Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill Model Ps9900 Review

Before you buy, get answers to your most-pressing questions about the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill.

The Good, the Bad, and the Tasty

Imagine a great party is happening in your backyard. Who are the people you're spending time with? What are you serving them? If you answered grilled, smoked, or seared meats, then read on. We wrote this article thinking about meat lovers like you. Not only that, we wrote it for the grill lover in you.

I am also into grills, smokers, and BBQ. That is why I bought the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill Model PS9900 a year ago. Since then, I have been maximizing the multiple ways I can cook meat with it. My favorite is smoking and slow cooking using charcoal. But I also rely on gas for grilling hamburgers.

In this article, we are going to guide you through the pros and cons of this product. You will read about the combo grill's most beneficial features based on my family's experience. Even if we want to recommend it at face value, we want to give you, the consumer, the necessary facts to help you make an informed choice.

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Pros & Cons

Things to consider when looking at the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill Model PS9900

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Pros

  • Choose among the liquid propane gas grill, charcoal grill, smoker firebox, and searing burner to suit the cooking styles you and your guests want.
  • The three-burner LP gas grill allows for flipping 20 hamburgers at a time, so there's enough room to feed a crowd at your party.
  • It has an adjustable charcoal pan that makes it easier for you to control the temperature and to achieve that authentic smokehouse BBQ flavor.

Cons

  • Some parts are prone to rusting in 3-4 years, but this can be prevented through proper use and upkeep especially during winter.
  • There are minor gaps under the lid; you can solve the issue through simple modifications such as sealing the gaps with high-temp gaskets.

Features & Benefits

4-in-1 Grill

Sometimes, we aren't satisfied with just one type of BBQ. Sometimes, that's because we are serving different people during a July 4th or Thanksgiving cookout. Or maybe we also thrive in diversity, so we don't skimp on dishing out our favorite meats. Bring on the smoked salmon, the seared meatloaf, the grilled burgers! There are days we stay on the propane or charcoal side. There are days we desire the classic goodness of hickory smoked baby back ribs. No matter the occasion, no matter our preference, no matter our mood, we can have it all with the Smoke Hollow combo grill.

If you want value for money, go for this versatile product. For several hundred bucks, you get a unit that lends this much space to work on. You can plan the menu according to your budget and taste. Not to mention, you can be the envy of your neighbors. You can also focus on the components and apply modifications specific to them. For instance, try lifting the charcoal grate using bricks to improve cooking time. Replacing the rubber stoppers with gasket sealers also works for some users. The tweaks will depend on what you want to accomplish, especially if you lean toward using some parts more than the others.


Porcelain-coated Cast Iron Cooking Grills

Cast iron is known for its capacity to hold heat for a long time. The porcelain coat prevents rust from taking over the iron grates. It also allows for easier cleanup. This bad boy features porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grids for its three components: the infrared side sear burner, the gas grill, and the charcoal grill. This fine touch gives you the confidence that your seared steaks and seafood won't have those dark marks. Also, it helps seal in the flavor, which is what you should aim for when you are serving a family of five or a party of two dozen.

Remember that cast iron is as remarkable as the stainless steel in durability. Our family purchased the combo grill last year, and it's still standing strong at the backyard at this point. One thing that needs to be emphasized is maintenance. See to it that you wipe the grates while they're still warm. This is the way to get rid of the residue. You also prevent rusting when you do this. It is just a little chore compared to the quality of the cook you derive from this monster. Besides, the meat seldom sticks because of the porcelain coating.


Moveable Parts for Better Control

Another awesome feature of the Smoke Hollow combo grill is its adjustable or moveable parts. This allows for better control before, during, and after cooking. We already mentioned earlier that the charcoal tray can be adjusted. Well, the dampers beneath the charcoal chamber can also be adjusted so you have better control of the cook's temperature. The bottom pans can also be taken out during cleanup. As much as possible, remove the ambers right after grilling. We love it that Smoke Hollow lets you remove the ash pans easily. There's no more excuse to leave the mess sitting out overnight after spending a great evening filled with BBQ, booze, and fun.

By the way, the model PS9900 also has extra storage composed of two lower shelves and two condiment racks. For added convenience, you can place there everything you need prior to grilling and smoking. And look at those wheels. Thanks to them, even my wife can roll out this hunky grill across the yard from its dedicated spot in the garage. Of course, the grill can stay exposed to the elements outside. But you might want to move it back to a covered area after using it. In any case, buying a cover for this beast is a worthy investment.


No-fuss Setup

Some people say they got their unit as is already. Meaning, it was delivered to them assembled. Others had their seller put this baby together. We weren't that fortunate when we bought ours one year ago. It took my wife and I to set up the whole thing. It's huge so we spent about a couple hours on it. But it's not really that much of a bother because we did it over the weekend (it arrived several days before that). You can't go wrong by following the manual step-by-step. We did, and here we are, still grilling one year later.

What we liked about assembling it was that we got to inspect every detail. It felt as sturdy as it looked. I checked the knobs, dampers, lids, and grates. Everything was fantastic. The Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill was actually impressive to look at. I also remember taking notes of the mods that I could do once we're done with the setup. After installation, I decided to put gasket sealers to close the gap in the charcoal and propane grills. Do not forget to buy a cover as that will be its main layer of protection. Next is how you actually use and maintain it.

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Summary

The Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill is a great purchase if you're into multiple styles of cooking like grilling and smoking. You have the option to use different heating sources, too, both direct and indirect. As the name suggests, it has panels for LP gas, charcoal, smoker, and sear burner. The combo allows you to cook several kinds of food at once. You can have seafood at the sear burner while smoking birds on the other side. It's easily the best companion to have when you're hosting a crowd at a backyard barbecue. It also has adjustable trays for better temperature control and convenient cleanup.

This combo grill is your friend if convenience and budget are your main concerns. It lets you accomplish so much, given its size and capacity. There is enough room to cook whatever you and your guests fancy during a certain celebration.It should not be compared to the high-end ones, though, as it does its own thing. And who can complain when it has the ability to grill, smoke, and sear your favorite meats in one go? For its price, it is reliable and durable. I predict that our unit will last us for nine more years. It's a great grill for a great price.


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