A question about propane grill BTU requirements


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A question about propane grill BTU requirements

pâté chinois | | Mar 26, 2012 12:43 PM

I am considering changing my grill and have a question about BTUs. I need a small grill that will fit on my small balcony. Currently, I own an $80 grill with 26,000 BTUs for a 280 sq. in. grill surface. It is an inexpensive model and I don't find it grills particularly well (it has lots of very hot and very cold spots, so you need to keep moving the food around so it will cook without carbonizing).

Master Chef 280:

I have found a Coleman Even Heat Small Space model on sale at Canadian Tire. This particular model has a 30,000 BTU output for a grill that is 315 sq. in. (the specs give a larger grill size, but that includes the bun warmer, which I choose not to consider for my calculation).


My question is: is my problem with my current grill one of BTUs, or of heat distribution?

Your input is much appreciated, thanks in advance!