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. Here are our 10 favorite portable grills chosen for functionality and design.
Above: The Eva Solo To Go Grill is compact and each element stacks on one another and fastens with a polyester band around the entire unit; €160 ($186 USD) at Connox. Above: The Portable BBQ Suitcase by Kikkerland has a charcoal grill instead of a stainless steel suitcase; $85 at Kikkerland. Above: The Röshults Portable Table Grill is a small charcoal grill for use in the home, garden, and public spaces. It’s $870 at the Finnish Design Shop. For more on the line see The World’s Most Elegant Outdoor Grill. Above: HotSpot Notebook Portable Charcoal Grill works in both open and folded-up positions; $21.52 on Amazon. Above: The City Boy Picnic Grill from Lumi ($229) is stylish as well as practical and available at the Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Bucket Barbecue is inspired by fisherman cooking their catch over coals. It’s made of a galvanized bucket with air holes and a steel grill; £27 ($35 USD) at SCP. For more on the bucket see our post Beach Party: A Carry-Along Barbecue Bucket. Above: From HEAT, a collapsible Portable Charcoal Grill with adjustable grill height, a chrome grill, and handles is available in four colors including orange (shown) ; it’s €59.95 ($70 USD) from Fonq. 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 outdoor table from the heat; after grilling, the bowl, rack, and insert can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleanup; $269 at Amazon. Above: Designed by RS Barcelona and Mermelada Estudio, the Mon Oncle V2 Barbecue is a lightweight portable grill that packs up into what looks like a retro suitcase, leather straps and all; $390 at A + R Store. Above: The Bar-B-Q Time Barbecue Bucket with Handle is a black enamel bucket with a stainless grate; $21 at Amazon.
Serious about outdoor cooking? Have a look at
13 Fully Equipped Modern Outdoor Kitchens. And 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.