News & Tips From Hasty Bake

An in-depth walk-thru of the features of the new HB:250, along with some tips and tricks to using and prolonging the life and appearance of your new favorite grill.

The HB:250 Pro is the go-to Hasty Bake for competition steak cookers. Designed in partnership with several world championship competitors in the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA), the HB:250 is extremely versatile, with precision intake and exhaust vents, a two-position firebox (7" or 4.5" from cooking grate), and a slide-in heat deflector that gives you the ability to sear on one side and bake your steak to perfection on the other. It comes equipped with a carry handle and latch for convenient transport. Cleanout is easy, with a removable firebox and ash pan to dump your coal and be on the road in minutes. Boasting Hasty Bake/SCA partnership badging, the HB:250 ships with custom GrillGrate-brand cooking grates and an elevated extender to get your food off the grates and achieve a full 150-degrees of difference from the searing position. Weighing just 30 lbs., the HB:250 is the competition cooker's dream, combining value, versatility, and the Hasty Bake flavor that has taken the SCA by storm.


Installation of your Hasty Bake rotisserie kit is easy. Your grill and our kit has everything you need to get started.

Although the Hasty Bake grill has natural convection cooking effects, some people simply prefer cooking with an excellent rotisserie. So we offer the finest motor, spit rod, and forks that we can find (kit also includes mounting bracket and installation instructions).

13-watt motor producing 72 in./lbs. of torque). A stainless steel weather resistant housing aptly protects the motor from minor elements during a cook and provides a rustproof finish. 

NOTE: The Large Rotisserie Kit fits the  131/132 Legacy,  256/257 Gourmet, 357 PRO, and  270 Fiesta models.  The Small Rotisserie Kit fits the 414/415 Suburban and 83/84 Continental models. 


Meathead, the Big Kahuna of all things grilling over at has run our 357 PRO thru the gauntlet, and says "I have cooked on a lot of charcoal grills, and my new favorite is the Hasty-Bake 357 PRO. Period." Now that's saying something! Check out what all the buzz is about!

Read Meathead's Review


Hasty Bake: 101

March 23, 2020

Tips and tricks to get the most out of your Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill.


Hasty Bake Fire Management 101

December 05, 2019


You asked. We listened!


Learn the in's and out's of Hasty Bake Fire Management 101 from our Hasty Bake Ambassador, Nick Parsons. Find out how to build and manage the perfect fire on a Hasty-Bake Charcoal Grill! 

3 things a fire needs:

  • Oxygen 
  • Heat
  • Fuel Source 

#hastybake #firemanagement #charcoalgrilling

Hasty-Bake Gift Guide

November 20, 2019

Love cooking outdoors? The ultimate Hasty-Bake grilling gift guide! Give the gift of grilling to your family or friends this holiday season! 


How Do I Grill with Charcoal?

If it’s your first time trying to grill with charcoal instead of gas, you’re probably more anxious than you need to be. Some people find it daunting to work with charcoal grills but once you actually go through the process you’ll be amazed at how easy, convenient, and effective charcoal grilling can really be.

The first step is to learn how to prepare your grill for cooking. We recommend using hardwood charcoal which you can then light using our Firelighters without the need for lighter fluid. Fill half of your firebox with your charcoal, then, once the coals have reached your desired heat level, you can spread them around as desired.

Once you’ve mastered these techniques you can move onto more important lessons like learning how long to grill a steak (4-5 minutes on each side will give you a beautiful medium-rare) and trying your hand at smoking and baking.

For more help, watch our video guide on how to light your Hasty-Bake grill.

Does Briquette Type Matter When I Grill with Charcoal?

There are a great many debates over what type of fuel source is best when you choose to grill with charcoal, but at Hasty-Bake we’re big fans of hardwood charcoal. Also called lump charcoal, this form of fuel is often considered the purist because it’s made simply by burning wood while it’s not exposed to oxygen. As a result, the final product has no extra chemicals or additives, it burns faster, the fire it produces is often hotter, and once you’re done grilling the used charcoal leaves relatively little ash.

Briquettes, on the other hand, are known for being a bit more affordable and they can be very easy to find, however it’s hard to know exactly what you’re getting. That can make for an inconsistent product that is hard to use with confidence. Some people also find that the by-products added to briquettes give off an off-putting chemical smell.

For more answers to common grilling questions, browse through our FAQ.

Where Can I Find Tips on How to Grill with Charcoal?

Learning how to grill with charcoal only takes a little bit of effort up front and the rewards are monumental. Once you get in the rhythm of topping off your charcoal, lighting the grill, and spreading the heat around to the desired areas, you’ll be able to cook for your whole family without breaking a sweat. In fact, one of the best thing about grilling is that it’s not as labor intensive or distracting as constantly manning a four-burner stove, especially since you can be outside with your guests while you’re doing it.

At Hasty-Bake, we’re helping our customers master the charcoal grilling learning curve by providing how-to guides that showcase our grill anatomy in detail. By getting to know your grill, you’ll understand how each element works and how you can use those components to your advantage while cooking. Start your pre-grilling studies by watching our videos.

Can I Use a Smoker to Grill with Charcoal?

You can’t necessarily use all smokers to grill with charcoal but you can use Hasty-Bake’s charcoal grills to smoke! One of the reasons our charcoal ovens are so popular is that they’re incredibly versatile. You can grill, bake, and smoke your way to unique menus full of everything from smoked macaroni and cheese to turmeric roasted carrots to toasted angel food cake topped with grilled peaches. That kind of versatility is priceless and you’re only as limited as your imagination – and the awesome array of ideas you can find on the internet, of course.

One of the best ways to learn everything from how to cook ribs on the grill to smoking an entire fresh salmon is to read through our list of recipe

Hasty-Bake 9 BBQ + Grill Tips in 90 Seconds by ArnieTex. 



Backyard Grill Idea – Buy a Hasty-Bake Hastings 290 on Cart by ArnieTex. When designing an outdoor cooking center, the Hastings is the ideal choice for those who want a charcoal grill with the ultimate custom built-in look.

Like all cart-mounted Hasty-Bake ovens, the Hastings Signature Series is excellent for slow, indirect cooking as well as conventional grilling. Every Hasty-Bake charcoal grills are handcrafted with only the finest materials available.

Model 290 Specifications (Stainless Steel) Surface Cooking Space: 1,194 square inches Base Dimensions: 44"L x 21"D x 52 1/4" H Materials: Stainless steel primary cooking surface Combination of 16 and 18 gauge stainless steel 18 and 12 gauge stainless steel lift and fire box Weight: Hastings cart 330 lbs., Hastings grill head 225 lbs. Two Individually Controlled Fireboxes allows for Direct and Indirect Cooking Methods Simultaneously Efficient use of Charcoal Heat Requires use of Only One Firebox for Smoking on the Entire Grill Secondary Warming Rack can Easily be Removed to Accommodate Even the Largest Cuts of Meat New Rollback Hood Design Allows for Unobstructed Access to Entire Grilling Area Dual Thermometers Guaranteed to be within 99% Accurate Cart Model has Folding Stainless Steel Side Tables and Ample Storage Space in the Cart Warranty: 10 Year parts/workmanship

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Learn tips and tricks to create BBQ smoked-kissed beef ribs by the one and only ArnieTex. With any Hasty-Bake Charcoal Grill, you can grill, bake, or smoke all on the same unit. Learn more about Hasty-Bake Charcoal Grills at