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Fired up! Pros Picks for Great Grills

Professionals' top choices for grills

In honor of Father’s Day weekend, we’re firing up the barbie and getting ready for tasty outdoor eats. Since grilling officially becomes the cooking method of choice from this point forward, we asked Boston appliance professionals for their greatest grill picks. A side benefit? For any of you who have yet to purchase a gift for dear ol’ Dad, these grills and outdoor kitchen features make the ultimate gift.

Wolf Outdoor Gas Grills—Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom

Clarke Grills

A Wolf and Outdoor Sub-Zero Outdoor Kitchen; photo courtesy of Clark - Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove in Boston and Milford, MA

“While imprecise heat control can sometimes make outdoor cooking a hit-or-miss proposition on many grills,” says Clarke Showroom Manager Jeremy McCulla, Wolf barbecue grills bring the elite level of performance of the brand’s kitchen appliances to the great outdoors. Sculpted in double-wall stainless steel, Wolf grills are precision-welded, so they won’t rust or hold water. They are available in four models, in natural gas or liquid propane, and can be built right in to your outdoor space. 

Clarke refrigerator and warming drawer

A Wolf and Outdoor Sub-Zero Outdoor Kitchen; photo courtesy of Clark - Sub-Zero/Wolf/Cove in Boston and Milford, MA

Wolf's offerings go beyond the grill. The Seaport and Milford, Mass., showrooms also boast built-in burner modules (for those delicious side dishes!) and hearty outdoor refrigerators, refrigeration drawers, ice makers and warming drawers that can withstand the weather. We've heard the latter is showing up in pool cabanas to warm up towels for après swim!

Lynx Professional Series and Weber Summit Series Grills—Jarvis Appliance

Lynx Grill at Jarvis Appliance

Sales Manager Richard Craig of Jarvis Appliance touts the Lynx professional series grills for serious keepers of the flame. This high-end model has adjustable heat as well as a trident infrared burner for searing (can’t you just taste those steaks or scallops?) and a ceramic burner, which gives off slightly lower heat.

Lynx Grill at Jarvis Appliance

Lynx stainless steel grills come in freestanding models or can be built into an outdoor kitchen with other appliances, like rotisseries.

Weber grill

Craig also tells us that the Weber Summit Series is known to be the maker’s best, and a more affordable option than the Lynx. The Summit, which is available in stainless and in a striking black, features main and side burners, as well as a “tuck-away” rotisserie system and a smoker box. Like the Lynx, Webers come in natural gas and propane and can stand alone or be integrated within the masonry of an outdoor kitchen.  Jarvis Appliance offers free delivery and assembly for all grills over $500. 

Big Green Egg—Wayland Home & Design

Big Green Egg grill at Wayland Home and Design

Jeff Rogers of Wayland Home and Design praises The Big Green Egg, a top-of-the-line charcoal grill that is all ceramic. This grill has an unusual name and look, and is extremely versatile—in addition to grilling, it can bake bread, smoke meats and cook pizzas. Gentlemen, start your briquettes! 

PRO TIP:  Weber Grills now offer an iGrill Bluetooth thermometer, which allows grill masters to change the heat from afar (like, say, the 18th hole?). The app is great for smoking and can notify you when foods have reached the optimal internal temperature.

 

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