6 Best Camping Grills of 2021

    While that concept of grilling is so basic, it's important to find the best camping grills for your outing

    Grilling is possibly the most fun way to cook food while camping. It is often impossible to carry a huge amount of food and big kitchen utensils with you to a campsite, and even if you do, they definitely won’t be convenient to use. This is why grilling is preferable while camping — in its simplest form, you only need to place a grill-grate over an open fire or stove, and then you’re good to go! And while that concept is so basic, it’s important to find the best camping grills for your outing.

    You can find various camping grills online and outdoor retail stores ranging in quality, weight and comfort. However, it is important to know which type of grill would serve you best before purchasing one.

    The following are six grills worth considering for your next camping adventure:

    1. Lodge Reversible Grill/Griddle

    The Lodge Reversible Grill/Griddle has a smooth and ribbed part on either side of it. The smooth part can be used to grill pancakes, eggs and cheese sandwiches, while the ribbed part can be used to grill hamburgers, steak and fish. To switch from the smooth to the ribbed part, you only need to flip the tray to the other side.

    The Lodge Reversible Grill/ Griddle is made of cast iron, weighs 9 pounds, 7.2 ounces, and can be used on either grills or campfire. It is oven safe and (as far as cast iron goes) relatively lightweight.

    Pros/It is easy to cook on and can be used on a cooking surface
    Cons/Some induction tops may not be compatible with double-burner griddles
    Bottom Line/It is simple to use and can be used on both open fire and on grills

    2. Eureka SPRK Camp Grill

    This camping grill has an auto-ignition that quickly and easily lights the flame and can burn for 90 minutes. It is compact but has enough space for grilling.

    Eureka SPRK Camp Grill is ideal if you don’t wish to burn wood or charcoal. It uses butane as fuel kept in an inbuilt canister. On top of that, it has an adjustable flame that can help you sear meat to your satisfaction.

    This grill weighs just 8 pounds, 8 ounces and has a dimension of 16.6×11.5×4.6 inches.

    Pros/It uses a non-stick ceramic grate that makes clean-up easy. You can also adjust the flame to your preference
    Cons/It is relatively heavy. It cannot burn for more than 90 minutes, and it requires a fuel refill
    Bottom Line/It efficient and ideal for grilling for a few people

    3. Coleman Signature Grill Stove

    The Coleman Signature Grill Stove is propane-powered. It has an instant push-button ignition, and it is a grill and a stove in one. It is perfect for grilling chicken and boiling soup. It features block panels that help shield your flame from the wind.

    You can also fold them down as side tables when you don’t need to shield the flame. The Grill area offers plenty of room for cooking. It is 22x13x4 inches, weighs 13 pounds and can grill hot dogs and meat slabs for about four people at a time.

    Pros/Easy-clean-up, even-heat distribution
    Cons/Cannot burn for more than 30 minutes, and it is heavy
    Bottom Line/It is robust, considerably heavy, but ideal if you want fast grilling

    4. Camp Chef Lumberjack Over Fire Grill

    This grill type is simple. You only need to place it over a burning fire made of wood or charcoal. It is composed of a heavy gauge steel grill with folding legs. It has a cooking area of 18” x 36” and a cooking surface of 648 square inches.

    Champ Chef Lumberjack Over Fire Grill is ideal for you and your friends or family to enjoy sitting around an open fire. It is wide enough to grill slabs of meat for more than four people at a time.

    Pros/It is simple and lightweight
    Cons/It relies only on coal or wood as a source of the fire
    Bottom Line/It is simple to use, lightweight, and can be used on an open fire

    5. Charcoal Campfire Grill

    This grill type is made of stainless steel and weighs about 3.6 pounds. It is rust-proof, durable, non-toxic, and also easy to clean. It comes with both a wire mesh and a gill tray.

    You can use the wire mesh with the grill tray together. You can also use the BBQ wire mesh alone without the grill tray on charcoal when having a picnic. The height for grilling can also be adjusted.

    Pros/It is durable and can be adjusted to suit your desired height
    Cons/If you don't have wood available, you need to make sure you remember charcoal
    Bottom Line/It is lightweight and a simple approach to cooking outdoors

    6. Odoland Folding Campfire Grill

    This is a multiple usage collapsible grill that measures 14×7.8×2 inches when folded and 12.2×12.2×8.3 inches when unfolded. It can be used as a camping fire pit and also for open fire cooking.

    The Odoland Folding Campfire Grill has five parts that can be easily set up within 1 minute. It comes with a portable handbag that can house it when torn down.

    It is made from stainless steel and has round edges to protect your fingers. It features non-stick material for easy clean-up and anti-rust and corrosion resistance properties.

    Pros/It is lightweight, multipurpose, and durable
    Cons/Can only be used over an open fire
    Bottom Line/Ideal for open fire grilling

    The six mentioned camping grills are excellent for your outdoor cooking. To know which one to choose, consider the number of people you are going camping with, the camping duration, and how much load you can afford to carry. If the number is above four and the camping period exceeds one night, you might want to settle for a grill that can last longer than an hour.

    With this detailed information, purchasing the right camping grill should not be a hassle. If you’re looking for information about other outdoor recreational activities, do stop by again. Here at ActionHub, we provide reviews of outdoor activities and associated equipment.

    Happy camping!


    Ojonugwa Lawrence is a creative and disciplined outdoor writer with a background in psychology. Her love for outdoor adventures helps her connect to her readers and the universe as a whole.

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