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Old 06-18-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Grill opinions

My beloved Brinkmann folding grille recently bought the farm.



It has served me well for 5+ years. Many a hunk of dead animal has slid across its grates. Viya Con Dios amigo...

So I find myself looking at new travel grills. Brinkmann makes a very similar grill, but the legs are different and I don't know if I like them. If I had one complaint about the Brinkmann, it was that it had no lid, which limited what I can cook and how I can cook it. My buddy has a Coleman Roadtrip LXE that works very well.

I am looking at the Coleman NXT3000. I like the design, I like that it has a lid. The big issue I can see is its only its only 321 square inches with a 20KBtu capacity when the Brinkmann is 490 square inches with 48KBtu.

I have more than a few times had the old Brinkmann fully filled with meat, corn, potatoes and whatnot. It seems I usually grill for a large group.

So, does anyone have first hand knowledge on the NXT 300 grill? I am leaning hard towards getting one, but I'd like to hear opinions.

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Old 06-18-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Weber Q. Pick your size. I have the Q100 for camping and a Q200 for home use. Last year they changed a bit and now are 1000/2000 numbered. It's very hard to beat a portable with a cast iron grate.

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Old 06-18-2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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Weber Q. Pick your size. I have the Q100 for camping and a Q200 for home use. Last year they changed a bit and now are 1000/2000 numbered. It's very hard to beat a portable with a cast iron grate.

X2 My Weber Q has been working great. Easy to clean, gets real hot, rugged, and easy to set up (with portable stand).

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Old 06-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #4
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Cuisinart

Don't have a picture, but have a Cuisinart stainless grill with folding cart. It has a solid steel grill, lid, temp gauge, two swing out shelves. Big enough for a family of four, and locks in its lowered position so you can wheel it like a dolly. It folds low enough that I can put in the rear of the truck and roll my Lund truck bed cover over it.

I used it for 4 years as my only BBQ till last fall when I bought a bigger unit for home cause the DW wanted to do beer can chickens, and it doesn't have quite enough clearance for that. Still in great shape. Probably good for another 4-5 years.

I paid $149 at Canadian Tire for it, and I still see them advertised for $169 up here, so I'm sure you can find them States side probably cheaper.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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We have used this one for a few trips now. I also bought the portable stand. It can cook allot of food at once. Gets very hot quick. I run off the trailer tanks, and also from portable bottles. Amazon reviewers give it 4-1/2 out of 5 thumbs up.

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Old 06-18-2014, 01:12 PM   #6
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I have a big Charbroil at home with infra red and love how it cooks. Get's the meat cooked but leaves it juicy inside. I needed something smaller for the RV and I bought their Grill2Go and love it too. Cooks a lot faster than it's big brother. I love the fact that it uses the small bottles, it doesn't take much space, and it's built like a rock.
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Do you want a Gas or Charcole Grill?

We love our Weber Road Trip - over 200 SQ IN of cooking surface and what we really love is the interchangeable grate! You can get the standard "grill" grate or a griddle so breakfast cooking outdoors is now a reality

If you are into classic charcole cooking, the son of hibachi is hard to beat! Saw one of these at a camp last year and even though I prefer gas to cook on, I am sorely tempted to get me one of these!
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:19 PM   #8
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Picked this up at Wal Mart for $40. Brand is Backyard Grill. Nice compact package with folding legs. They also sell an adapter to hook it up to the main RV tanks but I am just using the small camping cylinders. May be a little on the cheap side but it gets very hot and cooks nicely. Hey, if I only get a year out of it the cost was only $40 haha

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Road Trip LXE

I currently have the Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE. Had it for 5 years and I like the versatility of it, the interchangeable griddle top and stove top. The only items that I do not like about it is the drip pan. It is hard to insert and remove while using the one pound bottles. Would also prefer a stainless steel base as mine is rusted, burners still work though.

Viewed the Coleman NXT 300, and not sure about the stove top insert. It doesn't appear to be very sturdy. May bend under the lobster pot.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:36 PM   #10
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Weber Q. Pick your size. I have the Q100 for camping and a Q200 for home use. Last year they changed a bit and now are 1000/2000 numbered. It's very hard to beat a portable with a cast iron grate.

That's a fine grill, but I would need two (or maybe 3) of them. 280 square inches isn't going to cut it.

For instance, last saturday, I had 15 sausage and cream cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped chicken breasts and 10 corn on the cobs going on the Brinkmann (not to mention the 15 foil potato packs on the buddys coleman). Now that was a pretty big group of people, but normally I would have 7-8 servings going at any given time.

In case that made you hungry, this is what they look like (this is on the home grill)



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