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Charcoal Versus Gas Grills

Summer is nearly here, and it’s time to plan for your holidays and outdoor activities. When it comes to a summer get-together most families gather for a barbecue, requiring a grill and just a little space for the festivities. When you’re planning your outdoor space, it can be difficult to choose what type of barbecue grill to purchase. The feud between charcoal and gas grills continues each year, and while many homeowners are loyal to one or the other, it’s a good idea to find out the benefits and the costs of your choice.

Charcoal Versus Gas Grills Image - Milford CT - The Cozy FlamePurpose of the Grill

  • A Large Gathering
    Feeding a large group of people you may want a more convenient experience, and one that doesn’t put off a lot of added heat. Cooking for a large group might mean you need a grill that will cook faster, and less expensive meats like burgers and hot dogs. Gas grills cook quickly, maintain a steady temperature, and have an easy switch for lighting and shut-off.
  • Family Grill
    When you’re looking for a good taste for roasting or smoking, you might prefer charcoal over gas because when meats like chicken and steak are slow-cooked with charcoal or hickory chips, it leaves a distinct taste.
  • Baking
    Some homeowners prefer to bake in a grill instead of a household oven. If you’d like to bake in your grill, gas is for you. Baking with gas will bake your bread or dessert, but will not alter the taste. Baking with charcoal will give your homemade treats and breads a smoky flavor despite whatever ingredients you use.
  • Direct Heat Cooking
    When a gas and charcoal grill go head-to-head in standard direct heat cooking and searing, the two flavors are the same. And aside from taste, the benefits of gas grills outweigh those of charcoal.

Benefits of Gas

  • Easy to light and shut off
  • Maintain temperature with easy control
  • Long lasting fuel
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Flame unaffected by weather and wind

Restaurants Choose Gas

Generally, steakhouses choose gas to cook for time and taste. Despite the sometimes added cost of the grill, it pays off in the end. No more buying charcoal, running out before your big event, and having your flame flicker out repeatedly until you finally concede and cook on your kitchen stove.

The debate of charcoal versus gas is as old as the wood versus gas fireplace debate. Both have benefits, and both have loyal consumers, but obvious benefits cannot be overlooked. Some manufacturers have even gone as far as to create hybrid grills that burn both charcoal and gas. The Cozy Flame stands by gas grills, not only for the convenience and ease-of-use, but for the safety features. We also listen to our customers and continue to sell the best products in the industry:

Check Us Out

The Cozy Flame has just what you’re looking for in your summer barbecue experience. You can impress your guests, your family, and yourself with your new gas grill. Call 203-283-4459 today, and let a grill expert talk you through your options.

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