Did you ever want to take you barbebue grill camping but haven’t had enough space in your vehicle, or are you sick of using just one quarter of the space on your hotplate and losing all of that heat?
If you answered in the affirmative to any of those then a portable charcoal grill might be just what you’re looking for. Here are the biggest pluses portable barbecue grills have over the larger grills:
1) Portable grills are portable:
Perhaps the biggest advantage that these items have over traditional grills is that they can be moved from place to place. Traditional grills are usually very big, cumbersome, and hard to move, but most portable grills are designed to be less than 20 pounds, and are easily folded up for efficient moving.
A typical grill like the Weber 1520 or the Blue Rhino GBT1030 measure less than 30” long and 17” wide, plus they are convenient shapes to make packing easier as well. A grill like the Weber Q200 may be costlier than some of the other items, but it comes standard with features and is easily one of the best reviewed portable BBQ grills that can be bought. A good way to compare prices is to read a Weber 1520 review.
2) Great for parties or the individual
One of the major issues with traditional grills is that if you’re only cooking for one person you waste a lot of heat, and you use your gas on the on the part of the grill without food. This is another advantage of having a portable barbecue grill.
Because portable grills are designed to be moved around they are a lot smaller and the heating area is perfect for a small party. They are also designed to be very efficient in the way they use the gas or coals so you don’t need to think about wasting anything on these types of grills.
Cooking author Richard Sendapot often uses the Blue Rhino GBT1030 which has a moderate cooking space, is easily portable and can cook for up to 3-5 people.
3) They are less expensive
The last advantage portable BBQ grills have over traditional grills is that they are less pricey. You can easily pick up a great small gas or charcoal grill for under a hundred dollars that will last year for many grilling sessions.
Overall portable charcoal grills have a number of advantages that set them apart over traditional grills like their low cost and portability. They only thing is it would be impossible to cater for large groups on the smaller grills. If you are going camping, tailgating, or cooking for under five people then I highly recommend picking up a portable grill. I recommend you look around online and read some more Weber grills reviews.