoal ash after a barbecue is a challenge to clean. The coals need time to cool off before they can be handled, and there must be a place where they can be disposed of safely. The grill must be refilled with fresh charcoal every time, and the cost of those bags of charcoal adds up quickly.
Gas grills eliminate those common frustrations.
Natural gas and liquid propane grill options are cleaner, more convenient, and more consistent than charcoal grills. Gas grills don’t generate any mess. They turn on easily and quickly. And it’s simple to maintain a cooking temperature.
A natural gas grill or a propane grill will turn on in seconds with a switch and begin heating up immediately. Instant heat means that it takes less time from start to finish to prepare a meal than if the chef is waiting for optimal charcoal conditions.
Food cooked on a gas grill won’t taste like it’s been dunked in lighter fluid. Since the cook controls the flame on a gas grill, it’s easier to cook something to its desired level consistently. Propane and natural gas are both inexpensive fuel options. A grill tied to a natural gas line will never run out of fuel. Liquid propane tanks are readily available at stores and are simple to replace.
Accessories and Add-ons
It’s easy to customize a gas grill with accessories and add-ons. Some of the next-level options include infrared rotisserie burners for adding the perfect sear to a cut of meat, side burners for keeping sauces warm and ready at the chef’s fingertips, and ceramic briquettes for managing heat distribution.
Stainless steel shelves and storage drawers are available for organizing the cooking space around your grill. The space underneath a charcoal grill cannot be utilized like that.
And a property manager's favorite is the one-hour timer that shuts off the gas supply to the grill. One of the primary complaints about community gas grills is that chefs leave them on after the cooking is finished. But this emergency shut off timer eliminates that problem by ensuring that the gas is always turned off promptly. It is often used during overnight hours to protect the grill from misuse.
Property managers choose commercial gas grills because they can stand up to frequent use by multiple chefs. Commercial grills are best for apartment complexes, condominium complexes, resorts, timeshares, and any place where multiple families live and cook without the direct supervision of the grill’s owners. In a residential backyard, the grill is generally used by just a few people, and the owner is often the chef. But that is not the case when a grill is available for use by a group of people.
PGS’ propane and natural gas commercial grills are built from durable materials inside and out. Every model features stainless steel cooking grids. T-Series commercial grills are available in a variety of different-sized cooking surfaces and BTUs.
Some commercial models come with anti-theft knobs and instructions that have been laser etched right onto the grill so that they don’t fade or disappear. Some also come with side-mounted heat indicators.
There are many installation options for PGS T-Series grills. There are permanent pedestal mounts that keep the grill in one place. There are grill carts with wheels that offer portability and flexibility around the community space. And some models can be built directly in masonry enclosures.
There is a grill solution for every shared space.
A Clean Choice
Grilling with propane or natural gas is the clean choice in commercial grilling. Gas isn’t just less messy than barbecuing with charcoal. Grilling with gas has less of a carbon footprint than grilling over charcoal. And there’s no disposal issue after gas grilling like there is with a grill full of burned charcoal briquettes.
A Convenient Choice
Commercial gas grills are the clear winners when it comes to convenience while cooking. Natural gas and propane grills turn on with the flick of a switch. There’s no need to use fire-starting additives or place charcoal in special end-to-end configurations in the hopes that each brick will be able to light the other.
The gas grill chef can control the heat and turn the flame completely off with the turn of a knob. Hot coals only cool off with time.
A Consistent Choice
A commercial grill may be used by dozens of different chefs each week and each of them will be able to cook consistently. Gas-powered grills make it easy to get the same results time after time.
PGS T-Series Commercial Grills are the perfect choice for community barbecue spaces. They are produced with superior craftsmanship from the most durable materials. They are available in both natural gas and liquid propane versions and they can be permanently mounted, built-in to the outdoor kitchen, or made portable. The 60-minute FuelStop feature means the gas will never be left on all night.