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Top 5 Portable Grills of 2012

This page is archived for historical purposes. Please see the current version of this article, Top 5 Portable Grills.

This page contains some great portable grills based on a number of factors, including price, customer ratings as well as my personal reviews and ratings. To make this list, a grill must be affordable, portable and durable.

O-Grill 3000

Two views of the O-Grill 3000

What makes it so great?

This is a no-muss-no-fuss grill that was designed with portability in mind, but is made from high quality materials and doesn’t compromise on grilling ability.

Not only is it hot enough to grill your food quickly and evenly, but it’s also easy to clean and easy to transport.

Who is it best suited for?

  • Those who are tight on storage space or have small cars
  • Perfect for small patios or apartment balconies
  • Great for RV’s, camping, a trip to the beach or park
  • Those that want to be able to carry a grill places other portable grills can’t go
  • Recommended for families of four or less

Read my full review.



Weber Q 100

Two views of the Weber Q 100

What makes it so great?

This is a grill made for those who demand high quality in a small package.

The Weber Q 100 may be the smallest and have the fewest features compared to other Weber Q Series grills, but that does not make it inferior.

With a heat-resistant frame and cast aluminum body and lid, it’s designed to weather time and the elements.

This is also one of the most popular grills available and has hundreds of great customer ratings.

Who is it best suited for?

  • RV’s or campers with a bit of extra space
  • Back yards and balconies
  • Perfect size for two people

Read my full review.



Coleman RoadTrip LXE

Two views of the Coleman RoadTrip LXE

What makes it so great?

This is one of the most feature-rich portable grills on the market today, and with one of the most competitive prices.

It’s very portable, takes only seconds to set up and can grill enough hot dogs at one time to feed an entire scout troop.

And with the addition of an accessory or two, you aren’t limited to just grilling – cooking anything from soups to pancakes or anything else you can dream up is easily done.

Who is it best suited for?

  • Anyone who wants to take it down a fairly beaten path
  • Fantastic choice for tailgaters
  • Will easily cook for larger families

Read my full review.



Cuisinart Petit Gourmet

Two views of the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet

What makes it so great?

This is a great little grill because it’s very compact and light.

Even the heavier version with the stand is still light enough for the average person to carry without any issues, thanks to its briefcase inspired design.

It’s also one of the more economical units in its class. With a compact grilling space, 5500 BTU’s is all it takes to get it nice and hot.

Who is it best suited for?

  • Best for two people or young families
  • Those looking for something easy to store
  • Anyone wanting a grill that is easy to carry

Read my full review.



Broil King Porta-Chef S

Broil King Porta Chef S

What makes it so great?

This is another high-quality grill that’s getting some rave reviews from happy Porta-Chef owners. Not only does it get good and hot, but it heats up very quickly as well. It also cooks very evenly on all areas of the grill!

Made with a solid stainless steel body and designed to be easy to set up, it can also be used as a tabletop grill.

When it’s time to put it away, the legs fit neatly in brackets underneath the main unit.

Who is it best suited for?

  • Large grill space will cook for larger families
  • Great choice for RV’s with a bit of extra storage
  • Is sturdy enough to leave set up on balconies or in small backyards.

Broil King no longer makes this grill. For historical purposes, you can still see it here.



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