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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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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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Old 11-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #13
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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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Old 11-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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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;
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:40 AM   #15
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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;
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Yep....The Holland Companion has worked well for us.

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #16
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This is an excellent question, and as “lewster” observed, “best is a highly subjective term”. Purists disdain gas, but I’ve been a “gassed” at home and on the road for over 40 years, and I’ve grown to appreciate its convenience. I think “best” is a matter of blending frequency of use, performance, convenience and storage. From my perspective, there are better performers than the grill I currently use, but I ration my storage space, and I’m not too keen on dedicating a large amount of Airstream storage space for a high-performing grill that I use from time. I used to use a small CharBroil grill, about the same size as those Olympians mentioned earlier. I liked the way it performed, but even though small, it occupied too much space, and I had to keep it in a large trash bag in my Airstream “boot” because it was dirty and greasy. I went the other extreme to Coleman’s “Road Trip Party Grill”. It disassembled and cleaned easily, and when collapsed it consumed little space tucked in its own supplied bag. It worked, and we used it for several years; unfortunately the burner was relatively small so the hot spot in the grill was dead center, causing me to move things around quite a bit to ensure proper cooking. I finally replaced it with Coleman’s small Fold N Go grill. Like the Party Grill, it folds compactly, but it doesn’t require assembly and disassembly for use. It has a much larger burner, and improved, albeit not fantastic uniform heating. Still, it cleans easily, and stores neatly in its own bag in the back of the Airstream. I’m satisfied with its overall blend of performance-convenience-storage, especially with my frequency of grilling use, but its weakest link is performance. Still, it is much more uniform than the Party Grill. If I were in the market today, I might take a look at Coleman’s “Perfect Flow Portable Grill”. Its dimensions are larger than the Fold N Go, but it’s flat and fairly thin…about like a Coleman gas stove, and may be better for more than two people. If size and storage space are not a concern, then others on this thread have offered excellent suggestions for better performing grills.
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This is an old thread but thought I would share my "experience" since I had asked this question a couple of months (or more) ago.

The consensus seems to be with the Weber series on the forum. I had looked at the Coleman Roadtrip LXE because I liked the portable stand. I also liked the 2 burners (20k btu) with interchangeable tops; grill, coils, griddle. I liked the 2 rows of burners on the Q200 but not the stand. Couldn't make up my mind so bought both to compare.

I had determined I was not going to cook in the camper unless it was a necessity so I wanted to do breakfast and dinner outside for sure. I wanted/needed flexibility.....so here's where I am;

The Weber cooks good. It has a 12k btu burner that cooks better than I thought it would. I did not buy the stand and used it "as is". I bought the Coleman with the included stand plus the coil grates (it included grill grates). It cooks good as well.

I have chosen the Coleman https://bestoutdooritems.com/best-campfire-grill/ simply due to a couple of things. 20k BTU burners cook stuff (fried potatoes/boil water) much quicker than 12k BTU. Steaks turn out just as well. The versatility of the burners is a plus and the carrying case, which I don't have for the Q, is a real plus when traveling. Anyway, that's what I came up with. Don't get me wrong, the Q is an awesome grill; the Coleman just had some bling that I didn't seem to see in the Q. Cooking wise you can't go wrong with either.I also have the stainless Olympian, used 1 time in 4 years. Not that I can say its a good/bad grill but prefer cooking over the fire.Hope this helps someone in the future.Good Luck
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Fairly happy with Weber's Q Grill. I power it from a 2 Gallon propane tank which is portable and much more convenient than throw-away bottles - which always empty at the worst cooking moment. The Q Grill is slow to heat and, in inclement weather, hard to bring up to the temperature you might like. In transit, the heavy grates can fall into and destroy the burner. I am considering an upgrade to a marine grade stainless steel model at about twice the price of the Weber.
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I am considering an upgrade to a marine grade stainless steel model at about twice the price of the Weber.
Which one?
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Love my O-Grill!
Cooks great and has a small footprint when traveling.
I missed this thread back in 2011 so could you Azflycaster, and Johnco update your posts?

These are the questions I have for you in 2018.

Do you still use your O grill? Still like it? Which model did/do you have? Would you buy one again?

I like the basic design and I'm interested in finding out your thoughts years later.
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