Summer is starting to wind down, and your thoughts are probably turning to cooler weather that winter brings to Elkton and the surrounding areas. It’s always good to prepare, but don’t let your preparations get in the way of enjoying the rest of summer and the beautiful autumn that comes before the snow! One thing that you can do to extend that summer feeling is to keep the grill going.

For many of us, that means getting out the charcoal and relaxing in a lawn chair with a cold beverage while waiting for the coals to glow. If you’re one of those people who know the true enjoyment of the charcoal grilling experience, then stop by The Stove Store and take a look at our wide range of charcoal grills and smokers. Now is a great time to buy a new appliance and get it broken in before colder weather gets here!

Benefits of Using a Charcoal Grill

people holding skewers of meats and veggies over charcoal grill The number one benefit of using a charcoal grill or smoker is the flavor. Although using a gas grill can get you some of that same grilled goodness, when it comes down to the bottom line, there’s nothing quite like the flavor of cooking over a charcoal fire. This is because charcoal fires just get hotter than gas grill fires, and this enhances the grilled flavor of the food that you’re cooking.

If you want to step that up to a notch, you can add different ‘flavors’ of wood chips to your charcoal to enhance the flavor of the foods that you’re grilling. Different types of wood go well with different types of meat, from the nutty flavor of pecan to the more sweet flavors of cherry or walnut or the smoky goodness of hickory or mesquite. You should experiment to find the perfect mix of wood chips and cuts of meat to suit your family’s taste buds!

Another benefit of using a charcoal grill or smoker is price. A charcoal grill is less expensive at the outset and also less expensive to use. Charcoal is easily accessible, with most grocery stores carrying them. If you have a charcoal chimney to use as a starter, you can forgo the lighter fluid while still getting the coals glowing quickly. If you like to take your grill with you, charcoal grills are definitely more transportable than their gas counterparts.

Stop by The Stove Store

Now that you know some of the great reasons to go with a charcoal grill or smoker, it’s time to stop by the best place in Elkton or the surrounding areas to purchase one: The Stove Store. We have over thirty years of experience in the business, and our employees love grills and know everything there is to know about them. If you’re thinking that now is a good time to purchase a new charcoal grill or smoker, then stop on by and let us help you pick the perfect appliance for your grilling or smoking needs!