Experts and users agree: Once you find the right grill it becomes a perennial favorite, popping up in your backyard every summer. Charcoal grills make up about a third of the U.S. market, and experts say that if you're willing to spend some time (anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes) getting the charcoal ready, it imparts an unparalleled smokey taste to your food. Gas grills, on the other hand, offer cooking convenience.
That's why Michele Borboa -- cookbook author, food columnist for SheKnows.com, and personal chef from Bozeman, Montana -- uses a gas grill to create her grilled chipotle chicken and mango skewers. While researching our updated reports on gas grills and charcoal grills, we found that most review sources evaluate a grill's size in terms of how many burgers, chicken breasts, and even whole turkeys its grate can hold; but Borboa's recipe is proof that your grill can cook much more than plain or barbecued meats.