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What are the advantages of a charcoal and gas grill combo?

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Convenience and versatility are the advantages of a charcoal and gas grill combo. The combo affords grillers the dependability of gas and the flavor of charcoal in one grill. Grills that use gas to heat charcoal are another option.

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Gas grills are both convenient and dependable. By simply turning a knob and lighting the flame, a griller is ready to cook with a steady heat source that can be adjusted up or down as needed. Many gas grills also have side burners to accommodate pots and pans. Also, gas grills burn clean and require less cleanup after use than charcoal grills, making them ideal for anyone looking for quick, hassle-free cooking. Gas is also relatively inexpensive and available in portable canisters or through the local gas utility.

Charcoal grilling is not as convenient as gas grilling, but it offers the smoky flavor that many associate with grilled food. Charcoal grills can also be used to smoke meat by simply closing the grill while the flame is low. Because charcoal burns at a higher temperature than gas, charcoal grills allow cooks to sear meat, which seals the juices inside a thin outer char. Finally, charcoal grilling ads a nostalgic feel to cooking that is absent with gas grilling.

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