Grilling Guide

Gear up for grilling with these tools, tips, temperatures and tricks for the perfect tailgating party or BBQ with family and friends.

What’s the Best Grill for You?

Gas, Charcoal & Electric Grills

Gas grills feature quick start-up and easily adjustable temperatures, but many will argue that nothing beats the flavor from charcoal grilling. For those with limited space, an electric grill can be a convenient option. Check out our quick list of pros and cons to find out what type of grill suits your needs.

Charcoal Grills

Pros Cons
Authentic smoky flavor

Longer heat-up

High heat is great for searing

Less accurate temperature control

Easily portable

Charcoal can be costly

Gas Grills

Pros Cons
Fast heat-up Loss of authentic smoky flavor
Precise temperature control

Typically more expensive

Easy to use and clean Larger, more elaborate models aren’t easily portable

Electric Grills

Pros Cons
Compact size is great for small areas Must be near an outlet for cooking
Does not require expensive charcoal or gas

Loss of authentic smoky flavor

Easy start-up with easily adjustable temperatures

Radiant heat doesn’t allow for searing

Still undecided? Many other factors can contribute to your decision to go gas, charcoal or electric, including space limitations and climate.

  • For apartment patios or small yards, shop for a variety of space-saving grills.
  • For all-season grilling in colder climates, keep your grill protected with a durable waterproof cover. Gas grills are ideal for cold-weather cooking.
  • When outdoor grilling isn't an option, consider indoor electric grills, raclettes or oven smokers.