Grilling is an excellent method for preparing delicious meals. While mastering the art is essential, a right grill ensures a smooth cooking process and tasty meal. Here are five grills you should consider when starting your grilling adventure.
Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill
The Weber original kettle premium 22” continues to dominate in charcoal grills. The grill is versatile and can handle simple grilling tasks to more complex tasks depending on your expertise. The premium 22” retains the primary body of the original 22” but with some modification. The premium replaces the bottom slots that lead ash to an open tray.
The grill has an enclosed receptacle that attaches to the bottom to collect and hold ash. It also makes it easy to clean. The grill is lightweight, weighing slightly over 32 pounds and features a cooking space of 363 square inches: enough to hold up to thirteen burgers. It has a plated steel cooking grate. The porcelain-enamel lid covers the grill leaving enough space to cook delicious food and retain heat in the bowl. The cap of the premium models has an accurate digital thermometer.
Weber Charcoal Go-Anywhere Grill
The Weber charcoal go-to grill is the best when it comes to portability. The grill features a compact and lightweight (less than 15 pounds) for grilling while on the move. The grill has a cooking area of 160 square inches; space can fit six burgers prepared with the weber burger press and a sizeable chunk.
Its rectangular shape makes it more functional than the circular models. The steel-plated legs fold up easily, locking the lid in place to facilitate easy transportation and storage. The porcelain-coated grilling box resists corrosion and rusting and, therefore, very durable. This is the perfect grill for small-sized gatherings. It has a steel charcoal grate and a cooking grate made of plated steel. The downside is that the lid does not hinge to the cooking box, and you need to find a place to set it whenever you want to access your food.
Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-inch Charcoal Grill
Weber 10020 Smokey Joe is a small size charcoal grill that boasts high portability. This grill is your best option for traveling or grilling for a small group. The grill measures 17 × 14.25 × 14.25inches. Although small, the grill will not limit your cooking. The cooking space has a diameter of 14.5 inches, an area of 147 square feet and can hold up to six burgers formed with the weber burger press.
The porcelain-enameled bowl and lid resist rusting and corrosion. The lid cover helps retain heat and ensures the homogenous circulation of smoke throughout the cooking area. It features a rust-proof ash catcher that is easy to clean and a steel grate that you will find easy to remove and clean. The Weber 100200 Smokey Joe comes with a ten-year warranty. The grill, however, lacks side handles, and the ash catcher and grease tray are hard to empty and clean.
Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS730CBo-D Barrel Charcoal Grill
The Dyna-Glo is the best grill for both cooking and smoking food. It has a primary cooking area of 443 square inches and an offset cooking area of 287 square inches, which makes a total cooking area of 730 square inches. The offset cooking area can also double up as a smoker. They Dyna-Glo signature series features a heavy-gauge steel construction that is durable and retains the interior temperature of the grill.
The grill has a removable ashtray and a charcoal grate, which makes it easy to access fuel and remove ash. The cooking grates made of enameled steel facilitate maximum heat transferal and searing. The shelf attached to the legs improves the stability of the grill. Using some essential tools, you will find the grill easy to assemble. Barrel grill features a collapsible workstation that you can use for holding serving platters and preparations. The downside is you may find it relatively hard to move the grill. It is also hard to clean the ashtray.
Weber 15502001 Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill
The Webber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill is among the top-rated charcoal grills. It boasts durability, sturdiness, quality, versatility, capacity, and an attractive look. The design features a grilling bowl that attaches to one end of a large table. The table has two large wheels for moving and features an LCD timer and thermometer. The grill has a gas-powered charcoal lighter. The Touch-N-Go ignition system works by pushing a button. The grill has a cooking area of 363 square inches and enough cooking space to cook for family and friends.
The grill retains the Webber’s Gourmet barbeque system cooking grate. The center of the hinged grate has a removable section that you can replace with an array of add-on accessories to increase the versatility of the grill. The charcoal grill is easy to set up, use, and clean. The downside is that the lid thermometer is not reliable. The timer goes to a maximum of 99 minutes of cook time, which is not ideal for slow and long grilling.