Challenger Designs Review

Challenger Designs Aluminum Outdoor Kitchens Review

Challenger Designs started as a RV door and parts manufacturer and garage storage system. Due to the large Big Green Egg community in Indiana, they started making carts for the Eggs then naturally progressed to grills as aluminum is great for outdoors. They have a unique powder-coated technique recognized in their industry.

They are a leading manufacturer of Prefabricated modular outdoor cabinets that are all aluminum and Made in Indiana.

Beautiful, high quality outdoor cabinetry for both Ceramic and Gas Grills (or both)

Challenger Designs Torch Outdoor Cabinet for Big Green Egg

Why We Recommend Challenger Outdoor Carts?

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Easy to Install (No permits or Construction Delays or Issues)
  • Lightweight All Aluminum Construction - (Will not Rot, Warp or Rust)
  • Low Maintenance
  • Resists Finger Prints
  • Pre-Assembled on all units except Spark
  • Can Create a Custom Cart (4-6 weeks delivery)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

These units come with beautiful aluminum counter-tops that can be changed (at a later date) with a granite top.

Let's look at their models :

1. Spark - Budget Friendly Open Egg Carts

Challenger Ceramic Grill Spark Cart

The Spark Series Cart features an Open Design with plenty of counter-space on the right for large serving platters. The shelf below the counter offers plenty of room to store your lump charcoal. These budget friendly carts are designed specifically for the Ceramic Grills and will last a lifetime. (The wood tables will rot over time)

They ship flat and require assembly. We stock the 48" and 54" Units.

There are 24" and 36" Sparks though they are special order.

2. Torch - Enclosed Carts for Ceramic Eggs

Challenger Designs Torch Outdoor Cabinets

Features :

  • Bullnose Countertop in Silver Vein or Copper Vein 
  • Powder-Coated Textured Black Drawer Box w/ Black Full Extension Drawer Slides 
  • Integrated Shelf  
  • Casters with Stainless-Steel Axles and Rivets  
  • Weathertight Storage

The Torch series feature dry-sealed storage to hold up against all weather conditions. These water resistant carts have casters for easy mobility. Plenty of storage for all of your Lump Charcoal and Accessories.

These units ship fully assembled. All you need is to install your Egg and grab your food!

Sizes :

Large Big Green Eggs, these carts are offered in : Torch 48"

For Extra Large Big Eggs, these are offered in Torch 54" and Torch 76"

Kamado Joe Challenger Torch Cart

Kamado JoeClassic Joe II and Big Joe II which feature a cut-out for the rear hinge in these grills. (see image above)

3. Coastal - Pre-Fabricated Outdoor Grill Carts

Challanger Designs Coastal Cart Package with Grill and Egg

The Coastal Series are pre-designed units that fit either a Delta Heat or Artisan 32" Grills and an option for a Ceramic Grill. These are great modular options that shipped fully assembled. They have 4" adjustable legs for uneven surfaces and beautiful 9" Stainless Steel Handles.

All you have to do is install the Grill and Ceramic Egg (if you choose that cart) or Refrigerator.

These outdoor kitchen cabinets feature weather-tight sealed doors and drawers for waterproof storage and are powder coated in either grey glimmer or cappuccino and have aluminum tops.

We stock three configurations of the Coastal Carts :

1. 89-WGRS which features a Delta Heat 32" Gas Grill, Refrigerator Opening, Sink Base and Waste Basket Base

2. 82-GDK which features a Grill Base, Kamado Base and a Door Base. You can choose this cart as a package with the Delta Heat or with an Artisan Grill

3.72-GRW which features a Delta Heat Grill, Refrigerator opening and Waste Basket Base

4. Custom - Create your own Design

If none of the Pre-Fabricated Coastal Units fit your needs, then send us your design and have your outdoor kitchen your way.

Simply fill out this custom form and we provide you with a quote, along with a 3-D Rendering so you can visualize your idea before you place your order. 

You will need to provide us with the equipment you are using (grill, side burner, refrigerator, etc) and have an idea of the area you want to cover. You can use any grill! We have made custom units for Twin Eagles and Alfresco.

Each grill, refrigerator, or sink cabinet is built according to the manufacturer's specifications to ensure a perfect fit.

The Standard (Flat panel) doors is the most popular due to their sleek and clean style that will fit any outdoor design. They are great for traditional, transitional and contemporary. If you prefer a Shaker style, that is available as well.

The individual cabinets ship assembled. You will then have to attach all of the cabinets in your design and install the aluminum counter top (if provided) or have your own counter top made. We love the Challenger Carts because you can take off the Aluminum Counter top and put on a granite or quartz top.

In the image below, this customer ordered the Challenger Coastal with the Delta Heat and the Egg Cutout. They took off the Aluminum Top and had a Granite Top made for the unit as a solid piece so they could have an open cubby with shelf.

Challenger Coastal Cart with Delta Heat and Granite Top

In the Custom Solution example below, we designed and Installed this system for a Customer that featured a AOG 36" Built-in Grill and a AOG Refrigerator for their equipment.


Challenger Designs 3-D Rendering of an Outdoor Kitchen


We love that they are manufactured in the USA! They are extremely durable and mobile. Their aluminum structure is especially great for ocean communities as it will not rust or corrode. They are beautifully crafted with the best high quality materials and can be customized to just about any space! No permits or construction delays!

Unpack and install your equipment and your ready to grill! (Except Spark)

Why Shop from

We have specialized in Grills since 1956 and we have installed dozens of custom Challenger Carts so, if you have an issue, we are here to help.

In addition, we not only sell grills, we install and repair them. We can troubleshoot many issues over the phone!

Shop with Confidence and Purchase your Challenger Outdoor Cart today or contact us to help put together a custom solution!

by Tracy Hollander on 31st May 2019
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