Lodge Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill

Old school but still classy – if that’s what you want for your outdoor cooking, then Lodge Pre-seasoned Sportsman’s grill is the way to go. You’ll be amazed by its unique design and at the same time, its small size makes it portable. What impresses most people is the way it produces more heat and distributes it evenly with just a little charcoal. So, what can you expect from this grill?

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Key Features

Small in size

When it comes to outdoor cooking, you definitely want something that is not too bulky to carry around. With this grill, you can easily fit it in your car or store it in small places.


Two handles on both sides of the grill, small size and weight, these are the things that make Lodge Pre-Seasoned Grill easy to carry around.


The grill is made of cast iron. It is a high-quality material which is rust resistant and cannot get damaged easily, even if high heat is being used. To top it, the cast iron makes it easier to clean.

Draft Door

We know that when it comes to grills, doors play a big role. This Lodge grill has a draft door that can regulate the heat. You can cook your food with slow or fast heat, high or low heat. You just need to open or close the door to manage your heat.

180 square inch cooking surface

Though it is not that big to hold a lot of foodstuff at once, you can still enjoy versatile cooking. The surface is best for camping, tailgating, patio, backyard or ballgame cooking. Pros

  • Highly durable
  • An adjustable height
  • A portable size
  • Reduces sticking
  • Loads charcoal safely


  • A bit heavy for its use
  • Additional tools come separately

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the cooking grate is anti-resistant. But that means you have to take some precautionary measures to prevent it from rusting. Scrub it with a soft bristle brush with hot water to take off any food remains or oil. Dry it with a dry cloth or towel and make sure to store it in a dry place too away from the rain. Remember to not use soap on the grill. You can use wood but ready charcoal is still the better option. But if you are maybe camping and out of options, you can take small pieces of wood, and let them burn to coals first before grilling anything. Of course! It is one of the easiest grills to assemble. Putting in the bolts is not so hard. On the outside at the bottom, there are beveled recessed holes where you can fit the bolts and the nuts. It is made in the US in Pittsburgh Tennessee. Well, this depends on the type of briquettes you are using but most people use about 16 to 25 briquettes. Some even use 40 of them. Just make sure you know the quality of the product before purchasing as you might end up having high costs on them. It works well for all your meats, steaks, pork loins, chicken, and many more. The heat is distributed evenly the grill so you can be sure of even cooked pieces. Let all the parts cool before cleaning. Once you are done with cooking, wash the grate with a nylon brush and hot water for about 3-4 minutes. You can use a plastic scraper if there are any sticky messes. Don’t use a mild soap or a metal scrubber. After washing, dry the grate completely and then spray a little bit of cooking oil. Don’t forget to dump the ashes. No. But you can use your own, though the grill was made to be used lidless. In fact, open cooking is the best option.


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