Best Charcoal Grills of 2022
These highly rated barrel- and kettle-style charcoal grills cook evenly and give you plenty of control
Charcoal imparts a unique taste on food while also offering the utmost in control when you employ it in your charcoal grill.
With charcoal, the more you add, the hotter the fire. If you know what you’re doing, you can control the cooking surface to masterfully grill anything from a quickly seared steak to a slow-smoked pork shoulder. (If you’re really serious about grilling and smoking, you might consider trading up to a kamado-style grill, which combines charcoal with an airtight design to give you even more control.)
Today, charcoal grills are the second most popular type of grill (after gas grills), far outpacing the sales of pellet grills or kamado grills. Not sure where to start? Check our grill buying guide for a rundown of all your options.