Charcoal and Gas Alternative: Grilling With Ethanol

Charcoal and Gas Alternative: Grilling With Ethanol

Amber Byfield
Jun 1, 2010

We didn't get around to grilling on Memorial Day, but had things shaken out a little differently we'd be putting a green spin on things. There's something we've been waiting to try, and it promises to be greener (and easier) than grilling with gas or charcoal—both options that don't have a lot of environmentally friendly wiggle room.

For less than $5, you can light your fire without using propane or charcoal. The FlameDisk is a grilling alternative that cooks with ethanol, which burns cleaner than charcoal.

According to FlameDisk's site, the alternative cooks things the same and, thanks to a SmokerPlate, gives food that same grilled flavor. When you're done with the one-time-use packet, it can be fully recycled.

Sounds like a good bet to us, though we haven't tried it yet. We're willing to give it a shot at our upcoming backyard veggie grill-out. Have you used this grilling alternative yet? If not, would you?

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(Image: Flickr member woodleywonderworks, licensed under Creative Commons.)

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