A portable propane grill to be proud of

An affordable alternative to a full-size back yard grill.

Abbi Perets
Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.
Abbi Perets

With the threat of layoffs looming large for many of us, big-ticket purchases are the first to get nixed. So, if you'd been putting off the purchase of a grill, you may have decided that you just can't justify the $400 or so a decent setup costs.

Full-size flavor in a portable package. Amazon

And while it's true that a full-size monster cooking station starts at $400 and runs as high as $2,000, unless you're regularly cooking up whole cows to feed a crowd, you can get by with less. Imagine the great taste of barbecue in your backyard for under $200. And if you like what you're envisioning, then check out the Weber Q200 portable propane grill.

Set up the Q200 in your yard and enjoy its 280-square inch cooking area--plenty of room for over a dozen burgers, a couple of chickens, or whatever else your family's hungering for. The cast-iron grill grate gives you the performance you want in a grill--no chrome-plated nonsense here.

And because this grill is portable, take it on your beach getaways and savor the work surfaces on the sides--you'll keep your tools sand-free.

This portable grill is truly powerful enough to hold its own as your primary barbecue space, and for the price, you can't beat it.