Everyone loves the old-fashioned charcoal grill. In addition to being cheaper than other grilling methods, it adds a distinctive raw flavor to hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, and other grilled dishes. Some people prefer charcoal grills to gas grills because they are easier to transport and safer to use than gas grills. Although there are differences of opinion and preferences among the grill, it is still that charcoal grills are here to stay. So whether it’s a picnic or an outdoor grill, charcoal grills will add to your value in terms of utility and reliability.
However, when choosing charcoal grills, it pays to know what your needs are and to know the pros and cons of having such a grill compared to other grills available.
1. Cooking space
First, you need to determine how much space you need for grilling. If you are grilling for a small family of three, you will do quite well with a 75 square inch grill. You will want to consider larger grills if you cook for more people. There’s no point taking a puny 75-inch grill to a big picnic. Remember that the size of the grid exponentially increases the number of objects you can grill. Just looking at the grill won’t give you a clear idea of how big the grill area is. Some grills have a warming rack that increases the perceived size of the grill.
– Get grills with wheels
– Try to choose grids whose parts are ergonomic and efficient
– Reduce the risk of damaging the grill during transport
– The grill must also withstand the rigors of outdoor use
– It’s not worth buying a brittle looking grill – choose those that are strong and durable
Some charcoal grills come with their own lighters. Try to choose grids that have this option. Other grills need a lighter liquid to ignite. With the built-in lighter, you will no longer need lighter fluid. On the other hand, you may want to avoid the lighter liquid altogether. Some people don’t like the taste and smell that this liquid adds to the grill. If necessary, use alcohol instead. It burns odorless and does not spoil the taste of food. Choose racks that allow easy access to the ashtray. This greatly simplifies grill cleaning. It also reduces the amount of ash flakes that can get on food. Also, tapas are a very important part of the grill. Choose a grill that has a lid to keep the heat trapped inside the grill. This allows for faster and smoke-free grilling.
The materials used to make the grill are also very important. Some grills are made of material that corrodes easily or does not resist the elements well. The stainless steel grates are very resistant to both bad weather and grill heat. Try to avoid painted grilles, as the paint could easily come off. Although lightweight and durable materials are hard to find among the racks, you’d better look for them. Remember, though, that the most important construction feature you are looking for in a grill in the first place is durability.