Portable barbecues are almost universally charcoal-fuelled and are usually small enough to be carried on the back of a bicycle, for example. So they’re great for setting up camp by a lake and having a laid-back grilling session. Charcoal is harder to light than propane, but it’s far more portable — and many people feel that the smoky charcoal taste is an essential ingredient in the barbecue experience.
Some portable barbecues stand on three legs and have a round pan to contain the coals. Others are rectangular and stand on four legs. Most portable grills can be assembled or taken down in just a couple of minutes, giving you the flexibility to use them on the go. Some recent appearances on the market stand just a few inches off the ground and come with convenient carry handles for the ultimate in easy grilling.