Char-Griller Pro Deluxe 2828 grill

This Char-Griller Barrel has the following:

  • 525 sq. in. of cooking area,
  • 220 sq. in. of shelf space
  • Cast-iron grates,
  • Powder coated steel exterior.

About

The Char-Griller Pro Deluxe 2828 is part of the Grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Grill models like the Pro Deluxe 2828 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Convenience: For this measurement, we judged how easy it was to add coals, adjust the coal tray and vents, move the grill, and lid opening,

Cleaning: Cleaning refers to the ease of removing the ash from the grill.

Evenness performance: Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting with the charcoals evenly spread on the charcoal tray.

Features

Warming rack Warming rack Indicates whether the grill has an area to keep already cooked items warm.
Yes
Utensil hooks Utensil hooks Indicates whether the grill provides one ore more hooks to hang your grilling tools.
Yes
Condiment bin(s) Condiment bin(s) Indicates whether the grill has an area to store condiments.
Yes
Fold down shelf(s) Fold down shelf(s) Indicates whether the grill has one or more fold down shelves.
No
Lid temperature gauge Lid temperature gauge Indicates whether the grill or lid has a temperature gauge.
Yes
Additional features Additional features Additional features can be a cover, bottle opener, bottom shelf etc.
Condinment basket- 27"l x 3.5"w x 3.5"d, bottom shelf-27"w x 16.5"d

Specs

Exterior dimensions HxWxD Exterior dimensions HxWxD The exterior measurement of the grill with shelves.
50 x 42 x 26
Measured cooking grid area Measured cooking grid area The main cooking area of the grill rounded to the nearest 5 sq. in.
525
Shelf space Shelf space Shelf space rounded to the nearest 5 sq. in.
220
Exterior grill material Exterior grill material The manufacturer's claim for the exterior grill material.
Powder coated steel
Warranty (yrs.) Warranty (yrs.) The length of the warranty, in years.
5
Grates Grates The type of grates on the charcoal grill.
Cast-iron