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CB940X® Charcoal Grill

Model #08301390-26

CB940X® Charcoal Grill

Model #08301390-26
Size 940

If you’re looking to grill for an army, this heavy-duty Char-Broil big box CB940X charcoal grill is perfect for you. It’s equipped with adjustable fire grates for easy heat control, lid-mounted temperature gauge and side shelves for a handy workspace. It has cast iron grates with an easy lifting tool.

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  • Adjustable fire grate

    Control the heat level at the cooking grate by placing your charcoal pan in one of several preset positions.

  • 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.

  • Side Shelf

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

  • Warranty

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


  • Manufacturer: Char-Broil
  • Size: 940

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CB940X® Charcoal Grill is rated 4.4483 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice grill, needs owner modification to be great I got the CB940X after finishing an outdoor kitchen and wanted something nicer looking than my ancient yet trusty Mecco. I've used all sorts of charcoal grills (about 50 years grilling now) and I like the flat bottom ones with adjustable height. This one is so heavy the packaging got banged up (seems to be a common issue), although this one was trucked from the OEM site (winter sale 25% off, free shipping). It really helps for two people to move and put together, the trucker would only drop it in the driveway. Pros, it: - has cast iron grates, which sear and hold temperatures excellently. - seems to hold temperatures except around the edges. - it looks super nice. - it's the most heavy duty material I've owned, excepting a custom made smoker/grill. - the cast iron grill lifting tool is pretty cool, looks nice but I'd be careful about dropping it on concrete. Cons: - the charcoal grid has some major design flaws, FOR THIS PRICE IT SHOULD BE BETTER, coals fall off the end and the heat does not go to the edges well. I grilled a bunch of veggies and kabobs last time and had to keep rotating them around. Come on guys, spend an extra buck and fix this common complaint. At first I thought I was sent a charcoal pan for a smaller grill. - the charcoal grid slants up at the front and back, and coals or small wood lengths won't reside there. - the handles that raise the charcoal grid stick out of the lid when it comes down (at the higher settings) and can get pinched (I just bent them in a bit). - The charcoal handles for raising the grid are just hooks hanging on the charcoal pan wire and there is so much play the grid left to right that occasionally a handle will pop loose from the tray and the charcoal tray will drop down on that side, resulting in charcoal going everywhere and messing up the spread, with a full load cooking on the grill top this seems sub-optimal. - the coal door is just a blazing hot tab, on the cheaper models they have a spring coil handle. - the cast iron grates slide around front to back because of the back edge of the lid leaves slack when opening, this is minor but jostles stuff around. - the side trays that hold the wood carving blocks have round head screws that the wood rests on, they need to be flat heads so the wood surface is stable. - they make less expensive units with an external crank to raise and lower the charcoal grate, this one you have to put on gloves to manually raise the cooking grate. - the venting is unusual, it appears to have rotisserie holes but does not accept one, no lower venting (like on their cheaper units) - no tool hooks, Really? The wood carving blocks are a type Chinese pine, but over there it is a "sacred pine" used in temples because it smells nice. So I've bent the fire raising handles so they don't get stuck, it was easy to bend and did not need much. I want to put a spring covered handle on the fire door like they do with their cheaper models. I want to switch to flat heads that the wood rests on then the wood will be stable. I did add some webbed steel to the edges to keep the coals from falling out and increase usable capacity. I did bend the fire grate handles around the fire grate wire so they have a positive grab and can't jump out. All in all an excellent grill, just needs some tuning
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality of assembled parts needs improving This is the 2nd 940 I have purchased, The first in 1984. I made the purchase because my Dad had one in the 60's (he is also on his 2nd) Mine was kept outdoors and had rusted out in too many places after almost 30 years. After looking for another grill for 6 months, I could not find one locally ( Charbroil or other brands) that would replace my old one with the quality I was looking for (no 940's available locally) . My wife went on line and ordered it from Char-Broil for our anniversary. When I received it I couldn't have been happier. It was made of even heavier duty material than my first. So I expect it to last longer than I will. Unfortunately after putting it together I found the lid of the grill did not match up with the firebox. The lid appeared to not be square. After receiving another lid and eventually a replacement grill, I determined this was a manufacturing problem. The grill lid does not seal properly against the firebox and makes it difficult to impossible to control the airflow for low and slow smoking. I was very disappointed that nothing else could be done. I have used the grill for the past 3 years and everything else about the grill is great, All of the material used were much heavier duty than the original one I had from the tray for ashes, wheels,side trays, firebox and lid. Unfortunately, since I use it mostly for smoking I am still working on getting it sealed better. Since it is so heavy duty, I will be living with this problem for a long time until I can feel comfortable with buying a new grill and giving this one away.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Engineering problems Overall the grill will be as good as the old model after I modify it. Casters that came with unit were not heavy enough for its weight. I installed another pair of large wheels. Unit doesn't draft well, air circulation is at the back of the box, consumes to much charcoal to fast. Fire grate does not cover enough of the area under the grates. Old fire box design was far superior. I extend to have a fire grate made like the old design. I am going to seal the cover to cooker with a gasket and install adjustable air vents to control the fire. I had my original CB940 for almost 15 years and it was great unit. With this units heavy metal construction, and the modifications I plan to make it should cook well and last a long time.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Charcoal Grill Ever--- This is my second 940. My first lasted 18 years and I abused it. This one is better than my first one. It's easy to cook on and I use it to grill and smoke. This past weekend I cooked a pork shoulder for 11 hours on Saturday and hamburgers on Sunday. It is easy to access and control the fire and easy to clean up. It has outstanding quality.
Date published: 2014-06-10
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CB940X appears to be grill I had 30+yrs, made of cast iron+cast iron grates+ash tray+adjustable shelves+rotissori Kit. Some reviews state love rotissori,but description reads no rotissori! Help! Or give model# w/aforementioned details+rotissori Kit thx!

Asked by: RebaGG
The CB940X (model # 08301390-26) is not able to support a rotisserie. However, a Grill Infusion Cooker can be used with your grill. This is model # 9999850 and it is available on our site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-05-19

I have owned this grill since 1962 and recently purchased one for my son. There is no rotisserie that came with it as did mine. Can I purchase a motor and install a rotisserie to his grill?

Asked by: BillS1481
This grill is not able to support a rotisserie. However, a Grill Infusion Cooker can be used with your grill. This is model # 9999850 and it is available on our site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-04-15

You claim that this grill is not compatible to use with a rotisserie, yet you have notches cut into the bottom of the lid with screw holes on either side of the notches. The older models support rotisseries, why not this one? And why the holes in lid?

Asked by: djh13
With slight modifications, I've used a rotisserie successfully on my CB940X.  I just had to cut a notch on the right hand side bracket that supports the fire grate hanger.  This allows the spit rod to pass through the hood.  The holes in the body were already there.  I just took the bracket & spit rod support from my old Brinkmann and made it fit.  Not a difficult mod.
Answered by: PeteABC123
Date published: 2016-04-28

What is your stand on using wood to cook in this grill (for example, mesquite)? Also, do you offer a higher temperature thermometer? I am the third generation owner and the cast iron grates are finally falling apart.  Love the grill, need a new one.

Asked by: TucsonGuy
Wood can definitely be used in this grill. The only temperature gauge that we offer for this grill is model # 23113000. This temperature gauge goes up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Each cooking grate for this grill is model # 49400006. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-03-30
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