For a day-long hike, you’ve probably got your food prepped ahead of time: sandwiches, fruit, trail mix, and other snacks. But when it comes to multi-day summer camping trips, you’re going to want the best camping grill to ensure hot, delicious meals. Check out these seven great camping grills!
The MiniMax is proof that great things come in small packages. This EGG is the first to arrive with its own transportation in the form of a sturdy, easy to grip Carrier! It’s perfect for camping and tailgating at the ballgame. The MiniMax is built to perform and is ready to travel to wherever your culinary interests take you! And, of course, MiniMax is constructed from the same ultra high-quality ceramics as the other six EGG sizes and comes with the same best-in-class limited lifetime warranty.
Green Mountain Grills TREK Prime WiFi grill is the go-to grill for small families, campers, tailgaters, RVers, or anyone who wants to cook two racks of ribs or 4-6 nice steaks or a bunch of burgers. The TREK model is the ultimate portable grill. It comes with a digital WiFi controller (control and monitor through our iOS or Android mobile application), a meat probe, a peaked lid for rib racks, a convenience tray with utensil hooks, and Sense-Mate, a thermal sensor which constantly monitors grill temperature. The grill can run on 12V or 120AC so it’s perfect for camping, tailgating, hunting, or anywhere you can take it!
The Camp Chef Portable Pellet merges pellet-grill technology with elements you’d see on a portable propane model. (With a digital display, a primary digital thermometer, and two additional temperature probes that connect to the controller, it’s highly unlikely that you’re going to burn or undercook your meal—so long as you pay a reasonable amount of attention!) Keep in mind that this model requires power, so its portability is limited to RVs, or vehicles with inverters. Of course, you can always bring your tailgate generator to power it.
It’s easy to see that the Weber Traveler was designed with convenience in mind with its rugged wheels, accessible grease tray, tool hooks on the front and a side shelf. This propane barbecue is made to run on smaller, disposable 1 lb. gas canisters, but you can pick up an adaptor for 20-pound tanks, if you’d like. There isn’t enough room under the lid for a whole chicken, but with 320 square inches of grill space, chicken pieces, chops, burgers, sausages, veggies, fish, and breakfast food are all perfectly doable.
At first glance, you’d probably think it was an ice box or cooler. The charcoal-fueled grill is as compact as it is practical, with sleek handles, shiny interior and bamboo chopping board that doubles as a lid. It benefits from having handles for easy moving and these handles stay cool to the touch when you are cooking. And when it comes to cooking, you have the option between direct or indirect cooking; the method depends on what you’re making.
Arguably, the Blackstone Griddle is one of the best flat-top grills on the market for its price range. It’s got a reliable dual burner system that’s great for cooking two separate meals at once with high heat intensity of up to 24,000 BTUs. The built-in igniter alleviates the need to deal with faulty lighters to get the burner going. The stainless-steel surface will keep well over the years before showing signs of distress; it’s also fairly easy to clean.
Not looking to break the bank on a grill? The “affordable for its value” Char-Broil 240 might just be what you need. It’s a small tabletop grill with a short sturdy build weighing only 16 pounds. A single, straight gas burner can turn out 9,500 BTU to heat a respectable 240 square-inch grill surface. If you’re cooking for a small crowd at the campsite, this is ample room for 3-4 servings of meat. By directing your cooking to the hottest areas of the grill the Char-Broil 240 can sear a quality steak.