What’s the Difference Between Gas vs. Charcoal Grilling? | You Can Cook That | Allrecipes.com

What’s the Difference Between Gas vs. Charcoal Grilling? | You Can Cook That | Allrecipes.com


– It’s the great debate in grilling. Charcoal or gas? For most masters of the grill, there is no compromising. You’re either in one camp or the other. Let’s look at the issues that
are inflaming the debate. (fake laughs) Gas-fire grilling has the clear benefit of being extremely convenient. Simply turn a knob and say hello to your highly-adjustable heat source. Gas grills are fueled by liquid propane, stored in refillable tanks. Gas grilling is clean and quick, and once dinner is over, there’s no ashy mess to clean up. Return the switch to off, rub a metal brush over the grate, and clean up time is over. Done-zo. Charcoal grilling however might not offer the same
level of convenience as gas, but it does boast one
benefit that stands out above all others. Smoky flavor. The dry, white-hot heat of
charcoal sears meat quickly, creating a crusty, caramelized exterior and smoky flavor. Of course, charcoal
grilling requires more time and attention than gas, from building and lighting the briquettes to waiting for the coals to get hot to managing the flame, blah, blah, blah. But they are less
expensive than gas grills, though the cost of charcoal
will add up over the years. Charcoal’s also more
portable than gas grilling. A bag of charcoal can easily
be chucked into the car and taken to the park or beach. What method do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments below and happy grilling.

30 thoughts on “What’s the Difference Between Gas vs. Charcoal Grilling? | You Can Cook That | Allrecipes.com”

  1. To me they both just cook your food… in reality there is no difference unless you want to get into that environment stuff

  2. Charcoal is the only way to go! Yes it's more work and time, but the flavor is worth it. Plus it's also fun playing with fire.

  3. Charcoal that's it that's all.
    If I am going to use gas then I can cook inside the house. Nothing beats the flavor of charcoal cooked food.

  4. If your like me and enjoy cooking , grilling and trying to recreate the best in flavor and texture then there is nothing like charcoal and jumbo lump. The temperature is also what makes a big difference. I have a nice natural gas grill which just can't get close to the 700 degree's and such of the charcoal. I even cook homemade pizza will those higher temps. Don't bother with trying that with gas. šŸ”„šŸ•

  5. Gas grilling= outside kitchen. Thats a no for me. Unless you using charcoal or wood dont invite me

  6. Wonderful Julia….love your enthusiasum.
    Can't say I'll be doing any grilling 'cause we don't have grills for residents to use but your presentation sure makes me want to….

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