Gas Grilling vs Charcoal

Ahhh…firing up the grill. Nothing beats the experience, flavor, and sense of pride when you cook up the family meal on a grill.
Still, which grill do you choose? Gas or Charcoal? Devotees can debate about it for hours, but there are several things to ponder as you contemplate buying a grill.

The key elements of selecting your grill are based on convenience, flavor, cost, cook time, and clean-up time. Here are some ideas to consider as you select your grill.

Gas Grill Pros:
• It’s very convenient to start up and isn’t as risky to get started.
• Women, in general, often will choose a gas grill because the flame can be better controlled.
• Gas grilling is healthy and flavorful.
• It costs approximately $0.20 to cook a meal on a gas grill, per the experts.
• Cook time may or may not be faster, but the control over the flame indicates how fast and thoroughly the food is cooked.

Gas Grill Cons:
• Gas grills tend to be more pricey.
• Clean up time can take longer for a gas grill because you cannot get certain components wet.
• Some argue that the flavor is less intense and delicious with a gas grill.

Charcoal Pros:
• Let’s face it…charcoal grills have an image that say “manly”, “camping”, “fire”, and “BBQ”.
• That savory, smoky flavor in the food is often brought to the forefront on a charcoal grill because of the chemical reaction and heat transmitted by the burning wood/charcoal.
• Cook time tends to be faster.
• Clean-up time can be faster if you hose it down.
• Charcoal grills tend to be less expensive.

Charcoal Cons:
• Charcoal grills will cost you about $5.00 to cook a meal, per the experts.
• Charcoal grills aren’t for sissies… They tend to be more dangerous.
• Carcinogens are fostered more effectively in a charcoal grill due to the chemical reaction of fat dripping onto the wood/charcoal.

Whatever your needs, Friedman’s has the grill for you. Come visit us at one of our Santa Rosa, Sonoma, or Ukiah stores, and let’s talk about which type of grill will work best for your place. Friedman’s is where you’ll get the lowest price and local advice.

Local Business Sonoma County

Go Local

We do everything locally…

Learn More »

Never Undersold. Lowest Price. Period.

Never Undersold

Lowest price…guaranteed…

Learn More »


Expert Advisor

Our experts can help you with any project…

Learn More »

Express Lumber Yard

Express Yard

Our drive-thru lumber yard turns your vehicle into a shopping cart…

Learn More »

Express Delivery

7 Day Express Delivery

Our delivery trucks are at your service, 7 days a week…

Learn More »

Greener Choice

Greener Choice

Everything we do has the environment in mind…

Learn More »

Store Information

Friedman's Home Improvement proudly services all of the North Bay with convenient locations in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, and Ukiah.

Mon thru Fri 6am - 8pm
Sat 7am - 7pm
Sun 8am - 7pm

Get Directions »

Double Click Collective Media Yield Manager Yield Manager Double Click Collective Media Yield Manager