Don't let its classic, unpretentious looks and diminutive size fool you: The Char-Broil CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill is beefy and versatile. But whether you carry it to a tailgate party or stash it in the backyard is up to you.

The CB500X is just two feet long, so it's built to travel. But unlike most grills that will fit in the trunk of your car, the CB500X sports sturdy steel construction, which means you can use it as a grill or smoker. Inside, you've got 240 square inches of cooking surface on cast-iron grates to work with—that's good for a whole lot of weenies. If a long, slow smoke is more your style, the built-in thermometer, the front-loading firebox, and two adjustable dampers mean you'll be all over the temperature like Ray Lewis on the pass rush.


The weaklings out there might fret that the $155 CB500X weighs 38 pounds. But like the American gridiron, this grill is not for the weak of body or mind (or stomach). [Char-Broil via Uncrate]