(Closed) Gas or Charcoal Grill?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you prefer to BBQ with a
    gas/propane grill : (14 votes)
    56 %
    charcoal grill : (11 votes)
    44 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @BeckyS0:  I prefer the taste of charcoal, but I like the convenience of gas/propane.  We have a propane grill for our house.

    Post # 5
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If you want to “take it with you” then Propane is the way to go

    (Altho after having been a kid in the 1960s and ONLY ever having seen charcoal grills until the 1980s… I’d opt for Propane ALL THE TIME… Charcoal is a PITA as it is sooo much more work… takes so long to heat up, is messy, dirty, and those briquettes hold the heat… you have to wait for like FOREVER AND A DAY… until they are cool enough to thro out)

    Been a Propane fan now for over 30 Years… and not looking back.

    Mr TTR & I have a HUGE Propane Grill (we call em BBQs here in Canada) that sits on our Patio out the back door.  And we grill year-round… no matter the weather (temp) even have to dig it out of a snowbank regularly !!

    LOVE it.  Only way in my opinion to have a Steak.

    We also own one of these smaller portable models for Camping & Picnics

    Pefect for us.

    BUT if you want something a bit bigger… you should check out the Coleman “Road Trip” line… they are fully portable (good for Camping, trips to the Beach etc) and big & sturdy enough to also use at home if you have a Deck / Patio.

    Road Trip Grills = http://www.colemancanada.ca/Products/1001/roadtrip

    Friends of ours that we camp with have one and they love it.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 6
    2602 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We used a charcoal grill for quite a long time. We have had a propane grill for a year now, and even though charcoal has good flavor, I would never want to deal with the inconvenience and the mess again.

    Post # 8
    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love the taste of a charcoal grill but I can’t argue with the convenience of a propane grill. We debated between these two for quite awhile and ended up with a propane grill and haven’t regretted it.

    Post # 9
    3400 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    gas is easier, but charcoal tastes better.

    Post # 10
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    To @BeckyS0:  Lol, glad to help.

    The one thing I would also mention is propane or natural gas is a cleaner (somewhat healthier) fuel source

    Food prepared over Wood & Charcoal both evidently UP one’s exposure to carcinogens… I remember this was a HUGE argument that was Pro-Gas Grills back in the 1980s when they first came out.

    That would make a difference to me as well.


    Post # 11
    781 posts
    Busy bee

    @BeckyS0:  Personally I despise gas grills! We have one b/c the landlords left it, they didn’t recommend us getting another b/c we live on the ocean and they rust out super fast. The other day I had big, gorgeous (and expensive!!) filets ready to go on the grill, I walked out to a cold grill. Ugh. Charcoal tastes wayyyy better too. 

    Post # 13
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Any grill your going to buy is going to rush unless your will to spend a lot. Any way you can slip it into a conversation which he prefers? I know my guy is picky, he hates gas with a passion and will only grill with charcoal. Honestly, gas is easier to just throw in the car. Charcoal you have to dispose of the waste and/wait for the embers to cool properly. Some people, like my guy, don’t care about that, it’s about the taste. Some will care about that, it’s about the ease. 

    Post # 14
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @housebee:  +1. We have one of each. Depending how much time we have, we decide which one to use. 

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