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Really small gas unit to compliment my Kamado

tiger1964

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As much as I like my Kamado, it's a commitment of time & effort to load, heat the charcoal, etc. when, instead of a long, slow smoke, I just want some brats or satay (only two people in our household). I'll confess that sometimes I tell my wife to just cook them indoors. :emoji_astonished::emoji_astonished: Admittedly, not much smoking going in in what I intend, but a small tabletop or camping-friendly gas grill of the type that uses plumbing-torch propane canisters seems ideal. Anyone keep such a thing handy and, if so, what model? Reading other topics, I see a lot of discussion... of larger units than I'll need for this purpose. Ideally, something small enough to put away in a drawer when not in use (I'd like to avoid developing a Raichlen-style forest of grills on my patio!) Like any other purchase, optimized factors like cost and durability are important too.
 

JLeonard

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Coleman I think makes a table top grill that sounds perfect for your needs.
Jim
 

SecondHandSmoker

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As Jim mentioned, Coleman.
Also, check out the Weber Q series with the various models for tabletop or cart style.
 

tiger1964

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Thanks for great input! :emoji_thumbsup:

That looks tailor-made for my needs -- plenty of poor reviews but those are mostly about non-inclusion of accessories or the cover shown in photos but not included. I do not need either. Some of the other grills look interesting too. Including doing an Amazon search, I can spend $50 to $150 or so.

It occurs to me that I do own a Colesman tabletop camping stove, 2-burner -- and a grill pan for the kitchen range. So, I could do a proof-of-concept test (I presume using my existing equipment might mean longer heat-up times) to see if I like the results, before investing. Hmm, what's in the freezer I can thaw and grill? :emoji_imp:
 

JLeonard

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tiger1964 tiger1964 Shoot go to wally world and get you a CI skillet.....Bang out some good stuff on the coleman.
Jim
 

bill1

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Might not fit in a cabinet but was considering this for daughter but they just bought a house of their own .
Saw one at Ace a couple of months ago.
I believe they also have an electric model.
Looks good to me too! And these have a stainless steel "grill grates" style of cooking racks as well. I find that a big plus, but some hate the clean-up.
I'm not seeing the propane model on the products part of the company website (only in "support") so hope it hasn't been discontinued. (Per an Amazon review, there was a recall on earlier models due to the igniter design.)
I'm only seeing the gas model in black. The red electric looks awfully sharp, but a lot of complaints about the 30 minute warm-up time that the electrics appear to need. (The electrics appear directed to condo/apt folks with strict rules against open-flame cooking.)
Lowe's has a pretty good deal on these.
 

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My vote goes to the Weber Q, but they are kinda pricey, and the Weber Go Anywhere will do anything the Q will do at a much cheaper price point.
 

fxsales1959

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As much as I like my Kamado, it's a commitment of time & effort to load, heat the charcoal, etc. when, instead of a long, slow smoke, I just want some brats or satay (only two people in our household). I'll confess that sometimes I tell my wife to just cook them indoors. :emoji_astonished::emoji_astonished: Admittedly, not much smoking going in in what I intend, but a small tabletop or camping-friendly gas grill of the type that uses plumbing-torch propane canisters seems ideal. Anyone keep such a thing handy and, if so, what model? Reading other topics, I see a lot of discussion... of larger units than I'll need for this purpose. Ideally, something small enough to put away in a drawer when not in use (I'd like to avoid developing a Raichlen-style forest of grills on my patio!) Like any other purchase, optimized factors like cost and durability are important too.
We bought this little Charbroil xGo200 for the boat over 5 years ago. It's been run hard and still goes good. Just seared two t-bones last night. problem with these little fellas (all portables) is they typically run pretty hot. That's ok for us, because it's usually steak, skirt steak, brisket burgers or brats. all of which we (I) cook like a sear. A few buddies have the Q-series weber, but I was , and still am, a tightwad. The Q (weber)cooks pretty good and is also portable enough for a boat.
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