Heavy Duty Park Style Charcoal Grill Review
Editor Rating: 4.6/5
Want an in-ground post mounted grill? We recommend the Heavy Duty Park Style Charcoal Grill that swivels 360 degrees.
So basically this grill is ideal for those who want a permanent grill in their backyard. And if you are not comfortable with lightweight portable grills because they might easily get out balanced and throw out hot coals, ashes, food, grates and other grilling items, then this type of grill is for you. It is well-balanced and provides stability while you're grilling. This grill is also definitely for the long term because aside from the fact that it is going to be cemented in a hole on the ground; it is made of thick, heavy duty steel grill.
The unique feature of this grill that you won't find in most grills is that it swivels 360 degrees. No need to use those carts to move a grill around. While some people including me may be having second thoughts about swiveling grills because it could also throw out hot coals, ashes, and food while you're turning it; I realize that it's not going to happen.
Firstly, the grill only turns when you turn it. Otherwise, it won't turn around and will maintain its position. Secondly, coals and ashes won't fly out of the grill unless you spin it too fast. Lastly, the front of the grill has some kind of a barrier that prevents the coals from falling.
This is the easiest grill to clean. All you need to do is pull the grate to the back of the grill. Get a small shovel or any tool that can scoop or sweep out the ashes and coals. Then, splash some water on the grill. Or buy a coal pan or tray or foil that will automatically collect the ashes for you.
The reason for the rating though is that the grill does not have a coal grate which means that the coals are mixed with the ashes while you're grilling and could affect the heat that the coals produced and could also affect your ability to add, remove, or spread out the coals. You do have the option to buy a coal rack that will solve this problem easily.
There are few things that I want for this grill like a charcoal pan and charcoal rack but really there are several things you can do to work around these flaws. Overall, this is a great in-ground post mounted swiveling grill.
Brand: Titan Attachments
Weight: 58 pounds
Overall height: 34"
Grill box: 16 x 16 x 8 inches
Cooking area: 16 x 16 inches
Steel plate: Heavy duty 9ga (3.8mm)
Post: 39 inches (mounts into the ground)
Diameter base: 2-3/8" diameter base
Advantages and disadvantages
- Heavy duty steel grill
- Good welds
- Rugged and sturdy
- Unit swivels 360 degrees
- Cooking grates adjust to 4 cooking levels and can be folded back for cleaning.
- Thick and heavy duty grate
- Spring side handles
- No option to keep the grill from swiveling.
- Charcoals are exposed on the front of the grill.
- No ash tray or charcoal grate.
- The cooking area is not that wide.
The only in-ground post mounted charcoal grill in our list. The most important thing you need to know about this grill is that it is made of thick, heavy steel grill. It is definitely a heavy and sturdy grill that will last for many years. It has a 39-inch post and 2-3/8-inch diameter base that should be planted in a hole in the ground and cemented to achieve stability and balance.
Secondly, the grill swivels 360 degrees so you can install the grill in the center of your backyard and swivel it around facing north, south, east or west depending on where your guests are seated.
The cooking grates adjust to 4 different heights by raising or lowering it using the anchors. This feature helps you adjust the temperature or how much heat from the coals is being directed towards your food. Overall, the cooking grate is wide enough for a gathering of 5-10 people.
As have been mentioned, this grill is made up of heavy duty steel so the post is extremely reliable. Plus this heavy duty grill is going to be cemented deep in a hole on the ground so the grill isn't going anywhere. It isn't going to wobble unlike some of those 4-legged grills and it will definitely not fall or topple.
I personally don't like the idea of swiveling grills because I don't want the grill to swivel around while I'm grilling because I am afraid that small charcoals and hot ashes might fly out or fall from the grill. This grill does swivel around but only when you move it around. Otherwise, the grill will maintain a steady position. However, the front of the grill is open so you want to swivel it carefully to prevent the ashes from flying. Rest assured, the charcoals will not fall from the grill because the front edge of the grill is kind of folded that serves as a barrier for the charcoals.
The grill can be swiveled around safely and the cooking grates can be adjusted easily because the handles on both sides of the cooking grates have heat-resistant springs. The interior of the grill also has several anchors at the back, right and left side that holds the cooking grates in place. For cleaning purposes, just lift the cooking grates and let it lean against the back of the grill.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the grill be detached from the pole?
Does the pole come with it?
Can the grate be removed?
No, but you can fold it back out of the way for cleaning purposes.
Is the grate adjustable?
Yes, you can adjust it to different heights.
How do you make the pole stand?
Dig a hole on the ground and pour concrete to keep the pole in place.