Lugging a grill from one place on a property to another can be exhausting, but thanks to mobile outdoor grills, club and resort chefs don’t have to stress over transporting these workhorses.
Outdoor grills can be easily rolled from the course to the patio to the turn, allowing chefs to prepare any number of outdoor feasts.
Whether they’re used for a busy steak night with one chef cutting selected steaks to order and another grilling them a la minute, an oyster roast, or off-set smoking that lures the golfers in from off the course, grills are a great way to bring the action of the kitchen in front of members and guests.
The industry’s highest-quality moveable grills offer six- to seven-minute, high-temperature pre-heat times, and come fully assembled and crated. Usually equipped with oversized traction wheels, they offer easy maneuverability in outdoor settings. They come in many different sizes and styles and with variable accessories, to help provide the ultimate grilling experience.
Here are some features to consider before purchasing a grill:
Materials & Durability: Outdoor grills must withstand harsh environments, and the material used to construct your grill will determine its durability. Generally speaking, stainless steel, cast stainless steel, and cast brass are the most durable materials commonly available. (When shopping, prioritize the lowest-gauge steel, as it’s thicker and stronger.)
Mobility: Large, heavy-duty wheels and lockable casters are useful for moving large grills across uneven terrain. Be sure the construction of the grill maximizes strength and durability. Sturdy legs and joints are critical.
Size: Most manufacturers recommend that production needs be slightly overestimated, because it’s typically a more complicated process to replace or expand grilling equipment than to simply purchase a higher-capacity grill. When shopping, evaluate your needs and look for equipment that can maximize grilling space within its footprint.
Power and Control: Grills that heat quickly, and then recover quickly, can make for much smoother service. Natural gas is generally more convenient, but may not be an option if a gas line isn’t easily available for a hook-up. Propane tanks work well, too. Be sure to examine on/off controls during the shopping process. Some grills offer manual lighter tubes that act as a pilot light, allowing chefs to turn burners on or off instantly (and thus provide precise heat when and where you need it).
Parts and Accessories: Mobile grills can accept a full line of accessories, like roll domes, bun racks, end shelves and wind guards. Shop first for the best grill to suit your primary needs, then look at accessories.