Philadelphia, PA - It’s time to bring out the bar-b-que and play. If your perfect summer day includes outside dining like mine, then its time to fire up the grill.
Don't have a grill, well then it time to make a major choice. Of course, no two barbecue grills are alike. This is a good thing when taking into account grilling needs are different from household to household. And so prior to starting the journey of selecting the most appropriate grill, it’s worthwhile to ask a few questions, so as not to get your hands burned.
The billion-dollar cookout question - Gas or Charcoal? While there are a wide variety of persuasive reasons to select either one, below are a few deciding factors.
Gas Grills - A good gas grill will supply almost immediate heat - which is ideal if you are in a rush. Because it's so straight forward to use gas grills tend to also be used more often. You’re also in control by using gas so you can modify the temperature correctly to guarantee you don’t wind up burning the family dinner. The advantages do come with a price tag though as - they have a tendency to be more pricey than a charcoal grill.
Charcoal - The bbq masters favorite. Lighting the coals and waiting for them to get white-hot is essential to the charcoal ritual. Proponents will always tell you that the smoky taste you get from chargrilled bbq is exactly how every barbecue ought to be. Charcoal grills often tend to be less expensive and much easier to set up and store. Ideal for prolonged, sunny afternoons, but not well suited for barbecues on the fly. They’re also messier than gas grills, making maintaining them more of an undertaking.