Broil King Keg Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

After using the Broil King keg for a while, it’ll become the primary cooking utensil for just about anything. Included in our best grills category, This king keg features a solid cast iron construction, excellent cooking ability in high temperatures, and a lengthy ten-year warranty for anything that may happen in the future. Even with a high price and some getting used to, the Broil King keg is an easy choice to include in our list of the best kamado grills.

Why We Like It – Broil King Keg

The Broil King Keg is a charcoal grill that can cook virtually anything. A lengthy ten-year warranty will cover anything that can get a dent in this sturdy grill.

Pros
  • Solid cast iron construction
  • Excels at high-temperature cooking
  • 10-year warranty
Cons
  • High price may scare off buyers
  • May take a while to get the best results

Power/Heating

Having a ceramic interior, the Broil King Keg fully embraces the kamado-style of cooking, much like the Weber Summit charcoal grill. Once turned on, it’s easy to get the Broil King up and going, only taking a few minutes to get to a nice cooking temperature. However this is a double-edged sword, and easy heating has a significant drawback. Should a recipe need a low-and-slow type of cooking, the Broil King struggles to maintain a low heat for consistent periods.

Related: If you like this grill, you might be interested in our Broil King Regal S590 Pro review.

Size/Versatility

Coming in at a sizable 126 pounds, the Broil King Keg is not a grill you want to be moving around all the time. Due to its cast iron construction, it’s quite a feat to get this grill moving, compared to other lighter charcoal grills such as the Blaze Kamado. Careful thought should be put into where you want to put the Broil King when purchasing, as with the weight and 18 and a half inch diameter, once you place it, odds are it’s staying there. Our listicle of the top-rated portable charcoal grills might be of interest if you’re looking for a portable grill instead. We also recommend the Char-Griller Akron Jr.

Durability

The cast-iron frame may increase the overall weight of the Broil King Keg, however, that means that the grill is that much more durable against the elements. Even after continued use, the Broil King seems just about new, with damage that would leave a mark on other grills such as the primo grill not leaving a scratch on the Broil King.

Ease of Use

While it may be great for high-temperature cooking, the Broil King Keg is one of those grills where only time and practice will give you true mastery over it. It takes some getting used to and some trial and error, but once you find the sweet spot, expect to get perfect results every time.

Related: Also check out our Breville The Perfect Press review.

Value

For a reliable, dependent grill, the Broil King Keg is second to none, as long as you take the time to know the grill inside and out, you’ll be well on your way to grilling excellent meals in no time.

Broil King Keg Wrap Up

The Broil King Keg is one of those kamado grills that once you start using you’ll never want to stop. Having excellent cooking performance in high heat, a ten-year warranty, and a cast iron construction, only minimal complaints such as price and time get in the way of making the Broil King Keg a must-have for all grilling enthusiasts.

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