10 Hot Grills, Stoves and Griddles for Every Camper
Camp grills, stoves and griddles to take on all kinds of camping trips.
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Easy-to-Light Portable Grill
The Weber Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill is a great one-burner, all-weather grill, thanks to an easy push-button ignition and burner valve settings designed to ensure it lights—and stays lit—in strong winds. Available in 8 great colors, this 28.9-pound cast-aluminum grill features a porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grate, a removable angled grease tray and side tables. You can purchase a griddle accessory and a handy, portable cart to fully outfit this wind-defying grill. These are the best-reviewed backyard gas grills on Amazon.
Compact, Easy-to-Carry Grill
The Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill is a lightweight, inexpensive option of classic origins. It weighs just 14 pounds and features a Tuck-N-Carry lid lock that makes it easy to transport across the parking lot or into the park. The lid’s dual dampers offer heat control above a compact 160 square inches of cooking surface. A simple review for a simple grill from one Amazon customer: “Great grill, really easy to handle. I love it!” How to fire up your coals with a charcoal chimney.
If you want the option of a smoker to go along with a tabletop grill, the Char-Griller Smoker is one of the highest-reviewed options out there. At 40 pounds, it’s not as lightweight as some grills featured here, but the heavy steel construction and cast iron cooking grates make this one of the sturdier portable grills on the market. The side ventilation system makes this an ideal smoker and a sliding drawer gives you slick access to the coals and ashes. An easy dump pan makes ash disposal and clean-up a breeze. Here are some things to consider before buying a smoker.
For a single-burner propane camp stove, you can’t go wrong with the Coleman Fold N Go Portable Grill—a lightweight, inexpensive dynamo. It weighs only 10 pounds, so you’ll be able to take it deep into the woods without breaking your back. The carrying case, featuring two sleeves for propane canisters, comes separate. So does the griddle, and with 6,000 BTUs working for you, the pancakes, eggs and bacon will be ready in no time. Step one: Bring onions to camp. Step two: Grill onions. Step three: Clean grill with onions!
Here is an excellent choice for portability and versatility. The Coleman 2-Burner Grill Stove Combo allows you to multitask, whether you want a pot of coffee going next to your brats or feel like sauteeing some onions to top your burgers. It weighs 14 pounds, including wind flaps that double as tiny side tables, and packs 20,000 total BTUs of cooking power. A reviewer spoke to its dependability, writing, “I’ve used this for about 7 years now, it’s been through no less than 30 camping trips, and it still works as perfect as it did on day one.” Check out these 16 camping hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner.
Good-Looking Portable Grill
Kitchen appliance maker Cuisinart offers the Gourmet Portable Table Top Gas Grill. Equipped with a 5,500 BTU stainless-steel burner underneath a 145-square-inch porcelain-enameled grate, you can cook a fair amount of food to feed your camping companions. It weighs 13-1/2 pounds and has a handle that lets you can carry it like briefcase. It looks pretty unique, too. A reviewer agrees with this assessment, saying, “It is a VERY nice looking grill,” while another gave this unabashed endorsement: “Freaking love this grill.” 22 surprising things you should try on your grill.
Grill on Wheels
The Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE arrives like a roller-suitcase and unfolds into a sleek standup dual-burner grill. Sturdy side tables flank the grilling area, and an Instastart button gets you cooking immediately. Buy Coleman’s cast iron griddle and Swaptop steel stove accessories to turn it into a truly versatile cooking instrument. For a slightly smaller option, check out the Coleman Roadtrip 225 Portable Propane Grill.
The Blackstone Tabletop Grill is a breakfast-in-the-woods dream machine, with 330 square inches of heavy-duty griddle over an H-shaped gas burner designed to evenly cook flapjacks for all. It weighs 32 pounds and runs on a single propane tank. Simply flip the griddle-top upside-down for easy pack-up and storage.
One reviewer gushes, “This little gizmo infuses everything we cook on it with the most incredible flavor!” The great debate: Charcoal vs. gas grill. Use this guide to make your decision!
The Jumbo Joe
A familiar sight on any campground, the Weber Jumbo Joe 18-Inch Portable is an 18-pound portable version of the iconic Smokey Joe charcoal grill, outfitted with a Tuck-N-Carry lid lock, for easy transport. Consider pairing it with a charcoal chimney to get your briquettes hot and ready quickly.
One Amazon reviewer gives this ringing endorsement: “I’ve used the regular Smokey Joe as my standard camping/travel grill for years and I love it. However, now that I’ve used this one, I can never go back.” 28 foods to make for your camping trip.
Ridiculous, or ridiculously awesome? The 39-1/2-pound Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven brings a two-rack, 400-degree F oven with a two-burner stove to your campsite—one that runs for up to 7 hours on a single 1-lb. propane tank. (You can also buy an adaptor hose to use a 20-pound tank.)
One amazon reviewer speaks to its versatility and durability: “Bought this little oven assuming it’d do a few things for us until we got a bigger one. That was five years ago. It does everything.” How to tune up your gas grill.
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