The 10 Best Portable Gas Grills to Buy in 2018

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If you are looking for the perfect solution for making excellent grill without having to spend time cleaning the BBQ, filling it and lighting up the flame and waiting until the flame gets powerful enough to cook, then you should opt for a portable gas grill. These grills are started with the press of a button, they heat up in a matter of minutes and they are much easier to clean. Plus, more experts agree that the food cooked on gas is healthier than that grilled witch charcoal.

We tested a number of these grills for you and chose the Weber Q1200 as our favorite for 2018.

Please, read on to find out what to expect from this amazing portable gas grill, as well as the others that made it to our list.

Best overall

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill


We unanimously decided that the Weber 51010001 Q1200 gas grill is the best one available on the market right now for the price asked.

This grill is available in a variety of fun colors, so there will be one to suit every taste. You can choose between a black, fuchsia, blue, orange, green, purple, red and titanium.

The portable gas grill by Weber heats a total 189 square inches of cooking area and produces 8500 BTU per hour.

It is made of stainless steel with porcelain enameled cooking grates made of cast iron and comes with an aluminum body and lid.

The dimensions of the grill when the tables are closed are 15.5 (H) x 40.9 (W) x 16.5 (D) inches, and it comes completely assembled.

The grill uses a disposable 14.1oz or 16.4oz LP cylinder.

It has an easy start electronic ignition to get the cooking started immediately, and has endless control burner valve settings.

The grill is opened smoothly thanks to the strong hinges, and the even cooking surface allows for even heating of the entire cooking area for the best grilling results.

The grill has an effective grease management system which includes a catch pan and an angled grease tray which sits beneath the actual cook box, but yet at a safe distance from the burner tubes. Both the tray and the pan are very easy to clean. You just have to slide the tray out to clean it, and take out the disposable drip pan and replace it with a clean one.

The cook box includes the grates, burner tubes as well as the grease management system. It is made of cast aluminum and is durable and requires little maintenance and care. It can withstand all kinds of temperatures. When it is combined with the shroud, the cook box allows for complete air circulation around the food no matter whether you are using direct or indirect heat.

The grates are made of stainless steel, porcelain enameled steel and porcelain enameled cast iron all of which are durable, easy to clean and retain the heat evenly for a beautiful sear.

The grill’s burner tubes are made of strong stainless steel and are seamless which makes them safe and much more robust.

This classic Weber grill is the epitome of performance when it comes to backyard and outdoor grilling, no matter whether you are grilling a simple burger or making a complicated meal. This portable gas grill by Weber will never disappoint you!

Best runner-up

Solaire SOL-IR17BWR Portable Infrared Propane Gas Grill with a Warming Rack


The runner-up in our list is another US made classic – the Solaire SOL-IR17BWR portable infrared propane grill.

The grill has a 140 square inch cooking or grilling area which can fit 5 4-inch burgers on its specially designed v-grate which eliminates flare-ups. The grill also has a warming rack area of 67 square inches as well. It releases 14,000 BTUs of infrared power.

This portable grill weighs 20 lbs. and is 20 (W) x 13 (D) x 12 (H) inches when the hood is down and 20 (W) x 13 (D) x 21 (H) when the hood is up.

The infrared ceramic and stainless steel burner is switched on with a single ignition push button.

This portable gas grill is an excellent option for backyards, patios, RVs, for camping and for anywhere you want to enjoy a tasty grilled meal with family and friends.

The warming rack which is integrated into the hood will keep the food warm.

Very little assembly is required for this grill – all you need to do is attach the handles once you receive it.

It comes with a carrying bag which comes with pockets for three 1 pound propane bottles.

It can also be used with larger propane tanks if you choose to buy the adapter hose accessory, as well as on natural gas when you use the gas conversion kit as well as with a low propane system in an RV if you buy the low-pressure LP conversion kit sold separately.

The food you grill on the Solaire grill will have the perfect flavor of that grilled on a hot charcoal fire, but with the safety and convenience of using gas instead.

The infrared burner heats up incredibly fast. In just 3 minutes you can start to grill the food. Infrared cooking is 30% faster and will help retain about 35% more of the juices of the meat or food being grilled. There are no cold spots on the cooking area, so all of the food will be grilled evenly and to the doneness you want. So with this portable grill, your food will taste better than ever!

Best budget-friendly option

Royal Gourmet Portable 2 Burner Propane Gas Grill Griddle Pd1201


Our best budget-friendly choice is not exactly a grill, but you can definitely use it for grilling, as well as for all kinds of other cooking too. The Royal Gourmet Portable gas griddle is an affordable and very versatile cooking device for any backyard.

It has 2 stainless steel burners which can be controlled separately and which each have 6,000 BTUs of cooking power or a total of 12,000 BTUs.

The portable propane grill griddle has a grease cup which collects the oil as you cook and which is easy to clean. It also has a regulator for the 1lb. propane tank.

Overall, this is an excellent, inexpensive cooking device which you can take camping with you and which you can use to grill food, make pancakes, fry eggs, or cook all kinds of delicious treats when you are not home thanks to the 238 square inch grilling and cooking surface.

The steel top is removable and easy to clean. You can adjust different heat zones on the cooking area thanks to the fact that the burners can be controlled separately. It is non-stick so all you need is some warm soapy water and a paper towel.

The portable griddle is easy to store, wash and is very compact. Its dimensions are 22 x 18.1 x 9.4 inches and weighs 25.3 lbs.

You can switch this griddle on with the push of the ignitor buttons so it is easy as a breeze.

It heats up in minutes and is very easy and convenient to use, so chances are that once you get one of these you won’t want to go back to a regular grill.

And now some more about the rest of the best

Blackstone 22 Inch Portable Gas Griddle Tabletop Grill


If you prefer to use a griddle for your outdoor grilling because you feel like the meat retains more of its juices we can understand you perfectly. This portable gas griddle by Blackstone is an excellent option.

Features:

  • 22-inch sized griddle (but the unit is also available in a smaller 17-inch size)
  • The cooking area is 330 square inches
  • It is more portable than a regular propane grill, so it is easier to take camping or to outdoor events
  • It has two H burners which can be controlled separately and thus you can adjust two different temperature and cooking areas
  • You can also use one side to keep the ready food warm as the other side is still cooking
  • An easy to clean rear grease management system
  • You can use it not only for cooking juicy tender meat but also to make bacon and eggs, French toast, rice, pancakes, and many other meals and snacks
  • The size of the unit is 22.5 x 19 x 19 inches
  • It has a weight of 35 lbs.
  • It works with a 1lb propane tank but with an adapter, you can use a larger one too

Giantex Two-Burner Propane Tabletop Gas Grill Stainless Steel BBQ


This portable gas grill by Giantex is another reasonably priced option which captured our attention this year when we were selecting the best ones in this category.

Features:

  • It comes in black or silver options
  • It is made of top quality 430 stainless steel which is very durable and easy to clean
  • The two burners are turned on separately with two ignition buttons
  • Both burners have a heating power of 20,000 BTUs
  • You can adjust the heat level of each of the burners separately to create two cooking zones, or to use one to keep the food warm and the other to grill
  • The grill has foldable legs and a lockable lid which makes it easy to store and to transport, and thus makes it perfect for camping, picnics or other outdoor adventures
  • It is light and compact – 22 (L) x 18 (W) x 15 (H) inches and weighs 26 lbs.
  • It can fit on one side of your picnic table
  • The grill is approved according to the CSA standard
  • It uses universal LPG gas
  • The grill comes almost completely assembled, so you can start using it immediately

Final words

You probably know just how much quicker, safer, easier and healthier it is to grill on gas rather than on charcoal, so getting a good quality portable gas grill is the perfect purchase for the upcoming warm months when you will be spending more hours, days and weeks outdoors.

We have thoroughly tested a number of portable grills and have come up with our top picks for 2018 for you.

We hope that you have liked one or more of these portable gas grills, and have picked the perfect one to use on those fun-filled backyard parties, camping trips, tailgating and other outdoor events where there is a lot of grilled meat and cold beers.

Good luck with your purchase, and we truly believe that you will enjoy the taste of the food and appreciate the convenience of each and every one of these portable grills!

 

 

Last update on 2018-12-17 at 18:25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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