This large grill has a total of three gas burners. Each can sew the steak perfectly. When cooking steaks, it is necessary to reach a temperature range of six hundred to seven hundred degrees.
This gas burner offers a temperature range from four hundred seven hundred to seven hundred ninety degrees. However, since the heat seems to be gathering behind the grill, the temperature can drop significantly towards the front. This uneven heat problem should be taken into account, especially when cooking with a full grill.
Grill with charcoal
Using the grill, you can easily switch from gas cooking to charcoal. Char-Broil's past hybrid grille had to take off three tents above the burner. With this latest model, you only need to remove 3 cast iron cooking grills and place the charcoal tray over the burner. Next, add a layer of charcoal and replace the grid. The final step is to ignite the burners and increase each. Close the lid and heat the grill for 10-15 minutes.
Battery operated igniters only work on side and middle burners. The middle burner must be turned on first before igniting the right or left burner. Keep this in mind when lighting the charcoal, as the tray will completely cover the burner and you will not see the flame.
There are a total of three air intake can not be adjusted. There is one air intake on both sides of the firebox. At the bottom is the last air hole. This hole also allows the grease to be easily removed by pouring the grease into a small metal cup underneath. Ignition of charcoal is very simple, but controlling heat can be really difficult. The only way to do that is to increase or decrease the amount of fuel used and close or open the lid. If only gas is used, the rear burner becomes hot enough to sew food as well as charcoal. Unfortunately, these models tend to rely more on traditional gas grill designs instead of true hybrids.
Obviously this is not a dedicated charcoal grill, so it can be unfair to compare it with others. A more efficient and effective cooking solution is to use a gas burner for temperature control and charcoal for flavor only. Removing the right and left grids and putting the charcoal tray in place will burn a small amount of charcoal on one side of the grill and turn the single burner low to bring the temperature to 2.
This model works well as a smoker and should be kept in mind when roasting or smoking. Place the charcoal tray in a dedicated storage area. To smoke ribs or briskets, it is necessary to lower the burner and carefully monitor the internal temperature. Smoking meat can take from 2 to 12 hours depending on the meat.
The grill has a warming rack that folds neatly when lifting the cover. On the right, the shelves provide an adequately sized workspace. When not in use, the flush lid on the left burner can make a nice shelf.
On the right and on the left are several plastic wheels that allow the grill to be easily moved and stored. Not used.
It is easy to clean after cooking with charcoal. Simply remove the cooking grill and take out the charcoal tray.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Charcoal and gas grill
- Removable charcoal tray
- Easy cleaning
- Three gas burners
- Can act as a smoker
- Small wheels can make transportation difficult
- There is no way to control air flow.
Can this grill shearer make steak when cooking with charcoal?
No. Unfortunately this is not the best portable charcoal grill. It is better to grill and grill the steaks using gas, because the temperature control is too difficult. When cooking steak on the grill, temperature control is paramount. Meat should be burned immediately to immerse in juice and then transferred to indirect heat. Thick steaks can be overcooked or undercooked because the grate's temperature is not controlled due to lack of damper. If you want to learn how to cook Rib Eye Steaks on a charcoal grill, we recommend you purchase a dedicated charcoal grill, such as the PK Grill PK Original Outdoor Charcoal Portable Grill and Smoker Combination.
Do you have drip fans on the grill? In the burner area?
Yes. The grill has a small round pan that fits just under the burner. Easy to empty and rinse. If you bake often, the pan is very small, so you may need to check it regularly, and if you use it every day and don't empty it a few times a week, it can easily overflow.
Why is there no damper system on this grill?
In fact, you can't find the two damper systems that are common on traditional charcoal grills. Unfortunately, this is a big drawback if you like to grill on charcoal. Typically, one damper inhales the air and the other damper exhausts smoke and air. Opening or closing one of the dampers slightly allows you to control the temperature of the grill. There is no damper and there are very few small air holes designed to escape smoke, so you have no control over how hot the grate gets.
Conclusion and grade
Gas2Coal grill is charcoal and gas Designed for those who enjoy grilling. It is very efficient like a gas grill, but you will find it very difficult to control the temperature when cooking only with charcoal. However, if you want to enjoy both the smoky taste of charcoal cooking and the heating efficiency of gas, you can use both heat sources at the same time. Overall, it's a hybrid grill that's reasonably priced, but if you're looking for a model that can handle charcoal grills as well as gas, you should keep looking. We gave this model 4 out of 5 stars.