In reaction to Thermos's Grill2Go, Coleman has introduced the Road Trip Grill. This propane fired grill folds up for easy carrying, has a griddle section, but unlike the Grill2Go, has an open cooking grate for more realistic grilling. There are a few optional features like a variety of cooking grates. The 20,000 BTU, 2-burner grill will give you 285 square inches of cooking area in a suitcase size grill for about $170. The Grill2Go lists at about $150, but I've seen it on sale for as little as $100.
Charcoal grills continue to become a smaller and smaller part of the overall grill market. Though the flavor of a charcoal grill is better, most people want the convenience of a gas grill that can be ready to cook in a few minutes. But despite peoples desire to use gas grills, almost every major manufacturer of grills continues to product charcoal grills. Far and away the biggest name in charcoal grills, and the best for the price is the Weber Kettle grill.
On the higher end charcoal market, Kamado.com has introduced a textured terra cotta at a much lower price than their previous ceramic tile units. You can now get a Kamado grill for as little as $200. Of course they still market their beautiful tile versions with full customization available. These grills can cost over $1,200. Kamado.com offers its ceramic grills in charcoal, electric, and gas (either LP or natural gas).
Viking continues to show off their stainless steel Kamado style charcoal grill, but they has yet to introduce it as a product. I guess we'll have to wait another year on that one.
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