Keep in mind that this is a little different than normal grilling, since it cooks from the top and bottom, which means your food cooks faster. Make sure you preheat your grill until the green light clicks. This will ensure that your food doesn’t stick to the grill plates. It may be totally unfazed by weather, but it’s heavy at 30 pounds. The $95 wheeled stand is worth a look if you plan to transport it a lot. (Also be sure to check out the new Weber Traveler below.) Other nice accessories include the griddle for $52 and a storage cover for $18.
It’s illegal in many jurisdictions to throw them in the trash, though that doesn’t stop many people, it seems, given how many of these end up in landfills every year. One that doubles as a fire pit, with the ability to recharge your phone and do your bidding via Bluetooth. If you don’t have a yard but want something a bit closer to grilling than the George Foreman above, then the Kenyon City Grill is a great option.
I also think it’s great for traveling because sometimes you don’t have access to an oven and microwave food is never a choice really, so a small one can be a good investment. Satisfied customers like the solid construction, convenience and pre-assembly, fast heating and the size, which is good for 1-4 people. Those that needed replacement parts also commented favorably on Weber’s high level of customer service.
We’ve tried several piece of gear from Lodge over the years, and they’ve always produced excellent results, creating an exceptional sear on meats and vegetables. If you’re cooking for vegetarians, or people with food allergies the PKGO is the best portable grill available right now. It’s an equally good choice for hosts who want to ensure all of their guests eat at the same time. When fully opened , the Nomad has 425 square-inches of cooking space, when closed it has a little over 212 square-inches of cooking space. Nomad ships the grill with a single grate, if you’d like to take advantage of its full cooking area when completely opened, you’ll need to get a second one.
Large burners, relative to the grill size, distribute heat more evenly to the grill top. We found the u-shaped burner of the Camp Chef Portable Grill to be one of the best single burners in our review. The large surface of the Cuisinart All Foods Roll-Away gives the cook multiple heat zones to work with while grilling. The infrared burner of the Solaire Everywhere heats the entire grill surface to about the same temperature.
The 300-square-inches of rectangular cooking area can fit about ten burger patties at a time, and the grill folds down to make it easy to store and wheel to tailgating events. The grill’s four vents promoted air flow suitable for direct or indirect heat cooking methods, and the grill grate hinged in half to allow plenty of access to the coals underneath. When it comes to features, the Q 1200 was one of the few portable grills we tested that had side tables that were sturdy enough to hold a plate full portable bbq of food. The grill’s plastic side tables fold in to keep the grill compact for portability, although you will want to let the grill cool down before stowing them away to keep them from melting. It’s a good idea to stow the tables when the grill isn’t in use; these grills are light enough that the wind can catch the tables and blow the whole thing over! That lightweight came in handy when it came to carrying the grill, and its handles were cool enough to hold even after cooking over high heat.