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Old 08-04-2021, 01:50 PM   #1
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Portable Gas Griddles

I know this has been discussed at length on here, but I did not see a product that ticked all the boxes I am looking for. For some background, we have an old Coleman 2-burner that has a round burner on the right and a long burner on the left with a rectangular grate over it. But a couple weekends ago, we met some family in SD for a long weekend of camping and loved how their Camp Chef griddle cooked so much food easily! My wife and I are now contemplating swapping out or coleman for something similar.



Here are my items I want in a replacement:

1. Fairly compact for storability.
2. Two-burners
3. Flat griddle with grease drain
4. Would love it to have a lid/hood for when it's windy.
5. Would like to replace the flat griddle with a grate of some sort so we can boil water or something like a traditional gas stove.
6. Only needs propane to operate.
7. Do not need a stand as we would just use it on a table.

I have done my own research and here are my results and why they don't quite fit the bill.

1. Pitboss Table Top Sportsman

Does not have a grate (although one could be made)

2. Blackstone ADVENTURE READY 17" WITH HOOD & SIDE BURNER

How is that 17" measured? I fear it would be too small to cook bacon and make pancakes on the same griddle.

I have looked at camp chef, but they don't have a hood.

Any out there that I am missing?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-04-2021, 02:18 PM   #2
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FWIW, my 22" Blackstone is 22" wide and 16" deep. From what I've seen, all of the Blackstone's look to have the same deep measure.
Personally, I wouldn't cook bacon and pancakes at the same time - too much grease. My 22" is large enough to cook a full package of thick cut bacon at once.

Also, I don't know why you couldn't put a pot on the griddle. When I worked in a restaurant, a long time ago, we would heat up the soup pots by setting them on a back corner of a griddle. At home, we have a flat top glass electric range. The Blackstone gets plenty hot enough to heat a flat bottom pot or pan.
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Old 08-04-2021, 02:38 PM   #3
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have you checked out the coleman road trip grills? we have a larger one which doesnt fit your needs, but the smaller ones will.

https://www.coleman.com/camp-kitchen...000033046.html
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:28 PM   #4
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Great info on the size. I can assume the 17" is just that, 17" W and hopefully 16" deep. Do you think you can boil water on the griddle. Perhaps you can, but my question is would you burn thru too much gas doing so?? That is why I would like a grate option.

I have looked at the Colemans. While the 225 has all the features I want, I'm afraid it's a bit too small. And I don't see where the 285 comes without a stand? In looking close, the LX can be used without the stand. Hate to pay for it tho.
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Old 08-04-2021, 06:21 PM   #5
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A Coleman double burner stove is a good thing to have. I put a Lodge cast iron griddle on top of mine (not the chintzy new stuff they make, but and old school stove). Best of both worlds. I use the stove to perc my coffee, and the griddle for griddle stuff. I also have a double burner propane table top grill the griddle will fit on.
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Old 08-04-2021, 09:51 PM   #6
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We bought a weber q2200.

https://www.acehardware.com/departme...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

We also bought the griddle plates for it. But it is all still in the box. So I can't tell you how good it works yet. But that's my solution to having a grill and a griddle all in one.

Hope I chose wisely.
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:37 AM   #7
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On weber's site, I didn't see a griddle as an option. I would like to know the rough dimensions of the grilling surface tho.
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On weber's site, I didn't see a griddle as an option. I would like to know the rough dimensions of the grilling surface tho.
https://www.weber.com/US/en/accessories/accessories-by-category/tools--et--cookware/griddle-6558/6558.html

This is the added griddle option for the Weber Q1000 series.

We ourselves almost got a Coleman Roadtripper grill/griddle setup because it came with the folding table legs, but after camping with friends who have a Q series grill we opted for the Q1200. Our TT already came with a griddle so we didnít need that option, but our friends loved our griddle so much they bought the griddle accessory for their Weber.
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I love the portability, lid, grease drain, double burner. It doesnt convert to a burner, but so far it has cooked great.

https://bluerhino.com/products/grills/razor/ggc2030l
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:56 AM   #10
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On weber's site, I didn't see a griddle as an option. I would like to know the rough dimensions of the grilling surface tho.

Here you go.

https://www.weber.com/US/en/accessor...6559/6559.html
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Old 08-05-2021, 10:59 AM   #11
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We have a Coleman road trip and itís been great. We have the cast grill grates, the large griddle pan , two burner grids and a one burner griddle.
We do all our cooking outside. The road trip is very versatile. Itís great to be able to boil water for pasta and still grill meat on the same stove at the same time.
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I love the portability, lid, grease drain, double burner. It doesnt convert to a burner, but so far it has cooked great.

https://bluerhino.com/products/grills/razor/ggc2030l
That's interesting. I wonder if all the stand hardware could be removed in order to make it table top? Even with my top contender (Pit Boss) I will have to have a grate made...so the same can be done here. I like the idea of a locking lid for transport! And it's $50 cheaper, which would perhaps pay for the grate?
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They make a portable without the legs. Same size and its cheaper yet, but I dont believe they have a cover.

https://bluerhino.com/products/grills/razor/gbt1860l

Look around on their website. They make some accessories that u might like.
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I was going to mention, it runs on 1# cylinders or a 20# tank, but you need to purchase the adapter hose for that. $20 on Amazon.


https://www.amazon.com/DOZYANT-Conve..._id=7787980011
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I do think I'd rather pay extra for the hood. Even if it meant I have to remove the legs. I do like the flexibility to connect to a 20# tank. I may consider upgrading our TT to two tanks so that we can run it off the camper supply.
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None of the grills/griddles have a burner capable of boiling water like your current Coleman stove.


Why not (as Kris mentioned) get a griddle plate for your current Coleman stove?
I didn't see that as an option in your original post.

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Great info on the size. I can assume the 17" is just that, 17" W and hopefully 16" deep. Do you think you can boil water on the griddle. Perhaps you can, but my question is would you burn thru too much gas doing so?? That is why I would like a grate option.

It's a trade off. You loose a lot of heat using a grate - it just goes up the side in the air. Griddle transfers heat by direct contact. So if the bottom of your pot or pan is flat, it moves heat pretty efficiently. I guess it is like getting burned, you can hold your hand close to something hot safely for a bit, but touch it and you get burned immediately.
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None of the grills/griddles have a burner capable of boiling water like your current Coleman stove.


Why not (as Kris mentioned) get a griddle plate for your current Coleman stove?
I didn't see that as an option in your original post.

That could be an option, but I'm not sure it has enough power to heat one up that would cover the entire area. And I'd have to see what size I could even get on it. I think it would suffer in the depth dept. and end up too small for our needs.
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We like to cook outside, but for heating up liquids, we could always use the burners inside the TT and just buy a griddle that meets most of our criteria??
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None of the grills/griddles have a burner capable of boiling water like your current Coleman stove.
What about the Blackstone ADVENTURE READY 17" WITH HOOD & SIDE BURNER that Jesus_man mentioned?

I'm eye balling that one. We have a Coleman Matchlight Grillstove with side burner from 2003 that I have cooked thousands of meals on...but I can't hook it up to the LP quick connect. I want another option for hooking up to the camper.
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