Best Charcoal Grills

Updated February 2019
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Charcoal grills are great for cooking food outdoors and getting that classic charcoal taste. There are also many affordable options for charcoal grills, so it’s often the most budget-friendly way to cook outdoors. Most are made of stainless steel and have cooking grates with a porcelain coating and many are fairly lightweight, so they’re easy to move when needed (or moved into a garage for storage during winter months or storms). Extra features include a temperature gauge, so you can monitor the exact cooking temperature, a separate door for the charcoal area, a lid that can stay propped open, and easy-to-clean ash collectors.

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