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Aug 3, 2012 09:16 AM

Anyone have a charcoal hibachi that you just love?

I'm having trouble finding the charcoal variety in the stores. They seem to have mostly gas ones..??

So, I'm looking to order one online and seeking recommendations for brands/types, etc.

I'm also interested to know if anyone has other types of small grills that aren't called hibachi but are similar?

Thanks, ttb

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    I was looking at yakitori grills, and ended up picking this up. It just arrived yesterday so I haven't had a chance to cook on it, but the construction is good. The only issue I have is that the grilling grate is a trifold contraption, and I'm thinking it might be a challenge getting it set in place once it's full of hot coals (I use a chimney starter for charcoal). I'm planning to burn primarily hardwood charcoal in it. Should be just the thing for kebobs, and grilling for the wife and I.

    1. Dunno whether mine's called a hibachi or something else. Small, cheap, charcoal barbeque - readily available where I am and it's the sort of kit that most people would have. I don't know anyone with a gas powered one.

      That said, mine hasnt been in use for over two years now - the weather just hasnt been sufficiently kind to cook outside.


        This may be exactly what you're looking for. It's heavy, but a terrific grill.

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        1. re: BNB99

          I've had this one for years and used to use it on my apartment balcony.

          I still use it for grilling small things. Very sturdy construction, (cast iron).

          I have even used it in my fireplace on cold or rainy days, (with the flue open of course!).

          1. re: BNB99

            We love ours for grilling small items

          2. The Weber Kettle's are really good. The little "Smokey Joe" I bought at Wal-mart for ~$30 has served me well for the past 2 years. The Lodge is another good option but, with it's larger mass takes longer to heat up but, holds heat a little better.

            1. I really like the Lodge Sportsmans grill, we use it when we don't want to fire up the Big Green Eggs.