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Gas Grill or Charcoal Grill? - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 02, 2013

Those who are in the market for a new grill already know if they want a gas grill or a charcoal grill before they go shopping. But you need to consider other things as well like: size, price range, functionality and brand.

If you are in the market for a gas grill, there is quite a price range of grills that you can choose from. However, remember that you get what you pay for. So consider the materials with which it is made and the length of the warranty and what that warranty includes. Also think about what else you want your gas grill to do, maybe you want a side burner or rotisserie.

If you are in the market for a charcoal grill, don’t only look at kettle charcoal grills, if you are more adventurous, take a look at the kamado style charcoal grills, the Big Green Egg.

Once you try a Big Green Egg, you won’t grill on anything else again. The egg-shaped charcoal grills come in five sizes and can cook at a wide range of temperatures and styles. The Big Green Egg charcoal grill is perfect for slow-cooking, baking, smoking or roasting.

This grill uses natural lump coal, or hardwood charcoal. With hardwood you’re getting a wood flavor to your meal. Grilling over hardwood charcoal makes food taste better. Hardwood charcoal can heat the grill to 900 degrees and it can burn up to 12 hours.

For more information, on gas or propane grills, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Grilled Appetizer Recipe and A New Charcoal Grill for the 4th of July

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Fourth of July is next week. Many families around the Cape will be enjoying the holiday at home with friends and family. If you are planning a 4th of July event at your home, consider a new charcoal grill.

The Big Green Egg is no ordinary charcoal grill. This charcoal grill works well on its own or as a supplement to a gas grill. Why? Because it is so versatile and easy to use. Grilling over charcoal is fun. But with the Big Green Egg you can not only grill, you can bake, roast, slow-cook, and sear.
If you have never grilled with charcoal, you may have heard that it is more challenging. But with The Big Green Egg Grill, charcoal grilling is made simple: easy to light, easy to use, easy to control. And what flavor.

Contact the Fireplace Showcase for more information on The Big Green Egg.

Are you grilling in your backyard this Fourth? Here is a great grilled appetizer recipe that is so easy and so good everyone will be talking about it.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos


  • 6 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 12 slices bacon
Preheat a grill for high heat.
Spread cream cheese to fill jalapeno halves. Wrap with bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
Place on the grill, and cook until bacon is crispy.

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