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Charcoal vs. propane for grills is an endless debate for people who grill on a regular basis. However, this debate often leaves those who are new to grilling confused as to whether they should purchase a charcoal or gas barbecue. The fact is that there are benefits to both options, and it comes down to personal preference whether one is better than the other. To help you in making your decision, here are a few reasons to consider purchasing a gas grill.

Operating Costs

For the everyday griller, one of the greatest benefits of using a gas grill is the cheaper operating costs. With a charcoal grill, you will end up spending about $3.00-$3.50 in charcoal each time you use your grill. This could add up quickly if you end up using your grill frequently. Propane on the other hand is much more affordable as it costs about $1.00 to operate a gas grill for one hour (which is the average amount of time most individuals run their barbecue).

Ease of Use

Barbecuing using a charcoal grill can be quite a hassle. Not only do you have to get the charcoal set up, and get it to light, before you can use it, but then you will have to wait roughly 20-40 minutes before the coals will be ready to use. For individuals who tend to be in a hurry, gas grills make the better option. With a simple switch of a knob your grill will be turned on and ready to go.

Wider Range of Features

Gas barbecues tend to have more options available for additional features. While charcoal grills tend to be plain and straight forward, a wide range of extras can be added to a gas barbecue including a rotisserie and a side burner for additional cooking space.

There are many benefits to both charcoal and gas grilling. Thusly, it is unlikely that the debate as to which is best will end anytime soon. However, for the average griller the additional features available on gas grills, as well as the ease of using these grills, generally makes them the superior option. Contact us to find out more about the benefits of using a propane grill.