Best Camping Grill Reviews 2017

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Camping is a fun, healthy and engaging activity. You are totally unplugged, no Wi-Fi no TV no computers, just living off good old mother nature. A grill plays an essential part in the preparation of meals – and you need one that is easy to transport. Often the success of the cooking will depend on the quality and type of grill chosen. Camping grills differ from the ordinary backyard barbecue grills because of their portability and cooking flexibility. Camping grills also come in different fuel options such as gas, wood, charcoal and electric options. We have chosen 5 top brands showcasing a great product from each.
Fuel Type
Cooking Area
Our Top Choice
Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill2Go X200 – Propane Camping Grill
Char-Broil specializes in making outdoor cooking equipment to meet a wide variety grilling needs. They understand that no two grillers are alike - this one is made for ones on the go.
Non Flare cooking. Portable. Steady heat flow. Durable. Easy to clean
High temperature. Not Suitable for precision cooking
Portable Propane Gas Grill
Tabletop - 200 sq in
Stainless steel
Best Value
Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Tabletop Gas Grill
Cuisinart has been endorsed by culinary experts like Jacques Pépin, Hubert Keller, James Beard and Julia Child. With backing like this, we knew the Petite Gourmet grill couldn’t be ignored.
A great grill packed with tons of features in a compact design. Easy handling. Sturdy build. Superb Quality.
Reaching higher temperatures takes longer for some foods
Tabletop Gas Grill
Compact - 145 sq in
BTU stainless steel
Telescopic VersaStand
Coleman Roadtrip LXE Propane Grill for Camping & Tailgating
When it comes to the great outdoors, Coleman needs no introduction. The versatile, yet simple design of this grill delivers exemplary barbecuing performance.
Sturdy design. Portable. Steady heat flow. Durable. Easy to clean
Small Propane tanks
Portable Propane Gas Grill
32”x35”x19”/44 lbs
Oval - 285 sq. in. 
Painted steel
InstaStartTM Start Button
Char-Griller Deluxe Griller – Portable Charcoal Grill
Not a traditional “portable” grill when it comes to size, but then again, we know there are some of you who experience the outdoors from campers, and stay away for longer periods of time.
Wheels for portability. Easy cleaning. Large cooking surface. Easy heat Regulation. Comes in a variety of sizes.
Oiling takes time. Grills can rust. Little on the heavier side.
Charcoal grill
50" H x 29" W x 42" L/ 100 lbs.
Super Size - 830 sq. in. 
Heavy duty stainless steel
Warming Rack, Removeable Ash Pan
Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal for Camping, Tailgating and More
Weber is well known name in the outdoor cooking arena, and if you need a quality, budget friendly grill this is your ultimate camping companion, engineered to fit your small to medium grilling needs.
Compact design. No rusty Bolts and Nuts. Lightweight. Space saving
Little space between cooking surface and rack. Plastic Handles may feel cheap.
Portable Charcoal grill
Tabletop - 160 sq in
Steel grates, Porcelain coating
Large vents

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What is the Best Camping Grill?

Camping grills are a lot more than putting a meshed slab of metal over a fire and starting to cook. Camping grills help to make culinary experience a success as you test yourself against the elements. Here are 5 reviews of the best brands in terms of quality, functionality, fuel options and size.
Our Top Choice
An award winning grill that focuses on infrared cooking which is unique and an alternative to the standard gas grills. With infrared your BBQ gets juicy meat consuming far less energy. If you prefer a traditional style grill Char has a great line of grills for you.
Char-Broil X200 TRU-Infrared Grill2Go Grill – Portable Propane Grill for Camping, Tailgating, Picnics

Char-Broil Camping Grill 12401734

Having been awarded a Gold Medal Honor at the international BBQ Awards in Friedrichshafen Germany for its TRU-infrared series, Char-Broil is one of the most recognized grill companies in the world. They have operated in the market since it was founded in 1944 and continue to impress us with all the different grilling and smoking options that they have. For camping, or any time that you need a grill on the go, we recommend the Portable Grill2Go® X200 Gas Grill.

The grill uses Tru-Infrared cooking technology and has a battery powered ignition, with a built in temperature gauge to ensure proper cooking. Tru-infrared uses less gas, prevents flare-ups shielding food from direct heat. It has an addition duel fuel kit. For transport, it has easy carry handles with stainless steel latches. If you want simpler portability, this grill is available with a carrying and storage case designed just for it.

This is a very affordable grill, going for around $149.99 with features that make it well worth the price tag, such as -
  • High-impact frame
  • Cooks 9500 BTUs of power
  • 200 square inch grilling grate
  • Cast aluminum firebox
  • Limited warranty on burners
  • Independent adjustable burners
  • Wide temperature range (250-700F)
Best Value
A perfect compact outdoor grill from Cuisinart that performs with speed and flexibility for barbecuing your favorite foods. Great addition to the camping gear with great grilling features. To top it off, it comes at an affordable price. You can also check out their high end model with2 removable side tables
Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Portable Gas Grill – VersaStand for Tabletop Use, 3 Colors

Cuisinart Camping Gill CGG-180T - Red

Cuisinart has been in the home appliance industry since 1971, and has definitely made a name for itself in the culinary word. In addition to making wonderful kitchen products, they have been helping grill enthusiast make their favorite meals in the great outdoors. Their range of grills handles everything from pancakes to steaks to sausages and burgers. We choose this model camping grill because of its great features at an affordable price of $129.99.

Take a look at some of what it has to offer -
  • Ultra Compact Briefcase Design
  • 145 square inch grilling surface
  • Foldable legs with stabilizing feet setup
  • Telescopic handle
  • Porcelain enamel grill grates
  • Propane gas powered
The grill may be small, but it can still handle about 10 chicken breasts, 8 burgers, 8 steaks or 4 pounds of fish at a time – just not all at once of course. This portable table top grill is available in three colors – black, red and stainless steel (silver).
Make your summer cookout memorable with the Coleman Roadtrip LXE Grill. It is packed with premium features with excellent BTU grilling power that stands out from the rest. It is great for barbeques and general outdoor grilling. If you want something smaller, in a lower price range check out the NXT Lite Table Top Grill.
Coleman Road Trip LXE Portable Grill LXE – Propane, 8 Colors, Folds for Transport, InstaStartTM

Coleman Portable Grill 2000017442 – Blue

The Coleman Company has operated in the outdoor recreation market since it was founded in 1900, supplying great camping gear to outdoor enthusiasts world wide. We chose the Roadtrip LXE Grill because it’s designed with true portability in mind. The grill is connected to a collapsible stand for easy set up and take down. The LXE Grill heats up nicely giving you plenty of room for preparation of your favorite grilling foods. When the cooking is done, the foil interior and coated grills make clean up a breeze. Once it has cooled the entire unit folds into a compact shape that can be either carried by the handle or rolled on its wheels.

Available in your choose of green, red, black, blue, purple, silver, maroon or orange, this grill is a on the more expensive side, but that is because it has so much to offer, such as -
  • Porcelain coated iron grill surface
  • Cooks for an hour with 20000 BTUs of power
  • Matchless Lighting system
  • Collapsible wheels and legs
  • Extended side trays
  • Available in Green, red, black, maroon and orange color variations
  • Independent adjustable burners
  • Dual sliding tables
  • 3 year limited warranty
By the way, this grill isn’t just for camping. Take it with on picnics, to parties or use it at home if you don’t have the space to keep a full sized grill. Love to tailgate? With 8 colors to choose from, you should find one to show your team spirt!

We also love the fact that with interchangeable SwaptopTM cook tops, you can switch between grill grates to either a stove top grate or a griddle (available for separate purchase).
Char takes you back to the good old fashion grilling with this model. The durable construction, large cooking area and no-stick surface gives meat that added flavor, also great for grilling other foods. If charcoal isn’t your thing, check out their great line of gas grills, including the small size 3 burner grill which would be great for camping.
Char-Griller Deluxe Charcoal Griller – Transport Wheels, Warming Rack, Heat gauge, Utensil hooks

Char-Griller Camping Grill 2828

Georgia based Char-Griller has been one the best grill and smoker manufacturers since it entered the arena over two decades ago. Because not every camper is the same, we chose to feature their Deluxe Griller for people who want more space, and have the room to pack a more traditional style grill. This model is designed for grilling for a large family or group of folks. It incorporates a side wood shelf and large bottom shelf for storage of utensils and cooking tools. It is easy to pre-smoke food that will leave your neighboring campers drooling.

By the way, it goes without saying that this grill is also perfect your backyard, giving you even more value for the money you put out. Because it is powered by charcoal, you don’t have to work about damaging any of the propane connections in transport. Plus, if you run out of charcoal, you can always collect wood from the great outdoors!

The 2828 Pro Deluxe Charcoal Grill is currently going for about $139.00 at the time of this writing, and offers these great features -
  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • Iron cast grates
  • 8" wheels for easy movement
  • 850 square inches of cooking space
  • Can cook for up to 30 burgers at the same time
  • Removable grill and ash pan, with adjustable dampers
  • On-board temperature gauge on the cover
If this grill is too big for you, but you still want a more traditional style charcoal grill to take camping with you there are two other size options – the Char-Griller Outlaw (49" L x 50" H x 29" W) or the Char-Griller Wrangler (50" H x 29" W x 35" L)
Whenever you are on the go, and short on space the Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal is a perfect choice. Basic features work well for a small grill that is resistant to the elements. It packs up well for camping and has an affordable price. If you are in the market for a compact gas grill Weber has got you covered with the Q 1000.
Weber Go-Anywhere Portable Charcoal Gilll - Thick Grill Rack, Large Vents

Weber Portable Grill 121020 - Black

Weber-Stephen is a worldwide manufacturer of BBQ equipment. Founded by George Stephen in 1952 and passed through the generations, the Weber company has provided outstanding customer service and support to both home grillers, and those who love to enjoy the great outdoors. The company has made milestones in the ever competitive BBQ equipment market. Out of all their wonderful products, we chose to showcase the Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal because it is a perfect choice for camping. Powered by charcoal, there is no need to worry about running out of propane.

This charcoal grill is great for small groups of people, cooking up to 6 burgers at a time. Weber is retailing for around $61.60 at the moment of this writing, which is a decent price for a grill of this quality. You get…
  • Rust proof Porcelain Enamel
  • 160” Square grilling area
  • Can fit 4 medium steaks
  • Lid is closed by Pivoting legs
  • Built-in hangers
  • Tri-coated nickel steel grate
  • 10 year warranty

Get the Best Camping Grill of 2017!

Having gone through our top recommended brands of camping grills, we hope we have given you some useful information to decide which is the best one for your needs. We don’t think you could go wrong with any one of these great portable grills.

Our Top Choice
Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill2Go X200 – Propane Camping Grill
Best Value
Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Tabletop Gas Grill
Coleman Roadtrip LXE Propane Grill for Camping & Tailgating
Char-Griller Deluxe Griller – Portable Charcoal Grill
Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal for Camping, Tailgating and More