So here we are on Memorial Day weekend. Time to think about summer and going to the pool and grilling up some hamburgers. Except, I don’t have a grill. This is a problem. I want a grill. I need a grill. And I will have a grill.
The question is, what kind? Do I go with propane, or charcoal? Both have their pros and cons.
Propane grills, for example, are easy to light and they heat up quick. Perfect for grilling up a few burgers or sausages after work. And there are no open flames (usually) to worry about, or charcoal to futz around with. So those are the pros. On the other hand a great big tank of propane is heavy, highly flammable, and it scares my pants off. I am afraid I will turn my patio into a smoking crater. Those would be the cons in case you are keeping track.
So, okay if the idea of messing around with propane gives me the heebie jeebies maybe a nice charcoal grill is the way to go. The food tastes better, it smells great and there is no giant, possibly explodey tank of propane hanging around.
On the other hand (cons again) you have to light charcoal on fire, and sometimes the flames are quite spectacular. I am not crazy about this idea either. Plus there is the whole waiting for the coals to be ready thing, and the futzing around with the old coals when your done. What if I set the dumpster on fire with my old coals?
As you can see, I am a great big scaredy-chicken and both options make me nervous. So I just need to decide which option is less terrifying, hike up my skirts and get on with things.
Since I am paralyzed by indecision, I am taking a poll. Which would you choose if you were a big scaredy-chicken who wants a grill?