For those who want to cook up quality barbecue meals throughout the summer without having to give away an arm and a leg for a decent grill, the Akorn Kamando Kooker is a great option. Though the 'Big Green Egg' has a reputation as the premier charcoal grill out there, it has a price tag that matches its lofty reputation. The Akorn Kamando Kooker employs a similar system (and delivers similarly tender results,) but it's in a far more affordable price bracket.
The newly released convection cooking charcoal grill has a 306 square inch cast iron cooking surface, putting it in the same size range as the large Big Green Egg. However, at $270 on Amazon right now, the Akorn is almost a third of the price of its competitor.