Originally Posted by CraigC
The only time I use gas is crawfish boils, steaming crabs, deep frying turkey/carnitas and to heat a CI skillet to "white hot" for blackening.
I was the same way until 25 years or more ago.
I detested gas grills and would not ever consider owning one. Then one B-Day my parents bought me an El Cheapo Sunbeam. I was disappointed as I was certain I would never use it and that they had wasted their money.
After almost destroying it because i had no idea how to use it, I calmed down and continued to use it until it became my go to grill.
I went through at least 4 burners and Sunbeam kept sending me new ones at no charge. I used that grill a lot.
Then one year they bought me the Weber gas grill. It was like taking out my GE electric range and replacing it with a Wolf gas range.
Like night and day.
For every day use, I find the gas grill to be the most efficient and it is fast.
No mess, no clean up, no ashes to discard.
All three of my charcoal/wood grills and smoker get used. And lately because its a new spring, all I have used is charcoal.
But before long when that hot summer heat hits and I have two steaks to grill (3 now) it will be on my Weber gas grill.
Lights on one push and is hot in 10 minutes or less.
I use both, but I will never think of gas grills as I did many years ago.