Time for a new grill

kcsa75

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Sep 9, 2013
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Six or seven years ago I gave my next-door neighbor $20 for an O'Grille tabletop grill. I don't know how long he had it but it was a high-end grill and in like-new condition. It was perfect size for DW and me and served us well. But all good things come to an end and it was the same with the little O'Grille.

After considerable research, we settled on a Char-Broil Grill2Go X200. The product description includes TRU-Infrared cooking system. I don't know what that means but so far this thing cooks like a champ. The thermometer goes up to 650 degrees and this will bury the needle. I've only used it a couple times, but the high temp gives you a nice sear on your steaks, chops or Earl Campbell Hot Links [CK], then you can turn down the heat to finish cooking.

Finally, after we're done cooking I've turned the heat back up for a few minutes and it acts like a self-cleaning oven that burns off any cooking residue. All that's left is a little ash. This is nice since we keep in the trailer and don't have to worry about attracting bugs.


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WimStang

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Jul 17, 2022
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Nice. Glad you found what you wanted. I went through the same thing a few weeks back. I have an Aliner so want to save space and ended up with the Coleman Grill with side burner. It works great and has a small foot print when in storage.

 

Sneezer

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Aug 8, 2015
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DFW, TX
I saw those before, they seemed like pretty nice units. I probably would have gotten one but found my Weber Q1200 on clearance for a steal at Target many years ago. I think yours gets hotter, but I really like the flip out shelves on mine.

Can the Charbroil be adapted to the low pressure quick disconnect like the Weber?
 

kcsa75

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Sep 9, 2013
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Get a blackstone griddle. Lots of info here on them. Also, if you have a lp connect, they convert to your connection.
We have no interest in a Blackstone. I know they're popular, but I prefer steaks, burgers, chicken, etc. grilled over a fire rather than fried. It's normally just DW and me so we use a cast iron skillet for bacon, sausage and eggs.
 

WimStang

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Jul 17, 2022
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Yup, campfire is great way to cook, but you have to be patient and plan well. For quick meals we will pull out the Coleman grill and fire it up...not quite as good as wood fired, but excellent nonetheless. Blackstone was too heavy for us, to cart along, so we passed on it. Each to their own.
 

MNTCamper

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Jun 14, 2014
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MN
I have one of the small rectangular black steel propane grills. The kind where the legs fold up to hold the top and the propane regulator attaches to the steel pipe on the end. It uses one lb propane bottles.
Very easy to pack, last one lasted eight years. When on sale, they are $25 and work surprisingly well. Keep a little grill brush in there and it stays pretty clean.
 

tenttrailer

Art & Joyce - Columbus, O
Jul 18, 2013
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Thornville, OH
I have one of the small rectangular black steel propane grills. The kind where the legs fold up to hold the top and the propane regulator attaches to the steel pipe on the end. It uses one lb propane bottles.
Very easy to pack, last one lasted eight years. When on sale, they are $25 and work surprisingly well. Keep a little grill brush in there and it stays pretty clean.
That sounds like the one I have it's a weber and I think it's pack and go. I got it about 12 years ago. Just last month the flavor shield a tent shape vented pice of sheet metal between the flame and grill rusted through. I bought a replacement stainless steel replacement part.

Out camping, hope to check out the new part tonight.

PS: I found an old king size pillow case was the right size to pack it up in. Keep the mess inside the case.
 

Tonya Harding

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We have no interest in a Blackstone. I know they're popular, but I prefer steaks, burgers, chicken, etc. grilled over a fire rather than fried. It's normally just DW and me so we use a cast iron skillet for bacon, sausage and eggs.
Got a 1 burner BS a few months ago, wife said the same thing, hook the Webber back up lol
 

generok

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We have no interest in a Blackstone. I know they're popular, but I prefer steaks, burgers, chicken, etc. grilled over a fire rather than fried. It's normally just DW and me so we use a cast iron skillet for bacon, sausage and eggs.
I'm with ya' there!

Losing a grill can be hard. Finding a replacement was so hard for me, I decided to replace everything on mine, and I should get another 3 years or so out of it. Sooner or later, the bottom is going to rust out or something, but I like that little sucker.
 




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