Best Electric BBQ Grill for 2021

Best Backyard BBQ Charcoal Grill For 2021

2021 Best Backyard BBQ Charcoal Grill

A charcoal grill is a simple cooking device consisting of an enclosed compartment—the “firebox”—in which fuel, typically hardwood chunks or small pieces of charcoal, are burned to produce glowing embers. Cold air enters the bottom drawing air up through the coals creating hot air that flows out the top and around the food to be cooked.

In order to get a fire going, charcoal grills typically have a fuel source in the form of wood or charcoal briquettes.

Charcoal grills are less expensive and more portable than gas grills—the fuel is inexpensive and readily available at stores everywhere. Charcoal burns hotter than propane, the fuel used in most gas units. Charcoal grills are widely available to the home market, and charcoal is also used for industrial purposes.

Larger models of charcoal grills typically have a lid with vents so that oxygen can be drawn in to increase the temperature inside. Temperature gauges on the lid allow for heat adjustment as well—the faster the food cooks, generally, the lower the heat needs to be. There is typically a space for an additional fuel source to be added throughout the cooking process should more heat be needed.

The flavor of food cooked on a charcoal grill is often superior to that obtained from cooking with other fuels, such as gas or electric heat. The flavor comes from carbon particles released by the burning charcoal. Foods with high moisture content, such as meat and vegetables, absorb these particles better than drier foods do.

Check Out Our List of the Best Backyard BBQ Charcoal Grill for 2021 Below:

1. Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch Charcoal Grill, Deluxe BBQ Smoker Picnic Camping Patio Backyard Cooking, Black

Spacious Cooking Space: 511 sq. in. porcelain-enameled steel wire cooking grates and 253 sq. in. chrome-plated steel wire warming rack give a total of 764 square inches cooking area. Extra large cooking surface caters for big parties or events. Easy Adjustable Charcoal Pan: Height-adjustable charcoal pan with an easy-to-handle crank handle fine-tunes temperature control and cooks food efficiently. It can hold charcoal up to 3.4 kg/7.5 lb. Front Charcoal Door Access: Tend charcoal without opening the upper lid to ensure minimum heat loss. Convenient Heat Control: Slide the side damper open and raise or lower temperature with the use of lid-mounted stack which delivers increased heat control. Temperature Gauge: The lid-mounted temperature gauge indicates temperature change instantly.


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The directions say not to let the tempature get above 400 degrees Fahrenheit or you can begin to damage the finish, and I figured out if I fill my charcoal chimney about 70% up tops and only poor charcoal on the right half of the pan by the side vent, then my tempature stays around 300 degrees with the lid shut and both the side and top vent open. I love how I can raise the charcoal pan to the top for browning the meat, and then lower it to the bottom and shut the lid. Looking forward to using this a ton all summer

Weight: ‎82 Pounds

Dimensions: 58.7 x 27.6 x 50.4 inches

4.2 out of 5

2. Weber 15501001 Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Touch-N-Go Gas Ignition System, Black

The Performer Deluxe grill features an exclusive Touch-N-Go gas ignition system that ignites charcoal briquettes with the push of a button. Especially handy is an LCD countdown cook timer with a large readout . The timer attaches to the grill or can be easily removed if you’d prefer to take it inside or keep it with you. The grill is outfitted with innovative heavy-duty Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates, a 2-part grate system that may be used in tandem with Weber’s Gourmet BBQ System cookware collection. The grill’s classic porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a One-Touch Cleaning system and high capacity ash catcher make clean up hassle free. Storage options are plentiful with the CharBin storage container which protects your charcoal from the elements and a sturdy painted metal table is right at hand while grilling. Also features a wire bottom shelf, no-rust aluminum vent and a glass-reinforced nylon handle. Uses disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP cylinders (sold separately). Tuck-Away lid holder


I love bbqing with charcoal…but igniting the charcoal is such a pain. This Performer Deluxe igniting system with gas is the perfect solution. And this whole unit reflects Weber’s years as an industry leader…from the ease of assembly to the excellence of design and quality of material. It’s a pretty good smoker too. What’s not to love about this bbq!!

Weight: 91 Pounds

Dimensions: 30 x 48 x 43.5 inches

4.8 out of 5

3. Char-Griller 2137 Outlaw Charcoal Grill, 950 Square Inch, Black

The grill of choice for professionals & back yd enthusiasts! The Char-Griller outlaw BBQ grill provides a massive 1063 sq. In. Of extreme grilling capacity. That means you can fit 38 burgers on this grill! Equipped with an easy-dump ash pan, adjustable fire grates, & made of heavy-duty steel, this grill is built to last. Add the side fire box (sold separately) for great Texas style smoking. Grill cover for outlaw: Char-Griller 3737 Outlaw grill cover


I just ordered my third and it is on the way. I am abusive and neglectful of my grills/ smokers. I get three years out of them some times replacing cooking grates, if you want better pay the big dollars. I have smoked 6 racks of ribs standing on end, 14# briskets and had many BBQ’s. I use it maybe 30 times a year sometimes cooking a center cut pork roast at 450 degrees or smoking at 220 for up to 10 hours using wood in the fire box. I fill the main ash tray with bricks to ballast heat when indirect cooking/ smoking. I added better thermometers for temp monitoring. This grill for the money does it with modifications I made for a cheap price. For the money its five stars from me until I can go crazy and get something better.

Weight: 112 Pounds

Dimensions: 49 x 29 x 50 inches

4.4 out of 5

4. Weber 15301001 Performer Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black

The powerful performance and convenient features of the Performer charcoal grill is your excuse to ignite the coals every day. Prep food on the work table, hang grilling accessories from the tool hooks, and then clean up with ease—but only after you’ve taken every last bite of your perfectly grilled meal. Dimensions – Lid Closed: 43.5″H x 42″W x 29″D | Total cooking area: 363 sq. inch. Holds up to 13 burgers made with a Weber burger press (sold separately). Slide the lid into the Tuck-Away lid holder on the side of the grill to avoid placing it on the ground. Cooking grate is compatible with GBS inserts and is hinged for easily adding charcoal while grilling. Tool hooks for hanging grilling tools, such as a spatula and tongs.Aluminized steel One-Touch cleaning system. Built-in lid thermometer displays the internal temperature of your grill


Weight: ‎66.2 Pounds

Dimensions: ‎43.5 x 29 x 42 inches

4.8 out of 5

5. Electric BBQ Grill Techwood 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill for Indoor & Outdoor Use, Double Layer Design, Portable Removable Stand Grill, 1600W (Stand Red BBQ Grills)

 Techwood Electric Grill with No Charcoal, No Propane, No Flare-Ups. Can be Used Indoors & Outdoors, Such as Camping , Garden , Park,Balcony and so on. Enjoy a High-Quality Grilling with your Family and Friends You can adjust the Sensitive Temperature Regulator to change temperature. Grill cover can ensure rapid heating cycle , which make the meat more evenly Heated , Tender and Juicy. The Children of the Neighbors will be Attracted by this Delicious food. Techwood stand Grill Equipped with 240 Square Inches Of Circular Grilling Surface, which lets you make over 15 -Servings for Party. And the above Foldable Warming Rack offers Extra Space to keep the food warm. Both food racks can be disassembled and easy to clean. All the screws were already where they needed to be. All you had to do was unscrew them and add the proper piece. There has a Removable grease pan , I suggest you put down aluminum foil under heat source to catch grease and oil.


Apartment or townhouse? This is perfect for balconies where gas and charcoal is not safe. I love this grill, easy to put together and easy to clean. I advise you use a bbq mat to prevent grease or other spillage from hitting the heating element. This also reduces cleanup! COVID won’t ruin our summer fun!

Weight: 16.87 pounds

Dimensions: 31.8 x 19.6 x 16.9 inches

4.3 out of 5

6. George Foreman, Silver, 12+ Servings Upto 15 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, GGR50B, REGULAR

This is how real fast food is made. The George Foreman 4-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini heats up 35% faster* to deliver hot, tasty food that’s made your way. Cleanup is just as fast thanks to the dishwasher-safe removable plates. They come with the George Tough nonstick coating that holds up through cooking and cleaning, alike. This is the must-have grill for couples or small families who want easy, delicious meals. *compared to current removable plate grill, GRP0004 **from 1/4lb. uncooked 80/20 ground chuck ***compared to standard George Tough non-stick coating


Our new apartment will not let us have charcoal or propane grills. We’re big BBQ fans and were determined to find a way to keep enjoying our favorite Summer foods. We had had a George Foreman counter top grilling machine in the past so we looked to see if there were any sort of electric grills and were so excited when we found this grill! We bought it before Memorial Day & had our annual BBQ. All of our family and us LOVED how our food came out! One of the best parts is that this grill can be used with or without the stand. We used this grill right on our kitchen table and then just set it on the counter out of the way. My husband’s favorite thing was this was crazy easy to clean! We are so happy & ready for all the upcoming Summer holidays!

Weight: 21 pounds

Dimensions: 22.2 x 20.5 x 13 inches

4.7 out of 5

7. Weber 52020001 Q1400 Electric Grill, Gray

Restyled for 2014, the Weber Q 140 is now the Weber Q 1400. The grill has the same great performance and sleek styling, but adds new aesthetics that are both functional and fun, including larger grip handle and control knobs, ergonomic side handles, sturdy front and rear cradles plus the familiar Weber Q logo branded in the lid. The Weber Q 1400 Electric grill raises the bar on flavor expectations and performance of an electric grill. Sear burgers, steaks and chops; grill chicken, fish, vegetables and fruit on the porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates. You’ll be amazed at the authentic grilled taste of foods cooked on this electric grill. The Weber Q 1400 grill is fully featured, yet space-saving and portable – just the ticket for grillers living in condos or any residence where restrictions govern gas and charcoal grill usage. May be used with Weber Portable Cart model #6557. Weber Q 1400 is for outdoor use only. Power 1,560 watts /120 Volts


I had one of these for 5 years. Outside on the deck summer and winter. Not covered. Snow, ice, rain, summer sun. Used it 4–5 days per week. Never failed. Finally blinked out at 5 years. Tossed it out. 1 month later discovered it was the outlet it was plugged into. Oh crap! Bought another 2 months ago. This is the best electric grill made. Buy this small footprint as it heats up to sear temperatures. The larger ones have the same wattage but can’t reach the same heat. Smaller is better in this case. KEEP THE LID CLOSED. Baked potatoes and grilled porkchops tonite at the same time. (started potatoes 40 minutes earlier). Awesome result. This unit is bullet proof and easy to use. No gas, no charcoal, no mess. Good luck.

Weight: 29.5 pounds

Dimensions: 23.5 x 27 x 20.5 inches

4.7 out of 5

8. ZUKIBO Portable Outdoor 1800W Electric Grill and Charbroil Grill Double Layer Design Smokeless Non-Stick Barbecue Black

ZUKIBO Electric Grill is smokeless can meet most of the grilling needs. Ideal for Parties and Family Fun. Let’s make a cooking plan and Enjoy a High-Quality Grilling. This grill is rated at 110V and can provide 1800W power. Equipped with five levels of adjustment to better meet your needs for temperature. Double layer design can make a lot of delicious food and enjoy with more people. The detachable design makes this grill more portable and easy and quick to install. The heating tube can be removed if a suitable power source is not available outdoors. The grill has air intake holes for charcoal grilling. Anti-stick coating on the baking tray ensures that clean-up will be a breeze. The Disassembly part can be better hand wash,No need to worry about cleaning.


It is a perfect size for a family to do BBQ. It heats fast. Easy to clean. If you have a small party,it is still a good choice. I also use it to do pan cakes. Very convenient!

Weight: 7.65 pounds

Dimensions: 15.7 x 11 x 18.5 inches

3.4 out of 5

Matt McWilliams

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