I have several of both,
The 22 uses a lot more charcoal and I like the 18 inch ones because I can put several in my truck and not have to take my tonneau cover off. The middle section is about 3 inches too tall to be able to transport it without taking my tonneau cover off.
Get or make a small ring like others said and you will save yourself a lot of money in charcoal.
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