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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:24 PM

I'm looking for a bigger charcoal grill, and have noticed the Royal Oak Charcoal Grill at Walmart, $128.00. But I can't find anything about it on the internet, just on Walmart's site. Here is the grill:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760

It looks good, and has nice features, but I'm hesitating, b/c I can't get any info on it. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about this grill....is it good, is it garbage? Thanks!
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:23 AM

View Postrafalweb, on Jun 12 2007, 03:24 PM, said:

I'm looking for a bigger charcoal grill, and have noticed the Royal Oak Charcoal Grill at Walmart, $128.00. But I can't find anything about it on the internet, just on Walmart's site. Here is the grill:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760

It looks good, and has nice features, but I'm hesitating, b/c I can't get any info on it. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about this grill....is it good, is it garbage? Thanks!


rafalweb:

Welcome to the forum.

The Royal Oak Charcoal Grill looks very similar to the Brinkmann Professional Charcoal Grill at Lowes.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760

But at a lower price.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:50 PM

Ignore. I bought a Weber One Touch Gold instead.

View Postrafalweb, on Jun 12 2007, 03:24 PM, said:

I'm looking for a bigger charcoal grill, and have noticed the Royal Oak Charcoal Grill at Walmart, $128.00. But I can't find anything about it on the internet, just on Walmart's site. Here is the grill:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760

It looks good, and has nice features, but I'm hesitating, b/c I can't get any info on it. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about this grill....is it good, is it garbage? Thanks!

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:27 PM

Hi,
I was giving this grill for fathers day... So, I can only give you my limited 1 time expirence with it.
I would have to say it was not to bad putting this together over a few cold beers. Out of the box, I was impressed at the leg and size
dimensions of all the parts. If you want to save time you can buy it already assemble....but it was my wife who brought it home in the box. It is very wide and stable with nice locking caster wheels and solid bottom tray. The owners manual glossed over the typical 1 year warranty and custormer service numbers...Everything went together great, but was kind of confusing on the charcoal lift tray assembly(it works on a cam crank lift motion). I finally figured it out and rolled this beauty out for a test try and initial seasoning.

I used the 3 zone charcoal method and was amazed at how nice and tight everthing fit including the lid....it's airtight once all the vents are shuts. It could be easily modified more with ovendoor fire resist gasket material but that might be down the road. I used original charcoal rancher Rancher Charcoal It took no time at all to have the coals a nice glowing hot....Chimney starters are the best. This grill has a nice big ash tray and a handy fire door with spring handle....with 2 side tables that fold & collaspe (only1 side table with 4 tool hooks)

This grill has 3 independent metal cooking grill grates...and a nice big thermometer with temp. numbers and zone colors on the lid. Plenty of room inside for extra drip pans etc...So, here's a few pics of this grill...And I'll keep you posted down the road on updates...I did see earlier that brinkman had one in a similar style but it was more money around the memorial day weekend.
Royal Oak Grill

Royal Oak Grill Therm

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:27 AM

View PostJChase, on Jun 18 2007, 09:27 PM, said:

Hi,
I was giving this grill for fathers day... So, I can only give you my limited 1 time expirence with it.
I would have to say it was not to bad putting this together over a few cold beers. Out of the box, I was impressed at the leg and size
dimensions of all the parts. If you want to save time you can buy it already assemble....but it was my wife who brought it home in the box. It is very wide and stable with nice locking caster wheels and solid bottom tray. The owners manual glossed over the typical 1 year warranty and custormer service numbers...Everything went together great, but was kind of confusing on the charcoal lift tray assembly(it works on a cam crank lift motion). I finally figured it out and rolled this beauty out for a test try and initial seasoning.

I used the 3 zone charcoal method and was amazed at how nice and tight everthing fit including the lid....it's airtight once all the vents are shuts. It could be easily modified more with ovendoor fire resist gasket material but that might be down the road. I used original charcoal rancher Rancher Charcoal It took no time at all to have the coals a nice glowing hot....Chimney starters are the best. This grill has a nice big ash tray and a handy fire door with spring handle....with 2 side tables that fold & collaspe (only1 side table with 4 tool hooks)

This grill has 3 independent metal cooking grill grates...and a nice big thermometer with temp. numbers and zone colors on the lid. Plenty of room inside for extra drip pans etc...So, here's a few pics of this grill...And I'll keep you posted down the road on updates...I did see earlier that brinkman had one in a similar style but it was more money around the memorial day weekend.
Royal Oak Grill

Royal Oak Grill Therm

J.Chase


JChase:

Welcome to the forum, and thanks for posting the info on the Roal Oak Grill. I was in Sam's Club yesterday, and they had one on display ... what a nice grill ... if it wasn't so big and I wasn't so lazy, I'd love to have a charcoal grill in addition to my Jenn-Air.

I'd really like to see pictures of the grill [and food shots] when you fire it up.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:22 AM

Well here is my latest update on the Royal Oak Grill from Walmart/Sams Club....
Everything seems to be going great with this grill so far. I've been using it about every weekend with
all kinds of foods like chicken leq quarters, BB ribs and a center cut briscuit and bratts. Grilling on this
makes you feel what a top grill pit master goes through. I've had my best luck with flavor on good charcoal and
hardwood lump but not Kingsford. I'm looking for Royal Oak or Nature Glow coals in my area.

I did have one problem with the grill...The inside lifting axle bar had craked at the weld and prevented the
tray from moving up & down to the grill grate. I cranked and seated the lift tray to hard and that's when I heard it snap.
I had called Royal Oak customer service on a Wednesday and it arrived FREE on that Friday. Talk about SERVICE... !! I really suspect it was my own fault. I had filled the coal tray up with a zone mix of coal & hardwood lump while tapering down on the far right to lava rocks for warming, and cranking it up to hard to max height.

I picked up a few gadgets to help me alongwith that pit style grill flavor...1st was a chimney coal starter and a stand up oven style thermometer along with a wired meat thermometer with temp alarm. I had some really tasty results with the indirect method and mesquite smoking wood chips. This grill allows me to open the fire box when the coal tray is down and place a perforated metal grill grate filled with soaked wood chips on the coals. Once, the chips are smoldering, I open the fire door again and move the chips directly under the meat with a pair of long tongs. It works out great and really saturates the food while venting out the top lid vents. I have not had any complaints so far yet on the taste :lol: .
So here's a few pics of the grill and a quick video while we had friends over.
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Royal Oak Grill photo

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:27 PM

View PostJChase, on Jul 8 2007, 12:22 PM, said:

Well here is my latest update on the Royal Oak Grill from Walmart/Sams Club....
Everything seems to be going great with this grill so far. I've been using it about every weekend with
all kinds of foods like chicken leq quarters, BB ribs and a center cut briscuit and bratts. Grilling on this
makes you feel what a top grill pit master goes through. I've had my best luck with flavor on good charcoal and
hardwood lump but not Kingsford. I'm looking for Royal Oak or Nature Glow coals in my area.

I did have one problem with the grill...The inside lifting axle bar had craked at the weld and prevented the
tray from moving up & down to the grill grate. I cranked and seated the lift tray to hard and that's when I heard it snap.
I had called Royal Oak customer service on a Wednesday and it arrived FREE on that Friday. Talk about SERVICE... !! I really suspect it was my own fault. I had filled the coal tray up with a zone mix of coal & hardwood lump while tapering down on the far right to lava rocks for warming, and cranking it up to hard to max height.

I picked up a few gadgets to help me alongwith that pit style grill flavor...1st was a chimney coal starter and a stand up oven style thermometer along with a wired meat thermometer with temp alarm. I had some really tasty results with the indirect method and mesquite smoking wood chips. This grill allows me to open the fire box when the coal tray is down and place a perforated metal grill grate filled with soaked wood chips on the coals. Once, the chips are smoldering, I open the fire door again and move the chips directly under the meat with a pair of long tongs. It works out great and really saturates the food while venting out the top lid vents. I have not had any complaints so far yet on the taste :lol: .
So here's a few pics of the grill and a quick video while we had friends over.
Grill Video

Royal Oak Grill photo

J.Chase


J.Chase, welcome to the forums, nice to see you jump in with so much enthusiasm! I had trouble locating the video (never did find it), but thoroughly enjoyed the photo of your grill. It smacks of that great retro style! Love the hook setup for your tools! Looks good and heavy, a solid performer I'm sure! Hope it works swell for you, we'll be looking forward to the menus you prepare on it along with photos of the cooking setups. Mike
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:45 PM

I too have this grill. I love it! I like grilling out with charcoal. With the tray on this one it has made my grilling way better. The side tables are great and very stable. With this grill I use less charcoal or charwood plus I can control the heat better. The grilling surface can hold a lot of food. When cooking hamburgers they flame up less now all I do is lower the tray and cover it just good ol' smoke no flames. I wish I would have bought it sooner. This 4th it will really get it's workout. And my ol' New Braunfels cooker is retired to just BBQ pork.

This is the best birthday present I've gotten in a long time. I looked at it for a few weeks and told my family I would be getting it for our July 4th cookout. Well for my birthday my Mother already had bought it for me. I have been cooking on it every weekend for 2 months now.
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:44 AM

View Postrafalweb, on Jun 12 2007, 02:24 PM, said:

I'm looking for a bigger charcoal grill, and have noticed the Royal Oak Charcoal Grill at Walmart, $128.00. But I can't find anything about it on the internet, just on Walmart's site. Here is the grill:

<a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank">http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760</a></a></a></a>

It looks good, and has nice features, but I'm hesitating, b/c I can't get any info on it. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about this grill....is it good, is it garbage? Thanks!


I have used this very grill for just about 1 year now & I love it. As you say it is very sturdy & air tight. I would recomend this grill to anyone looking to upgrade their grill to something bigger (30") & better

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:21 AM

View Postrafalweb, on Jun 12 2007, 01:24 PM, said:

I'm looking for a bigger charcoal grill, and have noticed the Royal Oak Charcoal Grill at Walmart, $128.00. But I can't find anything about it on the internet, just on Walmart's site. Here is the grill:

<a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760" target="_blank">http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5508760</a></a></a></a>

It looks good, and has nice features, but I'm hesitating, b/c I can't get any info on it. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about this grill....is it good, is it garbage? Thanks!

i own one of these grills only mine is an older version but it still works great one of the best smokers i have used in a long time, i has multiple air vents for air control,i boughty mine at wal mart three years ago on clearance for 45.00 and i will not use any thing else.
it is one of the best smokers i have used in a long time if you get the chance you should get one ,dont think you will regret it.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:46 AM

I've had it now for 1 1/2 years and cooking on it just about every week even in the snow!
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