BBQs & Grills

Time to get technical. Weigh in on BBQ and grill equipment, and get advice from fellow cooks on the best gear, brands, and more.

Lid On, Lid Off: When Should You Close Your Grill When Cooking?

Grill lid on or grill lid off? You want a simple answer to the question, When should you use the lid on your grill? But it's not an open-and-shut case. When cooking on an outdoor grill, the decision...

Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

by Pwizduo 6 years ago

Do you ever actually use it? Did you add a chimney or will just having it under the hood be good enough? I love grilling and since I'm installing a new kitchen I always knew that I was going to ...

Cooking temperatures at 10000btu or 54000btu

by wrongasian 6 months ago

Hello foodies. I'm shopping for an outdoor grill and/or wok unit and most seem to come at 10,000btu's while several more heavy duty outputs at 54,000btu's, advertised. There seem to be a majo...

All-in-one OR separate?

by bloodboy 2 years ago

I'm putting the finishing touches on cookware for my niece and I was thinking about getting her grilling equipment. My question is do you feel that it is better to get separate products for smo...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...

NorCal BBQ 101 Class, Livermore, Saturday 8/31

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A fundraiser for the Calif BBQ Association's charitable endeavors. "During this 6-hour class, taught by some of the best, award-winning pit masters from the CBBQA, students will be guided throug...

Vinegar and rust

by 3MTA3 1 year ago

I found an original Sportsman Grill/Hibachi that was seriously rusted. Soaked over night in White Vinegar (lots) and the rust came off with a plastic scrub brush down to Bare Metal. Wash it in wate...

Is my oven pizza stone safe to use on an outdoor grill?

by KHinCT 7 years ago

I have a Crate and Barrel pizza stone that's about 10 years old. I've always used it in the oven. I'd like to use it on the grill, but I'm not sure if it's different from the pizza stones that are ...

Remodeling kitchen - worth getting both teppanyaki and grill?

by Belkisw 1 year ago

We are redoing our kitchen (my first time ever doing this) and have the option of getting both a teppanyaki and a grill, along side our 4-hob stove. Our place is in Spain, and we don't have a balco...

Seems like someone's ripping off Hasty Bake

by ferret 4 years ago

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that, but really? https://mgrills.com/

Lodge Sportsman Grill seasoning

by bloodboy 1 year ago

I found the guide in this thread by the user acmorris and it seems outstanding. I am going to try it in the next week or so on my niece’s Smithy cast iron skillet: https://www.chowhound.com/post/se...

Kotai hibachi vs Lodge Sportsman (or both?)

by bloodboy 1 year ago

https://barbecuebible.com/2014/07/21/battle-hibachis-konro/ https://www.chefsarmoury.com/collections/japanese-bbq-grills/products/regular-konro-portable-barbeque ^ I saw the above links on a fr...

Lucy's AirBnB Guesthouse in NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After happy hour at Kachka https://www.chowhound.com/post/kachka-happy-hour-buckman-se-portland-1076575 , we headed back to our vacation rental to pick up our bags and pack out our food purchases. ...

Opinions on the Char-Griller Akorn steel kamado-style grill?

by jzerocsk 8 years ago

Just spotted one of these in a local big box hardware store. A metal-wall Steel Keg/Kamado-style grill almost as big as an x-large Big Green Egg that retails for $299?! And I can get it in a norm...

Gradek Carbon Steel Fire Pit & Grill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Recently I attended a friend's birthday dinner that was cooked over a hardwood fire in the backyard Gradek grill. The photo shows the merguez sausages on the grill and the simmering stock base for ...

Grill Recommendation, Propane, US Made

by jp_over 2 years ago

We're looking to purchase a nice propane grill but have been out of the market for a bit. Can anyone recommend a quality US made propane grill? Links are also appreciated! Thanks, Joe


by angelo04 7 years ago

I have a Weber Genesis E310 Grill. I use it for conveience, but I prefer my Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill, but I digress. I currently use Liquid Propane tanks. I am having work done in the yar...

BBQ - Grill Grates

by chefwong 2 years ago

Got me some extra rainy day funds in my pocket. LOL. Forecast is raining all week. For those familiar, anyone running a set of GrillGrates. I'm highly leaning on a set https://www.grillgrate....

Favorite place to order grill or smoker parts

by nofunlatte 2 years ago

My Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5-in smoker is in semi-dire need of a charcoal grate (the one that the charcoal ring sits on top of). Does anyone here have a favorite place from which you've ordered pa...

Use cast iron pot on gas grill?

by Cattie 11 years ago

Hi everyone! Does anyone know if you can use a cast iron pot (I have a Le Creuset) on an outdoor gas grill? I can't stand frying onions in the house this time of year when you can't open the w...

Le Creuset on Gas Grill and/or Traeger?

by Callalily 8 years ago

Hi! Do any of you use your Le Creuset cast iron cookware on the grill or Traeger?