Your cookout depends on this.
Despite what you’re heard, it’s actually summer that’s coming…and with summer comes grilling occasion on grilling occasion on grilling occasion. Be ready for any and all BBQ-worthy days with the perfect charcoal grill for you. You ready? Let’s grill go.
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The Best Overall
Weber Smokey Joe Grill
This delightful lil guy is not only portable (bring it to tailgates! Bring it camping! Use it in any other situation that is not just your backyard!), but it’s also coated in porcelain to keep the grill from rusting. It’s got a 10-year warrantee and—oh yeah!—is Amazon’s official recommendation.
The Best Fire-Containing
Char-Broil Kettleman Grill
The Kettleman has an easy-to-use hinged lid, but that’s not it’s best feature: its super-thin grates allow food to cook while also preventing major fiery flare-ups.
The Best Investment
Broil King Keg 5000 Kamado Grill
$744.98 (17% off)
Sure, this monster of a charcoal grill is, um, not cheap, but it is also gigantic (480 square inches of cooking surface!), easy to clean, and will last for-freaking-ever.
The Real Outdoors-y Deal
Sunnydaze Tripod Grilling Set
Guys. GUYS. This is a grilling grate. Attached to stakes. Which you put in the ground. Over a CAMPFIRE. You asked for charcoal grills—I give you the most charcoal of f@#king grills.
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The Best to Feed a Whole Party
Char-Broil American Gourmet Charcoal Grill
There’s a lot to be said about this Char-Broil grill, but the 568 square inches of cooking space and the fact that it’s portable are enough to make it worth your Memorial Day while.
The Best Charcoal-Gas Hybrid
Char-Griller 3-Burner Gas and Charcoal Grill
There’s beauty to both charcoal and gas grills, so why choose? It “can [also] be converted to a horizontal smoker by adding a side firebox,” per the product description, soooooo…
The Best Grill-on-the-Go
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Sportsman’s Grill
Sure, it’s smaller than the aforementioned Weber grill, but it also allows for a hibachi-style experience that can’t be had with other machines. Who doesn’t want a midday hibachi party in the park or something? Fun!!!
Char-Griller Charcoal Grill
The “Akorn” is laden with steel. Seriously, layers and layers of steel! Also, look how cute and lil it is! It’s the BB-8 of grills.
The Picky Eater Pleaser
Napoleon Freestanding Charcoal Kettle Grill
This bad boy comes with three height options for the hinged cast-iron cooking grates, meaning you can pump out rare, medium, and well-done burgers all in one go.
The Most Convenient
BEAU JARDIN Portable Charcoal Grill
It’s mid-sized, portable, easy to clean, and durable. What else do you need?