Big Green Egg Grills:
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. The Big Green Egg takes that a step further, because it’s made of ceramic that does the work to keep the heat and moisture in, creating perfectly grilled, juicy meats.
Charcoal grills come in various sizes, making some models small and portable enough for tailgating, boating, or an afternoon picnic in the park. If you’re looking for a portable grill, one of the smaller Big Green Eggs may be an option worth investing in.
High Cooking Temperatures
With enough experience and patience, you can stoke the coals on a Big Green Egg to get the grill temperature up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for searing a great steak.
Available in Different Sizes
Big Green Egg grills come in various sizes ranging from “mini” to “2XL,” so you will be able to choose a size to suit your needs.
But not only is it available in different sizes, but it is also a versatile appliance in which you can grill, bake, and smoke all kinds of meals. From your grandma’s cherry pie recipe to your favorite smoked salmon, this grill can do it all.
Convenient to Use and Easy to Clean
The Big Green Egg is easy to maintain and keep tidy, from cooking to cleaning! As mentioned before, the Big Green Egg can get to quite a high temperature. Once you’ve cleaned most of the ash out, burn some fresh coals as hot as possible and let it sit for an hour. After the grill is cooled, you can scrape away any buildup and excess ash easily.
Standard Charcoal Grills:
Temperature Control Can Be Challenging/Not As Thermal Efficient
After you light the charcoal and get the coals hot, it can be challenging to control the heat. You may have to raise the cooking surface or open a series of air vents. Charcoal may also burn unevenly, which can be an issue if you want to cook a lot of food at once. Some charcoal grills begin to cool after about 45 minutes, and you must add more fuel to bring them back up to temperature.
Can Be Messy to 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, if you aren’t careful or if the grill has a design that makes cleaning it efficiently quite difficult.
Can Be Bulky
When you have a designated cooking space, how you use every square inch matters! Some charcoal grills are huge and bulky, with square bodies that don’t suit the sleek aesthetic you want for your cooking area.