Hasty Bake Gourmet Charcoal Grill/Smoker/Oven Review | BBQGuys.com

Hi, I’m Chef Tony Matassa with BBQGuys.com,
in this video we are checking out a super unique grill in the barbeque world, this is
the Hasty Bake. It’s been made in the United States since
1948. This particular grill is for the person who
likes to use charcoal, but wants that accuracy & control to where they can bake, steam, smoke, What is the best charcoal grill on the market
grill, sear, you name it, you can do it in this with charcoal, let’s have a look inside. The hasty bake gourmet grill features a spacious
top rack that can be used as a warming rack, or additional room to smoke food. It slides out for easy removal when not needed. The main cooking area of the Hasty Bake Gourmet
measures 19 inches deep by 28 inches wide, and can comfortably grill 24 burgers at time. The cooking grids are stainless steel, and
they angle towards the center, so that they direct drippings to this grease trough beneath
them. Grease collected in the trough runs through
this hole on the left side of the grill, and into this grease pan, making for easy cleanup. Beneath the cooking grids, you will find Hasty
Bake’s stainless steel adjustable charcoal tray. For easily adding charcoal or wood chips while
cooking, this can be accessed from the side door of the grill. It can be easily removed for cleaning. The charcoal tray is adjusted by this crank
on the bottom left side of the grill. When set to the searing position, the charcoal
basket is positioned close to the cooking grids, creating the perfect environment for
searing steaks.. The infrared heat coming from the charcoal
caramelizes the entire surface of the steaks, just look at those sizzling juices! The middle heat zone setting works well for
baking. This gives the heat from the charcoal more
area to spread out to form convective heat as it rises. Hasty bake features this removable stainless
steel heat deflector. This allows you to pile your charcoal underneath,
and shield your food from direct heat. Let’s see how the hasty bake performs with
these cinnamon rolls. The lid of the hasty bake has this convenient
tempered glass window to monitor the progress while your food cooks. After about 10 minutes, these cinnamon rolls
are looking nice and golden! I love how they pick up some subtle smokiness
while they bake. Now all that is left to do is melt some icing
over them! The design of the hasty bake forces the heat
and smoke to roll evenly over your food before exiting the top vent flaps on either side
of the hood. The flaps are stainless steel, and can be
set to a variety of positions depending on your desired temperature. When it comes to smoking, simply set the charcoal
basket to the bottom position. I like to bank the charcoal under the heat
deflector, and place a water pan on top of the deflector. Take a look at these ribs…. The smoke rolls over them while they cook,
leading to this beautiful mahogany color. I’ll baste them with some bbq sauce, then
it is time to eat! I love the amount of space I have for smoking
on the hasty bake, with a lot of charcoal grills you have to bank your coals to one
side, leaving only half of the area for the food you are smoking. With the charcoal basket on the lowest setting,
and your heat deflector over the charcoal, it creates the perfect setup for smoking across
the whole cooking surface. After you are done cooking, cleanup of the
ash is made simple with this full width slide out drip pan. Other nice features of the hasty bake gourmet
are stainless steel front and side tables for extra prep space… and a hood mounted how to season your charcoal grill?
thermometer for temperature monitoring. Now we will perform the xrf test on the Hasty
Bake gourmet grill. The cooking grids, grill body, charcoal basket,
and drip pan all tested to be 304 stainless steel.

7 Comments

  1. Lee Elkins February 2, 2017 at 3:13 am

    I think I will stick with my Webber kettle and Webber smokey mountain. They are about $400 or so and that one piece is $2,300. No way I am spending that kind of money for a cooker that small.

  2. Tom Evans April 29, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Love my Hasty Bake! Even though the design hasn't changed much in the nearly 70 years of manufacturing in the USA, there is something "cool" about it.

  3. Bob Bailey July 23, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I am on my second Hasty Bake. First was all powder coated and did not survive Allison and another hurricane. Now have the upper part stainless and bottom powder coated. Going on 10 years and well worth the investment. Paid $1500 so cost is $150 yr but taking care of it I'll get anther 10 yr. Putting it in the garage might help on the next storm on Texas gulf coast,

  4. Gngrcpl August 30, 2017 at 4:55 am

    I've got 3 Hasty Bakes. It's just an incredible smoker and grill. It will outlast you. Hasty bake has a loyal following and anyone who had one will attest to how well built it is

  5. jim carson September 29, 2017 at 1:47 am

    I have this version and it is about 30 years old. The one problem I am having with it is controlling the heat and keeping my heat for more than 45 minutes. I can cook tri tip with it nicely. I know it is not the design just something I am not doing correctly or I have a air leak.

  6. john shalek January 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Nice to see reviews on the hasty bake. It’s been like seven years. I wish that they would distribute in more places. I live in southern Florida and none to be found. It’s difficult to dish out $1000 without at least touching and feeling it

  7. kray brother September 3, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Not enough room ,I went with the assassin 72 cool grill tho

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