Whether you’re an avid camper or you just like to rough it on occasion, you’ve probably see the BBQ grills that are owned and maintained by the campsite. However, the word “maintained” might be a little bit of a stretch as park personnel rarely even look at the grills, let alone clean them!
Why My Family Won’t Camp Without The Portable BBQ
The first time my wife agreed to go camping, she took one look at the grill and put her foot down. No way was she eating anything that touched those disgusting grids. The more I looked at them, the more I agreed! The grids on the campsite grill were caked with food from other campers and my wife gave me two options: clean them until she was satisfied or run out to the nearest town and buy a brand new portable BBQ. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to buy a new portable BBQ!
After using my new portable BBQ, there’s no way I could go back to using the ones provided by the campsite. Although I never really thought about how dirty the campsite grills were, once my wife mentioned it, I couldn’t believe that I’d ever eaten food cooked off of them before.
My new portable BBQ was small, but because it hooked up to a small propane cylinder, we were ready to cook in just a few minutes. The cooking service was large enough to handle our hot dogs and we even used it to roast our marshmallows for s’mores after the sun went down.
Although buying a portable BBQ wasn’t exactly in the plans, I’m thrilled with my new purchase. It’s true that the cooking surface isn’t as large as my grill back home, but that’s to be expected when you consider how portable this BBQ is! It was large enough to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for my family of four and I’ve even pulled it out of the camping closet at home when my large grill ran out of propane. Best of all — my portable BBQ was under $200.
I consider that money well spent.