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Top 5 Portable Grills

Top 5 Portable Grills for Winter 2016-2017Some may feel that winter is not the best time of year to review my current Top 5 Portable Grills, but I feel confident that it is indeed the perfect time.

In my opinion, anyone who lives in colder climates but doesn’t grill up some steaks at some point during the winter can’t really be a true grilling enthusiast.

In my neck of the woods, plenty of people like to take a grill down to the lake and cook up some freshly caught fish, for instance.

And don’t forget, football season isn’t over until February! Tailgaters across the country need something to grill up some juicy bratwursts on!

Without further ado, here are my Top 5 Portable Grills for the 2016/2017 winter season.




Blackstone Tailgater Combo 1555Want a grill that can do it all? Check out this affordable camp stove from Blackstone. Use your camp cookware directly on two independent burners, or top one or both burners with the included grill box and griddle. The output of one burner is 15,000 BTU’s while the other is rated at 20,000.

A powerhouse of a kitchen on folding extendable legs!

Available at Camping World.



Cuisinart Chef’s Style Portable Tabletop Grill

Cuisinart Chef's Style CGG-306The Cuisinart Chef’s Style portable grill boasts a quick setup time and all stainless-steel construction. It weighs in at only 22 lbs, but grills just like a big grill because underneath that lid you will find two burners capable of each producing 10,000 BTU’s.

Customer reviews are also fantastic, with several owners stating that they are very happy with the overall quality and ease of use.

Available at Amazon.



Char-Broil TRU Infrared Patio Bistro 180

Char-Broil Patio Bistro 180This is the tabletop version of the full-sized Char-Broil Patio Bistro. In every way that matters, this grill cooks and grills the same as its taller version. The infrared technology creates an evenly-heated grilling surface without the eyebrow-singeing flareups.

Take note that there is a certain learning curve for both grilling and cleaning this grill. However, those that take the time to learn how to properly grill with an infrared system are typically very happy people!

Available at Amazon.



Napoleon TravelQ 285 Portable Grill

Napoleon TravelQ 285 (TQ285)I’m a big fan of the Napoleon Travel grills, and the TQ285 is no exception.

Why? It features just about everything I love about a good portable grill. It’s so well designed that it can be both big and small at the same time. It has a 285 square inch heavy-duty cast iron cooking grate which is the perfect size for a small family. It also folds down to less than 11 inches high. That makes it super-easy to store when space is short! Win!

Available at Amazon.



Smoke Hollow Aussie 205 Grill

Smoke Hollow Aussie Model 205Looking for an inexpensive grill that delivers great results?

The Smoke Hollow Aussie 205 is a great choice. I often see it on sale for less than $100. Great features include stainless steel construction, nifty removable grease trap, and double-insulated hood. The large, 305 square-inch cooking surface area is thoroughly heated by a single 12000 BTU stainless-steel burner.

It packs up easily with a locking hood and legs that easily fold up against the firebox.

Read my full Smoke Hollow/Aussie 205 Review.