As your most reliable natural gas plumber, MCN Gas Plumbing is here to provide you with valuable tips and insights regarding all the essential things you should know prior to having your outdoor BBQ kitchen set up.
One of the standout features of having an outdoor BBQ kitchen is the mix of convenience, entertainment, and simplicity it offers. If you install a gas BBQ, with a simple turn of the knob, you can have instant flame and heat at your disposal. Outdoor gatherings and impromptu cookouts become more enjoyable with a gas BBQ.
These gas BBQ grills heat up quickly, meaning you can start cooking almost instantly. It’s the ideal solution for those moments when you crave a freshly grilled burger or want to entertain guests with a spur-of-the-moment BBQ party.
Though, before you can start flipping burgers and sizzling steaks, you need to tackle the essential task of setting up your outdoor BBQ kitchen.
Let’s get started!
Gas for Your Outdoor BBQ Kitchen
As we have covered already in our blog posts, the advantages of a gas BBQ are plentiful and enticing – from convenience and precise temperature control to speedy grilling and culinary versatility, these grills have earned their place as a favourite for outdoor cooking enthusiasts.
Let’s reaffirm the outstanding benefits that make gas BBQs an unbeatable choice for outdoor cooking:
No more waiting for charcoal to light up or dealing with the time-consuming process of heating electric grills. A gas BBQ is ready to cook in mere minutes, allowing you to satisfy your outdoor cooking cravings promptly.
Precise Temperature Control.
Gas BBQs grant you precise control over the cooking temperature. You can easily adjust the flame to sear a steak to perfection, slow-cook a rack of ribs, or create a beautifully roasted chicken.
A BBQ grill using gas is not limited to burgers and hot dogs; it offers an expansive range of culinary possibilities. From pizzas and seafood to succulent desserts, your gas BBQ is a versatile outdoor kitchen.
Operating a gas BBQ is straightforward and user-friendly. The intuitive design, combined with the ease of igniting the burners, means you don’t need to be a seasoned chef to create delectable grilled dishes.
The even heat distribution and reduced flare-ups help maintain the natural flavours of your food. Excess fat drips away from the grates, resulting in leaner and healthier grilled dishes. You can savour the charred, smoky essence of BBQ without compromising on health-conscious cooking.
For eco-conscious individuals, using gas BBQ for your outdoor kitchen can surely fit your lifestyle. They produce fewer emissions and are a more environmentally friendly option compared to charcoal grills. By opting for a gas BBQ grill, you can enjoy outdoor cooking while minimising your carbon footprint.
Now that you’re convinced of the benefits, it’s time to move on to the installation process.
Choosing Your Gas BBQ
As there’s nothing more important than grilling with peace of mind, the first step in your gas BBQ grill installation journey is choosing the right grill for your needs.
Here’s what to consider:
- Size. Determine the size of the grill based on your available outdoor space and the number of people you’ll be cooking for.
- Type of Gas. Gas BBQs can be powered by propane or natural gas. If you prefer natural gas, consult a local natural gas plumber for the installation.
- Features. Consider additional features such as side burners, rotisserie options, and infrared technology based on your cooking preferences.
- Budget. Set a budget, keeping in mind that a well-constructed gas BBQ is a long-term investment.
- Location. Where you put your grill matters. Keep it a safe distance from your house, any flammable objects, and things that hang overhead.
Gas Line Installation for your Outdoor BBQ Kitchen
Now, let’s dive into the critical aspect of gas BBQ installation: the gas line. Gas isn’t something you want to mess with, so it is best to get yourself a licensed natural gas plumber to handle the gas line. This is where the expertise of a natural gas plumber like us, the team at MCN Gas Plumbing, comes into play. We will make sure everything checks all the safety boxes.
Before you fire up the grill, make sure you’re good to go with the local regulations. You might need a permit, and that’s where we will also guide you through the paperwork jungle.
After your BBQ is in place, it’s time for a little test – the pressure test! As your gas plumber, we will double-check everything to make sure it’s holding up like a champ — no leaks at all.
Positioning Your Gas BBQ: Let the Pros Guide You
Now, we’ve reached the part where you decide where to place your gas BBQ. It’s quite complex, but you don’t have to navigate this step alone. As professional gas plumbers, we’ve got your back, and we’re more than happy to share our expertise to ensure your outdoor cooking setup is top-notch.
- Level Playing Field. Our trained eyes can help you find the perfect spot for your grill. It’s all about ensuring a level surface, so those steaks cook just right.
- Breathing Room. Proper ventilation is key. We’ll make sure there’s enough space around your BBQ, so the air flows smoothly and safety is a priority.
- Easy Access. Quick access to the gas shut-off valve is a must. We’ll show you where to place it for maximum convenience.
Trust us, don’t skip this step. A professional’s insight can make all the difference in how you enjoy your outdoor grilling space. If you’re uncertain about where to position your gas BBQ, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
So, are you ready to bring all the fun outdoors?
By following these tips and enlisting the expertise of a natural gas plumber for the installation. you’ll be well on your way to enjoying countless outdoor culinary adventures that are not just fun, but completely safe at your outdoor BBQ kitchen.
Once your outdoor BBQ kitchen is set up, be sure to have a fire extinguisher nearby, and know how to shut off the gas supply in case of an emergency and always shut off the gas supply when the BBQ is not in use.
Contact us today at 0420 102 285 for all your gas service needs, including natural gas BBQ installation. Our team is well-equipped with the right fittings, pipes, and connectors to make sure the gas line connection is all sealed tight, with zero leaks.