It’s grilling season! Are y’all ready? I am! While some of y’all are still getting snow showers, we’ve been grilling for awhile here in California. Some days are downright HOT already, and the thought of heating up the house any further to make dinner is not a good one.
STOK Drum Charcoal Grill
Take a look at this wondrous STOK Drum Charcoal Grill I was asked to review. It makes outdoor grilling so EASY. The integrated air‐flow optimizer accelerates the time it takes for charcoal to be “ready” so it takes even less time to make a delicious meal. How awesome is that?
The tubular, tripod frame of the grill is the perfect height for us. A problem with many charcoal grills is that you have to hunch over to use them. I’m not sure why they make them that way but for whatever reason, they’re low to the ground. This one isn’t, and it’s much more comfortable to grill on. It’s pretty heavy too, so you know it’s built to last, and the Porcelain‐coated, Cast‐iron Grate compatible with the STOK Insert System is sturdy and really conducts the heat well.
Speaking of the Insert System – it’s pretty genius. You just choose the insert that works best and use it. Many of them are also dishwasher safe, making cleanup a snap. Additional inserts let you to change the Grill Grate to a Pizza Stone, Griddle, Vegetable Tray, Smoker, Chicken Roaster, or one of 6 other options for easy meals. You can make just about everything you could ever want outside on your grill.
I also like the temperature gauge. You can easily see what temperature you’re cooking at and be sure that your meats have reached the recommended food safety temperatures. A lot of charcoal grills don’t have that option and there is a lot of guesswork involved. I don’t know about you, but with a hungry husband and 3 kids, there is no time for guesswork when it comes to dinner here.
We also received the Cast Iron Kettle, Pizza Stone Insert, and the Kabob and Rib Rack Insert. We haven’t used them yet but we can’t wait to try them. So far, this grill has cooked everything to perfection. I love the nice smoky flavor you get from charcoal grills too. You don’t even have to be a good cook to get great tasting food. (Of course, that doesn’t really apply to me since I’m an EXCELLENT cook!) Either way, I’m sure this grill will be on our patio for years to come.
Ready to get outside and get grilling?
You can find your own charcoal grill and accessories on Stokgrills.com.