By: Max Good
If you’re committed to charcoal, but envious of your neighbor’s shiny gasser, the Napoleon Charcoal Professional Cart Grill may be the answer. Only a few premium and luxury BBQ brands offer stainless steel charcoal grills. Napoleon’s Charcoal Professional is one of the more beautiful models we’ve seen in this price range.
The Napoleon Charcoal Professional is a unique, stainless steel cooker. It has 605 square inches of cooking surface, with an adjustable height charcoal grate that has several positions, not infinitely adjustable. There is a front door for access to the charcoal during cooking, and the hood is double lined, a nice feature to help keep heat in. Comes with a lamp and an interesting rotisserie design that uses a special charcoal basket that runs across the back for a dedicated rotisserie fire.
special vertical charcoal hopper at the rear just for the rotisserie. The cart has plenty of storage space, but air vents on the sides mean that it is not waterproof.
This is a good size grill that can handle 29 burgers at a pop or be set up for 2-zone cooking with ample capacity for ribs or roasts on the indirect side.
Limited lifetime warranty.
Napoleon is a Canadian company that manufactures a wide variety of grills, smokers, accessories and books. They started in 1976 as a small steel fabrication company in Ontario, Canada, then branched out into making fireplaces and grills. Although Napoleon sightings are rare south of the Canadian border, they produce quality products and are essentially Canada’s answer to Weber. In fact it’s hard not to draw comparisons between Napoleon and Weber, even their logo and website are similar. But Napoleon comes up with just enough distinctive ideas to make them a viable contender.
Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 6/24/2021
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