When purchasing an outdoor grill, there's a lot to consider including the type of grill you want to cook on: Charcoal grills use briquettes, gas grills use propane or natural gas. But add in pellet grills, electric grills, kamado grills, built-ins, and smokers, and it can get confusing. Omni Outdoor Living is here to help. Charcoal grills are available in kettle (deep, compact), barrel (drum), and ceramic kamado (egg) shapes, and offer features like temperature gauges, vents, and wheels. Cleaner and cheaper, gas grills connect to either propane tanks or a natural gas line, and offer a multiple burners, temperature and gas gauges, shelves, and side burners. Pellet grills use a fan to circulate air from wood pellets heated in a firebox. The indirect heat from a pellet grill allows for roasting and baking, and infuse items with a smoky flavor. No matter what style or type of grill you're searching for, you'll find it here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smokers and pellet grills are incredibly popular because of their easy use, complete temperate control and set-and-forget convenience but they have different uses. Pellet grills can smoke, grill, roast, sear or barbecue food. Pellet grills cook with wood pellets and will produce a more smokey flavor because the pellets burn much closer to the food. They can cook more quickly and at higher temperatures. Because of their horizontal design, they have the capacity to cook more food at one time as well. Smokers are primarily used for slow smoking but can also roast or bake. Smokers cook for longer and at lower temperatures to enhance tenderness and flavor. Most have a vertical design allowing for even heat distribution and even cooking. Check out our growing selection of smokers and pellet grills on Omni Outdoor Living.

What’s “better” is all a matter of preference and personal choice. There are differences between gas and charcoal grills that may help you make your choice easier. Charcoal grills use hot coals to sear or smoke food for a wood-fired, classic charcoal flavor. It has a wide temperature range but takes more time to heat up and is harder to control the temperature. Gas uses propane to tenderize food and keep it juicy. It preheats immediately, cooks faster, and offers better control options to avoid overcooking.