Barbecuing is the art and science of family and friends. It is one of the best ways to talk, make new friends and meet old friends. In general, barbecues are planned, but not always. When the weather is nice, the family can grill spontaneously in the afternoons or evenings, maybe just with your partner, or quickly call a friend nearby and send you an invitation. The saying goes that “no good deed goes unpunished” and as for grilling, this is certainly true. An invitation to a friend is almost inevitably sent back by an invitation to one or more of their meathead the science of great barbecue and grilling parties.
We all know that grills are available in many forms. We’ve all sung and seen commercials for over 1,500 dollars singing and dancing that would look more comfortable in a restaurant kitchen, but most of us have more modest means.
The most popular grills use different fuel types. The oldest and most traditional species tend to burn charcoal, either natural charcoal or the reformed “nugget” that we all know. Purists will tell you that charcoal is “the only way”, but of course it’s a matter of choice. The most famous fuel is propane. It is very clean, controllable and does not produce ashes, a feature that appeals to many.
The biggest problem with coal and gas is that you have to think about fuel at all! This is just one of the reasons why the electric grill has become so popular in recent years. If you are having a barbecue at home or in a service camp, you already have electricity to run it, so you do not have to buy coal or gas. Another reason to consider an electric grill is the low prices. They are by far the cheapest decent quality grills available. In doing so, I decided to ignore the cheap and poorly made Far East BBQs that appeared on the market because they have nothing I can recommend.
Some features of the electric grill are very attractive. If your grill is in your own garden, you can just push it outside, plug it in and Hey Presto! Start with cooking. Most electric barbecues have adjustable heat settings, so no food needs to be burned. Cleaning the grill is also easier than an alternative to charcoal or gas.
There are places where a charcoal grill or uncontrolled gas will never be welcome. You can stay in an apartment or apartment that is not on the ground floor and therefore does not have access to a garden or garden. They have (I hope) a small balcony. Electric grills are perfect for this situation. You have complete and immediate control over the heat used. Smoke should not be a serious problem, but as always, common sense should be used. If you do not have a balcony or it does not suit you, invest in an extractor hood. This allows you to use the grill inside. With a punch that’s impossible, you can enjoy one of George Foreman’s offers, such as barbecue.