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Old 10-18-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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What is the very best portable gas grill out there?

Any thoughts on this ya'll? I am a mom travelling with two small children this winter, and need something dependable, lightweight, and easy to use.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Don't know if it's the very best, but I have been really happy with this one:

Amazon.com: Camco 57301 Olympian RV 4100 Tabletop Grill: Automotive

I've had it for about 10 years, it has even heat, and is very durable. I disassemble it at the end of each season and throw it in the dishwasher. (don't tell my wife!)
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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I just google the very best portable grills and this site came up. Top 10 Portable Grills - Best Gas, Charcoal or Electric Grills You Can Take Anywhere for 2011

It list (at least in their opinion the top ten portable grills and tells why. hope this helps
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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Any of the Weber series Q portables, they are a little more money, but worth it in my opinion.....Phil.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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What Phil said.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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Check out the O-Grills, the smaller one has a very small footprint if space is a concern. We had a Weber and while it was an excellent grill, the profile took up too much room. The O-Grill performs as well as our Weber did while taking up much less space.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #7
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Agreeing with the Weber Q series comments above.

I bought a Q200 this summer.

Plus points.
Aluminum bottom and top.
Nice cast iron grate, I think it is enameled, might want to check with Weber.
Nice size not too big and not too small for a portable.
So far easy cleanup, dripping tray very simple, servicable. East to use a plastic scraper to scrape bottom housing.

Only negatives so far.
Doesn't readily light with button and spread flames, takes a second to cascade down the burner.
Some might want a hotter burner, but this also may help prevent burnt offerings.

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Old 10-18-2011, 07:01 PM   #8
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Plus 1 for Weber Q. I'm definitely a charcoal guy but due to the burn bans in TX I needed a propane. Last weekend was the first time to use it and I was impressed. I really like that it uses the generic propane bottles you can get anywhere. Same bottles for my lanterns, stoves and grill.

Here's a pic of it on my REI Camp Kitchen.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #9
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Love my O-Grill!
Cooks great and has a small footprint when traveling.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #10
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Thanks ya'll. I am a pipsqueak and the Fuego comes in at 14 pounds and is listed #2 on the best grill site. I actually have a Weber at the house, and LOVE it. I just thought it was a little big for the tiny 24 foot Airstream. Appreciate the help as always.

Gotta get this right.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #11
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Weber Q100

I have a Weber Q100 that my kids bought me two years ago and I really like it. I removed the regulator from it and added a 6' hose with a barb end to fit into a bayonet connector that I plumbed into my trailers propane line just below the tanks. It works great and I don't have to mess around with portable gas bottles.

Camping World sells the bayonet connector and hose barb. It was easy to insert a 1/2" brass fitting in the propane line and add a 1/4" adapter to attach the bayonet connector.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #12
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What does 'best' mean?

Best is a highly subjective term. My best might not be 'your' best. But just for purely informational purposes, I find that the Solaire Anywhere infrared grill is the BEST....IMHO! I've done Webers and just about every other type of grill........for me, nothing comes close to infrared cooking.

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Solaire Portable Infrared Grills - Serious Heat for Grilling on the Go!


Solaire Anywhere: Overall size 21"W x 12"H x 13"D (including carrying handles). 20 lbs. Includes Carrying Bag.
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Solaire Everywhere: Overall size 21"W x 9"H x 13"D (including carrying handles). 15 lbs.
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MSRP
Model# SOL-IR17B Solaire Anywhere
304 SS Portable Grill $389

Model# SOL-EV17A Solaire Everywhere
304 SS Portable Grill $299

Model# SOL-IR17M
316 SS Portable Grill $579

Model# SOL-IR17MP1
316 SS Rail Mount $177

Model# SOL-SATRI
Tripod stand $157

Model# SOL-SAHOSE6 $32
20 lb. Tank Adaptor with 6-foot hose

Model# SOL-SANGC $105
Natural Gas Conversion including valve, regulator & 12' hose





Solaire Anywhere and Everywhere Portable Infrared Grills share the following features:

. 14,000 BTUs of infrared power
. Lightweight (20lbs for the Anywhere;
15 lbs. for the Everywhere)
. All stainless steel construction
(Commercial or marine-grade models)
(20 ga. for Anywhere; 24 ga. for
Everywhere)
. Pushbutton electronic ignition
. 155 sq. inch grilling surface
- V-shape grilling grids virtually eliminates
flare-ups while increasing flavor
. Uses 1 lb. propane bottles or 20 lb. tank
with optional adaptor. Can also be
converted to use natural gas.
. Great introduction to the benefits of
Solaire Infrared - try before you buy
one of our larger patio models (27", 30",
42" and 56" sizes).
. Great for RVers and Tailgaters - heats up
fast (less than three minutes), cools
down fast (pack away in about 15
minutes) and no coals to dispose of.

Differences between
Anywhere and Everywhere

Are our larger Solaire patio models out of your budget? No worry - Place the Solaire Anywhere or Everywhere next to your conventional grill to get the benefits of Solaire Infrared while keeping your current grill. Sear with the high heat of the Solaire Anywhere, then finish the grilling on your conventional grill. A small investment for a huge increase in your backyard grilling performance!



Anywhere includes carry bag with double shoulder straps and pockets to hold three 1 lb. propane bottles.
Optional rail mount and marine-grade all 316 stainless steel model.
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Optional tripod stand is perfect for use on your deck or patio. Folds for easy transport, making it great for RVs, camping and tailgating.
Please note: The hood must be open at all times when the burner is lighted. Solaire Infrared grills with direct heat, not heating the air around the food like conventional grills. The hood is for protecting the burner when not in use.
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I've been using a Holland Companion grill for three years with no problems. All stainless steel, indirect heat to the grill top. Here's a link to the Holland site;
Holland Grill
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I've been using a Holland Companion grill for three years with no problems. All stainless steel, indirect heat to the grill top. Here's a link to the Holland site;
Holland Grill
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