If you’re a lover of food and live in the North Country, there’s a good chance you own a grill upon which you cook some of your meals. If you’re like most grill owners, you have a hard time finding them sold locally and most likely have to go to a big box store to purchase one. Surprisingly enough, there’s a locally-owned business right here in the North Country that offers a great option for those who would like to support a local business AND get away from conventional propane grills. North Country Local had the chance to catch up with the owner of Littleton’s Harris Energy, Carroll Lucas, about the grills his company sells.
Carroll stocks two different companies’ pellet grills and smokers - from both Camp Chef and Royall Grills. One of the biggest problems he says he has when selling these units is the education that goes behind them. “Most people have never heard of wood pellet grills or smokers. Most folks are used to the regular charcoal or propane grills, and when they do hear about these type of units, they think they’re hard to operate. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Stopping by Harris Energy on West Main Street in Littleton and you have the chance of catching the team smoking or grilling up some delicious concoction. “There are a lot of differences between these pellet grills and smokers and the conventional propane grills,” Carroll says. “You can cook your food on a low or a high smoke, depending on how smoky of a flavor you want, and grilling is super easy. The grills all come with controls where you can very accurately set your temperature to what you want. You definitely have more control over the temperature with these units then you do with propane grills.”
Harris Energy has served the North Country for over 40 years, and you’ll find they sell and deliver heating oil & kerosene, wood pellets, coal, Bio-bricks, and other alternative heating fuels. They’ve been counted on by countless residents of the North Country for their dependable service, whether it’s an emergency fill-up or a delivery of pellets. And you can expect that level of expertise and commitment to their customers when it comes to the pellets they sell.
“We want to make sure that every customer leaves here with one of these units and sings their praises to all of their friends and family. If they have a question or problem, we want to be the first people they turn to. We love cooking on ours and really want people to get pumped up about using this kind of grill,” Carroll continues. “There are misconceptions of how a pellet grill works, and that it’s difficult or cumbersome to use. Couldn’t be further from the truth. You literally plug it into the wall, dump pellets into the hopper, and turn on the unit to your desired temperature.”
The elements in the North Country can be hard on our property and possessions, especially those left out on a porch or patio. Carroll Lucas wants the North Country to start thinking differently about grilling food, and think about it as an investment in your health and easier on your bank account. You’ll purchase multiple grills over the lifespan of just one wood pellet grill. If you have any questions, you can visit Harris Energy at their new location on West Main Street, and online at www.harrisenergyinc.com. Make sure you follow them on their Facebook page also: www.facebook.com/harrisenergyinc