Grill masters are divided along equal lines in support and opposition to choosing the right and the healthiest type of grill. The charcoal grill is an obvious conqueror when it comes to the smearing, smokey flavor. Those who don’t compromise on taste would suggest you go for a charcoal grill. While on the other hand gas grills provide you with less smoke, and less mess, and are comparatively safer than charcoal grills.
The third competitor is the electric grill which is cleaner and safer than both charcoal and gas grills. But the question is which is the healthier grill to use. Along with that, the price, maintenance, and cooking time are also factors that make a grill more reliable to use.
Let’s compare the working mechanism and health benefits of each grill.
The gas grill burns fuels cleanly and does not emit dangerous smoke that contaminates your food. So, we can consider gas grills healthier as compared to some methods of charcoal grilling.
Gas grilling is a hale and hearty way to cook for the reason that the fuel burns effectively without any organic compounds contaminating your food. It also adds flavor to your food but has some disadvantages too.
The traditional old-school grill masters or should we say the real taste lovers will prefer charcoal above all grills. we can consider it healthier if we follow some precautions during grill time.
Smoke from charcoal grills produces cancer-causing carcinogens. it can be avoided by fully igniting the charcoal before start putting ingredients on the grill.
Charcoal grilling is as healthy as gas grilling but the difference is charcoal grills get very hot which burns the food from the outside .so, avoiding the burning of food will reduce the risk of cancer-causing compounds.
Electric grills cover smaller space as compared to the other two. They have a heating element that is embedded within or directly below the cooking surface. The drip pan in these grills catches grease and fat and cooks the meat.
With electric grills, there is no risk of getting your food contaminated with carcinogens. There is also a need to purchase or store the fuel for them.
Electric grills are lesser prone to mess and relatively cheap to buy and run. They work on using electricity and do not produce dangerous smoke that causes health concerns.
Charcoal grills produce tasty meat with some health concerns if you didn’t follow the safe techniques for grilling. Gas grills have the disadvantage of running out of propane. So, among these three the healthiest grill to cook food is an electric grill. It is cleaner, and safer, to use and reduces the risk of unhealthy components. Though you have to compromise on taste over health.