Best Portable Charcoal Grills for 2018

Charcoal grills are simple things, but finding the right one isn't always easy. Part of the problem is that there are a lot of cheap, bad portable charcoal grills on the market these days. In general, there are two styles, those with lids and those without. Those with lids offer a little more versatility in their cooking, but many of those without lids cook hotter and faster. Most portable charcoal grills are there to do one thing and do it well, grill small food items like burgers, hot dogs, and steaks. These grills will do that. They won't feed a large number of people, in fact, they are good for about four people at a time. Of course, they are fast so several items can be cooked over a period of time. These portable charcoal grills are easy to use, easy to clean, and will stay hot longer than most cookouts. Perfect for camping, picnicking or any meal away from home.
Weber Smokey Joe Portable Charcoal Grill
Weber Smokey Joe Portable Charcoal Grill

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Weber Smokey Joe

  • 147 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Enamel coated steel construction
  • 10 pound total weight

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Lodge Sportsman Grill

  • 120 square inches of cast iron cooking area
  • Cast iron construction
  • 32 pound total weight

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Big Green Egg Mini Max

  • 132 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Ceramic construction
  • 76 pound total weight

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Fire Sense Large Yakitori

  • 181 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Ceramic construction
  • 18 pound total weight

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Old Smokey #22

  • 346 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Aluminized steel construction
  • 19 pound total weight

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Son of Hibachi

  • 170 square inches of cast iron cooking area
  • Enamel coated steel construction
  • 17 pound total weight

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Cuisinart Portable Charcoal

  • 165 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Enamel coated steel construction
  • 5 pound total weight

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Quick Grill Medium

  • 144 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Stainless steel construction
  • 5 pound total weight

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Volcano 2

  • 144 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Enamel coated steel construction
  • 22 pound total weight

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Picnic Time X-Grill

  • 203 square inches of steel wire cooking area
  • Enamel coated steel construction
  • 11 pound total weight

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