Sure, propane is easy, but the taste that I get from coal is better. Though, g/f father has a propane, an Aussie grill that has lava rocks in it. I guess you could say that it is the best of both worlds? Turns on the grill using the propane and then runs heat from the rocks. Just to note, where I live, it is against the law to have a propane tank near any multi family dwelling, ie, a condo community or what have you. Hence why we're really just stuck using the charcol grill.