Gas grills, unlike charcoal grills, provide grilling action at the push of a button! Gas grills cook by drawing heat from gas burners in combination with another heat source such as steel bars, ceramic briquettes or lava rock. Many kings of the grill prefer the gas over charcoal because gas grills produce fewer flare-ups. However, charcoal grillers will argue that it's these flare ups that give barbecued meat its unmistakable BBQ flavor. On the other hand with gas grills it's easier to adjust the cooking temperature while barbecuing and you won't have to deal with messy charcoal ashes. If you choose a gas grill over a charcoal grill you can expect to pay more money upfront, however propane tanks cost less to purchase then charcoal briquettes in the long run. Gas hibachis start at $50, and you can expect to pay up to $15,000 for a deluxe gas grill/smoker online.