Charcoal

Propane

Charcoal Propane Burning (LP)
Charcoal is the traditional way of grilling that we are all familiar with, and as it provides a feeling of nostalgia you can’t escape the smoky flavor you’ve loved for so long. The glowing briquettes emit infrared energy to the food being cooked, with very little drying effect. To compare charcoal to natural gas or propane is comparing apples to oranges. It isn’t chosen for convenience but for the desired smokey flavor. It’s always best to have a gas grill and a charcoal smoker, but you can always have two in one by using a charcoal try on your gas grill. Propane is the traditional fuel when thinking of grilling. It is an ideal option for all portable series grills and if you don’t have access to natural gas. To this day Propane is the most popular fuel and most readily available, but with the growing access to natural gas it is becoming less than desirable. Especially when grilling daily, it requires more trips to fill up than with a permanent connection to natural gas.

Natural Gas

Electric
Natural Gas Electric
Natural gas is one of the cheapest forms of energy available to the residential consumer. In fact, natural gas has historically been much cheaper than electricity as a source of energy. If you’re going to grill often then Natural Gas is the best way to go. If you don’t have natural gas but have access to it, it’s an easier option than constantly refilling a propane tank. When thinking of an electric grill, a griddle probably comes to mind. In most cases this is the norm, but Napoleon® has combined the convenience of electricity with the features and benefits of a grill. From an electric grill with WAVE™ cooking grids you can grill a steak indoors, or take the electric powered Freestyle™ grill if you have easier access to electricity than propane.