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Go BBQ Review: Portable Barbecue?

Go BBQ Review: Portable Barbecue?
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Go BBQ is a portable grill that runs on charcoal and reduces smoke by 90%. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Go BBQ review.

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About Go BBQ

Go BBQ is a compact barbecue charcoal grill that features an air control knob to accelerate or slow down cooking. The official website is trygobbq.com, with a registration date of April 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in April 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Grill rack is detachable & cleans easily
  • Sturdy stainless steel base
  • Drain grease with the fat drip tray
  • Comes with grilling tongs
  • Rack can hold 8 burgers, 16 hot dogs, or 12 kebabs
  • Compact & portable
  • Avoid spillage with the snap lock system
  • Disassembles for easy storage
  • Built-in fan & air control knob

Cost

The Go BBQ grill costs $59.97 + $9.99 P&H for a total of $69.96. There is also the option to pay three payments of $19.99 + $9.99 P&H. The grill comes with tongs and a carry caddy.

Go BBQ Review

Go BBQ is advertised as the “next generation” of grills, offering a portable charcoal grill without smoke and remains cool to the touch. Does it live up to the advertising hype?

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Despite the advertising hype which leads you to believe that this is a unique item, I have seen several grills sporting a very similar design to this (see below). And, while I wouldn’t say that Go BBQ is not unique, that doesn’t mean it is without merit.

The design of Go BBQ offers a number of key features that help it live up to the advertising claims. An air flow knob allows you to control how much air circulates within the unit. This helps not only keep the sides and bottom relatively cool, but also lets you to adjust the amount of heat within the unit.

Food drips into the open drip tray, which can be washed out later. Keep in mind that if you plan to take your Go BBQ out with you, you’ll need to be mindful of the fat that has collected in this tray as you take it back home.

Heat in Go BBQ is produced by charcoal that resides in a chamber held in place just below the top of the grill. If you were to knock the grill over, the coals would not spill, as they are held firmly in place.

This chamber provides sufficient heat to grill, but it could lead to a central hot spot that you may want to avoid.

Although the commercial states that it is “virtually smoke-less” you may want to plan for a little smoke to emanate from the coals. I still think grilling indoors is possible with Go BBQ, but you might want to seek out a little ventilation, just in case.

Overall Go BBQ is a competent entry in this growing field of portable barbecues. It is priced competitively – just a little over half of some competing models – which could make it a compelling purchase. Because it is such a new item, I’m not sure if it is still being test marketed or if it has moved into full production.

Alternatives

You can find quite a few portable grills for a wide range of prices. One inexpensive option is the $50 Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill, is highly rated on Amazon.

Go BBQ is also similar to the Gourmia Portable Charcoal Electric BBQ Grill, which costs about $100 and boasts a 4.6 star rating online. You may want to compare the two before making your final decision.

In the As Seen on TV universe, you may have seen ads for Kool Grill (review) which is very similar as well.

Television Commercial

Your Go BBQ Reviews

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