Char-Griller’s Table Top Charcoal Grill is the firebox to their popular BBQ offset smokers on legs. It has a charcoal grate on the bottom and a cast iron cooking grate on top. The charcoal tray rests in a drawer that slides out via a handle on the right side.
Although these grills are popular and inexpensive, we suggest you consider Weber’s Jumbo Joe Portable Grill instead. Weber’s superior construction provides much better heat control. It has almost the same amount of cook surface, costs less, and will last forever.
Table Top Charcoal Grill
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250 square inches
Small(about 12 burgers)
Char-Griller makes some of the cheapest cookers on the planet. Many of their models are round, horizontal charcoal grills and smokers. Budget conscious buyers often can’t pass up the Char-Griller price tag and many models are very popular. Unfortunately, novice cooks aspiring to slow smoke with wood are drawn to Char-Griller’s super cheap offset smokers. Offsets are already difficult to work with and Char-Griller’s tin can, drafty construction has been a source of consternation for generations of first time smokers. But in recent years they introduced an intermediate level offset smoker called Grand Champ which costs more than their cheapo offsets but is a viable starter smoker for aspiring stick burners. We also like their Grillin’ Pro gas grill and Akorn kamados which offer a lot of bang for very low bucks. Char-Griller is becoming a brand to watch.
Published On: 12/3/2014
Last Modified: 6/22/2023
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