Cuisinart CGG-059 Grillster Portable Propane Gas Grill

Last updated: September 9, 2021


This gas grill uses enameled steel grates that are dishwasher safe for easy clean up. The grill can be placed directly on a tabletop or on any rollaway gas grill stand. The unit only weighs 10 pounds making it an excellent choice for camping or tailgating.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Planning a camping trip? If so, you want to go with this portable gas grill.

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Grillster Portable Propane Gas Grill placed 9th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

If sleek design, high performance, & no hassle cleaning are your thing. Then the Cuisinart grillster portable gas grill is the perfect grill for you! The steel, hinged lid & three wall design create an exceptional, contained cooking area. & with temperatures reaching upwards of 600 Degrees, you won’t be left wanting for power with this small portable grill. Once you’re finished cooking up some of your favorite foods, save time & energy by tossing the dishwasher safe, enameled cooking grate in the dishwasher & let it do the work for you. While on the subject of saving time, it doesn’t get much easier than a 5 Min grill assembly with no tools required! combine all that with a 3 year warranty & the Cuisinart grillster portable gas grill is tough to beat! Weighing just 10 pounds, the Cuisinart Grillster is a streamlined, lightweight portable grill that can be taken anywhere. The steel grill features a locking lid, a large carrying handle, and folding legs that collapse neatly for storage. Take it to the beach, the backyard or a sporting event. It tucks into a trunk and can be enjoyed anywhere. The Cuisinart Grillster is like a large grill in a small size. The handsome design features a porcelain enamel cooking grate that distributes heat evenly. The small footprint makes it ideal for use on a small table. The Cuisinart Grillster portable grill is a great size for burgers, steak, seafood, vegetables, chicken or kabobs. The hinged lid rotates out of the way to access the grate, and it only needs a 1 pound propane canister. The compact size is perfect for times when there’s no need for the large grill. It’s ideal for balconies, small decks, picnics, tailgating and RVs.

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

Super versatile and lightweight, Perfect for tailgaiting or camping, Stainless steel grates are ideal for large cuts of meat,20,000 BTU’s heat output
Stainless grate, Lightweight, Secure locking lid, Easy to move, Ready to use within minutes, Ideal for large cuts of meat, Perfect for grill lovers, High-quality material, Large pull out greasy tray, Easy to assemble

What reviewers didn't like

You have to transport a propane tank with it
Grates are bit sticky, Shallow dome of lid, Without natural gas conversion kit
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