My brother always does this thing when you ask him if he wants, say, pizza or Chinese food for dinner: He responds with “yes.” Because he legit wants both. It’s mildly annoying (especially when I’m trying to place an order in time for my husband to pick it up on his way home from somewhere!), but now here I am doing that to you. But that’s because you actually can have both. And I highly suggest that you do.
See, after years (decades, even!) of grill manufacturers making gas grills or charcoal grills, they’ve somewhat recently started making hybrid grills that can be used with either propane or charcoal — totally depending on your mood and the amount of effort you’re willing to put in.
Why a Hybrid Grill Might be Best for You
Gas and charcoal grills both have their pros and cons, but in my opinion the hybrid gives you the best of both worlds. My husband and I got one a few years ago and we love having the flexibility. During busy summer weeknights or weekends when it’s just the two of us, we almost always use the grill on the gas setting. No, we don’t really get that charcoal flavor that so many people (myself included) are obsessed with, but it’s fast and easy.
When we have people coming over, we’ll convert the grill to use with charcoal because it’s a more impressive way to cook for friends and family, and food just tastes better over charcoal.
We love that we have options — but don’t have to deal with the clutter of more than one grill. We don’t have a shed or garage, so whatever we use has to sit out on the patio for many months at a time. (Yes, we support grilling during non-summer months, too.) The hybrid grill means we just need one piece of equipment.