Home Depot is offering the Brinkmann Single Zone Charcoal Grill that, it seems, you can only get from their stores. My local Depot is selling it for $199. Standing nearly four feet tall and a little over five feet wide, it’s powder black, features 2 side tables, has 576 square inches of main cooking surface and 202 on the warming rack. That’s enough main grill space for a large family dinner. It has some other good features: There are nice porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates, and the warming rack is porcelain-coated wire. There’s a cranking adjustable charcoal grate that is accessed through a front door. Crank adjustable charcoal racks mean better heat control and we are fond of them. Underneath is a storage cabinet, and inside it an ash catcher. Large vents are in the back of the lid, and a vent on each side has a front-facing slide with plastic knob. There’s a temperature gauge that you can ignore. Please get your own, more accurate, digital grill thermometer.

People who’ve bought it seem to like it, especially the large cooking space. It gets merits for being easy to build, but the common complaint is that there are too many air gaps, or pieces being slightly bent before assembly. The ash catcher might be a little difficult, being recessed into the cabinet, but shouldn’t be much of a problem. The cover for it is extra, but you really should buy it: this isn’t tough enough to stand up to years of weather.

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