Grilling season is just about here, and when it finally arrives you want to be ready! Backyard chefs are going to be looking for the newest, coolest, and most capable grills on the market. Spring and summertime is a great time for property managers to spruce up the curb appeal of their properties with some top-notch Patio barbecue grilling equipment from AEI. So we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the most practical and popular models we offer. The T30 and T40 are some of our most popular commercial grills, for multi-family buildings such as duplexes and apartment complexes. They look great, are low maintenance, and easy to use. They are affordable, practical, durable, and offer some of the most advanced and sought-after design concepts found in any modern gas-powered grill. Let’s take a closer look.
T30 & T40 Gas Grills at a Glance
At first glance, even inexperienced grilling fans will recognize the user-friendly design and simplistic features of these gas grills. The user is immediately presented with a lid with sturdy and safe double handles, one or two stainless steel shelves on either side and the self-explanatory forward-facing control features and laser-etched instructions right below the front of the grill. When it comes to practicality, economy, and ease of use – these all-around BBQ grills are excellent for every use case, any location, and are easy to use for people of all skill levels.
Both the T30 and T40 grills come in models that run on propane and models that run on natural gas. Both fuel types are powerful, inexpensive to run, and safe. Made from durable cast aluminum cases and internal components made out of stainless steel, you can rest in the knowledge that your grill will last for years of low maintenance use.
Our T30 and T40 grills can be mounted on a grill cart, on a pedestal, or built into an outdoor countertop depending on your needs and space availability. With all of these grill mounting options, you can optimize your set-up for usability, storage, access, and crowd sizes. You can mount our propane-powered models on a grill cart with wheels added making them perfectly portable for storage and endless placement options. Admittedly, there are a lot of mounting and mobility options to consider. We encourage our customers to take their time and consider their needs, budget, and available space carefully for the best chance of selecting the best grill for them.
Our natural gas grills don’t have a fuel tank to replace and never have to be refueled. However, they are not as portable as a portable propane grill since they need to be connected to a fuel line. While you may still move the unit within a very limited space, it’s important to select your installation point carefully as it is semi-permanent. The choice of propane or natural gas is one of the most important considerations you will need to make.
The most important difference between the T30 and T40 grill models is size. The T30 generates 30,000 BTUs within 330 sq. in. of cooking space. The T40, by comparison, delivers 40,000 BTUs within 434 sq. in. of cooking space. Both grills are powerful and well made. But the best one for you will depend on the space you have available and your preference.
All of our grills are Made in the USA. So buying with AEI is good for the economy, and you can rest assured that you will always get top-notch customer service and prompt delivery of parts and components.
The Benefits and Features of T30 and T40 Gas BBQ Grills
While our T30 and T40 grills are not the biggest and most impressive grills we have to offer, they are an excellent value. There are many reasons why one of these grills may be ideal for your outdoor recreation areas. For starters, they offer a small and efficient profile, allowing multiple units to fit nicely in one single area. This is why these outdoor barbecues are great for larger, multi-family communities such as apartment complexes. With two sizes to choose from, you can decide which model will be a better fit for your facility. Choosing multiple T30 and T40 grills is also a great way to facilitate big family cookouts, grilling competitions, and outdoor barbecue events.
60-minute Shut-off Timers:
One of the most sought-after features is the 60-minute gas flow shut-off timer that comes standard on every T-Series grill. This is a huge benefit as it prevents anyone from accidentally leaving the grill running, which can be costly and even dangerous. Far too few grills come with this important safety feature. If left unattended, a running grill so equipped will automatically shut off after one hour. This makes dangerous accidents much less likely to happen, and it will save you money on fuel. For property managers, this feature is something you do not want to go without. It’s also a great liability feature that insurance companies love to see.
A single stainless steel side shelf comes standard on each model, and a second one can be easily added. This common grill accessory gives you extra storage space for tools, equipment, and other things with the freedom to expand at any time. Anyone with any experience cooking knows that timing different items can be a challenge. By placing these simple, handy, and sturdy shelves right next to the grilling surface, you don’t need to go far to set an item aside, prep it for grill or plate, and deliver delicious BBQ items skillfully.
Continuous Spark Electronic Ignition:
The fully self-contained continuous spark electronic ignition system means no resident will ever have a problem lighting your grill. This is a wonderful quality of life addition that just makes using the grill so much easier to use. While other grills require you to “muscle” the igniter, wearing out flint and steel with each failed strike, the T30 and T40 grills do the work for you. It’s easy to underestimate the value of this part of the design of these grills. But in time when conventional starters wear down, the value of the continuous spark electronic ignition system really begins to shine through.
Unfortunately, we all know that placing these grills outside in public areas makes them vulnerable to thieves, vandals, and mischievous children. We work with industry-leading engineers who have developed this winning solution to many such problems. Our anti-theft knobs are robustly integrated with the frame of the grill to make casual removal of them much more difficult. Of course, this is great for curious children as well because, well… kids will be kids.
Laser-Etched Panel Directions:
Lasting and clear laser-etched panel directions that will never fade and always be readable are a great asset for any BBQ grill. Yet, another easy to overlook feature, these durable panels ensure that anyone who uses your grills will have clear, legible instructions. This is important if you opt to ask residents to sign a waiver or to otherwise show that they are able to operate the grill correctly. It is also an excellent liability feature in the unlikely event that someone should become injured while using one of these grills.
If you have questions about Patio barbecue mounting options, features or want to know more about which of our grills will best suit a given area or use case, get in touch today. Our gas-powered BBQ experts are ready to answer all of your important questions.