What’s the Best Lighter for Your Grill?
Electric Lighter vs. Traditional Gas Grill Lighters: A Comprehensive Comparison
Match Ready Charcoal Or Fire Starters
Using match-ready charcoal or chemical fire starters to ignite your grill will effect the flavor of your grilled food. When these products burn, they release chemicals and odors that often do not fully dissipate by the time you begin grilling. As a result, these chemicals are absorbed in the food and have a chemical taste. This is particularly noticeable in foods with a large surface area (like hamburger buns) or food that is grilled for longer periods, as they have more opportunity to pick up and retain the unwanted flavors.
For purists and enthusiasts seeking the authentic taste of grilled foods, tasting these chemical undertones is a significant issue. This emphasizes the importance of choosing natural and clean methods for starting your grill.