How does the Coleman RoadTrip 225 compare to other RoadTrip grills? We review the pros and cones, the cheaper tabletop version and cool accessories you can get…
RoadTrip 225 VS RoadTrip 285 VS LXE:
First of all, the RoadTrip 225 is essentially a smaller version of the 285. The grilling area of the 225 measures 225 square inches, whereas the 285 measures 285 square inches.
And because the 285 provides 60 additional square inches of space to grill, this model includes an extra burner as well. Therefore, you can various types of food on different levels of heat simultaneously.
That said, the 225 has 2 different cooking zones of its own. And, you can adjust them independently with 2 separate knobs.
Furthermore, the 285 provides almost double the heat output (20,000 VS 11,000 BTU’s) of the smaller grill. In other words, your grill can reach a hotter temperature and cook more food due to its size.
The 285 also gives you 2 side tables instead of one. This makes sense, since you’re typically cooking more food. An lastly, you can get the larger 285 in 5 different colors, compared to the 225, which only comes in 2.
Note: Although the RoadTrip 225 doesn’t have the capacity of the larger model, its more compact size can be an advantage. I mean, if you are only cooking for 2 people and want a smaller BBQ, you can save about $30 on the 225.
In a nutshell, the RoadTrip 285 is an upgraded, newer version of the older LXE. Therefore, the 225 compares to the LXE much like it does to the 285.
Unique Collapsing Design Makes RoadTrip Grills Fun to Use:
Just like most other RoadTrip Grills, the 225 has criss-cross folding legs that enable you to pop your barbecue up to standing height when you’re ready to cook. When you finish, simply fold the grill flat, roll it away and pack it up.
Therefore, you don’t need to set your BBQ up on a table, or cook while sitting on the ground. Not to mention, you won’t need an open-bed pick up truck to haul your grill around.
Note: And by the way, you can store your RoadTrip 225 upright on its side. As a result, it doesn’t require lots of space for storage. Talk about efficient design!
At the same time, you don’t have to give up a spacious grilltop or powerful heat. In fact, the well-thought-out design of this portable BBQ makes it fun to use and great for cooking.
Just attach the 225 a 1-lb propane tank (or connect to a 20-lb tank with a hose adapter). Then, push the automatic ignition button to light your burners.
Note: And just when you thought grilling couldn’t get any easier, I’ll tell you about Coleman’s “DripTrap”. Yes, this included water tray does exactly what it sounds like: it catches the drips. Consequently, grill clean-up is a snap!
Specs for Coleman RoadTrip 225:
- Dimensions: 28.90″ x 18.5″ x 14.76″
- Weight: 40.6 lbs
- 2 Color Options: Red or Black
- 2 Temperature Zones
- Grilling Area: 225 Square Inches
- Heat Power: 11,000 BTU’s
- Instastart Push-Button Ignition (matchless lighting)
- Model #: 2000033053
- Fuel Type: Propane
- Propane Tank Not Included
- Includes Porcelain-Coated Cast Iron Grates
- Where to Get the RoadTrip 225
Note: By the way, you can get the RoadTrip 225 in a tabletop version. It carries the same features, and it runs on propane gas.
You can’t roll it around, but it does weigh less. Plus, you can save about $50 over the 225 stand-up version.
Round Steel Stove Grate: Just what you need for boiling water, cooking oatmeal or making soup. This fits right on top of the burner, and you can use it alongside a grill plate.
Swaptop Griddle: Although this half-plate is made for the larger RoadTrip 285, it does fit on the 225 as well. It heats food very evenly (raving reviews from customers) due to the grill’s burner layout, so you may like it even more than you think. =)
Bag/Cover for RoadTrip 225:
Protect your grill from dirt, dust and water with this heavy duty water resistant storage case. It also has additional interior space for keeping other grill accessories too.