It has happened to all of us at one point in life when we wanted to buy a grill for outdoor BBQ parties. What’s the course of action then? Going to the market to get a grill and then getting burned because we didn’t know what the seller was talking about. All the gibberish about fuel gauges, double burners, triple burners, cooking grids, etc. Let us get you acquainted with some basic rules of choosing the best propane grill.
Things to keep in mind:
- Check that it has a good burner with good proportions to the size of the grill.
- Do not forget to check that the manufacturer you are buying from has a good reliable warranty.
- Make sure the flame taming devices cover the whole burner.
- Check that the grill housings and frame are sturdy, reliable, and long lasting.
- Look for the temperature tolerance and see that the heat gets evenly distributed.
- Check the material used for construction of cooking grids.
- Do not forget to read through the reviews before deciding on one.
Here we have the best propane grill reviews for this barbeque season. You can buy any one of them according to your budget without any hesitation about the performance.
Reviews for Best Propane Grill:
- Holland Freedom BH421AG11
This is a simple grill with a sturdy frame that lasts well outdoors for many BBQ seasons. It is an American manufactured grill with twin chimneys that will give even distribution of heat all over the cooking surface. This grill has a specialty for cooking steak well. So if you are a steak lover, then the Holland Freedom BH421AG11 might be the one for you.
The only drawback is that this grill proves difficult to assemble for first-timers. This is due to all the nuts, bolts, screws, and pieces crammed into one bag without any well-defined instructions. But do not be worried. Once you get a tutorial for assembly, you will be all set to go for all the other times.
- Weber Spirit Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Weber is undisputedly the number one brand of outdoor grills. The Weber Spirit Liquid propane gas grill has two burners with an in-built temperature gauge. There is a three burner option also available on Amazon according to your needs. This grill is said to be portable due to the presence of wheels underneath it. It also happens to have a lid with a built-in temperature gauge which proves perfect for roasting meat. It also has a gas tank gauge to monitor your fuel usage.
This is one of the most user-friendly propane grills you will find.
- Char-Broil Classic Four Burner Gas Grill
Four burners, removable grease tray, wheels, free cover, and a free cleaning brush are the beneficial features of the Char-Broil Classic gas grill. With its four burners, it gives you multi-functionality and is suitable for a big family and even for small BBQ parties.
You can cook large messy meals on this grill without any fear of cleaning issues afterwards due to the removable tray and the cleaning brush. The cover protects it from the weather elements, keeping it prim for your use.
- Broil King Baron Propane Gas Grill
This is a compact and portable grill that boasts of 4 burners that can cook a whole lot without taking up much space. It is ideal for large families with limited storage space as well as for campers who like to take grills along.
Lockable wheels and good storage space under the main grill makes it a good choice for a camping trip away from home.
- Cuisinart All-Foods Tabletop Gas Grill
If you want the best propane grill that does not take a lot of space nor drills a hole in your pocket, the Cuisinart All-Foods tabletop gas grill might be the one for you. It has a small, compact, and portable frame with a reasonable price.
It comes with a well-designed lid and a folding frame to erect the grill outside, making it an ideal choice for camping. It might appear small but can easily cook for a family of 3 to 5 members.
- Hamilton Beach Five Burner Gas Grill
This is a ginormous grill which boasts of 5 burners suitable for cooking and grilling a wide variety of foods. But the best part is that this large grill can be assembled under ten minutes.
These are few of the best propane grill reviews and all of them can be easily found and ordered on Amazon.
How to get the ball rolling on eating healthier
You may want to start eating healthier, but getting the ball rolling can be an uphill endeavor.
Make a List
When you get hungry, the last thing you feel like doing is running down a mental list of available healthy foods to eat. That’s why you probably end up grabbing whatever is closest to you and chowing down, vowing to start eating healthy tomorrow.
Instead, sit down and make a list of foods that you determine to be healthiest for you and your goals. Don’t just write a shopping list. Make a list of actual meals that you can prepare and eat. Include what day you’re going to have them, and what time. The more prepared you are when hunger strikes, the more likely you will be to have something ready without having to think too hard about it.
Buy a Cookbook
Flipping through a cookbook with enticing photographs of healthy food will get you inspired to start eating healthy. Buy a cookbook or two that has nothing but healthy food recipes. Make sure it has a photo for every recipe, so you can visualize yourself dining on the healthy options. Put bookmarks on pages that really make you want to get up and start cooking. These are the dishes that will offer you the best motivation to start your new healthy eating plan. Alternatively, you can create your own cookbook by searching around the internet for healthy recipes and saving them to your phone or computer.
Buy Some New Clothes
Wearing the same clothes every day when you already feel unattractive can keep you in a negative rut that’s hard to get out of. Put on your favorite pair of jeans, jacket, whatever, and go shopping for some new clothes. Buy a few that fit you now, and something special that you can work toward fitting into after you’ve achieved your weight goal. The change will help you to see yourself as someone new and fresh who is capable of switching eating habits for the better.
Stop Looking in the Mirror
If your appearance really gets you down, stop obsessing over your flaws in the mirror. Seriously, you don’t need a visual examination over every wrinkle or bulge. Just stop looking in the mirror, get dressed, and be on your merry way. Wait at least a month before you give yourself a once over again. This time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, instead of walking away thinking how bad you look.
Buy a Cool Scale
If you’re trying to lose weight (or even gain weight), having a cool scale will make the process easier to measure progress. Get yourself a digital scale that measures ounces as well as pounds. They even have scales that speak your weight, if that’s what you need to keep motivated to eat healthier. Just don’t weigh yourself every day, because daily fluctuations in weight are normal, and have little to do with your eating habits. If you gain a couple ounces after eating healthy all day, you could lose motivation to continue to eat healthy. Every three days or so is sufficient to track your progress and measure your results.
Choose Restaurants With Healthy Food
If cooking isn’t your thing, choose some local restaurants that serve healthy foods with wholesome ingredients. Keep a list of these restaurants at hand so that when you come home late from work and don’t feel like cooking, you’ll have a backup plan that doesn’t involve Domino’s Pizza.
Invest in Partitioned Storage Containers
If you’re short on time like most of us, you need some quick options for meals every now and then. Invest in some portioned storage containers so you can make your own version of TV dinners. Instead of pudding and mashed potatoes, fill them with things like brown rice, steamed broccoli, and turkey breast. Prepare them ahead of time and stack in your refrigerator or freezer. Just pop one in the microwave when all you can think about is flopping on the couch in front of the television.
The key to getting the ball rolling to start eating healthier is to be prepared. When you stock up on the tools that will help you reach your goals, get ready for instances when there’s no time to cook, and be kind to yourself by not obsessing over your image, you stand a pretty good chance of improving your eating habits for good.
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Marijuana. Infused. Beer.
It was only a matter of time before weed found its way into America’s favorite drink. Enter: marijuana-infused beer.
These days, you can find marijuana infused in everything from alcohol to BBQ sauce to bath bombs to candy bars. So, it was only a matter of time before weed found its way into America’s favorite drink: beer. Enter: marijuana-infused beer.
From Business Insider, a report that Lagunitas Brewing Company has released an IPA infused with marijuana. It’s called Supercritical, and it’s available for a limited release in California. In case you don’t know, Lagunitas Brewing Company is based in California and was purchased by Heineken in early 2017.
Sadly, though, it won’t get you high — the beer contains no THC.
For inside scoop, watch the full video. Then let us know in the comments what you think about marijuana-infused beer.
Sweden’s Move To A 6 Hour Workday Should Make You Very Angry
THIS CONTENT WAS REPUBLISHED FROM AN EARLIER DATE.
What would you do with 6 extra hours of free time every week? That’s the question every full-time worker in Sweden is going to have to answer. After years of individual companies making the switch, the entire country is about to embark on an ambitious plan to maintain productivity while also eliminating 17% of the current workweek. Yes, the entire country.
Not only have Swedish workers just been given 312 hours of their lives back each year, but they have effectively been given a rather nice raise as well. In 2014, the average Swede took home about of €30,612 (the equivalent of $34,285) each year, or €2551 ($2857) a month, which is about €589 ($660) a week. If we break that down over a 36 hour work week (less than the 47 hours the average American works full-time ), that equals €16.35 an hour. With the switch from a 36 hour workweek to a 30 hour workweek, the average take-home hourly wage just jumped to €19.63/hour, or a 20% increase.*
That would make me pretty happy, and I hope our CEO reads this and feels compelled to give all of us at Men’s Trait a 20% raise. We’re not holding our breath, however. Wages in the U.S. have been slightly better than stagnant for decades, and now we have to sit back and watch as an entire nation was just collectively given a raise that we could only dream of in the States.
In the United States, the average earner made $45,230 before taxes in 2014. More than the average Swede, right? Not necessarily. You might have noticed that the amount people in Sweden take home, on average, was €30,612 ($34,285), not what they earned. That’s the net, after tax amount. In the U.S., depending on a worker’s tax bracket, that amount would be at best $33,923, excluding any deductions and credits on their taxes. Depending on the exchange rate at any given moment, people in Sweden might take home more money than Americans. Or Americans might take home more. It’s very, very close.
But each country is different, and the cost of living in Sweden is higher than in the United States. Or, rather no, it isn’t. When we look at just after tax income, not accounting for fixed expenses, the average Swede has more buying power than the average American. Rent and utilities are significantly cheaper for people living in Sweden, making it slightly more affordable than the U.S. overall. Removing just utilities from the equation gives the advantage to Americans for having more buying power. Luxury activities, like eating at restaurants or going to the movies, are more expensive in Sweden than they are in the United States; that’s one financial advantage we have. But Swedes don’t do those things on the same scale that Americans do, so the premium prices affect them less than they would someone living in the States.
Okay, so I’ve rambled for over 500 words about how the Swedes just made a change to how much people work, and then delved into a bevy of numbers comparing the incomes and buying power of Americans and Swedes, only to come to the conclusion that there really isn’t that much difference between the two countries. Both are wealthy countries, with each celebrating a 7.2 OECD Better Life Index score that measures the quality of life for people around the globe, well above the average score of 6.0. So what’s the point?
Just remember, you could be living the American dream in Sweden, only by working at least 312 fewer hours each year. Oh, and the Swedes are guaranteed 25 paid vacation days and 16 paid holidays yearly, plus some paid maternity (56 weeks, or 13 months) and paternity leave (34 weeks), neither of which are guaranteed in the United States.** Now, with this new 6 hour workday, your typical Swedish worker will work 458 fewer hours every year than the average American (this even includes part-time workers)—that’s 19 full days.
Yes, you should be angry. People in Sweden are living the American dream better than we are.
Preston Hemmerich is the Content Manager for 301 Digital Media, overseeing MensTrait.com, OutwardOn.com, DailyBeautyHack.com and more. He enjoys covering food, politics, travel and writing sad attempts at humor.
*This figure does not account for hourly employees, only salaried employees. Some businesses have applied a wage increase to hourly employees to make up for lost hours, but that is not a country wide practice. In reality, this de facto raise disproportionately benefits higher income individuals working salaried jobs.
**Collectively, citizens of the U.S. get nowhere near 41 paid days off a year that Swedish citizens do.
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