The Magic of the Portable Grill

The Magic of the Portable Grill

All year round, you tend the barbeque as part of your backyard hosting responsibilities. As the griller, you take pride in your top of the line barbecue grill that has the perfect heat distribution and always makes the best food. But there are times where you don’t host the barbecue, but guests are still expecting you to be the griller because you’re the best. As much as you wish you could, it’s hard to lug your precious grill everywhere you go. You want to barbecue anywhere with the right equipment – a portable grill.

You can bring a portable grill anywhere and show off your barbecuing skills to all of your friends and family. It’s all about finding the one that suits you.

Here are some of the best portable charcoal grills:

1.    Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill

The Pros:

  • 5-minute easy assembly
  • Easy to clean
  • Two adjustable vents for temperature adjustment
  • Durable and portable

The Cons:

  • Weak steel grates
  • No thermometer

The Bottom line:

Grillers who purchased the Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill love this affordable, sturdy, easy to use portable grill. It has a high-quality performance and built to last. The only complaint customers had was the quality of the grates, which can be replaced with a third-party item.

2.    Gourmia Grill Pro

The Pros:

  • Small and compact
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Double grill system eliminates dripping – less mess!

The Cons:

  • Thin grate
  • Must be used outside/windows open
  • Not 100% smokeless

The Bottom Line: With its clever design and green finish, the Gourmia Grill Pro makes a perfect portable gas grill. You can use it inside with the windows open so that you’re not standing outside alone with the big barbecue! And it’s $60!

3.    Char-Broil “CB Collection” Table Top Grill

The Pros:

  • High quality performance
  • Good for small barbecues (about 3-4 people)
  • Easy to assemble and clean
  • Removable charcoal tray

The Cons:

  • On the heavy side – 40 pounds
  • Potential paint peeling

The Bottom Line:

The Char-Broil “CB Collection” Table Top Grill may be more hefty than other portable grills but that just means the strongest person is responsible for lifting it. It’s big and it’s powerful. Perfect for those days that you crave something from the grill – just pull out your Char-Boil Table Top Grill and get grilling.

What to Look for in a Portable Grill

Some grillers prefer gas over charcoal when it comes to their barbecues and this list is, of course, non-exhaustive. Check out some of the best portable gas grills like the Traeger Bronson 20 Portable Wood Pellet Grill, Cuisinart CCG-180 Gourmet Portable Propane Grill, Weber Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill that are on the market.

When purchasing a new portable grill, it’s important to note the quality of the following:

  • Ash catcher
  • Chimney starter
  • Kettle construction
  • Hinged gate
  • Electronic gas ignition
  • Lid – should be tight with a lock
  • Grates – best if adjustable
  • Cooking area
  • Thermometer
  • Dampers
  • Sturdy base/legs

Whether you prefer the authentic charcoal sear or the convenient gas grill, portable grills solve all your problems when you can’t use your bigger grill. And the best part is that you don’t have to be the lonely griller anymore.