Each charcoal grill comes with its own set of features, price range etc. so our team of experts has gone a step further to make buying a charcoal grill simpler for you and have picked out the 5 top grill models to keep an eye out in 2017 in case you’re planning to get one before summer ends. We’ll cover grills from different price range so there’s one for everyone.
1. Weber Original Kettle 22
Looking for a charcoal grill below $200? The Weber Original Grill is what shot the company to fame and it’s the perfect buy for both newbies as well as grill experts. Heat control is one of its best features which is possible due to the multiple vents provided.
It’s more than just a grill. With it, you can also smoke your favorite meat and veggies plus the large cooking area makes it ideal for larger crowds and allows for both direct and indirect grilling.
2. Kingsford 30” Barrel Grill
If you’re looking for a solid grill with a large cooking area this is the one to go for. Its 793 square inch cooking area ensures you never run out of space irrespective of the meat or veggies being grilled. The vents allow greater temperate control while the thermometer gives you accurate readings thus ensuring meat is cooked to perfection. It is also used in professional restaurants like BAD 2 DA BONE BBQ, KENOSHA.
The wheels make it easy to move it around and its multiple racks and cast iron grates make it an absolute value for money pick.
3. Big Green Egg
As you can make out from the shape and design this is a Kamado Grill and offers better temperature control than any of the 2 above but its high cost is what keeps it down to number 3 on the list. Another great feature of the grill is the flavor and smokiness it adds.
That’s because it can hold both low and high temperature throughout the cook. It’s designed to match traditional cooking vessels. Since the product isn’t available online you’ll have to check stores to make a purchase.
4. Char-Broil CB940X
If you’re looking for a mid-range grill that will last you for 4-5 years then this is one check all the boxes. The adjustable charcoal tray makes it easier to adjust temperatures thus you can get the perfect sear and also get a slow cook done if need be.
The large door enables quick and easy coal refill and the slide-out tray makes it easier to get rid of the ash. Although there have been complaining about the cast iron gates catching rust, at this price it still remains the bargain.
5. Weber Smokey Joe
Need a grill on a low budget? The Weber Smokey Joe answers the call. For a grill below $50, it’s actually a steal. The only con of this grill is the small cooking space i.e. 14 inches and thus ideal only for 4-5 people. The grill is lightweight and thus offers greater portability than other models and its compact design ensures it can be stored anywhere when not in use. It is also durable and ideal for occasional usage.