Tag: Charcoal
Weber 15502001 22″ Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill Review
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Key Features Weber’s classic 22-inch charcoal kettle grill has taken some criticism over the years for its simplicity, and the fact that Weber has done little to change or improve it. This is typically in the face of all the other innovative charcoal grills that have flooded the market in recent ...

ilFornino il3002 Professional Series Wood Fired Pizza Oven Review
8.5

Key Features Wood fired pizza ovens have become incredibly popular in recent years. Some people watch a cooking show with an Italian restaurant or pizzeria with a wood-fired oven and think “Hey I can do that!” The truth is “Yes you really can do that!” Yet the real challenge is that unless you are ...

Blaze BLZ-20-KAMADO Cast Aluminum Kamado Grill Review
7.5

Key Features Kamado style grills took a little bit to really gain traction in the marketplace. They started out as a little bit of a big green curiosity. In recent years, their popularity has started to grow as more and more people realize their versatility and efficiency. They also tend to look ...

Arteflame 855226007117 One Series 20″ Grill Review
8.5

Key Features Once upon a time, the art of cooking food over an open fire was considered state of the art. Today there are still many people who want to enjoy the experience of cooking over a fire pit, yet also appreciate simply backyard grilling. One interesting, perhaps alarmingly simple way ...

Char-Broil 18202076 20” Bullet Charcoal Smoker Review

Key Features A backyard smoker doesn’t necessarily need to be fancy. It just needs to have quality in the places where you need it most. Bullet or so-called capsule smokers represent a popular alternative to traditional smoker cabinets. This has prompted a wide range of grill manufacturers to ...

Primo 778+370 Ceramic Charcoal Smoker Kamado Grill Review
8.5

Key Features Kamado style grills are very popular due in large part to their efficiency and interesting appearance. One of the knocks on this style of grill is the lack of an easy to move cart and side shelves. Primo does their best to answer this by providing their 778+370 with a stainless steel ...

Weber Summit 18301001 24″ Charcoal Grill Review
9.5

Key Features It's been said that the cheetah gave the gazelle it’s speed. This sort of mutual competition driving innovation also shows up in the world of grill manufacturers. One of the bigger grudge matches you will find in this arena is the duel between Weber and a bevy of other manufacturers ...

Napoli Wood Fire and Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven Review
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Key Features Pizza became popular in American right after World War Two. GI’s who served in Italy had been exposed to the culinary delight and wanted more. At the same time, a large number of Italian immigrants were flooding into the Eastern and Midwestern United States looking for a better way of ...

Weber 60020 The Ranch Charcoal Kettle Grill Review
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Key Features Weber has been one of the most trusted names in grilling since they first emerged onto the scene in the late 1950s. For decades their 22-inch and 26-inch kettle grills were seen as the vanguard for quality backyard cooking appliances. As time has gone on they have expanded into ...

Napoleon NK22CK-L-1 Charcoal Kettle Grill Review
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Key Features Napoleon is a company that prides itself on offering quality grills. Sometimes this means they are designing their own grill from scratch. With some of their grills like with the NK22CK-L-1, they borrow from the successful design of other manufacturers and add their own high-quality ...

Weber Charcoal Go-Anywhere Grill 121020 Review
8.5

Key Features A portable charcoal grill is typically simple, and this tempts some people to look for something inexpensive, and ultimately weak. This prompts the twist of logic to look for a disposable charcoal grill. Yet a portable charcoal grill need not be a fire hazard that you leave behind ...

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18  Review

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18  Review
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Key Features For some people, the Number 18, Old Smokey Charcoal Grill conjures up long-lost memories of childhood. It was one of the earliest front runners in retail level charcoal grills. It’s success as a charcoal grill, smoker, and portable grill has endeared many. To this day the original ...

Titan Rotisserie Grill Roaster Spit w/ Glass Hood Review
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Key Features Before the 1960s it was pretty rare to find a whole hog anything outside of the Southern or Southeastern United States. As backyard grilling took off in the early days of the baby boom, so did the desire for smoked meat. Still, whole hog roasting was relatively limited, and if you ...

Nexgrill 810-0025 Charcoal Grill Review

Nexgrill 810-0025 Charcoal Grill Review
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Key Features Entry level charcoal grills tend to have little in the way of special features. Most are a simple box or a kettle that can hold enough charcoal to handle searing some steaks, hamburgers, or bratwursts. The grill grates are usually either plated with temporarily shiny chrome or made ...

Commercial Bargains BBQ Pig Lamb Rotisserie Roaster Review
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Key Features A “Whole Hog” or whole pig roast is an event designed to draw large numbers of people together to connect and celebrate. There’s something about being able to roast an entire animal, especially over a charcoal-fired rotisserie, that brings magic to the moment. Answering the call to ...

Arteflame Grill Classic 40″ with a High Round Base Review
9.5

Key Features These days outdoor kitchens and lavish outdoor entertainment spaces are increasingly popular. Of course, the best ones have some sort of centerpiece or impressive conversation starter to wow guests. Sure, you could go with a puddling water feature, a lighting array, or a fancy ...

Megamaster 810-0026  22″ Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill Review
8.5

Key Features Charcoal kettle grills were one of the great hits of the 1950s and 60s. They were largely responsible for bringing the art of backyard grilling into the American cultural consciousness. The original kettle grill manufacturers were eventually followed by imitators who tried to produce ...

Char-Broil Portable CB500X Charcoal Grill Review
8.5

Key Features There are a lot of people who hold onto pleasant memories of charcoal grilled food on camping trips and at tailgating parties. Unfortunately, in recent years portable charcoal grills have gone a little bit by the wayside. It is largely due to the inferior materials used in their ...

Dyna-Glo DGB730SNB-D Dual Fuel Grill Review
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Key Features Let’s face it, there are times when you are craving the unmistakable taste of charcoal grilled meat kissed with a smoky flavor. Then there are other times when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle and mess of charcoal when you could just lay a respectable hunk of meat over a ...

Blackstone 1620 3-in-1 Kabob Charcoal Grill & Smoker  Review
8

Key Features When they are done right, kabobs, or kebabs are a thing of beauty. With the right prep system, they can be easy to make, and certainly impress dinner guests. Depending on what you are offering they also allow diners to customize what they want on their plate. Still, Blackstone ...

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Kettleman 16301878 Charcoal Grill Review
8.5

Key Features Kettle style charcoal grills are thought of by many as the classic entry-level grill. There are some cheap versions out there that manage to last for a little while. Then when they fail you are left to debate if you want to move way up to another type of grill, with a giant price tag, ...

Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker Review
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Key Features An offset vertical smoker is prized by many people who want to be able to produce their own competition level barbecue. It’s also a handy thing to have it you like to make your own link and ring sausages or smoke your own slabs of bacon. An offset, vertical smoker can also be used to ...

Cuisinart COS-118 Vertical 18″ Charcoal Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Twenty years ago smokers were mostly limited to the South, barbecue joints, and the occasional barrel drum improvised in the backyard. Today the demand for a quality backyard smoker is higher than it has ever been. This prompts a lot of manufacturers like Cuisinart to offer their own ...

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 22 Smoker Review
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Key Features Up until the late 1980s and into the 1990’s it was pretty rare to find truly smoked food, or classic barbecue anywhere other than the Southern United States. This was both a cultural exposure thing, as well as the fact that there simply weren’t a lot of grill manufacturers who willing ...

PK Grills PK360-BTTX-D Teak Shelf Edition Review
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Key Features In the past charcoal grills were seen largely as things of utility. They held a fire in a safely contained metal box, and then after you were done cooking on it, you got to moan about cleaning up the ash. If you didn’t clean out the ash in a reasonable amount of time, or it got wet ...

Party Griller Yakitori Mangal Grill Review

Party Griller Yakitori Mangal Grill Review
7.5

Key Features Many Eastern and Middle Eastern food cultures have long-standing traditional meals that feature meat grilled over high heat. Japanese Yakitori and Kebabs are two of the more common dishes that Americans are familiar with. Party Griller attempts to fill this niche with their ...

Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Offset Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Charcoal grills with an offset smoker box are prized for their versatility. You generally can’t get a quality barrel grill and a quality smoker for the same cost that you can a two in one like Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Offset Smoker. The offset smoker box has an easy access door with ...

Gourmia GBQ330 Portable Charcoal Electric BBQ Grill Review
7.5

Key Features Being able to grill while you are on the go is appealing for a lot of outdoor cooks. It’s especially nice if you need some way to grill food while you are camping, tailgating, or just want to have some hot dogs to eat while you are enjoying a day at the beach. Of course, choices ...

Viemoi Kamado V-XLarge Review

Viemoi Kamado V-XLarge Review
8.5

Key Features Egg style grills, which are also sometimes referred to as Kamado grills, have grown in popularity in recent years. They are well known for their efficiency, as well as their good looks. The Viemoi Kamado V-XLarge steps up to the plate with this grill. It has exceptionally thick ...

Royal Gourmet CC1830F-C Charcoal Grill Offset Smoker Review
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Key Features A charcoal grill with a securely attached side smoker box can be very appealing to a backyard chef who wants to occasionally play with classic smoked barbecue. The Royal Gourmet CC1830F-C Charcoal Grill Offset Smoker attempts to offer this kind of capability while also being able to ...

Royal Gourmet CD1824AC 24″Charcoal Grill Review
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Key Features On the face of it, a charcoal grill can be a little bit utilitarian. You dump some charcoal into the bottom of the firebox, light it up, and toss food on the grates to sear it and cook it to the ideal temperature. It’s a wheel that’s hard to innovate with fancy gimmicks and ...

Char-Broil 16302039 780 Charcoal Grill Review
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Key Features In the past charcoal grills were thought of as being more than simple metal boxes or kettles that held charcoal over top of a grate. As time has gone on, charcoal grill manufacturers like Char-Broil have worked hard to design units that integrated thoughtful features meant to give ...

Dyna-Glo DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill Review
8.5

Key Features A large charcoal grill that can be improvised as a smoker is a very appealing thing for many outdoor cooking enthusiasts. Dyna-Glo attempts to fill this niche with their DGN576SNC-D Dual Zone Premium Charcoal Grill. It has a firebox that features a removable divider. This allows ...

Weber 16401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill Review
9.5

Key Features In the 1950’s Weber essentially made their name in the grill industry with the popularity of their classic 22-inch charcoal kettle grill. At that time, outdoor grilling was becoming increasingly popular, yet most homes either didn’t have a grill, or they had some improvised setup of ...

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