Weber 741001 One-Touch Silver Kettle Grill
This classic kettle charcoal grill features 363 inches of total cooking space and received 4.6 stars on Amazon. The grill measures 22-1/2 inches in diameter by 38-1/2 inches high, and features rust-resistant vents, an aluminum ash catcher, and One-Touch cleaning system. Amazon; $99.
This popular tabletop grill offers a total cooking area of 250 square inches and received 4.4 stars from Lowe's shoppers. The unit was praised for its versatility—it can be used as an auxiliary firebox for larger Char-Griller models. Small in stature, the grill measures 16 by 17 inches. Available at Amazon; $69.
George Foreman Domed Grill
This apartment-friendly grill was rated “the best indoor/outdoor electric grill” on Consumer Search and was praised for its versatility. The unit features 240 square inches of cooking space, cool-touch handles, and a center channel for draining grease. Available at Amazon; $79.99.
Kingsford Outdoor Charcoal Kettle Grill
This sturdy charcoal grill's 21-burger capacity and 354-square-inch cooking area garnered it 4.4 stars on Amazon and 4 stars from Walmart shoppers. The grill features durable steel construction with a heavy-duty porcelain coating. It comes with wheels for easy transport and a bottom rack for extra storage. An air vent on the lid allows for better temperature control. Amazon; $70.
Weber Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal Grill
This little charcoal grill is perfectly sized for “grilling on the go.” The unit earned 4.5 stars on Amazon and features a cooking area of 147 square inches. A glass-reinforced nylon handle allows for easy removal of the lid. Amazon; $29.99.
This rugged cast-iron charcoal grill is preseasoned and weather-resistant. The Lodge Sportsman's Grill features two adjustable heights and a flip-down door for easy access to coals. At 19 inches across, it's the perfect size for tailgating, and a wire bail handle allows for easy transport. Walmart; $95.
Char-Griller Wrangler Charcoal Grill
A barrel-style charcoal grill, the Wrangler offers 600 square inches of cooking space and received 4.5 stars from Target shoppers, who praised its quality, durability, and “great cooking.” The unit features cast-iron grates with adjustable heights, a heat gauge, and warming rack. Target; $95.
BBQ Pro Square Tabletop Gas Grill
Perfect for the beach or the campsite, the BBQ Pro Square Tabletop Gas Grill serves up 293 square inches of cooking space and 11,000 BTUs of firepower. Garnering a 3.5 star rating from Sears shoppers, the grill is easily portable and designed with heat-resistant handles. Available at Sears; $45.
Char-Broil American Gourmet
This barrel-style charcoal grill combines the functions of charcoal smoking, barbecuing, and grilling with 623 square inches of cooking space. The grill has cast-iron cooking grates for durability and is equipped with front, side, and bottom shelves for storage. Home Depot; $79.
Portable Gas Grill
Created by industrial designer Robert Brunner, the Fuego Element is a sleek, modern portable gas grill that packs a full-flavored cooking experience into a small, lightweight package. This tiny titan weighs just 15 pounds but boasts an 8,000-BTU stainless-steel burner and 159 square inches of cooking surface. Hayneedle; $89.
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