Charcoal vs. Gas Grills – What’s the difference?
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Fire up the grill! Both charcoal and gas grills are great but there are a few distinct differences in how your grilled food will come out. There are both advantages and disadvantages of using charcoal and gas grills.

person in blue apron cooking on a charcoal grill

Charcoal Grills

Cooking over an open flame is the most basic, and probably the oldest, culinary technique. Charcoal grills provide a more distinct smoky flavor along with that amazing backyard aroma. It’s such a tease when you can smell someone in the neighborhood grilling. Scented wood chips or charcoal will add additional flavor.

Cons: However, charcoal can be a little messy and sometimes tricky to regulate the temperature.

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Gas Grills

Just turn on a switch and your gas grill is fired up and ready to go. Gas grills are able to easily regulate the temperature and often gas grills have different settings that you can easily regulate areas of the grill at different temperatures.

Cons: You won’t really get that smoky flavor, but you are able to cook various items on the grill at the same time.

cooked vegetables on a gas grill

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