Summer is here! And that means it is once again time to fire up the grill and get cooking with gas. Or charcoal. If you are living in a tiny house or are thinking about building one, you may find yourself outside grilling more often for a number of reasons. So break out the meat and veggies with these: the best tiny house grills.
Charcoal or Propane
This is really a personal preference thing. Everyone knows a purist out there who would rather burn their house down before cooking with propane. What you need to keep in mind is how much tiny house space (or more importantly the lack thereof) that you have. If you are going to use charcoal, it is one more thing that you are going to have to store. If you already have propane run into the house for your stove, then you can simply tap into that line as well. But as we continue to say, space is the traded commodity. You can have anything you want, you just have to pay for it by giving up space. There are other choices too, like the Cook-Air EP-3620BK Wood Fired Portable Grill. At roughly 150 bucks and with its small size, it would probably be a no brainier.
Full size or Portable
There are a couple schools of thought on this. If you are going to be doing most of your cooking outside, you may want to consider going with a full size grill, this way allowing you to cook the whole meal at one time or entertain friends for a dinner party. Just remember you have to store it. There are plenty of tiny home designs that provide room to store a full size. Some folks stash it up on the tongue or even have it slide out from a hidden compartment along the side of the house. If you aren’t traveling much, you can just pop it in the middle of your kitchen for transport and put it outside when you get to your next destination. If you are looking for something that you can easily breakout, has a nice cooking space, will cool down quickly and will take a minimal amount of room, check out the Weber 1141001 Go-Anywhere Gas Grill. This guy does everything you need it to and is tiny enough to not take up your whole floor plan of your tiny home.
What about my Kamado style cooker (Big Green Egg)?
Yes, for those who don’t know, there is an actual name for the ceramic style grills that are particularly good at everything and weigh a ton. You can stop worrying, though. They actually make lighter versions of the style such as Broil King 911470 Keg 5000 Barbecue Grill. This is made with fiberglass covered in metal opposed to the heavy ceramic. Also sold separately is the trailer hitch for ease of carrying it when you leave the house, but still want to go tailgating.
As you can see, you will have as many choices of what kind of grill to buy as you do what to grill on it. Make sure you know what you are interested in doing cooking wise ahead of time and make choices that are applicable to your culinary style.
So what did we miss? Is your favorite grill not on the list? Let us know in the comments below!