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Old 06-17-2021, 07:33 AM   #1
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Grill Recommendations

Hoping to include a small external grill to the accessories for the E-19. Thinking about a Weber Q type or something similar. I understand that the external connection from the LP tank(s) are already regulated, so willed to modify the grill. Just wondering if there are any recommendations out there. Mainly grilling burgers and such, but a griddle option might be nice...

I am pretty sure that this subject has been covered elsewhere in the forum, but have found the search function pretty clunky... Always results in hundreds of results, most not too applicable. Old dog, new tricks...

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Old 06-17-2021, 07:44 AM   #2
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We use both the Weber Q and the 17 inch Blackstone grills love them both. The Q for steaks ,fish n such and the Blackstone for breakfast. Yes you can do both on either. To do both on the Q one needs to buy the flat plate but one has to deal with the grease dripping into the grill n more clean up. With the Blackstone it has a grease catch pan that makes cleaning so much much easier n faster. Carrying both does use more space for storage when in travel mode.

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Old 06-17-2021, 08:32 AM   #3
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We enjoy using the Blackstone griddle very much.
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:36 AM   #4
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Our friends have and love their Blackstone griddle. We're not dedicated griddle people.

We use our Weber Q as an oven and Terry purchased a metal/enamel griddle with 1" sides at a garage sale that works perfect for fish and vegatables. We've never cooked on the Weber grates on the Q and never will.

For steaks and other meats we use our BioLite FirePit with charcoal. Works great and when done we just lower the grate and have a fire. Stores conveniently in its bag in the compartment over the LP tanks in our 5.0.

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Old 06-17-2021, 01:19 PM   #5
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I went with the Weber Q 2200, removed the regulator off the grill, and connected the Escape supplied hose directly to the grill.

It was kind of stupid easy. I can't believe I took so long to do it.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:21 PM   #6
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Another Blackstone fan here. I used a Coleman road trip for years, and made the switch to a 22" Blackstone with a stand and a lid this summer. Absolutely love it - way better heat distribution, easier to keep clean, and much more versatile. Bought an adaptor on amazon so I plug it right into the LP quick connect on the rig.
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Mr. Baglo recommended a Napoleon grill to me:

https://www.napoleon.com/en/us/grill...o285-pro285-bk

And I am forever grateful
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Old 06-17-2021, 04:31 PM   #8
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Mr. Baglo recommended a Napoleon grill to me:

https://www.napoleon.com/en/us/grill...o285-pro285-bk

And I am forever grateful
We also took Mr. Baglo's advice and picked up a Napoleon PRO285 last week. It was easy enough to hook up the quick connect and only required a couple fittings from Home Depot. Worked well on the weekend and was a big improvement from our old Webber Q100.
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Old 06-17-2021, 07:40 PM   #9
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Thanks!

Thanks for the input. Got a few weeks to make a decision...
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:18 PM   #10
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The OP’s question is difficult to answer because cooking appliances (a griddle is not technically a grill) come in all shapes and sizes. And that includes the travel models we typically use in our relatively and typically smaller fiberglass trailers. And so a Napoleon is not better than a Weber if size is the first concern. And a Blackstone is not better than a Napoleon if indirect heating is important to the user. To answer this question, one must consider his/her wants and needs versus storage space they are willing to commit. The 22-inch Blackstone is more versatile than the 18-inches, but most in the fiberglass crown use the 18. Honestly, The Big Green Egg is superior to any “recommended” by those who have posted, but I’ve yet to see many used in a camping situation, and none at a fiberglass trailer rally.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:28 PM   #11
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Here is an extensive discussion on grills and griddles:
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ues-19200.html
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If you're looking for something light for occasional use, or just for lunch time stops that allows you to plug and play, here's a suggestion;

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/nex...eel/1000846759

You can add this male quick attach to the grills inlet, and use the quick attach system on your trailer if you have it, with the proper hose of course.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Picked this one up for travelling with frequent nightly stops, or overnight getaway, and I don't want to either set up, or load up the CampChef griddle which is also quick attach ready.
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Old 06-18-2021, 06:59 AM   #13
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Sounds like a nice, cheap option...

Many of my stops will be one overnight, then off to the next area...

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Old 06-18-2021, 03:42 PM   #14
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i have a Napoleon grill and a Blackstone griddle i love them both. i gave my old Weber to a friend it is also was a good grill. happy with my combo i leave the Blackstone at home if traveling light.
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We use a Weber Q1200 and have been very pleased with it. There's only two of us and when camping we cook dinner on it almost every night. It's great for chicken, fish, steaks, hamburgers or anything else you can cook with the lid closed. It's compact and easy to clean. I like it a lot.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:48 PM   #16
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We have the Weber Q and Camp Chef Yukon. Will usual just take one depending on meal plan (i.e. mood). Weber Q for burgers, steak, chicken, sausage type meal plan. If we plan on doing gumbo, stews, chili, or other soaps we will bring the Camp Chef. Of course the camp chef is a bit more flexible with the grill/griddle on one side and the burner open for business on the other side.
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I opted for a Napolean TravelQ over a weber Q series because 1) it has two burners, so you can do indirect cooking, and 2) the one I got came with a griddle as well as a grill, so you can do both sorts of cooking.

I bring an additional propane bottle, and connect it directly to the propane tank so I didn't have to mess with bypassing the Napolean's integral regulator.

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Whatever gets the job done....


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No fancy brand name, but the steaks can't tell.
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I am pretty sure that this subject has been covered elsewhere in the forum, but have found the search function pretty clunky... Always results in hundreds of results, most not too applicable. Old dog, new tricks...
Here's a link to my post in another thread on my Blackstone Adventure Ready 17 along with a link to the adapter needed to hook it up to your trailer's low pressure quick connect.

quick propane / grill question
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Old 06-19-2021, 06:23 PM   #20
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Does anyone have some table recommendations to go along with grills?

I’m looking at tabletop gas grills & need a roll
Up and/or fold up table to place it on.
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