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Travis was SMOKIN!
5 /5
Travis was very helpful as he asked me a few questions about my wants, needs, and lifestyle. He helped not only recommend 4 grills to me, but talk to me about why he recommended each and after I did my own research he let me know what his thoughts were on my push backs. I can't wait to be a proud cook and owner of a new grill/smoker thanks to Travis!
bub Verified CustomerAug 12, 2023
Camp Chef MZGX Pellet Grill · 24 in.
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5 /5
Travis went above and beyond with helping me choose the perfect pellet grill best suited for me! Couldn’t have asked for a better person! Travis is the G.O.A.T!!! No words can describe how good of a person Travis was or how good of a helper he was and is!! Kudos to Travis!!!!
Janzen Verified CustomerJul 20, 2023
Camp Chef MZGX Pellet Grill · 24 in.
Camp Chef Long Patio Cover for Pellet Grill
Cuisinart Grill Tool Set with Grill Glove
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Travis was super helpful and pragmatic
5 /5
Love that Travis has real experience with so many different grills and can therefore answer questions about what they do well and what they don't. It was also reassuring that a BBQ expert could endorse options that are great for families even if they aren't "competition grade".
Matt Verified CustomerMay 26, 2023
Traeger Ironwood Wood Pellet Grill with Pop-And-Lock Accessory Rail
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Michael was amazing!
5 /5
Michael was super knowledgeable and helpful with my endless questions. He put together a wonderful package of products that checked all of my needs. He made buying a bbq feel like a fun day with my friend shopping for a new handbag or jewelry. That’s the highest praise I can give. 😁 My husband is going to love his Father’s Day gift. I could not be happier with my service.
Marlayna Verified CustomerMay 3, 2023
Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi Pellet Grill · 24 in.
Camp Chef Sidekick Sear Propane Searing Station · 14 in.
Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Ovens
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Curated Experts Can Help You Find the Best Charcoal Grill for Your Outdoor Cooking Needs

Charcoal grills have been around for a very long time and are likely one of the first grill types that come to mind when you contemplate purchasing a grill for outdoor cooking. These grills use hardwood charcoal or briquettes as a very inexpensive fuel source that can produce searing heat or control lower temperatures for slow-smoking meats.

Choosing a Charcoal Grill

When you set out to choose the perfect charcoal grill, you first need to think about how you will use the grill. Do you need portability? Is a large cooking surface important? Do you plan to cook anything that will require lower, controlled temperatures? Fortunately, you can find a charcoal grill that meets all of these needs.

Portable charcoal grills allow you to move your grill around as needed. You can take it to a tailgating event or the park, but these grills are also perfect at home on your small patio or balcony. While they do offer limited cooking space, they are great when you only need to cook for a small group.

Freestanding charcoal grills are the most common type of charcoal grill. They can be large barrel-style grills with multiple cooking racks, round kettle-style grills that you will readily recognize, and even grills made from cast aluminum that will last a lifetime.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Charcoal Grill

When purchasing your grill, think about the number of people you will likely be cooking for and make sure to give yourself a little more “elbow room” on the grill in case a few extra friends pop over. Also, ensure that you have an easy way to start your grill, such as an electric charcoal igniter or a chimney starter. Both of these will make lighting your charcoal simple without using lighter fluid which leaves a gas smell behind.

Another thing to consider is the build of your grill. If you plan to cook low and slow, you’ll want a grill with a large cooking surface, allowing you to create an offset heat source to keep your food from being directly above the heat. Many higher-quality grills are built with heavy-duty, long-lasting materials which hold and radiate heat back into the cooking chamber. In conjunction with adjustable air intake systems, this will allow you to control your cooking temperature easily.

Talk With an Expert

Wondering which charcoal grill is right for you? Here on Curated, you can chat with one of our Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Experts, who can help connect you to the perfect charcoal grill. Talk to your Expert, light the charcoal, and get ready to smell the wonderful scent of charcoal-grilled meat!