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Which Recipes Are Best for Kamado, Pellet and Griddle Grills?

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Innovation in the grilling industry has brought about several types of grills for consumers to choose from. Each type has its own benefits, leading many grillers to invest in more than one style for their backyard. With more than one option available, you then have the luxury of choosing which grill is best for the recipe (or recipes!) you’re making that week. 

Whether you’re looking for advice on which type of grill to add to your arsenal, or which recipes to make on your existing tools, below we’ve gathered some tips to get you started! 

Pellet Grills

Pellet grills are hugely popular thanks to their ease of use and convenient pellet fuel. Anything that can be prepared by smoking or baking can be made on a pellet grill with huge success. Their versatility doesn’t end there — some models (like Lifesmart’s) come with a griddle attachment that will allow you to smoke and then sear steaks that give the finished product a fantastic flavor. 

Watch a demonstration of the reverse sear technique on a pellet grill:


Kamado Grills

Kamado style grills are inspired by Japanese tradition, with a versatile construction that allows you to grill, smoke, roast, sear and bake all on one grill. This leaves the possible recipes open to very wide interpretation. Our favorites revolve around the fact that Kamado grills are fueled by charcoal, imparting a wonderful grilled flavor on the food. With a 15″ 20″ or 24” model like Lifesmart’s, you’re able to fit 4 steaks and side vegetables all on one surface, for example.

Lifesmart Kamado Grills


Griddle Grills

We at Barbecue Bible have expounded on the convenience of grilling with a plancha to avoid delicate or small items falling through the grill grate. Griddle grills give you the same amazing cooking surface as a plancha, in an easy to clean form that we know will become your go-to weeknight grill. Use a double-sided griddle grill like Lifesmart’s for grilled shrimp and cut onions — pair with steamed rice for your next dinner!


Lifesmart has debuted a grill in each category that is affordable and reliable. Visit our partner to learn about all of their offerings. 


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