It is quite a perennial question when it comes to cooking, broiling or grilling? How do you even know when to use the appropriate technique? How do you know how to cook in both ways?
These questions could be answered in this article where we explore charbroiled vs chargrilled techniques’ similarities and differences. First, the main difference between chargrill and charbroil is that chargrill means grill cooking while using charcoal and charbroiling is cooking on a flat and lined metal surface. The surface is heated from below.
Both cooking techniques have been practiced for many years since the 1950s. Charbroil is a combination of two words “charcoal” and “broil.” Charbroiling is used differently outside the US and Canada. For other countries, most people call it only “broiling.”
Difference between charbroil and chargrill
These two cooking techniques are different in a way that how heat is transferred to the food. On a chargrill, the burner is situated under a cast metal radiant from which the heat is transferred towards the food. Chargrilling’s radiant is shaped as a roof that will allow extra dripping to run off without being carbonized. These extra drippings are the reasons why we are able to smell the chargrill aroma that is so good to our senses.
Most charbroil users use lava rocks that are placed above the burners that will catch and transfer the heat towards the meat above. The lava rocks will often catch and retain the drippings that has been created by the heat. This is responsible for the good aroma that we are familiar with.
What makes charbroiling challenging is that you will need to be replacing the lava rocks after being used. Consistent replacement of lava rocks could provide better grilling aroma. On the other hand, charbroil users can also use gas, electricity or infrared technology to heat your food.
Both grill and charbroil users are reliant with the temperature of their cooking. But just like any other cooking, it is important to exercise vigilance, so that your food will be cooked right and you will not burn your skin.
If you’re fond of caramel flavor, then you’d be fond of broiling because it could provide that flavor.
When it comes to temperature control, charbroils feature responsive valves for temperature control for convenient monitoring while grills are more mechanical as you can control temperature by placing your hands above the grate. With these, we could tell that charbroils are much more reliable when it comes to accurate temperature control than grills do.
Grills are good if you’re cooking food at high temperature. Grills oftentimes trap flavorful smoke from the charcoal-heated food through its lid. When it comes to size, charbroils are mostly used in restaurants as they could handle more food and are much larger than chargrills. But if you’re moving a lot, it would be best to choose the chargrill instead.
If you want to cook your food quickly then charbroiling is much more effective because it uses high temperatures that enable to cook the meat/food in a short amount of time compared to cooking with chargrills. What’s good with cooking with the grill is that the meat could not be charred directly over high heat and can be moved to a lower-heat area to finish the process.
No matter which you choose from these two. It is important to master both techniques as you will need to use either way when you’re cooking different types of food. Both of these grillers are efficient as tools for cooking. You could create delicious grilled food once you are efficient with these grilling tools by using them consistently.
These grilling appliances can last for a long time depending on how you will use them. Like with char grills, it would be the best to change its lava rocks consistently and cleaning its interiors after multiple uses.
Are charbroiled burgers tastier than others?
As what we’ve been reading, we could assess that charbroil users can handle more cooking load than a barbecue grill which makes it ideal for cooking multiple burgers. When charbroiling, the meat is cooked over metal bars, so classic char lines are embedded into it. Oftentimes, the taste of charbroiled burgers is different from the other burgers that are cooked through grill.
It will be best to taste charbroiled burgers if you haven’t tasted one. It is different from most fast food burgers that sometimes serve their meat that has already dried or isn’t as meaty as you wish it could be.
A charbroiled burger is cooked with a heat source beneath it. The charbroiled grill must be opened to allow the grease to drip into the heat source, creating that distinctive, familiar, and delicious scent.
Which is healthier?
Both cooking techniques pose different health risks. Eating food that has been charbroiled could contain different chemicals with high levels. This is because the chemicals from the meat are in contact with the meat itself that created a reaction. Another reason for chemical build-up is whenever the fat from the meat will fall into the heat source, it will ignite flames. This process might contribute to the formation of chemicals ingrained in the meat. To reduce its effects, most people recommend marinating the meat or food with red wine or beer, so that it may reduce the risk.
There are risks token when eating grilled or broiled food, but you could counter this by simply gulping down glasses of red wine or drinking loads of water, so that your food will be able to digest properly.
To all meat lovers
Grilling is one of the favorite free time activities of people either done indoors or outdoors. This is because the taste of burgers is much more desired especially after spending a long day. Whether your food is grilled or broiled, what important is that the food has allowed you to taste the pleasure of cooked meat complete with inhaling that delicious aroma that already filled you even before taking a bite from your burger.