Updated April 22, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Portable Gas Grills

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Whether you're picnicking in the backyard, tailgating, traveling across the country in an RV, or camping out beneath the stars, you can still enjoy delicious home-cooked meals while you're there. Our selection of portable gas grills includes options with easy-start ignition systems, lightweight designs, and large cooking surfaces for accommodating a wide variety of foods. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best portable gas grill on Amazon.

10. George Foreman GP200GM

9. Coleman RoadTrip 285

8. Volcano Camping Stove

7. Cuisinart CGG-306

6. Cuisinart CGG-180 Petit

5. Napoleon TravelQ

4. Blackstone Tailgater

3. Weber Q2200

2. Char-Broil Grill2Go X200

1. Solaire SOL-EV17A Everywhere

Special Honors

Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips Whether using a charcoal or propane grill, you'll need to be careful when cooking outdoors. There are a number of tips that can you reduce the chances of injury or accidentally starting a fire, all of which can be found on the National Fire Protection Association's website, so we recommend you take a couple minutes to check it out before lighting that grill to keep your friends, family, and Mother Nature safe. nfpa.org

Editor's Notes

April 18, 2020:

There is a sense of primal satisfaction that comes along with grilling food and there is no reason you should be stuck with prepackaged meals just because you aren't going to be cooking at home. Whether heading out camping, to a park, or tailgating in an arena lot, these portable propane grills ensure you can still enjoy some freshly-prepared meals.

For the most part, the grills on this list are relatively lightweight and easy for a single person to carry. The only exception to that is the Blackstone Tailgater, which weighs about 75 pounds. Despite being heavy, its folding legs and cooking versatility still make it a good option for many uses. While we wouldn't recommend trying to take it camping, if you need to set up a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen or will be cooking for a lot of people in a location that isn't too far from your vehicle, it will definitely come in handy. On the topic of heavy models, we decided to remove the Fuego Element since, despite having wheels and being easy enough to roll across a deck, it is heavy, bulky, and difficult to carry.

Another model we removed from our list was the GasOne GS-2000. We simply find it hard to classify this as a grill, since it doesn't include any kind of grilling surface and is generally made to be used with pots and pans. Taking its place is the Cuisinart CGG-180 Petit, which, as the name implies, is a rather compact option ideal for just a few people. Despite being very small and weighing a mere 17 pounds, it has telescoping legs that allow for freestanding use, so you won't have to use up any valuable table space or hunch over to cook on the ground.

The Coleman RoadTrip 285 would have been one of our favorite options and received a much higher ranking if not for a single flaw, its handle is prone to breaking, so you'll want to be very careful when lifting or carrying it. Other than that, we really like its three-burner design that allows for very precise heat control, its ability to be rolled from place to place, and the handy side tables.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on April 22, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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