Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr, Red Charcoal kamado Grill Reviews

The need for variety in size while retaining quality appears to be the motivation behind the design of the
Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr, Red Charcoal Kamado Grill; a compact half-size of Char-Griller’s full-sized ceramic grill.

Occupying a much smaller space and using a ceramic material created by the manufacturer, it draws
from the many qualities of the full-sized grill and sums it all in its compact size. Implementing the classic
kamado design, it yet mimics the interiors of expensive ceramic clay ovens at a fraction of the oven’s
price. Unlike most equipment, assembling is quite easy, and it requires much less charcoal since ceramic
is an excellent insulator.

Grills exist for food and not the other way round, making food handling a concern in trying to select the
right grill. With dampers to regulate airflow, the temperature can be controlled to precision; a few tries,
and you are a pro with the chills. The presence of a thermometer is the icing on the cake, so you
are sure it’s not too hot for your veggies and not too warm for your barbeque.
Want to know more? Jump right into the detailed review from our experience with the Char-Griller
E06614 AKORN Jr; it is the best to feature and design.

Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr, Red Charcoal kamado Grill
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Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr, Red Charcoal kamado Grill
  • 153 Square inch primary cooking area with cast iron grates
  • Kamado style grills promote even heating to enhance flavor
  • Easy dump ash pan for fast and simple cleanup. Ignition Type-No Ignition System
  • Top and bottom air dampers for easy and precise temperature control
  • More durable, affordable, and lighter weight than ceramic grills - great for tailgating, camping or going to the park

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Detailed Review of Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr


Trying to assemble any piece of equipment can be incredibly dull and sometimes requires technical
assistance. Having to go through a manual with all the details doesn’t excite anyone, and it appears the
manufacturer understood that and decided to save us the stress.

The grill comes completely assembled but for the lid, handles and stand that require screwing. This
process isn’t too hard; it took us less than twenty minutes to have the grill ready for use. We found it easy
to assemble. It can preserve both your time and energy.


Don’t judge a book by its cover would best sum up this grill perfectly. Its outward appearance is sturdy,
giving it a rustic look, but its stand and handles appear like last-minute add-ons, clearly not so pleasing to the eyes. With its egg-shaped design and an outer covering of steel, it follows the traditional design one would expect of ceramic grills.

The grill’s inside is overlaid with Char-Grill’s ceramic material. It provides insulation in the place of
clay that’s present in ceramic clay ovens, which are quite expensive. This accounts for the high tasting
foods that the grill gives that are on par with clay oven standards. This makes the price eye-catching as
its high quality, yet affordable.

With it is surface space measuring almost one hundred and fifty-five inches, it is half the size of the
original model designed by Char-Griller. Several factors are up for consideration in choosing a grill, and
mobility is one.

Compact as it is, its lack of wheels is an imperfection that won’t sit well with those who frequently hike
regardless of it’s under forty pounds weight. If mobility is essential for you, this grill might not be your best option.

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A great feature of Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr is its dampers. The dampers exist as regulators enabling excellent temperature control, making it great for smoking. Here’s how they work; there are the top and bottom
dampers, opening and closing one or the other, or both either partly or wholly controls how much air gets into the grill.

The amount of heat you want determines how open or closed they’d be. It was like an experiment, we
moved the dampers, adjusted the top and the bottom till we were pleased with the result. The Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr has a thermometer which compliments the chills very well. You would easily see the temperature change with each adjustment you make, so be sure to keep a close eye on its readings.

As is familiar with ceramic grills, charcoal is both the power and heat source. It adds excellent flavor
to cooking, leaving you with an aroma that gets one hungry. Being a small grill of fewer than 40 pounds, it requires much less charcoal than most grills would. Cooking with charcoal might pose some initial
challenges for someone who has never used it, but it gets more comfortable with time. The Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr can reach temperatures as high as seven hundred degrees and has additional characteristics that make it an excellent choice for grilling; its grates and dampers.

The choice of cast-iron in making the grates is a brilliant one by the manufacturers. Unlike stainless
steel, it maintains heat evenly during cooking. Temperature is easily and quickly dispersed across the grates, and grilling time is significantly reduced. One might be quick to think that the choice of material is to speed up cooking, but that’s not the case.

As much as the cast-iron would do cooking faster, the insulated shell and the grill’s construction
generally already meets that need. Even distribution of heat is the motivation for the choice of
material over others. This way, you are sure of even cooking your meats.


Being half the size of the original, it is pricing also follows the same pattern. The pricing is very reasonable, considering the restaurant-standard ceramic quality it possesses.

It is available for order on popular online stores, and our research showed that some customers had
issues with the product on-delivery.

● Optimal space usage
● Easy assembling
● Usable as a smoker
● Grates of cast-iron
● Well priced

● Non-existent wheels
● Difficulty in attaching Stands and Handles

Conclusion of Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr

Cooking is fun but can become tiring when the process doesn’t seem to work as you would love.
The right Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr is incredible, but one suited to your needs is much better. Being a “Junior,” it does well in possessing the qualities of the full-sized Akorn grill. It has some of its flaws.

Playing host to a group of friends on your small lawn or patio would be great with this grill around to
provide with the taste that you get from standard ceramic grills, but we advise that you handle it.
But what happens when it’s a family reunion where size matters, or a hiking trip where something much
more mobile would be needed? A much larger grill or one with wheels will be more suitable to meet the
varying needs.

The taste of grilled steak is fantastic with Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr thanks to the heat-retention and choice of materials. It was easy to assemble, didn’t take too much space, and we found it easy to clean. If it suits your needs, we know for sure that this is one grill that perfectly combines size and quality alongside low costing, a grill you would not regret purchasing.

Happy grilling!

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