Finding the best gas grill smoker combo isn’t very easy for most consumers. That’s because grill manufacturers tend to concern themselves with combination grills that use either charcoal or wood chips. Fortunately, we were able to find a few models that could smoke and grill and were powered by propane gas. We reviewed those grills and then came up with a list of the models that we feel are the best and will handle the smoking and grilling needs of all of our readers. Now, who wants to follow along with us and find out which gas-powered models are the best and which ones can be left in the store?
Best Gas Grill Smoker Combos
3Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Smoker/Roaster & Grill
In a world where gas grill smoke combos aren’t the norm, this model from Char-Broil is here to save the day. This is a model that’s not only capable of being used as a grill or a smoker but can also be used for roasting. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. This is a grill/smoker/roaster model that’s powered by propane and is sure to fit the needs of just about everyone.
It’s a product that can be used to grill burgers or chops, roast whole turkeys, or smoke meats, veggies, and seafood. This is a product that’s easy to hook up to a propane tank thanks to its extra-long hose—which not only keeps a steady supply of gas pouring into the grill but also keeps the tank at a safe distance.
This product is approximately 23x23x36-inches in size and has somewhat of a barrel shape to it—if barrels had legs. It’s made out of black stainless steel, which makes it very durable, but also makes it extremely light. It only weighs about 50-pounds, so it’s quite easy for the consumer to move it where they need it. That allows it to be used in the backyard, at tailgates, or just about anywhere else the consumer would need to roast, grill, or smoke their favorite meats or veggies.
Inside of this product, the consumer will find that it has 1,200 square-inches of smoking or roasting capacity. It comes with a roasting basket that will fit a 21-pound turkey quite easily. If the cook would rather use this product as a grill, they’ll notice that it has a 180 square-inch infrared grilling surface that helps to prevent flare-ups that are often associated with other grills.
This model also has a side-mounted smoker box that allows the consumer to add or access wood chips without having to open this model’s lid. Additional features that can be found on this product include carrying handles that make it easy to move, a metal thermometer, a complete product guide, and a removable grease tray. It also comes with a propane hose with a regulator that makes operating the unit easy as pie. All of these features combine to make one of the best gas grill smoker combos we’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing.
2Oklahoma Joe’s LP Gas/Charcoal Smoker/Grill
Evidently, Oklahoma Joe’s is a company that knows that one of the best things that they can give their consumers is the ability to smoke or grill the food they want to. This product is not only a smoker and a grill, but it can also be used with either charcoal or grill. This gives the average consumer a ton of different options and allows them to cook the food they want to cook it.
Sure, this model is a little bit more expensive than other comparable gas grill smoker combos, but it’s also the most versatile one available. That alone makes it a model that many consumers are going to want to take a good hard look at to see if it’s right for them.
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the features of this grill, starting with its size. This product is approximately 31-inches by 74-inches by 50-inches in size and weighs just over two hundred pounds. It’s a product that has 1,060 total square-inches of cooking surface, with 750 square inches of primary cooking surface located in the main chamber. Over this main chamber are porcelain-coated grates.
In the firebox chamber, are 310 square-inches of cooking surface. Because this model has two distinct cooking chambers—one from gas grilling and one for smoking—the consumer has a variety of options available to them when it comes to their cooking.
This model is also equipped with several dampers that allow the consumer to control heat and smoke very finely and with a lot of control. Installed in this model’s lids are temperature gauges that allow the consumer to keep track of the gas grill chamber and the smoking chambers separately. On the firebox is an access door that makes it easy for the cook to stoke the fire and do it without having to open the main cooking chamber’s lid.
And because this model is equipped with cool-touch handles, the cook never has to worry about burning their fingers while they’re grilling or having to reach for a potholder or silicone mitt. All of these features combine in a unit that consumers are going to just love using. And that’s why it made it to our list.
1Char-Grill Duo Gas & Charcoal Grill
Even though this product isn’t a smoker in the strictest sense of the word, it is a grill that’s capable of being used as both a charcoal and gas grill. This grill is approximately 60-inches by 25-inches by 50-inches and contains a total of 1,260 square-inches of cooking space.
It has a gas grill with three burners that are capable of supplying 40,800 BTUs of heat and is equipped with an easy-to-use electronic ignition system. It also features a 12,000 BTU side burner that can be used to cook additional food. This model features a porcelain-coated iron grate and an adjustable charcoal grate. It also features an easy-to-dump ash pan.
Another thing that we’d like to mention about this grill is that it gives the consumer a lot of space to work with. It has a condiment basket to store bottles of marinade or BBQ sauces, and it has a shelf underneath that can be used for storing other items. The charcoal side also has a double bottom construction that allows it to hold up to regular use without a problem. The lid can be put down on the gas burner when the consumer isn’t using it, so they can use the top of the lid for additional workspace.
Although this product isn’t specifically a smoker, using the charcoal grills will add a bit of smoke to the food as the cook grills. All things considered, we think that this makes this model one that consumers might look more closely at—especially if they need less of a smoker and more of a grill.
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The Ultimate Gas Grill Smoker Combo Guide
Now that we’ve selected the best gas grill smoker combos available, it’s time for our readers to take it upon themselves to choose which one might be right for their needs. Although it would be quite easy for us to say that our readers should choose one particular model—the truth of the matter is that different people have different needs. There just isn’t one model of any type of grill that’s going to be right for everyone in the world. That’s why we decided to take it upon ourselves and write this guide. It’s our hope that this guide will give all of our readers the information they need to choose the gas grill smoker combo that’s best for their own needs.
Think About The Model’s Cooking Capacity
One of the first things that consumers are going to want to consider is the capacity of the smoker/grill combo. Different models come in different sizes, so it’s important to think about the size of not only the model’s smoking chamber but also its grill capacity. For roasting poultry as big as whole turkeys, the consumer is probably going to want to make sure that the product has at least 800 square inches of smoking space.
The size of the grill will determine how much meat can be cooked upon it. To make sure that the model has enough grill space for cooking burgers, hot dogs, or steaks, the size of the grill should be at least 180 square inches.
Think About How It’s Constructed
It’s also important for the consumer to think about how the grill is assembled and what it’s made from. High-quality grills are made from steel and have cooking grates that are made from porcelain-coated cast-iron. Lesser quality models are also made from steel—albeit a thinner steel—and so are their cooking grates. Stainless-steel grates aren’t as durable as cast-iron, but they are quite light and easy to move around.
Think About If It Has The Ability To Use Charcoal
Although not all gas grill smoker combos have the ability to use both and charcoal, there are some models that do and as such, the consumer is going to have to think about whether this is a useful feature to them or not. Some of the charcoal/gas grill/smoker combination units allow one side of the grill to be dedicated to propane gas and the other one dedicated to charcoal. This can be quite useful for searing meats on the gas grill side or smoking meats in the charcoal chamber.
Think About The Number Of Dampers
It’s also important for the consumer to think about the number of dampers that the grill has. Most grills only have a handful of dampers, but models that are both grills and smokers need more so they generally have more. Having a good variety of dampers in different locations allows the consumer to control the smoke and heat across both the grill portion and the smoker portions of the model.
Think About The Grill’s Ignition System
Having a grill/smoker combo that has a dedicated electronic ignition system makes the grill all that much easier to light, but not every single one of these grills has this feature equipped on them. Therefore, it’s up to the consumer to decide whether an electronic ignition system is worth it to them. In our opinion, it’s definitely a feature that the consumer is going to want their grill to have.
Think About Mounted Temperature Gauges
In our opinion, it’s also extremely important for the consumer to have some sort of way of checking the temperature of the grill without having to open it. And that’s where mounted temperature gauges are extremely important. If they’re mounted in the lid, they allow the consumer to monitor the interior of the grill/smoker/roaster without having to open the lid and letting all of that heat out.
Think About An Easy-To Access Smoker Box
The last feature we’re going to talk about in detail is the smoker box. Some models are equipped with a smoker box that’s easy to access without having to open the smoker’s main lid. This allows the consumer to tend to the smoker box’s fire without having to release all of the smoke or heat built up in the main smoking chamber. That makes it a quite handy feature for any grill/smoker to have.
Additional Features To Consider
This section of this guide is dedicated to all of the features that we didn’t have time to come around to but are nonetheless important features for the consumer to consider. So we kind of lumped all of the features together into one section for the convenience of all of our readers.
- Heat-Resistant Handles
- Easy-To-Empty Grease Trays
- Built-In Work Tables
- Built-In Storage Space
- Condiment Baskets
- Wheels For Easy Movement