When it comes to camping and tailgates, a smaller grill that’s easy to transport is your best bet. While there are several portable grills to choose from, gas or propane grills are a great choice since they are lightweight, convenient, and quick to start up. Let’s look at some of the best portable propane grills available today.
Weber Traveler Folding Portable Propane Gas Grill
At first glance, the Traveler’s scissor-legged, foldable design screams “ready for on-the-go occasions”. It can pop up when you’re ready to cook, and when it’s time to pack up, the Weber folds flat for convenient storage while traveling. Rock, mud, and grass are no match for its large durable wheels when hauling from your car to the desired spot. Even though this unit is super compact, it boasts a total cooking surface area of 320 square inches, which can comfortably feed a family of four.
nomadiQ Portable Gas Grill
Winning a standing ovation for an incredibly unique design, the nomadiQ essentially resembles a handbag! Weighing only 12 pounds thanks to its lightweight aluminum-dye cast parts, you can even enlist the youngsters to carry it. Unlike most portable grills, the nomadiQ has two independent grilling surfaces wherein each grilling side can be controlled individually by the front knobs. (That’s a major plus if you’re dealing with foods that require different cooking temperatures.) What’s more, is that it comes with a protective pouch and elastic strap for handling when the grill has cooled down and is no longer in use to prevent scratches.
Napoleon TravelQ Pro 285X Portable Freestanding Propane Gas Grill
Folding up in less than 10 seconds, the Napoleon Travel Q Pro is assembled quickly as most freestanding portable grills are. Fairly study, weighing around 42 pounds, this unit can withstand gusts of wind and hold its own if you’re cooking on the beach or near a breezy lake. You’ll also achieve those iconic Napoleon sear lines with the removable, porcelainized cast iron wave cooking grids. The high-top cast aluminum lid holds in heat well, and the Accu-Probe temperature gauge is built into the lid for easy temperature monitoring.
Pit Boss Grills 75275 Stainless Steel Two-Burner Portable Grill
The Pit Boss Dual Burner Portable Gas Grill is a nice budget-friendly option. This mobile unit is decked out in 304 stainless-steel from the inner cooking grids to the sleek exterior. It retains temperature very well as long as you keep the lid closed and it recovers well after you close the lid. As the name suggests, this grill truly shines because of its powerful double burner, which can be independently controlled, giving you a great degree of flexibility in how you cook your food. Crank up both for an inferno effect to fast-sear meat, or tone it down to simply keep food warm.
Weber Q 3200 Portable Propane Gas Grill
The Weber Q series is an extensive line of portable Weber grills that have improved functionality year over year with each model. The latest of which is the 3200 featuring smart technology and modern features such as a handle light that illuminates the entire cooking area (great for night cooking) and the lid thermometer. The main difference between the 3100 and 3200 starting system is that the 3200 has an electronic ignitor and the 3100 has a push-button piezo igniter. The 3200’s lid is also higher, which is better suited for cooking larger cuts of meat!