In this Buying Guide:
- Benefits of Using Small Gas Grills
- What to Look for When Buying Countertop Grills?
- Who Make the Best Portable Gas grills?
- Building a Small Hut for a Gas Grill?
The advantages of owning tabletop gas grills are endless. The countertop grill is both portable and compact. This makes traveling to any destination so much easier because you can pack your portable gas grill and go.
Known as the ‘road trip grill’ the size of the cooking space may be a bit smaller than what you are used to, but these built in small grills work perfectly to sear a steak, brown a rib, or char-broil that burger.
The uses do not end there. Anyone of the small gas grill can be added to your existing home stationery grill for more cooking space or it can serve as an alternative to starting and then cleaning the larger cooking implement. The size is just right for the outdoor patio, your uptown condo unit, or for camping with your family. And let’s not forget about the accessories. A rotisserie unit, pivoting legs, a matchless ignition system, or thermostatic controls may appeal to the chef with all of their added features.
What to Look For When Buying Countertop Gas Grills?
Purchasing the best small patio gas grill is easy if you follow a few simple guidelines.
- You want to consider the type of heat source used for cooking. There are three basic choices. Propane, charcoal, or electric power may spark the grill’s ignition. Some grills come with matchless ignition. This is an asset if you travel lightly or on the spur of the moment.
- Check the BTU rating so you can be aware of the gas consumption. Grills that need only one portable propane gas bottle may be convenient for your usage, but it is imperative that can provide decent heating temperature and the source lasts you long enough to prepare you entrée. If the BTU rating is high, you may use a lot of gas thereby using up your power source quickly.
- Your next consideration in a good small gas grill should be the overall size of the grates and cooking areas. Choose stainless steel, porcelain, or cast iron grates for strength and durability. Stainless steel is also important because clean up is a breeze and it also heats quickly and evenly.
- Make sure that you have a model that is easy to transport; many compact gas grills actually fold up for ease of moving from one place to another.
- Cost, of course, is uppermost in a consumer’s mind, but consider the fact that some grills come with a warranty or a return policy that provides a sense of security if parts or repair is needed.
Who Makes the Best Portable Gas Grills?
One of the best small sized gas grills is the Weber Q-220 portable propane gas grill. This is manufactured by Weber-Stephen Products and is a top-notch design. The total size can be measured at thirty-two inches in length, and the grill is large enough to encompass a chicken or large roast. This BBQ camping grill comes in at under two hundred dollars and has the option of using propane tanks for cooking. The cooking surface competes with much larger models, but the overall award-winning design and engineering far surpass your standard gas grill model.
Second best small gas grills are Coleman Road Trip models. These tabletop gas grills are manufactured with high density steel and are some of the most affordable on the market. The Coleman Fold N Go Portable Grill may be purchased for under seventy dollars. This small gas barbecue unit has removable, dishwasher safe grates and a removable grease tray for easy clean up. The mini folding metal feet and a fold-down handle make for easy of convenience and stability when transporting.
Char-broil also provide a very popular model in this small gas bbq range. Its infamous Patio Caddie gas rill is designed to save space while providing full power for most grilled meat and steaks sizes for a family of 4. Recently, Char-broil has improved and upgraded this model to their new Char-Broil Patio Caddie Electric Grill, which provides much cleaner cooking experience and ease of use, thus it quickly gained lots of attention and popularity amongst barbeque community.
Building a Small Hut for a Gas Grill?
A new home, or a barbecue hut for your portable gas grill, would be a welcome addition to any deck or patio. This hut will serve as a terrific back yard gathering place for entertaining friends and family, and it will provide you additional work space for your indoor tabletop grills when the ‘MASTER’ griller takes center stage and shade for your guests.
One popular variety is the cedar bar. You can top this with a colorful umbrella and a few stools and you have an automatic food party. A tiki hut, which can be purchased online and constructed in a few hours, is another more tropical addition to your outdoor deck or patio cooking experience, or even a fireplace.
You can even get fancy and build an outdoor kitchen center to house small gas grills inside. This center could include a mini-fridge, a bar or countertop, several high stools, and lighting for ambience. All of these choices are limited only by your imagination, and the value added to your property is an excellent excuse for including a barbecue hut when redesigning your back yard.