Char-Griller 2137 Outlaw Grill

Editor rating

4/5 on June 2, 2016

User's rating

519 reviews

PROS

  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Even heat distribution
  • Adjustable fire grate
  • Large cooking area
  • Airtight hood

CONS

  • Need a tool to remove grates
  • Plastic wheels
  • No handle for maneuvering the grill

VERDICT

The Char-Griller Outlaw Charcoal Grill and Smoker is a great option for grillers who want lots of cooking space. The sturdy steel construction allows for strength and durability, while the cast iron grates provide beautiful char and even cooking. Overall, the price of the grill for the amount of cooking space makes this an excellent choice for grilling and smoking needs.

Char-Griller 2137 Outlaw Grill Review – Introduction

The Char-Griller Outlaw Charcoal Grill and Smoker features a 1060 square inch charcoal grill and smoker, 725 square inches of primary and 335 square inches of secondary cooking space. The grill stands 50 inches in height, weighs 116 pounds, and is made of sturdy steel that is powder coated for endurance. It is a standard, functional design with a very large cooking area, adjustable grill grates, warming shelf, airtight flanged hood, and wheels for easy mobility.

Key Features

  • Heavy gauge steel construction and double bottom
  • Airtight flanged hood with heat gauge
  • Cast iron grates
  • 1065 sq in cooking area
  • Adjustable fire grate
  • Warming rack
  • Large round legs for sturdy support

Out of the Box

The Outlaw comes in a large box and requires assembly. Some users encountered ripped packaging or poorly shipped products. Altogether, the grill weighs in at 116 pounds, so be prepared to move that amount of weight before and after assembly.

Initial Setup

In some cases, users found the assembly instructions difficult to follow, but most users found the Outlaw was quite easy to assemble. Make sure that all assembly parts are included and that none are missing. There are several pieces to assemble, and it is advised that screws are left relatively loose until the end of assembly to ease adjustment and alignment when the grill is assembled.

Here are some recommended mods that can make the grill even better:

Performance

The Outlaw’s raised grate makes getting the fire started very simple. It’s easy to keep the fire going as well because the bottom tray is quite deep. The deep tray is also beneficial because it allows the coals to burn hot in order to cook food better even in windy conditions. The removable tray allows ashes to be dumped easily, but some users found that the tray was difficult to remove and maneuver. It is also tricky to control the temperature, as with many grills. The Outlaw has methods of controlling airflow allowing users to raise or lower the temperature with ease. The fire grate is adjustable for hot, medium, and warm temperature controls and also features a helpful heat gauge. The cast iron grates cook food evenly and give a good char. The smoker, in addition to the grill, is also easy to use, as it is not difficult to maintain low temperatures and monitor the food. For a cheaper alternative, check out the Best Choice BBQ Grill.