Choosing between a charcoal and gas BBQ grill


two burner gas grill, tri-mate deluxe gas/charcoal smoker bbq grillWith Summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to have a BBQ! I remember having at least one BBQ a week as a kid growing up. There are several advantages to having a BBQ. For starters, the food tastes way better! Second, you’re not heating up the entire house with the stove and oven on a warm Summer’s day. Finally, there’s a lot less to clean up with no pots and pans everywhere. Let’s take a look at some of your BBQ options.

Two Burner Gas Grill

Gas grills have an advantage over their charcoal counterparts.

  • They are easier to light
  • They have more accessory options
  • The fuel is cheaper
  • Bigger cooking surface

While two burner gas grills are the most common,I recommend the five burner Tri-Mate Deluxe gas/charcoal smoker BBQ grill. The stainless steel surface makes it easy to clean, and it comes with a side burner so you can boil something without having to run back into the house. It has a bun warmer rack and 805 square inches of cooking surface to make plenty of food.

Charcoal Grill

Not everything is all about gas grills though, as charcoal grills have some advantages of their own:

  • The grill is cheaper
  • They are more portable
  • Perhaps most important of all, the food tastes better!

The portability might be a big selling point to those who like to pack up and BBQ at the park, beach, or while camping. But above all else, BBQ foodies say that food from a gas grill has a hint of a propane taste to it, while food from a charcoal grill has a much more preferred and natural smokey flavor.

What is your favorite type of BBQ? Have any tips for making that perfect meal? Share them with us in the comments section!

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