I have gas stove. Is it worth it to buy a gas grill as well, or just buy a grill pan? I'm ok with a hot house.

  • Posted by: suj
  • July 18, 2015


sexyLAMBCHOPx July 19, 2015
What are you trying to cook and why? Steaks, Burgers, Fish, Chicken?
suj July 19, 2015
Ideally everything :-)
...unfortunately, the complex i'm in doesn't allow charcoal grills so I'm stuck with either gas grill or grill pan.

scruz July 19, 2015
from my situation, i would base it on whether or not you have a strong range fan to eliminate the odor and smoke of stove top grilling. as a result, i have an outside charcoal weber that has been getting plenty of use lately.
PieceOfLayerCake July 18, 2015
Unfortunately, beyond the design of a grill, where fat and juices fall away from meats, gas grills don't actually add any flavor to food. I don't expect much beyond a little bit of charring. However, while grill pans will (usually) give you grill marks, that fat and moisture doesn't run off as much as its just sits underneath your food. There are small differences, absolutely, but are they worth the cost and storage of a grill? I am a fan of grilling, but also enough of a fan to use a charcoal grill with a little bit of wood chip action to provide some smokiness.
Sam1148 July 19, 2015
I disagree with that. I have a gas and a Charcoal grill and the gas grill does add flavor. The fat hits the 'flavor bars' and sears giving meats a bit of a smokey taste. Also you can make up foil packets of wood chips to add extra flavor.

While I love my wood charcoal grill but the gas grill is a daily driver and much superior to a grill pan or boiling in the kitchen.

PieceOfLayerCake July 19, 2015
You are more than welcome to disagree. Just sharing my experience.
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