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Broil King Keg 5000 Steel Charcoal Kamado Grill Product Review

Versatility and efficiency are the two most common words that describe the kamado-style grills. While most of the manufacturers on the market might produce grills with both similar looks and designs, Broil King put their own spin, especially on the key features.

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Broil King Keg 5000 Steel Charcoal Kamado Grill Overview

The Broil King Keg 5000 Steel Charcoal Kamado Grill is one amazing tool for your backyard. It can be used as a grill, as a smoker and even as an outdoor oven with some minor adjustments.  

This Charcoal Kamado Grill features 280 square inches of primary cooking surface made of cast iron and 200 square inches of secondary cooking surface made of chrome-plated steel for a total of 480 square inches of cooking space.

You can turn and set lower the cast iron primary grate to replicate a classic steakhouse sear. On another hand, if you move it to its highest setting possible, the grate will leave more space to produce indirect, low heat.

The grill’s lid is very well engineered. It has a quality seal and a latch, which significantly reduce any air leaks and keep all the heat in the grill. The upper damper of this Kamado grill is enumerated, which helps you to dial in the airflow and heat easily. You can find an integrated bottle opener in the handle.

Due to the integrated precise thermometer, you can accurately monitor the internal temperatures of your grill.

The body of the Broil King Keg 5000 is made of powder-coated steel. Because of that, you do not have to worry about either heat retention or any cracking issues that can occur with ceramic body grills. At the bottom of the grill, you can find an aluminum lower damper, which works in sync with the upper one for extremely high precise heat control.

The Broil King Keg features a multi-tool, which is meant to operate the two dampers and for moving the swing away from the warming rack.

The grill can be assembled very easily although you might need an extra hand to move this 126-pound grill body or to set it onto the cart. Besides that, a single person can fully assemble the grill in less than an hour.

Cleaning is a breeze with this astounding Broil King Keg. The cast-iron grates of the grill can be easily scraped down. The large steel ash catcher that is situated at the bottom of the grill can be pulled out with ease for quick disposal.

The two highly enduring resin side tables provide any extra space that you might need to hold your equipment as well as prep and serving trays.

This amazing Steel Charcoal Kamado-style grill comes with a steel cart and moveable wheels.

Product Features

Product Information:

  •   Model Number: 911470
  •   UPC: 62703114705

Key Features:

  •   480 square inches of total cooking surface
  •   Can be assembled in less than an hour by a single person
  •   The grill features an insulated double-walled steel body, which retains the heat and moisture within the grill
  •   It does not absorb odors and moisture over time like ceramic grills and will not crack like ceramic grills might
  •   The Keg 500 uses twice less charcoal than any typical charcoal grill.
  •   Extremely quick and easy clean up due to the removable steel ash catcher
  •   The grill is packed with extras – it comes out of the box with a chrome swing-away secondary rack, mobility cart, detachable resin side shelves and a multi-tool
  •   It is built to last – with a 10-year warranty on the body a 2-year warranty on everything else, you can be sure that your grill will be up and smoking for years and years.


  •   Width: 41 inches
  •   Depth: 27.5 inches
  •   Height: 47 inches
  •   Weight: 126 lbs


  •   Class: Economy
  •   Fuel type: Charcoal
  •   Exterior Material: Painted Steel
  •   Primary Color: Gray
  •   Configuration: Freestanding
  •   Collection: Keg
  •   Burger count: 12


The body of the grill is warranted for a period of 10 years. The cast-iron cooking grates and all other remaining parts as well as the paint are warranted for a period of 2 years.

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The Pros

The main plus of this grill is its double-walled steel body, which ensures you it will not crack over time.

The Broil King Keg 5000 comes with a built-in thermometer so you can always accurately monitor your temperatures.

It can be used both as a grill and as a smoker. You can even use it as an outdoor oven if you do some minor adjustments.

A lot of accessories come with the grill.

Just as importantly, the grill body is backed by a 10-year warranty.

The Cons

One of the main “problems” with this steel kamado grill is that it might take more time to cool down.

The chrome-plated warming rack might get in the way while you are cooking.


All Kamado grills are known for their versatility and compatibility. Broil King Keg 5000 does not differ from its ceramic-bodied competitors. Although it might take you a little time to get used to cooking on direct heat while the lid is closed, in the long run, it is unquestionably a worthy investment.

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