The Best Charcoal Grills- Part II Unique Styles


Unique Backyard Grills

Welcome to Part II of The Best Charcoal Grill Reviews. Today I will be focusing a few options that stand out from other basic BBQ grills due to some interesting quality they have.  These are some really exciting options for those of us that like to stand out from the rest. These are definite eye catchers and conversations starters for your next backyard party!

For my first pick I went with the:

Pyro Tower Steel Fire Pit Charcoal Grill

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This one obviously caught my eye because of its very unique design. Right away I thought, “Sure, it looks cool, but how the heck do you use it?” After some digging I found out that it has an optional accessory kit (additional $250 or so) that turns this fire pit into a charcoal/wood grill and/or smoker!

The chimney shape leads the smoke up and out the top, which is nice. Also, it seems it is fairly easy to assemble, but the parts are a little heavy.  Put together it weighs 200 lbs and has a lifetime warranty.

This would be really great if you have a lot of guests and want to show this thing off. I would love to go to someone’s house with one of these…However, I’m looking for something a little more practical. But if you are interested in getting a little more info on this fire pit/grill on the picture above.

If anybody out there has one of these, or ends up buying one, please let me know how you like it!

My second unique grill pick is:

Blackstone 3-in-1 Kabob Charcoal Grill (and cover)

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Do you love to grill Kabobs? Well if you do, this is the grill for you! I know Blackstone is mostly famous for their flat top outdoor grills (which are awesome, and you can check that out here), but this grill is also super cool.

This grill has a super cool feature...a kabob rotisserie! It also comes with 11 of its own 23 inch skewers. I don’t know about you, but I have had some kabob issues in my past. We did finally buy a set of metal skewers after several failed attempts with the bamboo version.

Ya, ya, all you have to do is soak the sticks and everything is fine. Not. Well, I do usually end up with couple that some how, miraculously do not burn away. The other thing I seem to do is overstuff the skewers so I don’t have enough stick to hold on to to flip them over.

Which brings me to the next issue…flipping them. You either reach you fingers into the danger zone and try to grab that little stick (or burning hot metal), or you try to grab it with tongs. In my experience, trying to pick up a tiny stick with tongs is not the easiest task. So, I end up grabbing the whole, fragile kabob with the tongs, which needless to say, does not always stay in tact.

Basically, I think I am saying, this grill seems awesome! Wouldn’t it be neat to see your little colorful, artistic food expressions gently spinning around in unison? Sounds magical!

I guess I should also mention this grill does other grill things. It can be used as a charcoal grill and/or a smoker.

It has adjustable vents and charcoal levels, and the black powder finish that makes it look really nice and stand up to the elements. It also comes with a properly fitted cover for the shape of the BBQ to help keep it clean.

All in all, I think this grill would be a lot of fun if you like kabobs, or are thinking about really getting into kabobs. If you would like some more info on this grill or think you might one of your own you can click here.

My next pick is way fun:

PizzaQue Deluxe Kettle Grill Pizza Kit

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This nifty little thing isn’t actually a grill, it’s an addition to a charcoal grill that you may or may not already have. It works with most standard 18″ or 22.5″ kettle grills. (To check out the grill pictured here without the attachment click here).

I have included this in my Unique Styles post, because this is definitely something I have not seen before. Recently, at local sporting good stores, I have seen several products or appliances trying to get me to make pizza while camping. I actually giggled at first, but then in the back of my mind I did have a “What if” moment.

The Pizzaque is better than those other products I saw though because it just converts what you already have, and because it is just darn right amusing to see a pizza coming out of a BBQ grill.

I must say, I guess I understand the interest in cooking a pizza on a grill. It is really just the easiest, least expensive way to have your own wood-fired pizza oven.Backyard Pizza Oven

When I was a kid my Sicilian grandparents had an outside kitchen. They had lots of people over all the time, so it totally made sense to have an outside kitchen. I bring it up though, because they had a pizza oven out there, along with the other normal kitchen stuff. Well, I assume it was a pizza oven…I don’t think I ever actually saw them use it. As I remember it they mostly just made spaghetti, chicken cutlets, and barbequed steak (they lived in Brazil for a long time).

Well, my point was that it must have sounded like a great idea when they put in that huge pizza oven, but if that is something you have longed for maybe you should just try converting your grill. Way less money and work, and it’s portable!

So, if you have the apparently somewhat common urge to cook pizza on your BBQ maybe you should get one of these! If you’re interested click here to go its listing on Amazon. They also have a video of how to use it posted there that I found very informative.

Update: Make sure to check out Part III of my Best Charcoal Reviews Series. It focuses on more down to earth, everyday BBQ that hit the mark for me. My favorite Grill, that I actually own 2 of is on this list! Don’t miss out! You can also check our Part I, which is my review of the BLZ-4-CHAR…Blaze 32″ High End Life time guaranteed Charcoal Grill.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please comment below. I would love to hear from you!

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