Grilled beef steak with grilled vegetables on serving board block after being prepared on cooking grills.

Types of Cooking Grills You Must Know about

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Having a cooking grill can help us make a number of amazing dishes at home. And if you look for grills, you would find so many options that you would only be more confused as to which one to buy. If you’re buying a grill for the first time or planning to replace your older cooking grill with a new one, here’s a list of 4 kinds of grills out of which you should choose what’s appropriate for you.

Gas Cooking Grills

Gas grills are the most commonly used backyard grills. These grills need either natural gas or propane to work. You should decide buying a gas grill only if either one of these resources is available to you readily. While a propane gas grill can be converted to run on natural gas, you should still carefully look at the specifications before buying one. Gas grills are quite easy to clean and heat up pretty quickly want makes them an ideal choice for backyard BBQs. So, if you’re not the most patient person, you can go for a gas grill.

Electric grills


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You already know if we say electric grills, it means the kind of grills that run on electricity. If you live in the city, then buying natural gas, propane, or charcoal is a tedious task for you but you still need to work on grills, you can buy an electric grill. You would find both indoor and outdoor electric grills. Electric grills have plates to cook the meat on, which means there is no need of fire. There are many cities where keeping a charcoal or gas grill is prohibited. So, if that is the case in your city, you can instead buy an electric grill.

Charcoal grills

Pretty much like the name of the grill suggests charcoal grills use charcoal briquettes to run. If you’re a chef and looking for a grill that would deliver the exact kind of flavor that grilled food should have, you should pick a charcoal grill. Charcoal grills are pretty expensive, and every time you decide to cook, you would have to buy charcoal briquettes. They are also time-consuming to cook on, but the good news is you can achieve a higher temperature with charcoal grills than gas grills. However, if you’re looking for a smoked flavor in your food, you have to buy a charcoal grill.

Portable Cooking grills

A portable grill, whether run on charcoal or natural gas, is the one that can be easily transported. If you intend to cook grilled food on picnics more often, you should buy a portable grill. Since they are also available in a variety of types and sizes, it’s pretty convenient to choose out of different kinds of grills.

These are a variety of grills that one must buy based on what one expects out of their cooking grill. You would find many reviews of grills, like The Weber 670 Review vs Genesis which would help you buy a suitable grill for you.

About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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