What method is best for grilling, traditional lumpwood charcoal or gas?
Gas-fired grills may seem to tip the scales in their favour with the advantage of time, as all you need to do is turn a knob to start the fire and then adjust how hot you need it. At the same time, gas grills are generally cleaner, since when you finish grilling, all you have to do is turn the switch off and scrub the grill with a metal brush to clean it. From a technical point of view, however, gas does not lend any special taste to the cooked food.
In contrast, the charcoal grill may not offer the same level of comfort as the gas, but it does have one benefit that stands out above all else: the smoky flavour. The heat from the charcoal gives the meat an irresistible caramelized exterior and characteristic smoky taste. Of course, a charcoal grill requires more time and attention than a gas grill, from lighting the coals to properly managing the heat.
However, charcoal grills are also less expensive than gas grills. At the same time, traditional lumpwood charcoal is more convenient than gas bottles, and the ergonomic SIDERIS packaging makes carrying charcoal a piece of cake.
Let’s face it: grilling with our family and friends is an unsurpassable “ritual” that culminates in a delicious treat that gas will never be able to match.