Coleman Tabletop Propane Grill VS the RoadTrip 225

RoadTrip pop-up barbecues work really well for on-the-road grilling. However, what if you want something smaller? You may like the more compact Coleman Tabletop Propane Grill, plus it weighs half as much as the RoadTrip 285.

Coleman Tabletop Propane Grill

As a result, this portable gas bbq takes up less space in your car. Not to mention, you can easily carry it without needing to roll it on the ground.

On the other hand, if you want a small outdoor barbecue to use on a balcony or deck, the tabletop version works for that too. If you already have a table, you won’t need the fold-down legs anyways.

Compact Tabletop Gas Grill that Cooks Virtually Anything

Tabletop VS Freestanding RoadTrip Grills:

This leg-less model operates almost identically to the RoadTrip 225, except it doesn’t come with legs. For example, it has the same 225 inches of cooking space, 2 burners, 11,000 BTU’s and easy push button ignition.

In addition, you get convenient temperature control with adjustable burners. The grill also includes a water pan for catching grease.

RoadTrip 225 VS Coleman Tabletop Gas Grill

Tabletop Gas Grill from Coleman

However, the RoadTrip 225 comes with a side table for food prep. The tabletop version doesn’t, but most likely you’ll be using it on a picnic bench or truck bed that provides that extra space.

You pay about $40 less for the table grill, which can save you a good amount of money. Or you can also spend your savings on a Swaptop accessory to level up your cooking game.

Compared to the RoadTrip 285, the 225 and the Tabletop have 60 square inches less cooking space and one less burner. The $50 Party Grill, on the other hand, is much smaller with less cooking capacity.

How to Make Your Grill Multi-Functional:

Just because you have a compact, travel-size grill doesn’t mean you have to give up cooking options. This tabletop bbq works with Coleman’s Swaptop accessories, including the steel stove grate.

Swaptop Steel Stove Grate for Roadtrip Gas Grills

The burner grate measures approximately 12 inches in diameter. Therefore, it can support a 12-inch pan or pot for frying, sautéing and boiling.

Plus, this handy accessory widens your meal options to soups, chili, pancakes, oatmeal and more. Alternatively, you can get a Swaptop griddle plate or other grill plate options.

Specs for the Coleman Tabletop Propane Grill:

  • Dimensions: 29″ Long x 18.5″ Wide x 11″ Tall
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • Cooking Area: 225 Square InchesColeman Table Grill with 2 Adjustable Gas Burners
  • 2 Temperature Zones
  • Burners: 2
  • BTU’s: 11,000
  • Power Source: Propane
  • Matchless Lighting
  • 2 Color Options: Red or Black
  • Comes Pre-Assembled
  • Does Not Include Propane Tank
  • Model #: 225 Tabletop
  • For Sale: Where to Buy the Tabletop Grill

Last Updated February 25, 2024


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