- Combination Offset Smoker, BBQ & Charcoal Grill
- 290 square inch cooking surface in main chamber
- 140 sq. in. cooking surface in firebox chamber
- Adjustable height steel fire grate
- Clean-out door for easy ash removal with adjustable built-in damper
|Item Weight||38 Pounds|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||17.5 x 46.25 x 44.75 inches|
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For $59 it can’t be beat. Flimsy and a pain in the butt to assemble, but works just fine. I’ll eventually get another heavy gauge smoker, but this will work for now.
Char-broil should be ashamed with this product. Mine arrived with a warped and damaged shell, making it so that smoke does not stay inside the smoker and just leaks out around the hinges.I ran a test by placing 5 chicken breast in a row across. They smoked for 2 hours. The first that was closest to the vent hole was 170 degrees, the 2nd was 120…down to the 5th which was a mere 104 degrees. It’s incredibly inconsistent heat to the point of not being able to actually cook anything. Glad I tested it with something recoverable like chicken and did not wasted a nice cut of meat. I’d suggest throwing in an extra $50 and switching to a more reliable brand.Also: I did reach out to Char-Broil for parts. Terrible service, inconsistent requests. Very disappointed. Customer lost for life.
Wanna BWanna B –
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I love it, not bad at all and it toke me 2 to 3 hours to put it same day
I love it. Easy assembling easy to cook on and clean. You can use at home or away from home
Jeff Hulsey –
It took me no time to assemble this smoker. It’s small, relatively light, but large enough to handle normal cooking for up to 8 hungry people. There are charcoal grates in both the firebox and under the main grates in the smoker body, so you can use it as a ‘normal’ grill if you need to. The only drawback I can find is that the firebox’s charcoal grate is a bit low for the use of a charcoal chimney, if you start your fires with a chimney that drops the coals out the bottom, rather than the invert-and-dump type. That’s a flaw in the design of the chimney, though.I don’t know yet how it will stand up to use or abuse. I expect it will perform admirably, given the solidity of its construction. The package was missing ONE flange nut, but I have tons of fasteners and other hardware on hand, so it was no great hardship (I could have assembled it using nothing but my own hardware, if the package had been missing entirely). One missing nut is typical, or even good, for items like this. I recommend the manufacturer start packing one or two extra nuts and bolts with each item they produce, though.I’m not a fan of using soup cans as grease catchers, and hate the hangers. I’m considering making a small shelf to go under the main smoker body, and placing an old bowl filled with sawdust under the grease hole, instead. Something else the manufacturer might consider.But for the price, this is an excellent smoker. You can’t normally find an offset smoker in the sub-$100 range that’s worth anything. Normally the metal is too thin, or they don’t have charcoal grates, or the legs wobble, or the design is garbage entirely. This isn’t the case here. It comes with charcoal grates across the entire unit, the cooking grates are cast iron coated in porcelain (fast heating, holds heat well, cleans easily with water and a brass brush), it has a sturdy shelf on the side, good handles, decent wheels, good dampers, solid hinges and a thermometer built into the main lid. Plus, it’s large enough to do 8-12 large burgers at once, multiple sausages, several ears of corn or 2-4 brisket (depending on the size of the cut). And if you’re thinking ‘burgers? it’s a smoker!’ then you’ve never had slow-smoked burgers before.
Got this for my son’s birthday and we all love it! Adds a nice smokey taste to whatever we cook and the results were good for a beginner smoker!
Stephanie Cole Brock –
I have had this grill for a year and a half now, we cook on it every other weekend if not more through out the week. It sits outside in the sun on the back porch uncovered and its still is great! Couldnt have spent my money anybetter
Gave it to my son he loved it
I live in a senior complex, have a great patio, this was perfect . It was easy to assemble,but does take two people. Just to steady it,and lift it. I highly recommend. My patio/balcony is on the second level, it is over 25feet long, and 10feet wide. I can easily walk around this.
barbara scott –
The grill cooked perfect I loved it especially the smoker it cook better than the other part my full turn out great only problem is moving it from one place to my shed because of the two wheels there is nothing strong that I can pull it back-and-forth but other than that I love the grill
Only took an idiot who can’t even put together shelves about an hour to put together this grill! My fiance loves it, and I’m thrilled that I was actually able to build it so that he could get started using it as soon as I gave it to him!
Not sure what everyone else is complaining about but I have had no trouble with this grill in the last month of having it. I have no doubt that it will rust eventually as it’s made of steel, not stainless steel or titanium. No signs of rust nor peeling paint yet, nor does it look like it will soon.I followed the instructions to season it, which I bet is important to do.I’ve cooked on it 4 times now for about 2-3 hours each time. About 30 items. In between I keep it under a cover you can find on Amazon for $30. Good investment in my opinion if you want to prolong the longevity, just like anything else, if you treat it well it’ll last.It’s not amazing quality, it appears to be made of formed sheet metal, BUT it does the job great! Sturdy once put together. I did have to get a replacement because some of it was damaged, but I swapped out the parts and it’s fine.Also not sure what people are saying about it smoking excessively. I would think that’s user error on how you’re grilling. Haven’t used it as a smoker yet.For under $80 I couldn’t have asked for a better and more spacious grill!
Amazon Customer –
This combination grill/smoker is a perfect size for our family of 3 with some guests. It easily accommodated a good-sized pork shoulder and a whole chicken for smoking and could grill 10-12 burgers at a time. It was quite easy to put together, though it did take a little while. We are quite pleased. This was a good grill/smoker at a good price.
Tom Warner –
Great little grill. Followed instructions on “seasoning” the grill. Have had no rust issues. I applied some food grade hi-temp silicon sealant along all the seams, and used the nomex replacement gasketing material. Smokes like a champ! No leaks, and it was fun to put together.
Amazon Customer –
I love it! I have not been able to cook out for a long time because of physical issues that have been resolved and I needed a new grill. I have always wanted one like this and I am so excited! Grilling is so enjoyable again and I have used it 4 times already!
Carol Lizauskas-Fish –
Great description. Got exactly what i wanted
This pit works great. I put some mesquite in the fire box and noticed the paint bubbling up from the heat, but it did not peel off. Smoked some ribs to perfection.
Well worth the money. I love this little smoker. I was worried and hesitant after seeing some reviews. I was mislead. This grill is perfect. I highly recommend
Easy to assemble. Easy to use. Thermometer easy to read. Easy to season. Definitely recommend seasoning. When I seasoned it, it gave off a strong chemical smell that I wouldn’t want in my food the first time I used it. Smoked a roast after I seasoned it, and the smell/taste were gone and not in the food.
Evan PetersonEvan Peterson –
The assembly was easy. The written review on cleaning this was very helpful. For the price and quality this is top notch in my books. The grill itself seals very well.
I’ve always like Char-broil products and never had and problems. This little smoker arrived quickly and was easy to put together.The material is not super heavy duty, but it does the job. The hinges on the lid are light weight and not really designed to take a lot of abuse, but you shouldn’t be opening the smoker often. Regardless of what most say, it is well built for the price.The big sticker that is on the front is absolutely no issue. rather than trying to peel it off cold, light a fire and get it up to about 200F, then sticker will peal right off.The smoker does not leak as bad as some claim. Mine drew from the air inlet all the way to the stove pipe with no measurable leaks through the entire smoker.Once it’s seasoned it will tighten up. I will say that the welds are pretty lame, but should hold for the “life” of this unit. If I store it indoors and get 3 to 5 years out of it, I’ll be happy. I give it 5 stars based mostly on the value and my personal experience that it does work well.
Marlene K –
My son in law loves it and uses it all the time
EBONY HENDRICKSEBONY HENDRICKS –
I’m still trying to figure out how to keep the heat and smoke consistently burning. I am a rookie but love experimenting and trying new things..ultimately I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday buuttt, I just say that so I can play with it more lol But the assembly was easy enough minus my patience. I love this thing though. So far I’ve smoker 2 whole salmon filets and they were amazing.
Jackie Gooch –
Considering the price I was really surprised at the quality of this. It is a lot more solid than I was expecting. I tried it without food first just to practice. Temp was very easy to control and the cooking part can get hot enough for grilling if you want it to.Tested the thermometer in boiling water and it seemed to be accurate. Highly recommend this for entry level smoking or if you do not need a large smoker which is my case.
Jethro knox –
Nice little smoker, worked just fine.. but do suggest a lawn chair becuase its a bit tough to keep proper temp
David Stedman –
Works well.First smoker and I have enjoyed cooking with this grill/smoker.Just like any grill you will have to learn how to control airflow and temp.This one requires that you do a clean out after every use. If not there just isn’t enough airflow to get a good temp. Not a big issue. Get a burn bucket and a scoop and you are set. A burn bucket is a metal bucket you can put hot coals in to and have zero worries that you are going to set the bucket on fire. DO NOT USE PLASTIC.Experiment. Have fun.There are so many different types of smoker pellets to choose from, endless flavor combos.
Jerry Dunning –
Nice and small for a small family or a couple and great for being a starter
Eugene Douglas –
The temperature control lacked the ability to really control heat, add more vents is the salutation , simple fix!Grab your drill and add 6. 1″ vents3 on top 3 on bottomIf you want get fancy drill a center 1/4 ” hole in the center and ask at any home center for replacement vent coversWamo, Bamo, easy peasey, bbq squeezy!!
Lynn Ratliff –
Works just as it should. Great purchase without breaking your wallet…
Andrea Graham –
This is smaller then I imagined but thats what it was my imagination. It is great size for my mother in law tho. My mother in law and I put this Together. It was somewhat easy to do and you do want two people to do it. So after we put it together we tried it out. Now we are addicted to grillin. I love it and it really is great size for a smaller family.
Tacy Garrels –
Was easy to assemble and reasonably priced. If you need to move it around it does have wheels which makes it easier. It is very light weight. Grill and Smoker in one which is really nice to have. Easy to tear down and clean when needed.
Katie H –
I bought this as a gift for my husband, we think it’s a good deal for the price and he gives it 2 thumbs up. We have used it multiple times already, he loves it!
Maurren Llanos –
Cooks eveything just perfect!
Amazon Customer –
Good enough for a entry level smoker, enough grill area for 2 big racks of ribs. I used rolled up foil between the matting surfaces to seal in the smoke and heat. And it’s small enough that it don’t take up a lot of space in the back yard.
It is just the right size for my little family. It works well and cooks thoroughly.
Temple Coffindaffer Sr. –
Not great but it does the job. I have one of these. I can do a whole brisket no problem. Two racks of ribs need to be stood up on their edges to have room. After the first use the paint will peel off the fire box, who cares your not eating the paint! Build another fire and smoke some more yummy goodness 🙂
This little grill is a swiss army knife! You can smoke while you grill, grill while you smoke, or just use all sections as grills and get a little more cooking space than a Weber! Easy enough to assemble, and for some reason mine came with a replacement thermometer too (I don’t think that’s a standard feature)!
You get what you pay for. For $90 this is a good smoker. Add maybe $25 worth of modifications and you’d have yourself a beast. Thermometer sucks, gonna add a new one. Add on some high temperature silicone to the seams and temperature control should be a top notch.Smoked chicken wings last night. Fit 40 on the cooking surface no problem. Two racks of ribs or maybe even three whole chickens would be a breeze. Like I said, temp control was a little rough but all in all good grill for the price.
reshonda jenkins –
Cool little grill. Can’t complain. Nice value.
Janice McClure –
Nice smoker/grill for the price. Nice for small group. 3 hours to assemble it. Have only used the charcoal portion for doing spare ribs which turned out great.
My husband likes this for a small smoker. Value was great and good quality.
P. Zeller –
This is really a great value. I use it as a charcoal grill mostly, but obviously it can be used as a smoker as well. My biggest bits of advice for making it last:-Put a cover on it. This isn’t particularly well made, and a bit of rain will accelerate its wear process.-Season it with oil regularly. This will help the metal parts resist corrosion.
dee Kelly –
Great grill. It’s smaller but still functional. I can cook 4 homemade and 6 bone-in thighs on the racks and a whole chicken ( cut in half)in the smoker part. Good eats. Hope this helps.
Not the best grill/smoker that I’ve ever owned -but five stars for getting what I paid for. Was missing a part which was quickly delivered by manufacuter – easy assembly – works great. Not dissapointed – exactly as advertised.
perfect size for cooking a brisket,easy to put together and well built should last me lots of years.
Bobby & Yvonne –
My husband is a chef, and he absolutely loves this barbeque/smoker. He said that the smoker box is large enough to actually use pieces of wood instead of having to buy chips for it. Since we have some hickory branches, he has been using those when he smokes meats.The BBQ is large enough to smoke a small turkey, or a ham, pork butt, or a nice bunch of ribs. The heat can be regulated in the smoking box so that you can cook at about any temperature that you want.We got this smoker from Amazon and paid about half the price it was selling for in the stores; so we are also happy with the price savings.Edit to add: We have had this BBQ smoker for over two years now, still using it all summer, and it is still working fine. This thing does such a wonderful job of smoking , and yet is also perfect when we just want a quick BBQ grill.
A. Murray –
I love it!! I had fast shipping! It was easy to put together, I put it together myself in about an hour or so. I’s the perfect size for us! It’s just me and my boyfriend and he cooks on it all the time! We try to have as many meals on the grill as we can!
Richard L –
so easy to put together. only needed a screwdriver and followed in the correct order and simple. cooked turkey breast and pork butt and they were great smoke flavor. perfect size and price to learn on.
The DougieThe Dougie –
So good it makes you wanna slap yo momma. If you know what your doing its pretty badass
First smoker I’ve owned, and it took a little bit of learning how to smoke and messing with the flue and damper to know just where to keep the temp (getting a digital thermometer is also important here).They shouldn’t bother with the flimsy temp gauge on the barrel, it’s a joke, and doesn’t work well. But for the smoker itself? Love the thing. First one I’ve owned, used it 8-10 times this summer, and all delicious.
Best little smoker I have ever used. I have used several smaller and non-commercial smokers and this one is great for it’s size. If you don’t need a big smoker I highly recommend this one
Ms. Faith –
I bought for my mother who needed an extra one and it’s still works excellent , heavy and sturdy.
gloria elvine –
awesome bbq like pros
Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer –
Was not hard to put together. I love it
A great value , Amazon has the best price and this is a Sturdy grill . I was Shocked at the quality . Im happy with my Purchase . Took two grown men 1/2 hour to put together .
A great starter smoker for the money. I had used a Weber previously for indirect cooking/smoking but this has been an excellent addition for being a first-timer learning smoking techniques. Smoke is drawn very well over meat/poultry/fish. Fire box is adequate for smoking about 2hrs before needing replenishing. The smoker is also light and easy to store and maneuver.
big bri –
i got this in 2011 and leaving it outside all year and using it 30x plus a year , the fire box is starting to wear real thin, but for a 100 bucks i can just replace the entire thing … (although i feel bad about the waste)
Melissa McVicar –
Awesome grill for an awesome price, and the cover made for it fits perfect, have had it all summer and is still outside and I live in New York and no rust, will be putting it away though, even the smoker aspect of it works great, food tastes awesome and heats up pretty evenly and quickly but then again it also depends on your charcoal, but it traps it just right! Perfect med steaks with red in the middle everytime on it!
Ronald Willis –
Easy to assemble and easy to use. The grill and smoker combine to give you 2 clear ways to use the product. This thing should last for years if you properly protect the bottom.
Latifah Davis –
Very easy to assemble and the temperature control is great love the way it cook
I have been buying Char-Broil grills since 2005. They are all I have owned since then, but this was the last straw. I am no barbecue expert, but I have done competitions, sponsored events and sporting events. I would say I am fairly decent at what I can do on a barbecue. With that said ignore the comments that say these rust and the paint peels. people need to learn to properly care for a barbecue. The thermometer comments are a joke too. The thermometer is for gauging temp. Do not take it as gospel. Learn to read the coals an use a meat thermometer. Your hand also does wonders for gauging temp. This thing is flimsy as they come. now Char-Broil has always used flimsy sheet metal and that doesn’t make a product bad, but the reinforcement points suck or are none existent. If you open the lid this thing kinks all over. If you move it by the handle you fear it falling apart. Just very poorly made. The next are the seals. The hinges are junk and bend. The right side of my lid when closed sits flush, but the left side has a fairly big gap. The smoke stack has a major gap and is kinked due to the fact it is only held by 2 screws diagonal of each other. All of these gaps will effect the inside temp. This is also the second one I received as the first one came with broken welds on the main barrel. Now if anyone says I just don’t know how to build anything I am a 16 year aircraft sheet metal mechanic writing a review on my wifes account. My last gripe is that all Char-Broil grilles used to come with cast iron grates. Everything is porcelain now. This was the first thing I noticed when I bought my 3rd grille. I am just very disappointed with Char-Broil. They were a great company about a decade ago and did make a great entry level product at a very reasonable price. I believe the owners have watched one to many episodes of shark tank and following that business plan have ruined this companies quality for mass production and profit only. This barbecue is good enough to get me though this summer season and I will use an inferior product to great effect, but this will be my last year with Char-Broil. About 13 years of customer loyalty has died. I will be switching to Oklahoma Joes.
Honestly wasn’t expecting much, I just needed a BBQ. It is difficult to control the temperature due to heat loss through some areas that don’t close completely. other than that, it’s great for our family. I have used it several times and with a little extra attention the food came out great.
I bought this for my husband for a Christmas gift. i was a little Iffy because i paid $71.00 for it. It is well worth the price. He lobes it so much and it is great quality. I reccommend this product to anyone who is interested in smoking.
This is not a top of the line smoker. That said, for the price it is fantastic. I love this little thing. You will probably need to put a baffle or something between the fire box and the grate area to deflect direct heat from the fire. See “how to” videos online. Take the time and care to season it properly — don’t build a bonfire it.
R C Gilbert –
Nice grill, not too big, not too small. Idea for a family of 3-4. The smoker is definitely a plus. I had at one time placed a grate on top of the smoker and used that part as a boiler for side dishes. You can sort of do your own thing with this work of art… you decide which is best for you, but get this product.
Sherrell Echols –
This is a great grill for a small space
William Booth –
Nice deal overall
I loved this grill/smoker. It was very light weight. Once you get the right temp going it worked perfectly. I grilled on it more than smoked.
Stephen S. Gerard –
Not easy to assemble. But once assembled, it does the job well for the price, and is easy to use.
Are you the kind of person that prefers their new plates and cutlery untouched by the dishwasher yet touched by shoppers before you? Is the thought of buying a used piece of furniture and not cleaning it before using it perfectly acceptable? Then read no further. For everyone else, follow the next steps to avoid that chemical taste and paint peel.1. Assemble your grill.2. Using a hose, dish soap, and a cloth, wash the grill. Especially the inside and grates.3. Dry.4. Coat the interior surfaces with a moderate amount of cooking oil. (Spray on works fine.)5. Fire up a big old pile of charcoal in the grill.6. Open the baffles (vents) and let that sucker run till it dies.7. Scoop out the ash and cold coals.8. Use grill to cook things.It’s just that simple!
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I’ve never used a grill before so I’d definitely say this is a GREAT beginners grill/smoker. I put it together myself in about an hour, i also ran up to ace hardware grabbed some high heat silicone and sealed the smoker a littler better(i saw someone on yt do this figured I’d try it out) it works great! I’ve smoked a brisket at perfect temperature the whole way through I’ve grilled steaks chicken burgers all have come out so much better tasting then a cast iron on the oven! i really like that i can play around with the smoker also my first 2 meats i tried smoking was a total fail but it’s all trail and error! Can’t wait to try and smoke some new things on here.
I love this little itty bitty baby bar-b-que with smoking box! Do not be mistaken, it is small. What do you expect for $60 some odd dollars? It went together much easier than one I paid a lot more for a few years ago. I will probably be able to smoke a whole brisket, a few racks of ribs or a couple of chickens. Controlling the temperature will be a bit tricky with its size. We have used it twice in so many days and are very happy!
Dora A. –
It gets the job done I really love it! Its just the right size for a family of 3 but we can even use it when we have company over. Might need to retouch the paint after a while if you wish but if you don’t it won’t look bad it just gives it character.
dr arnett –
VERY NICE SMOKER/ COOKER FOR $62 BUCKS LEAKES SMOKE ALL OVER THE PLACE BUT A REALLY CHEAP, GOOD WAY TO MAKE HOME CURED/SMOKED BACON & HAM & SALMON & PORK LOIN [ CANADAIN BACON. ] WAAAAAY CHEAPER THAN BUILDING A SMOKEHOUSE USED X-MAS WEEK REAL NICE SMOKED GOOSE. BETTER THAN U COULD GET IN STORE.
I love this grill! All the negative reviews are complaints that its not large enough. I can easily cook 8+ burger patties on this at a time, or 2 racks of ribs, multiple steaks, whatever we need for 1-6 people. This thing is darn near a miniature version of what youll find in stores, stand about belly button height (im 5’10”) but its perfect for me.The paint did bubble off on the bottom side, but no one sees it except for me, because I bend over to clean up drippings, so I’m not concerned with it. It smokes excellent, and the flavor of the meat is always amazing.
Lerita BradyLerita Brady –
Fast shipping, easy to assemble and looks great. A tab smaller than most grills but perfect for my small family.
Della Johnson –
My fiancé loves his smoker!
Steve Kamerick –
The Char-Broil smoker/grille is perfect for my family. We do have another gas grill so it is also used when we have extra company. The grill is made of powder coated metal, plenty heavy gauge. Easy to assemble, and easy to manuver around once the grill is all together. I had a problem with the temp gauge, but they sent a replacement right away at no charge. Great customer service.
Didn’t like that it had so many parts but it was easy to put together
Careful consumer –
The metal a little thin but that was expected for the price, otherwise works perfect, as to lasting we’ll see.
People that gave bad reviews do not have clue how to smoke meat! This thing gets the job done if your not an idiot!!
Hon Lee –
this unit is just the right size for a couple of people. i’m smoking a 16 inch beef rib chunk and a 5 pound prime rib roast right now and it fits like a glove. the offset chamber is just the right size for the chamber and the whole assembly can be placed in a closet sized cubby hole easily out of the way. above all, all the parts are easily accessed and with one filling from a Weber 7416 chimney starter, i’ve managed a 2 – 1/2 hour fire at 250 degrees…so easy stoking and easy temperature maintenance makes for fun on the cheap. the Amazon price is less than a good hibachi to boot, with far greater versatility.
Mrs Robinson –
Only wish it were a bigger size, but got the job done for the 4th of July!
lashelle turner –
This is one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon, I was absolutely satisfied when the product came, I was expecting a cheaply made, very small grill for the price, but it was the complete opposite. The setup was quick and easy, I love the smoker on the side and it is big enough to grill a whole slab of ribs at one time without having to cut it or fight to fit it all on the grill.
Amazon Customer –
Great starter smoker, some discororation to the smoke box but still a great smoker. Not much room but i would reccomend the deluxe which i will be upgrading to soon.
Amazon Customer –
The best little smoker in history. I have pulled off a entite slab. It’s a beast. Not too small either.
Krystal B –
Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. If and only if you plan on assembling correctly, and I mean, using high heat silicone on EVERY connecting part, and using a bbq gasket on ALL opening doors you have a heck of a smoker at almost no cost. If you don’t take the time and small Investment in doing it right, don’t waste your money.Perfect, of course not but I’ve done ribs, roasts, chicken, You name it, from 215 degrees all the way to a stable 350 degrees. If you know how to manage a fire this is a killer little grill for the price. The temp spikes fast and cools down faster, so don’t expect a set it and forget it grill, but a great way to learn fire management and how to smoke on a offset without investing to much.
Helene Simpson –
Purchased for my husband as a gift. This is not a large grill, however it was priced right. It is the right size for our family grilling. Easy to move and store when not in use.
Anthony c. Thornton –
The only one thing is that smoke escapes around lid.
I love this grill!!! I have cooked on this grill the entire summer without any complaints. I just wish I would have got the bigger one because I entertained family often this spring and summer. It’s perfect when I’m only grilling for the kids and I, but if you entertain when you barbecue get the larger size.
Mark and Kathy –
We bought 2 to give as gifts for our sons at Christmas This is an awesome smoker comes in a very compact box but don’t let it fool you very easy to put together and smoker box holds a lot…sells at Home Depot for over $200 bucks
Kailyn Underwood –
We purchased used and are very happy! We love it and use it all the time. The box did come with some kind of weird wet film on it and it was on some of the pieces but we just wiped it off.
Milagros Monique Ortiz –
Ok not bad for the price but it’s small I give u that it did how ever took the paint off on the bottom which that’s ok I just hope it don’t get too hot and burn metal overall good for the price which btw should it cheaper
It is easy to use and assemble…smaller than I thought but still can hold alot of food. Great for the price
Douglas L. Hudson –
If you’ve never used a smoker or don’t know how to use it you know it’s learn by trial-and-error. I had advice from a friend who’s used one for years this one works fine it’s a budget smoker you get what you pay for but it works great
Ashlie Maddox –
My fiancé really like it! We have used it A LOT! He put it together in our kitchen (which is small) without difficulty! We have really enjoyed this purchase!
Russell L. Day –
Great smoker/grill. The smoker was boxed perfect and well protected. All the parts were in perfect condition. Assembly was fast and easy. Great looking smoker, and I’m very satisfied. I would recommend to a friend!
Reaper OSG –
Kimi Koo –
I thought this was a great buy! I had a bbq at the park, and it served me well. It’s not the biggest grill, but it’s great for a small bbq, especially for the price!
Suzy Welch –
season w crisco before using to prevent rusting and remove ashes tyo help not rusting
Johnny Rivera Vargas –
Great product and great service
CHARLES WASHINGTON –
Best 75 bucks i ever spent. Had a much larger pit i stopped using 13 years ago because too much work. Ive done 4 slabs a few times. Sometimes finish in oven about 45 mins(325) with a couple teaspoons of water to steam and moisten depending on temp maintained. Pour off renderings and water. Sauce and about 20 more minutes in oven . Yummy yum yum. Also switched to electric starter in the firebox vs messy dangerous chimneys.LOVE IT. would buy again over and over.
I got this for my son for Christmas & he loves it.
cherie the gadget queen –
Best Grill I’ve ever had. Took me about 1 1/2 hours to put it together (alone) but directions easy. Seasoned it after looking at video’s on line, have cooked out on it and food tasted great, with a rich smoky flavor. Absolutely love this grill.
A very great grill.
This is the perfect smoker for your porch or yard, it has a firebox but you can also put charcoal in the main smoker part either for extra heat or just to cook burgers and hotdogs, I used this smoker to smoke a ham for Easter and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend this smoker grill combo.
Great starter grill with some mods. Added some Sil-Bond RTV 6500 high temperature Silicon to seal up the smoke chamber and addedDozyAnt 2″ 550F(2 pack) BBQ Barbecue Temp Gauges. Since it is so small, the temperature can fluctuate so need to keep an eye throughout the cook. But overall great value for the price. Once you find out you like BBQ, you may upgrade over time.
Steven velez –
Esta muy Buena nos sirvio mucho facil de llevar donde sea y facil de limpiar
This item is great my sons put it together and they thought it was difficult bit over all when we used it the food was outstanding
perfect size smoker for two. Once I assembled it, took about 45 minutes. She fired it up. we have smoked pork and beef and salmon on it so far. It works very will.
The Smoker was shipped and delivered very quickly! Normally the free shipping takes longer but I received it two days after ordering. The Smoker was exactly what I was looking for. It’s not Huge but a perfect size for our Family. I assembled it easily and smoked a rack of ribs on it the first day! I am very Happy with it!
Very easy to assemble bigger than expected
Rosetta Pettus –
Price was right , but it’s worth paying for the deluxe. But it’s nice for a small porch or apartment.
This is something I expect to only last a few years at most with light use. With that being said its nice to have a grill that you assemble in under an hour that is easy to move around. My seals are not super tight tight and you can lose heat fast but what do you expect for a product like this. Overall I think this is a great product just don’t expect to hand it down to your kids.
Gregory W.Gregory W. –
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John McEntee –
I received my smoker yesterday and couldn’t wait to put it together. I took some time, but I had no issues putting it together according to the instructions. I had no gaps whatsoever in between the top lid and bottom chamber, I just made sure when I tightened the hinge brackets I aligned them as close to the edges of the top lid and bottom chamber as possible. It seems pretty solid, not flimsy at all. It’s a perfect size for a family of 4 or less, unless you have NFL linebackers for kids. I fired it up last night after I got it all put together and smoked a chicken that I split into halves. For my first time ever using a charcoal / wood side chamber smoker, the chicken came out perfect and delicious! I also ordered the Weber “Rapidfire*” charcoal chimney starter to pre-light the coals. I bought B & B Texas style oak charcoal briquettes and Western brand Mesquite hardwood chunks at my local Academy sporting goods store for the cooking process . Everything worked like a charm! I even fell asleep on the couch and woke up to find that the coals and wood had all burned down to ash and the smoker was just barely warm, but the chicken still came out wonderful and yummy! I have nothing negative to say about this smoker, it worked great and no other product can compare to the quality of this smoker for the price of only $69 dollars and some change. Maybe an EL CHEAPO product that will rust out and fall apart in less than six months.
Vincent burton –
So far I’ve smoked chicken, spareribs, pork butt, hamburgers, and cheddar cheese. Everything has come out delicious. Not just my opinion other people habe tried my food. Takes a little time to learn temp control. But still learning. I use hickory pellets in a pellet tube for my smoke.
Love this grill such a good value for the price. I use it all the time
I bought this one to replace my old one and am happy to say it’s just as satisfying, the old one lasted me for about 5 years and I wanted to replace it because it started to warp a little and not hold heat as well.
Jonathan Collins –
Absolutely Love this grill! Great smoker and it was very easy to put together. If you want a great smoker grill without the high price, this is the one I would highly recommend.
A fellow journeyman –
Grilling made easy
Love this smoker. I needed a smoker for my brother’s wedding. I was tasked with smoking 4 boston butts around 9 lbs each. It held 2 just perfect. Would definitely recommend for a first time user.
Tina Miller –
My son can smoke some great butts now and as the normal cook feel it was a great gift / investment!
Mike Smith –
It’s not too big and right size for serving up to around 10 -12 people as a BBQ grill. I haven’t used it as a smoker yet.
I got this package today, Fathers Day Sunday and my husband couldn’t be happier. It’s a GREAT beginner smoker and a decent size for a family of four. We are very happy with the purchase.
Amanda Techow –
This grill was pretty easy to put together and it works very well! We’re gonna do so much grilling on this grill! I’d have to say my only complaint about it is that there’s no way to get the burnt coals out, you’ll have to scoop them or something. But other than that, perfect!
william hessenauer –
this is an amazing value.well built,easy to assemble,heavy gauge steel.It’s perfect for up to 6 people,depending on what your cooking or smoking.For the money,I would recommend it to anyone.
Tiffany Thompson –
Where do I start…..Open the box to parts wrapped in brown paper with tons of grease as if the product was used and returned back couldn’t return back because I was the day of cookout. Took me about an hour to assemble notices a couple of dents and scratches. I was very upset called into Amazon and was giving a partial refund. Overall the grill was prefect for my 3 family household
The Bean –
Gift for my husband. We had not had a grill in years but after watching a number of BBQ shows, he was starting to look at smokers. I found this one and we decided to ‘start small’ to see if he really wanted to smoke and grill more than once a year! There’s a brisket out there as we speak! Bought a reversible cast iron griddle on Amazon that fits perfectly for cooking filet mignon or any steak. Great little ‘starter smoker’ and we really are enjoying it a lot.
I was able to put it together myself in an hour and a half, and used it immediately. Super value!!
C. Schuller –
We smoke once a week. Love it!
Kenny Brooks –
Small but MIGHTY! Guaranteed to grill smoke and cook to perfection each and overtime. You get both a smoke box and a grill area for direct and indirect heat. An awesome grill / smoker for small spaces.
Jelyn F. –
EASY TO INSTALL
Tanya Lopez –
It’s a lot smaller than the grill we were trying to replace. The smoker attachment is great and keeps the heat up/maintained. Great for a small family or an additional grill for a cook out!!
I love this grill so much
Robert Aho –
Like other reviewers have noted, this is not a top of the line grill. However, you will not find anything better for the price!In order to maintain adequate heat, I purchased some thin ceramic grill plates (with holes drilled in them for ventilation) and placed them on top of the steel grate in the firebox. Then, I add a small amount of wood lump charcoal and heap wood pellets on top of that. I use a propane torch to get the fire started, and then it’s grilling time! Wood pellets are the least expensive and best way that I have found to keep the temperature up and create the smoky flavor I want.
Austin Brusen –
It was PERFECT if I had read the specs prior…lol. My fault. Gave it to my neighbor because it was smaller than I thought.
Shakainda Walker –
Since getting it, I spend more time on it than I do in the kitchen. It’s great for when I have family and friends over.
Nice grill, we wanted to retire our old grill because our family grew from 2 to 4, so we decided to give this grill a shot.Assembling was not very simple. It took my husband about 2 hours to set up. When we finally used it we were very impressed the meat was tender, juicy and had a great smoked taste! We totally love it, and what we love more is how much money we were able to save! After the purchase we saw the same grill at a higher price at 3 different department stores. I absolutely love Amazon it gives me the best deals from the comfort of my home! (saving me time, standing in lines and gas!).
Tam S. –
Arrived on time with all pieces. This smoker is worth the money. It was easy to assemble and it very easy to control the temperature.
O. D. Book Reviews –
This was a selfish gift for the honey, and now he grills for me all the time. We love it. It’s just big enough to make food for up to 5 people. The prefect size to make ourselves food and leftovers. He loves that it has the attached smoker unlike our last grill. If we wanted to grill for a big party we would need a bigger one but this is perfect for family use and even when having a few friends over. Annoyingly this went down $30 since I bought it haha.
Great starter smoker. The only issue is it doesn’t come with a drip can (hook is supplied). Great price to get started smoking.
lady adrielady adrie –
My 11 y. I and I put it together in under a hour
Rodney Givens –
Bought this last minute to cook food for 10 people at my house. Made nearly 10 pounds of food on it. Much better than the small circle pits I was buying. Setup was pretty easy. Instructions were easy to follow. Helps having a second set of hands for certain parts though.
R. Corbett –
I don’t use this as a smoker grill just steaks and bratwurst so far the grill uses much less charcoal than my old aussie grill. I get enough cooking area using just the left side is enough for two adults and one child. I think I could entertain 4 additional guests by using both grill surfaces, Easier to control air flow and heat which has improved result over past grills.
Logan Carr –
Works great. We’ve cooked lots of good food on it.
Tracy Evans –
Most of the bolts and nuts were rattling around loose in the package. The only thing pre-assembled was the lid to the fire box. Really hard to put together for a disabled 62 year old but, after a couple hours in 92degree weather, I got it done
Easy to assemble, all components fit together perfectly! Have used twice a and both times the food came out fantastic. I researched smokers and was advised to stay away from this design, that the quality/design would allow too much smoke to exit through the seams to allow for proper cooking. Those websites are just blowing smoke. This inexpensive unit does a fine job, easy to maintain a constant temp level. I would recommend to all.
samuel johnson –
Great little grill for the moment. Smoked ribs for 7 hours on the first cook. This is my second time purchasing this same model (previous one rusted out after many years of service). I was pleasantly surprised to find they’ve made some improvements over my old grill.
We’ve grilled steaks, burgers, and hot dogs on ours so far (different occasions) and it’s a great grill! It was easy to assemble, it hold the heat well and there is plenty of room for charcoal or if you want to actually use it as a smoker. My husbnad loves it!
Jeremiah R. –
For the price, you cannot beat the value. Not perfect. Had to modify the cover a little bit so that it would seal better and keep in the heat but overall it is a great little smoker. Definitely perfect for a beginner who is just looking to get into smoking different foods.
Reese Hill –
Nice smoker, but smaller than I expected. Will still do the trick.
Amazon Customer –
Ok just got the grill.hubby had it up and running in 45 minutes.i put 20 brickettes in the lil smoker box.5 in the grill.lit it and put on a split chicken .dampers half open.put some pecan wood chips in it.layed the chicken off to the side closed it.about 2 hour s had the best chicken u can eat.word to help.my hubby had problems with the main lid closing.had a gap. Eazy fix.he loosened the hinges a lil it closes tight now. Happy cooking.
Shyann SmithShyann Smith –
I have a small San Francisco back yard. It fits nicely and is perfect for us. Cooks food well. We are not pit masters FYI. But one thing is the cover that it comes with when you buy the bundle is sooooo big. We wrap a bungee around the “waist” of it and it looks much more secure.
Amazon Customer –
Was a gift
jay murrell –
Assembly required pretty easy.Its a little on the small side but works like a charm.its got a nice little fire box and wow! It smokes like a train.
Teliah Varner –
It smokes my meat swell it’s easy going and you can add a nice amount of meat to it
Smokin Joe –
I’ve bought this smoker as a project simply because it’s a value at $62.00I want to convert it to a electric firebox and use chips. The Smoker is a perfect size to do a brisket, chicken and some sausage. I tried using a Brinkmann Electric Element and the smoker stays hot at just over 300 degrees. I’ll need to do bend the element to get a good fit, but it’s going to work!The next size up Char Broil Smoker would be perfect, but from a cost standpoint, this size make it all less than $100.00
Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Grill
Awesome BBQ pit for the price with a smoker. Wife and kids assembled it.
Ga bill –
Bought to see if I wanted to buy a large offset smoker it has cooked some very good meats wood flavor is the best
Alyssa R. –
Seriously awesome! Can’t believe how great this turned out! I was nervous to order a grill off of here but happy I did! My husband loves it and I bought him the smaller size and it’s the perfect size. Very happy buyer. 🙂 the only negative I can add was the setup of this did take some time!
Sean R.Sean R. –
You get what you pay for. This was my first smoker and my meat came out amazing. As long as you do a little research yours will to. My paint did not peel. Cleaned and lined the inside with Pam. Put down foil. The top leaks a little but I just ordered a seal to fix that. Held temperature nice regardless. Very happy with this smoker. Will be smoking again tomorrow on this baby.
Amazon Customer –
I bought this for my husband for Christmas. It was finally warm enough to put it to good use! It took about an hour to put together. It is very sturdy. We cooked a couple of whole chickens and it was to die for! We’ll definitely be using this instead of our grill when we have the chance.
Wow. Can’t beat this for the price. A little small for grilling for large gatherings but works great for smoking and grilling for up to four people.
This is a great smoker for beginners like me who have no idea what they’re doing! Low price, easy to assemble and great instructions included on how to season it. The first night I smoked a chicken which tasted delicious! I just need to learn how to keep the heat constant which is half the battle 🙂
Arrived on time. Was easy to assemble by myself. Easy instructions. Haven’t used yet.
I’m enjoying my grill/smoker. Haven’t smoked anything just yet but my grill side is doing the job
Amazon Customer –
Love this BBQ grill. Great price and quick delivery. Just in time for outdoor life after a long winter! Our last grill of the same brand lasted 10 years. Food turned out perfectly and no fuss or issues. Highly recommend.
Very good for learning how to smoke. Sure, smoke leaks out of places, and the heat can very a lot with the wind, but that’s part of the learning process.
Chuck Henry –
Finally got it set up and smokin’… to cure it before I cook. Today I’ve got lots of things to put on it to grill and smoke and can hardly wait to start! It’s pretty heavy duty and not real big, but perfect for my husband and me and a few guests.
John Gabbard –
I read several reviews before purchasing this smoker and used them (both good and bad) to help make my decision.First off, delivery rocked. It arrived a day early and was in great shape.Assembly: I’m always leery when comes to things that I have to assemble. It’s not that I’m not capable of putting things together, it’s generally that the instructions are so bad that I end up pulling my hair out. Not in this case though. The instructions were easy to read and the parts were all packaged and labeled very nicely. The unit is fairly heavy, and while one person could do this, two people makes it a bit easier. All in all, it took about 30 minutes to assemble.Quality: Is this grill high end top quality? No,but considering it only cost me $69 dollars, it’s quality is definitely on par with what I paid and it’s pretty solid for being a low end smoker/grill.Performance: I’ve only cooked two things in it so far. A couple of rib eye steaks and some salmon. Both turned out awesome. Being a charcoal grill, getting the temperature and smoke levels where I want them will take some experimentation, but for my first few efforts I didn’t do half bad. It’s not near the nightmare that others make it out to be.Bottom Line: If you’re looking for something high end, spend some money and get something different. If you’re looking for a decent smoker/grill, the price/quality/value ratio of this one is hard to beat.
Jeremy Chapman –
I went with this smoker due to the other good reviews it received, It was a snap to assemble, although you will need 2 people to make it easier towards the end of the assembly. It was incredibly easy to “season” it for smoking, you do need to watch how much wood you put in the box as it is a small unit and the temperature can spike really quick. But once you learn how to control that, as well as the intake of air/outlet of air, it does indeed make AMAZING FOOD!!! I have had mine for almost 2 weeks as of this review, and I have smoked ribs, pork shoulder, steaks, and roasts, to mouth watering succulent perfection!!! I am experienced at smoking, so if you are not, start out with cheaper cuts of meat at first until you get a “feel” for the smoker. But this is an EXCELLENT little smoker, and well worth the money!!!
So Happy with this smoker. it works great. easy to assemble and easy to use
I bought this in August. My first attempt at smoking. I bought the HI-temp caulk and the gasket material to help make it airtight. I bought Meatheads science of smoking to understand HOW to smoke meat. Bought good digital thermometers.I have since smoked many cuts of beef, chicken, turkey breast and salmon. With the proper tools and good instruction I have become pretty good at it quickly. I have the advantage of being retired so I can devote all day to my effort when I cook, important because great patience is required in the slow cooking process.The size is perfect for the two of us. It will handle a 4-6lb beef roast, four chicken breasts, or a large salmon fillet very nicely. I smoked turkey breast, I think a whole turkey would be difficult to do.All in all pretty happy with it. I live in Michigan and yesterday smoked three slabs of beef ribs (three bones each). I was just under the edge my carport (metal roof and framing) and the high temperature for the day was 34 degrees. I covered the smoker with a welding blanket and was able to keep a consistent temperature of 225 to 230 degrees for 7 hours on about 1/3 of a bag of charcoal. They tasted great!.
Came in very quickly & easy to put together. Took about an hour or so to get it completely together. Nice size for small family.
Neil H.Neil H. –
So I wasn’t so sure how his was going to work out after reading all of the reviews. However, I’ve decided that anyone writing a negative review really didn’t know what they were doing and didn’t properly care for the smoker as was instructed on the first page of the manual. It took me one short hour by myself to put together then I seasoned it by rubbing down with vegetable oil and lighting a hot fire inside for several hours. I simply couldn’t wait to get the smoker cooking, so when the seasoning process was completed, I cleaned out the ash and started the process over. I smoked my first brisket on it and it was absolute perfection! The smoker held the smoke well and had next to no leakage of heat or smoke. You simply cannot beat this entry-level smoker! I absolutely recommend this product without hesitation!
Dee Kay –
I assembled it myself with no one to help and it was a breeze. I bought this as a gift for my brother therefore I don’t know how it’ll work during grilling. I will ask him to let me know but if you’re worried about look, sturdy material, and size: look no more! It’s awesome! It’s bigger than I expected and it’s heavy, great material. Would totally recommend this grill. Now let’s see how well it works!
We purchased this item as an open box deal and were more than pleased! It’s description mentioned it having some small scratches and lucky us, they were on the bottom out of sight! We’ve used it every night this week, we’re so happy!
Eugenia Drye –
Hubby assembled it quickly. For an item that was used, it arrived on time and expertly packed. It must have been an open box item that was returned. Amazon deliverer took time to obscure it on our porch. So awesome of her to go the extra mile!It is great quality and size for the price. It is not the large size you see in stores but plenty large enough for chicken, turkey/veggie burgers and chicken hot dogs for a party of 20. Our daughter’s birthday party was a hit because of this little jewel.
Kari Marie –
Perrrrrfect starter grill!I purchased this last year for my boyfriends Christmas gift and bundled it with the wood and cover.The shipping center did bang up a corner but, since it did not seem to hurt the grill we did not complain – plus my boyfriend was so excited about it he did NOT want to part with it long enough to get a new one shipped!This baby has made a ton of yummy meats and grilled veggies! I would highly recommend for someone who is looking for a compact grill or a first time grill – or heck even the grill master in our family loves to use this for smoking and grilling meats when he comes to visit!
You get what you pay for. I was very disappointed with this product as it is a name brand. After the first use, the whole bottom started to get heat warped and bubbling up! Then it started flaking and now rusting! I called the manufacturer and I argued with them for the longest. It was under warranty and instead of sending me a whole new one, they sent me every single piece but the legs. So, I had to take it all apart to put it all back together. They sent me a bent piece so I had to call them again and wait for that. Then again after the first use! Same issue! They then did not want to help me. They told they will send me some heat spray and I would have to sand the whole entire product and spray it all down. Why would I need to do that when I had it less than 6 months!
Suzette B. –
This smoker was a very economical way to see if I had what it takes to be an outdoor cook.My family will not eat any other smoked meat. So yes. It works great. Easy to set up. Easy to use. And WOW the dishes are amazing.I use wood from my land and that’s it!
It’s working perfect, came quick !Don’t hesitate to order this piece!!
DJ amazing –
DAWN GREENFIELD –
This was a Christmas present for my son, I had this early. put this into my garage, when Christmas came around he could not think what was in the box. When he had opened the box, he was ever so excited.!! that very day his father and him had put the grill together and by the week-end he had used his new grill.!! It’s the best present my husband and i gave him.Now he smokes, and grills every week-end, oh yeah, no body can touch ” his grill.” !!! Thank-You so much for making my Christmas happier, by making my son’s Christmas a very special one.!!
thomas r delaney –
A nice small grill/smoker, I replaced my 12 yo vertical smoker with this and I am more than satisfied!
Tiffany evans –
Absolutely loved this. Came as described. Had this for years, held up in all elements. My fiance loved it. Not huge or bulky. Easily moved.
Angela Moore –
Perfect for my little family cookouts!
Abraham M. –
I purchased this grill, for my father, pre-christmas for $56 dollars (American). Prior to this grill we own those small round ones sold at every Albertons and Ralphs. This is a mid to high tier Grill. Fits roughly Six 8oz Steaks on main grill and about 4 Tortillas on the side smoker. Only downside is assembly, which took 20 mins and it smells like oil and metal at first.KEY NOTE: ALL GRILLS MUST BE RINSED DOWN WITH HOSE AND TURNED ABLAZE FOR AT LEAST 45 MINS PRIOR TO 1ST USE!!
I read a lot of reviews before buying this smoker. Never smoked any foods in my life so I was a bit concerned about my ability etc. I watched a number of Youtube videos and digested a lot of useful information. I seasoned the inside with cooking oil and did a trial run. Biggest problem is keeping the fire box hot and regulating temperature based on such a small firebox. I also realized that you can’t expect this thing to hold up under really high temperatures. I did not let it get above 300 degrees. Also added the temperature gage at the cooking surface. Big difference in temperature at the cooking serface, typically 50 degrees or more lower than at the top where the Char-Broil gage is located. I made my one rub and cooked a 6 lb pork shoulder (cut in half). I again had issues keeping the fire box going. Used charcole and smaller cut wood from my wood pile. After four hours, I started having more issues keeping the fire box warm enough to maintain 220 degrees in the cooker. So, I ended up finishing the Butt on my gas grill bringing the meat to 180 degrees F. I combined local honey, garlic, teriyaki and white wine into a spray bottle spraying the Butt every half hour or so. I have to say that I surprised myself. It was the best I have ever eaten. My family flipped out about it. The outer area had created a delicious crust with intense flavor and a jerky like consistency while the meat just under the outer crust was moist and delicious. We all ate too much and nearly got sick. I can’t wait to cook more and likely I will get a more serious offset cooker. I plan to bring this one to my river house and like the simple fact that this is fairly light and easy to take with you. Just requires a little more attention during the cooking process. I purchased Strike a Fire on Amazon which helps get the chacole going and I’m going to keep a side charcole fire going to add warm Coles into the fire box along with wood chips etc. Looking for to experiementing more with this thing. By the way, the spray that I made was really good. Make sure you add wine as otherwise it is too salty from the teriyaki. I poured the marinade I made into a storage device with the left over meat. Yum!
We Love this barbecue/smoker! It’s not the highest quality item, but it does exactly what it’s supposed to, and you just can’t beat the price!
Billie Menefee –
The temperature was not easy to control…it took two days to assemble ..just maybe we need a class to learn how to smoke …
C. Caswell –
This is great introductory smoker that works excellent. I have smoked a lot of ribs and loins with great success. I can leave this for hours and come back to perfectly smoked meats. This s not huge, but right size for family. Once you figure out the air flow settings which is about 1/4 and 1/4 travel you can regulate heat well.
JUST HAM –
This was a purchase for another griller at Christmas and I will say he uses it constantly. He likes the smoker and the grill, and I see hime replacing this with the same unit when it can no longer function.
Lindsay Brace –
I didn’t have any issues getting the grill together, no paint peeling or other issues other reviewers have reported but we haven’t had it very long. This grills and smokes fantastically. I’m a beginner smoker, even with some user error, I had a great smoked pork chop and corn. I also smoked a block of cream cheese no problem. Definitely worth the money.
This grill is awesome. Wife got it for me it’s a little smaller then I thought it would be but well worth the money. Very easy to assemble. My only complaint is the Charbroil logo is loose on the front. That won’t effrct the way it works so still a 5 star.
Barb Streck –
We have had this smoker for one week and love it…..my husband smoked baby backs a beef brisket and I grilled chicken….I love the size I was grilling for two and used royal oak wood briquettes i used one side of the grill and during the grilling I moved the chicken to the area that did not have briquettes so did indirect heat to slow the cooking progress down……my husband taught me that method . Our smoker is also chipping paint but we will paint it with a high heat paint the type you would use for wood stoves…..so all that to say for the price it’s our favorite grill…taking the other three to the dump
greg monson –
just a good cooker
Rob Kimball –
Terrific grill. Came in beat up and the lid would not shut all the way. Some pliers and time and it’s perfect now. The paint is perfect, I seen some others where it was peeling but mine after 6 cooks over 5 hours each cook looks like new
Havent used it yet but i purchased this grill for my husband for his birthday because he only likes to grill using wood. Weve managed to piece it together pretty easy and its definitely good quality for the price. A little smaller than i pictured it to be but i am stoked to try some smoked ribs tomorrow!
John Rivera –
The unit was fairly easy to put together. After it was put together the right side would not seal and tended to be up as if warped.
As a Southern guy living in the city I started a trend of smoking meat in our community. Needed a small smoker so I choose this one because of the price.What I got was a mess in a box, chamber was bent parts were not fully done to spec and welds we’re loose. I noticed all this after I built it which wasn’t to hard to do. Contacted Char-Broil and they agreed to exchange the messed up parts.. Unfortunately I did not receive said parts before the 4th which is why there are 2 stars instead of 3.Char doesn’t have a bad idea with this small Smoker unfortunately it shoddy Made in China feel craftsmanahip is evident. With work this can be a beast of a tiny smoker. After I modded what I had I no longer want the replacement parts. I sealed every crevice with High temp silicone, drilled extra holes in the bottom for a drainage pan.I also stripped and repainted with Hugh temp paint because during seasoning the paint bubbled and burned off. I added HVAC aluminum piping to the stack and made a heat spreader of metal so there would be no cold spots. Used high temp foil tape to keep the smoke in around the lid.
Dorothy Anaya –
Love its so easy to clean and the smoker really adds so much flavor the food.
The best grill! Good even heat!
Kindle Customer –
The price of this grill was the best one I found. This makes a great grill for smoking meats and fish and is small enough to fit on my narrow patio. I am very pleased with this purchase.
This is an excellent product that is bound to please! It arrived on time and as promised without any problems. Putting the item together was rather simple and stress-free! It took my nephew about an hour to put the item together–he did not have any problems. You guys are the best! I love shopping at Amazon.com and pretty much, I don’t shop too much more in the stores. This awesome bar-b-que is what I used to smoke meat on superbowl Sunday. It rocked! I love it and would recommend it to anyone. It’s the perfect size for what I need.
C. P. Schmutz –
I have had this grill for about a month & thoroughly enjoy it. The little smoker is great, the size is decent for grilling all day, and the thermometer is helpful, though it seems to be loose from the heat already. Either way, for a grill under a hundred dollars, this is great.I wish there was a handle on it since there are the wheels, but we just drag it by the smoker when it is cool.The side table is nice & convenient for cooking for two. Obviously a bigger staging area is required for bigger events.