Coleman Portable Grill Road Trip LXE Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on May 31, 2016

User's rating

4,376 reviews

PROS

  • Easy to set up
  • High quality, great price
  • Cooks evenly
  • Cast iron grills are easy to clean

CONS

  • Cheap wheels, not ruggedized
  • Ignitor has a short life span

VERDICT

This Coleman portable grill does the trick if you want an easy-to-use grill. The meat will cook evenly even though the top has to stay up while cooking. Some of the pieces of this grill will seem cheap, but others will be nicely made: for example, the cast iron and porcelain grill surfaces. Overall, you do pay for what you get, and this is a good price for an easy, portable grill. The Coleman Road Trip LXE Grill has interchangeable tops so you can cook many different types of food - you will get lots of storage with the sliding side tables, which also make it compact, making it a good addition to your camping setup.

Coleman Portable Grill Road Trip LXE Introduction

The Coleman Portable Grill Road Trip LXE Coleman Portable Grill Road Trip LXE has interchangeable tops so you can cook many different types of food, making it a very versatile addition to your camping gear. It is collapsible and easy to transport on the road; using slide side tables allows for more work space. It has cast iron and porcelain coated grid surfaces with a removable grease tray that makes it easy to clean after use.

Coleman Portable Grill Road Trip LXE Key Features

  • 20,000 BTUs of cooking power
  • PerfectFlow Pressure Control System for steady heat
  • 285 square feet of cooking surface
  • Two cast-iron, porcelain coated grill grates
  • Instastart ignition for push-button, matchless lighting
  • Powered by 16.4-ounce propane cylinders

Out of the box

It’s portable, so it’s hard to make a mistake when packaging it up!

Coleman Portable Grill SetupInitial Set Up

This Coleman portable grill is designed to be easy to set up, easy to take down, and easy to transport. That said, all you have to do is unfold it once you’ve got it out of the box. It comes nearly complete; all you have to do is put on the wheels and attach the handle/regulator. For the price you pay, you wouldn’t want to spend the time to figure out how to set up a grill when you want to spend the time enjoying your food and grilling experience.

Performance

For a portable grill, this Coleman portable grill is easy to use and has great results. The drip pan is a nice convenience. The dual burners make getting the right grilling temperature easy for a novice; however, you can’t grill with the top down, like most grills. The wheels could use some work; they can feel cheap, and you shouldn’t roll it over any rough terrain. Some have experienced issues with this. The grill cooks evenly — there were no hot spots or burned areas on the meat. While the Road Trip LXE performed admirably, we think that the Blackstone Tailgater is a better overall portable gas grill, if weight and space isn’t an issue.