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Best Portable Charcoal Grill Models

Best Selling:
Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman's Charcoal Grill


This hibachi style portable charcoal barbecue grill is considered to be one of the best selling portable outdoor charcoal grills in many locations. It measures at 19 X 10 1/4 X 8 1/4 inches and comes with two adjustable height temperature cooking speeds. Other notable features include its rugged cast iron construction, its seasoned 17 1/4 X 9 inch cooking grate, and its regulatory draft door. The coals are accessible behind its flip-down door. It can fit a reasonable amount of food for grilling and it is easy to both take out and store. This hot little patio tabletop charcoal grill typically retails for about $100 and also comes with free shipping option.

Best Value for the Money:
Char-Griller 2137 Outlaw 1038 Square Inch Charcoal Grill and Smoker


The Char-Griller portable charcoal grill is built tough. From its heavy gauge steel construction to its cast iron grates which comprise its 1,000 square inch cooking surface, the Outlaw is built to last. Those same cast iron grates allow for even heat that sears the meat while locking in the perfect flavor for the meal. Further increasing the ease and convenience of this portable charcoal bbq grill is the ash pan. There is no need to tilt over this bad boy just to clean out the excess coals. This charcoal model is the best value for the money considering its many features at the reasonable price of around $200.

Budget Charcoal Grill:
Weber 40020 Smokey Joe Gold


The Weber Smokey Joe brand continues its history of quality grilling excellence with its Weber Kettle grill models. This grill is considered the epitome of car camping, tailgating, and impromptu grill parties in general. Its 14-1/2-inch-diameter grate can readily grill 3 large steaks at a time or twice as many sizable burgers. Its sleek, easy to carry, and looks good while its being used. For further convenience the lid features a handle with a locking mechanism that allows the grill meister to simply slip it on and go when the party's over. This masterwork portable charcoal barbeque grill often retails for around $35.

Most Versatile for Multi-purpose Cooking:
Cuisinart GrateLifter Portable Charcoal Patio Grill


This tabletop charcoal grill is considered the best portable grill for several reasons. First, the Gratelifter has a unique foldable lift system which allows access to the charcoal bed while never touching the cooking grate, giving you more control over cooking temperature with ease. The cooking grate itself is rather spacious for such a small charcoal barbecue grill. It measures 240 square inches which is more than enough for a tailgate party or a Sunday dinner. The precision airflow system, built in temperature gauge in the lip, and the typical retail price of just over $100 also weighs in heavily to make this one of the best portable grills around. If you are looking for something even smaller in size from Cusinart, we highly recommended the Cuisinart Grill-on-the-Go, which comes with all the accessories as well as grill cover bag for complete package.

Best Overall Cooking Performance:
Fire Sense Hotspot Round Yakatori Charcoal Grill


This handy portable charcoal bbq grill is all about utility with just a dash of class. The Japanese have known about the wonderful effects of combining charcoal with a clay grill for a very long time. This barbecue grill features high fired ceramic construction which allows for perfect distribution of heat and constant grilling temperatures. Rustproof, easy to use, and readily portable due to size (11.43 in. X 7.49 in.), these Japanese-style tabletop charcoal grills are highly recommended. Typically these artistically inclined portable charcoal grills retail for under $50. For ease of use many individuals also choose to purchase a rapidfire chimney starter such as the Weber Rapidfire 7416.

Smallest Size Camping Grill:
Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill


This delightful little device is a portable charcoal grilling enthusiast's dream machine. Weighing just around 16 pounds, it is best used for small gatherings or tailgating parties due to its small cooking chamber. This grill is designed for quick transport and cooking small to medium size meals. It can fit a whole chicken or four reasonably sized steaks within its cooking area making it ideal for grilling enough food for six-to-eight people. It has an attached handle on its lockable lid which allows the entire grill to be moved with one hand if necessary. The Go-Anywhere retails for around $45.

Expensive - Chef's Choice:
Portable Kitchen PK 99740 Cast Aluminum Charcoal Grill & Smoker


This charcoal grill is a perfect retro-style reproduction of the 1950s grill and smoker type that so many loved. It features thick cast aluminum construction which will allow for maximum heat radiation. Measuring at 35 X 16.5 X 35 inches with a 305 sq. in. cooking surface these portable charcoal grills have more than enough room to grill or smoke anything from thick juicy steaks to the finest fillet of salmon. Typically this model retails for around $250.

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