Also available at Home Depot and Lowes.
Pros: The Go-Anywhere offers excellent thermal management and the small form factor makes it easy to pack in different places.
Cons: Placing it on a single grate can limit this to high heat and quick-to-cook items, limiting creativity in your fire building. Also, the handles can get pretty hot.
Rob Nelson, chef and owner of Tusk and Trotter in Bentonville, Ark., believes in cooking with living fire and is the countervote in the charcoal versus gas debate. Finding an entry-level or inexpensive camping grill that delivers for the dollar spent can be a difficult proposition. Megan Walker, executive chef at Made By Meg Catering and La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California, emphasizes the need for quality regardless of price. “When you camp, you stand on your feet. You have to be able to rely on your grill or you’ll eat twigs. Cold, raw branches,” she says. Construction, size and heat management vary widely across most grills, particularly in this category, and the Go-Anywhere offers value in all three departments.
The elongated design allows you to build a good bed of coals, although with a little creativity it could be used for offset cooking. Dampers on the sides and top of the grill provide excellent heat regulation capabilities and a convection effect that increases the efficiency of the fire on the food. The porcelain enamel lid and body also improve heat retention and extend the life of the grill. Another notable feature is the coated steel grates, which are easy to clean and offer good heat retention. The lid snaps into place for on-the-go use, and the foldable legs provide a stable base on tabletops or dirty surfaces. Its 160 square inch cooking area seats four to six people.
- Fuel Source: Charcoal
- Dimensions: 15 x 20 x 12 inches
- Weight: 14 pounds