Have you eaten food grilled outdoors on various charcoal, gas or electric grills? Well you know that food cooked on a charcoal grill is by far the best. It is impossible to match the taste of charcoal grilled food, though a gas or electric grill may be much easier and more convenient to use.
If you are on a budget but yet want to savor the classic flavors of meat cooked on a charcoal grill, do not fret as there are several best charcoal grills under $300 that you can buy.
You might be surprised but it is true that despite the fact that charcoal grills produce unbeatable flavors, they are priced much lower than gas or electric grills. Whatever may the price tag in your mind, you are sure to get a charcoal grill that will give you years of service.
This Weber 1411001 Performer Charcoal grill has been rated 4.8 stars on amazon and surely is one of the best charcoal grills under $300 that comes with a ten year limited warranty.
This 22.5” diameter black colored platinum series kettle grill has 363 sq inches of cooking area, and rust resistant vents. The cooking grate is 22.5” inches in diameter and made of rust proof high quality stainless steel.
This grill has 2 work tables and has a trendy looking steel cart frame that with wheels to easily move the grill to your patio. The grill also features an aluminium ash catcher that enables quick one touch cleaning.
The porcelain enameled large bowl has nylon handles that are re-inforced with glass. The bowl allows uniform heating and a built in thermometer allows you to closely monitor cooking temperatures.
If you are on the lookout for a grill that can be run on both charcoal and gas, the 5050 by Char Griller is just the one for you. This grill comes with a one year limited warranty and is preferred by many who want the flexibility of using it both on gas and charcoal.
With over 80 reviews on amazon this versatile BBQ has 1260 sq inches of cooking space, a warming rack that is chrome plated, and the provision to adjust the height of the grate for temperature control.
The key feature of this barbecue is the 40,800 BTU gas grill with 3 burners and an auto electronic ignition, and the 12,000 BTU side grill for smoking and grilling meat. Price is fluctuating a little on this one, so look out for a deal
This 26.5” inch diameter Weber 781001 Gold One-Touch grill that comes in black, features a large porcelain enameled bowl that has a built in thermometer and also a lid that has nylon handles that are reinforced with glass that make it easy to handle.
An aluminium ash catcher and one touch cleaning system makes use and cleaning of this unit very convenient, as cleaning, though never arelly enjoyed, is the least fun of all with a charcoal barbecue.
This grill that has been rated 4.3 stars on amazon has 508 sq inches of cooking area and rust resistant vents, and comes with a ten year limited warranty making it one of the best charcoal grills under $300. Imagine roasting a succulent chicken on here next long holiday weekend.
This traditional Char-Griller 1224 Smokin Pro 830 features a side fire box that allows you to barbecue the very best Texas style dishes. This grill has a 4 star rating on Amazon and comes with a limited one year warranty.This barbecue that has 830 sq inches of cooking area is made of heavy gauge steel that has a powder coating. It also has cast iron grates that are non-stick and resist warping.
Double bottom, temperature gauge, 2 wheels, and a storage rack are other features of this grill. It also has removable charcoal drawers to easily add charcoal that also dumps ash easily.
This Weber 1411001 Performer Charcoal Grill, like the name suggests is a performer. It has been rated 4.7 stars on amazon and features a porcelain enameled large black colored bowl with a trendy lid. It has a built in work space and 363 sq inches of cooking area.
It also has the one touch cleaning system that enables quick and efficient removal of ash.The char-bin allows you to easily store briquettes and this grill certainly is one of the best charcoal grills under $300.
What to look out for when BBQ shopping
Here are a few quick pointers to bear in mind while choosing a grill for your home:
Vents on the grill help regulate temperatures. Check for vents on the top and bottom of the grill, as this will regulate the heat, fire and smoke efficiently. You should open up vents on the bottom while the grill is heating low and allow air to feed the charcoal. Close both vents on the lid and the bottom if the fat from the meat is causing the heat to flare.
Though this may sound like a feature that does not need much consideration, it is important that your grill has a removable ash tray to catch any charcoal that may drop during venting. This pan also catches ash during cleaning and acts as both a safety and convenience feature in your grill.
If you are someone who is going to use your grill extensively, you may want to opt for a grill that is bigger in size and has a working area by the side of the grill that allows you to place ingredients like spices and sauces.
Handles-Try and pick a grill that has handles made of wood as it facilitates easy handling. Though wood discolors with time, it does not heat up quickly like other materials, making it safer.
Choose the size of grill that you feel is best for your needs. If you barbecue just for family a small sized grill will do the trick. A kettle shaped grill is worth every penny spent as these grills allow better heat circulation. The domed shape lid allows smoke to envelope the food being cooked with the classic coal flavor.
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