Take your BBQ party to the park, campsite, or sporting event with one of our convenient portable grills. Overstock has a multitude of high-quality portable grills including smaller tabletop grills, and mobile collapsible grills all at affordable prices. Choose from top brands like Coleman, Cuisinart, Blue Rhino, and more. With all the functionality of standard backyard grills, these portable barbecues let you do all the grilling you could want from just about anywhere. Whether you love the smokey flavor of food cooked on a charcoal grill or you prefer clean-burning gas grills, there's a portable option that's right for you. We even carry portable electric grills for your outdoor and indoor cooking needs.
Choosing the Perfect Portable Grill
One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a grill is the fuel source. Most run on either charcoal or gas. Charcoal takes longer to heat up, but it provides the rich, smoky flavor many grillers crave. A propane gas grill heats faster and burns cleaner, but it's highly flammable. In addition to the flavor, consider where you will be using your grill and how far you will be transporting it. Hauling a big bag of charcoal in the back of your truck when you’re heading to a football game is easy, but would you want to carry it through the woods to your campsite? Mini propane canisters contain liquid propane and are small, lightweight and much easier to transport than bags of charcoal. For this reason, a portable propane gas grill is a popular choice for camping.
A portable electric grill is also an option, but since it needs to be plugged in, you are limited to where you are use it. Models that run on electric do not produce carbon monoxide, though, so they are safe to use indoors.
There are several companies than manufacture high-quality portable grills. Some of the most popular include Cuisinart, Char-Broil and Weber Q. These companies offer both portable gas grills and portable charcoal grills in various sizes with features to meet the needs of any aspiring cook. No matter what brand you choose, most feature durable stainless steel construction and aluminum racks or a cooking grate. Solid stainless steel gets hot and holds heat in well, making it perfect for grilling.
When it comes to outdoor grills, size matters. If you’re just grilling for yourself, a basic tabletop charcoal grill is enough to get the job done. When you’re feeding a crowd, though, you need something with a larger cooking surface. Some portable grills rival their full-sized counterparts and they are great for tailgating, parties and more. For the most space for your outdoor cooking needs, look for a portable grill with side burners. Pay attention to how many BTUs the grill you choose is, too. Models that produce more BTUs generally get hotter.
Accessories and Optional Features
Certain features and accessories can take a basic portable grill to the next level. Temperature controls are one popular option that allow you to cook your burger or barbecue meat at the exact right temperature. Ignition buttons are ideal if you’re looking for an easy-to-use grill and folding legs are a must have for go-anywhere portability.
Whether you’re using it on your patio or out in the woods, the right accessories are a must-have. Invest in a griddle to prepare perfect breakfasts while camping and a side table to keep everything close at hand. If your portable barbecue grill runs on propane, make sure you have plenty of mini propane tanks.