Keen outdoor grillers often have strong views on whether gas or charcoal rules, generally based on the method they favor in their backyard. The thing is that while charcoal was once the only choice, the development of gas grills has seen many people switch over, and for good reasons.
Here we present the evidence which suggests gas grills are a wiser choice than their charcoal fuelled cousins, so read on if you’d like to learn more about this topic.
Gas grills are faster
Charcoal grills can definitely produce some amazing tasting food, but they also involve planning, prep ad a good chunk of waiting time. A gas grill, on the other hand, heats up fast and makes grilling something you can do on the spur of the moment or in a reasonable time at the end of a long day, so ultimately you will get more use out of it.
Gas grills are easier to use
There’s no messing to get the temperature right, as the controls take care of that. It’s goodbye forever to charred meat with a raw center!
Gas grills cope better with fragile food
This is mainly because it’s easy to change the temperature and have it respond quickly. Grilling softer foods like fish is much more effective than a gas grill over charcoal.
Gas grills don’t make the food taste strange
There’s no risk of that awful taste of lighter fluid that seeps into all the food cooked on a charcoal grill that needed some help getting started.
Gas grills are easier to clean and maintain
They cool down faster, and there’s no messy ash to contend with. Some of the higher end models even clean themselves!
Gas grills are cheaper to run
The cost of gas or propane (LPG) that the grill uses is much less than the amount of charcoal needed to grill the same amount of food.
Gas grills are safer
There are plenty of housing complexes which ban the use of charcoal grills because they are considered a fire risk.
Gas grills are better for your health
Meat cooked at intense and high heats, or food which is blackened during cooking produce compounds which are thought to increase your risk of developing certain cancers. Of course, gas grills can get very hot but they don’t have to be used that way, and they don’t make food char (the black crumbs) the way charcoal does.
Gas grills are better for the environment
Charcoal grills seriously contribute to air pollution, and unless fuelled with charcoal made from scrapped wood they also contribute to the destruction of the rain forests, or at the very least cause trees to be felled unnecessarily.
Gas grills have more options
There are gas grills to suit all budgets, but the option to pay more an add on all kinds of fancy features, such as rotisserie hardware, searing zones, and lighting systems, is there if you want it.
So there you have it, ten reasons why gas grills are superior to charcoal grills. If you want to learn more about this model, and which ones are the best gas grills, head over to Exchange Bar & Grill.