The electric grill is becoming more and more popular all the time. While it's propane and charcoal counterparts will probably always outsell it, the electric grill is no longer the laughing stock of the barbecue industry. This is, in large part, due to recent performance upgrades in these items. At one time, electric barbecues were kind of thought of as cheap, tacky items. With big name grill manufactures like Weber getting on the electric grill scene, though, things are looking up. So... Is one of these electric units the right grill for you? I'm not sure! Here are a few advantages to using one if you decide to go this route though.

They have a very quick fire up time. Unlike charcoal grills that take quite a while to warm up, the electric grill is ready for use only moments after you turn it on. This is great if you're in a hurry and don't have enough time to wait for some serious heat. Even propane grills take a good ten minutes with the lid closed before you can cook a steak on them.

Electric barbecues and grills also offer an extremely consistent cooking surface. Have you ever tried to cook six steaks at once on a charcoal barbecue? If so, you've probably had the unpleasant experience of having the middle steak cooked right through while the ones on the fringe remain blue rare. This is due the fact that the temperature of the surface area you're grilling on isn't the same at any one place. Because of the way electric grills are designed, you'd never experience this on an electric unit. Put the piece of meat wherever you want! The temperature of the grilling surface will be the same regardless of whether it's in the middle or on the outside.

Electric grills are also very easy to clean. Charcoal is dirty. We all the taste of charcoal cooked meat, but is it really worth the effort? It takes a good ten minutes to wash the black soot off your hands after you're through using one of these. With an electric product, this just isn't an issue.

If you're anything like me, you love the taste of grilled food. Whether it's steak, pork chops, fish or chicken, food just tastes better barbecued. The problem with charcoal and propane grills, though, is they can really only be used outside. This means, that in an ugly climate, you can probably only barbecue eight or nice months a year. Get yourself an electric grill and you'll be able to grill whatever you want, whenever you want. Check out some more info on how to use an electric grill at my other site!