3 Amazing Choices In A Masterbuilt Gravity Grill

Masterbuilt has done it again! They have come out with the Masterbuilt Gravity Grill that will excite any serious grill master. This grill series has combined the features of grilling and smoking food with the latest technology in a way that will revolutionize charcoal grilling. With this new innovation, it’s hard to even think of charcoal grilling in the same way it was when you were growing up. The Masterbuilt Gravity Grill will completely change the way you grill food.

Masterbuilt Gravity Grill

 

What Masterbuilt Gravity Grill Should You Get?

When you go to purchase a Masterbuilt Gravity Grill, you will find there are three different models to choose from. The first one is the Masterbuilt 560 Grill, the second is the Masterbuilt 800 Gravity Series, and the third is the Masterbuilt 1050 Grill. Each one comes with its own unique features and benefits.

Masterbuilt is always listening to the customer and they know what people want in a grill. They know that many people still prefer to use charcoal when they fire up the barbecue, because they like the flavor it gives to the food. But people also like new innovative ways that make grilling simpler, easier and more efficient while still getting the outstanding results they’re looking for.

With all of this in mind, they have built each Masterbuilt Gravity Grill with a gravity fed charcoal hopper and digital fan technology that continuously feeds charcoal to the flame to maintain the preset grill temperature. Each unit also comes with Bluetooth and WiFi technology that allows you to control grill temperature and cooking time from your smart device.

Masterbuilt 560 Grill

The Masterbuilt 560 Grill is the smallest of the three grills, but is has ample space to grill food and will surprise you how much you can cook at one time.

The model number listed in the name of the grill tells how much cooking space there is. So with this particular charcoal grill, you will have 560 square inches of cooking area with three levels of cast-iron grill grates and porcelain-coated warmer racks to grill your food. With this size of cooking area, you can grill over 20 hamburgers at a time.

Masterbuilt 560 Grill

The Masterbuilt gravity grill is made to handle very high temperatures, which is terrific when it comes to searing steaks and hamburgers.

If you’re tired of grilling and want to smoke food, this unit also serves as a smoker. The Masterbuilt 560 Gravity Series is capable of maintaining the low temperatures needed to smoke meats and veggies.

Most of the functionality of this gravity grill is similar to that of the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050. There are few differences which can be seen in the features below:

Features and Benefits

Temperature Control: The 560 gravity series grill allows you to reach the desired temperature in very little time. To get a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes just seven minutes, whereas to reach a temperature of 700 degrees, it takes thirteen minutes. Using the digital control panel, you can adjust temperature and cook time manually on the control display or you can use the Masterbuilt app to make these adjustments with your smart device. There is a temperature gauge and meat probe thermometer built-in to help monitor your progress and obtain the results you’re looking for.

Cooking Capacity: You get the reversible cast iron grates to smoke or sear meat, as well as the porcelain coated warming and smoking racks. The 560 total square inch cooking space allows you to cook and finish multiple items simultaneously.

Digital Fan: The digital fan helps to push the air and heat into the grill area for precise temperature control.

Gravity Fed Hopper Capacity: The charcoal hopper holds enough charcoal to cook for many hours and you need not remove the charcoal after every use. Whether you use lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes, the hopper will hold enough for about twelve to fifteen hours of grilling.

Technology: You can download an app from Masterbuilt to monitor and control grill temperature and cook time. The app also lets you set different timers to remind you to do things or check things at different intervals of the cooking process.

Why should you buy it?

It offers a considerable amount of cooking space that allows you to cook multiple food items in a short period of time. The Masterbuilt app acts as a guide to monitor the grill’s status when you are cooking.

Masterbuilt 560 Grill
This grill allows you to reach a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit in seven minutes and 700 degrees Fahrenheit in thirteen minutes.

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Masterbuilt 800 Gravity Series

The Masterbuilt 800 Gravity Series is the middle of the road when it comes to measuring the capabilities of these grills. As you might expect, this grill is a little larger than the Masterbuilt 560 Gravity Series Grill.

Since we know the model number of the grill is the indicator for the amount of cooking space, then we know this has 800 square inches of cooking area. To give you an idea of the amount of cooking space, this will allow you to grill over 30 hamburgers at once.

Masterbuilt 800 Gravity Series

The Masterbuilt 800 Gravity does everything the 560 grill can do, plus it comes with cast-iron grill grates and an interchangeable flat top griddle that is fantastic for cooking breakfast foods or for smaller, chopped foods as on a hibachi style grill. This unit is the only one of the three grills advertised as a griddle, grill, and smoker.

It comes with considerably more cooking space than the 560 grill, which can help to save more time and effort. There is ample space for charcoal that will allow you to continue cooking for long periods of time. Also, it comes with a griddle insert which is not available with either the 560 or 1050 grills.

Features and Benefits

Temperature Control: Compared to the Masterbuilt grill 560, the 800 is slightly slower to heat up, but that’s understandable due to its larger size. It takes eight minutes to get to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, ten minutes to reach 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and fourteen minutes to reach 700 degrees Fahrenheit. It has the same meat probe thermometer and temperature gauge as the Masterbuilt 560. The digital fan helps balance out the heat by minimizing high variations in temperature.

Cooking Capacity: The warming and smoking racks are coated with porcelain. The grill grates are made of cast iron and when considered with the warming racks, provide multiple levels to cook and finish food. This unit comes with a cooking area of 800 square inches, in which you can cook significant quantities and many different types of food.

Digital Fan: With the help of a digital fan, we can divert the airflow from the hopper into the cooking chamber.

Extra Space: The foldable front shelf is stainless steel and provides additional preparation space. There is also a compartment to store and protect the cord.

Gravity Fed Hopper Capacity: The Gravityfed charcoal hopper can take briquette charcoal or lump charcoal, and provides enough fuel for ten hours of burn capacity, as compared to the twelve hours of burn capacity with the smaller sized 560 grill. You need not refill the hopper continuously, nor do you need to remove charcoal after every use.

Technology: This Masterbuilt gravity grill can also be controlled using the Masterbuilt app which can be downloaded from the app store. You don’t have to be standing at the grill to be able to monitor the progress of the food being cooked.

Why should you buy it?

The Masterbuilt 800 Gravity Grill has plenty of additional space for cooking bigger meals. This is a great option if you normally cook for mid-sized groups and you like the option of having a flat top griddle insert.

Masterbuilt 800 Gravity Series
This grill is the only unit that offers the flat top griddle insert.

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Masterbuilt 1050 Grill

The Masterbuilt 1050 Grill is the top of the line in the Masterbuilt family of grills. This grill is definitely something to consider if you typically cook for larger groups.

It has a cooking area of 1050 square inches that includes three levels of cast-iron grill grates and porcelain-coated warmer racks to grill and smoke food. For a large group, you will be able to grill over 40 hamburgers at a time.

Masterbuilt 1050 Grill

The Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill Smoker is great for high temperature grilling and searing, as well as low and slow temperatures needed for smoking meats and vegetables.

As a bonus, Masterbuilt offers an adjustable Rotisserie attachment that can be purchased separately and made to fit either the 1050 grill or the Masterbuilt 560 grill.

If you want the maximum amount of cooking space, then consider the Masterbuilt 1050 Gravity Series. This grill comes with a charcoal hopper and smoker, just like the 560 and 800. Read more of its features below:

Features and Benefits

Temperature Control: Due to the larger size, it takes a slightly longer time to heat up than the 560 or 800. You can see 225 degrees Fahrenheit temperature in ten minutes, and in fifteen minutes, the temperature will go up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. You can set the temperature based on whether you are smoking, grilling or searing the food. The reversible iron grates make it simple to sear the food.

Cooking Capacity: The cast iron grill grates are great for smoking or searing food and when you add in the porcelain coated smoking and warming racks, you have plenty of area to cook and finish food. With a cooking area of 1050 square inches, you can cook a lot of food at one time.

Digital Fan: The digital fan moves the air and heat from the hopper into the cooking chamber for precise temperature control.

Extra Space: The foldaway stainless steel shelf gives you plenty of extra room for food preparation. There is extra space for cord storage to protect the cord.

Gravity Fed Hopper Capacity: There is a charcoal hopper that is gravity fed, which can hold enough lump charcoal or briquettes for up to eight hours of cooking.

Technology: The technology is the same as both the 560, and the 800, and connects the control panel to the Masterbuilt app using your WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.

Why should you buy it?

If you are looking to cook for a really large group, then you are going to need the extra space that the Masterbuilt 1050 Grill provides.

Masterbuilt 1050 Grill
You can download the Masterbuilt app and use your Bluetooth and WiFi to help monitor the status of the grill using your mobile device.

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Here is a summary of features for each Masterbuilt Gravity Grill:

WiFi-Bluetooth Temperature Control
Gravity Series 560
Yes
Gravity Series 800
Yes
Gravity Series 1050
Yes
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital Fan
Yes
Yes
Yes
GravityFed Hopper
Yes
Yes
Yes
Porcelain Coated Racks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Reversible Smoke/Sear Grates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Meat Probe
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cord Storage
--
Yes
Yes
Folding Stainless Steel Shelf
--
Yes
Yes
Flat Top Griddle Insert
--
Yes
--
Height x Width x Length
51 in. x 54 in. x 25 in.
51 in. x 55 in. x 31 in.
52 in. x 61 in. x 33 in.
Cooking Capacity
37 Sausages, 21 Hamburgers, 8 Chickens, 4 Racks of Ribs
57 Sausages, 36 Hamburgers, 12 Chickens, 6 Racks of Ribs
67 Sausages, 45 Hamburgers, 17 Chickens, 7 Racks of Ribs
Gravity Series 560
WiFi-Bluetooth Temperature Control
Yes
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Digital Fan
Yes
GravityFed Hopper
Yes
Porcelain Coated Racks
Yes
Reversible Smoke/Sear Grates
Yes
Meat Probe
Yes
Cord Storage
--
Folding Stainless Steel Shelf
--
Flat Top Griddle Insert
--
Height x Width x Length
51 in. x 54 in. x 25 in.
Cooking Capacity
37 Sausages, 21 Hamburgers, 8 Chickens, 4 Racks of Ribs
Where to Buy
Gravity Series 800
WiFi-Bluetooth Temperature Control
Yes
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Digital Fan
Yes
GravityFed Hopper
Yes
Porcelain Coated Racks
Yes
Reversible Smoke/Sear Grates
Yes
Meat Probe
Yes
Cord Storage
Yes
Folding Stainless Steel Shelf
Yes
Flat Top Griddle Insert
Yes
Height x Width x Length
51 in. x 55 in. x 31 in.
Cooking Capacity
57 Sausages, 36 Hamburgers, 12 Chickens, 6 Racks of Ribs
Where to Buy
Gravity Series 1050
WiFi-Bluetooth Temperature Control
Yes
Digital Control Panel
Yes
Digital Fan
Yes
GravityFed Hopper
Yes
Porcelain Coated Racks
Yes
Reversible Smoke/Sear Grates
Yes
Meat Probe
Yes
Cord Storage
Yes
Folding Stainless Steel Shelf
Yes
Flat Top Griddle Insert
--
Height x Width x Length
52 in. x 61 in. x 33 in.
Cooking Capacity
67 Sausages, 45 Hamburgers, 17 Chickens, 7 Racks of Ribs
Where to Buy

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How Do You Use the Masterbuilt Gravity Series?

The Masterbuilt Gravity Series is really pretty easy to use. It is much like a wood pellet grill where you have a hopper that provides a continuous feed of charcoal (instead of wood pellets) to keep the fire burning in the grill.

You’ll begin by loading up the hopper with charcoal (we like to use lump charcoal), then insert a fire starter block in the lower part of the hopper and light the block. Once the block is lit, close the hopper door.

Next, set the grill cooking temperature and cooking time using your smart device or you can set it manually.

Once your Masterbuilt Gravity Grill has reached the desired cooking temperature, you are ready to begin grilling or smoking.

What Is A Gravity Feed Smoker?

When most people think of gravity, they think of the force of gravity that pulls them to the earth. A gravity feed smoker uses some of the principles of gravity a little bit differently. It uses gravity to pull charcoal through a hopper or chute toward the flame in the bottom of the hopper.

In a gravity feed smoker, the heat from the charcoal is regulated by a thermostat and circulated into the smoker at a preset temperature. This makes it easier on the person doing the cooking because you don’t have to worry about the inside temperature of the smoker.

We believe the Masterbuilt Gravity Series is the best gravity feed smoker on the market. But if not the best, it is certainly among the best because of its innovative design, quality and dependability.

Masterbuilt has done a fantastic job of combining the innovation and automation of their smokers with the dependability of their charcoal grills. The end result is a Masterbuilt Gravity Smoker with grilling capabilities that has taken the backyard barbecue experience to a whole new level.

How Does A Masterbuilt Gravity Smoker Work?

The Masterbuilt Gravity Smoker gets its fuel from charcoal that is fed through the GravityFed hopper or chute. Once charcoal is loaded in the hopper, it is continuously fed by gravity and burned in the bottom of the hopper. A digital fan stokes the flame in the bottom of the hopper and distributes the heat into the grill, where a digital thermostat maintains the heat level at your desired temperature.

After you have set the digital thermostat to the temperature you want, the Masterbuilt Grill Smoker is a set-it and forget-it unit where you only need to check it periodically. If you are smoking meat for periods longer than 8 hours, you will need to add some charcoal.

Conclusion

The Masterbuilt Gravity Series has taken grilling and smoking food to another level and will forever change the way you barbecue in the backyard.

Each of the Masterbuilt Gravity Grill choices combine the features of a grill with those of a smoker and offer the set-and-forget automation to control the grilling and smoking temperature during the entire process.

It really doesn’t matter whether it is the Masterbuilt Grill 560, Masterbuilt Grill 800 or Masterbuilt Grill 1050. Each of them have their own unique benefits and features that can turn out the amazing results you want for your family or group.

Like most decisions on the things you buy, it all boils down to what your need is and what your budget can handle. That decision is up to you.