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Old 08-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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I need a new charcoal grill

I'm looking for suggestions for a new charcoal grill. No gas, I already have a large 5 burner gas grill.
What I need is about 500 sq in of main grill space, cast iron grates, adjustable fire box (able to raise and lower charcoal), completely removable firebox and ash pan without having to remove cooking grates (for easy, fast clean-up), and well built.
I already have one brand/model in mind but it's kinda pricey.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Old 08-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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The Chargriller Pro has all those features.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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Any suggestions? Thanks!
Yes, I do...try googling 'ceramic grills'
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The Chargriller Pro has all those features.
Thanks, I looked at the CG Pro but you can only access the ash pan and coal grate from the top only after removing the cooking grates. I'm looking at something that I can completely pull out from the side.
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Yes, I do...try googling 'ceramic grills'
Thanks, I'll research them further.
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How will you use it...mostly? What do you want to cook? There are some very nice charcoal 'grills' on the market, that tend to be pricey...If all you want do do is grill burgers, chicken etc...they can be very expensive platforms for that purpose.
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Thanks, I looked at the CG Pro but you can only access the ash pan and coal grate from the top only after removing the cooking grates. I'm looking at something that I can completely pull out from the side.
Hmmm. I wonder how they would make a removeable ash pan that's adjustable at the same time.
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How will you use it...mostly? What do you want to cook? There are some very nice charcoal 'grills' on the market, that tend to be pricey...If all you want do do is grill burgers, chicken etc...they can be very expensive platforms for that purpose.
I'll be using it for chickens/burgers to steaks to racks of ribs. Smoking is not an important feature. Ease and range of fire box adjustment (being able to really sear meats) and quick clean-up are important features I'm looking for.
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Do you want to empty out ash during the cooking process?
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Hmmm. I wonder how they would make a removeable ash pan that's adjustable at the same time.
Hasty Bake Legacy 131 is one grill I'm looking at. The ash pan and fire box are completely removable independent of the raising/lowering mechanism.
But like I said, it's quite a pricey grill. But on the other hand, since I've been grilling more often lately (at least 3x weekly) and will most likely do so year round, investing in a grill such as this might be worth it.
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