Campfire Cookout: The 6 Best Portable Grills Under $100

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* Easy to transport grills for a barbecue, picnic, tailgate or outdoor event
* Big enough to cook for the whole family
* Smokeless options too that are easy to fire up

It’s a near-universally recognized fact that food tastes better on the grill. And when you’re on the go, hiking and camping in the woods or hanging out at the beach, having  your own portable grill makes your meals (and life) a whole lot easier. Here are 6 great grills you can take anywhere that won’t fry your funds.

1. Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill

The Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill gives you 150 square inches of food cooking convenience inside a durable enamel-coated firebox. The dual venting system lets you control the cooking temperature while the ash catcher lets you contain the mess.

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2. Weber Smokey Joe Portable Grill

You can cook up to five burgers at a time with this popular Weber Smokey Joe Portable Grill. Its compact design makes it easy to transport. And the porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain the heat for faster cooking. Even better, the plated steel cooking grate makes it easy to clean.

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3. Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill

With the Weber Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill, you can cook high on the mountaintop, down by the sea, deep in the woods, or right on your apartment patio. The lid locks for easy portability. And the dampers let you control the heat so you can cook your food just how you like it.

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4. Coleman Fold N Go Instastart Grill

Imagine having great grilled cuisine wherever you go? You can with the Coleman Fold N Go Instastart Grill. Just fold it closed and it’s ready to go. It runs on 6,000 BTUs of heat across a 105 square-foot grilling surface, so there’s plenty of room to cook your burgers, dogs, chicken or veggies. And when you return home, you can wash the grilling surface in the dishwasher. Now, that’s convenient.

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5. Foggo Portable Grill

It takes just five minutes for the Foggo Portable Grill to warm up to cook. And unlike most barbecues, it has a ventilation system that dramatically reduces the amount of charcoal you’ll need. That way you get great smoky flavor without as much smoke, so it’s easier to cook your food. Ideal if you have allergies.

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6. Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill

Cuisinart has been helping people cook for decades. Now, they’re back with this portable gas grill that lets you cook up to eight burgers, eight steaks, four pounds of fish, or six to ten chicken breasts…all at the same time. That’s enough for a large party or whole-family feast. It has stabilizing feet that let you get set up in seconds. The lid locks secure. And, you can carry it like a briefcase to wherever you have your next meal planned.

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