Camping Grills

Campin’ Grill

Camping is something that many families enjoy together and one essential piece of camping equipment is a camping grill. While cooking over the campfire is great it is not for everyone and if it is raining you can have problems finding dry wood. Also, some summers there are burning bans in some states to keep from forest fires. When it comes to choosing a camping grill the market can be a little overwhelming. It is important to know what you’re looking for, what you need it to do and most of all what you feel comfortable with.

The Coleman fold n go grill is a favorite of many campers because it weighs about 11lbs and is easy to go with you anywhere. The grate is porcelain coated and provides a surface to grill anything at all that you can think of The water pan and grease tray is removable and make them easy to clean. The lid is dome shaped and will allow you to slow cook things as well and when you are done with it, it has a carry handle to easily take it back and forth. It is a good size and will allow you to cook around 5 hamburgers on it at once.

Weber is one of the leaders in portable camping grills and the Q 2200 offers a large grilling space (280 inches), porcelain-enamel cast iron grates and an ignition that is electric to light faster. For those who go outdoors a lot and not just to the cabin this is an ideal one because it also offers two folding work tables to help you with prep and which will fold up and make it easy to pack and store your camping grill.

The Solaire go anywhere stainless steel portable infrared propane gas grill is what some might call a beast, but a beautiful one. It offers 304 stainless steel construction with 14,000 BTU burner. The grilling grate is V shaped so that the drippings can easily be caught and it will reduce any flair ups. This grill also has a great travel bag to make it easy to take with you and keep it safe.

The Weber Q 1000 is another in the Weber line that campers love. This one is small but has a big punch to it with around 8,500 BTU’s and a cooking area that is 189 square inches. The ignition is push button and there is an infinite control burner valve as well. This grill is made of cast aluminum making it extremely light and easy to take to any location.

Last but no least in the lineup of camping grills is the TEC Cherokee FR Tabletop gas grill, this one is for the serious camper because it has a serious price tag but it is worth it. This I state of the art and a smaller version of the TEC home grill. This grill cooks with true infrared technology takes away the hot air associated with gas grilling, which reduces moisture loss in your foods. If you want juicy and serious food this is the way to go.

Portable Grills

Grilling is something that all of us love to do, in the summer in the winter any time at all. The one thing that can sometimes be a little bit illusive is being able to grill anywhere. That does not have to be the case however, because there are portable grills on the market. Some of them are good, some of them are not as good in this article we will take a look at some of the best there is to offer and then give you in my opinion your number one choice for a portable grill.

The Napoleon TravelQ TQ285

This is one of the most recent portable gas grills from Napoleon it is lightweight and only weighs about 20lbs. It can be carried with one hand and even despite this small size it offers a good amount of grilling space so you can get the job done. The heat output of this model is good and it has a twin burner design so that you can cook a more versatile range of items on it. If you like to tailgate or go to the beach and grill this model is a good little one to take along and make your meals.

Solaire Anywhere Infrared Grill

There is no doubt that infrared grills are powerful and now you can take that power on the go with you. This unit is 14,000 BTU and gives the most heat of any portable grill currently on the market. This unit is around 20lbs like many and it is all steel not just any steel either it is marine quality steel with a railing mount so you can take it on the boat with you. The unit offers 155 square inches of grilling area and you can use disposable propane bottles or convert it to using a full 20 pound tank.

Weber Q2200

This unit is what is often referred to as the cornerstone of the Weber Q line of portable grills. It is a portable grill, but weighs in heavier than many of the other units on the market at 42lbs so you will need two hands to carry it. However, it is a top of the line gas grill and will be perfect for a trunk for tailgating or you can use it on the balcony if you are an apartment dweller. You get 280 square inches of cooking space with this so you can have burgers, steaks, chicken and anything else you can think up to grill.

Here we have reached the best and versatile portable grill for you on the market the Cook-Air wood fired grill.

The biggest complaint across the line of portable grills is that many of them can’t produce a high grilling temperature that is sustainable. This wood burning model can hit and sustain a 1,000 degree F temperature for those who need a high temperature. The model has an internal fan that will create a cyclone to keep air moving over the burning wood and keep it hot. How would you like your steaks and burgers to have the taste of being cooked over a real campfire? This model does it for you and proves to be easy to move and create tasty meals.

What I know about Electric Grills

The traditional argument between those who grill is charcoal or gas however, there is a new kid on the block that has sparked a new argument gas or electric. Many die-hards will not accept the newer, smaller electric grills into the grill family, but they have their uses and are fairly easy to use. Let’s take a more comprehensive look at what an electric grill is, how you can use it and the difference between it and propane.

Electric grill: The most popular versions of these are counter or table top models that can feed anywhere from two to six people at one time. They are small, compact and easy to handle and clean. There are also larger outdoor models that can fit on your patio and will feed from twelve to fifteen people at one time. While electric grills are not as popular as they should be yes, they do offer a solid flavor. Some will say they do not offer as complex a flavor as gas, but that same argument is used between charcoal and gas, it comes down to personal preference.

When it comes to heating the electric grill will generate an intense and radiant heat and then powers off according to a timer. This helps to make it more energy efficient as it will turn on and off as needed according to the timer or if the coils get too cool. While it can be hard to sear foods you will get a good even cook using an electric grill.

The maintenance of an electric grill is fairly easy. The heating element of the electric grill can’t be submerged in water and when you are going to clean it you should unplug it. The space that this grill takes up is minimal and you can have it indoors or outdoors making it very versatile.

Gas grills are more popular than electric and they do have a larger variety because of this. Though many will say they provide a better flavor than electric this again comes down to a personal preference, most will say the best flavor is given by a charcoal grill.

Gas grills allow you to control the heat and you are able to have a continual steady temperature for a long period of time, they are difficult however to maintain low temperatures and work better for searing and other high temperature cooking.

Washing the gas grill is easier and you are able to remove everything from the heating plates, grates and grease trays to be washed in warm water and a little soap. The best place to keep a gas grill is outside, they need a great deal of space and need to be kept fully away from flammables.

In conclusion, if you are new to grilling or want something easy to use that is convenience an electric grill may be the best way for you to go. Electric grills offer convenience and an ease of use that you just won’t find with gas models.