Ever since the dawn of the modern day Barbecues the debate has raged – which is better, gas or charcoal grills? Today we’re going to be examining the difference between the two and informing you of which option is best for your needs. So the next time you’re gathered around a friend’s backyard in Melbourne, you’ll be able to weigh in on this debate.

Today we’re going to be examining the difference between the two and informing you of which option is best for your needs. So the next time you’re gathered around a friend’s backyard in Melbourne, you’ll be able to weigh in on this debate.

There are a few things to consider when comparing these two types of BBQ 

Basic Economics

Cost is a factor when making this decision. Gas BBQs tend to be more expensive to purchase when compared to a charcoal unit. So if you’re looking to save money up front then a basic Weber BBQ in Melbourne might be just what you need. However, chances are you’ll end up spending much more over time on fuel to fire these barbecues. Make sure that you factor in up-front and long-term costs into your final decision.

Ease of Use

Another thing to keep in mind when deciding between a Weber Gas and charcoal griller is convenience. If you’re looking for a no hassle experience then a gas BBQ is probably right for you. However, if you’re willing to take the extra time to get it going, a charcoal BBQ might be more to your liking.

Another aspect to this point is the ability to control your BBQ as you cook. A charcoal BBQ tends to be the most unwieldy of the two, while a gas BBQ is adjustable at the turn of the knob.

While all this is worth keeping in mind, your experience with a barbeque will be important too. Regardless of the model, you are using, you can become a master of the art with some time, patience and practice.

Flavour

How do you like your meat to taste? This is worth considering when comparing these two BBQs. Charcoal-grilled meat often has a distinct, smokier taste when compared to meat grilled on a gas unit. So if you prefer an authentic, old-fashioned taste then a charcoal BBQ might be up your alley. If this appeals to you, then a smoker BBQ is another option to consider.

Cleaning

This may be the least fun part about owning a BBQ but it’s still got to be done. When comparing a gas and charcoal BBQ, how they are cleaned is worth a bit of discussion. Gas BBQs tend to have a hot plate and a grill section, while charcoal units tend towards just a grill. This can make cleaning them a bit of a pain, while gas models tend to be a bit more forgiving. So when deciding on a BBQ, think about how much of an effort you want to spend tidying it up after a cook up.

The Verdict

Here at Heat & Grill your Weber BBQ Specialist in Melbourne, we’re pretty unbiased when it comes to BBQs. As long as you’re having fun and cooking up some food for your friends and loved ones, it’s usually an enjoyable experience. Just consider the above points and you preference when you’re ready to make a choice. As always, whatever your

As always, whatever your barbeque or outdoor entertainment needs, our dedicated team can help you make the right decision when s  for you. Simply contact us, explore our built in BBQ range online or visit us in Richmond.

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