Learn the parts of the grill before heading to the store. This way you'll be sure your new purchase matches all your grilling needs.
Look for quality stainless steel and porcelain-coated metal grates. Heavier grates sear meat better so it holds in more flavor.
Door racks, hooks, and towel bars make a grill much more functional. Make sure the propane tank of a gas grill is easy to remove and replace.
BTUs (British thermal units) are the standard measurement used to state the amount of energy that a fuel has as well as the amount of output of heat. 100 BTUs per square inch of cooking area is about right.