Serious Grillers from Lancaster, PA to Wilmington, DE Love Our Selection of Charcoal, Pellet & Gas Grills
You're serious about grilling and have the scars to prove it. You'll grill in any weather - rain, snow or bitter cold. You've perfected your grilling techniques and grill everything from steaks and chops to chicken, ribs and even pizza!
You're ready for a grill that can keep up. A grill that's built to last. You don't have the time to replace parts every few years. You want an outdoor grill that's as serious about grilling as you are!
At Lanchester Grill & Hearth, we specialize in charcoal, pellet and gas grills for serious grillers from Lancaster, PA to Wilmington, DE. From portable powerhouses to built-in charcoal, pellet or gas grills for your outdoor kitchen, we carry backyard grills from all the best names in the business!
Visit our showroom, located in Gap, PA, a convenient drive from Lancaster, PA and Wilmington, DE, to see our selection of top-quality grills and talk with our grill experts!
Constant Cooking Temperature
Through convection heating, pellet grills maintain a constant cooking temperature. Convection makes it possible to bake, smoke, or roast on a pellet grill, in addition to standard searing and BBQ cooking.
Food-grade wood pellets are made from hardwoods that produce an array of smoky flavors from apple and oak to maple, pecan, or cherry.
Pellet grills cook very efficiently, so you use less fuel.
Many Can't Reach High Temperatures
Most pellet grills are unable to reach temperatures higher than 450 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 700 degrees or higher is generally necessary in order to quickly sear steaks and other meats.
Clean Up Can Be a Chore
While clean up is easier that many charcoal grills, wood pellets still produce ash that must be removed after cooking is complete.
Technology is Not As Developed
Though the pellet grill was invented in 1985, patents restricted the development of the technology until the patent expired in 2006. Pellet grills are just now starting to receive serious attention and competition is heating up. We'll likely see this technology evolve over the next few years, but for now you won't find nearly as many options as are available for other types of backyard grills.
Featured Pellet Grills:
Memphis Pellet Grills
If you're in the market for a solid pellet grill, we recommend taking a look at pellet grills from Memphis Wood Fire Grills. Unlike most pellet grills, it can reach a maximum temperature of 700 degrees to make searing meats a breeze. Memphis grills have a wide temperature range, from 180 degrees Fahrenheit to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, and can outperform other pellet grills in the market. Come by our showroom to see Memphis Pellet grills in action! Come by our showroom to see the Memphis pellet grills in action!
Easy to Use
If you've cooked on a gas stove, you can use a gas grill. Simply turn on the burner with a dial and adjust to your cooking needs. Gas grills are also easy to turn off when cooking is complete.
Most gas grills heat up in a just a few minutes, so you can start cooking right away. Less time cooking means more time for entertaining guests.
Good Temperature Control
It's easy to adjust the temperature to different types of foods. Cooking delicate fish, turn the burner down. Making a mouth-watering steak, crank it up for great searing action.
No Smokey Flavor
Gas burns clean and does not create smoke, so you may miss the smoky, flame-broiled taste that charcoal or pellet grills provide. They can't be used as a smoker, but smoking boxes used with wood chips can be used to add some element of smoky flavor.
Although gas grills offer convenience, they tend to dry out food more so than other grill types.
Featured Gas Grills:
If you're looking for the best of both worlds, consider an Alfresco Grill. These grills incorporate a smoker tray to add smoky flavor to your food. They can also slow cook to avoid drying out your meats. Visit our showroom and give one a try to see for yourself. Visit our showroom to try out these grills for yourself!
True, Grilled Flavor
Many who favor charcoal grills over natural gas grills, do so because of the unmistakable char-grilled flavor you can only get from cooking with charcoal.
Charcoal grills come in a variety of sizes, making some models small enough to carry on the go for tail-gating, boating, or an afternoon picnic in the park.
High Cooking Temperatures
With enough experience and patience, you can stoke the coals of your charcoal grill up to 700 degree Fahrenheit, perfect for searing a great steak.
Temperature Control Can Be Challenging
After you light the charcoal and get the coals hot, it can be difficult to control the heat, beyond raising the cooking surface, or opening a series of air vents.
Can Be Messy Clean
Charcoal grills can be messy to clean, producing a wealth of ash, as well as grease spatters with every use. Charcoal ash can also blow around creating a mess on your deck or patio.
Featured Charcoal Grills:
If you're dedicated to charcoal and want the ultimate charcoal grill that's built to last, you want the Big Green Egg. Available in seven sizes with hundreds of accessories, the Big Green Egg is one of the most versatile cooking devices ever made, giving you the ability to grill, bake, and smoke, all in one convenient package. Visit our showroom to try out the Big Green Egg for yourself.
Ready Fuel Supply
Because wood fired grills use wood as their fuel source, you won't have to worry about running out of fuel.
Get that true smoky flavor with a wood fired grill. You can even experiment with wood types to impart different smoked flavors.
Wood fired grills are easy to move around so you jump to different locations or even pack them up and take them with you on a camping trip.
Start Up Time
It takes some planning to cook with a wood grill. The wood has to reduce to a bed of hot embers before you can start grilling.
Wood grills must be placed on level ground to work properly. So you'll have make sure you have the right location.
Unlike gas or pellet grills, there is no grate. You have to cook the meat by hand requiring some physical labor on your part.
Featured Wood Grills:
The OFYR wood grill is versatile and great for social grilling. It comes with a grate to make grilling much easier and is easy to start. It's also attractive even when it's not being used. Visit our showroom to try out an OFYR Wood Grill for yourself.