Top Ten Portable Grills for the Fall

Acirema Outdoors Top Choices for Portable Grills

It’s getting that time of year. Depending on what part of the country you live in Fall Grilling Season will be upon us soon. The sun starts setting earlier and the night time temperatures are cooling but it can be some of the most outdoor fun you have. It’s what you make of it. So if you are on a fall fishing or hunting trip, camping for a long weekend or just having few family and friends over to watch a football game it does not get any better than Fall Grilling.

The question most of us ask ourselves is do we want to use an old school charcoal grill or go with the easier propane option. I personally like the taste of the food on the charcoal better but love the convenience of the propane grills. I will give you choices for both options and also we will break down AOD’s recommendation for when to use the grills

AOD’s Number one choice of portable propane grills.

The Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable stand-up Propane Grill. It is available in 5 colors.

The Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill features sturdy quick-fold legs and 2 wheels for hassle-free setup, takedown, and transport so that taking your grill on a camping trip or to a tailgate is easy.

With a range of grilling power from 3,250 to 20,000 BTUs and 285 sq. in. of cast iron grill grates coated in porcelain, you’ll wow your friends and family with an array of perfectly cooked meats, seafood, or veggies every time.

 If you’re looking for more meal options, the Swaptop interchangeable cooktops let you switch the grill grates with a griddle or stove grate (both sold separately).

 With two sliding side tables to keep utensils and sauces handy, cooking with this grill is just as convenient as traveling with it.

 Bonus: The RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Grill can be stored upright (to fit in tight spaces) until your next cookout.

Uses a 1-pound propane cylinder (sold separately).

This grill is the perfect choice for under 250.00

Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill

  • Up to 20,000 BTUs of grilling power and 285 sq. in. of cooking area
  • Now with 3 independently adjustable burners for enhanced temperature control
  • Assembled Dimensions: 45.6” D x 19.5” W x 35” H | Weight: 52.58 lb
  • 2 durable side tables for resting utensils and sauces; integrated thermometer for accurate temperature monitoring
  • InstaStart ignition for push-button, matchless lighting
  • Water pan catches cooking grease and is removable for easy cleaning

 This Portable Grill is also available in a smaller 2 burner version Roadtrip 225

AOD’S Under 200.00 choice for Portable Propane Grills

Cuisinart CGG180 CGG-180 Petit Gourmet Gas Grill with VersaStand.

The Petit Gourmet Portable Gas Grill with VersaStand integrated adjustable telescoping base provides great grilled flavor every day, everywhere.

This compact, high-performance grill’s small format can be put almost anywhere for ultimate convenience. And although the grill is compact, its ample cooking grate is large enough to cook most family meals – 8 steaks, 8 hamburgers, 6 – 10 chicken breasts, or over 4-Pound of fish.

The grill heats up very quickly, and uses far less gas than a full-sized grill. Best of all, with its great portability features this grill can cook your meals wherever you go – the beach, the game, the campsite – anywhere.

The novel telescoping base quickly transforms from tabletop use to floor stand use. It folds up in seconds, and is integrated into the grill for added convenience. The grill lid latch, generous carry handle, and the spill resistant drip tray enhance portability.

The drip pan is inserted under the grill.

Features: 5 500 BTU|145 square inch grilling surface|VersaStand™ integrated telescoping base|Porcelain enamel coated grill grate|Lid latch and spill resistant drip tray

Cuisinart CGG180 CGG-180 Petit Gourmet Gas Grill with VersaStand, Red, 31.5″ H x 16.5″ W x 16″ L

  • 160-SQUARE-INCH PORCELAIN ENAMELED COOKING GRATE: 160-square-inches of porcelain enameled grates give you a spacious cooking surface is able accommodate lots of food at one time while still distributing heat evenly and efficiently.
  • 5, 500 BTU BURNER: Features a 5, 500 BTU burner, a twist to start electric ignition and precision temperature gauge to give you the ultimate temperature control.
  • COMPACT ENOUGH TO TAKE ANYWHERE: The grill measures 19 x 11. 5 x 10 inches and with stand. The grill weighs only 17 lbs. , making it easy for transport and ideal for decks, patios and balconies, camping, tailgating and more.
  • FREESTANDING GRILL: Design allows you to use the grill as a freestanding grill. Accommodates from 4 to 6 people at once; holds grill at ideal cooking height and telescoping stand.
  • FAST AND EASY SETUP AND BREAKDOWN: Stand sets up and packs away in seconds, and features an integrated lid lock and pronounced briefcase-style carrying handle for easy and secure transport.
  • INCLUDED FEATURES: Grill utilizes drip tray to collect grease and drippings for easy clean up. Gas regulator monitors the flow of gas from your propane tank to your grill while cooking. (propane not included)
  • WARRANTY: 3-year limited warranty

Now you can take the world famous Cuisinart brand to your patio, lawn, tailgate, or campsite with their comprehensive line of Cuisinart outdoor grilling products.

AOD’S choice for table top propane grills

Pit Boss Grills PB100P1 Pit Stop Single-Burner Portable Tabletop Grill

If a table top Grill is what you are looking for on your next camping trip than this is the one I would pick.

  • 205 sq in stainless Steel main cooking area with 100 sq in warming rack
  • Stainless Steel body and hood with dome thermometer and latching hood
  • 10, 000 BTU stainless Steel “U” shaped burner operates on 1 lb cylinder
  • Folding stainless Steel legs for easy portability
  • Push-button ignition and lower grease tray slides out for easy access

The pit stop by pit boss allows you to take your BBQ on the Road, or anywhere travel takes you. Our 305 sq in cooking surface is large enough for camping, tailgating, picnics & backyard enjoyment. The folding legs allow you to collapse & store in a truck bed or car trunk. The pit stop has a stainless steel body, hood, cooking grids & flame tamer. Operates on 1 lb cylinder.

Product Dimensions

23 x 16.25 x 12.6 inches

Item Weight

20 pounds

Manufacturer

Pit Boss Grills

AOD’S 100.00 choice

Coleman Gas Camping Stove

This one reminds me of the old school charcoal grill look

  • 4-IN-1: Includes 3 inserts (stove, wok, and reversible griddle/grill) for multiple cooking options
  • COOKING POWER: Up to 7, 000 total BTUs
  • COOKING AREA: 100 sq. in.
  • PORTABLE DESIGN WITH EASY SETUP: Removable legs and cooktop inserts fit inside inverted wok for easy storage; locking latches secure contents in transit
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Water tray catches cooking grease
  • PUSH-BUTTON IGNITION: For matchless lighting
  • FUEL: 16. 4 oz. propane cylinder (sold separately)
  • 3-YEAR LIMITED

Cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner away from home on the Coleman 4-in-1 portable cooking system. It is a versatile outdoor cooking solution that packs up small. The system features 4 interchangeable cooking surfaces to prepare different types of foods; a reversible griddle/grill, stove insert, and a wok. When you’re done cooking, discard the greasy water for a quick and easy clean. The inserts, along with the removable legs, can be packed up inside for easy storage and transportation.

Wow friends and family with a variety of outdoor meals when you travel with the Coleman 4-in-1 Portable Propane Gas Camping Stove. It features 3 interchangeable cooktop inserts to effortlessly prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner on one very portable, space-saving outdoor cooking solution. The removable legs and inserts conveniently fit inside the inverted wok, while locking latches secure contents whether you’re headed to the beach, park, or campsite.

AOD’S Trailer mounted Choice for Portable Propane Grills

Flame King RV Or Trailer Mounted BBQ – Motorhome Gas Grill – 214 Sq Inch Cooking Surface – Adjustable Flame Controller, Black

  • RV/TRAILER COMPATIBLE – Flame King’s BBQ and Grill station comes with a bracket to mount right onto the side of your motorhome, RV or trailer so you can have a cookout wherever you are!
  • COMPLETE GRILLING STATION – This incredibly convenient motorhome compatible gas grill w/ 12,000 BTU includes an adjustable flame controller, upper grill deck, and 214 square inches of grilling surface
  • MOUNTABLE or FREE STANDING – The hanging rack can also be used as legs to make the grill free-standing, making this versatile grilling station perfect for tailgating and camping!
  • SECURE – Designed with locking retainer pins to secure on mounted bracket. Dual locking lid for secure storage
  • PLEASE NOTE – To pair this Grill with the RVs self-contained LP gas system use with the FLame King 48″ Quick Connect Hose, item 100395-48. Or to connect it to any standard propane cylinder, use with the Flame King 96″ Quick Connect Regulator Hose, Item 106095-96

“Flame King’s new RV, motorhome and trailer mountable BBQ and grilling station is a must have for tailgating and camping events! This RV compatible gas grill comes with its own bracket system, allowing you to mount it to the side of any motorhome or trailer. This gas grill uses your RVs self-contained LP gas system, making it extremely convenient. The BBQ’s hanging rack can also be used as legs to make the grill free-standing. Set up and put away is easy, and a complete installation guide is included with the grill. Approximate Unit Dimensions: 20″ x 17″ x 8″ Folded Storage Dimensions: 11-1/2″ x 20″ x 20″. PLEASE NOTE: This grill is only intended to be used with an RV or Motorhome’s self-contained LP gas system.

Flameking is striving to achieve the high quality, and value for our customers throughout the world with a broad line of advanced and innovative products.

AOD has 2 recommendations for Small Portable Charcoal Grills under 50.00

The first option is the ISUMER Portable Charcoal Grill with Lid Folding Tabletop BBQ Grill Barbecue Grill for Outdoor Cooking Camping Picnic Patio Backyard Cooking

  • Large Cooking Area: Primary cooking area 180 square inches(16.7″ Length x 10.8″ Wide) making it ideal for family or group tailgating, on a road trip, camping, or grilling at home with a single tabletop sized grill.
  • Portable: You can take anywhere, compact and lightweight for grilling on the go, perfect for camping, backpacking, picnics, tailgate parties, camping, trailers, parks, and grilling in small spaces.
  • High Quality: Quality steel construction and a durable, high temperature finish help prevent rust to extend the life of the grill, Extended valve handles with reduced thermal conduction area. Lid and dampers allow you to easily control the temperature inside your grill
  • Easy to assemble and Easy to clean: Easy to set up and tear down, convenience to take it to anywhere to have fun, the grill is made of thickness steel material, grill’s surface is easy to clean.
  • Satisfaction Service: in case any problem or you are not satisfied, please tell us without hesitation, we will try our best to solve your problem .

Manufacturer

ISUMER

Item Weight

6.89 pounds

Color

Black

Material

Stainless Steel

Power Source

Charcoal

The second option is the Cuisinart CCG190RB Portable Charcoal Grill, 14-Inch, Red, 14.5″ x 14.5″ x 15″

  • 150-SQUARE-INCH CHROME PLATED GRATE: The 150-square-inch chrome plated cooking rack gives a spacious cooking surface is able accommodate lots of food at one time while still distributing heat evenly and efficiently.
  • DUAL VENTING SYSTEM: Features a Dual venting system, giving you the ultimate charcoal management and temperature control.
  • THREE SECURE LID LOCKS: The grill features three secure lid locks for easy and safe transport.
  • COMPACT ENOUGH TO TAKE ANYWHERE: The grill measures 14. 5 x 14. 5 x 15 inches and weighs only 2 lbs. , making it easy for transport and ideal for decks, patios and balconies, camping, tailgating and more.
  • ENAMEL COATED FIREBOX AND ASH CATCHER: Features a durable enamel coated firebox and convenient mess-free ash catcher for safety and ease.

The Cuisinart 14″ Portable Charcoal grill offers the perfect solution for all your on-the-go grilling needs. This compact little grill is lightweight & easy to transport but still offers over 150 square” Of grilling space – enough to grill for the entire family or the carload at the big game. The firebox is enamel coated – giving it strength & durability to survive the harshest grilling conditions. The dual venting system helps control the heat so you can cook slow & low or up at searing hot temperatures. For added convenience, the lid is secured by 3 durable locks, & the ash tray is accessible for easy clean-up.

Item Weight

2 pounds

When you are talking charcoal grills it would be unfair for AOD to leave out Weber…

Check out this Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill 18 Inch Black

This a great charcoal grill to pack away in your camper or if you tent camp keep it with your camping supplies ready to go on your next trip.

 A great choice for under 100.00

  • Travel with taste, or grill up a quick meal on your patio with the Jumbo Joe portable charcoal grill. The compact size with larger grilling area and convenient carry handle is perfect for any weekend getaway or spontaneous day at the beach. Combustion by-products produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
  • Holds up to eight burgers made with a Weber burger press
  • Compact and lightweight for grilling on the go
  • Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain heat, and won’t rust or peel
  • The Tuck-N-Carry lid lock doubles as a lid holder to avoid placing the lid on the ground
  • Dampers allow you to easily control the temperature inside your grill
  • 3D interactive assembly instructions for this product are available through the free BILT app.

Item Weight

18 pounds

  • WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. • Combustion byproducts produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. • WARNING: This product can expose you to soot, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and carbon monoxide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

AOD’S Best In Class for Under 100.00

Raptor Grilling – Optimized Portable Charcoal Grill SmokerBarbecue for Camping, Tailgating & Travel – Go Anywhere With This Tabletop Outdoor BBQ Cooker and Char-Grill, Broil, Smoke or Hibachi-BLACK

  • MONEY SAVING EFFICIENCY: Raptor’s charcoal saving technology saves you $112 each year in charcoal if you cook once a week. The savings are even greater if you use lump charcoal or exotic fuels like binchotan charcoal. The increased efficiency also allows you to pack light for extended camping or roadtrips with this innovative portable charcoal grill and smoker for outdoor cooking.
  • CLEAN HANDS TECHNOLOGY: Raptor’s clean handles on the grate & charcoal basket along with the lid handles integrated stand allow you to clean, light, and cook your meals mess free. No need to touch ash or charcoal again even when relighting your grill using a charcoal chimney starter. Tailgate, entertain, go camping, or go to the beach without getting ash and charcoal on your hands or clothes thanks to this innovative table top travel grill.
  • RAPID COOL-DOWN: A class exclusive sealed lid and tight tolerance air valves allow you to find the perfect grilling temperature & provides an industry leading cool-down making the Raptor the best table top portable grill and small smoker for tailgating, travel, road trips & as a campfire grill.
  • VERSATILE COOKER: The Raptor portable charcoal grill features a large chrome plated steel grate dimensions of 18 inch by 13-inch that provides a large 230 square inches of outdoor cooking surface that is more efficient than a kettle grill while still being a small grill perfect to go-anywhere – camping, travel in an RV, or at home as an everyday cooker that can be used to char-grill, char-broil, open top hibachi, or as a portable offset smoker to grill a steak or smoking ribs.

Raptor Grilling is a unique, patented portable charcoal grill designed to save you money through market exclusive fuel efficiency features and keep you clean with an industry exclusive patented charcoal basket system.

Raptor Grilling’s charcoal grills are constructed of quality materials and receive a full inspection of EVERY grill by Raptor ownership ensures a quality product is shipped to your door. Raptor will ensure you are 100% satisfied or answer questions about assembly.

Package Dimensions

23 x 14 x 6 inches

Item Weight

12 pounds

AOD Bonus Pick

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner

A classic that my parents used when we went camping as I was a kid. This is not really a grill but more of a camp stove. This is a vital part of camping because most camp sites have some sort of fire pit at them and if you wanted to cook on the open fire that will allow you to do so. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to the smell of bacon and eggs being cooked on the Coleman Gas Camping Stove. These can usually be purchased for under 50.00 and is a must for campers.

  • Cooking power: Up to 20,000 total BTUs
  • 2 adjustable burners: For precise temperature control
  • Wind-blocking panels: Shield burners from wind
  • Pressure regulator: Pressure-control technology for consistent performance, even in extreme conditions
  • Runtime: Up to 1 hour on high on one 16.4 ounce propane cylinder (sold separately)
  • 3-year limited warranty

Product Description

Cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a dependable stove that packs up easily with the Coleman Classic Propane Gas Camping Stove. The 2 burners put out 20,000 total BTUs of grilling power and are shielded from the wind by adjustable wind-blocking panels. Rest assured, your stove will perform consistently even in extreme conditions thanks to the pressure regulator.

AOD Double Bonus Pick

Coleman Camping Table | Compact Roll Top Aluminum Table

Top Material

Aluminum

Material

Synthetic

Frame Material

Metal

Brand

Coleman

Base Type

Legs

  • SEATS: 4
  • COMPACT STORAGE: Aluminum slat top rolls up
  • PORTABLE: Snap-together design sets up and breaks down with ease
  • DURABLE: Strong steel frame
  • CARRY BAG: Included for easy storage
  • 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
  • DIMENSIONS: 27.6 x 27.6 x 27.6 in.

Play cards or enjoy a meal at the campsite on the Coleman Compact Roll-Top Aluminum Table. This ultra-portable table also works well as a hydration station at a kids’ ball game.

In Conclusion – It really does not matter what grill you choose or what outdoor adventure you will be using the grill for. Choose what you feel is right for you and makes you happy.

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