Today, there are many varieties or types of grill in the market. Charcoal, natural gas, infrared and so on– the list is so long that you will be spoilt for choice. Each type of grill has it’s own pros and cons. So it is best to look at your own needs and then each grill’s positives and negatives before you choose the one most suited for your use.
The choice becomes even tougher when two similar or almost similar grills are pitted against each other. While it might be relatively easier to choose between a charcoal and a gas grill, the case might not be the same between an infrared grill vs gas grill. To help you choose, features of both the types have been listed below.
One of the biggest advantages with infrared grills is the saving in energy consumption. They heat up faster and use less fuel. Secondly, since the temperatures achieved are higher, food cooks quicker and the natural fluids contained in the food are preserved.
This is especially beneficial while cooking meats. Time spent is also saved. Also, they are better from a safety point of view as it reduces flare ups. No more fears of accidents when wayward fat drips into the barbecue grill, as the fat is immediately vaporized.
On the other hand are the gas grills. Opting for them is an environment friendly option, if nothing else. It is one of the best ways of reducing the impact one makes on his or her environment. Also, since the food that is cooked on a gas grill is not in contact with charcoal or wood ash, it is better for your health and overall well being too.
The cook is also protected from the fumes that emanate from charcoal. The fuel used is cheap too, which converts into monetary savings. On a gas grill, temperatures can be controlled for longer time and over a wider range too.
Here is a popular grill of each type reviewed below:
Top Rated 5 Star Infrared Grill
The Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 180 Grill by Char-boil has a stupendous 5 out 5 starrating on amazon. A simple, easy to use grill, the TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Grill can be used anytime and anywhere. Whether it is a patio, deck or the balcony of your house, or even a picnic, the grill is easy to carry.
Thus one can have awesomely grilled food whenever and wherever he or she wants. The plugs are dialcontrolled and removable. The grill can be easily used with the commonly available 120V power outlets and gives power up to a maximum of 1500 watts.
A temperature gauge has been provided which can measure up to 550 degree Fahrenheit. 245 square inches of cooking space is provided which includes both the grillinggrate and the warming rack. The grill has been given a nice, aesthetic porcelain finish which is quite long lasting and durable.
Best gas grill under $200
The Char-Griller 3001 Grillin’ Pro Griller is currently trending at 4 stars at Amazon.com. It is a powerful 40800 BTU gas grill with 438 square inches of grilling area. The big warming rack, measuring 192 square, ensures that food can be warmed in big batches.
The side burner of the 3001 Griller is quite powerful and puts out 12000 BTU of power per hour. The entire grill is made of steel which provides durability to the structure and does not rust with use. A side shelf too has been provided. The ignition is electronic in nature. The grill, measuring 50 inches by 25 inches by 42 inches, comes with a limited warranty of 1 year.