The 10 Best Tabletop Propane Grills
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Portable propane grills are the ideal way to cook when you're camping, fishing, picnicking or otherwise on the go. These tabletop versions are quick to start, there's no messy charcoal to clean up, and they're safe to operate when the propane is stored and used properly. Always store your cylinders and tanks in an upright, vertical position, away from any combustibles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tabletop propane grill on Amazon.
April 17, 2020:
For this update, we added an option for those on a tight budget, the Weber Go-Anywhere. This handy little grill is nice and compact, so it wouldn’t be great for large tailgates or parties, but its a fine option for feeding 2 or 3 people.
Even though propane grills are convenient, they are also extremely dangerous if handled improperly. Always pay close attention to the safety manual of your grill, as well as the labels that accompany their propane tanks.
The grills themselves can be stored inside, but their propane tanks, even small 1-pound camp versions, must never be stored indoors, not even in a garage or storage shed. They should always be kept outside, upright, and in a shaded, well-ventilated space. Be aware of the surrounding area as well, and make sure there are never any sparks, fire, or smoking nearby.
When transporting propane tanks, always keep them upright, and take them out of your car as soon as possible. A propane tank left in a hot car can expand, and result in a gas leak or explosion.
If you ever hear or smell gas leaking from your tank - propane smells like rotten eggs, or a skunk - turn off the valve and call 911 or the fire department immediately. Wait until a qualified technician has inspected the tank before using it again.
If you're committed to a smaller grill, but prefer the ambient heat and distinctive taste of charcoal, consider a tabletop charcoal grill.