Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch Charcoal Grill Review

Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch charcoal grill features 511 square inches of primary cooking area and 253 square inches of warming rack making up for a total of 764 square inches of total cooking area. It’s relatively inexpensive charcoal grill for its size so is it any good?

Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch Charcoal Grill

This is a classic tale of you get what you pay for. Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch charcoal grill feels cheaply made. Metal is very thin and the common complaints from consumers about quality control (some parts might not fit like they are supposed to) are the two main issues.

So how well does it cook? Well maintaining temperature can be difficult at times however the grill cooks evenly. Because the thin metal doesn’t hold very well you might find yourself using more charcoal than usual. Royal Gourmet CD2030AN is not as good as high-end models but you can still achieve delicious results.


Despite being inexpensive charcoal grill Royal Gourmet CD2030AN has some neat features including lid-mounted temperature gauge, heat control (through side damper and lid-mounted stack), height adjustable charcoal pan, two collapsible side tables, integrated “S” hooks and bottom shelf for storing your grilling related accessories.


Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch charcoal grill can be a bit difficult to assemble and instructions aren’t the greatest. With that being said you should be able to do the job with some patience.


Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch charcoal grill leaves you with mixed impressions. It’s very affordable for its size but that’s because of the cheap quality. It does have a lot of nice features for the money but it doesn’t work as well as more expensive models.

You can cook on Royal Gourmet CD2030AN successfully but be aware that it’s just not as good as more expensive models.

Royal Gourmet CD2030AN 30-Inch Charcoal Grill Specifications:

  • Total cooking area: 764 square inches
    • Main cooking area
      • Size: 511 square inches
      • Dimensions: 27.7’’ x 18.5’’
      • Type: porcelain-enameled steel wire cooking grates
    • Warming rack
      • Size: 253 square inches
      • Dimensions: 26.8’’ x 9.5’’
      • Type: chrome-plated steel
  • Charcoal capacity: 7.5 lb / 3.4 kg
  • Maximum temperature: 400°F
  • Grill size (L x W x H): 58.7’’ x 27.6’’ x 50.4’’ (inches)
  • Weight: 72 lb / 32.7 kg

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