The Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 LP Gas Charcoal Smoker Searing BBQ Grill Model PS9900 has what it takes to make your next outdoor cooking session all that you want it to be and even more. The unit has a ceramic-style infrared side burner designed to sear seafood and steak to seal in the juicy flavor. This three-in-one unit can be used as a charcoal grill, gas grill and the smoker firebox is ideal for indirect cooking and authentic barbecue smoke flavor.
The three-burner gas grill provides the convenience of simultaneously cooking as many as 20 hamburgers at a time. The charcoal grill has an adjustable charcoal pan to make temperature control easier to provide that distinct charcoal-grilling flavor. The grill has a side smoker firebox that can be utilized with charcoal and flavored wood chunks for indirect cooking and genuine barbecue smoke flavor. This grill is perfect to enjoy numerous styles of barbecue cooking. It is remarkable for family meals or big gatherings of neighbors and friends.
The grill comes partially assembled; however you are required to put in some work. All the lids have to be connected and the searing side burner and smoker have to be hooked.
The cylinder-shaped steel burners on the gas grill make the unit more fascinating. A number of owners find this unexpected as they are used to circular burners made out of cast iron. The steel burners heat up a bit slower; therefore, there is some wait time before food can be popped on them.
There are grates on the gas grill that are made out of cast iron, which definitely assist with getting cook times to go back to a reasonable duration. Overall, there are no major issues. This grill is decent and has an adequate amount of space to cook meals for an entire family. You will be able to cook 20 hamburgers all at once on this unit. It has a lot of power and delivers 30,000 BTUs an hour.
This unit is outfitted with a remarkable six-position charcoal tray that enables you to experiment with heat and try some slow cooking if you so desire. For slow cooking, the tray should be placed on its lowest possible level, a moderate amount of charcoal should be loaded in and then the lid should be closed. This is great for cooking beef and pork. In addition, there are some exceptional dampers on the front of the grill, which have to be closed to accommodate slow cooking. The cast iron grates on this grill operate amazingly well, while producing great tasting meat every time.
Additionally, this grill has an adjustable charcoal pan to ease the process of temperature control while the charcoal-grilling flavor is being provided. Its offset, smoker firebox on the side can be used with charcoal and flavored wood chunks to achieve authentic barbecue smoke flavor.
The issue with the smoker is that it does not work too well straight out of the box. There is a significant airflow problem and also a problem with ash. The airflow can be easily solved by raising the grates off the bottom with bricks. By raising those grates, you will be able to carry out 10 to 12 hour smoking sessions without a hitch; as long as the ash buildup problem is also resolved. This creation of ash with this smoker is unbelievable. To get rid of the excess ashes, open the doors and scoop out the ashes halfway through the cooking process. It takes a bit of effort but the reward will surely be worth it.
The searing burner is the surprising star of the show. There are some stunning cast iron grates on this burner. They are designed to remarkably hold and disperse heat, which means a fully-preserved moisture barrier and no burnt patches on your foods. In addition, it uses infrared technology and as such, it heats up very quickly and enables very short cooking times. It delivers 12000 BTU, which is impressive power for a small space like this. Both fish and meats cook fast and the taste is amazing. You can easily fit 8 burgers at the same time but it is slightly on the small side.
• The three-burner gas grill enables you to cook 20 hamburgers all at once. This makes it possible to quickly feed guests at your party.
• You can choose from among the charcoal grill, liquid propane gas grill, searing burner and smoker firebox to satisfy your preferred cooking styles and those of your guests.
• The adjustable charcoal pan on the unit makes it easier to control the temperature. This, in turn, makes it easier to achieve authentic smokehouse barbecue flavors.
• Some of the parts on this grill are prone to start rusting after 3 or 4 years. However, with proper use and upkeep, this can be avoided. Special care should be taken during the winter months to prevent rusting.
• The lid has minor gaps under it; however, this issue can be resolved by making simple modifications. These include having the gaps sealed with high-temperature gaskets.
The Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 LP Gas Charcoal Smoker Searing BBQ Grill Model PS9900 provided somewhat of a mixed bag of outcomes. However, it has an absolutely remarkable charcoal grill and the incredible searing burner is impressive as well. Both of these units make wonderfully amazing foods. The cast iron grates used on these cooking units are the favorite feature of many and they certainly assist with the cooking times and taste. Cast iron grates are also on the gas grill.
However, the steel cylinder burners heat up slowly and as such; there is some amount of wait time while the heat builds. However, the burners are powerful and the grill offers a lot of space. The space provided by this grill is 860 square inches, which is tremendously large for the price. Though the smoker is poorly designed, you can raise the grates, scoop out the ashes halfway through the cooking session and you will get much better results. The dampers on the side of the grill are a bit frustrating but not a major issue.