camping grills

The Best camping grills

Camp cooking doesn’t have to mean braving the flames of an open fire or boiling pasta on a stove. Get a grill and you can bring the barbecue with you, wherever you go.

Cooking on a campfire can be fun, but it’s not always safe or possible. Camping stoves are excellent for lightweight backpacking adventures or quickly heating water for drinks, but as one-pot burners they are limited. A grill set-up, however, offers the best of both worlds, enabling you to barbecue burgers, steaks, chicken, fish and vegetables while heating sauces or frying other food in a pan.

While you won’t have the space for the monster grill you barbecue on at home, you can pack a portable version that will give great results. Here are some of our favorite grills that the barbecuer in your party will be itching to fire up and start cooking on.

Coleman Gas Camping Stove

Best overall

Coleman Gas Camping Stove

Coleman Gas Camping Stoveby Coleman 953$109.99 $119.99FREE Shipping

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For the serial griller

Charcoal isn’t always the practical option for barbecuing so this compact gas-powered grill could be the way to go. It’s not just a grill either, offering a stove insert, reversible griddle/grill and a large lid which you can use as a wok. It has piezo ignition so you don’t have to find matches and afterward, you can pack it up inside the stove body and put the grid and griddle in the dishwasher.

REDCAMP Folding Campfire Grill

Best for open-fires

REDCAMP Folding Campfire Grill 304 Stainless Steel Grate, Heavy Duty Portable Camping Grill with Legs Carrying Bag

REDCAMP Folding Campfire Grill 304 Stainless Steel Grate, Heavy Duty Portable Camping Grill with Legs Carrying Bagby REDCAMP 933$27.99 – $35.99

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Versatile over-the-fire cooking

You can barbecue anywhere with this compact free-standing portable grill that folds up to fit in a carrying bag. The stainless steel grill on legs (available in two sizes) offers versatile cooking options as it can be used over an open fire or camping stove for everything from searing steaks to heating a coffee pot.

Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill

Expert choice

Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill,Chrome

Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill,Chromeby Weber 3,347$189.00 $199.99FREE Shipping

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Easy grilling at the touch of a button

This is compact enough to go wherever you want to grill. Once you get there the porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, heated by liquid petroleum gas and controlled by infinite burner valve setting would make an impact at any barbecue. Push-button ignition, removable catch pan and easy to clean grill make it a convenient outdoor cooking solution.

Bottom line

Food tastes better outdoors. And barbecue tastes best of all. So don’t limit your camp cooking to only what’s possible over a roaring open fire or gas stove flame. These portable grills open the delights of grilled meat and veg for your camp meals. We think the best choice for most people would be the Coleman Gas Camping Stove. It’s compact and convenient, easy to light and cook on and not too hard to clean up afterward either. While not big enough for a large party, you don’t need a vast cooking area to provide a good supply of burgers and sausages for your family.

For those who want to cook over an open fire, the REDCAMP Folding Campfire Grill is a good option. It’s great value, packs up small, and you can use it over a campfire or stove for grilling, cooking in pans and heating water for drinks.

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