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The 8 Best Kettle Grills – Guide

You want to shine with your grilling skills, but never had the right grill for it? With a kettle grill, you have endless possibilities at your disposal, with which you can easily conjure up a variety of recipes. A kettle grill is not only suitable for simple grilling, but also offers you the possibility to prepare various dishes and meals in the cooking process.

Our checklist for kettle grills informs you about size, quality and safety. In the product recommendations you can choose the right kettle grill for your garden.

Checklist For Kettle Grills

Size
  • If you often want to grill for larger groups of 5 to 8 people, you should choose a kettle grill with a diameter of 57 centimeters or more. Also, make sure you have a comfortable working height of about 60 to 80 centimeters.
  • If you want to grill only rarely and only for yourself or smaller groups of less than 5 people, a small kettle grill with a maximum diameter of 47 centimeters is suitable without any problems.
  • When choosing a grill, consider how much space you have available.
  • If you want to be mobile with the grill, pay attention not only to a small size but also to a low weight.
Quality
  • If you want to grill only occasionally, then a chrome-plated grill grate and a chrome-plated grill are perfectly sufficient for the beginning.
  • If you want to use the kettle grill very often and the durability of the material is particularly important to you, then a grill and grill grate made of stainless steel make sense. An additional enamel coating effectively prevents rusting.
  • To ensure that the temperature in the grill remains constant, you should attach importance to a high-quality, precisely fitting processing of the material.
  • If you want to grill at specific, adjustable temperatures, a grill with a built-in lid thermometer is ideal.
  • To ensure that enough oxygen reaches the charcoal during grilling, the grill should ideally have adjustable vents both above and below the embers.
Safety
  • To ensure that the lid of the kettle grill does not pose a danger when placed on grass or other easily combustible surfaces, it is best to choose a grill with a lid holder.
  • Make sure that the grill has a secure stand and that the connecting pieces are sturdy so that it does not tip over or wobble.
  • An important indication of the safety of the kettle grill is a GS certification as well as a long warranty from the manufacturer of 5 to 10 years.
  • Safe as well as easy cleaning is possible thanks to an additionally installed ash basket, which directly collects all the ash that accumulates.

Here you can find the top 8 among the most popular kettle grills.

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The Best Sellers of Kettle Grills

We have compiled the most popular kettle grills for you in this bestseller list.

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1 Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
2 Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
3 Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black
4 22-Inch Charcoal Grill Leuwd, Kettle Charcoal Grill with Plated Steel Grates, Lid Thermometer, Slid Out Ash Catcher, Integrated Wheels, for BBQ, Patio, Backyard, Outdoor Cooking, Picnic 22-Inch Charcoal Grill Leuwd, Kettle Charcoal Grill with Plated Steel Grates, Lid Thermometer, Slid...
5 Weber Original Kettle 18 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black Weber Original Kettle 18 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black
6 Weber The Ranch Charcoal Kettle Grill Weber The Ranch Charcoal Kettle Grill
7 Captiva Designs 22-inch Kettle Charcoal Grill, BBQ Grill with Enameled Lid and Firebowl, Extra Thick Chromplated Grate & Slid-out Ash Catcher, Barbecue Grill Outdoor Cooking, Picnic, Patio, Backyard Captiva Designs 22-inch Kettle Charcoal Grill, BBQ Grill with Enameled Lid and Firebowl, Extra Thick...
8 Kingsford 14' Kettle Grill with Hinged Lid Kingsford 14" Kettle Grill with Hinged Lid
9 Pizzacraft PC7001 PizzaQue Deluxe Outdoor Pizza Oven Kettle Grill Conversion Kit, Silver, 18''/22.5'' Pizzacraft PC7001 PizzaQue Deluxe Outdoor Pizza Oven Kettle Grill Conversion Kit, Silver,...
10 Cuisinart CCG-290 Kettle Charcoal Grill, 18' Cuisinart CCG-290 Kettle Charcoal Grill, 18"
11 SHINESTAR Upgraded Rotisserie Kit for All Weber 22-Inch Kettle Charcoal and Other Similar Size Grills, Sturdy & Well Balanced, Part# 2290 SHINESTAR Upgraded Rotisserie Kit for All Weber 22-Inch Kettle Charcoal and Other Similar Size...
12 Kingsford OGD2001901-KF Charcoal Kettle Grill, 22.5', Black Kingsford OGD2001901-KF Charcoal Kettle Grill, 22.5", Black
13 only fire Santa-Maria Style Grill Rotisserie System Adjustable Cooking Grate Attachment for Weber 22 inch Kettle Grills - Global Patent only fire Santa-Maria Style Grill Rotisserie System Adjustable Cooking Grate Attachment for Weber 22...
14 MFSTUDIO 18' Kettle Charcoal Grill, Porcelain-Enameled Lid and Bowl with Slide Out Ash Catcher for BBQ, Patio, Backyard, Picnic, Black MFSTUDIO 18" Kettle Charcoal Grill, Porcelain-Enameled Lid and Bowl with Slide Out Ash Catcher for...
15 Kamado Joe KJ23RHC Classic Joe II 18-inch Charcoal Grill with Cart and Side Shelves, Blaze Red Kamado Joe KJ23RHC Classic Joe II 18-inch Charcoal Grill with Cart and Side Shelves, Blaze Red
16 Weber Summit S-460 Built-In Natural Gas in Stainless Steel Grill Weber Summit S-460 Built-In Natural Gas in Stainless Steel Grill
17 WEBER Summit S-660 Built-In Natural Gas Stainless Steel Grill (7460001) WEBER Summit S-660 Built-In Natural Gas Stainless Steel Grill (7460001)
18 Turtle Life Round BBQ Grill Cover, 26inch Durable Waterproof Rip Resistant UV Resistant for Charcoal Kettle Grill,Dia33 x38 H Turtle Life Round BBQ Grill Cover, 26inch Durable Waterproof Rip Resistant UV Resistant for Charcoal...
19 Weber Master-Touch Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black Weber Master-Touch Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
20 22-1/2-Inch One-Touch Cleaning System Kit for Weber Kettle Grills, Suitable Replacement Weber Grill Parts, Silver 22-1/2-Inch One-Touch Cleaning System Kit for Weber Kettle Grills, Suitable Replacement Weber Grill...

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Current Offers For Kettle Grills

Here you will find a selection of current offers for kettle grills.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
One-Touch cleaning system with high-capacity ash catcher provides hassle-free ash cleanup; Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain heat, and won’t rust or peel
$232.80 −6%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
Holds up to 13 burgers made with a Weber burger press; One-Touch cleaning system provides hassle-free ash cleanup.Removable, aluminum ash catcher
$154.80 −10%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black
Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black
One-Touch cleaning system with high-capacity ash catcher provides hassle-free ash cleanup
$466.80 −8%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Weber Original Kettle 18 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black
Weber Original Kettle 18 Inch Charcoal Grill, Black
One-Touch cleaning system provides hassle-free ash cleanup; Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain heat, and won’t rust or peel
$130.80 −9%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Weber Master-Touch Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
Weber Master-Touch Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
Holds up to 13 burgers made with a Weber burger press; Tool hooks for hanging grilling tools, such as a spatula and tongs
$298.80 −8%

FAQ About Kettle Grills

How do you grill with a kettle grill?

You grill with a kettle grill just as you would with any other commercially available grill. The advantage of a kettle grill is that you can leave the lid on the grill to create a high temperature in the grill. Thus, various dishes can be cooked in addition.

How does a kettle grill work?

In a kettle grill, just like a regular grill, charcoal is heated under the grill grate. When the lid is open, there is no difference from any other grill, when the lid is closed, the heat accumulates in the grill, so it is possible to cook dishes.

How long does a chicken need to be grilled in a kettle grill?

A whole chicken (1.2 kg) takes about an hour to cook. A chicken breast (250 g) is cooked through after about 30 minutes. A temperature of 180 – 230 °C is recommended.

What must be considered with a kettle grill?

A kettle grill should always have a stable stand. In addition, the hot lid should not be placed on easily flammable material. Regular cleaning prolongs the life of the grill.

How hot does a kettle grill get?

At full heat, a kettle grill can reach a temperature of over 300 °C.

How do you light a kettle grill?

Barbecue lighters can be used to light a kettle grill. Kettle grills are lit like other commercial grills.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.