The Bottom Line
This is a modern update of the original Char-Broil charcoal grill. This Texas Style grill is basically a large box but makes an excellent piece of grilling equipment. Made entirely from cast iron and powder coated steel this grill isn't for the person who leaves their grill sitting in the back yard all winter and then expects it to miraculously last forever, but if you are willing to take good care of it, this is a great, versatile charcoal grill.
Nostalgic and solid this is a great grill for grilling if you want to spend the money.
- Heavy duty steel construction
- Large adjustable cooking grate gives you lots of control
- Side tables can be used as carving boards or serving trays
- Steel and cast iron parts need extra care
- Limited Distribution
- 443 square inches of primary grilling space for a total 669 square inches of cooking area
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Metal side tables
- Heavy duty, powder coated steel body
- Front access door to fire box
- Adjustable coal grate
- Two wheel, four leg cart
- Made in China by Char-Broil
Guide Review - Char-Broil Renegade Charcoal Grill
This model has been discontinued.
Long ago there was a little company making great charcoal grills out of heavy steel and cast iron. These grills lasted for decades and became legend. That little company became Char-Broil and this grill is the modern update of that great, ancient grill.
As a classic style charcoal grill, this unit gives you a large firebox to build up a big fire, adjustable cooking surface so you can get close for high heat searing and lift up for cooler grilling, and a front mounted access door to let you get in to stoke the fire or add more charcoal. The cooking grate is heavy duty, pre-seasoned cast iron that will last for decades if you keep it seasoned.
The body is powder coated steel so you will need to keep it from getting scratched or you might have some rusting.
Optional accessories for this grill includes a large rotisserie system that will let you cook up a couple of whole chicken.
The problem with nostalgia is that it can be expensive. This unit is going to set you back well over $300 without any of the options and there are certainly better grills for less money.