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Napoleon Pro Cart charcoal kettle grill review

A good charcoal barbecue will see you through a summer of entertaining. Read our review of this kettle grill from leading barbecue brand Napoleon.

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Napoleon Pro Cart charcoal kettle grill

Pros: Robust with super design features
Cons: Slightly wobbly lid 

Overall score: 5/5

Available from Amazon (£425)

If a well-made, multi-functional and stylish barbecue is what you are after then, the Napolean Pro 22K Cart fits the bill. The assembly is straightfoward, taking 45 minutes, which for so many components was surprisingly quick and required few tools.  

The super-sized 52cm cooking area of three-sectioned, wave-shaped cast iron grills are great for searing as well as general grilling. And, as the sections are hinged, we loved how easy it was to add more coals.

Cooking a variety of foods is easy with three easy twist and lift grill heights to move the food closer or further away from the coals. The top and lower vents control airflow and there’s an easy-to-read thermometer in the lid to closely monitor temperatures.

The results were impressive with everything evenly cooked through. As the grills are cast iron, they need a light oiling, or food may stick as we found out in our first test.

A clever design feature, which made this a favourite, are the two charcoals burners for direct and indirect cooking. This vastly expands its functionality so it can be used for roasting and smoking, too.

The kettle sits in a robust cart with a folding shelf, sturdy wheels and locking system. With a removable ash can, cleaning is easy. The lid was a little wobbly, otherwise it is hard to find fault with this barbecue.

Available from Amazon (£425)

Specifications:

Style: kettle
Cooking grill size: 55cm
Height: 106cm
Hood and vents: yes
Wheels and locks: yes
Material: steel

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This review was last updated in March 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.