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PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker Review

Grilling outside has been a summer pastime for decades. It’s made all the better by choosing this PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker.

PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker: QUICK OVERVIEW

Review of: PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker

Category: Grills & Smokers





What We Like

  • Robust aluminum casting
  • Easy to disassemble
  • Stylish yet functional
  • Can cook on high and low temperatures

What We Don’t Like

  • Quite pricey

With a cold drink in hand and steaks grilling on the racks, it’s the perfect way to celebrate a fun warm-weather day. Grilling outside has been a summer pastime for decades. It’s made all the better by choosing this PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker.

You get two types of cooking in one – direct heating for grilling or indirect heating for low and slow barbecuing. So, get your tongs out, season your meats, and get ready to enjoy one of the best grills and smokers on the market.


PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker Review

Four venting areas means that you can control amazingly even temperature and heating controls in this PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker. Have all four dampers open for regular coal grilling. Have only one open on the bottom and one open on the top for that tenderizing, low and slow grilling that infuses your meats with extra smoky restaurant-style flavor. The PK Grill & Smoker is durably made in a decently sized package, and easy enough to break down for transporting to your nearest tailgate event.

Who is this for?

The PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker would be a perfect starter grill for anyone looking to have a variety of grilled or smoked foods. Its retro design is based on an original 1950s look, so it is very classic. The smaller, more compact size makes this grill and smoker ideal for tailgaters.

It’s built to break down easily to fit in the back of your vehicle. That size also makes this grill suitable for smaller outdoor living spaces like patios, decks, and even a balcony. The fairly light weight doesn’t pose a problem or hamper its portability in any way.

This PK Grill & Smoker would not be suitable for any area that doesn’t get proper ventilation. It’s also not for anyone who would prefer an electric grill over a charcoal one.

What’s included?

When you receive your PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker, you will get the outside cast aluminum shell with its large handled lid, two stainless steel cooking racks, and the wheeled base with a side shelf, a lower shelf, and two rubberized feet to hold it in place. There is a bit of assembly required, so instructions for that are included. You also get the owners handbook, which explains how to both grill and smoke.

It also comes with the PK Grills’ 10-year warranty. It’s covered against rust, burnout, or breakage for a decade. It would be nice if it came with tools, a temperature gauge, or a cover, but you only get the grill.

Overview of features

There are a lot of enjoyable features that will keep you grilling and smoking three seasons a year. For this PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker, you get your choice of two colors – either graphite or silver. The outer cast aluminum shell is durable for many years. There are 300 sq. in. of cooking surface on the wide rectangular stainless steel rack – that’s large enough to cook a whole turkey!You’ll love the 4-way venting system to easily switch from high heat quick grilling to low and slow barbecue style grilling. It helps direct the flow of flavorful smoke. The entire body of the grill is detachable from the stand, so lift it right off and put it in your trunk to take to the cabin, tailgate event, or for camping. In size, this grill measures 16” wide x 35” tall x 35.5” long, and the whole thing weighs 45 lbs.This grill and smoker is made in Arkansas, so you get American craftsmanship and quality control. It will last for years, and many owners are repeat buyers of the same model.

Get the most from your grill and smoker

When it comes time to grill a perfect steak at high heat, all you need to do is open up all four vents, build up a regular charcoal fire, set your meat on top of the cooking grate, and close the lid. For long and slow barbecue cooking, you will open one bottom vent and one top vent on the opposite side.

Build up a fire on one side of the grill above the open vent. Then lay your meat on the cooking grate under the opposite side of the fire and under the second open vent. The meat will smoke for a long time!

Alternative Product

The Char-Broil Deluxe Grill has an Offset Smoker, if you would like to keep your grill and smoker features completely separate. You get both types of cooking in one piece, but now you can make them side by side!


As a best product and multiple award-winning addition to your backyard and tailgate parties, this PK Grills Original Grill & Smoker will reward you with perfectly grilled and smoked foods each and every time!


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