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Old 07-06-2015, 05:36 PM   #71
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Sounds like a good rally activity idea - Cooking and trying different peoples' grills!

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Old 07-07-2015, 07:57 AM   #72
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I am interested in the same topic...so hope others will respond with their favorites. Is it too much to ask for a portable grill that "does it all"? I seem to recall previous posts in which folks praised the "Q" grills, which I think are made by Weber. But are they mainly just for grilling....or could you add a griddle to do breakfast?


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I posted earlier in this thread about O-Grill experience as being very good. We are on our second O-Grill after 5 years using original. This grill for us, works great! We are a bit more diligent this time, and line the inside with foil, to help keep clean. We also wipe down before putting away, which we did not do with our first O-Grill. This time we also purchased the O-Grill folding table; we set it up next to front of AS and plug in 15' hose with quick disconnect to our propane connection on the AS. These O-Grill folding tables can be found on line for $35 (used) to upwards of $100+! You don't need the table or the carrying bag, but we found both to be pretty handy with this grill.

As for cooking breakfast with griddles on the O-Grill, I suppose you could do that; we have not tried. Keeping the top closed after lighting helps heat up the grill and also is used to cook your food when closed. Not sure how it would work if left open with griddle on it...may take a little longer too get up to temp?

We have 2 separate cooking units we use for breakfast, depending on if we need 1 burner or 2. (we typically try to cook most everything outside if possible)

1) Coleman Triton 2 burner propane. We found a nice one at a garage sale for $20.00 with naugahide carrying case. It's small enough to fit in our Rubber Made camp bin container. New I have seen for $75 on sale.

Coleman - Triton Series InstaStart™ 2-Burner Stove | Two burner camp stove | Coleman - Triton™+ Propane Stove

2) Single burner butane cartridge stove. We use this handy little unit primarily for breakfast with single fry pan 80% of the time. If we are hooked up to electric, we use electric percolator inside, and this unit outside. It has a nice case, and uses the butane cartridges, which last pretty long time. It is also pretty cheap new~ $11-$12.00!

Portable Gas Stove | Butane Burner with 1 Range

Hope this helps...
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:46 AM   #73
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I have a weber Q grill for my home and one for my airstream. There is a weber grill plate you can purchase to cook breakfast, or as I did purchase a grill plate (Nordic-ware) at Costco or online that I can use on the Q Grill or on the stovetop in my airstream. I have cooked Traeger recipe's on my Q grill on low and they have turned out great.


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Old 07-11-2015, 02:28 PM   #74
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I have a volcano 3 grill for my new 27FB Airstream and just completed a 2 week shake down. I currently remove one of my 20 lb aluminum propane bottles and take it to the picnic table where I cook supper. I also have one of the adapters that allow me to use a one pound cylinder in a pinch.

Has anyone used their volcano with the LP port on the Airstream? If so did you remove the small regulator from the volcano hose? I would appreciate hearing what parts you needed to make it work and how long a hose you used versus the pig tale that Airstream packs in the new trailers.

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Old 07-27-2015, 09:12 AM   #75
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Well I went out and purchased the TEC Cherokee Portable Infrared Grill and have been trying it out at home. So far I really like it. It does get hot. In fact significantly hotter then my Cobb Grill which no doubt will migrate to one of my children's home.

To date I have cooked hotdogs, chicken breast (bone in), hamburgers and corn-on-the-cob. The skin on the chicken was very crisp. Next I will try ribeyes.

Unlike my other grills this heats up extremely quick (about 10 minutes and it is above 700 degrees). Then you can adjust the heat to medium or low (about 300 degrees). Because it does cook faster I have found you must watch it closer then my other grills because it does cook faster. I am looking forward to taking it camping in a week or two
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:14 AM   #76
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I've used the Weber Q1000 for many trips now, and have been very happy with it. The AS has a propane outlet for grilling, but I find it more convenient to just put the Weber on the tailgate of the truck with its own propane container. A 16 oz propane container has lasted us more than a week, grilling almost every night. I keep a spare on hand and replace it as the one in use runs out. The Q1000 is about the right size for 2-3 people.

It has a convenient disposable aluminum drip pan to catch grease. I thought when I bought the unit that I would be replacing the drip pans quite often, so I bought a dozen or so of them. Actually, I find that almost every morning they have been cleaned by small furry creatures or leprechauns, perhaps, so I hardly ever replace them. Wouldn't recommend doing this in bear country, though!

The only problem I've had with it, and it's a significant one, is that one time the heavy metal grills vibrated down into the propane burners while we were traveling and completely wrecked them. The damage was significant enough that I just replaced the whole unit. Now, when I travel with my new grill (the same model) I remove the heavy metal grills and pack them in a separate box. A little messy, but it's the only thing I can figure out.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:42 AM   #77
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Costco has a new stainless portable. About $100 Just bought one, solid. Haven't cooked on it yet.
+1 on the Costco grill.

I use it all the time and it's much better than my Weber Q for design reasons I've detailed in the other thread.

Also many times cheaper. I bought for $100 as well in store but it's $90 online. For stainless that's a bargain. If it ever breaks and you're still a Costco member, money back guarantee.

http://www.costco.com/NXR-2-Burner-P...100284426.html
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Is it too much to ask for a portable grill that "does it all"?

IMO that is a tough question to answer because it will depend on what you like to cook and for how many campers. Over the years I have gone from the coleman two burner stove, the Cobb Grill and now the TEC Cherokee Infrared grill. They all worked well however I like the TEK best because it gets very hot and I can also cook bacon and eggs, Does it do it all? No as I also love to BBQ and smoke foods and to do that, again IMO, you need wood and low heat (of course you could use the fire pit but that takes very close monitoring).

The closest grills I found capable of cooking low and slow and also reaching temps of 400 degrees or more was the mini-green egg, the small green egg or a portable pellet grill. However, I found the mini to small and the small green egg was a tad to heavy to lug around. I did find one or two pellet grills but again they did not meet my needs as one I thought was overpriced for the build quality and the other was a tad to big to fit in the bed of my truck with the bed cover closed. Also the pellet grill requires electrical power so you would either need shore power or a genertor to use it.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:47 PM   #79
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Agree with urnmor re the small and mini green eggs. We carried the small green egg with us for a number of years until it became to heavy. We now keep it at a permanent location that we visit. We now use the mini egg while traveling, but as stated, it has limitations. We're learning to live with them and still think, for is, the egg offers the most options for the way we cook on the road. In the end, it's what works for you, not what most people think is best. Just MHO.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:41 AM   #80
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try the Volcano....

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Is it too much to ask for a portable grill that "does it all"?

IMO that is a tough question to answer because it will depend on what you like to cook and for how many campers. Over the years I have gone from the coleman two burner stove, the Cobb Grill and now the TEC Cherokee Infrared grill. They all worked well however I like the TEK best because it gets very hot and I can also cook bacon and eggs, Does it do it all? No as I also love to BBQ and smoke foods and to do that, again IMO, you need wood and low heat (of course you could use the fire pit but that takes very close monitoring).

The closest grills I found capable of cooking low and slow and also reaching temps of 400 degrees or more was the mini-green egg, the small green egg or a portable pellet grill. However, I found the mini to small and the small green egg was a tad to heavy to lug around. I did find one or two pellet grills but again they did not meet my needs as one I thought was overpriced for the build quality and the other was a tad to big to fit in the bed of my truck with the bed cover closed. Also the pellet grill requires electrical power so you would either need shore power or a genertor to use it.
I have BGE at home and love it. The small BGE is heavy, and really does not cook much in surface. Take a look at the Volcano...we had experienced couple weeks ago at a friends campsite with steaks. I was so impressed, I just got mine from Amazon...look at the video on the site and see the flexibility...it will get to 400+ for sure because of the design...and it collapses for storage. I will post my experience using it next week after our camping trip to Glacier this week...
https://www.amazon.com/Volcano-Grill...GWPSK3VJV4HBHQ
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Been following this grill quest for sometime. I currently have a charbroil infrared tabletop. It's just to large and cumbersome to take with us. While in Menards home supplies store I found a small compact grill by Coleman called a "fold and go" it was only $30 so I took a chance. Wow, what a great grill. I've cooked steaks etc. and all have turned out great. I purchased the carry case, the wire grill for coffee pot our stews etc.and the solid griddle. We love it and it just great for the two of us. Go see the YouTube videos reviews. Easy cleanup also.r
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Overwhelmed researching grills

Looking at grills that connects to low pressure propane supply and very easy to clean and very portable.

Looking at Camco 57305 Olympian 5500 Stainless Steel Portable Grill but open to suggestions.

Has anyone converted the Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Grill2Go Gas Grill to connect to low pressure propane?
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I am using a CADAC Safari Chef. Made in South Africa. It packs down into a case the size of a bowling bag. It has a grill for BBQ, a reversible grill plate / griddle and the lid doubles as a wok. a pot, kettle coffee pot or toaster can fit on the burner when the accessories are lifted off. Totally versatile & compact unit that runs on 1 # disposable bottles or from bulk if you buy a hose adapter.
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I am currently looking at purchasing the Volcano collapsible grill.
It has good reviews.
http://goo.gl/JZDXUY
It is very portable, it can be flat down to 5-inch and can burn propane, wood or charcoal.
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