For many homeowners, May marks the beginning of grilling season—and this year, the barbecue’s hotter than ever! Get fired up for a summer of backyard eats with these fun facts, recently released by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA).
• Seventy-five percent
of adults own a grill or smoker. Sixty-two percent
of those with a grill own a gas grill. Ten percent
of grill owners have a backyard kitchen.
• The most popular days to barbecue are Fourth of July
, Labor Day, Memorial Day
, Father’s Day
and Mother’s Day
, but 63 percent
of grill owners do it all year round!
• Seventy-one percent
of grill owners use their grills to improve flavor; 54 percent
do it for personal enjoyment; 42 percent
do it while entertaining family and friends.
• The most popular new accessories grill owners plan to purchase are broiling baskets
, cooking planks
and pizza stones
. Fifty percent
of grill owners have basic grilling accessories, like mitts and tongs.
• Barbecuing isn’t strictly for dinnertime meals—11 percent
of grill owners have even cooked breakfast on a grill!
Published with permission from RISMedia.