Char-Griller Super Pro Charcoal Grill Review & Opinions

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The Char-Griller smoker grill that I purchased from Lowes a few years ago was an excellent investment! Although the cover that came with the grill did not hold up well, the grill itself is in excellent shape, even with a little rust! I’ve owned this grill for over a few years now and cook on it at least a few times per week. I did purchase the optional side box, which is a must for serious smokers. I usually put hickory chips in the side box and smoke with indirect heat when I do ribs, chicken, pork chops, etc. When I grill steaks, I just add charcoal to the main compartment within the grill and cook steak directly over the coals. I could not be happier with my purchase of this grill! It smokes great tasting-meat and I believe that it would be hard to match the performance with a Green Egg or similar ceramic grill. The Char-Griller professional also has a very large cooking area and an upper rack too. The side box itself can even be used as a grill as well. This grill is a necessity for any serious BBQ chef!

Comments

moonlandercmdr64 says:

keep it from rusting by applying a high temp oil like coconut oil to the outside, after 2 uses the paint on the fire box is just flaking off. Use bacon grease to season your cast iron grates. I don’t use my firebox as a grill but I use the cast iron grates on my 22.5 inch dome grill adds extra flavor. It is worth the price got mine for 160 with firebox (sold separately)

FastZrider says:

like the grill, cooked several slabs of ribs the first night.. but after only 4-5 uses and a few months of non use the grates rusted and pretty much became useless.  Now i have to cook on aluminum foil until i find better grates because im not cooking anything on rust.  never thought the whole grate (top and bottom) would rust that fast and with very little use.

IrixGuy's Adventure Channel says:

@dizzyswimmer I love this thing….would take multiple green eggs to compete with this one’s cooking surface.

IrixGuy's Adventure Channel says:

@daviesbrosbarbecue ill have to check out the Acorn after this one rots thru. I just gave it a fresh Rustioleum coat so expect at least a few more years.

mjunk1977 says:

I have one too. It starts to like shit after a while kind of like that one. I just re painted with high heat primer and paint. Also stained the wood. Looks almost new again. I wish I would have painted it 1st thing out of the box to protect it better. I like to euse bacon grease to season the grates.

daviesbrosbarbecue says:

I’ve had one of these for about five years now. The best cheap off-set smoker/grill on the market, easily. The grates are actually cast iron, which is why the seasoning and continual care is required. After learning about barbecue on this bad boy, I upgraded to a Pitmaker Vault for greater capacity/fuel efficiency, but this model definitely lets you gain knowledge as good as anything out there.

The CharGriller Acorn is a good step past the inadequacies of this model.

OntheRoadinNC says:

No… they are not ceramic grates, they are cast iron, and require a great deal of seasoning and maintenance to keep the rust off of them!

I’ve had mine for 1-1/2 years now and I’m replacing it with the Smokin-it Electric smoker. This is waaay too much hassle, trying to keep the temp regulated. It’s either too hot or too cold. Get it at about 225 degrees, and you’re lucky to keep it there for more than 10 minutes!

It’s a pain in the ass!

IrixGuy's Adventure Channel says:

@anirokkfan Nice! You’ll enjoy it 🙂

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