Napoleon Kettle BBQ Buyer’s Guide

The Napoleon Rodeo Professional Kettle BBQ is a barbecue worth considering if you’re looking for a grill with charcoal. Building and maneuvering is easy and once it’s settled, it’s also sturdy. The edges are smooth and well-built with high quality fittings. Meat and poultry have been lovely and tender in cooking tests-and afterwards we found it easy to clean up.


Our Rating:
Build Quality 90%
Ease Of Use 85%
Durability 84%
Performance 80%
Value For Money 85%

Features list

Hinged Lid:
Provides full access to the grill while leaving both hands free for cooking.

Hinged cooking grids with three height adjustments:
Raise and lower the porcelain coated, hinged cooking grids making it easy to cook low and slow or sear beautifully over charcoal.

Stainless steel heat diffuser:
Creates airflow around the charcoal for even heating and a better burn.

Removable heavy steel ash catcher:
The heavy steel resists corrosion from the elements and is removable for easy cleaning.

Rugged weather-proof wheels:
These wheels are tough and sturdy allowing you to easily move your charcoal grill to where the action is over any terrain.

Accu-probe™ temperature gauge:
Accurately gauges the temperature for optimal temperature control when grilling.


Napoleon’s PRO22K-LEG-2 Professional Charcoal Kettle Leg Grill provides a standard charcoal grill with immense maneuverability; the 22.5 “diameter kettle offers 365 square inches of grilling area. The heavy gage black porcelain cover and bowl are sturdy and the heavy steel ash catcher makes ash removal a breeze while the stainless steel charcoal grill and cast iron hinged cooking go.Napoleon Kettle BBQ Buyer's Guide 2

Many grilling enthusiasts prefer to cook with charcoal. Napoleon’s Kettle grill is small to save space, but large enough to feed a crowd, grilling up to 23 hamburgers at once. The porcelain zed cast iron cooking grids are hinged for easy access when recharging coals or adding chips and chunks of wood. To increase heat control adjust the cooking grids to three different levels. Master airflow & burn with our pro Air control system which provides more efficient air handling, prevents water from entering the grill, & functions as a large ash catcher.

A large heat diffuser made of stainless steel lifts the charcoal off the kettle bowl uniformly radiating heat throughout the barbecue, & Guides spent charcoal down to the ash catcher. Outdoors this grill is sparkling! The powder coated enameled steel body shrugs off the elements. The lid features an opening offset hinge which allows access to the entire grill while keeping your hands away from the heat. Take the Napoleon Kettle grill Where the action is, the rugged wheels quickly conquer terrain. It has never been easier to cook like a Pro with with this kettle.

Product specifications

Fuel TypeCharcoal
Manufacturer Part NumberPRO22K-LEG-2
Overall Length29 Inches
Overall Width23 Inches
Overall Height41 Inches
Cooking Grid Dimensions22.5 Inches
Main Grilling Area365 Sq. Inches
Total Grill Area365 Sq. Inches
Assembled Height (in)40
Assembled Depth (in)28.5
Assembled Width (in)23
Lid MaterialPorcelain-coated steel
Cooking Grate MaterialCast iron
Temperature GaugeYes
Removable Ash CatcherYes
Grill StyleKettle

About the Manufacturer

In 1976, Wolfgang Schroeter started a small steel manufacturing company that began in Barrie, Ontario with the manufacture of steel railings. Since the first wood stove rolled off the production line more than 35 years ago, the determination of Wolf Steel has been to be distinctive and effective in everything they do. The demand for more had grown by 1981, and so their Napoleon line was born.
The market for Napoleon’s goods has since spread beyond the boundaries of Ontario and into the rest of Canada, the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Napoleon is the largest privately owned manufacturer of premium wood and gas fireplaces, gourmet gas and charcoal grills, and outdoor living accessories in North America.


What are you waiting for? The Napoleon Kettle BBQ is a well equiped barbecue for the money. It’s definitely a good bbq for a starter or amateur. It’s easy to use, store and move around.

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