Model # 6520

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Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker 22 in. Charcoal Grill in Grey with Cart
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Akorn Kamado Kooker 22 in. Charcoal Grill in Grey with Cart

  • Double walled steel w/ insulation retains heat needing less fuel
  • Akorn is the only Kamado style grill with an easy dump ash pan
  • Locking caster secures grill from moving
$299.00 /each

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Gray charcoal grill from Char-Griller

The durability of the tubular steel construction means this grill will last a long time.

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The cast iron cooking grates give food better flavor and heat evenly.

Char-Griller Model # 6520 detail

Adjustable air dampers mean precision air adjustment and temperature control.

Assembled grill width is 45.2 inches
Assembled grill height is 47.4 inches
Assembled grill depth is 31.3 inches

The Akorn Kamado Kooker can maintain consistent temperatures from 200° to 700° F. That lets you cook a variety of foods such as steaks, fish, chicken, ribs, brisket, pizza, bread and even cookies. The innovative design uses double walled steel with insulation. In order to generate heat, air must be flowing through the grill and around the coals. Air flow causes food to dry out. With the Akorn insulated design, it retains heat better, requiring less heat and less air flow. Therefore, insulated heat, juicier meat.

  • 314 sq. in. of primary cooking space and a 133 sq. in. warming rack
  • Insulated design means more heat using less charcoal and less airflow resulting in juicy meat
  • Akorn is the only Kamado style grill with an easy dump ash pan allowing ash to be removed easily from the grill without a mess
  • Tubular steel cart construction
  • 26 in. x 26 in. prep / serving table
  • Dual adjustable dampers allow for precise air adjustment required for dialing in and maintaining specific temperatures
  • Cast iron cooking grates enhance flavors and heat evenly; will hold up to 23 burgers
  • Assembly required
  • For full warranty details please see the User Manuel located under Info & Guides
  • Protect your investment with a grill cover (sold separately)

Info & Guides

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Is the smoker ring included in this price? If not what is the cost?

Asked by: George
No, the ring was not included in the price of the grill. However, it could be purchased online for $34.99.
Answered by: JLT
Date published: 2016-07-16

What material is the table top? Is it metal?

Asked by: Duff
Good afternoon. The hood is two layers of 14 gauge steel with an insulated blanket between them. The inside of the hood has a porcelain coated enamel also. Thank you!
Answered by: Char-Griller Support
Date published: 2017-03-03

Is this a ceramic grill?

Asked by: ATL747
Good afternoon. The grill is two layers of 14 gauge steel with an insulated blanket between the layers. It has a porcelain coating on the inside of the unit to protect against rusting. Thank you!
Answered by: Char-Griller Support
Date published: 2017-03-03

If it is shipped to store, can they assemble it?

Asked by: smoking
In Auburn, IN, where I purchased mine, they had several units already assembled. I just bought one of those. I would check with your local store to see if they carry it. If they do, then some are likely already assembled. It fit, assembled, in the back of my Yukon XL Denali with 3d row seats down (on its side). However, I do not know if a store would assemble it for you if they are not carrying it and you drop shipped to store from online purchase. My guess is that they would if you asked, for a fee.
Answered by: RogerBF
Date published: 2016-07-16
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Akorn Kamado Kooker 22 in. Charcoal Grill in Grey with Cart is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 189.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far Pretty good grill. Though only down fall so far is extremely difficult to get up to temperature when outside temperature is 5 degrees. I deffenitly didn't worry about my beer getting warm.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Results at a Great Price I bought this grill in June and love, love, love it. I recommend that anyone considering this type of grill (a kamado), do some research first. It is not as easy as a gasser or even a kettle charcoal grill. There is a learning curve to all kamados but once you dial it in, the results are outstanding. In other words, if you just grill on occasion and "good" is good enough, stick with the other grills. If you want steakhouse quality steaks, pizza that tastes like it came out of a high end pizza oven, and the ability to smoke pork shoulders for 14 hours and have the best pulled pork ever for the neighborhood party, then you want kamado cooking. Not to mention...ribs! Most kamados, like the Big Green Egg (BGE) cost three times this one and do not come with a cart. Why? Well, they are ceramic kamados. Does that make them better? Yes and no. I have eaten food off of both and know pit masters who have used both. Most will say that the quality of food is the same. I agree. The biggest difference is that the BGE will last forever as long as you are careful with it. The ceramic does come with a downside however. They way a ton, so they take a small army to move unless you buy their cart that costs another small fortune. The Akorn is made from three layers of insulated steel. It is much lighter and will last many, many years if cared for. Keep it inside or covered. Water kills, especially if it gets down into the ashpan, gets the ashes wet, and sits there. When people complain that "Mine rusted!", that's why. It is light, so very mobile. The cart is a huge convenience. Take all of this into consideration, especially if deciding between an Akorn and a more expensive brand like the BGE. The cooking experience: I love it. As mentioned earlier, there is a learning curve to all kamados (there are websites to help you). For example, if you plan on doing a spatchcock chicken at 350, don't throw a bunch of charcoal in and let it go up to 700 degrees. They are a lot easier to ease up to temp than to bring them back down. Once you get a feel for the vents, you will be cooking excellent food. Accessories: Like all such grills, you will need other things for the best experience. It adds a little to the cost, so you should be aware. This is true of Akorn, BGE, and all brands. I suggest: The Akorn Cooking Stone ($35 from Home Depot)-Used to create an indirect cooking environment. For example, when smoking a 10 lb pork butt for 14 hours. A good cordierite (because of the high temps) pizza stone if you want to make pizza.-Can be $50+ but I found a great quality one for $12.95 on Amazon. Just look for deals. A dual probe grill thermometer that has a probe for the grill temp and another for the meat.($30-$40)-Mandatory for low and slow cooking. When I did the 10 pound pork butt, I monitored it from inside the house, as mine has a remote that the base signals. I know the grill and meat temps at all times without going outside. TipTopTemp (optional $20-$35): One of the things the Akorn does not do quite as well as the more expensive cousins is hold low temps steady for long cooks. You might have to run out every couple of hours to adjust the vents. The TTT sits on top of the top vent and does it for you. I can literally put a pork butt on at night, go to bed, and leave it all night without a worry. It stays within 10 degrees of my target 225. A charcoal grate from a Weber 22.5 inch kettle grill.($11)- You put it on the tabs for the smoking stone and put the charcoal on there. It brings the coals closer to the cooking surface for the best steak sear ever. Pros-VERY affordable Is a charcoal mizer! It is so efficient, the small amount of charcoal it uses is amazing. Versatile. Whole chickens, duck, turkey, pizza, bread, the best wings you will ever have. There are forums with kamado recipes for just about anything you can imagine. Many have video recipes as well. There is an included top rack that you can put corn and other veggies on, or even better, more meat! Easy clean up. It uses little charcoal, so little ash. The ash pan is VERY well designed, better than the competitors. The side table and underneath storage is incredibly convenient. Spacious-I will be doing four 10 pound pork butts for my kid's cross country team's concession stand next month. Three on the grill surface and one on the top rack. Yes, 40 pounds of meat! Cons-Is it as well built as a BGE? No, but is a Ford a Mercedes? No, nor does it cost as much! The built in thermometer is terrible. BUT, use a reliable grill thermometer like I mentioned above anyway. You will get fatter eating all that delicious food! I have included a picture of the 10 pound pork butt from last weekend. Notice the wonderful bark (the blackened outside which is not burn, it is flavor!) I got on this grill.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome grill I've used this grill about 15 times in the first month (I like to grill). We've had steaks, burgers, hot dogs, fish, shrimp, and even lobster tails so far. Everything works great, and I haven't even used the stone yet. I do use an internal wireless thermometer (almost a necessity) because when you raise the lid, the heat is gone, and the influx of oxygen raises the temperature significantly. But when you get the hang of regulating the temperature, this a thing is great. It is also very easy to wheel out and light, then I put it under an overhang to cook. Since I grill out three to six nights a week, this thing will get a real workout. I'm going to try a pizza this weekend. To dump the ashes, you just unlatch the doran, and dump it out. I use an extra long handle basting brush to clean it off, then it's ready for the next time.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The grill works fine but putting it together was a major pain. First the box did not contain the ... The grill works fine but putting it together was a major pain. First the box did not contain the axle rod for the wheels. I called and the company sent one out but when the box came it was empty. The rod had fallen out. I called again and they sent another one. This time they sent the wrong one. It was too short in length. They finally sent the correct one and we were able to put the wheels on. Then to attach the table to the legs was nearly impossible to get the screw to align properly. We did finally get it together and used it recently. It worked really good. We are planning on trying to cook a pizza on it soon. If you don't mind putting something together, you will need a little patience doing so.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought one of these back in 2012. In 2013 I noticed rust and my grill grate cracked. In 2014 ... I bought one of these back in 2012. In 2013 I noticed rust and my grill grate cracked. In 2014 the ash catcher latches rusted out then the entire ash can fell out of the grill rendering it useless. I contacted the store first and they said seek the manufacturer. I then contacted Char-griller who would not help. Char-griller said the warranty was void because I did not wash with soapy water, pat dry and add a coat of vegitable oil after every use. The finish is terrible. I even bought the Char-griller cover and it still rusted out. I threw it away in 2014 3 yrs old for $300
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I surprised my husband with this grill on Christmas morning. He was super excited to use it that ... I surprised my husband with this grill on Christmas morning. He was super excited to use it that day for our turkey and assembled it in about 2.5 hours. The last piece he put on was the lid. Unfortunately, the grey lid had several black paint smears on it that he hadn't noticed. It appeared that it was something that happened at the factory since the box and packaging had been completely intact. Since we were entertaining a lot of people for Christmas dinner and needed the grill, in addition to our oven, to complete all the food plus Home Depot was closed so we did not unassembled it for return. Instead I emailed Kamado directly, now almost a month later they have yet to reply to me. The grill worked fine but I am extremely disappointed that I paid full price for a defective grill. My husband was also disappointed and I felt terrible that his grill does not look good at all. I would not purchase another Kamado product due to the lack of customer service.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG buy this grill After my Gas Grill literally fell apart after 8 years it was time to go shopping. I stumbled on this while looking around and after reading the reviews decided it was a GREAT PRICE $279. All I can say is BUY THIS GRILL now. Get a bag of Royal Oak Lump ( forget the brickettes ) and fall in love with grilling again. It wasn't difficult to put together, looks great, cooks even better. I was surprised at how fast this thing came up to 400-500-600 degrees - Maiden Voyage consisted of 1 Ribeye, 1 Filet, 1 NY Strip, and 1/4 chicken... even grilling in the dark the food turned out FANTASTIC. I also put a bunch of veggies on a pan (with holes for grilling ) and they were also FANTASTIC. I haven't used coal in 20 years - but now I'm sold - and for this price believe me, you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love the grill but some of the components are not very robust and broke upon assembly, the lowe... I love the grill but some of the components are not very robust and broke upon assembly, the lower leg support bar is made of PS with nut ferals molded on and these break easily when you tighten them down! I called the company and they sent a replacement part that arrived broken....So instead of waiting another week or so, I drilled out the ferals and used longer bolts with nuts to secure! Needs to have better components, but the grill works very well!
Date published: 2017-03-05
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