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Old 11-22-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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What kinds of charcoal barbecues work best for Rving l am looking for a table top unit good for 2-4 people easy to clean and store

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Old 11-22-2018, 02:42 PM   #2
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Weber Jumbo Joe, 18" diameter. Weber is still the number 1 bbq out there, charcoal or gas.


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Old 11-22-2018, 02:42 PM   #3
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What kinds of charcoal barbecues work best for Rving l am looking for a table top unit good for 2-4 people easy to clean and store
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I have been using an old cast iron Hibachi grill since the late 1970's. It always works well, is easy on the charcoal, is easy to clean with a wire brush and scraper, and stores well in an old cardboard box with the charcoal lighter, the wire brush and a 5# bag of charcoal. Any of the stamped metal table top grills will disintegrate in just a few years of use. Last summer, I saw some stamped metal ones at Walmart for under $20, but they are probably disposable after a few uses.

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Old 11-22-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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I am still using a 14" round Weber knockoff I bought at Tractor Supply 5 years ago for $12. I clean it after use and try not to let it sit outside in the rain for long periods. Good for 5 - 1/3# burgers at a time and does not use a large amount of charcoal. If someone "borrows" it or I forget it at camp, I might find it hard to replace for the same price.

I store the grate inside and secure the cover down with a bungee through the handle, holding the lid in place.

I then store it in an old pillow case inside the truck.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:12 PM   #5
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Weber also makes a Smokey Joe. It's the little brother to Jumbo Joe. Has a 14" Diameter cooking surface and runs about $25-$30. Both Webers are great. We have Jumbo at home and Smokey for camp. Whether Smokey is big enough for 3-4 just depends on how much you're grilling for those 3-4. If you like big old T-bones for 4, jumbo would work best. If half to three quarter pound steaks are your norm, smokey would probably be fine.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:33 PM   #6
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:42 PM   #7
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:41 PM   #8
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Best... as you see from the replies... best means something different to everyone.

You'll get opinions on best but who calls the final shot?

I use a $20 charcoal grill from Wally World and am perfectly happy. It grills nicely. With my $15 cast iron griddle that fits inside, it makes wonderful breakfasts and with my A-Maze-N pellet tube, it is a great smoker. All for less than $50.

I also have a propane version of the grill that gives the same results.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:06 PM   #9
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I have the Weber Go Anywhere and will cook 6 burgers and 4 hot dogs easily. Uses about 4lbs charcoal per meal.

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Old 11-23-2018, 01:05 AM   #10
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I like the chargriller barrel style BBQ with cast iron grates. Works great for us. Goes for about $60 at most home improvement stores or Walmart. I had the smoke Joe, but it never seemed to get enough air follow to get hot.

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