Getting married in the spring of 2016, the one thing I asked to be put on our registry was a new grill. I plan on buying a nicer grill so I'm allowing guests to put funds towards my grill. I was hoping to get a lil info on which fuel type/ grill model people recommend.
I'm debating between an Original Kettle Premium 26 in. Charcoal Grill/ Kamado joe/ and potentially some form of pellet grill.
Im not an extreme griller by any means but do tend to grill alot mainly (steaks, burgers/dogs. & chicken) Nothing fancy. Ive been grilling on charcoal for the last year and love it compared to propane (which is why I dont want one). But lets get to the point...
My thoughts (correct me if I'm wrong)
Original Kettle Premium 26 in. Charcoal Grill
-Kingsford charcoal (stock up when on sale) cheapest fuel
-lots of readily available parts and add-ons
-May not last as long as I'd like.
-Built to last
-could integrate into a grilling station
-holds temp the best
-more expensive grill
-must use more expensive lump charcoal
Pellet grill (traeger or rec tec or ????)
-cleaner to use
-easier/faster to use (wife can use)
-electric (I do have access to receptacle in grill area) (is there a large increase in electric bill)
-can have better taste if smoked
-As expensive as kamado grills
-expensive pellets? most expensive fuel source?
-doesnt sear as well
-may not last long with moving parts
Basically, I'm looking for a grill around $1000 that will last for a long time without rusting out or breaking. But also uses a fuel source that is not super expensive (I grill a few times a week in the summer even winter).