Know Your Grills

Different types of grills each offer unique benefits and flavors:

Gas grills heat up to more than 500 degrees and you can adjust the heat level to whatever you want, wherever you want it. They are quick to fire up and they don’t require the prep or clean-up associated with charcoal grills.

Some prefer charcoal grills because of the smoky flavor you get from the charcoal or wood chips directly placed on the charcoal. There are even combo gas and charcoal grills on the market now that heat up to over 500 degrees and still give you that charcoal grill taste.

Electric grills cook using heated grill plates. There is no fire required, so they can be used inside. Some flavor is lost, but electric grills can be a great option if you live in an apartment or in the city.

Portable grills can run on propane or charcoal. They are easily transported for outdoor picnics or tailgating. They aren’t real big though, so cooking for a large crowd with a portable grill would be very challenging.

There are also ceramic cookers which can smoke, grill, bake or roast food. They can sustain high temperatures or slow cook for up to 24 hours.

Wood fire grills grill, smoke, roast and barbeque, and you can change the flavor by adding different wood pellets, such as apple or mesquite.