8 Best Charcoal Portable BBQ Systems – table top grilling wonders

Barbecues are the perfect solution to a great outdoor meal; laid back, relaxed, fun, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful day. That said, there’s nothing more enticing that a casual meal with friends surrounded by nature, whether in the park, woodlands, on a beach or even by a lake or stream. 

A combination of both is made possible by a host of options when it comes to portable barbecues. From the Cobb system to the stylish Weber solutions there are a range of portable charcoal grills to suit every budget and style.

Top 8 Best Portable Grill Barbecues

In this post we look at the best charcoal portable barbecue systems.

  1. Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill – RECTANGULAR
  2. Weber Jumbo Joe 18-Inch Portable Grill – CIRCULAR
  3. Weber Smokey Joe 14-Inch Portable Grill – CIRCULAR
  4. Cobb Supreme Starter Pack With Roast Rack and Carry Bag – CIRCULAR
  5. Weber Smokey Joe Premium 14-Inch Portable Grill – CIRCULAR
  6. Cobb Premier BBQ Starter Pack including Carry Bag – OVAL
  7. Char-Griller 2-2424 Table Top Charcoal Grill and Side Fire Box – BARREL
  8. Cuisinart CCG-100 GrateLifter Portable Charcoal Grill – RECTANGULAR

BONUS: Lodge L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill

OTHERS:

A Closer Look

1. Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill – RECTANGULAR

  • This grill offers 160-square-inches of cooking surface on the triple nickel-plated cooking grate
  • The porcelain enameled coating prevents rust and fading
  • Pivoting legs lock the lid in place for add safety and ease of carriage
  • Adjustable inflow vent at the bottom of the unit, and outflow vents on the lid
  • Packs away nicely in a tight space

 


2. Weber Jumbo Joe 18-Inch Portable GrillCIRCULAR

The Weber Jumbo Joe is a portable and big round kettle barbecue measuring 18.5-inch in diameter.

  • Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a cooking area of 240 square inch
  • 18.5-inch diameter plated steel cooking grate
  • Rust-resistant aluminum dampers and ash catcher
  • One glass-reinforced nylon handle
  • Assembled dimensions 19.75-inch x 20.5-inch x 19.75-inch

 

3. Weber Smokey Joe 14-inch Portable Grill – CIRCULAR

The original Smokey Joe available only in black does not come with Tuck-N-Carry lid lock and holder to keep the lid secure when transporting so while it is small and portable, you will need to find a way to secure the lid. Paying a bit more gets you the Smokey Joe Premium, also on our list. The premium comes with the Tuck-N-Carry lid lock and is available in 4 colours.

  • Cooks for 4 people with approx. 165 square inch cooking area
  • The cooking grate measures 14-1/2-inch diameter and is triple nickel-plated
  • Dimensions 46 X 36 X 39 (cm)
  • Available in Black
  • Feature: Triple plated cooking grate, glass reinforced nylon handle, porcelain enameled coating rust proof and chip resistant body, complete heat control and ideal for on-the-go barbecuing.

4. Cobb Supreme Starter Pack With Roast Rack and Carry Bag – CIRCULAR

  • Weigh: 6.9 kilograms and over 80% bigger in size, the Cobb Supreme is simply more sociable.
  • Allowing you to cook 2 chickens and vegetables simultaneously with only 2 Cobble Stones or 12 to 20 charcoal briquettes (depending on timing or heat required).
  • Made of the highest grade stainless Steel, economical and user friendly.

5. Weber Smokey Joe Premium 14-Inch Portable Grill – CIRCULAR

The same 14-inch circular barbecue except, the Premium is available in four different colours and comes with Tuck-N-Carry lid lock and holders for ease of carrying and moving, keeping the lid securely in place. Available in Crimson Red, Smoke Grey, Slate Blue and Spring Green.

  • Cooks for 4 people with approx. 165 square inch cooking area
  • Dimensions 46 X 36 X 39 (cm), cooking grate measures 14-1/2-inch diameter
  • Available in Black
  • Feature: Tripple plated cooking grate, rust proof and chip resistant body, Tuck-N-Carry lid lock and holders, complete heat control and ideal for on-the-go barbecuing.

6. Cobb Premier BBQ Starter Pack including Carry Bag – OVAL

  • The Cobb is a compact, portable, versatile, energy efficient cooker. It is great for cooking outdoors, like on a camping trip, or at home.
  • The Cobb is easy to carry and weighs only 8.8lbs (4kg). It is also very fuel efficient and uses only 8 – 10 charcoal briquets or one Cobble Stone for a minimum of 2 hours of cooking.
  • The Cobb Grill can roast, bake, smoke and fry. It can even bake a pizza!
  • The safe cool-to-touch base makes it ideal for taking anywhere or place on ANY surface. No heat is ever transferred through the base.
  • The cooking surface is designed in a way not to allow fats and juices to drip onto the charcoal.

  


7. Char-Griller 2-2424 Table Top Charcoal Grill and Side Fire Box – BARREL

  • Removable ash pan for easy coal clean up
  • This is an offset firepit for Texas style smoker, it will mount to an optional stand or mounted on the side of a horizontal Texas style smoker as a firebox.
  • Heavy steel construction, Cast iron cooking grates, 250 -square inch of primary cooking space
  • Sliding drawer for easy access to coals and ashes, easy dump ash pan and stay cool hood handle

   


8. Cuisinart CCG-100 GrateLifter Portable Charcoal Grill – RECTANGULAR

  • 240-square-inch cooking surface, ultra-portable grill featuring unique lift system to access charcoal bed without touching cooking grate
  • Precision air flow system allows accurate temperature management; Convenient lid-mounted temperature gauge
  • Durable porcelain enamel cover, Large ash collection bin for easy cleaning, Sturdy base offers stability while grilling

 


BONUS: Lodge L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill

  • Dimension: 19 x 10-1/4 x 8-1/4-inch
  • 2 Adjustable heights temper cooking speed; wash by hand
  • Draft door regulates heat; coals accessible behind flip-down door
  • Cooking grate measures 17-1/4 by 9-inch; seasoned and ready to use
  • Rugged, charcoal, hibachi-style grill made of durable cast iron

  


OTHERS: Aobosi Portable Smokeless Charcoal Barbecue Grill


Cuisinart CCG-190 Portable Charcoal Grill 14-Inch Red or Black


Raptor Grilling’s Charcoal Saving Large Portable Charcoal Grill


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