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All About Charcoal

We love cooking on charcoal. Is one type better than another?

By Published Sept. 21, 2022

What You Need To Know

Charcoal has a primal appeal. It’s one of the oldest manufactured cooking fuels, with production dating to at least the Iron Age. As ancient humans learned, charcoal is a more efficient fuel source than wood. It’s lighter, more portable, and burns more evenly. 

Charcoal burns hotter than gas and produces a lot of radiant heat, which enables superior browning. Many prefer the tas...