As the charcoal burns, it transforms into embers, releasing the heat necessary for cooking food. Barbecue enthusiasts debate which type of charcoal is best for grilling. Users of charcoal briquettes emphasize their size, burn rate, heat generation, and evenness of quality. Users of pure natural chunk charcoal emphasize its subtle smoky aroma, high heat generation, and the absence of binders and fillers typically found in briquettes.
Grills can be square, round, or rectangular, with or without lids, and they may or may not have ventilation systems for controlling heat.
A grill without a lid or ventilation system controls heat by moving the cooking grid above the charcoal pot up or down. Even though kettle grills, which were invented by George Stephen in the early 1950s, have been around for years, fire pitgrills remain a dominant type of charcoal BBQ grill. In the summer, most discount stores offer fire pit grills.
Charcoal grills are the most common type of grill, because they produce a more delicious flavor with charcoal fire. But because charcoal may produce smoke and ash, this type of grill is more suitable for outdoor use.
These grills need to be plugged in to use and do not produce smoke or ash, so they can be used indoors. However, they require a power supply to operate, so they are not convenient for outdoor use.
Gas grills usually use propane, butane, or natural gas as fuel. They ignite quickly but are difficult to maintain at the required low temperature.
When choosing a grill, consider your specific requirements. If using outdoor, a charcoal BBQ grill is recommended. If using indoor frequently, use an electric grill. When selecting a grill, consider portability and ease of use for outdoor camping. The material of the grill should first be considered for wear resistance, high temperature resistance, and corrosion resistance, as well as easy cleaning and non-toxicity. Stainless steel and enamel are good choices. It is best to select a branded product and pay attention to products with good reputation, rather than choosing cheap inferior products.