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Cuisinart CGG-180T Review

Cuisinart CGG-180T Overview

Cuisinart CGG-180TThe Cuisinart CGG-180T is a portable grill that lives up to its description. But don’t let its compact size fool you. Underneath the lid of this Petit Gourmet Grill is a 5,500 BTU stainless steel burner that allows you to cook enough food to comfortably feed a family of four. The folding table base adds to the portability of this 13 pound grill.

Cuisinart CGG-180T Performance Features

  • 145 Square-Inch Grilling Space – With room for up to 8 steaks or burgers at one time, this is a reminder that big things can come in small packages.
  • 5,500 BTU Stainless Steel Burner – While you may find some grills with a higher BTU rating, the CGG-180T has a burner that is well matched for the grilling surface and can reach temperatures that exceed 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Porcelain-Enamel-Coated Cast-Iron Grate – Porcelain is an exceptional heat conductor. The grate works with the 5,500 BTU stainless steel burner to evenly spread heat across the entire surface.
  • Accepts 14-16 ounce disposable propane containers (not included). These can be attached and disconnected in seconds without the need for special tools.
  • Lid Latch and Spill Resistant Drip Tray – Keep spills and spatters contained. As you start to grill the lid latches securely, while the drip tray helps prevent grease and juices from dripping to the ground.
  • Enhanced Portability – The compact design of this grill makes it easy to disassemble, move, and transport in a car. The handle is contoured like a briefcase, making the grill extremely easy to carry. When you’re ready to grill, the aluminum legs and stabilizing feet lock into place quickly to provide a firm foundation for grilling.

Cuisinart CGG-180T Accessories

  • The Cuisinart Grill Stand is specifically designed for the CGG-180T. It allows you to showcase the grill wherever you grill most often, like a deck or patio.
  • When you’re going to keep the grill in one place for a long period of time, the Cuisinart 4-Ft. LP Adapter Hose allows you to connect to a standard 20 pound propane tank (not included).
  • The Cuisinart CGC-18 Tabletop Grill Tote Cover protects the grill when it’s being moved or stowed.

Cuisinart CGG-180T Conclusion

It’s easy to see why the CGG-180T is considered the best small gas grill. The portable design and delicious results make it a delight for both the weekend griller and the grilling enthusiast. Simply select your destination and in minutes the Petit Gourmet Grill can be in the car just waiting for its opportunity to give you another great grilling memory.

For the occasional griller, this portable grill will provide consistent, exceptional results without the hassle of charcoal and lighter fluid. And because of its small size, it’s an ideal choice for an apartment or high-rise.

And for those that look for any reason to use their grill, the CGG-180T is an alternative to, or supplements, a full-size grill. The grill accepts a standard 14- or 16-ounce disposable propane tank (sold separately) which allows you to easily feed four people at one time, while using significantly less fuel than with a full-size model.

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Weber Q 100 Portable Gas Grill Review

Weber Q 100 Overview

Weber Q 100The Weber Q 100 Portable Gas Grill has premium features you expect from the Weber brand in a portable size that allows you to enjoy exceptional grilling taste and flavor whenever – and wherever – you desire. An efficient, 8,500 BTU stainless steel burner distributes heat across the 189 square-inch cooking surface, and is covered by a porcelain-enameled cast-iron grate. The lightweight cast-aluminum lid and body makes this grill an ideal companion for a camping trip or tailgating party.

Weber Q 100 Features

  • Large Enough For a Family of Four – The deceptively large 189 square-inch cooking surface can comfortably fit six 1/3-pound burgers at one time.
  • Convenient Fuel Source – The Q 100 accepts standard, disposable 14-16 ounce propane containers (these are not included). You can attach and remove these in seconds. However, each one will provide hours of enjoyment. And, if you’re planning on using the grill for more than a couple of hours at a time, you’ll want to use the adapter that comes with the grill so you can hook the grill to a full-sized propane tank.
  • Push-Button Ignition – No messing with charcoal and lighter fluid. Simply press the ignition key and start grilling.
  • Get the Perfect Flame Every Time –  Once you start the grill, you can make precise adjustments to the 8,500 BTU burner output by simply adjusting a knob. A high quality regulator is included.
  • Cast-Iron Grate – The premium quality you expect from a Weber grill is on full display with this porcelain-enameled cast-iron grate. The grate gets hot quickly and allows heat to be evenly distributed across the surface – for fewer hot spots that can cause uneven grilling.
  • Removable Drip Pan to Catch Spills – The aluminum pan sits underneath the burner and captures any grease from spilling over. You’ll spend more time enjoying your grill with less time spent cleaning.
  • Built to Last – Sturdy glass-reinforced nylon grill frame, cast aluminum lid and body, a large weather-resistant lid handle

Weber Q 100 Additional Features

  • Sets Up in Minutes – Like all Weber grills, the Q 100 is easy to use. It sets up in minutes without the need for any special tools.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Weber® Q® Recipe Booklet – expand your menu or simply learn how to get the best performance from your grill

Weber Q 100 Conclusion

It’s easy to see why the Q 100 is one of the most popular portable grills. Even when fully assembled it takes up less than two feet of space, allowing you to transport it in the car, or even on an airplane.

But like any grill, the attraction of this grill comes down to its performance. This grill is exceptional for cooking hamburgers, chicken and fish. But don’t let that limit your imagination. The Q 100 has more than enough power to give steaks a great sear.

The Q 100 is a grill you’ll want to use every day. As you get more comfortable with the grill, you’ll find that Weber has several reasonably priced accessories including grilling tools and a vinyl cover. All of these reflect the premium quality that you expect from the Weber brand name.

If you want to do more sophisticated grilling techniques like indirect grilling – where the food cooks without being over the burner – you’ll want to try a full-size grill like the Weber Genesis S-330.

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Weber Portable Q 320 Gas Grill Review

Weber Portable Q 320 Review

Weber Portable Q 320The Weber Q 320 Portable Grill delivers the closest thing to full-size performance you’ll find in a portable grill. Two stainless steel burners deliver up an output of up to 21,700 BTUs. You’ll enjoy over 462 square inches of grilling space, which includes a warming rack that has 69 square inches. This is definitely a premium selection in the portable grill category, but it also offers you the ability to do more than most premium grills.

Weber Portable Q 320 Features

  • 462 Square Inches of Grilling Surface – This grill helps you entertain for a crowd. You can cook up to 18 burgers, 36 hot dogs or 2 whole chickens at one time.
  • Two Stainless Steel Burners – An inner and outer burner create a BTU output of up to 21,700 BTUs. But this grill is just getting warmed up. By turning on the outer burner only, you can do indirect cooking – which allows you to slow roast a brisket, or a rack of ribs.
  • Removable Warming Rack – The warming rack is ideal for rolls, vegetables, and other items that you need to ensure are ready to eat when the food comes off the grill. The rack is above the grilling surface so you don’t lose any usable space.
  • LED Light – When you lift the lid, the light turns on automatically bathing the grilling surface and giving you visibility that lets you continue your grilling well into the night.
  • Two Fold-Away Side Shelves with Tool Hooks – Bring the kitchen to you. Two work shelves give you the space you need to keep everything you need for grilling within easy reach. Each shelf features molded-in hooks that keep your grilling tools securely in place. The shelves fold up and out of the way, making the grill easy to store or transport.
  • Electronic Ignition – A spark lights the burner, similar to the way a spark plug helps start a motor. It’s a reliable way to ensure the grill starts the first time – every time.
  • Exterior Thermometer – Managing temperature is one of the keys to proper grilling. An exterior thermometer lets you know when the grill reaches the proper temperature, and helps you maintain the proper temperature from the first burger to the last.
  • Two Porcelain-Enameled Cast-Iron Grates – Weber grills are known for their premium quality and that is reflected in these hefty grates which consumers say is one of the features they love the most. In addition to being an excellent conductor of heat – which provides even grilling – the finish will stand up to the elements and harsh grilling conditions to maintain their look for years.

Weber Portable Q 320 Additional Features

  • Connects to Standard 20-Lb. Propane Tank (not included)
  • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Frame, Cast Aluminum Lid and Body
  • Weather-Resistant Handle
  • Removable Aluminum Pan to Capture Grease
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Weber® Q® Recipe Booklet – expand your menu or simply learn how to get the best performance from your grill

Weber Portable Q 320 Accessories

  • Griddle
  • Premium Grill Cover

Weber Portable Q 320 Conclusion

The Weber Q 320 is an ideal choice for consumers who are looking for a grill that can handle more than a handful of burgers, but lack the space – or don’t want the expense – of a full-size grill.

The 462 square-inch cooking surface is paired with two stainless steel burners so it preheats quickly and maintains the heat for as long as you’re grilling. But what really makes this grill unique is that you can turn the outside burner on and use the grill like an oven. Bake bread, heat a frozen pizza, or cook delicate fish and seafood that require low temperatures.

And if all that versatility wasn’t enough, Weber provides a recipe book with the grill so you’ll get even more ideas.

Although the Q 320 fits into the category of portable grills, this is certainly stretching the upper end of that classification. Fully assembled, it weighs about 86 pounds so you probably won’t be transporting it in your car very often. If you’re looking for a more portable grill – and are comfortable with sacrificing the power and versatility that Q 320 provides – Weber has several models in their Q series that are smaller and still have the exceptional quality you expect from the Weber name.

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Weber Genesis S-330 Natural Gas Grill Review

Weber Genesis S-330 Natural Gas Grill Reviews

Weber Genesis S-330There’s nothing more enjoyable than dining outside on the patio. And the Weber Genesis S-330 Stainless Steel Gas Grill allows you to dine out in style. This full-size grill features three stainless steel burners, a powerful Sear Station® Burner and a side burner. If we haven’t tickled your taste buds yet, just wait until we list the possibilities.

Weber Genesis S-330 Award

Consumer Reports “Recommended” – June 2011

Weber Genesis S-330 Features

  • 637 Square Inch Cooking Surface – The 507 square inch grill is supplemented with a 130 square-inch warming rack to provide ample space for your grilling creations.
  • Front-Mounted Control Knobs – By placing these robust knobs  on the front of the S-330, Weber has allowed room for two side tables.
  • Three Stainless Steel Burners – Produce up to 38,000 BTUs. Each burner is covered with a flavorizer bar that captures grease as it drips from the grill helping to release smoke back onto the food to enhance flavor.
  • Sear Station® Burner – Great grilling starts with a great sear. That’s where the Sear Station® burner comes in. This dedicated burner in the center of the grill delivers 10,600 BTUs.
  • 12,000 BTU Side Burner – Lets you prepare an entire meal without having to leave the grill.
  • Exterior Thermometer – Managing temperature is one of the keys to proper grilling. An exterior thermometer lets you know when the grill reaches the proper temperature, and helps you maintain the proper temperature from the first burger to the last.
  • Porcelain-Enameled Cast-Iron Grates – Consumers continually comment on the heft of this grate. It’s another example of the premium quality that comes with Weber grills. Porcelain helps to conduct heat and distribute it evenly across the grilling surface.
  • Accepts Natural or LP Gas – The Genesis S-3300 is designed to be built into an outdoor kitchen and includes a 10-foot flexible hose to connect to a natural gas line. The grill also can be connected directly to a standard 20 pound LP tank (not included).
  • Two Heavy-Duty Front-Locking Casters – Allow effortless movement.
  • Two Heavy-Duty Back Swivel Casters – Help you maneuver the grill around a patio or deck.

Weber Genesis S-330 Additional Features

  • 5-Year Limited Warranty – Includes a 2-year warranty on all parts.
  • Owner’s Manual with Recipes – Expand your menu or simply learn how to get the best performance from your grill.
  • Accessories
  • Grill Out Handle Light – Turns on and off manually or with tilt sensor. Lasts for up to 10,000 hours.
  • Premium Grill Cover – Offers protection from the elements.

Weber Genesis S-330 Conclusion

The Weber Genesis S-330 Stainless Steel Gas Grill opens the door to impressive professional results. Picture yourself searing your choicest cuts, blanketing your roasts with the power of over 38,000 BTUs, or sautéing a vegetable medley into a zesty mix.

This full-size grill is on the upper end of Weber’s Genesis line and is one of most efficient standard gas grills on the market as well as one of the best built. For the price there really isn’t a better grill on the market. Some may consider it a basic grill, but there’s nothing basic about the performance. You will be able to do what you want to do whether it’s putting a quick sear on a thick steak or cooking a brisket low and slow using indirect heat.

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Cuisinart CGG-200 Gas Grill Review

cuisinart cgg-200 gas grill reviewThe Cuisinart CGG-200 All-Foods Tabletop Propane Gas Grill is a lightweight, portable grilling solution for grilling at a picnic, camp site, or anywhere that your love of grilling takes you. What makes the CGG-200 different from other tabletop gas grills is a modular design that allows you to alter the cooking surface to fit your menu. And with a 12,000 BTU burner, you have power to go along with that versatility.

Cuisinart CGG-200 Surface System

The Omni Panel versatile grilling surface accessory (sold separately) lets you transform the grill for a more versatile range of foods.

  • Grill delicate items like fish, seafood, and vegetables on a stainless steel platter without having them flake apart or drop through the grates.
  • Turn your grill into an oven by changing over to a pizza stone to prepare pizzas and breads.
  • If you want to give food a distinct, smoky flavor you can switch to the cedar grilling plank.
  • Performance Features
  • 240 Square-Inch Grilling Space – Everytime you grill, you’ll get a pleasant reminder of the large cooking surface that offers plenty of room for steaks, chops, or fish.
  • Easy and Reliable Start-Up  – Cuisinart is known for easy-to-use features. That enhanced usability is carried over in the twist-start ignition that can be activated with one hand.
  • 12,000 BTU Loop Burner – The loop design of the stainless steel burner helps to eliminate hot spots, helping to ensure heat is distributed evenly across the grilling surface. A porcelain enamel-coated flame tamer sits over the burner to protect it from drips while helping to keep the smoky flavor on the food.
  • Porcelain-Enamel-Coated Cast-Iron Grate – Porcelain is an exceptional heat conductor . The grate works with the 12,000 BTU loop burner to evenly spread heat across the entire surface.
  • Exterior Temperature Gauge – When do you put the steaks on to get a great sear? Is the temperature low enough for fish? Proper temperature control is critical for great grilling results. The Cuisinart CGG-200 features a display that is integrated into the lid so you’ll know when the grill is at the temperature you need.

Cuisinart CGG-200 Additional Features

  • Robust Craftsmanship – You can tell a lot about a grill when you open it. And the first impression you get from the CGG-200 will match your expectations. Both the weather-resistant handle and insulated lid are stainless steel. You’ll also notice the heft of two stainless steel side table which fold down when not in use, adding to the portability.
  • Portable Design – In addition to the shelves that fold down, the CCG-200 has integrated handles that allow you to carry it to your car.

Cuisinart CGG-200 Accessories

  • The Cuisinart Folding Grill Stand is an ideal addition to the CGG-220 grill. It allows you to showcase the grill wherever you grill most often, like a deck or patio.
  • When you’re going to keep the grill in one place for a long period of time, the Cuisinart 4-Ft. LP Adapter Hose allows you to connect to a standard 20 pound propane tank (not included).

Cuisinart CGG-200 Conclusion

Cuisinart has long been known as a brand you can trust to get things done in your kitchen. And with the CGG-200, you have a product that you can trust outside the kitchen as well.

Weighing in at a somewhat robust 60 pounds, some may find the Cuisinart CGG-200 a bit on the heavy side for a portable grill. But it makes up for it with both the power of a 12,000 BTU stainless steel burner and the versatility to switch out the cooking surface for the type of food you’re grilling.

In short, with the ability to switch out your cooking surface, Cuisinart is showing that it understands people, like you, who love to cook. If so, you may desire the true portability of Cuisinart’s CGG-180T.

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Coleman RoadTrip Grill – Consumer Reports

Coleman 9949-750 RoadTrip Grill LXE 175 – Consumer Reports

Cooking system: Liquid Propane Gas

Not all grills with wheels are efficient in the portability department. While on the go, you may require an extremely compact grill that is also light and portable. In this case, the Coleman RoadTrip Grill LXE is the grill for you. This grill is apt and small, yet it integrates a big grilling space, a pair of folding side tables, and an ignition system that no other grill can beat. Whenever you need to travel, you can fold the grill down to a much smaller size so that it can easily fit in a trunk or backseat.

Coleman Road Trip Grill

Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE

The grill also has an extraordinarily useful pull handle and strong wheels that can endure all kinds of usage. It runs on a 16.4 oz propane tank, meaning it can survive for a maximum of 1.1 hours with both burners on high. Or, it can last 4.5 hours with both burners on low. If you are planning camping or a road trip and need and require one of the most portable grills available, we believe the Coleman LXE is the ideal choice.

Two burners
20,000 BTU-per-hour input
Cooking area of 285 sq. in.

Price: $147


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Char-Griller Grills – Consumer Reports

Char-Griller 3001 Grillin’ Pro

Cooking system: Liquid Propane Gas

Char-Griller used to only manufacture smokers and grills that ran on charcoal. Now, the company has also begun producing propane grills. The Grillin’ Pro features a unique shape which differentiates from its original charcoal smoker form, but it is perfectly capable of functioning for gas grill purposes. It integrates a durable steel construction, efficient cast iron grates coated in porcelain, dual ventilation heating stacks, a warming rack, a side burner, a thermometer of stainless steel, and a big side shelf that serves as storage space for cooking tools.

Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro

Char-Griller 3001 Grillin’ Pro

The Char-Griller 3001 Grillin’ Pro offers many of the same brilliant features as backyard grills of similar sizes on the list. However, it is a greater deal because it costs much cheaper.

Three burners
40,800 BTU-per-hour input
Cooking area of 630 sq. in.

Price:  ~$188


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Char Broil Grill – Consumer Reports

Char Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Grill

Cooking system: Liquid Propane Gas

Meet the key to grilling’s future. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but nonetheless, the Char Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Grill utilizes a brand new kind of updated cooking system, referred to as the “Quantum Infrared” system, which is sure to change the world of grilling without a doubt. A special “Infrared” surface lies just above every burner. The heat warms up these surfaces, which then emit it evenly across the whole grilling area whenever the grill is turned on. This function ensures that you will no longer have to deal with annoying cold and hot spots.


char broil grill

Char Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Grill

Even more so, it enables the burners in retaining heat at a wider range; anywhere between burning hot to mild and slow. Not only that, the Quantum needs just two burners due to the surface functionality. This saves you both gas and space. Finally, the grill additionally incorporates a stainless steel exterior, side shelves with the ability to fold, and finally a “Surefire” electric ignition system.

Two burners
21,000 BTU-per-hour input
Cooking area of 320 sq. in.

Price: ~$267


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Broil King Grills – Consumer Reports

Broil King Crown 90 – Consumer Reports
Cooking system: Liquid Propane or Natural Gas

If there was such a thing as a ruler of grilling, then Broil King Crown 90 would most certainly be one of his most precious crown jewels. A generous selection of only the best features is combined into one innovative unit for a justifiable price. Not only does it feature a stainless steel “Infinity Burner” for searing, but it also includes a side burner made from stainless steel as well as a rotisserie burner in the back. Aside from that, it offers stainless steel “Flav-R-Waves” to help catch juices and vaporize them in an instant, a strong aluminum exterior, and an incorporated temperature gauge in addition to a “Sure-Lite” electric ignition system.

Broil King Grills

Broil King Crown 90

However the most useful thing of all is definitely the cooking grids made from cast iron, which can be adjusted to multiple positions and are covered by porcelain. For centuries now, chefs have revered cast iron products due to the material’s amazing capabilities of enduring and managing top cooking temperatures, meaning that it is the perfect choice for fast searing of top-quality meals.

40,000 BTU-per-hour input
Cooking area of 635 sq. in.

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Bison Grill – Consumer Reports

Bull Outdoor Products: Bison Stainless Steel Grill Head
Cooking system: Charcoal – Bison Grill Consumer Reports

Are you the type of person who prefers to keep their grill in a specific location? If so, there is now one difficult choice to make: Do you get with the times and switch to propane? Or should you stick to traditional resources and select charcoal? The answer may surprise you; most people agree that charcoal remains as the most efficient resource. While it is true that propane can be easier to use, charcoal emits more smoke which in turn boosts the flavor of your food. If this information was fuel for your decision to buy an integrated charcoal grill, then you have already found the perfect choice: the Bison Stainless Steel Grill.

bison grill

Bison Charcoal Grill

It is packed with vast amount of space for grilling, air adjustment vents on both the firebox and hood, charcoal bins which are convenient when it comes to cleaning, and a temperature gauge; plus, it is built from sturdy stainless steel. That’s not the end of it; the grill offers a feature unlike any other that enables you to change the coal elevation to whatever suits your needs.

Cooking area of 589 sq. in.

Price: ~


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