Outdoor Leisure in Wyoming: Gas vs. Charcoal

March 1, 2014

It’s been a long-standing debate between Wyoming outdoor leisure specialists for as long as we can remember – when it comes to barbecuing, is it better on charcoal or gas? Here are our tips on what you should look at in order to choose the right grill for you.

Photo: Napoleon Promo Charcoal BBQ

 

Convenience: Charcoal grills take about 40 minutes to get to the point where you can cook on them, so if you have the time, this might be right for you. Gas grills, on the other hand, are ready as soon as you ignite them. With these grills, you can enjoy delicious BBQ in under an hour without any hassles, so if quick and easy is more your style, gas is for you.

 

Taste: One of the big arguments against gas grills is that they lack that distinct smoky taste – especially when grilling steaks. However, if this isn’t an important factor for you, then gas may be the perfect option. In fact, there are also other ways to get that smoky taste without using charcoal, including smokers and even basting sauces.

 

Cost: Gas grills tend to be more expensive than their charcoal counterparts, especially when you are getting towards the more sophisticated models, which is definitely a factor to consider. However, charcoal is the more expensive fuel and can add up in the long run, especially if you’re planning on BBQing every other night!

 

Cleaning: Simple gas grills are very easy to clean when compared to charcoal grills, so if an easy tidy-up is your dream come true, you should choose gas. Be aware however, that the more complex the gas grill is, the more cleaning it needs.

 

 

Though Spring is an entire season away, it is never too early to start thinking about your barbecue upgrade for the upcoming year. Looking into your options now will ensure that you get the fastest service and are ready to get out in the sunshine as soon as it warms up! 

 

If this list doesn’t help you to narrow down your choice, you’re welcome to stop by our store or contact us and speak to any of our Wyoming outdoor leisure enthusiasts – they’ll be able to match your wants with the perfect BBQ grill in no time!

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