Backyard Grill Ideas to Sizzle Up Your Summer Entertaining

Can you feel it in the air? Summer’s here, and you know what that means—it’s time to fire up those grills and explore new backyard grilling ideas!

The sizzle of steaks, the smell of burgers, the joy of being with friends and family. These summer pleasures take backyard barbecues from standard to spectacular, especially around Independence Day.

As a leading provider of premium outdoor living products, AES Hearth & Patio offers top-tier grills to make your summer celebrations delicious and memorable.

Sizzle in Style: Benefits of a Top-Tier Grill

Investing in a high-end grill pays off in terms of superior grilling performance and longevity. Premium brands are built with quality materials like commercial-grade stainless steel and use innovative engineering for excellent heat distribution.

This leads to perfectly seared steaks, evenly cooked chicken, and crisp vegetables every time.

Durability is also a distinguishing factor—with proper maintenance, an excellent grill can serve your family for over a decade.

When hosting gatherings, your grill takes center stage. Impress guests with a top-of-the-line model. From portable pizza ovens to kamado-style smokers, our backyard grill ideas have something for everyone.

Keep the conversation flowing around the grill; it can make your Independence Day BBQ the talk of the town!

Highlighting Backyard Grill Ideas & Top Brands for Summer

At AES Hearth & Patio, our team of experts can help you select an exceptional grill tailored to your needs from our lineup of premium brands:


Ambiance grills are built to impress. If you love pizza (and who doesn’t?), check out the Pizzero Table Top. With stainless steel burners heating a thick ceramic base to over 800°F, you can serve up crispy, flavorful pizzas for the whole family in 2 minutes. Its portability also makes it a great option for camping trips and tailgates.


Napoleon takes the art of grilling to new heights. It has specialized features like infrared bottom burners for unbeatable searing capabilities. You can choose from gas, electric, or charcoal options, making it easy to find the perfect Napoleon grill for every occasion.

American Outdoor Grills

American Outdoor Grills empowers your inner grill master with plenty of cooking space and premium components. The recessed backburner hides away when not in use, maintaining a streamlined aesthetic. They’ve got a sleek, rounded hood and a smooth face with a satin finish that will make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood.

Fire Magic

The innovative Fire Magic lineup incorporates cutting-edge extras. Think Diamond Sear Cooking Grids, cast stainless steel burners, and a Magic View Window that lets you peek at your food without lifting the lid. With Fire Magic, grilling is truly a multi-sensory, high-tech experience.

Big Green Egg

Shaped like its namesake, the Big Green Egg‘s thick ceramic walls provide incredible heat retention for flavorful, juicy results. As a Kamado-style grill, its versatility expands from smoking to baking with grill accessories.

Tips for Maximizing Your Grilling Experience

Now that you know about some of the best grills out there, let’s talk about how to make the most of your experience. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Get some must-have accessories like grill covers, thermometers, and cleaning tools.
  • Look for extra features like side burners, rotisseries, and griddles to expand your cooking options.
  • Take good care of your grill, and it will take good care of you. Clean it regularly and store it properly during the off-season to keep it in tip-top shape.

Transform Your Backyard With a New Grill Today

Visit our AES showrooms in Camp Hill, Burnham, or Newville, where our backyard grill experts can match you with the ideal model to fire up flavorful feasts all summer and beyond. Our top brands and accessories make it easy to unlock your grill’s full potential. Stop by today to explore the possibilities!

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