Once we’ve survived Michigan’s harsh winter once again, I am always beyond ready to enjoy the summer weather and everything that comes along with it. When I think of summer, the first thing that comes to my mind is grilling out on the weekends with friends and family. There’s nothing quite like great tasting grilled food right from your backyard. The food options for grilling are endless and all you need to know are the basics of grilling to get started. I am not a grilling expert by any means, but with using my favorite Michigan-made pellet grill from Grilla Grills, I sure do feel like I am. If you’ve never heard of Grilla Grills but you’re intrigued by the thought of becoming halfway decent cook at your backyard cookouts? Let me give you a little bit of background about the company and their product line offering.
The Story Behind Grilla Grills
So, two guys were on a fishing trip, one being an industrial designer, enjoying a plate of ribs. They noticed that all pellet grills seemed to look exactly the same. This is when the lightbulb went off as they wanted to create an entirely unique pellet grill that could stand out of the crowd. They immediately got to work and began crafting the first Grilla Grill pellet smoker grill. Boy, do they stand apart by their appearance and performing quality. Now, they have five different models that you can choose from. Their showroom and warehouse are based in Holland, Michigan. Lucky for us who live in West Michigan, you can visit the showroom at any time to get an up close and personal look at these pellet grills. If not, don’t fret as they ship anywhere in the contiguous United States and Canada with free shipping if you spend over $49! So let’s take a look at their offerings.
This pellet smoker grill will deliver that deep wood smoked flavor that you’re looking for in your food with minimal work. This is Grilla’s trademark design, and the only stand-up grill you’ll find like this if you’re shopping for a pellet grill. One of the coolest things about the design is that with the swinging door you can open your grill without all of the heat immediately leaking out of the top. So, there’s a functional reason for this design – and it also helps cook more evenly with its circular design. On top of that, the Set n’ Forget Digital Control System you will be able to set your desired temperature and simply let the grill do the rest of the work. This is perfect to use for large barbeques as you can fit whole chickens, roasts, and turkeys on the upper grate. You will be a backyard pit master in no time with the help of the Grilla!
For the Silverbac pellet grill model, there are three different options to choose from: Original, Pro, or Alpha. While the Original comes in at the cheaper price of the three, it still delivers everything you could want in a pellet smoker including stainless steel cooking grates and a dual wall thermojacket. For the Pro model, you get all these features and more with an easy to use hopper pellet dump, stainless steel drip pan, and much more. This model is easy to use and makes for an easy clean up afterward. The last model, the Alpha, is the newest member of the Grilla Grills lineup with the incredible PID mode controller that offers precise control of temperature or a natural smoky flavor all just by pushing a button. This is the ultimate pellet grill that requires minimal knowledge to create incredible food. So if you want to impress your friends with your incredible barbecue chops (while also being able to feed a small army) this is the grill for you.
The Kong kamado grill is perfect for anyone who wants to stick with the traditional charcoal ceramic grill. This is Grilla’s competitor to the popular Big Green Egg grill you’ve probably seen a few times. It comes with many of the same features and just so happens to come from a company based right here in Michigan. With over 600” square inches of cooking space, you will be able to cook a feast at your next cookout. This model is also very versatile allowing you to smoke, bake, sear, or even grill. With its heavy-duty ceramic construction, it is built to truly last awhile. The one major advantage this model has over the pellet grills is its ability to reach extremely high heats. You want to crank this thing up to 700 degrees and make a pizza in a couple of minutes? Go for it!
The Chimp is a portable pellet grill that is extremely versatile allowing you to easily bring it with you to a tailgate or an outdoor cookout. It only requires a standard household three-prong 120-volt outlet to be powered up. Powered with the alpha smoke dual controller, you will be able to maintain the perfect temperature and a smoky flavor at the same time. This is the perfect model for those who are on the go and want to be able to bring your pellet grill with you!
So, how do you get your hands on one of these?
Well, if you happen to live in West Michigan, head on over to the Grilla Grills warehouse. If you pick it up in person, you will receive $75 of free accessories to offset the shipping costs. Can’t beat that, right? If you aren’t able to make it to the warehouse, you can get any of the grill models above shipped directly to your door with free shipping on any order over $49. You will receive a 4-year warranty on each of the grill models to ensure they perform. Grilla Grills’ customer service is top-notch as it is a family-owned business.
As summer quickly approaches and you start planning your backyard cookouts, consider a Michigan-made grill to assist you in feeding the neighborhood. Once you switch over to using a pellet grill with Grilla Grills technology, you will never go back to a traditional grill again. With the versatility, there are so many different types of food that can be cooked, smoked, baked, or seared on these grills.
If you’re not sure what to cook, Grilla won’t leave you hanging as they’ve got a huge list of recipes on their site that you can find here. What recipe are you looking forward to trying out on your grill this summer?