The best charcoal grills you can buy
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- Charcoal grills sear meat and veggies to perfection and fill food with that perfect smokey flavor.
- Of all the grills we researched, the Weber Original Kettle 22-inch grill stands out because of its classic design and excellent price point.
When purchasing a high-tech device like a smartphone or DSLR camera, you understand the importance of picking out and comparing the slight nuances between these devices. After all, it's those minuscule differences that set apart these complex devices.
When purchasing a low-tech device like a charcoal grill, though, you may be tempted to just pick any model. After all, even the best charcoal grills don't have computer chips or touchscreens. Heck, the concept of grilling dates back over many thousands of years ago. We can duplicate that process with just any old grill, right?
Sure, any grill can cook meat, but there are significant differences between charcoal grills that clearly set them apart from each other. And, charcoal grilling is different from other types of outdoor cooking, like gas grilling and smoking (more on this below). Your grill plays a key role in just how you can cook your meat and vegetables. Precise grilling requires the right grill or your expensive steaks will just end up looking like they were grilled by a caveman. That's why we've done the research to find the best charcoal grills you can buy.
Here are the best charcoal grills you can buy in 2019:
- Best overall: Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch
- Best grill with a smoker: Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker
- Best high-end grill: Broil King Keg 5000
- Best portable grill: Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman's Grill
- Best big grill: Char-Broil American Gourmet 840
- Best charcoal and gas grill: Char-Griller Double Play 3 Burner Gas and Charcoal Grill
- Best single-use, disposable, eco-friendly grill: CasusGrill Instant Biodegradable Grill
Updated on 04/30/2019 by Les Shu: Updated links, formatting, and prices.
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