Choosing The Right Type Of Barbecue Grill

Posted on December 12, 2013


Choosing The Right Type Of Barbecue Grill

There are different types of barbecue grills, but not all of them are suitable for your needs. Just as we have different ways of preparing our barbecues, there are also different types of grills to help us prepare our food. In this sense, choosing the right type of barbecue grill for your personal needs can go a long way in helping you enjoy your weekend barbecues.

So if you’re looking for a good grill, the first thing you’ll need to know is that you have four options to choose from. Although there will be a certain degree of overlap among different types of grills, the four types of grills that we are about to discuss are more or less what you can expect to buy.

Electric Grills

The great thing about electric grills is that they can be used in situations where local fire regulations prevent you from having a nice barbecue. Electric grills run on electricity and rely on powered plates to grill meat. Also, because they don’t rely on charcoal or gas, they can be used both in and out of your home. The only problems with electric grills is that tend to be less durable than other types of grills, and also, they consume quite a bit of electricity. Other than these issues, however, electric grills are just as effective at grilling meat than non-electrical grills.

Gas Grills

Gas grills are the most popular type of backyard grill. They can use either natural gas or bottled propane, though it is more convenient and less costly to stick to natural gas. This is particularly true if you have access to a reliable gas line. The best way to think about gas grills is to consider them as charcoal grills that don’t need charcoals. What this means, basically, is that if you enjoy the taste of charcoal grilled meat, but don’t like the time it takes to fully cook them, then your best option is to get a gas grill.

Portable Grills

Portable grills are designed to run on either charcoal or propane. They are also, as their name suggests, portable, so you can move them around from one area to another. Because of this feature, they are the ideal grills for people who enjoy having barbecues at picnics and parties. On the other hand, the amount of meat that you can prepare on a portable grill is very limited, which means that it’s not a good idea to use them for large barbecues.

Charcoal Grills

Finally, we have charcoal grills. These types of grills use charcoal briquettes to fuel the grill and cook the meat. They are cheap, durable and relatively easy to use. They release a lot of heat and can make even the blandest types of meat tasty. This is particularly true if you use natural wood to grill your meat.

On the other hand, using a conventional charcoal grill can be time consuming, and is generally not suitable for people who don’t know how to use coal. Moreover, charcoal grills cannot be used in certain places due to fire regulations, so they are only useful to people who live in certain area.

Author Bio :
Caron Christoffer is a online manager for and likes to blog on various food and catering related topics. He likes to share various tips on BBQ tools.