Break out the tongs and throw on some ribs!
No matter how old you get, a few things about summer will still remain true: Cannonballs into the pool will always be awesome, the sound of the ice cream truck will fill you with joy, and the smell of a good BBQ will make your mouth water — especially if it’s coming from a charcoal grill. Sure, they may not look as fancy as gas-powered grills, but that’s all part of their charm. That distinct wood-flavored aroma is second to none, and (bonus) they’re way more travel-friendly. Plus, even some of the best charcoal grills tend to be more affordable than state-of-the-art propane options.
It’s no wonder then that charcoal grills have been making a comeback lately, with plenty of new options on the market. Whether you’re looking for an old-school cooker that reminds you of childhood summers, or something a bit more high-tech, consider these top-rated charcoal grills before you start cooking.