Comparing the Coleman RoadTrip and the Weber Q200 Grills
The Weber Q200 is considered a great portable gas grill for the backyard, park, or beach. The Coleman 9949-750 RoadTrip Grill LXE is advertised as a superior portable gas stove. A comparison of the two grills may come down to personal choice, but each offers different options for the grilling enthusiast.
Let’s compare the Coleman Road Trip to the Weber Q 200 Portable Grill….
The Weber Q200 Portable Grill
The Weber Q200 has a 280 square inch cooking area with a stainless steel burner. With a maximum 12,000 BTU control burner valve, and push button ignition, the Weber has a porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grate. The cast-aluminum lid and body with drip ducts also has a removable catch pan, and glass-reinforced nylon frame. Included on the grill are folding work tables with tool holders. The handy rolling cart is sold separately.
The Weber portable grill with one burner has a warranty of two years. In reviews of the Weber, customers agreed that it was easy to assemble, easy to clean, easy to use, heats evenly, and has a great design. This grill is recommended when a portable grill is needed for small gatherings.
Weber offers many varieties of the Weber Q model. For an event that needs the power of a large grill with the portability of a small grill, the Weber 200 should do the job. The Weber Q200 would be good at the beach, tail-gating, picnics, and camping. An advantage of the Coleman RoadTrip Grill, the lid locks securely for transporting. This grill is recommended for quality gas grilling in small or large groups, while adding flavor and variety to the meal in many situations.
The Coleman Roadtrip Portable Grill
One of the most popular portable gas grills is the Coleman RoadTrip LXE, manufacturer’s product number: 9949-750-2000005493. The RoadTrip is a 36-inch grill with 285 square inches of cooking space. Two 10,000 BTU burners cook evenly, while separate control knobs allow for adjusting temperature on either burner independently. Propane gas cylinders are sold separately.
The cooking surface is removable. Coleman offers mix and match grill grates, griddles, or stoves with optional attachments for additional purchase. Cook everything you need for any meal all on one grill. The two burners can be adjusted to lightly simmer sauces, boil water, or cook meat in all temperatures.
Two side tables with tool holders are convenient, and when not in use the grill folds to a compact size with wheels and a pull handle. The RoadTrip LXE includes two warp-resistant cast-iron grill grates, coated in porcelain for durability. To clean the cooking surface, use mild detergents and avoid steel wool.
The grill can also be adapted with the purchase of a tank hose to run with a 20-lb. propane tank. The grill cover comes off easily to accommodate oversize pots and kettles. The collapsible legs feature two wheels on one end and a wide handle on the other for rolling the grill like a suitcase.
Negative reviews of the Coleman include messy cleanup and the additional purchase of the case that is necessary to make carrying and travel convenient. However, the Coleman is considered a great replacement for old style camping stoves.
In reviews of the Coleman grill, enthusiasts agreed that the grill cooks efficiently, has a large grilling surface, and adds flavor to the food. Best uses were portability for small or large gatherings. The Coleman is considered to be sturdy, durable, and well-designed. Coleman offers a limited five-year warranty.
Coleman Roadtrip Grill
Weber Q 200 Grill
* = NOTE: A cart accessory is available that will allow the Weber Q200 grill to be operated at a more comfortable standing height. MSRP on the stand is $59.99. Click here for current sale prices on the stand at Amazon.com.
Weber-Stephen Products Co. is located in Palatine, Illinois. Weber is the leading manufacturer of barbecue grills, grilling accessories, and outdoor products. In 1952, George Stephen designed the kettle grill with a lid that allows outdoor grilling in all kinds of weather. A family-owned business for more than 50 years, Weber has grown to be a leader of outdoor grills worldwide.
W.C. Coleman began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas more than 100 years ago. The current catalog has grown, as more products are added to make time outside more enjoyable, especially for campers. Included in Coleman products are coolers, airbeds, and a complete line of LED lights. Coleman also has a line of popular portable grills.
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