Competitive cooks wouldn't be caught dead near a gas grill -- they believe charcoal lends a smokiness and caramelization that gas can't match. So if you're a fanatic for flavor and don't mind tending to your grill (charcoal can be a bit unpredictable), you've met your match.

charcoal grill

1) Weber Red One-Touch Platinum Charcoal Grill
 It's tricked out with two heat-resistant side tables, two char-basket holders and a lid-mounted thermometer.

2) Brinkmann Green Gourmet Charcoal Grill and Smoker
 The front hinged door lets you convert the bi-level grill into a charcoal smoker. It's lightweight, too -- only 28 pounds!

3) Master Forge Heavy-Duty Charcoal Grill
 It has a built-in thermometer, an adjustable grate, and a cooking surface large enough to grill 45 burgers at once!