Coleman RoadTrip Travel Gas BBQ Grill

Last updated: September 11, 2023

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Product Details

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Coleman RoadTrip Travel Gas BBQ Grill placed 11th when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Stop manhandling those heavy, bulky backyard beasts and show off as the grill master with the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill. It’s easy to tote around and set up. Just fold it up, roll it with one hand to your favorite cooking spot and set it up in a matter of seconds with the lift and lock system. The grill comes equipped with durable cast-iron grilling surfaces. (Coleman RoadTrip pot support and griddles are available separately.) When you’re ready to grill, push a button to ignite the InstaStart matchless lighting system. Cook for more than an hour on one propane cylinder with 20,000 BTUs of power on 285 sq. in. (1838.7 sq. cm) of cooking surface. It’s perfect for BBQs, picnics, tailgating, camping or a night on the patio. When you’re ready to leave, it folds down small enough to fit in the back of most car trunks.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Porcelain coated cast iron grates sear wonderfully and clean easily – no need to season. Wheels make transporting easy and lots of heat cooks food fast.
The fold-up and easy-roll design is a great feature, it collapses down just as quick and as easy as it folds-up. You can spring into action in a moments notice, and with the matchless ignition and PerfectFlow control system you can start cooking right away. Also, it is easy to clean removable grease management tray.
The grill is solidly constructed so you don’t have to worry about breaking it while you lug it around. It’s easy to roll this grill from here to there, whether it’s in the folded position or standing upright. Since the grate is removable, it’s also fairly easy to clean in the sink with some soapy hot water.
When it comes to Coleman RoadTrip Grill LXE, you don’t have to spend extra money for a stand just to have a place to put the grill on. The stand is integrated with the grill in a way that allows to fold it any time. It makes it a portable propane grill that can easily fit in most cars.
It has two places to cook and slide out trays to hold things. Everything you want in a portable grill. You can do vegetarian on one burner and a steak on the other. So, now everyone can get what he or she wants.​
Compact and portable. A handsome grill that stays plenty hot and is easy to use. The cast-iron grill grates are durable,and two-burner system also allows for direct or indirect cooking.
On durability and ease of use, the cast iron surfaces are easy to clean up and porcelain coated surfaces are almost maintenance-free. You get to worry less about cleaning up and taking it down because the propane grill can be assembled quickly. For added convenience, a grease tray catches the fats that fall off from your grilled food and can be conveniently removed.
The swap top is interchangeable making the grill pretty versatile. You can easily change from grill grates to stove grates. The design is collapsible ideal for transport and storage. Overall, this is an excellent portable gas grill that is easy to clean and use.

What reviewers didn't like

Grease trap can be messy, not ideal for hikers and potential for rust.
Need to keep an eye on the food to ensure an even cook. No built-in thermometer and not ideal for backpackers and hikers.
The weight is a bit heavy for lifting – like bringing it out of the trunk of your car. It’s also a bit awkward to carry. Another drawback is that you’ll need to practice a bit to get the temperature right for cooking because the grill can get really hot. One last point against the grill is that it can’t handle large food items such as whole chickens because the lid clearance isn’t very high.
It lacks a built-in thermometer, low quality wheels. The quality of elements is not very high and the grease tray access is difficult.
The only drawback is making sure you bring along enough propane and it would be a better grill if the wheels could be locked​.
Tricky to clean. The painted steel in the lid and bowl is not as durable as desired, nor is the chrome steel of the cook top.
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