Blaze Grills and Texas BBQ Culture

by Chris Commins
Red flames of a blaze BBQ grill in an outdoor kitchen.

There’s one thing for sure in Texas: BBQ is more than a tangy sauce – it’s a lifestyle, and grills are one of the most important facets of that lifestyle. Your outdoor kitchen is an extension of your home, and you want it to represent you well. That means your grill is the right type and size to fit your culinary needs. 

Blaze grills are a Texas favorite. Their versatility and durability make them solid choices for an outdoor kitchen anywhere. They’re also sleek and modern, melding with any décor and atmosphere. If you’re a Texan in the BBQ culture, nothing lights up your outdoor kitchen like a Blaze grill. Let’s look at the Blaze grill company, its products, and the benefits of using them in your outdoor kitchen. 

Blaze Grill Basics 

Blaze Grills was started by a married couple, Michael and Ladina Hackle, in Baton Rouge, LA. They loved the BBQ lifestyle and outdoor kitchen experience and felt it could be offered to more people at a more reasonable price with just a few tweaks.

They started a company called BBQ Guys as an eCommerce platform selling outdoor kitchen components at varying prices before designing their own line of grills and accessories at even more affordable prices in 2012. Their mission was to provide a luxurious outdoor kitchen atmosphere without investing your life savings. The company was sold a few years later, and it became one of the most popular brands of grill on the market in 2022.

Blaze Products


Blaze grills are made with high-quality materials without passing that cost onto their customers. They are perfect for grilling everything from meats and vegetables to pizza and dessert. The company also sells grill accessories and outdoor kitchen components that turn any backyard into a luxurious kitchen and dining space in the fresh Texas air. Check out some of their most popular products available at BBQ Outfitters.



Blaze grills can be gas or charcoal and are categorized into four groups:

  • Professional LUX
  • Premium LTE
  • Prelude LBM
  • Marine Grade


The differences lie in the size and number of burners, so every outdoor chef can design the kitchen that best suits their needs. The Professional LUX is the most popular series. It has two sizes – one with three burners and one with four. 

Most Blaze grills are made with commercial quality 304 cast stainless steel burners that last a lifetime. The exceptions are the marine grade grills, made from 316L stainless steel, which increases durability in marine atmospheres. 

Outdoor Kitchen Refrigerators


A kitchen isn’t a kitchen without a refrigerator, even when it’s outside. Blaze outdoor fridges and ice makers are created to last for decades to keep everything from food to wine and fruits cold no matter how warm the temps are. Made from stainless steel, Blaze offers both a standing fridge and bucket cooler type of refrigerator.

Here at BBQ Outfitters, we help offer door upgrades for 4.5 CU left and right hinge doors so your Blaze refrigerator will always work as well as the newest model. 

Outdoor Kitchen Accessories


You need a lot more than just a flame to have an outdoor kitchen you can really use year after year. Blaze offers a complete line of outdoor kitchen accessories to make your experience perfect every time, such as:

  • Rotisserie kits
  • Smoker boxes
  • Side burners
  • Grill covers
  • Searing burners
  • Access doors
  • Vent hoods
  • Paper towel holders


Gathering your loved ones together for a meal means you want everything to be fun, light-hearted, and relaxing. That means having everything you need on hand. 

No matter what your dream kitchen looks like, Blaze offers BBQ products for all types and sizes of outdoor kitchens. 


Blaze grills are some of the best-selling, most cost-efficient outdoor kitchen equipment on the market. You can’t attribute all their popularity to their price, however – they have a lot more than that going for them. Some popular benefits include the following:



Blaze products have a fantastic warranty. All their components (except electronics, ignition, and lighting systems) have a lifetime warranty, and the electronics, ignition, and lighting systems are covered for one year after the date of purchase. 

Flame Stabilizing Grids 

Eliminating flare-ups is no trouble with Blaze grills flame stabilizing grids. No more worries about shooting flames or grease flares when you least expect it. It’s an extra level of safety for your outdoor kitchen experiences.

Cast Stainless Steel Burners 

The stainless-steel burners make it tough and durable enough to last a lifetime. It’s hard to dent or scratch, so it stays looking new for years. They are also a breeze to clean.

Lighted Controls

Not all BBQs happen during the day. Grilling at night is a massive part of the culture. Lighted control knobs make cooking after dark a cinch, not to mention a lot safer.

Blaze grills have many amazing benefits, but their most valuable assets depend on your specific preferences and needs in an outdoor kitchen. 

BBQ culture is a life choice in Texas. It’s about the food, but it’s also about bringing family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers a little closer. Building a caring community is the heart of BBQ culture, and every outdoor kitchen in Texas has an extra seat for anyone who needs it. 


Let Us Help You Perfect Your Outdoor Kitchen Experience


Outdoor kitchens allow you to enjoy a meal with your friends, family, and relatives, along with the beauty of the great state of Texas. BBQ Outfitters is the premiere grill dealership in Texas. Our single focus is to expose our customers to the very best in outdoor living and grilling products. 

We’re passionate about selling products that enhance the enjoyment of cooking and bring friends and family together to create lasting memories. Our mission is to provide a service that exceeds expectations and makes lifelong customers. Check out our website to see everything we offer, or come in and see for yourself how awesome the grill life can be.