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The Great Grill Debate: Propane vs Charcoal

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For most, Memorial Day is the official kick-off of summer. And summer means more time outside and enjoying food on the grill. If you’re in the market for a new grill, you are probably comparing, and possibly feeling a little overwhelmed, by all the choices between the two most popular kinds of grills: propane gas and charcoal. We may be biased, but we believe propane grills have the edge, and here’s why:

Speed: When it comes to speed, propane grills light up immediately, heat up much faster (10 minutes) than charcoal grills (30+ minutes), and shut down with the turn of a knob. The cleanup process is simple and speedy (no messy ashes to dispose of) as well.

Health: When grilling with charcoal, more carcinogens end up in your food. When fat drips from meat it creates more smoke, releasing polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which coat your food. Also, charcoal flames create heterocyclic amines (HCAs), another carcinogen you don’t want in your food. It is proven that there are fewer health risks and physical risks when using a propane grill.

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