Review of the Char-Grill 2-2424 Table-top Charcoal Grill and Side Firebox

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The Versatility of the Char-Grill 2-2424 Table-top Charcoal Grill and Side Firebox

The Char-Grill 2-2424 table-top charcoal grill and side firebox is one of the easiest to use as a grill or as a side firebox. It has 250 square inches of cook space with cast iron grates to cook on. It keeps the heat extremely well since it is constructed from heavy-duty steel with a black exterior powder-coated finish to help reduce rusting. You can use it as a Texas style horizontal smoker or a standalone grill. It also has a slide-out ash bin for ease of cleanup and has a stay cool handle to make it convenient to open and close.
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This side firebox will fit several of the Char-Grill line of grill : Duo; Wrangler; Pro Deluxe and Outlaw.

Ease of Installation

It will take two people to install. You only need a couple of tools for

the installation process such as a screwdriver and a 7/16 wrench. The

instructions are easy to understand and follow. It normally takes about

15 minutes for the entire process. After you have installed your firebox you are ready to fire this puppy up and start smoking. Or if you wanted just fix a couple of burgers to break it in that’s fine too.

hamburger and french fries
grilled hamburger pattie on bun with cheese and french fries ready to eat


The firebox is maintained the same way that you maintain your regular grill. Clean your grates with your brush. After your grill has cooled down, then dump your ash to help prevent rusting.
You have no need to re-season your grates if they came pre-seasoned.


This firebox should serve you well for years. The Char-Grill products that I have used over the years have stood the test of time. I have one that has been heavily used for over 15 years and have only had to replace the ash pan once. Everything else is original. I have no rust or paint pealing. The other that I was given as a birthday gift 8 years ago and I have never had to replace any of the gas lines or any other equipment. They have both been extremely durable and well put together.


Submitted 2 years ago By Neil From Perth, Scotland Bought one for my patio after wanting a real charcoal taste – gas just didn’t cut it. Very impressed with the heavy steel construction and design features. Followed the instructions to season the grates, body etc – looking and tasting good. Now going to purchase the Wrangler as I want to try smoking.

Submitted 2 years ago By Smoked Ron From United States Got this thing to add a little smoking capability to my gas grill. All the cut outs are in place and it only takes a few hits of the hammer to knock them out for install. I did add some sealer around the box connection as there was a little room for smoke to escape. This really does give you a great option for grilling and smoking if your not wanting to buy a whole new setup.

Submitted 2 years ago By Neil From Seattle, WA I used some bonus money to get a slightly larger small grille than my other portable with smaller steel grate. Removable tray very convenient, Nice size for a small 2-4 people cookout.. Now considering getting the wrangler to use this as a side box! I have limited space on my Deck so good way to go and the food is delicious! Great Bang for the Buck!

Submitted 1 year ago By Deepc From United States Followed the side mount instructions and it tilts horribly. Had to go to the hardware store and get longer bolts and washers for spacers to fix the problem.

1 Rated 1 out of 5 stars Paint peels off after first use of the Side fire box smoker Submitted 7 months ago By Ade From San Francisco Used the Side fire box only once while smoking brisket and the paint has peeled off and started to rust already. Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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