- Pellet or hybrid grills. You may have to go out of your way to find these grills. Pellet-powered or hybrid grills, which use both electricity and charcoal or wood, are relatively new, but they’re big steps in the right direction for the green grilling industry.
- Gas grills. These offer easy start-up, stable temperatures all year round, and easy clean-up. They also create less smoke and fill your green grilling space with less particulates. But they are powered by fossil fuels–petroleum or natural gas. Choose a model which will last many years to come, maximizes fuel use with efficient performance, and has refillable tanks.
- Charcoal or wood grills. Charcoal and wood grills create twice as much carbon as gas grills. They also raise ground-level greenhouse gases and can create breathing problems. However, you can still have a green grilling experience with lump charcoal, especially if you use a chimney instead of lighter fluid. Briquettes may contain dangerous additives like sodium nitrate, but lump charcoal is sourced from wood. You can even find green charcoal made of furniture scraps, old building wood, and waste wood.
- Electric grills. An electric grill is only as green as your home’s energy source. If you use green energy, green grilling will be simple. You’ll also deal with stable cook temperatures and minimal particulates.
Companies helping to expand the backyard green grilling industry, like producers of pellet grills and eco-friendly charcoal, are on the rise as the average Joe’s green awareness grows. Working with one of these companies, like Traeger or Brinkman, allows employees to get their grill on while saving the environment.
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