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Old 03-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #15
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We have the Coleman Road Trip. Wife thinks it's great. I despise it -- heavy, bulky and generally annoying, although it might be okay if we stayed the same place for several days at a time ...

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #16
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Outdoor grill recommendations

I have had a Napoleon Freestyle PTSS215P/PI that I purchased a little more than 2.5 years ago. While it takes a little practice to master the method of cooking with the Ceramic Infrared Heating Element, once mastered, it is a wonderful grill that is unusually quick to heat/cook for a portable grill. It is all stainless steel so it is easy to clean . . . if that can be said for any grill.

The manufacturer offers a number of options. It is designed to utilize the small portable appliance LP Gas cylinders, but the manufacturer also offers a hose kit to connect to standard LP Gas cylinders in addition to an adapter for use in RVs. A mini side table/arm is offered, and I have gotten quite a bit of use from mine. I also purchased the griddle that takes up about half of the cooking surface when it is used, and it is another feature that I like. The number of options is large for such a small grill. See this link.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #17
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Been down the Solaire Infrared route , now use a small inexpensive Weber charcoal grill. But the Cobb Grill sounds kind of intriguing.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #18
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Recently started using the Volcano Grill. You can use wood, charcoal or propane, works great with Dutch ovens and has an incredibly small footprint when collapsed. I've tried several different grills and so far this is a favorite!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #19
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lots of great ideas - here's one from my mother-in-law:

EGGS | Big Green Egg - The Ultimate Cooking Experience

anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #20
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The BGE is the best for slow cooking and for many things, but is very heavy and the internal parts don’t travel well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:29 PM   #21
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We use the small weber. Always works well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:38 PM   #22
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I use a Big Green Egg at home, 18 1/2" grill, but it is way heavy. It does everything: slow cook, sear and slow, or really hot for the Pittsburgh style: black outside and still cool & red in the middle. I grill a lot of fish at home and it stays nice and moist: the heavy ceramic retains a lot of heat. One of our A/S colleagues has the smallest one that he has brought to a rally, but that is also pretty big, has to ride in the bed of his t/v.

I carry the Weber Q200, but found I don't really need the roll-around stand. It is tucked in back, have only pulled it out once. However, the grill has worked great for everything, lets me get the chicken just right too.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #23
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We've used the Weber Q200 the past several years with great results.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #24
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Picked up from Costco

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #25
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Here is one that looks interesting. I would like to see this first hand to see how it is built. Good compact size

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #26
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I have a new in the box Napoleon Freestyle PTSS215P/PI for sale, if anyone is interested contact me by PM.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #27
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We have a BGE at home and a small one for travel. While the small egg is heavy, about 65 lbs plus it's stand, it's a great cooker and for us worth the effort. Normally we take it on trips that include a week or so at one location before moving on. Too much work for one or two nights. As mentioned earlier, the egg is breakable as are it's inside parts and requires some attention to ensure everything arrives intact. The egg and it's inside parts are creamic. We put the egg body in a plastic tub and shim it with padding and strap it in-place in our truck bed. To protect the inside parts, we wrap them in bubble wrap and put them back in the egg. We've also taken the inside parts out of the egg and put them into a box. Either way, the parts have always made the trip intact over several thousands of miles of travel. Really great to arrive at your desintation and fire-up the egg and enjoy the smoke and good food. Does involve some work.

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #28
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CP here. I want to purchase an outside grill that offers a lot of options but is still portable. Any suggestions?
Just bought this at Crate and Barrel for $50. I haven't used it yet, but it looks sturdy and well made, folds up flat and fits into a flat carrying bag. It looks smaller folded up and larger opened than my Webber. Check it out.

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