Need a charcoal grill? Here’s what you should know

When it comes to flavor no other grill gets it right than a charcoal grill but even charcoal grills come in different shapes and sizes and opting for the right type will determine its cost, durability and features it offers, etc.

Types of Charcoal Grills

So let’s take a look at the different charcoal grills and what they have to offer.

1. Kettle Grills

What makes these grills so popular amongst buyers is their simple design and low cost. They are also quite lightweight and convenient to use thus making them the obvious choice for those seeking portability in a grill.

You can easily find top-notch kettle grills for less than $500 and a budget option for less $100 but keep in mind these grills are only ideal for occasional use and can cater to small crowds. For first-time users, it makes the ideal deal.

For first-time users, it makes the ideal deal.

2. Barrel Grills

If you’ve got a slightly bigger budget and need a more versatile and large unit then the barrel grill offers a better choice. They get their name from their barrel-like design and aren’t just traditional grills. They also allow you to smoke your meats and veggies or slow cook them to get the flavors right.

Apart from that they also have a larger cooking area and cook at a faster rate and thus are ideal for bigger crowds.  Keep in mind, these grills can cost you around $500-$1000 as higher-end models come with additional frills and fancy some of you will love having.

3. Ceramic/Kamado Grills

These grills are extremely popular in the drilling industry and the features that set them apart are their ceramic build and their egg-like design thus also getting them the name, egg-shaped grills. These grills are particularly known for their greater heat control which is mainly because of the design and ceramic nature.

Not only can these grills produce smoky, charry and juicy meats but are also ideal for cooking pizzas, bread and if you’ve got a hang of the grill and are skilled griller, even desserts and it has many accessories which you can use to grill the food faster.

The higher models cost in excess of $1000 while the budget models will cost around $200 but are worth every penny as they offer durability like no other and are unaffected by weather conditions.

They also heat up quickly and maintain a balanced heat during every cook thus ensuring better flavors. Also, maintenance or repair cost is almost zero and they are also easier to clean.


There is a lot that goes into deciding a grill such as budget, the space you have, how often you plan to use a grill etc. but if you’re looking for the absolute best, in our opinion, the Kamado Charcoal grills are the obvious choice.


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