I'm a charcoal girl. I have, under duress, grilled on propane but it's just not the same. Every charcoal lover knows that charcoal doesn't behave the same every day (that's part of it's beauty). This grill gives you the taste of charcoal but also helps achieve the consistency of propane. With it's moveable grill it rises and falls to suit how your charcoal is doing that day.