No need to keep up with the Joneses–you are the Joneses! With this powerful outdoor grill, the neighbors will love coming to your house for barbeques. A full-size charcoal grill and a full-size gas grill combine for ultimate versatility in one unit and 1260 square inches of total cooking space. The charcoal grill offers an adjustable-height charcoal grate and dual dampers for controlling the heat and an easy-dump ash pan for quick cleanup. The 40,800-BTU gas grill provides electronic ignition, three burners, and a 12,000-BTU side burner for cooking side dishes while grilling the main course. In addition, the two-in-one grill supplies porcelain-coated cast-iron grates for even heating, a stainless-steel heat gauge, and a chrome-plated warming rack for keeping buns and cooked food warm. Other highlights include an airtight, flanged hood for greater heat control; durable steel construction with a powder-coated finish; smooth-rolling wheels; and large round legs for sturdy support. Add the side firebox (sold separately) to the grill for great Texas style smoking. The grill measures 60 by 25 by 50 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.
– Charcoal and gas grill barbecue combo with 1260 square inches of cooking space
– 40,800-BTU gas grill with electronic ignition and 3 burners, 12,000-BTU side burner
– Adjustable grate height for temperature control; chrome-plated warming rack
– Stainless-steel heat gauge; cast-iron grates, easy-dump ash pan
– Measures 60 by 25 by 50 inches, 1-year limited warranty
Doesn’t get much better than this… especially for the price!!! LOVE IT
By S. Koepper
“I am a twelve month BBQ user. We have had a monster Stainless grill for the last 9 years and have cooked pretty much everything including the annual thanksgiving turkey. Decided this year it was time for a new grill but didn’t want just another boring SS monster. Did some looking on the web and found this char-griller with great reviews – and for the price at lowes (pre-assembled no less) I figured I would give it a shot. I also got the side firebox (though I didn’t set it up for a week – silly mistake, what a difference).
When I got it home, I went through and tightened up all of the hardware fastners, which was much better than having to actually build the whole thing from parts. I then read ALL of the direction and followed them very specifically including the all important seasoning phase. It is a good idea to buy this AFTER dinner so you are not tempted to jump right in to cooking on it as you will be disappointed if the seasoning step is skipped. I have since used this grill at least 20 of the last 30 days both gas and charcoal sides.
Setup and installed the firebox the second weekend and WHAT AN AWESOME ADD ON!!! We had some people over for a mini BBW party (yes seemes strange in early April). We smoked a rack of spare ribs for dinner all day on the charcoal side while grilling up burgers and dogs for lunch for the kids.
I wanted to also comment on the convenience of lighting charcoal using a chimney and the side burner. I have watched my father with his old Weber kettle grill for years – lighting the charcoal with one of those U shaped electric lighters. This was the biggest reason why bought a gas grll to start with. Using a charcoal chimney in conjunction with the gas side burner makes charcoal grilling as easy as gas cooking and SO MUCH TASTIER!!!
Make sure you get the custom made cover too (which is made to accomodate the side firebox also). Worth the price!
I also decided at just about the one month point to go back and get the extended protection plan. Skipped it at first based on the low price, but now appreciate what a great BBQ this is a want to keep it around for many years. (4 yrs additional for only $60)
In closing this is a great grill at a great price that can be picked up locally with no assembly charge. Thank you char griller and thank you Lowes!!!
UDPATE – 12/25/11
I have had this grill for the whole year now and just used it again on Wednesday for dinner. We did SMOKED turkeys for Thanksgiving (best turkey I have ever made!!!) and am still loving it. There are a few quality issues popping up:
1. the coating on the grates have started to disappear and they are rusting a bit
2. ignitor stopped working after about 3 weeks – called mfg, they told me to call lowes (extended warranty), Lowes told me to call mfg. Gave up and use a BBQ lighter to start the gas side (rarely use it anyway).
3. have learned what modifications work best for me and have not looked back – check out http://www.smoker-cooking.com/ forum for great ideas
4. I did follow the instructions and oiled the grill, I also continuously re-coat with spray vegetable oil which helps to keep the grill in great shape – HOWEVER, the side firebox TOP has burned off the paint coating and has surface rusted a bit – nothing oil coat can’t help but still a bit annoying (admittedly my fires are hot and LONG BURNING – but still coating should have held up better)
REGARDLESS of my small issues above, I still HIGHLY RECOMMEND this grill. Based on how much use it has seen this year (5 gas bbq tanks – mostly for charcoal ignition, over 500 lbs. of charcoal and about 150 lbs. of smoke wood) I wouldn’t mind if I had to buy abother one next year. The meals I have made far exceed the quality of cooking I have been able to accomplish on my $1000 plus gas grills in the past and enjoy the ease of charcoal cooking even after coming home from work. With a good chimney and the side burner (that igniter STILL WORKS) I can be cooking on coals within 10 mins of starting – about as quick as the gas side!
Have fun and happy smoking!”
Awesome and versatile grill / BBQ!!! LOVE IT
By K. McMillan
“I purchased this model to replace my husband’s old Char-Griller (charcoal only) BBQ and we both love it. It was pretty easy to assemble. It looks great. It works great. Everything we have cooked on it has been delicious. No troubles, no worries, no problems. This is a great BBQ for the price… and we both also love that there are so many attachments that we can do just about anything with this single BBQ.”
Every grill lover’s dream! Charcoal and gas grilling all in one grill! The Char-Griller Duo provides 1,260 sq. in. of BBQ grilling and smoking space. Add the side fire box for great Texas smoking. Side Fire Box not included.