What Kind of Grill is Best for BBQ?

We all know there are different heating and fuel sources that can be used while grilling. Each of these fuel sources have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, with some may possibly alter the overall flavor of the food you cooked.

Today, let’s take a closer look at some of the different types of grills that utilize each of these fuel sources.

Charcoal Grills

Charcoal grills use charcoal as a fuel source


  • Can regulate heat by changing the number of coals used
  • Gives meats a delicious, authentic smoky flavor
  • Charcoal can be reused
  • Can burn hotter than gas and propane grills
  • Great for searing steaks
  • Can create hot and cold ‘cooking zones’ to cook food efficiently


  • Unregulated heat – difficult to control
  • Takes more time to light than a gas grill
  • Requires frequent cleaning
  • Must add charcoal continuously during long cookouts

Gas Grills

A gas grill uses natural gas as the fuel source. You need access to a gas line to install your gas grill. 


  • Gas grills are convenient and easy to use
  • Heat up quickly and offer precise temperature control
  • They are generally easier to clean than charcoal grills


  • Some people feel that gas grills don't impart as much flavor as charcoal
  • They may be more expensive initially

Pellet Grills

Pellet grills differ from most other grills, mostly in their fuel source and how they create heat. These units require an electronic heat source to burn wood pellets that create smoke and heat.


  • Easy to use
  • Clean and precise
  • Incredible for smoking meats
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Add tons of flavor


  • Requires pellets for fuel
  • Requires electricity
  • Cook at lower temperatures
  • You can't use them everywhere

Charcoal Kettle Grills

A kettle grill is a spherical charcoal grill that takes its name from its spherical shape


  • Kettle BBQs grill are versatile and can be used for grilling chicken, smoking, and roasting.
  • Kettle BBQs grill are relatively cheap compared to other types of BBQs.
  • Portability and ease of use


  • Limited cooking space, which makes them unsuitable for large gatherings or parties.
  • Cooking with Kettle BBQs grill takes longer than cooking with gas BBQs.
  • Kettle BBQs grill are difficult to control the temperature, especially during windy or rainy weather conditions.

Kamado Grills

Kamado grills are round,  kamado is a ceramic egg-shaped barbecue of Japanese origin. you can grill, smoke, roast and cook all your food, You might have also heard of Big Green Egg grills which are the same style


  • Kamado grills excel in temperature control, allowing you to easily maintain a consistent cooking temperature for extended periods.
  • Kamado grills are incredibly versatile, capable of not only grilling but also smoking, baking, roasting, and even acting as a pizza oven.
  • Kamado grills require less charcoal or wood


  • Unregulated heat – difficult to control
  • Takes more time to light than a gas grill
  • Limited surface area

Ultimately, the best grill for BBQ depends on your preferences, cooking style, and budget. Many enthusiasts enjoy experimenting with different types to find the one that suits them best.

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