The 7 Best Camping Grills for 2022, According to Chefs

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Pros: The Go-Anywhere offers excellent heat management, and the small form factor makes it easy to stow in a variety of places.

Cons: The single-grate placement can limit this to high heat and quick-cooking items, limiting creativity in your fire building. Also, the handles can become quite hot.

Rob Nelson, executive chef and owner of Tusk and Trotter in Bentonville, Ark., is a believer in live-fire cooking and the dissenting voice in the charcoal versus gas debate. Finding an entry-level or low-cost grill for camping that delivers for your dollar-spent can be a tricky proposition. Megan Walker, executive chef of Made By Meg Catering and La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, Calif., emphasizes the need for quality, no matter the price point. “When you’re camping, you’re out on a limb. You need to be able to rely on your grill or you’ll be eating twigs. Cold, raw twigs,” she says. Construction, size, and heat management vary widely with most grills, particularly in this category, and the Go-Anywhere offers value in all three departments.

The oblong design allows you to build a good bed of coals, although with some creativity, one could use this for offset cooking. Dampers on the sides and top of the grill provide excellent heat-regulating capabilities and a convection effect that increases the efficiency of the fire on food. The porcelain enamel lid and body also enhance heat retention while prolonging the grill’s life. Another notable feature, its coated steel grates are easy to clean and provide good heat retention. The lid locks in place for travel, and the folding legs offer a sturdy base on tabletops or dirt surfaces. Its 160-square-inch cooking area can easily fit food for four to six people.

  • Fuel Source: Charcoal
  • Dimensions: 15 x 20x 12 inches
  • Weight: 14 pounds
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