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Top 10 Best Campfire Grills

 

There’s nothing quite like sitting around a campfire with family and friends sharing ghost stories, smore’s, hot dogs, and corn on the cob.

Below are 10 of the better campfire grills we’ve managed to dig up for your convenience:

 

THE ADJUST-A-GRILL

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE ADJUST-A-GRILL

This sturdy grill can hold so much food it can carry the equivalent of a full Dutch oven – easily. This alone impressed us because the biggest problem campers face is not having enough food, but sometimes not being able to cook enough.

Specifications are as follows – Height: Stake: 24″ Cooking Surface: 16″ x 16″ Weight: 9 lbs

 

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“This thing is GREAT! We all love it!” – Ronnie O.

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

The biggest drawback is the lack of a long enough pipe rod to allow for greater leeway and control. Out-the-box it’s “just” long enough to get the job done, but the following simple modification with a trip to your local hardware will do the trick:

Get a 3/4th black iron or galvanized pipe from any hardware store and put it in the ground near your fire pit. The rod will slide in and allowing for easier maneuverability.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Overall, you’ll be pleased with the Adjust-A-Grill that also comes with a strong storage bag. It’s listed number #1 on our list for its versatility and many beneficial features.

Here’s a little tip: to make the clean-up process easier, season the grill with standard cooking oil and bake at 350 degrees before first use. We found this keeps food from ‘sticking’ to the grill making for longer more cumbersome cleanup afterwards.

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ALL STAINLESS STEEL TUSCAN FIREPLACE GRILL

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE TUSCAN FIREPLACE GRILL

Actually made and crafted in Tuscany, this portable, foldable, versatile and easy to carry, this stainless steel Tuscan fireplace is ideal for camping, tailgating, or fireplace cooking.

This is a high quality adjustable grill and stand that allows you to get right down into the fire or higher away while grilling depending on preference. The grill piece is also detachable so you can stoke the fire with more wood or coal.

Specifications are as follows – Dimensions: 24 x 11.5 x 16.5 inches, Weight: 14.05 pounds. Plenty of room to grill eight 8 ounce burgers or 4 pork tenderloins simultaneously.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“Very smart design. Well-made product. Nothing else like it on the market. Easy to use. Stainless, smooth and nice looking, too. I like it very much. I will buy this as a Christmas gift for my family.” – Jane T.

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

Nothing. It’s incredibly well-built and customers have zero complaints. In this case, you DO get what you pay for. Quality.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

In this modern era where cheaper quality products are used to produce virtually any and everything so the company saves money on material and the consumer gets a ‘quick fix’, it’s a breath of fresh air when we come across a grill that will last decades. Sure, it’s a little more costly than most grills reviewed on this page, but it’s also the best quality. You could buy cheaper, just expect to buy the same product multiple times matching or exceeding the cost of a single Tuscan fireplace grill. We recommend it.

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PIONEER’S PERFECT CAMPFIRE GRILL

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT PIONEER’S PERFECT GRILLER

There are many things we appreciate about this grill, for example, the grill gate has raised edges to prevent food from ending up in the fire and the fact that your purchase includes a handy travel tote bag at no additional cost.

Specifications are as follows: Color – Metallic, Dimensions – 3 x 19 x 19 inches, Weight – 9.6 pounds, Material Type – Stainless Steel.

Your purchase includes a number of additional ‘goodies’ to make your grilling experience that much more enjoyable such as a nylon bag, stake, L-shaped screw, two wrenches, and the hot pad and cooking gloves and, of course, the round grill itself.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“We used this grill for a three-day Memorial Day camping trip and I could not be happier with my purchase.” – Kevin Pavon

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

Although the package includes a pair of cooking gloves it’s not insulated enough to protect your hands from burning if you need to adjust the grill while cooking. Thus, it’s ‘useless’. Chances are if you’re a grillman or woman you have a pair of reliable cooking gloves on hand anyway. In other words, use your own.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

The price and quality on this grill simply can’t be beat.

It’s a breeze to clean, you have no paint or other coatings to deal with, the grill surface allows for easy removal and replacement, even while the fire’s going. The raised lip around the grill prevents food from dropping and getting containment, and the 18′ diameter of the grill is enough to serve 6 people without being cum

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WIMPY’S SWING-AWAY CAMPFIRE GRILL

 

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT WIMPY’S SWINGING GRILL

Don’t let the name fool ya’, Wimpy’s swing away campfire grill is no ‘wimp’. It’s as strong as an ox that’s both easy to set up and clean. As the name itself implies it swings away from the fire to turn your food easily without risking burning yourself. It also has a chain latch to raise and lower the grill for the best height while the cable rotates the grill to encourage even cooking.

There are many flimsy and cheap tripod-like grills out there that leave much to be desired. Most of these grills adjust in height to a foot or so away from the fire, but this one allows you to adjust at any level. It’s an ingenious design.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“The grill is easy to assemble and only took me about 10 minutes” – Barbara L. Isbell

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Unlike most grills that ship grills via a 3rd party, this company is totally hands on as the manufacturers, shippers, and customer support team. Though ‘they have a lot on their plate’, they manage their affairs well.

As mentioned earlier, clean-up’s simple and disassembly is lightning fast. It holds a great deal of food, too, without buckling. In other test we put two steaks, a pair of shishkabobs and other veggies on the grill with room still to spare.

We couldn’t recommend Wimpy’s Swing Away Campfire Grill more!

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SUNNYDAZE DUAL CAMPFIRE COOKING SWIVEL GRILL SYSTEM

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE SUNNYDAZE GRILL SYSTEM

If you enjoy cooking over a coal or wood fire pit this piece is built to making your cooking experience much easier and enjoyable overall. Unlike most tripod models where the grill portion gets too hot to handle and the rising smoke makes it difficult to see what you’re doing, the Sunnydaze Dual Campfire allows you to ‘swivel’ food towards yourself for easy handling.

Specifications are as follows: Dimensions – 36.5 inches, Weight – 22 pounds, includes one 16 inch rectangular cooking grill and one 22 inch diameter round cooking grill plus a 1 year manufactures warranty.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“We cook over the fire almost all the time. Having this unit has made cooking much easier and more enjoyable. ” – R. Bohlen

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

Some aspects of its construction is a bit ‘flimsy’, but the design is so innovative, functional and practical that it doesn’t matter. In this case, it actually works.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Though it leans on the pricier side of campfire grills, it’s certainly worth every red cent. It’s heavy duty construction is built to outlast the duration of your life and is a worthy heirloom to pass down through family for generations. If this piece had a middle name it would be “quality”.

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TEXSPORT HEAVY DUTY OVER FIRE CAMP GRILL

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS HEAVY DUTY GRILLING MACHINE

This grill caught us by surprise. Due to its rather simple structure and design we didn’t expect much but an average grilling experience. But boy were we wrong! We personally used this grill and experienced excellent grilling results on par with some of the more expensive options available on the market today.

It’s thick, heavy and well-made. The build of this grill is quite solid. It serves its purpose and thensome for a solo and or family outdoors experience!

This model comes in 3 sizes – Medium: 16L x 12W x 6.75H inches – Large: 24L x 16W x 8.25H inches = Extra large: 36L x 18W x 8.75H inches.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“Bought for future camping trips. Nice size and seems well made. Also was already put together.” – Sarah Stressar

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

This grill is painted black. To ‘burn it off’, simply flip the grill upside down over an open fire for a few minutes to seer it off and flip it right side up again to use. Personally, we’d prefer if it weren’t painted at all but, it’s no deal breaker as it’s an easy permeant fix.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

We’re thoroughly impressed with this heavy duty grate. It’s sturdy, movable, and heavy.

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FRONT RUNNER – SPARE TIRE MOUNT STAINLESS STEEL BBQ CAMPFIRE COOKING GRATE

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE FRONT RUNNER

Unlike most campfire grills we’ve reviewed here on this page Front Runner’s ‘Spare Tire Mount’ grate, simply put, ‘works’. It’s one of those ideas you THINK will work, you HOPE would work, and when put into practice ACTUALLY works!

It’s a very clever way of keeping a dirty, sticky grid out of your car and in the back or on top of the roof where it belongs where normally there’s little room to place it.

Previously you’d have to clean the grid and carefully wrap in plastic before taking it anywhere. This process alone could take 30 minutes or more, not to mention accidentally leaving it behind when in a hurry and making a decision to ‘come back and get it another time’ because its so cumbersome to clean, store, and carry. But not this grill. Just fit it on a spare tire up to 37 inches or put it on the top of your car and you’re on your way.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“Best. Idea. EVER!” – Debbie

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

We’d encourage more campfire grill manufacturers to create their own version of a model like this to add to their repertoire to encourage competition, increase quality and lower the price for consumers.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Other than what’s already been said above there’s nothing to not love about this grill. It’s durable, versatile, easy-to-carry, and gets the job done.

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CAMP CHEF LUMBERJACK OVER-THE-FIRE GRILL

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE CAMP CHEF GRILL

Camp Chef’s Lumberjack grill is very handy while folding up flat for portability and ease of storage. It’s perfect for anyone in a drive-in campsite, if not necessary. It’s heavy cast iron construction maintains heat for a across the board allowing for an near-perfect grilling experience for family and friends.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“This is very well made…withstands the heat quite well & is just the right size to hold the campfire coffee pot and a cast iron skillet for the bacon.” – J. Lemke

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

Though we appreciate the quality and build, it’s a tad bigger and heavier than we’d like. We believe it could use with a slimmer construction if not an option for one. We also wish there were a portable carrier, for now you’d have to purchase one separately.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Overall, customers are pleased with the quality of this product. It’s nice and compact and works over campfires to cook when you don’t want to use the camp stove or grill. It holds up well. After using a Camp Chef you’ll find yourself not being able to go without one. A good cheap grill to have in your grilling arsenal.

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TEXSPORT ROTISSERIE GRILL AND SPIT

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE TEXSPORT ROTISSERIE

Straight out the box assembly is fairly straight forward; no hand tools necessary. Just your thumb and a few fingers to screw a few bolts into place and you’re done. Within an hour you’ll be ready to cook away!

We especially enjoyed the swinging side arms. It allows us to keep food warm in pots until the main course meals are done. A nice touch to an already excellent outdoor griller.

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“I bought this for “Campsgiving” with the full intent of roasting a 10lb turkey over a campfire, and I can happily report it did not disappoint!” – Alison Faiella

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

Having no carrying case is a bit of a disappointment. We know it would cost a little extra to have one manufactured and included, but we wouldn’t mind the few extra bucks to include a bag this campfire grill fits perfectly as opposed to searching around for the perfect size and fit ourselves which is time consuming.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Overall, this appears to be a great buy. We were quite impressed what this simple device was capable of. Rotisserie, regular grilling AND pot cooking all-in-one.

Specifications are as follows:  Color – Black, Dimensions – 2.5 x 17 x 34 inches, weight – 2.5 pounds, Material – steel, Size – one-size-only.

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STROMBERG CARLSON STAKE AND GRILLE

 

PROS: WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE STROMBERG CARLSON CAMP GRILLE

This is MUST HAVE for ANY serious car camper! It’s brilliant design and quality construction makes it one of our favorites on the list. Upturned edges keeps your food secure while grilling and it includes a much needed grill-cover unique to this grill making transportation easier and cleaner.

It’s corrosion-resistant stainless steel grid surface accommodates any size fire and heat present. No need to worry if it’s strong enough to hold. The cooking area is substantial, it haves a heat-proof handle, and it’s constructed in two easy pieces (grille and stake – just as the name implies).

Specifications are as follows: Weight – 2.1 pounds, Dimensions – 38.5 x 16 x 2.1 inches,

WHAT CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY

“Basically a perfect product, how often do you get to say that?” – Randall Boudwin

CONS: WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY

There were none we noticed. We rarely give perfect ratings but, this one certainly deserves it.

BOTTOM-LINE: THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

This puppy holds a lot of weight. If we were to exaggerate the numbers we’d say it holds “a TON!”, but in normal speak we’d say, “it holds a FREAKIN’ TON!” In other words, a whole lot of food (smiles).

It’s definitely a lifesaver in the event there is no grill over a pit. Unless you’re content with singing “kumbaya’, sharing scary stories and roasting marshmallows for the duration of your camping experience, you’re going to want the Stromberg Carlson grille to bring food on the road to serve.