I bought a new grill today, as the one I bought at a garage sale 3 years ago, for $5 is finally unsafe to operate. I went to Lowes, and just picked up the cheap $119 model, I don't need a side burner or anything, I usually have the woman in the house making the side dishes while I am grilling up the meat. Anyway, I got to looking, and this model doen't use any kind of coal, bricks, or anything.....just some "special" burner that does the trick. I'm worried, this wont taste like grilled food without it, and pondering taking it back for another. Am I crazy? It seems to me, it defeats the purpose of a grill?????????