Open Thread: Range Master Kettle Charcoal Grill

Last Updated on August 6, 2021

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As everyone knows, summer brings out the best in grilling. It’s no coincidence that two of the biggest grilling days of the year, Memorial Day and Labor Day, serve as the unofficial start and end to summertime. Aldi sells grills, smokers, and grilling accessories, both big and small, all summer long.

Aldi sells both gas and charcoal grills during the summer. That includes this kettle grill, one of the most simple and iconic of charcoal grills.

What We Know:

The Range Master Kettle Charcoal Grill (Product Code: 804862) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. (No, Aldi won’t ship it to you.) At the time of this post, the kettle grill is $59.99. That’s about $20 more than it was a couple of years ago, but it’s still less than most kettle grills out there.

The grill comes with a 3-year warranty, serviced by Protel, a common Aldi warranty service provider.

According to Aldi, the grill measures 25.2 inches wide, 22.8 inches deep, and 27 inches high. Aldi lists the following components and features:

  • an enamel cooking grate and chrome-plated warming rack
  • a hinged lid
  • a built-in temperature gauge
  • an enamel finish for enhanced durability
  • a bottom shelf and tool basket
  • an ash catcher with air ventilation

What We Don’t Know:

Because we haven’t tried out this grill, we can’t speak to how easy it is to assemble, how well it performs, or how long it lasts.


Do you have experience with this kettle grill? Let us know in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

One Comment

  1. The grills assembly leaves something to be desired. For the bracket underneath that holds the bottom “air vent”, the screws don’t fit into the bracket itself from the grill, they seem (at least on my product) to be too small to allow the designated screws for them to fit.

    Not a fan of this thing due to that.

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