Sometimes you just don’t have space for a big grill. Whether you live in an apartment, condo, on a boat or just don’t have a big patio, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a good cookout. Try one of these smaller grills, gas, charcoal or electric to give you real grilling flavor and fun. Remember to check with the local rules where you live to know what kind of grill you can have. Most apartments don’t allow gas or charcoal grills. This list contains a wide range of types and prices.
Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared
The Solaire AllAbout is perfect for tailgaters, picnics, RVs, camping, boating, balconies & backyards – anywhere you want great tasting, juicy grilled food. This USA made table top grill features two Solaire infrared burner, which heats up in just three minutes to searing hot temperatures that lock in the juices. This grill has the exclusive Solaire V-grate, which improves flavor & virtually eliminates flare-ups. It also has a warming rack that is integrated into the hood that provides a “parking” area for meat and veggies and can be used for warming buns.
The only assembly is to attach the… handles (6 bolts) & the four adjustable feet; otherwise this fully-welded all-type 304 stainless steel grill is ready to use out of the box. It operates out of the box on a standard 20-pound propane BBQ tank (not included), and can be used on natural gas with the natural gas Conversion kit (item #SOL-AA23NGC). The hood, which protects the burner during transport and storage, has spring-loaded latches.
Become the undisputed Wizard of the campsite, the envy of your parking lot, & the Hero of your family when you serve them juicier, more flavorful food then they’ve ever tasted from an ordinary grill.
Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill
With stainless steel as the main component of this grill, the Smoke Hollow 205 won’t rust out. Features include a double-wall lid, high temperatures of over 500°F, easy-to-clean design, and an affordable price tag.
The Smoke Hollow 205 is very portable and is easy to… tuck away in your RV’s storage. It’s perfect for quickly grilling up easy meals like hamburgers and hotdogs, but don’t expect much more.
The trickiest part of putting it together is trying to balance the handle while setting the screws from the inside of the grill hood. I found that it’s manageable if you can flip the grill upside down and hang it off of a table or counter.
Char- Broil Standard Portable Liquid Propane Gas Grill
The Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill is an incredibly basic grill at an incredibly basic price. Great for those that know they won’t have much room for storage or grilling.
Widespread complaints of cheap materials and a short warranty leave… many customers feeling a little burnt.
The Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill is good for some situations, but as it lacks the reliability or cooking versatility that many of us need, it may be in your best interests to look elsewhere.
Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable
The Cuisinart Petit Gourmet is designed, first and foremost, to be portable. That is what would be expected of a portable gas grill, but where others add weight for power, this model seems to sacrifice most everything for the size.
The simple box shape fits the 145 square inch cooking surface with… as small and as light a body as possible. Consider that three of the 13 pound that this grill weighs is the porcelain coated cast iron cooking grate.
Aside from the low heat output, this isn’t a bad little grill and for the person who wants to carry a grill in one hand and all the food for a picnic in the other, this is a pretty good choice. Don’t expect high performance, but it is certainly powerful enough and good enough to grill up some hamburgers or hotdogs at the park.
Blackstone Grills Tailgater – Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo
The Blackstone Tailgater is a versatile, portable gas combo grill that can be used for nearly all occasions. It includes a griddle and grill box, and can be used as a grill, a griddle, or even a stove. It’s compact, powerful, easy to use, and you can cook virtually anything on it. For tailgaters, campers, and picnic-goers alike, this grill gets it done.
The instructions were very clear and the assembly took about… 15 minutes. The legs can stay attached for storage/transport, so there’s no need to reinstall them every time you want to use the grill. The legs are also independently adjustable, which will come in handy for camping.
Rust accumulation has been an occasional complaint in the community, but we didn’t notice any problems in this regard. Blackstone has recently started carrying a carrying case for this unit, so perhaps this will solve this issue. Honestly, if weight isn’t an issue for you, this is head and shoulders better than the Coleman Road Trip Portable LXE, and we highly recommend the Blackstone Tailgater in its place.
Char-Broil Stainless Steel Portable Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Featuring a 200 square inch cooking area, the Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill gives you the opportunity to cook a variety of meals including burgers, fish, and chicken breasts. Ideally, it is constructed of durable stainless steel to ensure years of use. The unit also features heat-resistant handles that will protect your hands from excess heat. Plus, it has durable stainless steel wire grates for optimum performance.
Coleman Fold N Go Portable Grill
Getting packed for car camping just got a whole lot easier. Forget about the Smokey Joe, briquettes, and lighter fluid. Skip the griddle for your morning pancakes. And give that heavy old two-burner a rest. This ultraversatile, all-in-one propane stove can handle every task and recipe thanks to interchangeable cooking surfaces.
The nonstick griddle banged out a huge stack… of chocolate-chip pancakes in a few minutes. The one-burner stove is compact (about 16 x 15 x 7 inches), but the cooking surface was big enough to handle the grub for two families of four on a long weekend in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Royal Gourmet PD1300 Portable 3-Burner
The grid is well designed, cheap and made with high quality materials! When the lattice came at my door, I was surprised at the size of the box! It was bigger than expected! It is one thing to read on-line measurements and another to see it personally. The grid is not too big to make a movement problem, but not too small, you can not cook several items at once.
The top of the grid has a porcelain enamel coating which forms… a separating surface. I was worried that the surface did not support time and is easily scratched, but I was totally wrong! I read a review where the person had used plastic dishes on the plate due to the coating, and I was afraid that I had to spend more money on equipment just for this, but n was not the case.
I have not had any problems with the length, but I could see that this is a problem (some can be easily solved by buying a propane hose extension). 2. The ability to propane 1 lb. Boxes to use as a backup when the 20-lb tank runs dry (you can solve this problem by purchasing a propane adapter 1 lb). 3. The ability to level the plate (This is a common complaint that I have about all the frying pans that I have not just one). All in all, I am very satisfied with my purchase and I highly recommend this product.