Nothing can beat the juiciness, smokiness, and natural goodness of live charcoal-grilled food. A thick slab of meat or a thick and juicy hamburger patty is best grilled over live charcoal. Barbecues, kebabs, satays, and other grilled delicacies are best cooked over charcoal. The smoke coming from the lava hot coals surely add depth to the richness of charcoal grilled food. If you were in the countryside or even have the convenience of a large backyard, this is the way to enjoy grilled food.
However, if you live in cramped spaces, an apartment or a condominium, or the neighborhood simply does not allow you to use live charcoal, then your next best bet will to use electric grills. For most modern households, the convenience of having one of these kitchen appliances is deemed heaven-sent. You simply do not have to heat charcoal anymore and worry about the mess that it leaves. Furthermore, there are just some individuals who are so allergic to smoke that they cannot stand grill smoke no matter how appetizingly aromatic it can be. If there is such thing as an acquired taste, perhaps there is also such a thing as an acquired smell.
Nonetheless, an electric grill will be perfect for families who simply want to enjoy the pleasures of grilled food, sans its smoky flavor, easy and fast. Putting on a thin slice of Cheddar beautifully cut from a cheese grater will surely be able to elevate the richness of the grilled food.
There are several types of electric grills. There are those used for indoors as well as outdoors. Now there are electric smokers and griddles. Indoor electric grills are perfect for those living in an apartment or condominium. Outdoor electric grills are often more convenient for small suburban families who may want to spend the rest of the weekend out in the backyard while enjoying a barbecue and other grilled food.
Electric smokers have taken the whole tedious process of smoking to largely more convenient levels. Smoking requires food, particularly meats, to be slowly cooked with burning wood. In purist smokehouses, the whole process can take up to half a day. What differentiates electric smokers from the rest is that it is electricity that provides the element to heat up the wood and create smoke. Electric griddles are perfect for pancakes and flatbread or even grilled vegetables for your steak fajitas.
While nothing beats the superb richness of flavor of charcoal grilled food, modern kitchens must always have an electric grill to complement their array of kitchen and food utensils. In a world where convenience is tops, an electric grill is surely one way to ensure this.