Propane Grill: What is It and is It Healthy?

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 28, 2022

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A propane grill is a type of grill that uses propane as its main fuel source. Propane grills are typically more powerful than other types of grills, making them ideal for cooking food quickly. They also tend to be more expensive than other types of grills, but they offer many benefits that make them worth the extra cost. Propane grills are easy to set up and use, and they can be used in a variety of different ways.

What is the point of a propane grill?

The main benefit of a propane grill is that it can reach high temperatures very quickly. It can reach grilling temp in 15 minutes or less, kind of like why you would buy a sports car instead of a minivan.

Is propane grilling healthier than charcoal?

Some people believe that propane grilling is healthier than charcoal grilling because there is no need to use lighter fluid with propane. Lighter fluid can contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health if they are inhaled or ingested.

Additionally, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) or “carcinogens”, can coat your food because the charcoal creates a lot more smoke than with propane.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.