Best Kettle Grills – 2018 Edition

If there’s a company that has made a name for itself when it comes to grills, it’s Weber. The grill that launched the company was the Weber 22-inch Kettle Grill and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. While there are many replicas, none is as good. So, it should come as no surprise that it’s my favorite kettle grill.

What’s not to love about this grill? For starters, it has a cooking space of 363 square inches (which is more than enough for most of us). Secondly, it has a high-quality ash-catcher that makes cleanup a breeze. You can easily control its temperature without opening its lid and its wheels make it easy to move.

The name Weber appears on my list yet again thanks to the Weber 741001 Original Kettle Grill. Its features are similar to that of the above-mentioned grill but it has something the other grill does not – a 10-year limited warranty. Such a lengthy warranty should be enough to make you confident about your purchase. But its selling point has to be its excellent price.

Char-Griller makes an appearance twice on my list with the Char-Griller E06614 and the Char-Griller 16620. I love the former’s red color, even heating, precise temperature control, and the fact that it uses less charcoal. The latter is also a great choice because it’s insulated and consumes less charcoal. However, it happens to be the most expensive of them all.

Ending my list is Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared Grill with a large cooking surface (360 square inches), a porcelain-coated cooking grate, and a 10-year limited warranty.

Product name Rating Price Discount History Size Made by
Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
4.7 out of 5 stars
(4.7)
4.7/993
$149.00 BUY NOW 38.5 x 22.5 x 27 inches Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
4.6 out of 5 stars
(4.6)
4.6/888
$99.00 1% OFF
BUY NOW
25 x 20.5 x 38.5 inches Weber
Char-Griller Akorn Jr. Kamado Kooker Charcoal Grill - Red Char-Griller Akorn Jr. Kamado Kooker Charcoal Grill - Red
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4.5)
4.5/210
-- BUY NOW 20.5 x 21.5 x 25.3 inches Char-Griller
Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Kettleman Charcoal Grill, 22.5 Inch Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Kettleman Charcoal Grill, 22.5 Inch
4.4 out of 5 stars
(4.4)
4.4/203
$126.47 15% OFF
BUY NOW
29.9 x 27.4 x 14.8 inches D&H (Lawn & Garden)
Char-Griller 16620 Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker, Black Char-Griller 16620 Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker, Black
3.9 out of 5 stars
(3.9)
3.9/629
-- BUY NOW 26.6 x 24.8 x 21.65 inches Char-Griller

$149.004.7 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 993
Review Score - 4.7

Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black


  • 22-inch diameter porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a cooking area of 363 square inch
  • Plated steel hinged cooking grate
  • Aluminized steel One-Touch cleaning system with removable, high-capacity, aluminum ash catcher
  • Rust-resistant aluminum damper and two glass-reinforced nylon handles with tool hooks
  • Assembled dimensions are 38.5-inch by 27-inch by 22.5-inch
Featuring 363 square-Inch of cooking space, the Weber Original Kettle consists of a heavy-gauge porcelain-enameled lid and bowl for durability and long grill life. The grill features a factory assembled stainless steel One-Touch cleaning system, a hinged cooking grate and a removable high-capacity ash catcher to make indirect grilling easier. The built-in lid thermometer allows you to monitor your grill's temperature and the bowl handle includes an integrated tool hook for easy and convenient storage. Lid handle features a heat shield for comfort and legs have a spring clip/push pin system for easy assembly.


$99.004.6 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 888
Review Score - 4.6

Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill


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  • Kettle Grill With 363 Square Inches Of Total Cooking Space
  • 22-Inch-Diameter Plated-Steel Cooking Grate; Rust-Resistant Vents
  • Porcelain-Enameled Bowl And Lid With Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles and heat shield
  • Aluminum Ash Catcher; Aluminized-Steel One-Touch Cleaning System
  • Measures 22- Inches Long By 25 Inches Wide By 38-1/2 Inches High; 10-Year Limited Warranty
Immerse yourself in the sound of crackling briquettes and the rich, inviting smell of smoke. Stay true to the modern version of the kettle that started it all - the Original Kettle. Invented by Weber's founder, and loved around the world. This is the essence of charcoal grilling.


4.5 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 210
Review Score - 4.5

Char-Griller Akorn Jr. Kamado Kooker Charcoal Grill - Red


  • 153 Square inch primary cooking area with cast iron grates
  • Kamado style grills promote even heating to enhance flavor
  • Easy dump ash pan for fast and simple cleanup
  • Top and bottom air dampers for easy and precise temperature control
  • More durable, affordable, and lighter weight than ceramic grills - great for tailgating, camping or going to the park
  • Holds heat like the more expensive ceramic grills - grill more with less charcoal
  • Features dual air-flow dampers, hinged locking lid, heat gauge, and triple wall steel with insulation to deliver a superior grilling experience
  • Convenient handles for portability and grilling on the go - perfect for camping, tailgating, RV, and more
The Char-Griller Acorn jr. Kamado Kooker Portable Charcoal Grill features dual dampers, heat gauge, & triple wall steel with insulation to deliver a superior grilling experience. The cast iron cooking grates keep flare-ups low & you can grill more with less charcoal. Our easy dump ash pan makes cleans up quick & easy, the hinged lid allows for easy access & keeps the lid in place while you cook. The AKORN jr. Kamado Kooker offers easy mobility and portability with built in handles and a locking lid. Perfect for tailgating, camping, park grilling or backyard barbecuing. Primary cooking area: 153 square inches. Color: red.


$72.904.0 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 120
Review Score - 4

Kingsford OGD2001901-KF Outdoor Charcoal Kettle Grill, 22.5-Inch


  • 354 sq.in. cooking area
  • Durable Porcelain Coating
  • Warming Rack Included
  • Bottom Rack for Extra Storage, Wheels for Easy Transportation
  • Air Vent for Better Temperature Control
The Kingsford 22.5" outdoor charcoal kettle grill has a 21 burger capacity with a 354 square inch cooking area. There is an air vent on top of the lid for deter temperature control. The grill has a steel construction with durable porcelain coating, wheels for easy transport and a bottom rack for extra storage. The assembled dimensions are 22.63" x 25.80" x 37.7" (57.5cm x 65.5cm x 95.7cm).


3.9 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 629
Review Score - 3.9

Char-Griller 16620 Akorn Kamado Kooker Charcoal Barbecue Grill and Smoker, Black


  • 314 square inches of primary cooking space, warming rack 133 square inches for a total of 447 square inches
  • Insulated design means more heat uses less charcoal and less airflow means insulated heat for juicy meat and folding side shelves
  • Cooking surface is cast iron, Body is constructed of 22 gauge steel, Exterior finish is powder coated steel, Interior finish is porcelain coated steel
  • Cart is constructed of tubular steel w/rubber wheels, locking caster on front, Indexed damper is numbered so you can note the position of the damper
  • Features Locking Lid, 2 folding black metal shelves, Easy dump ash pan, Double wall insulation, Heat gauge
Kamado style cooking comes from ancient cooking methods that used large clay ovens for insulation. Kamados of recent years are made of heavy ceramics. Char-Griller has developed this product for Kamado style cooking using innovative technology to make it more durable, convenient, affordable and lighter weight than traditional ceramic Kamados. This Kamado Kooker can cook anything from burgers to fish to ribs to pizza. Truly the best food you will ever cook on a grill! Easy to assemble.