If you are looking for the best charcoal grill and smoker combo grill to buy in 2013, there are many models that are sure to fit the bill.
But here are a few pointers which will help in proper selection. Make sure the construction of the grill is of ceramic coated metal. Pure metal construction tends to rust and fade, thereby reducing grill life.
Feel free to open up the grill and check each individual part for proper fitting and workmanship. Make sure you list out the features you are sure to use. Often unless decided one bounds to get carried away by the many fancy features that may seldom be used.
Some of the best charcoal grill and smoker combos to buy are:-
If you are looking to buy one of the best grills that can be used as a charcoal grill and as a smoker, then the Primo 778 Extra Large Ceramic Charcoal & Smoker grill is definitely the one for you. It is constructed of premium grade ceramics, which is then coated with porcelain for long life.
The ceramic spreads the heat inside evenly and increases efficiency. There is over 400 square inches of cooking space where you can get grilling temperatures up to 750 degrees for the perfect sear or as low as 90 degrees for your smoking purposes. The stainless steel vent door and the cast iron chimney vent make temperature controlling easy.
Other features include a precision thermometer, an easy lift-and-lock hinge system, and a quick-clean porcelain enameled cooking grid. This $1200 grill has an Amazon rating of 4.4 stars and comes with a 20 year limited warranty on ceramic parts and a 5 year limited warranty on the metal parts.
Another good model is the Char Griller Kamado Kooker charcoal barbeque grill and smoker. This model is around $350 and has an Amazon rating of 4.5 stars and is uniquely designed to make is easily portable. It is made of high grade, durable and light weight ceramics.
It has a large cooking area of 306 square inches and another 165 square inches of warming area. It is designed in a double walled insulated design to increase efficiency and locks in all the heat. It is mounted on a cart, which makes portability easy. The cooking grates are made of durable cast iron.
The temperature can be controlled by using the vents on the lid and the bottom so that you can grill at high temperatures or smoke the food at low temperatures. It also features an integrated thermometer in the lid, 2 foldable wooden shelves and an easy dump ash pan.
For the charcoaling enthusiasts comes the Medina River Outdoors 66 smoker/grill combo. This will serve all your backyard grilling and smoking purposes. It is very versatile and can be used as one large charcoal grill or both a grill and a smoker at the same time.
It has a main cooking area of 578 square inches and also an offset firebox with an additional 289 square inches. It can comfortably cook food for a large gathering of family and friends. It is made of 14 gauge which is powder coated for increased durability and long grill life.
The inbuilt thermometer helps in monitoring the temperature while the steel wheels and fold down handle make portability a breeze. This grill is just under $500 has an Amazon rating of 4.2 stars and is definitely one of the best charcoal grill and smoker combinations for the money.
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These are just a few of the many charcoal grill and smoker combos on the market.