Char-Broil 580 Square Inch Charcoal Grill Review

Have you ever tried grilling with your entire family? No? Well, if you are running out of ideas and you need an indulging plan to bring the whole family together and spend some time with them then try grilling with the best barrel grill.

Whenever I talk about the barrel grills, the first product to come to mind is Char-Broil 580 Square Inch Charcoal Grill. This one is better than Kingsford GR1031-014984 Barrel in many ways.

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Features and Specifications

Large Cooking Area

Most of the people find it really difficult to find the best size of the grills. Well, the needs vary which causes most of the problems. This grill is available in cooking area of 580 square inch in total.

Amongst this, you get 480 square inches of primary cooking area and remaining area can be used for keeping the meals warm while you are preparing for serving. This is not as great as Char-Griller E2123 Wrangler 635 Square Inch Charcoal Grill/Smoker but suitable enough otherwise.


The material used in the construction of the body is cast iron that make sure that minimal heat gets out of the grill.

It is a strong material that does not react much to the weather and water. You can store the grill in a garage when not in use. Just make sure that you keep it covered.

The robustness of the material is simply amazing. Yes, the material increases the weight of the grill but other than that, everything is superb with this product.

Heat and Smoke Control

Surely, no one would want the ambience of the place being spoiled by the wanted smoke because of the grill. Please note that when the grill does not have sufficient outlet for smoke and heat distribution, you cannot expect good food. Moreover, the smoke will surely sabotage the environment.

This grill has 4 dampers that equally distribute the smoke and heat inside the grill and flushes the unwanted smoke and heat without causing a chaos.

Charcoal Pan

This grill has a wonderful accessibility for charcoal pan with a front open door. Whenever you feel there is a requirement of charcoal in the grill, you can add more by opening the front door.

Lid-mounted Temperature Gauge

Just like various other high-end products like Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill, this grill has also got an in-built lid mounted temperature gauge.

The temperature gauge help in determining the temperature conditions inside the grill. This gives you the freedom to try new things and make new meals without any burning and hassle.

The Good

The Material

So, the construction, as informed earlier, is done with cast iron. The material is very durable and does not reacts to the damage caused by weather condition or water. You will find the material extremely likable.


Certainly, due to the robustness of the material, you will find this product fairly durable and performance-friendly. Customers that have bought this model are head over heels in love with it.


All thanks to the temperature gauge given above on the lid, you can try various kind of meals in this grill. It makes cooking and grilling super simple for the users.

You don’t have to follow any hard and fast process. The operation is pretty simple and straightforward.

Storage Space

One more thing that you will definitely appreciate in this product is the kind of storage space that you get. The trolley has last shelf free for you where you can keep the things that helps you with the grilling.

Moreover, there are two trays joined on either side of the grill where you can keep the prepared meals before serving and use them for sausage keeping.


The Bad


It’s a good thing that the mobility of the grill is ensured through a trolley or else it would have been extremely difficult to move this grill. The weight of the grill makes it non-portable.

No Locking Mechanism

There is no specific locking mechanism in the grill. You might not like it because of this feature. We always need a lock that can keep the grates and the performance area of the grill locked so that there are no accidents.

Who Is It For?

Well, people that have medium-sized families or like to host small parties at home with only a handful of friends will appreciate the size of the grill. Other than that, it is a fair piece of craft. The construction and working mechanism is fine.


The Char-Broil 580 Square Inch Charcoal Grill is a suitable purchase. You can buy it for a nice family time. The quality and performance of the grill will not disappoint you. Also, it is suitably priced to not bother you a lot with the price as well.