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Which Is the Best At-Home Charcoal Grill?

Testing out three barbecue grills for the everyday chef

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Summertime and the warmer weather months signify grilling season, when the best accessory for your backyard, front yard, or balcony is an outdoor grill. But how do you know which grill is best for your needs and level of expertise? Especially when every season there’s a new option on the market and there are just so many out there.

To narrow down the playing field a little, The Kitchen Gadget Test Show host Esther Choi is trying out three different grill models, all at three pretty different price points:

To really put the three grills to the test, Choi is joined by Prime Time hosts and grilling masters Ben Turley and Brent Young, of New York’s the Meat Hook. Easily the most recognizable name among the three is the Weber grill, an absolute classic when it comes to making an at-home grill choice; Weber’s 22-inch version retails for $110. Much more newfangled options are the Kudu ($500) and the BioLite grills ($200) — but is either worth its higher price tag?

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