A grill is an important appliance, and we also use it in our daily life. But many of us cannot say exactly how many types of grills are available! If I’m not wrong, Maybe you are thinking, why should we have clear knowledge about all types of grill, right? I don’t say that it is wrong what you are thinking. But I just want to ask you if you don’t know how many types are available then how you can understand which type the best option for you is?
I know you can’t give an acceptable answer to this question.
Before comparing one with another, you can’t say it is the best type. Right?
I hope I can make you understand the necessity of knowing all types of grills. Well, after having a clear idea about all types, you can also take the right decision that this type is best for the purposes you want to use it.
One the other hand, different types have different unique features, and the features of all types are not the same. So, you have to match your needs with the provided features of the grill; otherwise, you may not get perfect grilling.
Anyway, here I have put all the types so that you can get enough information that will help you while choosing the right type for you. So, let’s see what the grill types are available?
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Different Types of Grills
I think you have enough idea about the types that you use most. It is true that most of the users only have an idea about the gas grill, charcoal grill, and also electric grill. Are you thinking, is there any type out of these three? Yes, the grill has some other type, and you really need to know them. Have a look at the below for all types and their details.
Can you say why have I placed this type at the very first position? The answer is very simple. If a person knows one type, he knows the gas grill. And definitely, the gas grill is most popular around the world, and the users feel comfortable while grilling on the gas grill. Usually, the gas grill doesn’t require more time to cook like a charcoal grill. This type of grill has three subtypes, which are described below.
Natural Gas Grill
These types of grills use natural gas as their fuel, and that is why they are called natural gas grills, simple. The grills provide some benefits, and users can also use the grill more conveniently than the other type, and people also love this type.
You definitely know the name propane gas. The fuel propane is stored in the bottle liquid form. When the grill utilizes the propane, it converts the liquid to the gaseous form, and then it will produce heat. But the natural gas remains gaseous form, and you can directly utilize it. That is why natural gas grills are energy efficient, and definitely, you get more BTU British thermal unit) of heat from the natural gas grill. And at the same time, if you use the propane grill, you will not be able to cook if the fuel runs down and until you fill it. But, in natural gas grill, you just don’t need to think about the fuel.
The only downside of the natural gas grill is: it is not portable, and you must use the grill after installing the griller in a specific place. You definitely change the place if the supply of natural gas is available there, but you need grill professional to do it.
Now you know the gas grill has three subtypes, among them propane grills are most popular. You can understand because of using propane; this type is named propane grill. Anyway, propane grill promises to give perfect barbeque and much more grilling process as the grill can provide optimum heat and can heat up quickly.
Not done yet, this type of griller also offers to cook various types of food by various methods such as direct heating, indirect heating, and multi-zone cooking. To be honest, how many grill types are there, the easiest and comfortable cooking mechanism is provided by the propane grill.
If you compare the propane gas grill with the natural type, the propane model is relatively expensive. But all users are really happy because it gives so many options and the highest benefit. Don’t think about the fuel shortage; it is available everywhere.
In the market, we can see many futuristic grills, but the infrared grill uses conventional grilling techniques yet. Nevertheless, people use the grill because they know it is much effective. Anyway, this type of grill has a long existence that is more than forty years. The infrared grill uses a radiant heat source instead of using hot, rising air. And the infrared grill can quickly heat up the warmth level to cook the food quickly, and it promises to cook food evenly.
Comparing to the other grillers, the infrared grill produces high heat than the other type. And this heat is so powerful for some specific items such as vegetables, fish, and others. But the heat is ideal for thick and buck amount of meat. That is why the grill is very much perfect for cooking those items that need high heat and need to be cooked quickly.
If you consider the popularity charcoal grill has taken the second place. After the gas grill, the users use most of the charcoal grill. If you think about the cost, a charcoal grill requires more than the gas grill; nevertheless, people love the charcoal grill. Can you say why? The charcoal grill can add a special flavor to the food that other grill can’t, and this is the primary reason. I’m not saying all other grills don’t do their job perfectly, but if you taste the foods that are cooked different types of grill, you can easily recognize the food that is cooked in charcoal type. Can you think about the specialty of this grill type?
Anyway, the grill also gives you the opportunity to choose the one that you need actually. The grills come in different sizes and shapes, and you don’t have to face any trouble while choosing the portable models and also for choosing commercial smoker.
The only downside of the charcoal grill is: it needs much time to be heated to the optimum level in the extreme cold temperature. The following subtypes are categorized under the charcoal grill.
Charcoal Kettle Grill
Kettle grills have a very simple structure, and it is also very easy to use. And for the reason, people also love the grill. The basic structure looks like a pot that typically has an adjustable base, stand, grill grates, and a removable top. The charcoal is put on the base, and you can manage the charcoal as you need. And when you need to monitor the cooking status, just remove the top lid. Very simple.
Typically the charcoal grills are made of metal. Don’t think it becomes so heavy as metal is used to construct it. The manufacturer always tries to make the kettle grill as lightweight as possible. Definitely, you can pick the perfect size according to your needs. It has a notable feature that is: kettle grill uses less charcoal than its other types.
Kamado grill is the alternative name of egg barbecues or artistic smoker. Nowadays this type is very popular with the users and there also have enough reasons also. Generally, the griller works just similar to the kettle charcoal grill, but it offers some excellent features which have made the difference.
This type has some differences from the kettle type. Now you know the kettle type usually light in weight, but this type is heavily weighted. That is the reason kamado grills are not generally used as a portable grill. The shape of the grill is just like an egg. After seeing the grill for the first time, you cannot guess the weight of it. Anyway, If you like the special taste of smoky flavor, you should not go searching for the other alternative except the Kamado grill.
How many grill types I’ve told you yet, all they need fuel. The electric grill doesn’t need fuel like the other types; here, the electricity is the fuel itself. To run this type of grill, you just need to have an electricity connection, nothing else. It is definitely an advantage to any type of user. Right?
This type also offers comfortable cooking as you don’t need to manage the charcoal, or you don’t need to refill the fuel tank. Just prepare all the foods that you need to cook and place in the right place. Now just plug in and start grilling. It offers a very simple mechanism among all. But you cannot get the same flavor that you find in a charcoal grill. So, think about this matter before taking a final decision about the electric grill.
On the other hand, this type is generally used indoor. But if you want to use the grill outdoor you can, but you must need to have an electricity supply there.
The portable grill is also popular with the various users. If you want to take grilled food away from the house, the best idea is to keep the portable grill with you. If you have the grill with you, no matter wherever you are, you can grill any type of food.
Usually, portable grills are either charcoal or gas grills. That means you can taste the amazing flavor of the charcoal grill and quick and even cooked food anywhere if you just have a portable grill. Basically, portable grills are used in camping, tailgating, beach party, and other so many outdoor purposes.
You should know the portable grills are generally small in size. If the size is large and heavy weighted, it cannot be moved easily, right? That is why the manufacturer makes the portable grill lighter and smaller. So, you always keep this thing in mind that portable grills are not used for cooking more food for a large party as the size is not so large.
Dual Fuel Grill
The hybrid grill is the other alternative name of a dual fuel grill. So, don’t be confused if you see anywhere the hybrid grill. Anyway, this type looks like the gas grill, but charcoal is also there. Can you imagine the benefit if this grill type?
Have you kept in mind what the only downside of a charcoal grill is? Forget? No problem. In cold weather, the charcoal grill needs about half an hour to heat up. But you don’t have to face this problem in this type as it has a dual fuel source. The grill starts grilling using the gas, and it also gives the smoky flavor as the charcoal is there. That means you can get both advantages of a gas grill and charcoal grill together from this dual-fuel grill. Now just tell me, how should be the price tag? Definitely expensive, right? And yes, for this unique feature, these grills are more expensive than any other type.
Wood Fire Grill
Can you ask me what you are thinking about after seeing the type of wood fire grill? I don’t know what are you thinking? But most people think the grill is made for only used in camping. I can’t understand what the reasons behind this are? Do you know the history of a wood fire grill? It is the first grill that was used in ancient times. Honestly speaking, a wood fire grill is really a good option for you if you like the smoky taste because it provides the flavor also. Yes.
Nowadays, the structure of wood fire grills is very typical, and it usually doesn’t have any lid. In this grill, we have to cook food by using direct heat. That is why the grill usually has a crank mechanism on the side so that the grill grates can be adjusted up and down.
Ceramic grills are an excellent option for users who want to grill a large amount of food hassle-free. Yes, the grill provides the facility of grilling food without exerting any trouble, but what you have to consider is that it takes a longer time to cook food.
You know ceramic is ideal for retaining the constant temperature. This grill maintains the ideal temperature that is exactly needed for the food to be cooked perfectly. And because of maintaining the ideal temperature constantly, the grill cooks meat evenly and very perfectly. And after that, you will get a juicy taste from the food. I especially love the taste, really. This type of griller is available in different sizes and also in different thicknesses. First of all, try to measure the amount of food you may need to cook frequently then decide what size is recommended for you.
Now you have a complete idea about the types of grills. If you read the entire content carefully, you notice different types are perfect for different purposes. So, you have to understand your expectations and demands first, then select the right type. Always remember the charcoal grill can cook the food flavorful than the others. On the other hand, gas grills are used for efficient and quick cooking. To get those benefits from a single grill, then you must choose the dual-fuel item. Have you any queries?