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Charcoal Grilling: Why You Should Choose the Big Green Egg Grill

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It’s big, it’s green, and…it’s an egg? Well, not quite, but it’s shaped like an egg for the perfect grilling experience! The Big Green Egg grill is one of our favorite charcoal grills here at LanChester Grill & Hearth and for a good reason! If you’ve found yourself searching for “charcoal grills near me,” don’t just buy the first result that pops up, and here’s why.

At LanChester, we care about the quality of our products. And while we have charcoal grills that will fit a variety of budget ranges, we’ve found that the Big Green Egg is simply one of a kind. It’s versatile, user-friendly, and always cooks food to perfection. Join us as we go over some of our favorite features of this unique charcoal grill and learn why it should be your next home purchase.

Benefits of Charcoal Grilling

Before we get started, let’s talk a little bit about charcoal grilling. A lot of people tend to be intimidated by this type of grill simply because they’ve heard it takes more work, patience, and knowledge to cook your food. And while that’s not necessarily untrue, the Big Green Egg makes it much easier—but more on that later. Fortunately, the benefits of charcoal grilling outweigh the negatives.

While charcoal grilling can be messy, the effort is well worth the reward. When you want meats and vegetables with that true “grilled” and smoky flavor, charcoal is the way to go. The temperatures you can reach with a charcoal grill are also much higher than your typical gas grills, making it easier to get that perfect sear on your steak. Everything you cook on a charcoal grill always tastes delicious, and when you use a Big Green Egg, most of your charcoal grill worries will be gone!

What is the Big Green Egg?

You may already know what this charcoal grill looks like just based on the description (hint: it’s green and egg-shaped), but it’s also much more than a grill. This charcoal-fueled appliance functions as a grill, a smoker, and an oven, making it extremely useful with its outdoor cooking versatility. From smoked ribs and brisket to baked bread and pie, the Big Green Egg does it all.

In addition to these features, there are a variety of sizes and types of Big Green Eggs for you to choose. They range from “mini” to “2XL,” offering a wide range of prices and capabilities that work for large family gatherings or small tailgating parties. Here are just a few  moreof our favorite features of this grill:

Quick and Easy to Light

Lighting a charcoal grill takes some patience, but when you use the Big Green Egg, the unique design and removable parts of the grill make your life much easier! Plus, if you use the Big Green Egg brand of charcoal, you’ll get even faster results.

Temperature Control

One of the most difficult things about cooking with charcoal is keeping your temperatures regulated. With the Big Green Egg, you have complete control of the temperature with the patented airflow system and calibrated temperature gauge.

Safe to Use

Speaking of temperatures, this grill has ceramic surfaces that do not get as hot as your traditional metal charcoal grills. Plus, the heat source is protected within a firebox inside the base so that it’s much safer to handle.

Easy Clean-Up

Ashes from charcoal can be messy, and emptying your charcoal grill can be a pain. Luckily, this charcoal grill comes with a stainless-steel cooking grid that easily lifts up and out for quick ash disposal.

Tried and True Big Green Egg Recipes

Even if you’re not quite sure if the Big Green Egg charcoal grill is right for you, we think sharing some of our favorite charcoal grill recipes will convince you. Here are a few specifically for grilling, smoking, and baking with the Big Green Egg:

  • Grilled Pop Dogs: Hot dogs, pickles, and bacon – need we say more? This simple recipe is a big crowd pleaser!
  • Smoked Burnt Ends: It may not sound appealing, but trust us when we say this meat will melt in your mouth and surprise you with full smoky flavors.
  • Baked Bourbon Apple Pie: If you’ve never made a dessert on a grill, you’re missing out on a world of flavor. This pie recipe is a big hit and will have you coming back for more!

For more Big Green Egg Recipes, make sure you check out their website.

Ready to Get Grilling with Charcoal? Come Down to LanChester Grill & Hearth!

When you’re ready to see the Big Green Egg in action, come down to our showroom right here in Lancaster, PA! Not only do we have these unique charcoal grills for sale, but we also have a wide variety of other grilling appliances for you to look through. We love to share our years of grilling knowledge with customers, so give us a call or contact us online to learn more.