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Charcoal Grills in Lancaster, PA

For most people, it’s not summer until the smell of charcoal and grilled meat starts to waft in from the deck. As a long-time favorite and staple in summer cooking, charcoal grills are still one of the most popular ways to grill. By using charcoal to heat the cooking grates, these grills allow you to control whether you’re using direct or indirect heat when cooking, making it a flexible grilling option.

So instead of searching for “charcoal grills near me,” stop in at LanChester Grill & Hearth to shop some of the best charcoal grills on the market!

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Featured Charcoal Grill:

Big Green Egg Grills

If you’re dedicated to charcoal grilling 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. Not only does it allow you to grill, but you can also bake and smoke food, all in one convenient package.

Visit our showroom to try out the Big Green Egg for yourself.

The Pros and Cons of Charcoal Grills

As we already mentioned, grilling with an open face charcoal grill is one of the most common grilling methods out there. But there are reasons why it’s so popular—from flavor to ease of cooking, the options are nearly endless. Keep reading for some of the most common pros and cons we’ve come across with charcoal grills and why our grills are better than what you’ll find at box stores.

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.


Charcoal grills come in a variety of 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, charcoal grills may be an option worth investing in.

High Cooking Temperatures

With enough experience and patience, you can stoke the coals of your charcoal grill up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for searing a great steak.

Standard Charcoal Grills:

Temperature Control Can Be Challenging

After you light the charcoal and get the coals hot, it can be challenging to control the heat. You have to raise the cooking surface or open 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.

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