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Find Your Next Grill at Sam's Club

Ready to take your outdoor cooking game up a notch? Sam's Club has everything you need to start, from gas grills and pellet grills to accessories like side burners and smoker boxes. And at Sam’s Club, you can upgrade your setup without breaking the bank. So what are you waiting for? Start browsing our selection of outdoor cooking grills today!

Types of outdoor grilling setups

There are many outdoor grilling options to help you cook the perfect meal. However, the type of grill you purchase will affect how your food cooks and tastes. For example, some grills provide a smokey char-broil flavor while others cook more cleanly. Before you decide which grill is for you, pick one that offers the functionality and cooking style that you prefer.

Gas vs. charcoal vs. pellets: What's the difference?

Gas and charcoal are probably your best bet if you're looking for a traditional grilling experience. Gas grills use propane or natural gas as fuel, while charcoal grills use charcoal briquettes. Pellet grills use wood pellets for heat. Each of these grill types has their pros and cons, but your choice will ultimately come down to personal preference and budget.

Charcoal grills

If you want that traditional grilling experience, a charcoal grill is probably your best bet. Many people believe that food tastes better when cooked over charcoal because it adds a smoky flavor to vegetables and meat. However, charcoal grills can be more challenging than some of the best gas grills or pellet grills since you have to light the briquettes and then wait for the charcoal to reach the correct cooking temperature. However, once you get the hang of temperature control, barbecue grilling with charcoal is worth the effort.

Gas grills

If you're looking for a hassle-free grilling experience, a gas grill is a good option. Gas grills use either propane or natural gas as fuel, so you don't have to worry about starting a fire or adding more fuel mid-cooking. These grills have large cooking grates and ample cooking space. Some people believe that food doesn't taste as good when it's cooked over gas, but gas is extremely popular because it’s convenient.

Wood pellet grills

Pellet grills use compressed wood pellets as fuel. Pellet grills are similar to charcoal grills in that they add a smoky flavor to the food, but pellets are easier to use than charcoal. You load the pellets into the hopper, and the grill will do the rest. Pellet grills can be more of an investment than other grills, but many people believe they're worth the investment because they are easy to use and provide excellent cooking results.

Portable grills

If you have a smaller outdoor living space, a portable grill is a great option. Portable grills are smaller than regular grills, but they pack a serious punch when it comes to grilling power.

Many portable grills come with multiple burners to cook various items at once. Plus, portable grills come with grill covers to protect them from the elements and wheels, so you can move them around your outdoor living space as needed. While a portable grill is an excellent addition to any outdoor patio space, many people take them to tailgates or on camping trips to cook hot dogs, hamburgers and other dishes.

Ceramic grills vs. stainless steel grills

As you start looking for the perfect grill, you might find a few differences between grill looks and features. For example, the difference between ceramic and stainless steel. What are the benefits of getting one over the other, and how should you pick the best cooking area for you?

Ceramic grills

Ceramic is an excellent material for grills because it retains and distributes heat very well. A ceramic grill will cook your food evenly, and you won't have to worry about hot spots on the grill. Ceramic grills can be more expensive than other grills, but our die-hard backyard chefs looking for an even heat love cooking on ceramic grills, like a Kamado grill.

Stainless steel grills

Stainless steel grills offer some unique benefits. Stainless steel grills conduct heat better than ceramic grills, so your food will cook faster.

Additionally, stainless steel is a very durable and heavy-duty material, so your grill will last for years to come. If you're looking for a durable and long-lasting grill, consider a stainless steel grill like a Weber Genesis II or Traeger.

Griddle grills

Upgrade with a griddle grill if you want to up your Saturday morning pancake game. These grills are flat, making them ideal for cooking pancakes, eggs, bacon, and grilled cheese. In addition, many griddles come with a built-in grease trap, so you don't have to worry about your food getting greasy. Plus, most grills come with a cover, so you can use them as an outdoor kitchen tabletop when you're not cooking.

Grilling tools and accessories

Don’t forget the grilling tools and grill accessories to complete your grill package! These add-ons will help you cook up some delicious meals!

Grill brush: A heavy-duty grill brush is a must-have for any grill master. Grill brushes help you clean the grates on your grill, so you can cook with confidence, knowing that your food won't stick.

Tongs: Tongs are another essential tool for grilling. They help you flip burgers and move food around the grill without puncturing them.

Spatula: A spatula is a must-have for flipping pancakes, burgers, and grilled cheese.

Grill light: A grill light is necessary for after dark. Grill lights attach to your grill and illuminate the cooking surface to see what you're doing.

Cast Iron Pans: Cast iron pans are a great way to get that perfect sear on a steak or cook veggies without them sticking to the grill.

Warming Rack: A warming rack is built within your grill and is an excellent way to keep your items warm while grilling other things. Warming racks also come in handy to cook multiple items at different temperatures.

Fryers: Outdoor fryers are perfect for cooking french fries, chicken wings, or other fried food. Plus, they're a great way to impress your guests!

Get ready for summer with a new grill from Sam's Club

It's time to refill your propane tanks and clean off your barbecue grills: Outdoor grilling season is here! So to prepare yourself for the best summer yet, start building the perfect outdoor living space now.

At Sam's Club, we have everything you need to make the most of your backyard, including outdoor patio sets, gazebos, fire pits, kids playsets, and more! Our selection is sure to have something for everyone so that you can create the perfect outdoor space for you and your loved ones.Grilling & Outdoor Cooking for Less

There’s nothing quite like the experience of cooking and eating outdoors. There are so many ways to enjoy outdoor cooking, from barbecuing and smoking to classic grilling and even outdoor frying, the options are nearly endless. Let Sam’s Club® help you get set up for the season with everything you need to get grilling, including BBQ grills and grill accessories! And, if you want to take your outdoor cooking to the next level, check out the smokers.

Gas & Charcoal Grills

When it comes to outdoor grills, do you prefer gas or charcoal? Many people have strong opinions about this topic. Charcoal grilling is more traditional, and imparts a smoky flavor to the meat or whatever else you’re cooking. If you want to recreate the experience of cooking over a campfire, and you don’t mind waiting for the coals to heat up, charcoal is for you. Other advantages of charcoal grills are that they tend to cost less and they’re typically lighter and easier to move than gas grills.

Many people find gas grilling to be more practical because all you have to do is turn on the grill. As long as you have propane in the tank, you can heat the grill in a matter of minutes. If you have a large quantify of food to grill, gas is a great option because you can simply keep the gas running (as opposed to charcoal, which stays hot for a limited period of time). Gas grills are also a bit easier to clean than charcoal grills. And, if smoky flavor isn’t important to you, gas may be your best bet.

Portable Grills

Portable grills have many benefits. If you have a smaller space like a balcony in an apartment, a portable grill might be just the thing. Or, if you like to take your grill to events like tailgating parties or picnics in the park, consider a portable grill. Portable grills are also easy to store when they’re not in use.

Grilling Tools & Accessories

Once you’ve decided what type of grill to get, take a look at the selection of grilling tools and accessories. The basics include tongs, spatulas, basting brushes, and cleaning accessories. You may also want a tray for grilling items like vegetable or fish. When the season is over or your grill isn’t in use, consider a grill cover. No matter which outdoor cooking tools you choose, you’re sure to have a delicious season of grilling, smoking and frying outdoors.