Royal Gourmet CD1824A grill

This Royal Gourmet Barrel has the following:

  • 370 sq. in. of cooking area,
  • 430 sq. in. of shelf space
  • Coated-steel grates,
  • Painted steel exterior.


The Royal Gourmet CD1824A is part of the Grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Grill models like the CD1824A 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.


Warming rack Warming rack Indicates whether the grill has an area to keep already cooked items warm.
Utensil hooks Utensil hooks Indicates whether the grill provides one ore more hooks to hang your grilling tools.
Condiment bin(s) Condiment bin(s) Indicates whether the grill has an area to store condiments.
Fold down shelf(s) Fold down shelf(s) Indicates whether the grill has one or more fold down shelves.
Lid temperature gauge Lid temperature gauge Indicates whether the grill or lid has a temperature gauge.
Additional features Additional features Additional features can be a cover, bottle opener, bottom shelf etc.
Bottle opener, bottom shelf- 25"w x 18"d


Exterior dimensions HxWxD Exterior dimensions HxWxD The exterior measurement of the grill with shelves.
48 x 50 x 24
Measured cooking grid area Measured cooking grid area The main cooking area of the grill rounded to the nearest 5 sq. in.
Shelf space Shelf space Shelf space rounded to the nearest 5 sq. in.
Exterior grill material Exterior grill material The manufacturer's claim for the exterior grill material.
Painted steel
Warranty (yrs.) Warranty (yrs.) The length of the warranty, in years.
Grates Grates The type of grates on the charcoal grill.