Royal Gourmet CD1824AX 24-Inch Charcoal Grill Review

Royal Gourmet CD1824AX is a 24-inch charcoal grill with 598 square inches of total cooking area (393.3 sq. in. of porcelain-enameled steel wire cooking grates and 204.6 sq. in. of chrome-plated warming rack). It’s surprisingly affordable for its size which raises the question – can it really be a good grill?

Royal Gourmet CD1824AX 24-Inch Charcoal Grill

Royal Gourmet CD1824AX charcoal grill cooks evenly and works just fine for delicious results. Charcoal pan is height adjustable with 6 levels. You can adjust air flow with two side dampers. For a grill this inexpensive it cooks really well.


Royal Gourmet CD1824AX is equipped with side table, built-in temperature gauge, front charcoal access door, easy pull-out ash tray and two wheels for mobility.


Being a cheaper grill the quality won’t be the best however it’s surprisingly well made for its price. The metal could be thicker but it’s not that bad considering grills of this size at this pricing usually are absolutely horrid.


The difficulty of assembling this grill is its biggest flaw. It’s complicated and will take around 2 hours. Make sure you read instructions very carefully and follow them precisely as otherwise you might find yourself having to start over from scratch. Be sure not to tighten any screws before step 5.

Possible issues

Some consumers reported receiving dented grill which also makes it a lot harder to put together as dented parts often mean they will not fit well together and might also result in air gaps. With that being said most consumers did not experience this issue.


Royal Gourmet CD1824AX is not the best 24-inch charcoal grill in the world however it does a great job of being inexpensive yet decent grill of its size.

Royal Gourmet CD1824AX 24-Inch Charcoal Grill Specifications:

  • Material: Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Total cooking area: 598 square inches
    • Primary cooking area
      • Size: 393.3 square inches
      • Dimensions: 23.5’’ x 16.7’’ (inches)
    • Warming rack area
      • Size: 204.6 square inches
      • Dimensions: 21.7’’ x 9.4’’ (inches)
  • Grill dimensions (L x W x H): 50’’ x 22’’ x 48.8’’ (inches)
  • Net Weight: 51.8 lb

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