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Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker

Product review – Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker

  1. Masterbuilt  Gravity Overview
  2. Product Features
  3. The Pros
  4. The Cons
  5. Conclusion

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Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Overview

Masterbuilt Gravity Series is making a revolution in the traditional, well-known charcoal grilling. With this innovative Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, you combine the unique flavor of charcoal cooking with the needed convenience of a pellet grilling. The grill uses gravity to keep feeding fuel to the fire continuously. The modernized variable speed DigitalFan technology can stroke the flame to the exact temperature you have set on your smartphone using the PID controller for the grill.

You can reach a temperature of 225 degrees F, which is ideal for slow and low smoking in just 10 minutes. If you have different goals, worry not, if you let the grill heat up for five more minutes you will reach a temperature of 700 degrees F in order to cook the perfect seared steak.

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Overview

The vertical charcoal hopper within the Digital grill can hold up to 10 lbs of lump charcoal or 16 lbs of charcoal briquettes, which is equal to approximately 8 to 9 hours of cooking. Thanks to gravity, the fresh charcoal is pushed towards the fire periodically while the ash drops into the bin that is below the grill.

If you happen to have a shorter cook, you can cut some money on fuel by saving the rest of your charcoal for the next time. You can do that by using the slides that are included in the grill. They cut off all the airflow and extinguish the fire. 

If you desire to add more smoke for additional flavor, you can mix in some wood chunks in the smoldering ashbin or in the charcoal hopper. The Masterbuilt Gravity Series Digital Charcoal Grill has a carefully designed manifold, which sends the smoke and the heat back into the cooking chamber. Due to this function, the heat can be evenly spread throughout the whole body of the grill.

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Overview

The main cooking surface of the grill is made of double-sided cooking grates from cast iron. They have a wide side, which is perfect for searing and a narrow side, which allows more smoke to reach and flavor your food. Above them are situated two coated FoldAway warming racks made of porcelain that are perfect for indirect cooking. You can fold them out of the way if you need more space on the primary cooking surface.

The Digital grill comes to 1050 square inches of cooking space. The smoke circulates in the chamber and then exits through the back vent. Doing this, it is ensured that your food is enveloped, no matter of the level it sits on.

But that is not all! As we have already mentioned, this digital grill is an innovative revolution in the world of grilling. You can control both the smoker and your grill with the help of the free Masterbuilt app on your smartphone or tablet. To do that you only need to pair your desired device to the grill via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and set the wanted temperature and a timer. You will receive notifications on your device when the cook is done.

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Overview

Buying the grill you will receive a meat probe that can be easily monitored wirelessly. You even have ports for three more.

If you want to add more prep space, you can use the stainless steel folding front shelf that comes with the grill. The Masterbuilt Gravity Series Digital grill has a side shelf and a small drawer for storing your supplies and a full-length shelf at the bottom, which provides additional storage.

The grill is on four wheels, with two locking casters, for maximum portability.

Product Features

Product Information:

  • Model Number: MB20041220
  • UPC: 094428276581

Key Features:

  • With this digital grill, you can cook from every place in your house, with the help of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
  • Reach 225 degrees with ease or wait a couple more minutes to reach 700 degrees
  • Guaranteed 8 hours of cooking time 
  • Thanks to the GravityFed hopper, fresh charcoals always feed the fire while the ash drops in the trash bin below
  • 1050 square inches of cooking space
  • The grill comes with a DigitalFan for accurate temperature control


  • Width: 61.024 inches
  • Depth: 33.071 inches
  • Height: 52.165 inches
  • Weight: 231 lbs


  • Class: Practical
  • Fuel type: Charcoal
  • Exterior Material: Painted Steel
  • Primary Color: Black
  • Configuration: Freestanding
  • Collection: Gravity Series


Masterbuilt warrants the Digital Charcoal Grill to be free from defects in material and workmanship under proper assembly and under recommended care for one year from the date of original retail purchase. 

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The Pros

With this digital innovative grill, cooking is just so much easier and enjoyable. You do not have to spend hours in front of the fire. 

The primary pros of the product are its wireless connection with your mobile device and the accurate temperature control via DigitalFan. The integrated PID controller in the grill runs nonstop calculations in order to keep the temperatures stable.

Some standard features like the locking casters and all the shelves, that provide extra space, also should not be neglected. 

The Cons

Ahh, with all the positive things that we love about this grill, it becomes extremely hard to think of something that customers would not be very pleased with. The only “major” con here might be that the instructions to assemble the Digital Grill might be vague to some customers. The other con is not directly connected with the grill but with Masterbuilt. Unfortunately, if you have any questions you will not be able to call them because they no longer have a call center due to COVID19.


From being able to control the grill while sitting on your couch to making the perfectly smoked and seared meat, this grill has it all! The Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker with its 4.5 out of 4 stars rating is the Digital Grill you did not know you needed until now!

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