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6 Top Rated Portable Gas Grills for 2019/2020
When camping season rolls upon us, a portable grill is a must-have for all of your RVing adventures. For those emerging from their winter cocoons and our snowbird friends alike, it’s time to get grilling with the best-of-the-best portable grills!
To get those juices flowing, we thought that rather than write another “best of” article, we would create a “best of the best” list of portable gas grills for RVs.
My wife and I at chevrv.com rounded up articles on the best portable propane grills for your upcoming travels. We consulted only lists created specifically for RV owners. We included freestanding and tabletop model portable grills. There was a surprising amount of variety, with a number of portable grill models receiving only one or two mentions.
But these rose to the top as the best of the best for 2019/2020.
Portable Stand-up Grills
Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill
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The Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill features sturdy quick-fold legs and 2 wheels for a hassle-free setup, takedown, and transport. Thus, taking your grill on a camping trip or to a tailgate party is easy and almost effortless. Color choices are not lacking either. You can choose between red, orange, green, blue, and black, at no extra cost.
For ease of lighting, just push the Instastart ignition button for matchless lighting. Then select your heat setting with the enhanced temperature control of 3 independently adjustable burners (outer left, inner, outer right). With a range of grilling
power from 3,250 to 20,000 BTUs and 285 sq. in. of cast iron grill grates coated in porcelain, you’ll wow your friends and family with an array of perfectly cooked meats, seafood, or veggies every time.
If you’re looking for more meal options, the Swaptop interchangeable cooktops let you switch the grill grates with a 1/2 griddle, stove grate, or a full griddle. See below under Road Trip Swaptop Options.
It is equipped with two sliding side tables. Thus, you can keep utensils and sauces handy. Additionally, cooking with this grill is just as convenient as traveling with it. Additionally, the RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Grill can be stored upright (to fit in tight spaces) until your next cookout.
Coleman RoadTrip X-Cursion
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From camping trips to tailgating parties, the Coleman RoadTrip X-Cursion with its easy-to-use two-burner system takes grilling on the go to a new level. At just under 52 pounds, and with its rugged oversized off-road wheels, you can transport it over nearly any terrain. The low-profile design and collapsible steel scissor-legs offer compact packing. With the Instastart ignition, you are provided with simple matchless push-button lighting. Additionally, the large side-table keeps your tools, ingredients, and cooking accessories nearby.
Having a total output of 20,000 BTUs it quickly heats up the 285 sq. in. cooking surface. The 2 specially designed Even-Temp burners deliver evenly radiated heat. Both burners are independently adjustable, thus offering 2 temperature zones with precise control over each.
If you’re looking for The PerfectFlow technology ensures a consistently high level of performance even in extreme conditions. When operating with one 16.4 oz. propane cylinder (not included and available at Amazon) and both burners on high, the RoadTrip X-Cursion gives you up to an hour of grilling time. Additionally, the porcelain-coated cast-iron grates are durable and easy to clean. For more meal options, the Swaptop interchangeable cooktops let you switch the grill grates with a griddle or stove grate (both sold separately). You can also go full griddle when cooking a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and pancakes. Click the Swaptop options below, to be taken to Amazon, see these and other grill accessories.
Road Trip Swaptop Options
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Portable Table-top Grills
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The Weber Q 1000 is a restyled and much-improved grill over its predecessor the Weber Q100. The Q1000 has the same great performance and sleek styling but adds new functionality and aesthetics. Included are a larger grip handle and larger control knobs, ergonomic side handles, sturdy front and rear cradles. It received six #1 ratings in our roundup.
It has one stainless steel burner that can produce 8500 BTU-per-hour of energy to heat its 189 square-inch total cooking area. One click or two on the reliable push-button ignition and you are set to grill. With the burner on high, the grill will be ready for cooking in approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The Q 1000 features easy to clean porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body.
Although it only has one burner, the split grates allow for a grate/griddle cooking combination. Just replace one of the grates with the Q 1000-series compatible griddle (Available at Amazon) and experience a delicious alternative way of preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the Q1000.
Durable, but lightweight (26.6 pounds), its cast-aluminum construction makes this super-portable grill the perfect camping and tailgating companion. Used on the go, it runs on 14.1 or 16.4 oz disposable LP gas cylinders (not included and available at Amazon). It can also function as a stationary stay-at-home grill by accessorizing it with an optional LP adapter hose for 20-lb. tanks
Burgers, brats, and dogs are easily handled. But, a large variety of other foods may also be cooked at any temperatures from low to high. Just dial-in the proper heat setting by adjusting the infinite control burner valve. The Weber Portable Cart, model #6557 would be a useful accessory.
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The Weber Q-2200 Liquid Propane Grill was only slightly behind its little brother with five #1 rankings. It is also a restyling, in this case of the Q-200.
This is the priciest portable grill in the roundup. That said, it does have many loyal fans who believe it’s well worth the cost. The Weber Q 2200 is a restyled and much-improved grill over its predecessor the Weber Q 220. The Q2200 has the same great performance and sleek styling but adds new functionality and aesthetics. For example, it includes a larger grip handle and larger control knobs. In addition, you will find ergonomic side handles, sturdy front and rear cradles, larger-sized fold-out side tables with greater rigidity.
It has one stainless steel burner that can produce 12,000 BTU-per-hour of energy to heat a 280 square-inch total cooking area and comes with reliable electronic ignition. The tall lid accommodates the grilling of small roasts and birds. With its large built-in thermometer, you can easily monitor temperatures inside the grill.
With its split grates the ability is there to implement a grate/griddle cooking combination: Just replace one of the grates with the Q 2000-series compatible griddle (sold separately) and experience an alternative way to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner on your grill.
The Weber Q 2200 is ideal for use when camping and tailgating. But thanks to a design that offers both compact overall size and large grilling surface, it can double as a stationary grill in your outdoor living space. The grill runs on disposable 16.4 oz. propane cylinder (not included), but an optional LP adapter hose for 20-lb. tanks is available as an accessory.
Weber Grill Carts
A seamless stainless steel burner is your assurance of durability and long-lasting performance. The cast-aluminum lid and body are both lightweight and rugged. It may be used with Weber Portable Cart model #6557 and Q Cart model #6525.
Smoke Hollow (Model 205) Portable Grill
==>> Available at CampingWorld
The Smoke Hollow Model 205 portable stainless-steel tabletop gas grill is built for the BBQ-grillers on the go. The long-lasting stainless steel construction allows you to enjoy outdoor cooking wherever you enjoy it most; picnics, camping, boating, tailgating, or even in your own backyard.
The Smoke Hollow has a 205 sq. in. primary stainless-steel cooking area, 105 sq. in. chrome-plated warming rack, and provides 10,000 BTU of heat. The grill operates on a small, disposable one-pound propane cylinder 16.4 oz. propane cylinder (not included), which is available nationwide as a common camping accessory item.
It has a compact design and weighs just 20.3 pounds. Included are a locking lid, folding legs, and large front carry handle, making this grill very portable and easy to transport and store. This versatile grill may be the least expensive grill on the list, but it does not lack features, found on more expensive grills. For example, this affordable grill has features such as a grease pan, heat thermometer, and warming rack, to name a few.
Cuisinart Petite Gourmet
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The Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Portable Gas Grill with VersaStand is by far the smallest and lightest (approximately 17 lbs) of the models reviewed. It has a telescoping stand for use as a freestanding or tabletop portable grill. With its 160-square-inches of porcelain enameled cooking surface, it is able to accommodate, for example, 8 steaks, 8 hamburgers, 6 – 10 chicken breasts, or over 4-Pound of fish. The removable grate is dishwasher safe. It’s the perfect grill for RV’ers and boaters alike.
This grill has 5, 500 BTU of heating and is fueled by a disposable one-pound propane cylinder (not included). The twist to start electric ignition will have you grilling in no time. It is versatile enough to be accessorized with an optional LP adapter hose for 20-lb. tanks for a 20 lb. LP tank that can then be used at home on a deck, or to provide more fuel for longer RV trips.
It’s easy to set-up and packs away securely in seconds, due to the integrated lid lock mechanism.
But, IF you can afford to buy a million-dollar-plus rig you probably won’t need a portable grill. These high-end RVs are loaded with spacious gourmet kitchens. They also have built-in outdoor preparation areas that eliminate the need for a portable grill. Luxury RV: 7 You Should Check Out Offerings from These Premier Manufactures: Marchi, Furrion, Liberty Coach, Prevost, Earthroamer, Renegade, and Newmar
So there you have it. The 6 top-rated portable grills for RV’ing in 2019-2020 and beyond. Wherever your travels take you this summer, we wish you happy trails and Bon Appetite!
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