Buying Guides | How to Buy BBQ and Outdoor Living Gear

At BBQGuys we take grilling seriously. We’ve been selling and testing grilling and outdoor living products for over 20 years, and with over a million customers helped, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes an outdoor living product great. In order to help you make an informed buying decision, the BBQGuys team has shared our expertise with Buying Guides for many types of outdoor living products. You’ll find helpful tips on what to look for when buying a grill, pizza oven, BBQ island, patio furniture, and more. With How to Buy articles, comparison charts, FAQs, and pro tips you’ll be well on your way to selecting the products best suited for you and your family. Want to talk to our product experts directly? Real people are standing by to help you choose grilling, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor living products at 1-877-743-2269.

BBQ Grills & Smokers Buying Guides

  • How To Buy A Gas Grill | Buying Guide

    Looking to pick up a new propane or natural gas grill for your patio or outdoor kitchen but don't know where to start? Let us be your guide.

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  • How to Buy a Pellet Grill/Smoker | Buying Guide

    Looking to pick up a new wood pellet grill for your patio or outdoor kitchen but don't know where to start? Let us be your guide to making an informed decision.

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  • How to Buy a Charcoal Grill | Buying Guide

    Learn how to buy a charcoal grill and what to look for to make your charcoal grilling experience better.

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  • How to Buy a BBQ Smoker | Buying Guide

    Smokers come in all shapes, sizes, and fuel types. Our experts will help you understand the ins and outs of each type to make sure you get the best one for you!

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  • How to Buy a Kamado Grill | Buying Guide

    Looking to pick up a new kamado grill for your patio or outdoor kitchen but don't know where to start? Let us be your guide to making an informed decision.

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  • How to Buy an Electric Grill | Buying Guide

    Electric grills are growing in popularity and are becoming more sophisticated. Learn before you buy – check out the BBQGuys buying guide for electric grills.

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  • How to Buy Flat Top Grills & Griddles | Buying Guide

    We call them flat top grills, but they also called griddles, teppanyaki grills, and hibachis. Flat top grills come in different styles and sizes. Learn more!

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  • How to Buy a Camping Grill | Buying Guide

    Selecting a grill to take camping with you involves special considerations. Get the skinny here, and start picking out the perfect BBQ grill for your campsite.

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  • How to Buy an RV/Camper Grill | Buying Guide

    Take your grilling mojo on the road with an RV grill. Get the right size, fuel type, and road-friendly features. Great for nomads or weekend adventurers!

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  • How to Buy a Boat Grill | Buying Guide

    Boat grills are much like backyard grills, with important differences. Learn what to look for before you buy a marine grill & take your BBQ game to sea!

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  • How to Choose an Outdoor Pizza Oven | Buying Guide

    We've taken your questions and compiled a guide to help you choose the pizza oven that's right for you.

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  • How to Buy a BBQ Side Burner | Buying Guide

    Experts agree: No outdoor kitchen is complete without a side burner! Learn what to look for when adding this essential piece to your BBQ island.

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  • How to Buy BBQ Accessories | Buying Guide

    There are BBQ accessories available for any number of uses. Learn which ones will help you lift your grilling game and open the door to new barbecue horizons!

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  • How to Buy Knives & Cutlery for BBQ | Buying Guide

    Experienced BBQ cooks know the value of high-quality knives. Nobody likes sawing meat with dull, flimsy knives. Choose the best cutlery for your grilling life!

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Outdoor Kitchen Buying Guides

  • How to Buy Outdoor Kitchen Doors, Drawers, & Storage | Buying Guide

    Discover what to look for in BBQ island access doors, drawers, & storage components. Our experts have broken down this often misunderstood topic to help you choose.

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  • How to Buy Outdoor Refrigeration | Buying Guide

    You've got the grill taken care of but what about the drinks? Learn how to keep beverages cool with a variety of outdoor refrigeration appliances.

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  • How to Buy an Outdoor Kitchen Kit | Buying Guide

    Save time and money with an outdoor kitchen kit. Get tips & useful information to help you choose the right one for your family. Get expert advice from BBQGuys!

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  • How to Buy Outdoor Sinks & Bar Centers | Buying Guide

    When it comes to installing an outdoor sink or faucet, you'll want to take into consideration the different types of outdoor faucets as well as sink sizes. Check out this handy outdoor sink faucet buying guide from the experts at BBQGuys.

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  • How to Buy Outdoor Ventilation | Buying Guide

    Keep this cheat sheet when shopping for an outdoor vent hood - everything that you need to look for, and what to ignore from the pros at BBQGuys!

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  • How to Buy an Outdoor Wine Cooler | Buying Guide

    Learn what to look for when considering an outdoor wine cooler. Our buying guide helps you understand the pros and cons of different models and types.

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  • How to Buy an Outdoor Ice Maker | Buying Guide

    Keep your outdoor gatherings cool with an outdoor ice maker. Get help understanding ice machine features and styles, then shop top brands at BBQGuys.

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  • How to Buy an Outdoor Kegerator | Buying Guide

    Keep beers cold with an outdoor kegerator. Learn what to look for when shopping for a good outdoor kegerator then shop top brands at BBQGuys.

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Outdoor Living Buying Guides

  • How to Buy Patio Furniture | Buying Guide

    Learn how to buy the right outdoor furniture for your space with the patio furniture sets buying guide from BBQ Guys! Learn the difference between conversation sets, modular seating, bistro sets, and bar sets.

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  • How to Buy an Outdoor TV | Buying Guide

    Experts agree: family rooms and patios almost always have different climates, and TVs behave differently in each. Learn what to look for in an outdoor TV.

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  • How to Buy a Patio Heater | Buying Guide

    Learn about what to look for before you buy an outdoor patio heater. Find out about fuel options (electric or gas), configurations and mounting types, and more.

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  • How to Buy a Fire Pit | Buying Guide

    There are a variety of fire pit styles and options to choose from. In this guide we’ll discuss what's available, and help find the right one for you.

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  • Patio Umbrella Buying Guide

    There are many patio umbrella options! Discover which styles & features are important to you with the Patio Umbrella Buying Guide.

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  • How to Buy an Outdoor Rug

    The right outdoor rug adds comfort and design to your patio. Learn about materials, size, colors, and more, then shop our selection of 1,000 rugs!

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