As summer approaches, your thoughts might wander to warm nights at the beach, family vacations, picnics and other outdoor activities. Many of these events will include barbeques, some of them in your backyard, others away from home. For the latter, you’ll need a good portable BBQ. Knowing what’s available can help you when it comes time to outfit your RV or family car for a summer trip or tailgating at your favorite sports venue.
Portable grills are designed specifically to be transported from place to place. They are compact, easy to carry and easy to fit into your car, truck or SUV. These BBQs are fueled by electricity, charcoal, wood or propane.
Propane gas grills are light and easy to use, and they cook food faster than other types. They are also easy to clean and maintain. Charcoal grills provide the distinct flavor many people associate with barbeque food. Charcoal is an inexpensive fuel and the grills are very easy to set up. Electric grills are easy to use, but require a source of electric power in order to run.
Some models will also include accessories such as folding stands, stoves and griddle attachments to help you with cooking, transporting and for adding versatility.
Which type you choose will depend on your individual needs and preferences. You might choose a model that is similar to the grill you have in your backyard, or you might choose based on the amount of space you have to transport and store the unit.