If you are looking to cook low and slow, wood pellet grills are a superb option. The pellets these grills burn are 100% wood, meaning your food will have that smoky wood flavor that a gas grill won’t provide. You can choose the type of wood as well, so you can control the taste of the smoke.
Pellet grills are also great to use as a smoker. While it is possible to use a gas grill for smoking with wood chips, it is much easier to smoke meat on a pellet grill. One thing to note is that Pellet grills don’t get as hot as gas grills, so if you want to sear your meats at really high temperatures, you might want to consider a gas grill.
Pellet grills can also be ignited with a button since they use electricity to feed and ignite the wood pellets. So you will need a power source nearby. Pellet grills leave some ash behind but are easy to clean up compared to charcoal grills. Pellet grills are a happy medium between Gas and Charcoal grills. This is because they offer some of the convenience of a gas grill with great flavors that charcoal grills provide.
If you are looking for one of the best pellet grills you can find, we recommend the Traeger Grills available at Edwards Hearth and Home.
Charcoal grills deliver that classic char-grilled flavor when you cook your meat over an open flame. If you are willing to put in the time, you can get your charcoal grill as hot as a gas grill, if not hotter. Charcoal Grills also offer an easy method of smoking meats if you are willing to keep an eye on your coals.
Charcoal grills can not be lit at the push of a button; they take a bit more time to get going. If you go with a charcoal grill, be sure to use a chimney to light your coals, or you might end up tasting lighter fluid in your food; yuck.
Charcoal grills also take more elbow grease than their counterparts, as you must clean them after each use. Also, if you are a renter, you need to make sure what type of grills your landlord allows. While charcoal is not as convenient as Gas or Pellet, there is no denying that classic char-grilled taste is fantastic.
If you are looking for an excellent charcoal grill, consider our Everdure and Primo Ceramic product lines available at Edwards Hearth and Home.
Whatever you choose, our experts can guide you through choosing a grill that will wow your friends and family on the next 4th of July. We also have extensive accessories for a comprehensive grill set-up for your individual needs and offer at-home service and maintenance.
So here is to another summer of great meals cooked outdoors with your loved ones. We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and many more!