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If you’re like me, you’re grillin’ and chillin’ every chance you get.
I generally cook on the grill throughout the year — rain, shine, cold weather — it doesn’t matter.
Charcoal and gas grills both work throughout the year, right? So why not crank it up and enjoy a flame-kissed burger, caramelized fruits or veggies, or even a nice, thick steak?
#1 – Time and Trouble
How much time do I have to get dinner on the table and how much trouble do I need to go through to accomplish that task. I tend to keep in mind the length of time needed with the least amount of hassle. Sure, I can keep re-loading my chimney full of charcoal briquet’s and adding them to the grill but that’s more trouble than I’m willing to put out for the majority of foods I want to slow-cook. I simply go to the gas grill for those types of foods and smoke them with wood chips, if so desired.
#2 – Temperature control
You can do a good job of it with charcoal but you can do an excellent job of controlling temperature with gas.
#3 – Flavor
Will spices and heat alone do the trick, or do I need a char-grilled flavor to get the job done?
Have I forgotten anything? How about you? Which do you prefer: a charcoal grill or a gas grill?
Tips For Finding The Best Grill To Buy
- How To Buy A Gas Grill
- Lowes Grill Buying Guide
- The Anatomy Of A Gas Grill
- Home Depot Grill Buying Guide
- Consumer Reports: Gas Grill Buying Guide
- How To Buy A Grill 101
- Top 10 Small Grills
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