June is here, which means that it’s officially summer! It’s no secret that the Ace Hardware of Fort Collins team loves nothing more than a backyard barbeque – we are passionate about equipping our customers with everything they need to grill up some delicious eats this summer. However, with so many different kinds of grills to choose from, we know that it can feel difficult to know what grilling setup may be right for you.
While gas or charcoal grills may be a popular choice for devoted grillers, they may not be the right grilling setup for everyone. For people who live in condos or apartments, gas and charcoal grills are often not allowed.
If you’re in this situation and you’ve been dreading a summer void of grilling, fear not! Electric grills are an easy, convenient, and safer alternative to more traditional grills – and more than just being allowed in places where gas and charcoal grills are not, they also come with a slew of other benefits.
Benefits of electric grills:
- They are easy to clean off – all you need to do is wipe down the grilling surface. Depending on your grill, some elements may even be dishwasher safe!
- Electric grills are often lightweight and portable, making them excellent for camping and tailgating.
- You can use them on balconies or porches, and can even be used inside (when paired with a venting hood).
- Electric grills use radiant heating elements instead of actual fire, making them cleaner and safer.
- They heat up quickly and efficiently, allowing you to get your meal on and off the grill in minutes.
- With electric grills, you never have to worry about running out of propane or charcoal.
- Electric grills are easy to use – all you have to do is plug in your grill and get cooking!
Ace Hardware of Fort Collins carries a range of electric grills, all of which are transportable and easy to use.
Weber Pulse 2000 Electric Grill Black: The Pulse 2000 Electric Grill is for the experienced griller who expects high-performance with convenience. Simply plug in, power on, and allow the digital precision temperature control to preheat to the desired temperature while the integrated Weber Connect smart technology provides precision grilling that delivers great results every time. Enjoy easy and convenient modern grilling with an authentic taste.
Char-Broil Patio Bistro Electric Grill Red: The Patio Bistro electric grill is the perfect option for those who do not wish to use gas or charcoal fuel. Just plug the grill in and get cooking. With features like the TRU-Infrared system for even and juicy grilling with low flare-ups and porcelain-coated cooking grates that are rust-resistant and easy to clean, the Patio Bistro Electric Grill is perfect for cooking everything from steak to vegetables. You can even add wood chips to the grates to add smoky flavor to your food!
Anything you can do with a gas or charcoal grill, you can do with an electric grill! Below, we’ve rounded up some recipes that will cook up wonderfully on whichever grill you decide to take home.
Zesty Grilled Shrimp Tacos: These quick-and-easy shrimp tacos have the perfect combination of smokiness and spice. The shrimp is paired with a fresh south of the border salsa, made up of cotija cheese, grilled corn, jalapenos, cilantro, basil, and lime. This recipe is easy to whip up, but tastes sophisticated – it’s sure to please a crowd!
Grilled Pizza Margherita: Pizza is everyone’s favorite, and cooking pizza on a grill adds unbeatable flavor and crunch.. This recipe is fully customizable to fit what you and your family like best – be sure to get creative with your sauces and toppings!
Espresso Glazed Coconut Donuts with Espresso Ganache: Hot dogs and hamburgers may be standard “grillable” foods, but have you ever thought about making dessert on the grill? This recipe works with made-from-scratch or store bought donuts – all you need to do is dunk them in glaze, grill them till they’re toasty, and dip them into a delicious chocolatey sauce. What’s not to love?
At Ace Hardware of Fort Collins on Harmony, we are proud to offer a range of grills to suit any space. If you think an electric grill might be the right choice for you, stop by Ace Hardware of Fort Collins today! Our team can’t wait to help you get grilling.