Posted By: kc5hwb 
Jul 8  # 1 of 18
I have always used a charcoal grill. Its what I learned to cook on. I have used gas grills only once or twice and for smaller things like burgers, they are fine, but for some really good sausage or steaks or grilled chicken, I just don't think it tastes as good on a gas flame.

What does everyone prefer?
 Posted By: Raquelita 
Jul 8  # 2 of 18
I prefer gas b/c i feel it pollutes less and is healthier in terms of the way it cooks.
 Posted By: Mrs. Chipotle 
Jul 8  # 3 of 18
Charcoal all the way. The taste just can't compare, and plus, gas always makes me a bit nervous. I know it's irrational to think it's going to explode or something (after all, I do have gas heat in my house), but gas grills freak me out a bit.

It's kind of annoying that the selection of charcoal grills is so poor. For every one charcoal grill in the store, there are ten gas ones. :rolleyes:
 Posted By: khartman 
Jul 8  # 4 of 18
Charcoal here. Don't think gas can compare. And as for the pollution, we only use as much charcoal as needed, and don't use much lighter either. I think our car pollutes much more when we go buy steaks.

Besides, any pollution from our grill blows over to our neighbors anyway :rolleyes:
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Jul 8  # 5 of 18
Charcoal definitely! The flavor is not the same with gas. We have severe winters here, and although we still have winter BBQ's (weather permitting), there are times I still want something grilled so I do have a couple electric grills. We prefer the taste of the electric over the gas grills - but nothing tastes as good as charcoal! :p