My Review of the Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE Model - Food, Fun, and Happiness

My Review of the Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE Model

We've been using the Coleman Roadtrip LXE Grill for a couple of years now. We only barbecue occasionally so we do not need a standalone outside grill. And that made the Coleman grill very handy because it's portable. We use it, fold and store (after cleaning), wheel it out again as needed. It doesn't take up a lot of space, making it ideal for camping and/or tailgating for sports fans.

Here are what I like best about the Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE:
  • Portability -- Easy to assemble and move around. It has two wheels attached to a collapsible fold up stand.
  • Two burners, each with adjustable cooking power up to 10,000 BTU.
  • Matchless lighting.
  • Attached side tables and accessory holders that are handy when cooking.
  • Interchangeable grill, stove (sold separately), or griddle (sold separately) surface for cooking different food and/or style.

Keep in mind that although the Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE is being advertised as a portable grill, it is big. It has 285 square inches of cooking area. That's almost the size of a small indoor kitchen stove. And depending on the setting, you can cook continuously between 2 to 4 hours depending on the setting. We keep a spare propane cylinder in order to cook more.

coleman roadtrip grill lxe 285 square inches cooking surface
Coleman Road Trip LXE Portable Grill has 285 sq inches of cooking area 

Still, it's very portable insofar as easy to move around because you can tow it on wheels to where you want to setup. It has tow handles so that you can even pull it up a flight of stairs. My point is that you don't have to lift it in order to setup. And that's helpful for a small girl like me. We've taken this grill to the beach and I had no problem pulling over sand.

Coleman Road Trip LXE Grill can easily be stored and pulled around
I consider a grill's portability important because we had a tabletop grill before. It was great for storage, but very inconvenient and tedious when it comes to other aspects such as the ease of moving around. I've never had that problem with the Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE.

Aside from the ease of moving around, what I like about this Coleman grill is the flexibility. When we're out camping or having a picnic at the beach, I'm not always in the mood for grilled or barbecued food. Sometimes, I bring a pot of butternut squash soup that I'd like to heat. I can do that easily on the Coleman Roadtrip grill by switching one of the two burners into a stove top mode (attachment sold separately) while cooking something else on the other. And that something else doesn't have to be a barbeque. It can also be a girdle (attachment sold separately). This means that I could be cooking pancake or grilled cheese sandwich. I love the flexibility since I'm usually the one cooking during these times.

Tips to keep in mind when cooking with the Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE:
  1. Be sure to line the inside with foil for easier clean up.
  2. You have to provide your own source of propane. It can use a standard 16.4-ounce disposable propane cylinder. I've seen other setup using a 20-pound tank. But you may have to buy more accessories to get something like that up and running. We've only used the disposable propane cylinders with ours.
  3. Do not use high setting for grilling because your food will burn. The space between the flame and food is small and not adjustable like other grills.
  4. Preheat the grill for 10 minutes in medium setting. Because of point 3, preheating the grill is necessary to achieve even heat when cooking.
Lately, friends and relatives have been asking me if I would continue to recommend the Coleman Roadtrip LXE Grill if they were to buy a new one. I usually say "Yes" based on my pleasant personal thus far.

But I noticed that there are newer models, specifically the Coleman Roadtrip NXT 200 grill. That one is a little bigger having 321 square inch of cooking space. Perhaps looking into that one is an option as well.

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