Char-Griller E82424 Smoker Side Fire Box Portable Charcoal Grill Review

Char-Griller E82424 is a charcoal bbq grill with cast iron cooking grates and 250 square inches of grilling area. It can be used as a portable grill or as a side fire box for Texas-style offset smoking on char griller 5030, 5050, 5650, 2121, 2123, 2137, 2827, and 2828 grills.

Char-Griller E82424 Smoker Side Fire Box Portable Charcoal Grill

Char-Griller E82424 works great. It holds heat well and air circulation is great. It has dual dampers and adjusting airflow is simple and effective.

Cooking grates are robust and work great for both slow cooking and searing steaks however you need to season them well.

With the easy dump ash pan the clean up is simple too. Only thing this grill lacks is heat gauge.


The overall quality is really good for the money. Char-Griller E82424 is made of heavy-gauge powder coated steel. It feels sturdy and heavy duty. Only thing you might complain about is that paint might come off at higher temperatures


Char-Griller E82424 measures 21 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 20 inches tall so it’s not exactly compact but it’s compact enough to be somewhat portable. It does weigh 38 pounds so it’s not something you will want to carry for long distances unless you want a really good workout.

It does have handles for carrying on sides however they are a bit thin and therefore not very ergonomic.

Is Char-Griller E82424 portable enough for trailgating? Yes. Is it portable enough for camping? That depends and has to be decided individually.


For the money Char-Griller E82424 is an outstanding charcoal grill. It’s well made and cooks great however it’s a bit large and heavy so it won’t be the best choice for everyone who intends to use it for camping.

Char-Griller E82424 Smoker Side Fire Box Portable Charcoal Grill Specifications:

  • Grilling area: 250 square inches
  • Cooking grates: Cast iron
  • Grill material: heavy-gauge powder coated steel
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 21’’ x 18’’ x 20’’ (inches)
  • Weight: 38 lb
  • Features:
    • Dual dampers:
    • Easy dump ash pan:
    • Carry handles:
    • Powder coating finish:
    • Heat gauge:
    • Side tables:
    • Warming rack:

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