Gas vs. charcoal grilling

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When using a charcoal grill, the best and easiest way to light the grill is to use a charcoal starter. This will cut your pit heating time down by 15 minutes or so because the coals will be already be lit when you put them into the pit.

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Gas vs. charcoal grilling

  1. 1. www.gourmetrecipe.com We have all either heard or have been a part of a debate about which grilling method is better, using gas, or using charcoal. There are mixed opions on this issue, and this article explores some of the benefits of both types of grills. Everyone I have met either strongly believes in using gas grills, or solely using charcoal grills. There are a few who use both. For grilling recipes look for gourmetrecipe.com. Which one is right for you? Gas Grills Gas grills come in many flavors, big, small, stainless, ones with side burners for pots, and many more. They are very easy to light, usually by the push of a button, and controlling heat on them is not a problem at all. With the simple turn of a dial, and you can cook food anywhere from 200 to 500 degrees. They use propane to fuel them, and a typical, full propane tank will supply enough fuel to cook many meals. The prices of gas grills typically range from $150.00 to $500.00, and even well up into the $1,000.00 dollar range. Charcoal Grills Charcoal grills are fueled by lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes. They grills are usually in the shape of a round kettle, but many other shapes of pits, such as squares and rectangles exist. Many people will only use charcoal grills because they believe a better taste is produced by using charcoal instead of gas. I will talk more about this later. Charcoal grills can be priced anywhere from the small, $20 dollar Hibachi, to a typical $50.00 Weber, to an expensive, $450.00 kettle, which is usually pretty large. Normally, the $50.00 Weber grill is the best way to go because it has the surface area to cook lots of food, and Webers usually last a very long time. I have used one for 4 years now, cooking 4-5 times a month on it, and it has not let me down yet. When using a charcoal grill, the best and easiest way to light the grill is to use a charcoal starter. This will cut your pit heating time down by 15 minutes or so because the coals will be already be lit when you put them into the pit.

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