If you've started to shop for a new barbecue, you'll have a variety of types to consider. As you peruse the options, don't be surprised to come across portable barbecues, which are also sometimes known as tabletop grills. While most types of barbecues are portable to some degree, portable barbecues have a small size that makes them easy to carry. While they don't have as much grilling space as their larger counterparts, portable barbecues still offer a long list of benefits that may appeal to you. Here are some favorable traits that this style of barbecue can provide.
It Doesn't Take Up Much Space
There's little question that large barbecues are appealing to lots of people, but one of their drawbacks is that they take up considerable space. If you have minimal space available for your barbecue, a large barbecue may not be a good option. A portable barbecue, meanwhile, is compact and thus suitable for tighter spaces. For example, if you live in a building in which residents are permitted to use barbecues on their balconies, you might not physically have the space for a full-sized model. In such a scenario, a portable barbecue will allow you to enjoy outdoor cooking without taking up too much space.
It's Easy To Take With You
Another appealing trait of a portable barbecue is that you can easily travel with it. If you're camping and aren't overly confident in your ability to build and maintain a fire that is suitable for cooking, you can travel with your portable barbecue. Or, maybe you're a sports fan who is just starting to get into tailgating. In such a scenario, you'll appreciate the ability to easily take your portable barbecue to a variety of sporting events so that you can grill for your fellow fans in the parking lot. Parks, beaches, and friends' yards for potluck gatherings are other locations that you may wish to visit with your portable barbecue.
It Can Reduce Your Propane Expenses
The compact size of a portable grill means that it heats up very quickly. If you've occasionally been frustrated with the lengthy wait required for a larger grill to heat up — especially when it's cold outside — you'll likely appreciate that a portable grill gets hot in a short amount of time. This means that you won't use an excessive amount of propane to get the barbecue hot. Over the course of the grilling season, this can translate into saving money on propane.
For more information on outdoor barbecue options, reach out to a local outdoor goods store.