ISSUE 22  |  Indoor/Outdoor

10 Easy Pieces: Portable Outdoor Grills

June 06, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

For nomadic picnickers or city dwellers with a sliver of outside space, a grill that can travel to a park or a beach (or a fire escape) is an essential.

Above: From Finnish designer Klaus Aalto for Selki-asema, the City Boy Picnic Grill is powder-coated stainless steel with a gas burner; $229 at the Finnish Design Store.

Above: The classic Lodge Logic Hibachi-Style Grill is $94.97 at Amazon.

Above: The compact Eva Solo Table Grill from Danish designers Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek is ideal for urban outdoor spaces. The wooden base protects your table from the heat; after grilling, the bowl, rack, and insert can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleanup; $249 at Amazon.

Above: The Fire Sense Hotspot Notebook Portable Grill burns charcoal and works in both open and folded-up positions; $16.98 from Amazon.

Above: The cast-iron Beach-Side Grill is a favorite of Alice Waters; $149.95 from Sur La Table. (To see a version of the grill used in an indoor fireplace, see architectural designer Elizabeth Roberts’ dining room, on page 83, in the Remodelista book.)

Above The Fire Sense Small Yakatori Table Top Charcoal Grill is $33 from Amazon.

Above: The Seasoned Cast Iron Round Hibachi Grill is $119.99 from Amazon.

Above: The Pioneer Campfire Grill comes with a stake for positioning the unit over the coals, a hot pad, a glove, plus a carry bag; $29.99 from Rural King.

Serious about outdoor cooking? Have a look at 13 Fully Equipped Modern Outdoor KitchensAnd for more Barbecue Grills and Portable Grills, see Gardenista’s picks. Getting ready for a summer vacation? Have a look at  our Beach Style posts.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 16, 2010 as part of our Barn Rustic issue.