Outdoor electric grills provide the heat of a charcoal grill without any open flames whatsoever. There is no charcoal, lighter fluid, matches or propane tanks to deal with. All that an outdoor electric grill requires is access to a power source and it is good to go. How is this possible? It’s fairly easy. Outdoor electric grills use an electrically powered heating element to provide the initial heat source. This heating element is similar to what you’d find on an electric stove. Electric barbecue grills then kick it up a notch by using parabolic reflective surfaces to intensify the heat produced by the heating element. The process is so effective that electric grills can match the temperatures produced by either charcoal or gas grills. That’s right. No matter what you may have heard, electric bbq grills can easily reach the 600 degree temperature necessary to sear meat. This means that there is no difference in the look or taste of food cooked on an electric grill and food cooked on traditional charcoal or gas grills. Well, except for the skill of the barbecue chef, or lack thereof.
Another advantage of an outdoor electric grill is the ease of clean up. Unlike charcoal grills, there are no ashes to clean up. This is especially important for people who are grilling in a small outdoor space like a balcony. The last thing you need is fly ash coming in through your balcony doors or, worse yet, your neighbor’s doors. Also, cleaning an electric grill is a snap. The heating element in the grill lifts out and easily fits in the sink or dishwasher. Plus, the smaller size of the average electric grill means that it’s a breeze to wipe out the interior.
An electric barbecue grill is also much more environmentally friendly than a charcoal or gas grill. A charcoal grill produces massive amounts of carbon dioxide when it’s in use. In fact, a charcoal grill produces so much carbon dioxide that it can be life threatening if used in an enclosed space like a garage. Not so an electric grill. Electric grills produce zero carbon dioxide when used. In fact, the only emission produced by an electric grill is the delicious smell of barbecued food. If you’re interested in helping the environment, an electric grill is one way to reduce your carbon footprint.
So what are you waiting for? Step into the new age of barbecuing. Outdoor electric grills are the greener, cleaner way to enjoy that great cook-out taste.