The Lodge Logic Sportsman is a hibachi-style grill designed for cooking foods over very high heat. It's small enough to be a portable grill, but its durable cast-iron body means it is not lightweight; as About.com's Derrick Riches puts it, the Lodge Logic Sportsman is "movable but heavy." It has no extra features, not even a lid, but reviewers like its solid construction and the way it cooks food quickly. If you'd prefer a lighter-weight grill with a lid, Weber's kettle-shaped Smokey Joe Silver (*Est. $30) and Smokey Joe Gold (*Est.$35) portable grills get good reviews.
About.com barbeques and grilling guide Derrick Riches includes the Lodge Logic Sportsman on his list of the top 10 small grills. A senior editor at Food and Wine magazine appearing on CBS's "The Early Show" also recommends this hibachi grill. More than 200 user reviews on Amazon.com, plus a handful on BassPro.com, provide a glimpse into consumer opinion of the Lodge Logic Sportsman grill.
About.com's guide to barbeques and grilling, Derrick Riches, counts the Lodge Logic Sportsman as one of the 10 best small grills on the market but only gives it a very brief review. He notes that this grill is heavy and provides no extra features, but says it is "movable but heavy and capable of some truly great grilling." (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 10 Small Grills, Derrick Riches
2. The Early Show
Christine Quinlan, a senior editor at Food and Wine magazine, appears on "The Early Show" to talk about high-quality grills. She includes two charcoal grills in her discussion; one of them is the Lodge Logic Sportsman grill. Quinlan says, "This hibachi-style grill is small enough to put on a table and large enough to cook kebabs for a crowd."
Review: Grills Buying Guide, for Any Budget, Christine Quinlan, Feb. 11, 2009
Well over 200 users post ratings and reviews of the Lodge Logic Sportsman on Amazon.com, giving it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. One user sums up the general sentiment: "Probably the best all round cooking tool since lightning. Heavy, solid and worth every nickel. I have had one of these for the past 30 years and plan to give it to my grandkids."
Review: Lodge Logic L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman's Charcoal Grill, Contributors to Amazon.com
About a dozen reviewers give the Lodge Logic Sportsman's cast iron grill a 4.8-star average rating. They say it's durable, cooks well and offers great value for the money.
Review: Lodge Logic Lodge Logic Cast Iron Sportsman's Charcoal Grill, Contributors to BassPro.com