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20 Best Small Gas Grill Picks

Need a small gas grill? Check out these top 20 small gas grills that will fit on small decks, patios and balconies. Some are portable too. Great options, especially number 5 of the list.

A portable gas grill made from stainless steel with strong metal construction.

Our family bought a Weber grill last summer. It’s been a terrific investment. Fortunately we have a large patio to accommodate it, but that wasn’t always the case. For years we had very little outdoor space for grills and therefore used a small gas grill.

If you love grilling, but don’t have the space or are looking for a portable option, check out this excellent list of the best small grills for your home, camping or wherever you go.

1. Monument Grills 19 inch Table Top Gas Grill

The Monument Grills 19-inch tabletop gas grill from Wayfair.

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This small tabletop gas grill is perfect for your home or camping. The grill features two burners that can be controlled independently with 15,000 BTU of power. The two burners are covered by a large grill plate which provides 207 square inches of cooking area.

This design is a stainless steel gas grill design that will last for years. It is designed for travel and has a safety travel lock to keep the lid in place while transporting. This grill will connect to a 20 lbs propane tank or can be used with a versatile 1 lbs propane tank by using an adapter. The tabletop grill is compact and measures 18.7 inches x 19.5 inches x 13.78 inches.

Pros:

  • Durable Stainless Steel
  • 20 lbs or 1 lb gas option
  • Two Independent Burners

Cons:

  • Adapter to use small propane tank not included

2. Pit Boss 75275 Stainless Two-Burner Portable Grill

Pit Boss Grills 75275 Stainless Steel Two-Burner Portable Grill
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Weighing in at just 27 pounds, the Pit Boss Stainless Two-Burner portable grill is perfect for people who are tight on space and want a lightweight, portable grill option. This grill features two burners that can be controlled independently. The burners can provide up to 10,000 BTUs of power each. Although being compact, this grill offers a whopping 276 square inches of available cooking surface.

The grill is made of stainless steel, which is long-lasting and durable. The igniter for the grill is located on the hood. The controls for the grill are a push and turn design for added safety and control. This small grill can compact to an even smaller size with foldable legs. The total grill size is 23 inches x 19.5 inches x 16 inches.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Foldable Legs
  • Stainless Design

Cons:

  • 10,000 BTU

3. Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Grill

Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
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The small Char-Broil Classic 280 grill is perfect for people who want the feel a big grill but only have a small space. This grill features two gas burners that can be independently controlled to allow you to grill your meals expertly. The available cooking space for this grill is 280 square inches.

The grill features two inline stainless steel burners and a durable porcelain-coated steel lid, making this grill durable and long-lasting. The grill also features two collapsable shelves on either side of the propane grill giving your more room to prepare your food and spread out. The dimensions of this grill are 17 inches x 26 inches x 18 inches.

Pros:

  • Tall Grill Construction
  • Durable Finishes

Cons:

  • Not Stainless Steel Throughout

4. Cuisinart CGG-059 Propane Grillster

Cuisinart CGG-059 Propane, Grillster 8,000 BTU Portable Gas Grill
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If you are looking for a portable gas grill, the Cuisinart CGG-059 may be the perfect option for you. This small gas grill has a big grill feel in a small, mobile, and easy-to-use design. The grill features a single 8,000 BTU burner that can power the entire petite grill. With an available cooking space of 146 square inches, this gives you an extensive and workable cooking surface.

The compact design of this small grill makes it perfect for tailgates, cookouts, and camping. The grill is made of enameled steel, making this a durable grill that can resist a moderate amount of inclement weather. Plus, this grill features an integral drip tray, a locking lid, and a 3-year included warranty. The overall size of this small grill is 19 inches x 11.5 inches x 10 inches.

Pros:

  • Very Compact Size
  • Durable Construction

Cons:

  • Not Stainless Steel
  • Single Burner

5. Coleman Party Propane Grill

Coleman Party Propane Grill
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If you are looking for a small, simple, and easy-to-use grill to take to your next outdoor adventure, this little grill is perfect. The small grill features just one burner, but it can produce nearly 8,000 BTUs of cooking power. The cooking surface on this grill is limited but still boasts 122 square inches of cooking area.

This small grill is perfect for portability. The legs can be folded down to make this grill small and portable. Plus, the grill’s overall size is very small and only accommodates one small Coleman fuel tank. This grill measures 13 inches x 13 inches x 7 inches.

Pros:

  • Very Small Size
  • Easy Design

Cons:

  • Limited Temperature Control

6. Megamaster 820-0033M Propane Gas Grill

Megamaster 820-0033M Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
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This small and portable grill can be used for several applications. The stainless steel design makes it durable and beautiful to use. Take this small propane grill to your next tailgate or camping adventure, or choose to use this grill on your own patio at home.

The grill features two stainless steel burners that can provide 16,000 BTUs of power. The burners can be controlled independently, giving you maximum control over the temperature of the cooking surface. This small grill uses liquid propane and has a push and turn ignition system.

The grill is lightweight and easy to move from place to place, weighing just 18 pounds. Plus, the grill features a securely locking lid to keep the grill safe and foldable legs to help you minimize this grill’s footprint even further. The Megamaster 820-0033M is 20 inches x 19 inches x 16 inches.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Stainless Steel
  • 2-Burner Design

Cons:

  • Liquid Propane Use Only

7. Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill

Weber 1141001 Go-Anywhere Gas Grill, ONE Size, Black
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This small and compact grill is perfect for just about any application. Take this grill onto your patio at home, or carry this grill to your next picnic or tailgate outing. The Weber Go-Anywhere gas grill is easy to use, lightweight, and very user-friendly.

With a small and portable size, this grill weighs just 13.5 pounds. The grill features a simple construction with only a lid that can close and securely latch into place. Plus, this is one of the cheaper grills featured on our list.

The grill has just one burner, which is fueled by a single fuel tank. With limited control of the temperature, the fuel tank is enough to power the cooking area. The grill is made with steel materials, and the legs are made of plated steel to give them even more durability and protection. The overall size of this grill is 12 inches x 21 inches x 14 inches.

Pros:

  • Simple Design
  • Easy Power Source

Cons:

  • Limited Temperature Control

8. Weber Spirit II Gas Grill

Weber 44010001 Spirit II E-210 2-Burner Liquid Propane Grill, Black
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Although slightly larger, the Weber Spirit II gas grill is perfect for small patios and gatherings. This option is a petit stand-up grill that only features two independent burners. The nice thing about this small grill is that it gives you all the features of a large, conventional grill packed into a small 2-burner size.

This Weber grill features two burners which are covered with a cast iron cooking grate. The exterior of the grill is made of durable porcelain-enamel. At a whopping 103 pounds, this grill cannot be carried from place to place but does come with two oversized wheels on the stand that makes moving the grill around your yard easy and safe. The overall dimensions for this grill are 48 inches x 26 inches x 57 inches.

Pros:

  • Big Grill Power In Small Body
  • Easy To Replace Components

Cons:

  • Very Large
  • Cannot Be Carried

9. Masterbuilt Stainless 1-Burner Gas Grill

Masterbuilt SH19030819 Propane Tabletop Grill, 1 Burner, Stainless Steel
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For a small and compact grill, this design has it all. The Masterbuilt gas grill is made of durable and long-lasting stainless steel, and it features one burner. Although only 17.8 pounds, this tiny and lightweight grill has an enormous cooking surface maxing out at 288 square inches. The single burner gas grill is powerful and provides up to 10,000 BTU of power from the single burner.

The grill is easy to light with just a single push-button ignition. Although this grill is already small in stature, it can fold down to an even smaller size with collapsable legs. This style makes it ideal for taking it to tailgates and picnics. The lid has a safety locking mechanism which makes it easy to transport this grill. The overall size of the grill measures 17 inches x 27 inches x 12 inches.

Pros:

  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Innovative U-Shape Burner

Cons:

  • Single Burner

10. Ziggy Grills Portable Gas Grill

Ziggy Grills USZG1GK Portable Gas Grill, Grey
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The Ziggy grill has several features that make it a smart choice for people who want a small and portable gas grill. The grill uses a 1 lb propane power source but can easily be converted to accommodate a 20 lbs propane tank. The grill is round and compact but still offers a large and available cooking space. The grill has a single burner but has an easy-to-use temperature gauge located on the grill’s lid.

This grill comes with several features that make it easy to use. The internal grill plate for cooking is dishwasher safe, making clean up easy. Plus, an optional foldable grill stand can be purchased separately to always give you an area to set your grill. The overall dimensions of this grill are 18 inches x 28 inches x 17 inches.

Pros:

  • Dishwasher Safe Grill Plate
  • Additional Features Can Upgrade Grill

Cons:

  • Single Burner Design

11. Weber Q1000 Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill,Chrome
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This small Weber grill is portable and easy to use. The small model weighs only 26 pounds, and it can easily be transported from one party to the next. This grill is perfect for tailgates, picnics, or camping with friends and family members.

The compact propane gas grill features one stainless steel burner, which can provide up to 8,000 BTU of power. The grill has an easy-to-use push-button igniter and uses single cartridges of liquid propane gas.

The grill is made of cast aluminum which makes it both durable and lightweight. The grill’s lid has a safety locking mechanism to keep your grill safe and allow it to be transported from place to place easily. Plus, this grill comes fully assembled out of the box, so there is no lengthy or involved process to set up the grill. The overall dimensions of the grill are 20 inches x 27 inches x 23 inches.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy Set-Up

Cons:

  • Aluminum Construction

12. Coleman RoadTrip 285 Gas Grill

Coleman Gas Grill | Portable Propane Grill | RoadTrip 285 Standup Grill, Black
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This portable stand-up grill offers an easy-to-use design that makes it perfect for all your adventures. Take this grill camping or to your next tailgate. The grill features a large grilling area of 285 square inches. The grill has three powerful burners that can provide up to 20,000 BTUs of power.

The three burners are fully adjustable, allowing you to find just the right temperature to cook your food. Plus, there is an integrated temperature gauge to help you properly cook your food.

The small Coleman RoadTrip comes with a portable stand allowing you to set up your mobile kitchen anywhere. The stand is collapsable and comes with wheels for easy transportation. The overall size of this grill is 30 inches x 19 inches x 16 inches.

Pros:

  • Convenient Stand
  • Three Burners

Cons:

  • Heavy at 47 lbs

13. Cuisinart CGG 240 Gas Grill

The Cuisinart CGG 240 Gas Grill from Wayfair.

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This small and portable gas grill comes with its own stand, making it super easy to transport this grill just about anywhere. The grill has a cast iron grill plate that gives you 240 square inches of cooking surface. The grill has a single loop-burner that can provide 15,000 BTU of power.

Take your grilling anywhere with the easy-to-move stand that features large wheels and a collapsable design. There are also two foldable stainless steel shelves on either side of the grill, giving you even more, room and cooking area. This style can make a perfect outdoor grill for your patio or portable grill for your next picnic.

The grill also comes with an integral drip tray, gas flow meter, and 3-year warranty. The overall size of this grill is 42 inches x 21 inches x 36 inches.

Pros:

  • Portable Stand
  • Added Shelves

Cons:

  • Heavy at 41 lbs

14. MaxKare Tabletop Gas Griddle

MaxKare Tabletop Gas Griddle Gas Grill 22 Inch BBQ Propane Portable Grill with 2 Burners for Outdoor Camping and Tailgating
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Offering a different style to a traditional gas grill, this gas griddle gives people a large cooking space that can accommodate a variety of food options. The grilling surface measures 360 square inches, perfect for all your grilling needs. The grill features two independently controlled burners that will allow you to adjust the two sides of the griddle’s temperature. This small griddle can work with natural gas or propane.

The griddle is lightweight and easy to take just about anywhere. Weighing in at just 27 pounds, this small griddle can easily sit on any surface or tabletop. The griddle measures 27 inches x 22 inches x 8 inches.

Pros:

  • Griddle Design
  • Large Cooking Surface

Cons:

  • Lacks Traditional Grill Grates

15. MARTIN Portable Gas Grill

MARTIN Portable Propane Bbq Gas Grill 14,000 Btu Porcelain Grid with Support Legs and Grease Pan
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MARTIN’s small and portable gas grill features a single burner that can produce an amazing 14,000 BTU of power for this grill. The stainless steel grill features a small design with an easy-to-use cooking system. The grill features a push-button starter, adjustable temperature knobs, and a tray to help catch grease drippings. This small grill features a large cooking area of 354 square inches.

The MARTIN grill has several design features that make it a gourmet option for camping, picnics, or tailgates. The stainless steel design also features an integrated warming rack for buns and reheating food, which can be removed to add additional cooking space.

This grill has a lid thermometer to allow you to further dial in the temperature. The grill features legs that can be folded up to create an even more compact design. The overall dimensions of this grill are 24 inches x 14 inches x 16 inches.

Pros:

  • Large Cooking Surface
  • Adjustable Temperature
  • Warming Rack

Cons:

  • Two Burners

16. Giantex Propane Tabletop Gas Grill

Giantex Propane TableTop Gas Grill Stainless Steel Two-Burner BBQ, with Foldable Leg, 20000 BTU, Perfect For Camping, Picnics or any Outdoor Use, 22'' x 18'' x 15'', Silver
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Made of durable and long-lasting stainless steel, this small tabletop gas grill is ideal for camping, tailgates, or just grilling on your deck at home. The grill has a stainless steel covering that makes it easy to clean. This small grill features two burners that can produce 20,000 BTU of power to your grill.

Each burner can be adjusted independently, allowing you to dial in the temperature on your grill. This propane grill can easily attach to a 1 lb propane tank.

This small grill is lightweight and easy to transport. Weighing just 26 pounds, this grill is terrific for camping. Plus, the slim design makes it easy to store away in your camper or car. The overall dimensions of this grill are 22 inches x 18 inches x 15 inches.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Stainless Steel Construction

Cons:

  • Small Grilling Area

17. Char-Broil Grill2Go Portable Gas Grill

Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 Portable TRU-Infrared Liquid Propane Gas Grill
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Rugged and ready to take whatever you can throw at it, this small grill is perfect for camping and tailgating. This little grill will use a liquid propane power source to perfectly cook your food. The grill features a 200 square inch grilling surface giving you plenty of room to spread out. The little stove can produce upwards of 9,500 BTUs of power.

The Char-Broil Grill not only features an integrated temperature gauge, but it also has the necessary lights making this perfect for working at night. This style is a grill designed for portability and even has two easy-to-use carrying handles positioned on either side of the grill. This grill weighs just 20 pounds. The overall dimensions for this grill are 23 inches x 15 inches x 13 inches.

Pros:

  • Durable Design
  • Easy to Cary
  • Nice Lighting Feature

Cons:

  • Not Stainless Construction

18. KitchenAid 740-0781 Gas Grill

KitchenAid 740-0781 Built Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
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Although not intended to be portable for your next tailgate or picnic, KitchenAid’s small gas grill may look wonderful built into your patio or deck. The KitchenAid features all the high-end features you would expect of a traditional range, packed into a small and compact built-in gas grill. This small gas grill can easily be converted to become a natural gas grill.

This grill features several burners and can produce 71,000 BTU of power. The grill has limitless possibilities for adjustments making this a gourmet grill. The temperature control and adjustability are unreal and rivals even some interior range options.

This grill is not meant to be transported from place to place but instead built into your existing structure at home. The overall dimensions of this grill are 39 inches x 25 inches x 25 inches.

Pros:

  • Increased Adjustability
  • Plenty of Power

Cons:

  • Stationary

19. Tacklife 18 inch Gas Grill

TACKLIFE 18 Inch Tabletop Grill, 17000 BTU Propane Gas Griddle, 2 Adjustable Burners, Steel Panel, Portable, Camping Picnic, Outdoor Courtyard-TGG02
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This small grill offers a griddle solution for your tailgating, camping, and picnic needs. The grill features two burners that can produce upwards of 17,000 BTU power. The griddle features 282 square inches of cooking surface, allowing you to really spread out and make meals that can feed 4 to 8 people.

This grill can work with a traditional propane gas tank or can be converted to work with a 20 lbs water tank. The grill is very lightweight and only weighs 23 pounds making it perfect for carrying from place to place. The overall dimensions of this grill are 18 inches x 21 inches x 9 inches.

Pros:

  • Griddle Style
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Not Traditional Grill Style

20. Conca-Portable Butane Stove

Conca-Portable Butane Stove. Camping Barbecue Stove. Burner. Camping Stove. Kitchen Gas Stove. Outdoor Burning Stove. Stove. Gas Cassette Furnace.
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Compared to some other models we have featured, this little grill is the perfect grill to take for your camping adventures. Small, portable, and lightweight, this grill relies on butane to power the single burner.

This grill is a very simple, scaled-down approach to a gas grill, but it can easily provide all the power necessary to cook your meal. The grill is easy to use, allows you to perfectly control the temperature, and can be installed and ready to use in just under 10 seconds. This grill only weighs 3.7 pounds. The overall dimensions for this small grill are 13 inches x 11 inches x 3 inches.

Pros:

  • Super Lightweight
  • Simple to Use

Cons:

  • Very Basic

FAQs

Hanging out with friends and family to enjoy some time outdoors is a beautiful summer tradition. Having the right gas grill to provide enough food for everyone to enjoy is essential for your time outside. Buying a small gas grill can be complicated with so many options available on the market. We have put together a list of some frequently asked questions related to all your small grilling needs.

What is the best gas grill to buy?

Choosing a gas grill is really about finding the best grill option to suit your needs. When buying the best small gas grill, it is important to think about how you will use the grill and what features are most important to you.

First, consider the overall size of the grill. Do you need something small enough to fit in the back of your truck? Or can you have a larger grill that includes a stand that can be rolled from place to place in your backyard? Are you using your grill for camping and backpacking and require a lightweight option? Think about how you will be using your grill first to determine the overall size.

Next, think about what features you would most like on your grill. Some grills have a simple design with just a single burner. This style is perfect for small outings. Other small gas grills feature two burners that can allow you to adjust the temperature independently.

This design may be a perfect option for people who are cooking multiple food items. Other deluxe gas grills may have three or more burners giving you even more options to choose from.

And lastly, think about any special features you would use on your grill. Some grills have a simple cast iron grate, while others feature a large griddle area. Some grills have temperature controls inside the grill, while others even come with additional lighting for cooking at night. Think about how you will most likely use your grill, which will help determine the best small gas grill for you.

Gas vs. small electric grill, which is better?

Small grills often come in either a gas or an electric design. Each has its pros and cons. A gas grill will often heat up faster and provide an even and consistent heat. Gas grills will also be able to get hotter, allowing you to properly sear your food.

The downside of gas, though, is that it is a limited power source, and once your additional gas is exhausted, you can no longer use your grill.

Alternatively, electricity can provide a consistent heating source for your food. Electric is stable but does take longer to heat up. Plus, many electric grills cannot reach the same high temperatures a gas grill can reach. Finding a power source can be tricky with an electric stove, but you will have unlimited ability to cook your food once a source is acquired.

Is a two-burner grill enough?

Many small gas grill options come in a 2 burner variety. This will allow you to independently control the two parts of your small gas grill, allowing you to make two different food options. Two burners are ideal for people because they give you some control of your cooking temperature while still maintaining a small grill design.

Often, with just two burners, it is possible to reach 15,000 BTUs of power and even more. Two burners are usually sufficient to cook for 4 to 8 people with a gas grill design. Many people are perfectly happy with a two-burner grill configuration and find that it is large enough, controllable, and able to reach high enough temperatures.

What is the best way to clean a grill?

Many grills featured on our list are stainless steel. This design is an easy material to clean because it simply requires a wipe down with hot water. If you are concerned about cleaning your grill, you may want to look for options with a dishwasher-safe grill plate. These plates can be removed and inserted into the dishwasher for a thorough cleaning.

Our Previous List of Favorite Small Gas Grills

1. Char-Broil Portable 240 Liquid Propane Small Gas Grill

Portable gas grill with enclosure painted and supported by a four legged rubber footingsThis cute little four-legged gas grill is one of the best you can get for a small apartment balcony, a condo, an RV, or for the autumn football tailgating season. There’s a 9,5000 BTU burner and 240 square inches of cooking space, so enough for burgers, chicken, or veggies. The legs are nice and sturdy to go on a balcony or deck, and there are thick carrying handles, too. The grill body is painted porcelain.

One great feature of this small gas grill is that it has a lid-mounted temperature gauge for quickly assessing the correct doneness of meat. You can hook this up to a one-pound propane tank and get grilling in no time, especially since there’s a Piezo ignition to start the burner with one button push.

In size, this little grill measures 24.8” wide, 16.2” deep, and 13” high. It weighs a bit over 28 pounds.

Pros

  • Quick ignition system for one-button startup
  • Angled feet to perfectly support grill’s weight
  • Temperature gauge right on the lid

Cons

  • No latches to keep the lid closed while transporting

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2. Compact Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel Table Top Propane Gas Grill

A portable propane gas grill with sturdy construction made from stainless steel.A sleek domed lid made of stainless steel and a brushed chrome handle gives this small gas grill from Smoke Hollow almost a retro look and feel. The metal construction is easy to keep clean, durable, and will keep in excellent condition for years of summer grilling at home, the office, the stadium parking lot, or the beach.

Along with a compact design to make it small, this gas grill comes with a locking lid, thick and sturdy legs that fold up, and a large carrying handle. It takes a one-pound propane cylinder, plus it can also be easily converted to a 20 pound propane bottle by purchasing some separate accessories made by Smoke Hollow.

You get 205 square inches of total cooktop space, as well as 105 square inches available on the chrome-plated warming rack. The burner is 10,000 BTUs, so it can get as hot as you need to sear at high temperatures. In size, it’s 27” long, 17” wide, and only 12” high. You get a lot packed into a little!

Pros

  • Comes with a stainless steel drip tray
  • Lid locks and legs fold
  • Temperature gauge in the lid

Cons

  • Doesn’t heat evenly

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3. Blackstone 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill with Side Shelves

A two burner with side shelves compact grill movable with two wheels.Sleek, modern, and built to last, this Blackstone 2-burner small gas grill is compact enough to fit on your deck or balcony. The cooking surface is actually a cold rolled steel griddle, making it much better and cleaner than a wired grill. At the very least, you won’t have pieces of meat, fish, or small vegetables dropping onto hot coals.

You can also control the heat better from the two independent temperature dials. Simply push the quick ignition button, put the griddle to the heat you want, and start grilling. It’s like having a professional kitchen’s grill outside at your home. It comes with two caster wheels to move it anywhere you’d like, and any extra grease drains off on the trough and towards the catch pan.

Overall, this small gas grill is 2’ 9.25” high, 3’ 8.50” wide, and 1’ 7.5” deep, with a total cooktop surface of 456 square inches.

Pros

  • Whole grill folds up to move it easily
  • The burner tubes are stainless steel for durability and heat distribution
  • Sturdy and thick black powdered coated base

Cons

  • No lid or cover, so it’s open to the elements

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4. Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill

A four burner gas grill with two wide side shelves. Perfect for large meal gatherings.

Two winged side shelves provide extra storage space for tongs and plates as you work at this grill cooking up steaks and burgers for summer parties. A diminutive size and powerful 32,000 BTU output make this little grill small but mighty. It uses liquid propane and is primarily made of black steel, with two wheels and two legs for stability.

You can cook up to 23 burgers at once, since the cooking space is 595 square inches. The cooking grates are porcelain coated for durability, and you can protect them from the elements with the included domed lid. Start the grill up easily with the quick Piezo ignition system.

In size, this small grill is 3’ 7.5” high, 4’ 6 5/16” wide, and 2’ 3/32” deep. It’s durable, little, and could fit easily on any deck or patio to cook up a full meal for you and your family and friends.

Pros

  • Two wide side shelves
  • Four main burners
  • Large cooking area

Cons

  • No temperature dials or controls

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5. Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill

Tabletop portable gas grill painted with bright red color and made from a durable aluminum.A bright fire-engine red exterior and heavyweight chunky design both combine to make this little tabletop grill stand out. The legs easily fold to make it compact enough to fit in the backseat of your car, but it’s sturdy enough to last for years. Cuisinart has long been famous for making excellent kitchenware.

You get 145 square inches of grilling area and cooking heat coming from the 5,500 BTU output. You can cook up to eight burgers or eight steaks on the surface. The legs are one of the best features on this grill, since they’re made of aluminum and are equipped with wide stabilizing feet.

Since this little grill is only about the size of a briefcase, it can be easily carried and moved anywhere. It has a thick, sturdy handle, too. It’s only 18” wide, 17” deep, and 14” high, with a very low weight of only thirteen pounds.

Pros

  • Sturdy, durable, and stable construction
  • Lockable dome-shaped lid
  • Easy to start and easy to clean

Cons

  • Very small cooking surface

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6. Thor Kitchen Portable Stainless Steel BBQ Grill

Portable stainless steel bbq grill with modern designOne of the most strikingly stylish and modern designed small grills, this Thor portable grill will cook up your BBQ for many summers to come. It puts out a nice high heat temperature of 12,000 BTUs and has a U-shaped flame. Made of high quality stainless steel, any marks or burnt on food could be easily wiped off, making it simple to keep clean.

Inside, you’ll find a large rectangular wire rack that could fit plenty of burgers, chicken, fish, or veggies. The lid flips up and stays up, making a natural heat shield. There’s a temperature gauge in the front of this grill. It also has a sturdy build with four angled stainless steel legs and a carrying handle as well.

In size, this little grill is 21.7” wide, 12.6” deep, and only 11.23” high with the lid closed. The actual cooking area is 18.4” wide and 11.2” deep. It also has a Piezo ignition to start it easily.

Pros

  • Comes with a grease tray
  • Has a small footprint, so it will fit anywhere and in small spaces
  • Made of durable stainless steel

Cons

  • Doesn’t fold for storage or portability

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7. Dyna-Glo LP 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill

A full-sized four burner grill with two side shelves and a cabinet.How would you like a full-sized grill with two side shelves and a cabinet, but designed in a compact way that makes it perfect for an apartment, condo, or small house? Then you’d like grilling up a summer meal with this little grill. It has three stainless steel burners churning out 36,000 BTUs total (12,000 BTUs each).

This grill is handsomely constructed, with a burnished bronze metallic exterior that’s painted steel and with black painted accents. You get 507 total inches of cooking space on the lower rack, plus a warming rack, too. An electric pulse ignition activates those burners, and you can use the three dials to customize the heat for cooking any type of meat or veggies.

On either side, you’ll find drop-down tables that have tool hooks and towel bars for all the accessories you need to grill. Inside the cabinet door is space for the propane tank. Overall, this compact gas grill is 3’ 9 1/16” high, 4’ 1 1/8” wide, and 1’ 10 3/16” deep.

Pros

  • The side tables drop down and have hooks and a towel bar
  • Each burner can be controlled separately
  • Has a big storage tank cabinet

Cons

  • The brown finish isn’t as durable as stainless steel

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8. Spirit E-310 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill

A 3-Burner propane gas grill constructed from stainless steel with four wheel casters.

 

Cook a complete summer potluck for all of your family and friends on this family-sized, but relatively small gas grill. As soon as you open the lid, you’ll be wowed by all the cooking surface and the additional warming rack in the back. There’s a shelf on either side for plates and tool storage, as well as three temperature dials to precisely control the heat for burgers, chicken, fish, or veggies.

Three burners give you plenty of cooking space. It also has four wheeled casters for easy movability, so you can wheel it to anywhere you need to go on a deck, patio, or balcony. Six tool hooks hold your tongs and grill brushes. There’s plenty of stainless steel, as well as black accents. The cooking grate is made of cast iron for durability.

Overall, this small gas grill is 5’ 3” high, 4’ 4” wide, and 2’ 8” deep. You get 424 square inches on the actual cooking grate and 105 square inches on the warming rack, for a total cooking area of 529 square inches.

Pros

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Easy to assemble and nicely holds together
  • Electronic starter works really well and easily

Cons

  • Takes a long time for the cast iron grates to heat up

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9. Char-Broil TRU-Infrared 240 Gas Grill

A dome-shaped propane gas grill with plenty of space for cooking.If you had one of those round dome-shaped grills at one point, then this one will remind you of that vintage look. However, it’s definitely updated with better and more even heating, stainless steel burners, and a porcelain coated steel heat tent. There’s a TRU-Infrared cooking system built into this grill. It puts out up to 13,000 BTUs for plenty of heat to sear steaks and cook chicken all the way through. To check the temperature while cooking, you can look at the lid-mounted temperature gauge.

Round grills are popular since they offer so much cooking space. This one has 240 square inches, which is enough for 15 burgers. There’s also a chrome plated steel wire warming rack included, that provides an additional 80 inches.

This grill is sturdy, too. It sits on four metal legs, with two wheels in the back to move it wherever you need on a deck or patio. There’s a round wire support for putting your propane tank, too. While this grill has plenty of space, it’s also relatively small and is only It’s 25.2” wide, 24.4” deep, and 38.2” high.

Pros

  • Plenty of cooking space and propane tank storage space
  • Portable design with wheels to move around
  • Thick and sturdy handle for raising or lowering the dome

Cons

  • Assembly is a bit difficult and time-consuming

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Conclusion

Just because you have a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the summer fun and enjoyment of outdoor entertaining. These little gas grills all come in a much smaller size than their larger counterparts, so they can fit just about anywhere. They can go on an apartment porch or balcony, a patio, a condo backyard, in an RV, or even be given as a gift.

The small-handled portable grills make great tailgating companions for the next big game. Since they use gas instead of charcoal, they’re less messy, too. They fold easily, too, to fit right in the trunk or backseat of your car.

Outdoor space is often at a premium, but you don’t want to sacrifice excellent heating controls or even temperature distribution. That’s why so many of these small grills come with dials and lid temperature gauges, for you to keep track of your prized burgers and steaks while infusing them with flavor before serving. Quite a few of these grills even have side shelves for added storage.

Enjoy a delicious, flavorful, and perfectly cooked summer grilled meal with friends and family by using one of these small gas grills.

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