That is what some will tell you. Others will tell you it IS better to let the meat warm up. Once again, it is your choice, and what works best for you. I don't give this too much thought, I am either running late with getting started,...straight from fridge to grates, OR I am so eager, that I take the meat out, to let it warm, and to add a last second seasoning. Then the worst case, where the wife pulls the meat out of the box because it is taking up too much space.