A charcoal grill is a type of grill that uses charcoal as its fuel source. Charcoal grills come in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be found for under $200. The most popular type of charcoal grill is the kettle grill, which is a round grill with a lid that is typically made of cast iron or steel.
Kettle grills are perfect for grilling burgers, hot dogs, chicken, and vegetables. Other popular types of charcoal grills include barrel grills, box grills, and portable grills.
20 Best Charcoal Grill Under $200
1. Pk Grills Original Charcoal Grill and Smoker Silver
This Portable Kitchens charcoal grill features cast aluminum construction which will not rust, four adjustable vents for easy temperature control, detachable oven for easy cleaning, and hinged cooking grid for adding charcoal without removing the cooking grate.
Nickel plated steel cooking grid measures 14 inch x 21 1/2 inches. Overall dimensions: 35″ 1/2″ L x 20″ 1/4″ W x 33″ 1/2 H”. Weighs 40 pounds.
Features Plated steel cooking grate Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid Aluminized steel one-touch cleaning system Rust-resistant aluminum vent and removable ash catcher Two glass-reinforced nylon handles Durable all-weather wheels Bottom wire rack Heavy-gauge steel charcoal grate Lid handle with heat shield Angled lid hook inside grill lid Spring clip/push pin leg assembly Product Details Primary Material: Steel Overall 39.
5” H x 25” W x 22. 5” D Overall Product Weight 32 lb.
This Weber rectangular portable charcoal BBQ grill is small enough to carry around with ease but large enough to cook 6 hamburger patties at once. Weber ingenuity shines through in the form of legs that swing up and over the top of the grill, securing the lid in place and shrinking its overall profile for storage in cramped spaces.
The Go-Anywhere charcoal grill is constructed with a porcelain-enameled bowl and lid, supplying chefs with the rust-resistance and durability Weber is known for. 14 in. Dia Plated steel legs maneuver to secure lid in place for transport Lid includes a glass-reinforced nylon handle that stays cool during cooking 2 adjustable dampers regulate the flow of air, each with 3 vent holes Rectangular steel charcoal grate included Weighs 14 lbs.
363 sq. in. grilling area enough for 22 burgers. Dimensions: 38. 66L x 27. 16W x 20. 32H in. Plated steel with porcelain enamel; hinged cooking grate. Weight: 96 lbs. It just isn’t summer until you’ve fired up the grill and enjoyed your first backyard barbecue and the Original Kettle Premium 22 in.
Charcoal Grill is a sure way to make this season one of the best.
See manufacture owner’s manual for all assembly and safety information before use.
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See manufacture owner’s manual for assembly and operating instructions.
Limited manufacture warranty. See manufacture owner’s manual for all warranty information.
Reviews From Real Customers
As a grill it is great, but took off a stars for the design of the cover. To use the latch to hang the cover on the grill, one has to turn their hand horizontal to the ground (palm up) and secure. It would be much more natural and require less strength to be able to hold the cover handle in a vertical position with your thumb grip facing up.
I thought it might have been built incorrectly by the store but there is no other orientation to put on the handle. Also my cover seems a bit warped so the cover does not sit properly without much repositioning.
I was told all Weber grills are assembled for customer, but I believe it was a floor model as it had a price tag stuck on lid. No way that occurs out of box, thus being a floor model I think that explains the warping.
If I had not used it I would consider returning. Main recommendation – fix cover design.
The charcoal grill features dual dampers, heat gauge, and triple wall steel with insulation to deliver a superior grilling experience. The cast-iron cooking grates keep flare-ups low and you can grill more with less charcoal.
The easy dump ash pan makes clean-up quick and easy, the hinged lid allows for easy access and keeps the lid in place while you cook. It offers easy mobility and is great for tailgating, camping, park or backyard barbecuing.
Get ready for a night of tailgating or pack the car for a beach party. All you need are friends, food, and the Jumbo Joe portable charcoal grill to kick it off. Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid. Plated steel cooking grate.
Heavy-gauge steel charcoal grate. Two Rust-resistant Dampers. Glass-reinforced Nylon Handle. Tuck-N-Carry Lid Lock/Lid Holder. Nominal Width: 18 in. Fuel Type: Charcoal. Catch Pan Included: Yes. Housing Material: Porcelain.
Grate Material: Steel. Total Cooking Area: 240 sq. in. CSA Listed: Yes. Finish: Bright. Ignition Type: No Ignition System. Temperature Gauage: No. Grill Cover Included: No. Grill Light Included: No. ANSI Certified: Yes.
Number of Side Tables: 0. Packaging Type: Boxed. Assembled Depth: 19-3/4 in. Assembled Height: 19-3/4 in. Assembly Required: Yes. Assembled Width: 20-1/2 in.
Reaches 107°C in 7 minutes or 224°F in 13 minutes. Control temperature and cook time with the digital control panel or with smart device control using WiFi or Bluetooth. Includes reversible smoke + sear cast-iron grates for low and slow smoking or high heat searing.
Two porcelain-coated warming/smoking racks for 800 total square inches of cooking space. GravityFed hopper holds 10 lbs. of lump charcoal or 16 lbs. of briquettes for 12-15 hours of use. Product details With Smoker Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker With the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Masterbuilt, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and so much more.
Set the temperature on the digital control panel or your smart device and the DigitalFan maintains the desired cooking temperature. The GravityFed charcoal hopper holds over 12 hours of charcoal and gravity ensures you have constant fuel to the fire.
The reversible cast-iron grates are perfect for smoking or searing and in just 13 minutes this grill can reach 370C. Master the art of charcoal grilling and smoking with Masterbuilt.
This grill is nice however I guess I was expecting the food to have more of the charcoal grill taste. If you are looking for an upgrade to a standard charcoal grill and expect the same flavor, this is not for you.
Takes some trial and error for cooking times, temos, etc. Also, not exactly sure how but I ended up with 2 grills in my cart. In haste, I didnt notice ( although the total was extremely high, I thought I had misread and the shipping was included,but it wasnt).
I received 2 grills. I asked to return one due to the mistake and they would not even help with shipping. I even asked if I coukd use their shipping number just to make it less expensive and they wouldnt.
I guess I expected better customer service since the shipping was going to cost almost as much as the grill. I ended up having to sell the grill for half of what I paid for it. Pretty disappointing. I realize I should have caught the mistake but I was hoping customer service would be a little more understanding and help at least a bit with the shipping.
I probably would not purchase from Masterbuilt again for this reason only. I spent a hell of a lot of money for a grill and accessories and wouldve bought more excessories in the future if customer service would have been a little more understanding of the mistake.
When buying things online things can get messed up on both their end and the customers so it seems they would be a little more sympathetic and understanding.
With a push of a button the coals are lit and the essence of BBQ fills the air. The Performer Deluxe charcoal grill performs from beginning to end. Light coals with the Touch-N-Go gas ignition prep food on the large work table and know that cleanup will be easy with the One-Touch cleaning system.
All that’s left is to sit back and enjoy the performance.
As my first ever charcoal grill I’m sure happy I dove in head first. This thing is amazing and the propane ignition to get the coals going is awesome. Haven’t decided yet if I’m still going to buy a chimney or not.
But I’ve cooked burgers, dogs and some London Broil steaks on it and the flavor is unreal. Never going back to propane. Also really enjoy the ritual of bringing the charcoal up to temp and just sitting outside enjoying the day.
The large work table is amazing and easy to clean and great place to prep the meat and what not. The hangers for your tools come in handy. The lid cradle is awesome few of my friends have weber kettles and they always have to place theirs on the ground and so happy I don’t.
The charcoal bin well haven’t decided what to do with that yet. Whether to use as intended for or as a trashcan. The wire grate at the bottom is nice. I keep a roll of paper towels there extra grabber that I lift the main grate with some cherry wood chunks and my cleaning brush and some canola oil.
I season my grates before each use. Still figuring out all the ins and outs of it and how to adjust the temp but loving this adventure.
The Napoleon Charcoal Professional Grill takes traditional charcoal grilling to new heights with the stability and features of cart model gas grilling in a huge charcoal BBQ. Durable and beautiful stainless steel construction makes this charcoal grill ideal for every environment.
Grill up to 32 hamburgers at once to feed your hungry friends using the 605 square inches of main grilling area. You can add charcoal on the fly with the front loading charcoal door. The adjustable charcoal bed and sliding air vents make heat management a breeze.
Lower the charcoal bed for easy roasting, or raise it up for high heat searing. You’ll know it’s a Napoleon with the iconic WAVE cooking grids for those distinctive sear marks. The most unique feature of the Charcoal Professional has to be the charcoal powered rotisserie burner.
The slide-out ash and drip pan keeps cleanup simple. Experience the height of professional charcoal grilling with the Napoleon stainless steel Charcoal Professional Grill.
I have been very happy with this grill; it is quite large so there is plenty of space for both direct and indirect heat. To the complaints from others about the grill running hot, I find it very easy to manage by using only the center section for charcoal.
You can then control the heat on the rest of the grill easily with a combination of changing the level of the coals and moving food further from or closer to the center. Coals can easily be added from the top by removing the smaller center grill section.
I agree that this is not a good product for smoking, but if you are serious about smoking I think a separate dedicated smoker is a much better option than trying to use the same product for two very different purposes.
Overall I’m very happy with the grill; it’s well built, easy to control, and very spacious.
The revolutionary multi-level, half-moon design frees you to cook different foods in different styles at different temperaturesall at the same timeKontrol Tower Top Vent – Maintains consistent air setting for precise airflow management during dome opening and closing.
Constructed of powder coated cast aluminum, the patent pending dual-adjustment top vent is rain and mold-resistant and allows you to smoke from 225F all the way to searing at 750F. Patented Air Lift Hinge Reduce dome weight by 96% with the Patented Air Lift Hinge.
The grill dome can be lifted with a single finger giving the most comfortable grilling experience there is. AMP (Advanced Multi-Panel) FireBox The patent pending six-piece design eliminates breakage and increases grill efficiency.
I bought the Kamado Joe Classic II to replace the ceramic grill which I have been using for 15 plus years because over the years the KJ company has taken useful steps to improve their product while the manufacturer of the other grill seems to have no desire to improve their product.
In its present configuration the KJ has a significantly superior hinge mechanism which allows the maximum access to the interior of the grill while one is cooking. Also the gasket for the grill is a major superior feature of the KJ.
I had to replace the gasket on my other grill at least four times and it was a major annoyance. Also the design and construction of the fire box of the KJ seems to be such that the box will not crack and should perform and last indefinitely.
I had to replace the firebox in my other grill three times and was trying, unsuccessfully, to obtain another replcement. In general the KJ seems to be better built: the ceramic is thicker, it retains the temperature better, and it seems to use less charcoal.
The only problem and reason that I did not give a 5 star rating is because of the design of the heat deflector plates. With both of the deflectors in place for an indirect heat long smoking (such as ribs or pork shoulder) the access to the charcoal is totally blocked so there is no way to add additional smoking wood chunks to the charcoal.
While other people may not do this, when I’m doing a long smoke I always add wood to keep the smoke going. Also, there is a meal that I like to do on the grill which involves indirect heat cooking of a split chicken followed by a direct heat cooking of vegetables in an iron skillet in the grill, however, there is no way to remove the deflector plates for the follow-up direct heat cooking of the vegetables.
Other than those two issues I am supremely happy with the KJ and cooking on it is a joy.
I owned a large Big Green Egg for years. Unfortunately, the movers would not move when I moved out of state. It gave me many years of really good barbecue with enough space to fit 3 Boston Butt roasts.
My major complaint was the weight. Even with the top removed, it took two strong people to lift it. I really like the removable fire box with the Classic Joe. With the firebox removed, the Joe is an easy two-person lift.
The ash tray makes emptying ash easy. The manual is almost worthless in using the Joe since it basically just covers assembly in multiple languages. It doesn’t even tell you how to light it. You need to buy someone’s Joe cookbook to cook with it.
After that, it produces some really tasty barbecue! I have smoked two Boston Butts and a set of pork ribs that are excellent.
This Akron Kamado Kooker is both a grill and a smoker and weather you’re tailgating or entertaining on your back patio it’s the perfect sized cooker for any occasion. This top-notch grill has 306 inches of cast iron cooking space – enough to hold up to 23 burgers – plus a 165-inch warming rack that’s great for corn on the cob, baked potatoes, and whatever else you’re craving.
Built from 22-gauge steel with a porcelain-coated interior, this grill was made to last and to save you money. Double-wall insulation conserves heat so you can grill longer with less charcoal. The tubular steel base features maneuverable rubber wheels and locking front casters for maximum portability.
Its lid locks into place and two folding wood side shelves give you plenty of room to set aside utensils, lay out plates of food, or rest your drink while you turn some steaks. Even the clearly visible heat gauge comes standard! If you want an affordable, spacious grill then the Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker is king! Measures 43.
3L x 28. 7W x 47. 2H inches, some assembly is required.
Perfect for cookouts at home or tailgating parties, hiking or camping excursions, Weber’s Smokey Joe charcoal grill is the premier traveling grill. It performs as well as any Weber full-size charcoal grill and the porcelain-enameled lid and bowl are ultra durable.
The Smokey Joe grill features a plated steel cooking grate and enough cooking space to feed a small group. To grill you meal to perfection, maintain desired grilling temperature by adjusting the rust-resistant aluminum damper.
Available in Black only. 10-year limited warranty. Dimensions: 17″H x 14-1/2″W x 14-1/2″D.
This Weber charcoal go-anywhere grill is solidly engineered with no nuts or bolts. The pivoting legs lock lid in place for carrying and it stows away nicely in a tight space. Grill features a porcelain-enamel bowl and lid, and 160-sq.
-ft. total cooking space. Porcelain enamel, steel and nylon. Made in USA. 14-1/4Hx12-1/4Wx21L”.
Charcoal Grills. For over sixty years the cast aluminum construction of the Portable Kitchen charcoal grill & smokers have proven to be rust-proof and durable. Featuring a four point adjustable vent system with twin cylinder lower vents and two upper radial vents for precise temperature control, even more control than Kamado style grills, which allows you to set it up to cook hot and fast for steaks and burgers or low and slow for pork butt and ribs.
The capsule style design moves heat around the grill, creating a convective effect, cooking food from all sides. The detachable hood makes cleaning easy while the hinged cooking grid lets you conveniently add charcoal without removing the cooking grid.
The 316 marine grade stainless steel cooking grid offers 360 square inches of cooking surface. The unique ash management system features two ash roof caps to prevent ash from falling into the lower air intakes and a plug to make ash clean-out super easy.
The quick release knob detaches the PK360 Freestanding Grill & Smoker from the heavy-duty pedestal stand making it truly portable for camping or tailgating so you won’t sacrifice good quality cooking just to be portable.
The PK360 also includes two giant, ultra-tough Durabilium shelves with accessory bar that provide 230 square inches of weather-proof workspace. The removable shelves are designed to be stored on the integrated side handle hooks.
Two glass-reinforced nylon handles. No-rust aluminum vent and ash catcher. Crack proof all-weather wheels. Aluminized steel one-touch cleaning system. 240 Sq. in. cooking area. Ten years warranty for stainless steel one-touch cleaning system, nylon handles, bowl, lid against rust and burn-through and two years for cooking grate and all remaining parts.
I have been cooking on Weber Kettle Charcoal grills for over 40 years. I recently moved and decided it was time for a new one. Most all the one’s I have owned got damage due to an accident. Tough made as they are! Some years ago Weber changed from wood to the plastic handles.
I found those plastic handles to be to hot. Thankfully Weber responded to that problem by extending the handles away from the grill and adding a heat guard to the lid handle. I was pleased to find that feature in this newest grill I bought.
The previous one did not have it and I can definitely tell the difference. These are not just grill’s but also double as a smoker. I have been smoking meat on Weber Kettle’s for 40 years or better. IMO, if you have a Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill and you buy a smoker.
The simple pleasure of grilling over live fire meets a multitude of conveniences in the Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill from Weber. An electronic Touch-N-Go gas ignition system lights coals with a push of a button without the need for lighter fluid.
To greatly increase cooking options, the Performer Deluxe is outfitted with Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates, a 3-part grate system. For fun change-of-pace meals the center grate may be removed and replaced with Gourmet BBQ System cookware (sold separately).
This fully-featured charcoal grill also sports a Tuck-Away lid holder to safely and securely cradle the lid off the grill, and a CharBin that keeps a 20-lb. bag of charcoal weather-protected under the prep table.
For easiest maintenance possible, One-Touch cleaning system blades at the bottom of the bowl sweep ashes into a removable enclosed ash catcher. A rust-resistant adjustable damper controls airflow into the grill to lower or raise cooking temperatures.
A plated steel cooking grate is hinged for easy addition of charcoal while grilling. Heavy-gauge porcelain enameled lid and bowl ensure durability through years of use. Additional feature benefits include a lid handle with a heat shield and 8-inch rubber molded wheels.
Take your charcoal grilling to the next level with the Weber Master-Touch BBQ. Its innovative design features two Char-Basket charcoal holders and a Gourmet BBQ System hinged cooking grate to cook any size meal to perfection.
It’s equipped with a large cooking space and an additional warming area so foods stay hot until you’re ready to eat.
I read a few of the reviews stating that the grill wouldn’t keep hot and Charlie’s that up to either inexperienced users or quality of charcoal etc. Boy was I disappointed to find out they were totally right.
Two-zone cooking can only hold stable (ish) if the exhaust vent is positioned directly over your coal bed and all vents are open wide. This leads to the issue of putting just enough charcoal in as required to reach your target temp which is impossible most of the time.
But even then, the grill just doesn’t get proper airflow as it isn’t directly contacting the coal bed, it’s flowing over the top of it. If you’re doing direct grilling, even with a full chimney of coal the temps just seem to drop steadily after an initial spike.
Odd stuff for sure. Its simply a super poor design having the intakes on the sides now that I think about it, but I really did want the color and the easy carry option that the premium comes with. I should have just gotten myself a Jumbo Joe, which I think I’ll do soon.
Luckily my Go Anywhere is here to stay and never lets me down. This one is just going to look pretty in the garage or maybe go to my folks’ place to use when I’m there, but I doubt the frustration I’ve had with it this far will make me want to break it out over there either.
This has to be one of the only Weber products I’ve been disappointed with.
With a push of a button, the coals are lit, and the essence of BBQ fills the air. The Performer Deluxe charcoal grill performs from beginning to end. Light coals with the Touch-N-Go gas ignition, prep food on the large work table, and know that cleanup will be easy with the One-Touch cleaning system.
All that’s left is to sit back and enjoy the performance.
Kamado Joe Classic Barbecue & Grill Featuring an abundance of innovative features, the Classic Barbecue & Grill from Kamado Joe is a state-of-the-art ceramic grill that combines quirky design with exceptional functionality.
Cook up a feast for families and friends with the Classic Barbecue & Grill. Showcasing an exclusive multilevel Divide & Conquer half-rack design that doubles cooking space, the Classic Joe allows you to cook different foods on different levels all at the same time.
The large cooking surface is crafted from commercial-grade 304 stainless steel which provides ample space for 10-12 fillet steaks or chicken breasts. This funky BBQ features a first-of-its-kind slide-out ash drawer that takes the hassle and mess out of emptying the ash.
The unique blaze-red enamelled exterior is guaranteed to stand out in your garden, creating a great centrepiece when entertaining guests. Sat on a powder coated galvanised steel cart with locking wheels, the Classic is easy to manoeuvre.
Complete with folding HDPE side shelves which are perfect for serving up delicious sides and integrated utensil hooks for added convenience. From parasols to firepits, Charlies offers a wide range of products for you to make the most of outdoor living.
If this Classic Joe isn’t quite right for you then take a look at all our full range of barbecues.
Premium Kamado-style cooking without the premium price tag. The Char-Griller AKORN Kamado Charcoal Grill, Black has everything you want from a kamado grill at a great price. Experience fuel efficiency, high temperature cooking as well as superior low and slow capability, and a 15 burger capacity.
Lightweight, easy to maneuver but heavy-duty and built to last, the AKORN Kamado is the versatile grill you have been looking for.
If you’re looking for a quality charcoal grill that won’t break the bank, we recommend checking out the options under $200. There are a number of great choices out there, and you’re sure to find one that suits your needs and budget.
We hope this guide has helped you narrow down your search and find the perfect grill for your next cookout!.