Buying Guide for Grills & Grill Accessories in East Texas


Warmer weather will be here soon enough and it’ll be time to fire up those grills.  Who doesn’t love cooking up their favorite meats and veggies a few steps out the back door?

If you’re considering buying a grill, you’re in luck! There are plenty of fantastic grills to choose from at East Texas Spa, all of which come with the latest and greatest in grilling technology.  While our grills are affordable, they might be a little bit more expensive than the $49 special at your local big bog retailer.

We sell grills that last and grills that will give you the great taste you crave when it comes to BBQ.

To help you in your search for the perfect grill, we’ve put together a buyer’s guide. Following our tips will help to take the stress out of buying a grill in East Texas and will also help you to know what to look for in a quality product.

Grill Placement & Set-Up

There are so many different types of grills available for purchase these days. These grills include all kinds of features, use different heating fuels and vary in size/shape. You need to ask yourself about the kind of space you have available in your backyard and be realistic about your grilling expectations. If you want a grill big enough to roast a full hog, you’re going to need a lot more space.

If you only have a small balcony, then you’re going to need to only look at smaller grills.  The best thing to do is take some measurements. Once you know the kind of space that you need to work within, you can then focus your research on picking the right grill.

Another element to consider is the set-up of your grill. When it comes to the set-up, you’ll want to think about the type of grill that you want. Do you prefer:

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Charcoal
  • Pellet

Many master grillers will tell you that particular grill types are better over others. The honest truth is, you’re going to have to decide for yourself and what you’re accustomed to.  In addition to the space or size of your backyard, you need to figure out how you’re going to hook up your grill and that depends on the type of grill you want to buy. For example, if you want a gas grill, you need a lot of space. The grill will also require a gas line or propane tank. If you want a charcoal or pellet grill, you will need to watch out for fires. So, putting your grill beneath trees or any type of overhang probably isn’t the best idea.

Installation Prep Tip

If you want a gas grill but need to install a gas line, we recommend that you hire a professional to get the job done.  We can guide you.  The same advice goes for people who want an electric grill, but don’t have an outside line.

How to Find the Best Grills in East Texas

We don’t recommend that you don’t purchase a grill online. Seeing the product in one of our stores if you’re in East Texas — either in our Tyler or Longview showroom — is a better way to assess whether or not the grill will work in your back yard.

Checking out a grill in person will also give you a chance to check out the features in person. You can touch the grill too — it only takes seconds to tell the quality/strength of the material.  After all, the last thing you want to do is purchase a grill online, have it delivered, and find out that it’s practically made of plastic, even though it claims something else.

Another big advantage of shopping for a grill in one of our stores is free consultation.  Ask us what we like about our grills and some of their unique features. Also, don’t be afraid to ask us what we may not like about a certain grill.

Common Grill Features

One of the most important things to consider is the features that come with the grill. The types of features that you want will all depend on your cooking style and what you want to use the grill for.

A few examples of modern grill features include:

  • Temperature Control
  • Smoker
  • Rotisserie
  • Side Burner
  • Storage
  • Lighting
  • Burner Shields
  • Ceramic Rods

Buying the Grill

When you’ve gone through all the steps of researching and finding the grill that you want, it’s time to make the purchase.  If we don’t beat you to it, but sure to ask us about any delivery or warranty that comes with a grill.  Larger grills are often a bit more difficult to transport, so you may not want to risk damaging your vehicle — or the grill. Larger grills can be a bit trickier to install or set-up, as well, especially if you’ve never owned one before.

After all, larger, higher quality grills are an investment and it’s better to have someone else handle the installation so that you can start using your grill right away.

For the most part however purchasing your grill is the easiest part. Smaller grills require little to no assembly, in fact you can pretty much start using them right away (depending on grill type).

The most important thing to remember when buying your grill is that you are happy with your decision!  Take your time, talk to someone in one of our showrooms, and let us guide you to the perfect grill for you and your family.