Choosing a charcoal grill is less about finding a trick feature you won't use and more about finding a dependable, constant cooking companion. The Big Green Egg fits the bill. Its temperature is controlled by vents – the more air flowing through, the hotter it gets. A ceramic chamber can sustain temperatures greater than 750 degrees, so you can go beyond burgers to fare like coal-fired pizza. It takes longer to heat up, but once you hit the desired temperature, the body holds onto it with impressive conviction. Plus, the optional shelves add surface areas for grilling accessories. [$999; biggreenegg.com]