If you're just about ready to invest in a barbeque grill, perhaps a Weber barbeque, and you're not sure if you want to buy a gas barbeque or a charcoal barbeque, you've probably had friends or neighbours telling you that one is better than the other. The truth is that any kind of barbeque offers you great value, but here are some reasons why a gas barbeque may be first among equals.
Greater Heating Control -- With a gas barbeque, also known as a propane-fuelled barbeque, you can control the level of heat with more precision than if you owned a charcoal grill. Gas barbeques are controlled by dials that work very much like a stove top, so you have total control over how hot you want to make your grill. With charcoal barbeques, you don't have that same level of control because different types of charcoal burn at different heat levels. The control offered by a gas barbeque may help prevent your grilled meat, fish and chicken from overcooking or burning while you are away doing other things.
Quicker Grilling -- When you buy a gas-powered barbeque you can grill in a shorter period of time than with a charcoal barbeque. Gas barbecues ignite immediately and begin to heat right away, whereas a charcoal barbecue can take as long as 20 minutes before the coals are hot enough for grilling. If you don't have a lot of time to grill, but you still want that great grilled taste, a gas barbeque can cook up your food in as little as fifteen minutes.
No Fuss Clean Up -- Cleaning a gas barbeque is less labourious than cleaning a charcoal barbeque. Gas barbeques don't have coals, so you don't have to scoop out the old coals and replace them with new ones. You do have to brush off and wipe down the actual grill, but you don't have to worry about cleaning smoke residue from your barbeque. You also don't have to scoop out old ashes from the bottom of the grill, and using a drip tray can save you cleaning time.
Burner Options -- Most charcoal barbeques only feature the central grill, but gas barbeques often come with multiple burners or side burners that allow you to cook vegetables and other side dishes. The reason barbeque grills don't have this option is that they cook at the same temperature, which is often too hot for side dishes. But gas barbeques offer you different heat control settings, so you can grill your side dishes and vegetables at a lower temperature than your meat, fish or chicken.Share