There are a lot of ways to cook outdoors and grills are just one of them. The technique of cooking over an open fire is as old as humanity and it’s still very popular. Grilling over coals is by far, the best way to create delicious and satisfying meals. With the many types of camping grills available it might become hard to choose which the best one is. Decide on what type of camping you are going to do, and this will narrow the choices. The outdoor person needs a grill that is easy to pack away and move from place to place. Camping grills come in various sizes, and even the smaller ones are excellent for cooking on. Some camping grills come with fold down side shelves, extendable legs, warming grates, and they are light weight. Portable Grills come in charcoal, gas and electric; these grills give you the power to cook most anything you want. No matter the type grill you choose, remember to always leave room to move food around, this will help reduce flare ups.
Charcoal grills will give you great flavor and a more authentic grilling experience. While they may be cheaper than other grills, the cost of charcoal is higher than other fuel sources and you have to carry bags of charcoal with you. Charcoal grills take more time to start-up and are much harder to clean. You have to wait until the coals have cooled before cleanup can start. Today’s charcoal grills are far more than just a pan of coals and a cooking-grate; some are capable of smoking food as well. Remember when lighting your charcoal have them in a pile, and spread them when they turn white. To lower the heat from charcoals, just spread them further apart. Gas grills are easy to light and the cleanup can be a breeze. Propane grills are the most popular of all grills. Propane grills will accommodate a small canister that screws onto the grill or can be connected to a larger propane tank. Gas grills only take 5 to 10 minutes to heat up and the heat can be adjusted with a simple turn of the knob. To increase the flavor of your food, you can now buy different type of wood chips to give your food more of a charcoal flavor. It’s simple; just soak the wood chips in water for about thirty minutes before using them. Electric grills are the easiest of all grills to use. Just plug it in and start grilling. However, what you gain in convenience you lose in flavor and power. A lot of high temperature grilling cannot be done with 120 volts. An advantage for these grills, if the weather is bad you can move it indoors. This is about the only grill safe for indoor use. Just fill the drip pan with water and the dripping grease will not burn and create smoke. However, when it comes to electric grills there are not a lot of them from which to choose. Article by: Larry West