i owned all types of grills
there hard to find here now b/c of the time, best time to get one is around august b/c most stores put them on sale end of summer
George Foremen is the best its small portable easy to clean and cook on and imo healthiest
the old fashion charcoal ones take some experience to cook on you got to constantly monitor it, also has issues with hydrocarbons and carcinogenic compounds but they can be reduced or eliminated with natural charcoal brands and avoiding fat from dripping on to the coals, but they make food taste the best
the propane ones also have the same health issues as the charcoal ones but most all now dont use any type of charcoal or even briquettes so its basically just heat warming up the cooking grid they are also hard and more time consuming to clean b/c of the numerous protective heat shields below your food
all in all i can see why you want to buy one other than the GF there this whole manly feeling when setting up your grill and using it compared to a gf or oven ect. but in reality your food wont taste marginally better on the other 2 types and that feeling quickly dies out when you relies the dangers and having to put more time and effort to clean them
1. The non-stick coating on a George Forman Grill is much worse for you than charred meat when it starts to chip and peel off on your food.
2. A George Forman Grill can char meat just as easily as a gas grill, what do you think those nice lines in your hot dogs, burger and chicken are? The important part is to coat the grill and meat in oil and make sure to not overcook meat to reduce the carcinogens.
3. If you can't make food taste significantly better with a real grill you do not know how to grill.