Sizzle Kings: Charcoal Grills for Home and On the Go

Cheap or luxurious, for meat and/or vegetables, on the go or at home - there is the right grill for any need. We've tested five of the newest models.

Sizzle Kings: Charcoal Grills for Home and On the Go

Summer is tempting us to head outdoors, whether it's to the balcony, the terrace, the garden, the park or on the riverbank - and grilling is more popular than ever. The tool of choice for this popular sport is the charcoal grill - this pure form of grilling is perfect for anyone who likes working with fire. Grilling with charcoal (or briquettes) can be done with a variety of devices, from a simple round grill to a heat-resistant kettle grill, from a generous grill cart to a fancy smoker. If you’re searching for the best grill to put on the perfect barbecue, we at comprigo have got a list of five models to help you make your choice.

The Cult Kettle Grill: Weber Original Kettle & Bar-B-Kettle

The Cult Kettle Grill: Weber Original Kettle & Bar-B-Kettle

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Many believe that Weber is setting the pace for all charcoal grills - reliable, durable and versatile. Due to the high-quality hood on Weber's kettle grill models, varied dishes with meat, vegetables, bread or even fruit are possible. The heat distributes evenly under the hood and won't blow off with a slight breeze. The Original Kettle also won't fall over due to its sturdy legs. Included are leg coupling with snap-in function, practical ash pot and a thermometer in the lid for the aspiring professional griller.

The Weber Classic is available in a variety of styles, including Original Kettle, Kettle Plus, Kettle Premium (with an excellent cleaning system) or a luxurious Master Touch, each at different sizes of 47 and 57 centimetres in diameter). They all combine quality workmanship and conceptual design, as well as many comfort features such as wheels for moving the grill, adjustable ventilation at the top and bottom, and an opening for easy removal of coals. Some models also allow for indirect grilling, include a lid thermometer or have other subtle features.

Our recommendation for grilling fans who are looking for a stable, high-quality, yet affordable grill for their balcony, terrace or garden is the Bar-B-Kettle (47 cm) at just over 100 pounds. Ambitious grill sergeants can grab the Original Premium Kettle (57 cm) - it's equipped with an excellent cleaning mechanism and costs about 333 pounds.

Smoke-Free Grill: Lotus Grill

Smoke-Free Grill: Lotus Grill

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What a beauty! Grillmasters looking for a great design will love the Lotus Grill, which is available in several chic colour variants such as lime green, fire red and anthracite. Additionally, the handy round grill made of (stainless) steel weighs only four kilos and produces uniform heat under a 32 or even 40 cm large grid due to its design. The Lotus can also cook quickly: The charcoal heats up and the grid is ready after five minutes. If you want to grill out in the wild, you can transport the approx. 4-kilogramme heavy round grill with the included carrying bag to the next park or garden. The absolute highlight is the integrated fan, powered by four small batteries, which ensures pleasant, smoke-free grilling. Great for the neighbours!

Cheap Alternative: Landmann Corso

Cheap Alternative: Landmann Corso

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Landmann, one of the oldest grill manufacturers in the world, offers a vast range of different grills. The illustrious range includes medium and higher-priced grills and smokers as well as the round grill 0534, a simple fire holder on wobbly legs for under ten euros, and the round grill 74602. This easy-care all-time classic is covered by a windscreen on which the grill grid is hooked. There is an additional warming rack on the top. A shelf under the grill can be used to store grill cutlery and ingredients. Conclusion: Simple, easy and functional.

Solid Grill Cart: Tepro Toronto

Solid Grill Cart: Tepro Toronto

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Grill carts like the American-style Toronto (2018) offer the largest sizzling surfaces and greatest capacity for charcoal. It has subtle features wherever you look, from the double grid and warming surface to the bottle opener. The 56 x 41.5 cm, evenly-heated grill area could feed an entire football team. And if you’re eating slowly, you can keep your meat and vegetables on the 54 x 24 cm warming surface. The XXL model is excellent for all people with hefty appetites.

Multi-Talent: Kamado Joe Junior Grill

Multi-Talent: Kamado Joe Junior Grill

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This wondrous device, the Kamado Joe Junior Grill, is not only suitable for grilling, but also for steaming, cooking and roasting. Bake a cake or make a roast dinner with this ceramic egg, which is offered in various sizes. The Kamado Joe Junior Grill featured here is a smaller, cheaper model (just under 500 pounds). The MiniMax has a grid diameter of 50 cm and allows for fine-tuning of temperature so that everything is heated evenly and to perfection. Delicious!