What's Your Favorite Gas Grill?

ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
edited May 22 in Products and Accessories
So I see the Weber Q gets a lot of love from campers.
Any other popular grills being used by the [email protected] crowd?
The Coleman Roadtrip seems to get good Amazon reviews (for what that's worth)...Anyone using it? 
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  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Moderator Posts: 5,197
    We use the Fold and Go.  It is fine for occasional use, but not easy to clean.  But, very compact.  We started with the Weber Q, transported in a large Rubbermaid tote - good grill, but takes up a lot of space.
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  • BaylissBayliss Member Posts: 515
    @ChrisFix, I have the Coleman Roadtrip LXX Grill and it has worked well.
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  • ontheroadontheroad Member Posts: 183
    we have an inherited Coleman that I love..we wish that it was a bit smaller..but it has a terrific grill size

  • TNOutbackTNOutback Member Posts: 325
    edited May 23
    We carried a Weber Go Anywhere gas grill for years; it was very compact, but had enough surface area to cook for 2-4 people.  When the gas plumbing finally died after 10 years, we decided to replace it with the charcoal version.  Great little compact grill.  The charcoal version has enough room in it to store a folding charcoal chimney.
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  • VernaVerna Administrator Posts: 5,672
    I have the Coleman single Fold and Go on the 400 and I love it. My other Coleman quit having an adjustable flame and the Fold and Go is wonderful. 

    I am using a Coleman Roadmaster 285 with three burners at home. (The price of the typical home grill went up and this one was less expensive.) Though heavier than a typical camping stove, it is on wheels and can be easily taken camping. If you typically grill a lot at a gathering, this will grill a lot of food.  
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  • ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
    Thanks for your input everyone!
    I do need to decide between compact like the single Coleman Fold N Go and larger but very capable grills like the Weber Q and Coleman Roadtrip. We do cook almost all our meals, so I'm leaning towards the Weber Q1200 or Roadtrip 225 as the best compromise between size and capability for us...but truly undecided at this point.
    Thanks again for sharing your experiences, it's very helpful to hear.
    -Chris
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  • GatorEggGatorEgg Member Posts: 223
    Weber gas here.  After many years of buying whatever big box has on sale each season I bought a Weber for our home.  It’s been 6 years and it’s still going strong.  We use it practically everyday.  So when it was time the [email protected] grill, Weber was the choice.
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  • tabiphiletabiphile Member Posts: 171
    It's not a gas grill....but we prefer to use a small Weber charcoal kettle grill. They make a very small 14 inch kettle. We figure that if we are grilling we want to do it with charcoal. A small chimney starter and some newspaper gets the coals ready to cook on in literal minutes. Before seeing the light, we used a fold and go.
  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Member Posts: 1,244
    @ChrisFix, we use the weber Q2000 (possibly 2200). It has a fairly accurate thermometer on the lid and the ability to bake in it makes it as adaptable and versatile as we needed. We had 2 growing boys with us for years. We raised our great nephews for almost 13 years. I cooked in bulk every second or third day and the boys loved it. We were out in the [email protected] for longer than most (6 weeks, 4 weeks and 4 weeks) for 3 summers and all the holiday long weekends. That's a lot of food, and the weber was flawless. When baking, it does use a lot of propane, so we just carried an extra tank. Necessary to feed eating machines!
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  • jebjamjebjam Member Posts: 1
    Check out the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet portable gas grill, CGG-180.  The Coleman products are popular but we chose this because it is lighter and less bulky (borrowed my son's Coleman Roadtrip and just felt it was more bulky and heavier than I wanted).  The Cuisinart is a great little grill with a top that sits high so closing with food on the grill works well.  The grill surface is smaller but perfect for 2 - 4 people.  Some reviewers complained the handle melted if they left the burner on high with the lid closed for long periods (why would you do that?).  At 19 lb and 23" x 18" x 10 " folded compared to the Coleman 225 at 35 lb and 29" x 18" x 14" folded it was just a better choice for us.  People also complained the Coleman latch didn't work well when transporting and my son complained the shelf would fall open as he was carrying it.  The Cuisinart latch seems to be fine.  The Coleman has 225 square inches for cooking compared to the Cuisinart's 145, so its not going to work for everyone.  Its about the size of a typical grill you see hanging on the outside of other campers.  There's a tote bag for $25 on Amazon that fits the grill, handy for transport and storage in your truck or camper.  We're happy with our choice so far, but it might be smaller than what you're after.
    https://www.cuisinart.com/shopping/outdoor-grilling/cgg-180/
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  • db_cooperdb_cooper Member Posts: 579
    We love our Weber Q, but never take it camping.  Even in a large tote, could never get over the smell in the SUV. If we carried it in a truck bed it would have been fine. Use a camp chef Mt. Rainier cookstove now with a griddle. Easier to clean and folds flat. Still grill on it, works fine.
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  • ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
    Lots of ideas and great suggestions...thank you all!!
    After two years of looking and considering...finally the proud owner of a 2021 [email protected] 400 Boondock!
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  • ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
    And I think I've made up my mind and am going to get the Weber Q 1200.
    We cook a lot of our meals and I think/hope this grill, with options like the griddle, and the in-between large and small size and reputation for pretty even cooking will serve our purposes well. And we'll be carrying it in the bed of a pickup, so we shouldn't have issues with odors.
    I'm going to start off with out the stand, since I'll be carrying a folding table, and see how that works for us.
    Thank you all again for your helpful insights! 
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  • berggerbergger Member Posts: 66
    We use a simple Char-broil gas hibachi grill.  Simple, very inexpensive, very compact, durable and light weight.   Can use it at the campsite or toss it in the truck for a day trip.  I also like how the legs fold over to secure the top.  You can even secure a 1lbs gas canister inside the grill with the regulator and a small grill brush.  I've cooked a few hundred pounds of meat on it over the years.  
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  • quickkarlquickkarl Member Posts: 5
    I have 2 ,one for the camper and one for the back yard. not quite as tall as the q.



  • ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
    @bergger
    That is a bargain (lists for $37 on Char-Broil's website. And it gives you 11K BTU stainless steel burner to boot! Good find!
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  • ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
    @quickkarl
    The Napoleon looks like a nice choice too. What do you see as its pros & cons compared to the similar seeming Weber Q?
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  • CRETBOCRETBO Member Posts: 18
    Please everyone ... Get the travel Blackstone Grill ... OMG .... way easier and cleanup is so easy!!  You tube it ... great for breakfast as well as everything.  Game changer ... food so good.
  • ChrisFixChrisFix Member Posts: 87
    @CRETBO
    I looked at those as well. They are very nice, but are really a griddle, not a grill (open flame). All depends on how and what you like to cook. So many good choices.
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  • quickkarlquickkarl Member Posts: 5
    the napolean, packs down a lot smaller. and carries easy
  • DenisPDenisP Member Posts: 302
    We have had a Q1200 and it is a really nice grill. We store it in a large tote in the bed of our truck. Very pleased with its’ performance. We have the griddle insert which adds to the versatility. 
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