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Small Gas Grills

Updated on February 16, 2014

Small Gas Grills

With any of these convenient, portable, easy to use, small gas grills, you can enjoy all the fresh, grilled flavors you love any time and anywhere. Designed to function just like that big outdoor grill on your patio, a small gas grill uses either propane or natural gas to cook your favorite foods to perfection.

Some are truly compact, perfect for camping, hiking, or RV use. Others are made of stainless steel, have stand-alone bases, fold-out shelves, or other accessories that rival the more expensive full-sized grills. Choose the fuel source you prefer and the size or weight that meets your needs. A small gas grill is a great addition to your cooking arsenal, giving you flexibility and grilled flavors in one package.

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Best Small Gas Grills

It doesn't take a genius to tell you that the best grill is the one that fits your situation and that you will actually use. If you have an outdoor table or bench, a tabletop model works great. For camping or hiking, look at the grill's dimensions and weight. Some small grills are designed for RV hookups, with brackets for easy mounting. The best grills are made for durability and even heating, plus have a range of features that ensure consistent results. With a little effort, you can find the best small gas grill to fit your needs.

Weber 386002 Portable Liquid-Propane Grill

Cuisinart Portable Outdoor Tabletop Propane Grill

Weber 516501 Portable Liquid-Propane Grill

Small Outdoor Gas Grills

For grilling pleasure on a condo patio or balcony, you'll appreciate the convenience of an outdoor grill. These compact appliances combine the features and results of a large grill in a much smaller space. Plus, these small grills are freestanding, which leaves your table space free for dining. Some models can be removed from the stand for portability, if desired. With a quality small gas grill, you can enjoy your favorite grilled foods in nearly any outdoor space.

Weber 586002 Portable Liquid-Propane Grill

Cuisinart CGG-240 All Foods Roll-Away Grill

Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro Grill

Small Gas Grills Stainless Steel

A very popular choice for durability are stainless steel gas grills. Not only is this a beautiful finish for any appliance, stainless steel provides strong resistance to corrosion. If you'll use your small grill near salt water or leave it out for extended periods, you'll be glad you chose one made of stainless steel. For ease of cleaning, look for grill grates of stainless as well.

The Sportsman's Series Portable Stainless Steel Grill

Camco Olympian 5500 Stainless Steel Grill

Nexgrill 820-0015 Table Top Grill

Coleman PerfectFlow Insta Start Grill Stove

When you're camping, hiking, or traveling light, you want a small gas grill that functions well, cleans easily, and is highly portable. Having the option to grill and cook in one unit is a bonus. This Coleman Grill Stove is designed to meet the needs of people on the go. The body is made of steel covered in enamel for corrosion resistance, plus the aluminum grill grate and chrome cooking grate are easy to clean. With two burners, this camp stove has enough power to heat water quickly. The pressure-controlled fuel system provides good performance even in cold temperatures or at high altitudes. And the InstaStart ignition system makes it easy to light the grill at the touch of a button. If you're looking for a convenient, reliable, portable small gas grill for camping, give the Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Grill Stove a closer look.

Review Ratings: 4.3 out of 5.0 stars (58 reviews)

Reviewers noted that product functions well for its intended purpose - a portable camping grill. Lightweight, easy to pack and port, versatile for cooking and grilling. Some found the construction lacking in quality, especially the wind shields and non-stick coating.

Small Natural Gas Grills

For the convenience of abundant fuel, nothing beats natural gas. Most of these units are freestanding and include an area for tank storage. Some are permanently installed, using piped natural gas. Other available features include cooking and grilling surfaces, thermometers, and side shelves for added convenience. If you have the ability to use gas tanks or have gas service in your area, you may appreciate the convenience of a small grill that uses natural gas.

Weber 4511001 Spirit E-210 Natural Gas Grill

Broil King Post-Style Natural Gas Grill

Fuego Element Dual-Zone Gas BBQ Grill

Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Gas Grill

Every steak lover knows nothing tastes quite as good as a juicy steak grilled to perfection. It's the holy grail for many a weekend grill-master - producing a cut of beef cooked as requested, with sizzling sear marks and crunchy borders. Add a baked potato, your favorite football team on TV (maybe a cold beer) and you have a perfect Sunday afternoon.

The Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Gas Grill is designed to give you the satisfaction of a perfect steak without the hassle. Infrared technology allows you to add wood chips for flavor without the risk of flare-ups. Each of the two burners has an independent temperature gauge for cooking versatility. Built of stainless steel with enamel overlay, this small gas grill provides high-end infrared performance in a reduced footprint for patios, balconies and other limited spaces.

Review Ratings: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars (135 reviews)

Most reviewers found this grill to exceed expectations, and liked the temperature gauges, folding shelves, and infrared elements. Note that foods cook faster with IR than regular gas grills. Some remarked on complicated assembly and the tendency to rust. Char-Broil recommends regular cleaning, coating surfaces with vegetable oil spray, and covering grill when not in use to prevent rust problems.

The video below provides insider tips on how to grill a perfect steak every time.

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      I stumble for a second time today on this page- I'm focused on grilling lately, so this should be useful!