Best Outdoor & Camping Grills

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 29, 2017
If you like partying outdoors or go camping with your friends or family, you need to have a good outdoor camping grill. We have chosen 5 best grills for you so now go ahead and read our informative outdoor grill review. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Design and Material
Food Preparing
Usability
Size
 
PROS
It's quite simple to assemble this outdoor grill. The cast iron grate is very durable. There is a special indicator that tells how much propane is left in the tank.
CONS
It's a large camping grill that requires a lot of effort for transportation.
OUR VERDICT
That's a great outdoor & camping grill for cooking in the backyard for the whole family and multiple guests.
detailed parameters
Design and Material
Stainless steel with porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates
Food Preparing
Up to 8 steaks, 3 burners (32,000 BTUs in total)
Usability
Backyard parties and events
Size
Large size, Can't be folded
PROS
Very large cooking surface makes this camping grill the best choice for outdoor parties. Has wheels, so you can easily move it.
CONS
This outdoor and camping grill is too big to take it for camping.
OUR VERDICT
Very large camping grill that provides a huge cooking surface and lots of additional workspace.
detailed parameters
Design and Material
Stainless steel, Painted metal side shelves
Food Preparing
Up to 16 steaks, 4 main burners (40,000 BTUs in total), Side burner (10,000 BTUs)
Usability
Backyard parties for many people
Size
Large size, Can't be folded
PROS


Small and very powerful outdoor gas grill with scissor legs and wheels.

CONS


There’s no place for a gas tank, so you will have to place it beside a grill.

OUR VERDICT


Best choice for camping or picnicking - reliable, efficient, and not expensive at all.

detailed parameters
Design and Material
Oval metal housing, Collapsible scissor legs
Food Preparing
Up to 8 steaks, 2 burners (10,000 BTUs each)
Usability
Camping, Outdoor leisure
Size
Small size, Scissor legs, Fits any car trunk
PROS
It's a really portable camping grill that fits in a trunk of almost any car. Has a thermometer that helps you control the process of cooking.
CONS
Unfortunately, this outdoor grill is too small for big groups of people.
OUR VERDICT
Fantastic, top-grade outdoor & camping grill that you can easily take with when you are going to have some rest outdoors.
detailed parameters
Design and Material
Cast aluminum lid, Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates
Food Preparing
Up to 6 steaks, Single burner (8,500 BTUs)
Usability
Outdoor camping, Picnicking
Size
Small size, Compact for easy transportation
PROS
This outdoor propane grill has a huge power and a large cooking surface for making a lot of food for big parties. The grill has a handy niche for storing sauces and different spices.
CONS
Cleaning this camping grill in hard-to-reach areas is quite difficult.
OUR VERDICT
That's an excellent outdoor propane grill that helps you make enough food for a large number of people.
detailed parameters
Design and Material
Durable stainless steel
Food Preparing
Up to 16-18 steaks, 4 main burners (60,000 BTUs in total), Side burner (12,000 BTUs)
Usability
Backyard parties for a large number of people
Size
Large size, Can't be folded

What is an Outdoor & Camping Grill

Outdoor & camping grills are used to prepare food when you are out of home. If you need to prepare food for a company while being on a picnic you need a fully autonomous grill that you can take with you. That is why outdoor & camping grills are so popular. There are 2 main types of these appliances: gas grills (which are usually propane gas grills) and charcoal grills. And we have picked 5 different grills so that you can choose the best outdoor grill.

If you like camping but don't want to carry a large outdoor grill, there's a fantastic and totally eco-friendly solution - you can get one of the best solar cookers that can cook lots of dishes on solar power only!

What Features to Compare

The first thing to consider when choosing a gas grill is the Design and Material. This includes not only the mode of operation (propane gas grill or charcoal grill) but also the appearance of every appliance and the material it’s made from. No need to say metal grill are the most reliable.

Next, you need to consider the Food Preparing features by which we mean the number of burners (the best outdoor & camping grill have 2 of them), the overall power. The power is the ability of a grill to provide sufficient heat. In America, it is usually measured in BTUs or British Thermal Units. You do not need to know too many details - we are going to explain how to find out if a grill is powerful enough. The formula is simple: 16-17 BTUs are needed for 1 square centimeter. And that is all! Next, you just need to do some math and count the grill surface: for example, if it is 45 x 70 centimeters the surface is 3150 sq. c. and, therefore, we need a minimal power of 50400 BTUs, while if the grill measures 33 x 45 centimeters and the surface is 1485 sq. c. - a minimum of 23760 BTUs are required to prepare meat. Also, we have checked what food you can cook and for how many people.

There is one more important feature to consider and it’s Usability by which we assess how easy using every camping grill is. For example, some models have cozy boards you can place products on or do all the cutting. Therefore, some of the outdoor grills are great for campers and others are better for making food in a backyard.

Finally, you must pay attention to Size. It’s important for transportation. Some outdoor grills are easily folded for storage while others are less convenient.

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Weber Spirit E310

Design and Material

This outdoor & camping grill looks just like a gas stove in your house. It has a lot of space between the burners and the propane tank is stored inside the appliance. Such a design increases safety, because, for example, your kids won't be able to reach the tank. The outdoor grill itself is made of stainless steel with porcelain-enameled coating, whilst the grill plate itself (on which you actually cook) is made of high-quality cast iron.

Food Preparing

Weber outdoor & camping grill has 3 burners with a total power output of 32,000 BTUs, which is enough to cook food very fast. Actually, you can cook nearly anything on this camping grill. Electronic Crossover ignition system allows you to light a burner up in a single click of igniter button. There are 3 knobs to control fire, and you can easily adjust it. As a result, you can prepare a lof of food just as if it were a home stove.

Usability

Weber Spirit E310 is a very convenient outdoor grill that any owner will like. The unit has a couple of large stainless steel tables (1 on each side) that are very handy for preparing ingredients before adding them to a dish. Also, you can use these tables for placing plates. The tank is replaceable, so once it runs out of gas (propane), you can just connect another one to a grill. The surface of the grill is very easy to wash. Moreover, Weber best camping grill has so-called Flavorizer bars that catch drippings, which is beneficial not only for cooking but for avoiding clogging as well.

Size

Speaking of the size of this outdoor and camping grill, it's rather big - 63 inches high and 52 inches wide. There are 4 rolling casters, so it's quite easy to move the grill on any hard surface, though moving the unit on the ground would be utterly uncomfortable. This Weber outdoor grill isn't suitable for backpackers who like wild camping, but you can easily disassemble the grill and store it in a trunk of your car, then go camping.

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Weber Spirit E310
Weber Spirit E310
 

Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner

Design and Material

This outdoor and camping grill has a durable metal frame (painted black). The main panel is made of stainless steel which doesn't get rusty and looks really nice. The lid and a handle are also made of stainless steel. This camping grill works on gas - the tank is placed in the lower part of an appliance for easier storage and safer use.

Food Preparing

Speaking of food preparing, this camping grill is among the leaders thanks to a huge cooking surface which amounts to 660 square inches, 480 out of which is the primary surface (which contains 4 burners - 40,000 BTUs in total) and 180 square feet of secondary surface (on a swing-away side shelf). Therefore, you can make up to 16 steaks or, for example, grill vegetables, sausages and any other food. Also, there's an upper grill that you can use to heat some food up.

Usability

The manufacturer has made the burners of stainless steel for the sake of durability - each burner has a separate control knob (so, you can adjust them individually) and an electronic ignition system. Therefore, you don't need to use matches. It's quite easy to clean the side shelves since they are porcelain-coated - you just need a wet brush to wash them well. In general, this is a great grill for backyard partying - if you have a large backyard and adore having guests over - pick this appliance without hesitation.

Size

Char-Broil classic 4-burner camping grill has the following dimensions: 56 x 21 x 45.5 inches. The appliance weighs 114 pounds, so this outdoor and camping grill is quite heavy and it's really difficult to transport it. If you need a camping grill for picnicking far from home - this one is surely too big. But it's perfect for backyard use - it has 2 large wheels.

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Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner
Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner
 

Coleman Road Trip

Design and Material

This Coleman propane grill has quite a large top part where the burner is. It’s made from stainless steel. It has a removable grease tray so it’s easy to clean the gas outdoor grill after the use. Also, the grate is made from cast iron which is reliable and retains high temperatures for a long time. This best outdoor grill is designed so that you can fold it for a trouble-free transportation.

Food Preparing

This is a powerful outdoor gas grill which has 2 separate burners - each one yields up to 10,000 BTU. The overall food preparation surface is almost 290 sq. in. You can cook meat, fish, vegetables, and so on. There’s enough space to provide all guests with food which makes it one of the best camping grills you can buy.

Usability

Coleman propane grill is very convenient: the assembly is easy and quick. Also, there are 2 side tables which you can use to store cookware and there are 3 hangers for packets or bags. This propane gas grill can be used for camping, outdoor picnicking. Also, it’s a great solution for a backyard use.

Size

When it’s assembled, this propane gas grill is 46 inches high and 35 inches wide. It’s folded so that you can pull it like a wheeled travel bag (of course, there are 2 large wheels). This gas outdoor grill can be used on any solid surface or on the ground. The flexibility of this models is one of the major reasons we put it on top of this outdoor grill review.


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Coleman Road Trip
Coleman Road Trip
 

Weber Q1200

Design and Material

This gas grill boasts an eye-catching design and is available in many colors, so you can choose the one to your taste. There are the following colors: green, red, orange, purple, and others. The unit itself is made mostly of durable aluminum (housing, cook boxes, lid). There are 2 fold-out side tables and a removable tray for grease. The cooking grate is made of cast iron with a Porcelain-enameled coating, so the food doesn't stick to it much and washing the grate is easy.

Food Preparing

Weber Q1200 camping gas grill has a single burner that delivers the power of 8,500 BTUs. Don't forget to attach fold-out side tables - you can use them for placing ingredients, plates, sauces, etc. The total cooking surface is 189 square inches, so you can make up to 6 big steaks at a time or, for example, 8-10 chicken breasts. Therefore, this grill provides enough space for cooking, and you can feed all your family and guests who come over.

Usability

This propane gas grill from Weber is compact, so it's easy to use and to transport it. The unit requires little space in your car trunk, even if you drive not a large SUV, but a small sports car. According to the feedback we received, this propane camping grill is considered to be one of the best on the market. You just need to connect a gas tank and you are ready to start preparing food! Another important issue - all grease and dropping are gathered into a special grease tray, so you won't pollute the area under the grill.

Size

Weber Q1200 camping grill is rather small: 24.6 inches high (with an open lid), 40.9 inches long, and 20.5 inches wide. The unit can easily be placed right on the ground (grass, sand, etc.), but also on a special portable cart, so that you can stand and cook. The cart has a couple of wheels, for easy transportation. However, this handy item has to be purchased separately, so think if you really need it.

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Weber Q1200
Weber Q1200
 

SUPER SPACE 4-Burner

Design and Material

Super Face outdoor gas grill features a stylish design. When you look at it from afar, you might think this is a real gas stove you are likely to have in your kitchen. The grill is made mostly of durable stainless steel. The cooking grid is made of genuine cast iron. Just like the best outdoor grills, this model has a large lower grilling surface and a smaller upper one (which is used for vegetables or for warming some food up). Also, the cooking area is huge, so you can grill a lot of food at a time.

Food Preparing

This huge outdoor gas grill has 4 separate burners that yield a total power of 60,000 BTUs. Also, there's an auxiliary side burner which is, however, rather powerful too, delivering 12,000 BTUs. The side burner is designed not for grilling, but for being used for boiling water, making soup, etc. The total cooking surface this camping grill has is around 625.55 square inches! Therefore, you can grill as many as 16-18 meat steaks at the same time. No need to say, this outdoor grill is perfect for large parties when you need to cook for lots of people. Moreover, some catering services use this unit too.

Usability

This outdoor gas grill consumes natural propane gas that you can buy in any store and at most gas stations in North America. The ignition is electronic - you just need to push a button and the gas will be lit up. Therefore, you don't need to buy matches. The outdoor grill has a side table on the left - you can place dishes and plates on it. The side burner has a lid, and when it's closed - the surface can be used as a side table too. Also, Super Space propane gas grill has a huge front panel where different bottles (with sauces and similar products) can be stored.

Size

The first thing to know about this outdoor grill is the size - it's quite big and, therefore, inconvenient for transportation. This unit is most suitable for using in the backyard, especially if you have a lot of land around your house. There are 2 wheels, so you just need to lift the appliance and push it or pull. However, if you are going to spend a lot of time outside the city (or town), you can disassemble the whole grill rather quickly.

SUPER SPACE 4-Burner
SUPER SPACE 4-Burner
 
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