Smoke Hollow 205 Gas Grill Review

A portable stainless-steel table top grill that’s perfect for those who love to grill on-the-go, Smoke Hollow Propane Gas Grill’s long-lasting construction will allow you to enjoy cooking picnics, camping, tailgating, and other outdoor events for years to come.

Don’t sacrifice the flavors you love about food on the grill, know a quick summary of what to look for in your next portable camping grill. As always, think about your particular camping and cooking needs to determine the best grill for you.

List Of Top Features

Don’t break the bank trying to afford a grill you can take to the outdoors with you. There are plenty of camping grills on the market today that offer affordable prices.

Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill

Most portable camping grills are similarly designed and may come with the same features, but some of the most important things to look for other than a reasonable price include the following:

  • The weight of the grill – Is it lightweight and comfortable to move?
  • Self-lighting mechanisms versus not – How does the grill start and what type of ignition system is there if the starter were to fail?
  • How much cook surface is available for the food – The surface area of the grill will determine how much food you can cook at once.
  • Temperature control – There should be two burners and two temperature controls at least.
  • How long will the grill last – One summer? Two? Stainless steel or cast iron help the durability.
  • The type of fuel you’ll need – Many grills run on propane canisters that are purchased at a store with camping equipment. Some prefer charcoal grilling due to the taste though.

What We Like

Portable grills are all about being about to set up quickly, cook delicious meals outside, and pack up, without the need for a table or stand to place it on.

At 20 pounds, this small grill is perfect for camping because it can be quickly moved and packed into the car.

With a compact and lightweight design that’s well thought out, the lid and legs fold up and lock down to allow you to comfortably carry and store this grill when it’s not in use. The foldable legs on the Smoke Hollow Propane Grill enable easy setup, use, and take down.

While the grill usually requires a disposable one-pound propane tank that you can find and any camping supplies store, you can also trade out a 20-lb propane bottle by adding on the universal propane gas hose and adapter (purchased separately).

Propane grills are ideal because they offer a quick heating option that allows you to spend less time cooking and more time eating. You don’t have to start a fire, light the coals, or collect wood. And this grill heats up quickly and cooks food evenly!

Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill

On the other hand, you may need to go bigger if you plan to cook for a significant amount of people.

Although you will need to spend a little more money and possibly spend a few added minutes of setup time to use a larger propane tank, you don’t have to worry about running low on propane if you’re staying for a more extended camping trip or cooking for many people.

There is also a warming rack and temperature gauge, which allows you to keep some food warm while you continue to cook or the variety you may need to perfect specific meals without overcooking your meal.

And after you’re done, the Smoke Hollow is easy to clean and return to storage.

For the price, you really can’t beat this small and lightweight option. For nearly $75 on Amazon, you can expect to save some money on a camping grill that will last. And even if the starter failed, an ignition hole on the side of the grill can get it working in no time.

Whereas some other small options might only last one season, the Smoke Hollow Gas Grill is made with real stainless steel to keep it looking great for seasons to come.

Pros:

  • Temperature gauge
  • Lightweight
  • Folding legs
  • Propane
  • Easy cleanup
  • Warming rack
  • Price

What We Don’t Like

According to reviews of the product, this small grill is easy to carry, but you may need to watch out for the drip pan, which doesn’t latch closed as the lid and legs do. This means it can slide around as you maneuver and is said to spill easily, so you may want to be especially careful if you’ve just cooked greasy burgers.

You may also want to consider buying a good grill brush to keep your stainless-steel shining because this model does not include cleaning materials.

However, be careful not to scrape down to the bare metal because your food will begin to stick to the grill, same as with a frying pan. Merely letting the grill heat up for five minutes beforehand should kill off any bacteria that may be on the grill, so you can start cooking quickly and safely.

If you plan to go camping or tailgating with a large number of people, you may consider purchasing a grill with a larger cooking surface than 11.25” x 18.5” as well.

Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill

While this gas grill is perfect for a few people, it might be a bit too small to take on a large group, especially since the small propane tank can only take so much.  You can always switch out the tank by connecting a hose to a larger propane tank.

Cons:

  • Drip pan doesn’t lock in place
  • Small cook space

Conclusion

Whether you want a hot meal while you’re camping or tailgating at the game of the year, the Smoke Hollow Gas Grill is the portable grill of your dreams. It’s affordable, lightweight and foldable, and can do everything you dream.

Rather than replacing a full-sized grill and toting it around with you, buy a table or stand and hose to hook up a full-sized propane tank, and boom, you have a grill you can use each day! 

If you’re ready to enjoy cooking on a small and portable grill without sacrificing flavor, the Smoke Hollow Gas Grill is one of the best low-end camping grills on the market by far.

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