Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 270
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsVBS Good Charcoal Grill
I shopped around at all the big box stores and decided on this grill. I am pleased with my purchase. It has a good amount of space to grill food, I love the cast iron grates, the warming tray was a nice addition and it is very sturdy. Now, it was a pain to put together as It took me about an hour and half to put it together. I did season the grates (put oil) and had no issue with my food sticking. The only thing i wished was included was a grease drip cup. The holder was included but not the cup...go figure. I'm on the hunt for a cup that fits to catch the grease. Other than that I really like this grill and recommend it if you like charcoal grills.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rileyandemmysma Amazing for the price!
I purchased this grill as a valentine's gift for my husband! Does everything it's supposed to, grills perfectly with coal and wood, smokes evenly, the warming rack serves its purpose.. the best part is the cast iron grill grates! This was an excellent value and is perfect as a starter for a smaller family. I had it assembled in store and it is sturdy. I also purchased a grill cover and we keep it on the back porch and it's very tolerant of this texas heat and humidity. We love this grill, and I recommend it to friends all the time. It's also a good option for those who are just getting familiar with charcoal grilling, and clean up is a breeze!
April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuperMommy The BOMB!!!
This grill is the dang BOMB!!!! While preparing for my son's birthday party, I left my food on the grill for 30 minute with piping hot charcoals (red still under the grey charcoals) to run an errand and came back, not burnt at all. I just cut the air supply off at the bottom, closed the grill, and let it burn. It was more of a slow smoke than anything. Then when I was ready to crank it up a notch and get the fire back I just gave it more air...SUPER!!!! With the ability to lift and lower the charcoals I was able to cook 40 or more pieces of chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, pork chops, sausages, and more in one cooking session.....I couldn't recommend a better grill.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by datastar Great for the price
I love smokers so I love this grill. plenty of room for all your treats and the adjustable ash pan that hold the coals is a plus. I like the ideal of moving the coals up or down and not the food; no chance of dropping your food. I think the ash pan could have been a little wider as a few coals fell off but they stayed in the bottom of the grill. The grate is heavy duty and you even get a handle to lift the hot grate if needed. A non-stick grate would have been better but I try to remember to spray my grate with Pam after cleaning so it don't rust. I got mine for $79 so get one before they are gone...
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Writingman Love this grill.
I bought this model grill about a year ago to replace a slighly smaller smoker lost to a storm. i've always been more of a griller anyway but this lets me smoke with lump charcoal just as as well as it lets me grill with briquets.. For grilling, it can't be beat. It's easy to have a hot, a medium and a cool zone all at the same time. Plus the ability to raise or lower the height of the coals makes it especially easy to sear meats or quick cook hot-dogs and hamburgers. The lower settings make it perfect for chicken or pork. And the warming shelf if perfect for buns or veggies. Next year I plan on trying fish and shrimp.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rob1 Great Value for the Price
I was fairly sure of what I was getting when spending less than $150 on a grille, and this did not disappoint. Most parts (excepting the charcoal barrel and grates) are extremely thin and light; the hood in particular feels like it will likely split or separate within a year or so, and the "hinges" for it are VERY flimsy.
Assembly is also complicated needlessly by complex diagrams - you'll eventually figure out how the pieces fit together, but not because the diagrams clearly tell you. The stubborn fasteners also require frequent retightening.
All of that said, it's still a good grille for the money, and does what it needs to - and not a thing more than that.
October 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bb11 great grill
bought this on sale for a second grill for the lower patio area. All the reviews said that this grill is great for cokking and you can even do some smoking with it as well. The reviews are all correct. The l;ast time i grilled i had chx breast on the upper shelf for and our and a half with some hickory smoke chips. The chx was perfect! For the value you cannot beat it. I think this grill cooks better than my gas grill which was 3x more expensive. I also reccomend buying the grill cover that is sole separately to keep this nice. I doubt that the grill would stand up to the elements for a very long time.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SeniorAdvice Charbroil Grill...Just wondering why....
I just bought this grill two days ago, it was put together at the store...and then I picked it up.
It was loaded into the back of my SUV and I didn't really look at it beforehand.
I just took it out of my SUV, grill looks good, cooking surface looks sufficient...started to roll it into my garage to put it away until the rain stops...and realized...there's NO handle to help balance it to tip back and roll forward.
I've never seen a grill that didn't come with a handle to help move it.
Didn't notice that when I ordered it...just assumed a handle came with all grills.
Anybody have any suggestions?
May 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redman can't beat it for $79
Bought this for a first grill, on Memorial Day weekend. It did the job. Pros: it's $79, for that price you won't find anything close to this one. Thermometer and adjustable smoke stack are a nice touch. 2 shelves, front and side give you some work room. Though I plan on building a separate side shelf to further that space. It held 10 burgers and 12 hot dogs with room to spare. Cons: assembly was kind of cumbersome took about 3 beers to complete. The bottom rack broke at the welds in 3 spots during assembly. Overall, the barrel is pretty solid, the handle does not get hot. I seasoned the grates with veg oil after a wash with some dawn, and it worked perfect. Used 3 times since last week. I say why not for $80?
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NJDealer Great charcoal grill
Looking for a small grill, read the reviews, did not believe all the great reviews this grill got,BUT they were so on the spot. I have had more grills than I can remember in the past 30+ years! never had a CharBroil, it's now the only one l would ever own. What this grill can do with 2 lbs of coal is amazing. The heat control is fantastic. If you are a serious grilled. Or just want to cook some burgers, go to the Depot and get this one. I assure you there will be no disappointments at all. The price was great, assembly took 35 minutes, season it and enjoy some great cook out time.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happyeating Great as a gift
I bought this grill for my fiancé's birthday. He loves it so much he uses it everyday. The features make it very easy to regulate the temperature within the grill. The basic shipping was very quick, I ordered the grill on a Friday and received it on the following Wednesday. It absolutely needs 2 people for assembly. It took us about an hour. We've had it for about 3 weeks now and it has been outside through all kinds of weather without rusting at all. I would just recommend following the seasoning instructions. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase, especially since I don't have to worry about cooking anymore!
June 11, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jay7 Absolute Great Grill
I purchased this grill right before the 4th of July. The assembly was easy. You just need to ensure that you follow the directions and not be like my fiancé and turn into Bob The Builder. Anywho, we used it on the holiday. This grill is one of the best grills I've ever purchased. The ability to slow cook your food on the second shelf is great. You can monitor your heat index not to mention cleaning up the grill eyes so you won't have to worry about rust is good...Everyone talked about how good the food was.
Caught the grill for a phenomenal price. Great Buy!!
July 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kricket Rusty Grill Grates
The grill grates rusted horribly within a few weeks! The chimney was assembled at an angle.
April 1, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KevlarHeart Great idea -- some flaws
Grill was easy to assemble, though mine was missing a few parts (quickly supplied). The assembled grill feels solid, but the materials are thinner than past Char-Broil products I have owned. I have used it several times in the past week. Good for smoking and direct grilling. One glaring design flaw is the lack of anywhere to hang utensils -- even the supplied grate lifter. The coal pan is considerable smaller than the lower portion of the gril resulting in spillage getting under the pan.
Pros: Adjustable coal height
Cast iron grates
decent sized cooking area
Good value for price
Cons: Nowhere to store utensils
Smokestack is cute but makes a typical cover almost unusable
Coal pan too small relative to bottom portion of grill
Materials seem flimsy
My last Char-Broil lasted 18 years -- we'll see how this one stands up to heavy use
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jefe A lot of bang for the buck!
After moving to a house from an apartment where I wasn't able to have a charcoal grill I was excited to get back into doing some real bbq. I picked up this grill because I'm a cheapskate and I'm very pleased with it. I assembled it, oiled the inside as per the instructions and then seasoned it with a charcoal/hickory fire for about two hours. After re stoking the fire I set it up for smoking and made the best ribs I've ever cooked! I now know this grill is going to work well for direct and indirect grilling and temperature control is easy. After a few hours of hickory smoke you open it up and you just smell that "this is where the magic happens" scent of a good charcoal grill. The only way I see myself replacing it is with a larger one. The ribs went way too fast!
April 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimBob I Love This Grill
I LOVE this grill! The cooking surface is rectangular, not round like the other guy. This fact makes for a much more usable grill surface. The grates are cast-iron. You can season them just like your stove-top cast-iron pan, making them really slippery, even under the high heat of BBQ. It's an overall great grill, but keep it covered/inside when not in use or the barrel will begin to rust (but I've had mine outdoors for 3-4 years and it's still just fine. I always cover it after it cools, helping it to last).
May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jojo great barbeque for the money.
I have a large barrel barbeque which is now to big for me. I am 67 and I put it together in an afternoon. I did need by grandson to help life the top part of the barrel on to the bottom half. It has a thermostat on it, my old one did not. 2 shelves, 1 adjustable. Buy this and you will be suppressed at what you get for the money. only $99.00 and free shipping. People think I spent a lot more for it Heavy steel.
I just need to buy a cover for it. Oh, I forgot, it uses less charcoal then my other one,
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by george Outstanding Grill
This American Gourmet Barrel Charcoal Grill is an outstanding grill for the price.
I've had it a little over a month and have grilled chicken, spare ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs. The chicken and ribs were outstanding!
The grill maintained a high heat that was easy to control and the temperture distribution was perfect.
Can't beat the large cooking surface.
I also own a Weber Kettle and a STOK. Both great grills but this A G Barrel has alot to offer.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josephacote Great grill at a great price!
This grill was relatively simple to assemble, it provides a medium-large sized cooking area and cooks evenly. The heavy duty cast iron grills stay hot and radiate heat MUCH better than traditional thin round metal grills. The handles are safe to grab even when the grill is red hot. The only gripe I have is that the legs were not designed with a crossbar for stabilization so the grill is not as sturdy as I'd like.
For the price this is a fantastic grill!
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seabass Barrel and weber in one
Moved into my house recently and needed a grill. I usually get a Weber grill but i wanted something a little bigger this time. Was thinking about getting one of those huge barrel grills but i just couldn't justify the size and cost. Then i ran across this gem. At the time it was $99 as opposed to the $79 price tag i see here which is insane for what you're getting.
If you like charcoal grills and you're cooking for a family you don't need anything larger than this. The temp control works and i've smoked with it too. I assembled it within an hour by myself. Make sure to prime it with vegetable oil treatment like the manual says. I left mine out for a few days, it rained and started rusting a little bit. Soon as primed it i haven't had any issues.
Great, great, great charcoal grill for the family.
May 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CoCo Good Enough
Box and grill was pretty beat up on delivery and covered in oil which made setup a bit more involved and unpleasant than I had hoped. The wheels are pretty cheap. I don't expect them to last long as they're connected with pins. The non-heat handle is pretty lame, just a coil spring. The warming rack and smoker are nice to have. There isn't a good way to roll the grill other than to lift it by the shelf which causes a lot of stress on the bolts and will inevitably ruin the shelf. Thermometer works and is a nice addition. Bigger than the pic seems.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KyPPy Great Solid Grill
I found the grill easy to assemble with instructions provided. The grill holds a decent amount of charcoal enough to grill for a few hours at a time. The two valves control the amount of air flow and heat release to keep the temperature steady and even to provide a good cooking environment. The wire rasied rack could be a little more sturdy to support more weight. The grilling racks are divided into three sections for easy removal and not too heavy.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bo88t Best pit ever
The is an awesome pit for the money. It's big enough to get plenty of meat on, the heat can easily be adjusted and I like the grill that is divided into 3 pieces. Its is just really well engineered and made of good material.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thenewlyweds Great grill at a great value!
I purchased this grill for my husband last Christmas and he loves it (as do I)! Assembly was fairly easily. Together, it took us about an hour to assemble. Everything we have cooked on it has been delicious! Heat is easy to adjust and distributes evenly. Cast iron grates are durable and divided into 3 separate pieces making it convenient to remove them to add charcoal or clean if needed. In addition, it has an adjustable ash pan and side and front shelves. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable, quality charcoal grill .
November 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Elaine Charcoal Grill Purchase
Overall, a nice charcoal grill
1. Grill cooks food well.
2. Wish the top shelf was attached to the inside of the grill versus the grill's cover so when you need
to open it to check on whatever you're grilling on the main shelf there would be no worry about the food
on that top shelf possibly falling off.
3. Easy to clean after grilling.
I don't particularly like having to keep applying vegetable on it but I don't want it to rust so I will do so.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ikon Really like this grill!
My husband and I purchased this grill a few weeks ago and have really been enjoying it. My husband put it together himself (even though it could have been put together for free in the store!) and it didn't take him too long. We have used it several times and everything has turned out great. I really like the warmer shelf on top for corn or veggies. The only thing we've noticed is that the grill burns hot for a very long time. It will completely burn up all the charcoal in the grill so it feels like a bit of a waste when you only do one round of burgers. Also, we've had a few times where the heating hasn't been quite even. Lastly, it seems a little difficult/awkward to get the ashes out of the grill. For the price, you can't beat this grill!
July 10, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jester Does a good job pretending to be a grill.
Noticed that the metal on the side where you place the coals is already losing the paint after the first use. It is great for the occassional griller, but the hardcore griller will find the unit a bit on the weak side. I do like the fact that 90 percent of the coal dust comes out on the removable holder, the built in therostate is fairly accurate and useful! Worth what I paid on sale, but I would have passed it by at retail pricing!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thumper1 Great grill, great price
Having owned a natural gas grill for years until it died. We inherited a charcoal grill from a son. Nothing fancy but the price was right. In time, it dies as well and we saw this grill advertised on sale. I never owned a barrel grill before, but this has been a gem. Everything has come out great including vegetables. The assembly instructions were easy to follow and they are right, have a helper. Seasoning the grill was a snap. Can't wait to try it as a smoker.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great deal, great product!
I purchased this product yesterday (5/1/2014) when I got off of work @4pm, got home with it around 5ish, had it assembled closer to 7 (teaching my son how) after curing the grill I had 8 steaks grilling by 930pm, overall it was worth the wait. It worked like a champ, easy setup, easy cleanup, does not feel cheap, sturdy and great price, what else could you ask for. I bought this grill because of the reviews and now here is another. Thanks Home Depot
May 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by f4phantom This pit does an excellent job
The adjustable fire tray is a bit tricky but I dont like my fire too high up. With it at its lowest position I never had to worry about flare ups with chicken. It was so awesome that I didnt know what to do with my extra time. My brother is the best barbecuer in our family but now I think I can give him a run for his money. Excellent product and because I put it together myself I know it will remain sturdy and strong for many years.
May 13, 2014