Kettleman® TRU-Infrared™ 22.5" Charcoal Grill

Model #14301878

Kettleman® TRU-Infrared™ 22.5" Charcoal Grill

Model #14301878
Size 22.5

The Kettleman™ 22.5" Charcoal grill gives you the ultimate control.

  • Oversized damper for maximum temperature control.
  • Infrared porcelain-coated cooking grate designed for low flare-ups
  • Removable ash pan clean up makes it easy to clean


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    Product Features

    • Kettleman Charcoal Grill

      Engineered to give backyard chefs ultimate control, the Kettleman charcoal grill does more with less charcoal.

    • Hinged Lid

      Prop the lid open and tend to your charcoal and food with both hands. Easily close and latch the lid.

    • Super-Sized Damper

      A super-sized vent on the lid opens to let heat out and closes to increase cooking temperature.

    • Warranty

      We’ve got you covered for 10 years on the firebox and lid. Ash pan for 5 years, and all other parts are covered for 2 years.

    • No-Fall-Through Grate

      A porcelain-coated no-fall-through cooking grate keeps food on top, prevents flare-ups and distributes heat evenly.

    • Removable Ash Bowl

      Slide-in removable ash bowl fits snugly on the bottom of the grill to capture and contain ash.

    • 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.)

    • Wheels

      Easily move your grill around your backyard or patio.


    Dimensions & Weight

    • Assembled Width (in.) 25.8
    • Assembled Depth (in.) 25.8
    • Assembled Height (in.) 38.8
    • Weight (lbs.) 44.0000

    General Information

    • Model Number 14301878


    • Grate Material Porcelain Coated Steel
    Kettleman® TRU-Infrared™ 22.5" Charcoal Grill is rated 4.1081 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still learning! Bought this grill about 6 weeks ago and having a ball cooking with it. Have not used charcoal in years so it takes some practice. "Beer can" chicken is the best. Great for searing, but much quicker cooking time for steaks and burgers. Have not tried fish yet. Easy to clean. Did not realize how much I missed the flavor and aroma of real charcoal and smoking chips!
    Date published: 2015-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent heat dispersion Bought this a month ago and have grilling almost every day. You can use half the charcoal of other grills and still have enough heat. Last night, for example, I started the charcoal at around 11:00am and at 6:00 pm way after being finished I still had enough heat to keep cooking if I wanted. Great Grill for the price.
    Date published: 2015-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased I have been using the Kettleman grill since early summer. Prior to that, I owned a similar-sized grill made by the other company that dominates the kettle grill space that I used for 8 years so my review is essentially a comparison. I have used the Kettleman for steaks, burgers, chicken breasts, hot dogs, whole chickens, a roast, and pizza so far. Bottom line: I would buy the Kettleman if I had the decision to make over again. Pros: the design is fantastic. Zero flare-ups, even temperatures even on windy days, the grate has narrow slits so even small stuff stays put, I love the hinged lid, emptying the ash is relatively easy. You use less charcoal than the other kettle (though some of the comments from other reviewers seem to me to be on the optimistic side). I would say I use 1/4 less charcoal. You can get an excellent sear because the charcoal grate is close to the cooking grate. Heat distribution across the grate surface seems more consistent than my prior grill. I’ve had no problems cooking indirect or direct. Cons: 1. the cooking grate is harder to clean. The narrow and deep slits that make for better grilling also make for harder cleaning. The only thing I’ve found that works fairly well is the nylon grill brush that Charbroil makes and that can only be used when the grill is cold. You could probably also use a copper bristle brush but they are hard to find and I haven’t found one with bristles long enough clean all the way through the grate slits. I settle for my grate being mostly clean and it’s well worth the better grilling experience but if you’re fanatical about a clean grill, you’ll have to spend more time. 2. Temperature control relies almost entirely on the amount and location of the charcoal. The air intake vents cannot be adjusted and while the exhaust vent is used to adjust the air temperature in the grill chamber, it doesn’t seem to make much difference for the temperature at the grate right above the charcoal. Quality: so far, so good. It is holding up fine. I haven’t seen any signs of issues. It is just as sturdy as my old grill. My only complaint is that some of the hardware is cheap. When I was attaching the legs to the kettle body, I easily stripped one of the screws (I was using a small ratchet and hand tightening only). After that I was extremely careful but later on I still stripped one of the bolts/nuts that secures the wind guard to the back of the kettle (again, hand tightening only with a small ratchet). It stayed in place but was a little lose so I ended up spending $3 to get replacement stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts to use to attach the wind guard. I didn't replace the bolts for the legs and they are sturdy right now (the rack helps stabilize them as well) but I will keep an eye on these as I go. One star off for the cheap hardware but I would give it 4.5 stars if I could.
    Date published: 2015-10-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Not very happy with this purchase, after one use, the porcelain coating on the cooking grate blistered and now chipping off making it unusable and legs not very strong. On a plus note cooked very well as advertised
    Date published: 2016-06-13
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    Will Instant Light charcoal damage the grill in any way?

    Asked by: bw007
    This type of charcoal can get very hot too quickly and can negatively impact the grill.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2016-09-01

    The owners manual states not to use instant light charcoals, what is the reasoning for this?

    Asked by: BW007
    This type of charcoal could negatively impact the taste of your food.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2016-08-30

    Just need a little info on the adjustable coal grate. I see it advertised, but could not find any info on it. Can the coal grate be lowered or raised while cooking? Also, how much can it be raised or lowered? Any video demonstrating this? Thanks.

    Asked by: theo1106
    The charcoal grate is stationary and cannot be raised or lowered.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2016-07-11

    I bought my first char True infrared charcoal grill before I had three Weber kettle's . How do the cooking techniques differ or do they? Your web site gives all kinds of information on cooking with Gas infrared grills but very little on charcoal.

    Asked by: Waymond
    Congrats on your new grill! This Kettleman is a TRU-Infrared Grill and does not cook the same as a standard charcoal grill. Please follow this link ( to a video on the Kettleman. This link ( will show you how to set up different cook zones in your grill.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2016-06-28
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