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Best Fourth of July grilling tips

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When choosing how to grill this Fourth of July, there’s a lot to take into consideration.

Channel 3’s Kim Lucey investigates how to achieve the best holiday grilling.

Peter Bafumi, of Home Depot, said gas is best for convenience.

“If you’re doing grilling almost every day, or even for parties, you might want to go for gas, because you want up and cooked very quickly,” said Bafumi.

However, it also depends on what kind of celebration it is.

“If it’s just for more relaxing cooking by the fire, than charcoal would be good,” said Bafumi.

In terms of what kind of grill is best, Bafumi suggested Weber’s.

“They’re all cast iron, stronger material. That’s why the price is a lot higher. It just lasts a lot longer,” said Bafumi.

Kitchenaide has a new grill that’s also a good option.

“What’s very nice about this is all the grates are stainless steel, very easy to clean, cooks a lot nicer than cast iron,” said Bafumi.

Bafumi stressed that grill size is important for any celebration.

“You can get two, up to six burners. The more burners you have, the more food you can put on there,” said Bafumi.

Taste is also a concern.

“Gas is easier to cook with, it’s a lot quicker. Charcoal, it’s the taste. The taste is phenomenal,” said Bafumi.

Wood chips can also help improve flavor, especially applewood and cherrywood.

If you know how you’re going to grill, but don’t know where to celebrate, click here for a list of Fourth of July fireworks.

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