If grilling with gas comes to mind as you step outdoors consider the ease of electric grilling as the option that is economical and provides healthy, delicious food. According to the HPBA (Hearth Patio & Barbeque Association) there are approximately 59 million gas grills owned by US households. Electric grills consume less energy, are easier to use and take the guess work out of cooking healthier food, one example of these outdoor electric grills is the Power Chef electric grill.
Gas grills are synonymous with high BTU levels and the number of controls on the grill. Multiple burner grills with higher BTU consumption has a perceived value but has a higher retail price. They actually have negative issues including unnecessary energy consumption. If those 59 million gas grills usage averages 60,000 BTUs grilling 2 hours a week, that equals a barrel of crude oil.
Gas grills are commonly banned by local fire code and home owners associations (HOA) for use on the balconies of apartments and condos especially due to their flare ups. These flare ups are eliminated with outdoor electric grills. Empty tanks and multiple components like valves, burners and igniters, that can go bad and you end up running back and forth to the home improvement center? Electric grills costs an estimated 10 cents an hour compared to $1.50 per hour with a 30,000 BTU gas grill.
The question of where to even place meat or veggies on the grill surface should not be that challenging, the gas grills surface is unevenly heated and often has hot spots. When using gas, you have to light one side high and grill food on the opposite side. Smoke that arises when meat juice and fat fall into the flame contains carcinogenic substances and this smoke coats the food. You utilize the entire cook surface of an electric grill, preparing more food in a shorter time-frame. The concern of flare-ups and charring is eliminated because there is no open flame equaling healthy preparation with an electric grill. Take advantage of a discount this spring on Dimplex grills and get started grilling the electric way.
Electric grills reduce carcinogens deposited onto the food and toxins pumped into the air. Electric grills take out the guess work, clean-up quicker and eliminate having to maintain parts and tanks.