Char-Broil American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill Review
Char-Broil’s American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill is a generic barrel style charcoal grill. This same design is offered by other manufacturers. This one has an adjustable height charcoal tray, removable ash pan, side shelf and fold down front shelf. The uncoated cast iron grates rust easily and need ongoing maintenance.
Although these grills are popular, inexpensive and offer large capacity, we suggest you consider a Weber kettle instead. The cook surface is smaller, but Weber’s superior construction provides much better heat control and will last forever.
American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill
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580 square inches
Mid-Size (about 28 burgers)
270 square inches
Published On: 11/26/2014
Last Modified: 2/23/2021
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