Grilling is a very healthy alternative to just frying food in the pan. Grilled food has less grease and taste even better too! Aside from the taste, the experience of grilling is also enjoyable and proves to be a great bonding activity between your friends and family. But does it mean that you can enjoy grilling only outside your own backyard?
A portable grill may not be the best choice for the serious grillers out there (or the jockeys, as you may call them), but having one as a secondary grill will serve you best especially if you are going camping or planning to go to the beach. Convenience is what you get with a portable grill and to further enjoy this convenience, it is recommended that you buy a portable gas grill rather than a charcoal one.
A portable grill, once you have chosen one of a good quality, will serve you well on outdoor trips. You can bring the experience you have in your backyard to virtually anywhere, and you can enjoy eating grilled foods while you’re at it. No plans of buying one? Well let me convince you to buy one with the benefits of having a portable gas grill.
It is ideal for people living in small houses or apartments
Grills can be gigantic and will require a lot of space, most usually in the backyard. Isn’t it quite unfair for those living in apartments and houses without all that outdoor space? For people who do not have the luxury of grilling out in the backyard, the portable grill may just be the answer to your prayers.
Portable gas grills are generally small, some can even fit inside a bowling bag. So it is relatively easy to just set up your portable grill outside your door step or out in the patio and do the grilling right there and then. Before you start grilling though, check with the apartment authorities and see to it that you are grilling in an appropriate place. If not, ask for their help and do your grilling somewhere proper.
It is easy to carry anywhere
This is something virtually impossible to do with a regular, full-sized grill. You probably need a really big car to take it to beach trips and camping. It can also be real bulky and awkward to carry, no doubt people will be looking at you while you are setting it up. If you have a portable grill though, you can easily carry it because it is both small and lightweight. Setting up is a breeze too because grills are much more convenient to use than charcoal grills.
It is not as messy as charcoal grills
If you buy a portable grill, you can choose between using a portable gas grill or a portable charcoal grill. I suggest you buy yourself a portable grill to save yourself from having to lug around bags of charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid and all that jazz. All you have to bring with you is the portable grill and the appropriate size of propane tank.
In using a portable gas grill, you will be ready in just a few minutes, contrary to the time it needs to set up a charcoal grill. Just be careful in storing and using the propane tank especially if you are transporting it by car. Be careful to store it in a cool area and not to cause too much motion and vibration in it while inside the car.
It will give the right cooking temperature
The temperature a compact grill will give you will always be constant and in a steady, even manner which helps you prepare your food more easily. On the contrary, when heating up a charcoal grill, it will need a longer heating period and will give a fluctuating temperature. You have to constantly check the charcoal and you even have to fan the embers to keep it from cooling down.
In a compact grill, you can cook more easily and not worry too much about it because you know the heat it produces is not prone to cooling down, unlike charcoal. It is also much easier to clean up after cooking. No ashes from the charcoal briquettes are needed to be swept; just disconnect the propane tank from the grill, store it properly and wash the grill grates to avoid food from sticking to it.