Best Choice Products BBQ Grill and Smoker

Editor rating

4.5/5 on July 19, 2016

User's rating

48 reviews

PROS

• Price
• Grilling area
• Built-in thermometer
• Easy to transport and lightweight

CONS

• Assembly seems needlessly complicated and lengthy
• No optional firebox attachment

VERDICT

This is a very “what you see is what you get” grill. All of its features and accessories are there for you to judge. It’s an ideal entry-level charcoal grill that is well built, performs well, and is at a great price point for the grilling space that you get.

Best Choice BBQ Grill and Smoker Review

This new release from Best Choice Products is an entry-level charcoal smoker grill and pit that has a roomy grilling area, lots of utility shelf space, room for storage, designed for travel, and an additional internal rack for warming. The Best Choice Products BBQ Grill is a cheap charcoal grill that gets the job done, if even just so.

Key Features

  • Equipped with a chrome-plated swing-away rack for warming up food and heavy-duty cast-iron grates that deliver an even heat
  • Dampers located on the sides can be used to add more coals and supply air flow
  • Lid is installed with a thermometer for easy temperature reading and wooden handles to prevent burning
  • 2 wooden shelves in the front and side to hold your grilling tools, plates, or spices
  • Product dimension: 41.25″ (L) X 24.5″(W) X 49″(H)

Out of the box

The unit is packed well and securely, but will require assembly upon arrival.  As with most grills, note that for an extra fee, Amazon will assemble it for you.  You will need extra tools to complete the assembly yourself.  The shipping box weighs a very manageable 44 pounds.

Setting up

Though the pit definitely requires some assembly, it’s not difficult and the instructions are clear.  Really, the only thing that can get confusing is that there are multiple sizes of fasteners, washers, and nuts.  However, it’s worth the time to match up all of the parts with the instruction manual provided to avoid using the wrong part.  You will need some sockets or wrenches (8, 10, and 13mm) and a Philips head screw driver to perform the assembly.  A set of channelocks or pliers can be helpful when tightening down the nuts.  You can expect to spend a good 30 minutes for assembly.

Best Choice BBQ Grill Performance

Although the grill’s cooking surface may not seem large on paper (approximately 16” by 30”), you can pack a lot of food onto it.  As with most charcoal grills, the distribution of heat across the grill is completely dependent on where you put your briquettes.  The built-in temperature gauge is very handy, and seems to be reasonably accurate.  We like that the handle for the lid is wood, so that it always stays cool and safe.  The shelves on the front and side of the pit are large and sturdy enough to help you stage your food, and keep your spices and marinades at hand.  The level of heat or smoke can be regulated conveniently through vents on both sides of the pit, and a dampener on the chimney, respectively. Overall, the Best Products BBQ Grill Charcoal Barbecue Pit Backyard Home Meat Cooker Smoker delivers a perfectly serviceable grilling experience.

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