Charcoal Grill 780

Model #16302039

Charcoal Grill 780

Model #16302039

The new cooking system in Char-Broil’s charcoal grills utilizes a patented tray that make it easy to control cooking temperature, by creating more efficient burning and less wasted heat. This system empowers you to deliver your desired cooking results without compromising on your grilling experience.


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Product Features

  • Side Shelf

    A handy place for your grilling tools and cooking accessories that doubles as extra workspace while you're cooking.

  • Clean Out Door

    Easily remove leftover ash from your firebox with the convenient door. Quick and easy clean-up

  • Charcoal

    Powered by charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal.

  • Lid-Mounted Temperature Gauge

    Keep track of pre-heat status and monitor the inside temperature of your grill. (Temperature gauge display may vary per model.)

  • Crank Adjustable Fire Grate

    Move your charcoal pan as close to the cooking grate as you want it with the adjustable crank lever.

  • Warranty

    We've got you covered on all grill parts for one year from your date of purchase.

  • Locking Casters

    Two of the grill's four wheels are locking casters, making the grill easy to move and stable once you've locked the wheels in place.

  • Damper

    Control the grill temperature by opening and closing the dampers. To burn hotter keep the damper open, to lower the temperature, partially close it.


Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight (lbs.) 84.0000

General Information

  • Model Number 16302039
Charcoal Grill 780 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charcoal Grill It Works fine after I installed the mounting of the charcoal pan correctly. You could not raise or lower it.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 110% Better than my last one!! First, putting it together wasn't that bad! I have done worse. The only thing I did was to dry fit it first then I did find the ways to put the sides on better. If you don't line up the sides the way it is meant, then you will have a bad fit. The last grill I had was like this one but you couldn't take out the coal pan. This feature is awesome. I am in heaven. I know I will get a lot of years out of this grill!! 2 main factors made this decision that it will last............1>The specs said it is a cast iron grates. I find this hard to believe because of the porcelain coating on the grates. Last grill had the cast iron and it was horrible to clean. These grates are so much better. With the porcelain coating, they wipe off with little effort. AWESOME!!! DO NOT USE THOSE WIRE BRUSHES.....will damage the grates. 2> The coal pan lifts out, which is a major plus AND it has a PORCELAIN coating as well!! This grill was the best buy I have ever done with grills. It was pretty easy to set the temperature with air flow! The cooking area is nice and big. I can easily fit three large full racks of ribs. The door in front is nice and big. Makes it easy to add my chips for flavor!! I don't know if I am more excited about how big and nice this is or how easy it will be to clean because of the porcelain!!! I know for a fact that this will be the cleanest grill ever!!! Great buy if you like to cook with charcoals. I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to cook with charcoals because you are actually cooking outdoors. If you are cooking with propane with a grill, you might as well cook with your stove in doors!!! That's the was I see it. PS....BUY A COVER, IT WILL LAST YOU A VERY LONG TIME for the people who said NOT DURABLE!!!!
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid grilling machine Assembly: pretty involving, i consider myself pretty handy and it took me atleast 2 hours to put this thing together. Don't plan on grilling the same night you start assembling Design/Quality: The quality good, everything is stamped metal. It's got 4 wheels, making it easy to manuver (my previous Charbroils had only 2). The vents on the cover are nice and large. Wish the bottom had bigger vents as well. The side-shelves are functional, but ugly, wish they had put more into aesthetics. Not sure how useful the bottom door is going to be, the ability to get more coal in there is pretty tight unless you have the right sized shovel. Pros: 1) Big size, lots of room to work with 2) Crank adjustable coal tray - good for searing meats. Can get those coals within 1 inch of the grill 3) Lots of venting options for controlling airflow 4) 4 separate grills make the grilling surface very modular 5) Easy to clean, because the coal tray is easy to remove. Cons: 1) The stamped metal side-shelves are ugly and collect rainwater 2) The crank mechanisms has lots of moving parts and seems like it won't hold up well out in the elements. Only time will tell 3) The coal tray is solid metal, only vented at the ridges. This makes the coals burn cooler and slower. This can be good or bad depending on what you're cooking 4) The Door is cool-looking, but not sure it would be too useful for adding more coal. Probably easier to just go thru the grills. Still good for getting more air into the grill though.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grill, good size I got this grill a couple weeks ago and have really enjoyed it so far. It's got a ton of surface area, so I was able to whip out a bunch of grilled veggies and meats for 10 guests pretty easily. The capacity is a definite plus. The multiple dampers and adjustable heat tray are a big help, too. Still trying to figure out the particulars, but overall it allows for a good deal of control over the temperature. The only thing I'd call out on this is that, due to the sheer size of it, it takes a ton of charcoal (more than I was used to, since my last one was a bit smaller). Seems obvious, but it is not only the surface area that requires this, but also the internal volume. It can take a bit longer to get to the desired closed temperature, especially for a chronic "open the grill and screw around with everything while it's cooking" type like myself. Oh, and the material used to coat the grates makes cleaning very easy. Overall, it's a great looking product that does its job very well, and is great for whenever you're hosting a large group.
Date published: 2016-05-01
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what grill cover is for this model 16302039, and what is the cost? Who sells them?

Asked by: foxtrot
The Heavy-Duty Smoker Cover should be able to protect this Charcoal Grill. This is model # 12512813 and it is available on our site.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-12-07

Infared ?

Asked by: Tim Will
No. Grill model # 16302039 is going to be a convection style charcoal grill.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-10-11

The upper rack came off and I've lost my assembly manual. How do you put it back on?

Asked by: Mr Mole
Please follow this link ( to the product guide for this grill and view page nine for details on installing the warming rack.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-09-12

Bjt1here, forgot to list my grill model 780.I am miss my crank handle. Thanks.

Asked by: bjt1
The crankshaft kit for this grill is model # F039-045A. This part is available on our site. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-09-07
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