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Coleman Portable Grills

Updated on September 18, 2014
Coleman Perfect-Flow briefcase grill with double burners
Coleman Perfect-Flow briefcase grill with double burners

Is a portable grill any good?

Big is not always better and a smaller, folding grill lets you take your bbq anywhere and everywhere - be it at the sports game parking lot, the fishing trip or the long-stay outdoors base camp.

You do loose some features (like built-in thermometers, multilevel grates, large cooking area, etc) compared to a state-of-the-art 350 dollar grill, but that is compensated by quick setup, mobility and quite frankly - less hassle! The bigger the grill - the bigger the cleanup! Add to that the fact that a big grill burns fuel A LOT faster when you probably just have a couple of steaks on there, steaks that would easily fit on a smaller piece of equipment.

The intro image show a classic portable grill, the Coleman Perfect-Flow which comes in 2 flavors: either with a full-size bbq grate as shown, or as a grill-stove combo shown further down this page. With 11,000 BTU, these small burners pack a punch!

Photo by Andy

Suitcase grill by coleman

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Grill Stove
Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Grill Stove

Highly portable (folds down to briefcase size), good output and adequate wind shielding makes the Coleman Perfect-Flow a good choice for all types of use.

10,000 BTU is quite enough to handle any kind of cooking needs in the field. This model is a stove / grill combo.

 

My latest BBQ meal - curry pork & chicken! - Juicy, tasty.. had me getting 2:nd portions :)

One of my meals this summer
One of my meals this summer

Road Trip - a portable bbq classic which sets the standard

Bestselling propane grill for camp or tailgating
Bestselling propane grill for camp or tailgating

It isn't just the smart design that makes this the best portable grill, perhaps of all time, but it also offers a almost perfect functionality / versatility / price ratio.

While it isn't perfect (some have reservations about the burn pattern using the standard grill grate) there's a bunch of accessories (like the RoadTrip Full-Size Griddle ) you can get to alter your cooking surfaces to taste.

Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE
Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE

You have probably seen this one somewhere - in ads, at your neighbors or on the campgrounds. The Road-Trip LXE is currently the bestselling portable propane grill and has been for quite a while.

 

The most portable camping grill of all? - My nr.1 choice

Coleman Roadtrip folded up
Coleman Roadtrip folded up

Ultra portable tabletop grill

Just looking at it you can see how perfectly designed this very portable grill is. Don't let the small size deceive you though because the Roadtrip Table-top Gas Grill by Coleman offers up a 8000 BTU burner.

It's built for speed of use and setting it up takes but a minute: 1) attach legs (stored inside the grill when packed), 2) attach your propane bottle, 3) fire it up with the built-in starter... Done!

Round surface optimized grill area with a small table  footprint
Round surface optimized grill area with a small table footprint

Best-selling small portable grill with hood

Coleman Fold N Go Portable Grill
Coleman Fold N Go Portable Grill

The name says it all: Coleman Fold n Go grill. It's small but holds a 6000 TU burner that can handle any type of food you put on it.

 

This one is my choice because of small size (that utilizes a round grill area which suits me better than other designs), and because you can also use it as a stove burner by simply lifting off the griddle and placing your pan directly on the dedicated burner supports. The best of two worlds if you are looking for a small tailgate grill or a very portable camping bbq solution.

This is the ultimate tailgating sizzler if you aren't too many to feed. The burner packs a punch and you have to be careful not to push them temps too high. I like the solid grillgrate that comes with it.

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