“A smoker grill combo…we’ll that’s preposterous!” You may think, but, I can assure you that this kind of apparatus does exist and is storming the nation.
I’m sure you can understand why, as a griller smoker combo gets both jobs done, using half the machinery, now that’s time and space saving. How efficient!
In this article I will explain a bit more about smoker grills, how to go about choosing the best smoker and grill combo, then I will review some of the best ones that you can get your hands on. So without further ado, let’s get grilling!
Top 7 Reviewed Hybrid Grill and Smoker Combos
The following is a review of 6 of what I think are the best smoker and grill combos out there. Check it out and see what you like the best.
Char-Broil Offset Smoker, 30″
One of the most important things for me when grilling is having an easy clean-up afterwards. No one wants to be laboring doubled-over with a spatula, a bucket of soapy water and a sponge chiseling off burnt grease from a grill and with this Char-Broil grill you won’t have to.
This grill has porcelain-coated cooking grates and a firebox with an ash door, facilitating cleaning as the grease and debris accumulates in one place. Simply open the door to have easy access to the ashes for removal when you are finished.
What I also love about this smoker combo is the fact that it has a convenient side shelf, which you can use to store and prepare your cuts of meat. Now that’s savvy!
This smoker grill also has a whopping 477 square inch cooking surface, enough space for you to cook about 16 burgers. So there’s room for you to invite the whole family and sizzle up some tasty grub.
Z GRILLS New ZPG-700E 2019 Upgrade Model Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker, 8 in 1 BBQ Grill Auto Temperature Control
Who said that men can’t multitask? Well, this smoker and grill has an impressive 8 function capability, for you to prove everyone wrong. The best grill smoker combos are able to perform more than one function and this Z GRILLS not only grills but it also smokes, bakes, roasts, sears, braises, barbeques and char-grills, now is there anything it can’t do?
Are you fed up of grilling in the same old spot in the backyard? Not anymore! This smoker and grill has been constructed with caster wheels so that it’s easy to transport across the decking, which means no heavy lifting and back-breaking is necessary!
My favorite thing about this grill and smoker is that it’s really clever, there’s no more temperature adjusting necessary as it has an automatic electric feed system that regulates the temperature, that means you can sit back and relax, as the smoker grill will keep your food ticking over at a toasty 180 to 450 degrees fahrenheit, so that you have more time to tend to your guests. Now, isn’t that a weight off?
Royal Gourmet BBQ Charcoal Grill with Offset Smoker, 30” L
Picture the scene: you’ve seasoned your meat to perfection, it’s on the grill and it’s almost done. The family is sitting around eagerly anticipating the first grilled burgers of the summer, you check on the coals and find that they are stone cold, ashy and fit for nothing. Time to refill the pan.
If that has happened to you one to many times, look no further, as this Royal Gourmet BBQ Charcoal grill has an enormous charcoal pan, with a capacity of 5lbs. This means you will be able to fill up your smoker with the best quality charcoal and won’t have to keep doing so throughout the cooking process, once it’s filled simply use the handles to adjust the height of the charcoal for better heating.
Another convenient feature of this smoker is the fact that it has two storage racks, meaning you have plenty of space to lean your utensils, marinate your meat and rest your meat ready for serving.
Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS1382VCS-D Heavy-Duty Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker & Grill
This smoker and grill is really special, its vertical design means that it doesn’t take up as much space as your average grill so as a result, it is easier to store, leaving you more room in your backyard for that all important after BBQ baseball match that the kids have been raving about all summer. It also has steel wheels which means it is easy to transport across the decking, no heavy lifting required, (awesome).
The most flashy feature on this smoker and grill has to be its five chrome-plated cooking grates, providing you with ample space for you to put your culinary skills to the ultimate test. The grates have a generous cooking space measuring 1382 inches, perfect for you to sizzle together some new creations.
Another personal favorite feature of mine would be the sausage hooks. This grill and smoker combo comes with pre-installed sausage hooks, so that there’s no need for you to worry about your chipolata sausages falling through the gaps of the grill as you will be able to hang them perfectly from the sausage hooks.
Z GRILLS ZPG-450A 2019 Upgrade Model Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker, 6 in 1 BBQ Grill Auto Temperature Control
Oh, I do love a multi-tasker, so here is another one for you.
This Z GRILLS smoker and grill has a 6 in 1 capacity. Not only can it grill and smoke, but it can also BBQ, bake, roast and braise. I know what you’re thinking, will I ever need to use the kitchen again?
There is no more messing about cleaning up pesky grease either with this smoker grill as it has a specially designed waste oil collector, so that all you have to do is empty it. Now, that’s really a time-saver.
This grill is made of stainless steel which means it won’t corrode as quickly and will remain in pristine condition for longer. A quick wipe down and it will look as good as new!
Landmann 560202 Vista Barbecue Grill with Offset Smoker Box
Now here is another great BBQ grill. This Landmann has an offset smoker box, meaning that you can charcoal-grill and smoke meats at the same time. This box is perfect as it comes with a 363 square inch cooking grate, which bumps up your cooking space nicely for when the whole family gets together over the summer.
This grill has an adjustable charcoal pan which makes it easier for you to increase and decrease the heat as desired. It’s simple to turn up the heat if you notice that bellies are starting to rumble and impatient children start to gnaw on paper plates and cutlery.
This model is also great for clean-ups as it has a large ashtray that is easy to remove and empty. Making life a little bit easier… and tidier.
Char-Griller 5050 Duo Gas-and-Charcoal Grill
Gas or charcoal? Not able to decide? Well with this Char-Griller 5050 you don’t have to as it is both a gas and a charcoal griller.
This one is enormous, big enough to create something tasty for every member of the family as it boasts a generous 1260 square inches of cooking space.
It also comes with a handy warming rack that will help you to keep things toasty while you are waiting to serve.
If you still think you need more space then this char-griller has got you covered, as it also comes with a cast side burner for extra cooking capacity, ideal for those summer days when the whole family is over.
There are no matches required for the gas grill as it comes with electronic ignition to fire up the burners.
The grates have been coated with porcelain, making it easier for them to be cleaned up after cooking.
How to Choose the Best Grill and Smoker Combo for you
I know what you’re thinking, you’re not sure where to get started or what to look out for to pick the best grill and smoker combo, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Have a look at the following suggestions:
Whether your smoker grill requires the use of charcoal or wood pellets, it is important you supply it with the best quality fuel, as smoker grills produce quite a lot of smoke as that’s how they achieve that finger-licking taste that everyone is nuts about. But anyway, to score high on flavor, good quality meat or charcoal is the key. If both smoking and grilling are equally important to you, you will want to look for a smoker grill that does both jobs just as well, this may mean looking at higher-end combos but it will all be worth it to get that perfect final result.
Not a fan of burnt meat? Me neither.
The perfect smoker grill will have a temperature gauge on the front which will help you keep an eye on the heat level. This is far better than having to faff around looking for separate temperature gauges and trying to attach them to your combo.
It’s also important to make sure your smoker grill combo is big enough for the task at hand. If you are looking to host the whole family or feed a large number of people at once, make sure your combo is big enough to get the job done in one easy sweep, of course, you don’t want the combo to be so big it no longer fits in your shed in the backyard.
It’s a good idea to measure the storage space you have available to make sure you purchase something you can put away easily. Last, but not least, pick a smoker grill combo that comes with all the finishing. There’s nothing worse than wanting to season up your meat but not having anywhere to do so or frantically turning your kitchen upside down looking for something to serve the food in but realizing you don’t have a dish that is big enough.
The ideal smoker and grill combo will come with enough racks and shelves for you to be able to prepare your meat, add the necessary sauces and marinate and also have enough space for you to present your meat too, so that you don’t have to make frantic trips to and from the kitchen looking for serving plates.
That will make life so much easier.
So when you go to choose your smoker and grill, don’t just concentrate on the price tag, as there are many specifications for you to consider that will make your life a lot easier. These specifications can turn your average family BBQ into “the” BBQ of the summer.
Let’s summarize just a few of them so you know what to keep an eye out for when you purchase:
- Size of the combo. Make sure it’s big enough for you to cook up meats for the whole family.
- Transportation. Something with wheels and handles is always a plus for you to move it easier.
- Preparation areas. Shelves and racks are really useful to prepare and display meats.
- Cleaning. Ash and debris trays are key to saving you time and energy on clean-ups.
These are just my opinions on some of the important requirements of the best cooker grill, I hope they have been helpful to you, and as always, happy grilling!