Top 10 Best Charcoal Grills of 2017 – Reviews


Every household should have a grill in this day and age, especially given how inexpensive most of them are. We all know how delicious a grilled steak can be, especially when it is prepared on an outside grill. This is perhaps the reason why despite how advanced cooking stations and ovens become, people will always crave a well-grilled dish.

Also, any cook worth his salt will tell you that charcoal-powered grills are perfect for cookouts because of how effective they are at not only grilling the food but smoking it at the same time. It is for this reason why charcoal grills are so popular to begin with, which is why we put together a list of the ten best charcoal grills on the market for you to look at.

10Char-Broil Santa Fe Charcoal Grill

amazon buttonPacking a cooking area of 800 square inches, this particular grill from Char-Broil will accommodate a surprisingly large amount of food without affecting the quality of the grilling. Out of its 800 square inches cooking area, 544 inches are porcelain-coated cast iron with a 256-inch porcelain-coated wire swing away area. At the same time, the grill comes with a smokestack with adjustable dampers for better heat control during the cooking process.

9Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Kettle Grill

amazon buttonThe Kettleman Charcoal Kettle Grill is designed to be portable and spacious at the same time. Not only does it do what’s expected of it but it does so without taking too much space or being difficult to operate. It owes its accessibility to its hinged lid with a mounted temperature gauge and to its removable ash bowl that makes it very easy to use and clean up afterward. Also, it has an impressive 360-square inch cooking surface, which is a lot more than you would expect from a grill this size.

8Weber 121020 Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill

amazon buttonJust like the name suggests, the Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill from Weber is a portable charcoal grill designed to be set up in just a couple of minutes. Thanks to its porcelain enameled coating, you don’t have to worry about it rusting or fading after being used for long periods of time. Not only that, but it offers a 160-square inch cooking surface, which is impressive given its relatively compact design.

7Kingsford OGD2001901-KF Outdoor Charcoal Kettle Grill

amazon buttonWe all know how important it is to be able to cook multiple portions at the same time when doing a cookout, which is it’s important to use a grill with a large cooking area. Such is the case with the OGD2001901-KF outdoor kettle grill from Kingsford which has a 354-square inch cooking area with an air vent for better temperature control and a durable porcelain coating for added protection. Also, it has wheels to ensure its mobility and a bottom rack for extra storage, both features that will definitely come in handy at some point or another.

6Char-Griller 1515 Patio Pro Charcoal Grill

amazon buttonIdeal for small decks or patios, the compact 1515 Patio Pro Charcoal Grill from Char-Griller features a 250-square inch cooking area, a lot more than most grills its size. At the same time, it features a stay-cool wood handle, a side shelf, a double steel bottom, and a side air vent for good measure. Not only that, but it also uses wheels designed to make it easier for you to carry it around where it’s needed and store it away afterward.

5Weber 1211001 Jumbo Joe 18-Inch Portable Grill

amazon buttonThis 18-inch portable grill from Weber features a porcelain-enameled bowl and lid that cover a 240-square inch cooking area. Thanks to its 18.5-inch diameter plated steel cooking grate, you will find it very easy to heat up the grill and maintain it at an appropriate temperature. Furthermore, it features rust-resistant aluminum dampers and ash catcher, along with a glass-reinforced nylon handle.

4Char-Griller 2828 Pro Deluxe Charcoal Grill

amazon buttonChar-Griller’s 2828 Pro Deluxe Charcoal Grill is one of the largest grills in this price range, boasting a cooking surface of 580 square inches. It also features a 250-square inch warming rack and cast iron cooking grates with four liftable sections for easier access to the coal. We should also point out that it has an easy dump ash pan and adjustable charcoal grates, features that can prove extremely useful in the long run.

3Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker

amazon buttonThis combination offset smoker / BBQ & charcoal grill is one of the most versatile grills on the market today. It has a 290-square inch cooking surface in its main chamber and a 140-square inch cooking surface in its firebox chamber, features that allow you to cook two or more different dishes at the same time. It also has an adjustable height steel fire grate and a clean-out door for easy ash removal thanks to an adjustable built-in damper. Overall, it is perhaps one of the best grills in this price range.

2Dyna-Glo DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill

amazon buttonSpacious and easy to use, the DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill from Dyna-Glo is without a doubt, one of the largest grills money can buy. You see, this particular grill has an 816-square inch cooking area, which is twice as much as most grills on the market. For example, this grill can cook up to 30 hamburgers at the same time. It also features a charcoal basket adjustment tray for better heat control, cast iron porcelain-enameled cooking grates, and a stainless steel construction to ensure its long-standing durability.

1Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill

amazon buttonAlthough not as large as the last two grills we talked about, Weber’s 741001 Original Kettle Charcoal Grill represents the best value for money when it comes to buying a charcoal grill. It has a 22-inch plated steel cooking grate with rust-resistant vents that covers its impressive 363-square inch cooking area, a porcelain-enameled bowl & lid with glass-reinforced nylon handles, an aluminum ash catcher, and a one-touch cleaning system bound to come in handy when cleaning the grill.