Whether you already own a grill, are looking to replace a grill, a new grill is an investment. There are tons of options, you first have to decide: gas, electric, or charcoal? There are pros and cons to each. Weigh your options and find the right grill for your needs.

GAS GRILLS – Pros, you are cooking over an open flame, but there is less smoke than charcol. There is no worries about carcinogenic compounds in that smoke. Propane is a good choice for those who want ease, minimal cleanup, quick heating and cooling, but the fire of a traditional grill. Cons,  propane hookups, can be dangerous, especially if regular hose and regulator maintenance is not considered. For the most part, backyard gas grills have a tendency to be a lot larger than other grill options.

ELECTRIC GRILLS – Pros, indoor grills are a quick, healthy option for regular use.  They are efficient for cooking at a steady temperature, heat and cool quickly, clean up easily, and cost next to nothing in the way of upkeep and power usage. Cons, electric grills offer the least smoky flavor payoff.

CHARCOAL GRILLS  -Pros, if the flavor is your main goal of using a grill, charcoal grilling tastes better than any other option. A charbroiled, smoky flavor is the result when you cook on a charcoal grill. If you are wondering if gas or charcoal is better for flavor infusion, always go with charcoal. Cons, the biggest drawback is the wait time to get the grill up to temperature for cooking. Prepping to cook on a charcoal grill takes time.

Whether you are looking for healthy choices, quick-cooking choices, or the best flavor possible, these all have their own sets of pros and cons to consider. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one style either. Many grills incorporate more than one kind together to provide you choices.