Why you should up your barbecue game with a portable gas BBQ

Portable BBQs can lift your outdoor experience to the next level: pictured the STOV BBQ

We thought we would like to help you decide why you should upgrade your BBQ (or expand your arsenal) this summer. For ten good reasons read on…

The days are getting longer and warmer, and that means it's BBQ season! If you're looking to up your outdoor cooking game, you need to consider the portable barbecue called: STOV BBQ. Our portable BBQ is not just any portable barbecue or grill, it's a game-changer that will enhance your outdoor experiences in more ways than one. Here's why you should seriously consider adding the STOV BBQ to your summer adventures:

1. The Barbecue Built for Going Places

The STOV BBQ is the perfect compact BBQ for your outdoor adventures and suits your camping trips or spontaneous barbecue sessions in the park with friends and family. Weighing in at just 3.6kg, it's incredibly lightweight and easy to transport. Whether you're heading to the beach, camping in the wilderness, or going on a kayak adventure, this portable grill packs flat into your car, camper, backpack, or kayak. It's designed to suit those who love to explore and is built for going places.

The best portable bbq set up on a clifftop overlooking the ocean. The stov bbq is grilling while two people chat

2. The STOV BBQ - a Small Barbecue with Proven Performance

No matter where your adventures take you, you can count on the STOV BBQ to deliver the performance you need and you can cook a range of different food on it. From the searing heat of summer days to the chilly winter evenings in the Snowies, this grill can handle it all. Its versatility ensures you can enjoy delicious grilled meals year-round, no matter the conditions (Make sure to use our windshield and winter gas for those colder conditions). Portable grills can be such a fun addition to your gear!

BBQing on the portable STOV gas BBQ holding a skewer with delicious food ready to be eaten.

3. Unmatched Build Quality

When it comes to outdoor equipment we believe durability is essential. The STOV BBQ was built with longevity in mind. Crafted from high-quality materials, it's designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor cooking for years to come. When you invest in this grill, you're investing in a piece of equipment that will serve you well for many seasons.

A small portable gas bbq (called the STOV BBQ) set up with small gas bottle used as fuel

4. Next Level Versatility

With this portable BBQ you are ready for any occasion, whether your barbeque at the beach, on the balcony, during your boat trip, take it on your SUP, or really anywhere in our great outdoors. The opportunities are about as endless as the Nullarbor. 

Not only that but you also don't need to rely on charcoal and unlike a charcoal BBQ, you might be able to use the STOV BBQ during fire ban periods (check local regulations!). Talking about charcoal BBQ: You are also able to use our grill with other fuel types such as charcoal or wood.

Cooking on the STOV BBQ while out camping

5. 80+ 5-Star Reviews

Don't just take our word for it, the STOV BBQ has received praise from customers, cooks, and adventurers alike. With over 80 5-star reviews on Google and ProductReview, it's clear that the quality and performance of this grill are second to none. It's a favourite among our customers and those who demand a lot from their outdoor cooking equipment.

Grilling under the Australian Blue Gums with your portable BBQs

6. Brushed Stainless Steel

The STOV BBQ is crafted from brushed 304 stainless steel, offering ultimate durability and corrosion resistance. It not only looks sleek and modern but also ensures that your grill will stand the test of time, even in harsh outdoor environments.

STOV BBQ made out of brushed stainless steel

7. Small BBQ and Flat-pack Design

What sets the STOV BBQ apart is its unique flat-pack design. This innovative feature makes it incredibly convenient for transport and storage, especially when you're on the move, around the campground, or just want to use it for a spontaneous backyard session with your friends. No other grill offers this level of portability and ease of use, making the STOV BBQ a standout among the portable BBQs. And comparing it to charcoal BBQs, there is no need to carry around heavy fuel that needs to be disposed of after use.

Flat pack gas bbq flatlay on the rocks ready for bbqing

8. The BBQ so Easy to Clean

After a good grilling session comes the cleaning up which can be a chore. Not with the STOV BBQ. You can either put it in the dishwasher (please clean the grill grate by hand - the wooden handle will thank you later) for hassle-free cleaning or clean each part individually by hand. It's designed to make your life easier, even after the feast.

While the STOV has no hotplate, other accessories are available and can be packed into the STOV carry bag.

9. Barbecue with a 5-Year Warranty

Having peace of mind is important, we get that and it is essential when making an investment in a new gas barbecue, therefore the STOV BBQ comes with a 5-year warranty on both the grill and body. This warranty reflects our confidence in the product's durability and performance.

The STOV carry bag makes it so easy to carry around your barbecue, a special feature among the portable grills.

10. Free shipping Oz Wide on all STOV BBQs

To make things even more appealing, when you order the STOV BBQ between Monday and Friday, it will be shipped the next day and delivered to your doorstep within a few days. Plus, we are committed to sustainability, using only recyclable and compostable packaging materials and we plant native trees in Australia to offset all our carbon emissions. Read more about our sustainability efforts here.

According to a customer "Much better than Weber baby" as it is so portable

In summary, the STOV BBQ is the ultimate small and portable BBQ for those who want to up their barbecue game this summer. A standout among the portable BBQs, with its portability, performance, build quality, versatility, and customer satisfaction these are just a few of the reasons why you should consider adding this grill to your outdoor cooking arsenal. With the STOV BBQ, you'll be well-equipped for cook-ups this summer wherever your adventures take you.

FAQs for small and portable BBQs

If you are researching different portable grills, here are a few more FAQs to consider when getting a new portable gas BBQ.

FAQ 1: How to choose a portable BBQ for you?

When it comes to finding the best small gas BBQ, there are several factors to consider. The "best" option can vary depending on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some key points to keep an eye on:

1. Size and Portability: Look for a grill that is designed for small spaces, whether you have a small patio, or balcony, or plan to take it on your outdoor adventures. Portability is a crucial factor, especially if you want to use it for camping, picnics (e.g. in the park with the family), or tailgating.

2. Cooking Area: While it's a small grill, the cooking area should be sufficient for your needs. Consider the number of people you typically cook for and ensure that the grill's cooking surface can accommodate your desired quantity of food.

3. Quality and Durability: A good small gas BBQ should be built to last. Look for models made from high-quality materials, such as stainless steel, which is known for its durability and resistance to rust. A sturdy construction ensures your grill can withstand various weather conditions and continues to perform well over time.

4. BTU Output: The BTU (British Thermal Units) output of the grill's burners is an important factor to consider. It determines the grill's heat intensity. While higher BTU ratings can provide more heat, it's also important to consider the grill's overall design and cooking performance, as a higher BTU output alone doesn't guarantee better cooking results.

5. Features and Accessories: Assess what features are important to you. Some small gas BBQs come with side tables, storage shelves, temperature gauges, and additional accessories like rotisserie kits.

6. Brand Reputation: Research the reputation of the brand and read customer reviews. Brands known for producing reliable and high-quality grills are often a safer choice. Customer reviews can provide valuable insights into real-world performance and user satisfaction.

7. Price: Your budget is a significant factor in determining the best small gas BBQ for you. While there are high-end models with advanced features, there are also budget-friendly options that offer good value for money. Consider your budget and what features you prioritise when making your decision.

8. Fuel Type: While you're specifically looking for a small gas BBQ, it's worth noting that gas grills can run on propane or natural gas. Make sure the grill you choose is compatible with the type of fuel you have access to or prefer.

9. Personal Preferences: Ultimately, the best small BBQ is one that aligns with your personal preferences and cooking style. Consider whether you prefer an open-flame design, infrared burners, or other specific features that can enhance your grilling experience.

To determine the best small and compact gas BBQ for you, we advise you to compare different models based on these factors and prioritise those that best meet your requirements. Remember that the "best" grill is the one that suits your needs and enhances your outdoor cooking experiences. 

If you want to read more about how to choose the best portable gas grill for you, check out our article here.

FAQ 2: What Is the Best Gas BBQ Brand in Australia?

Determining the best gas BBQ brand in Australia can be subjective, as it depends on individual preferences and needs. However, there are several reputable brands known for producing high-quality gas BBQs that are popular in the Australian market. We believe one of the top gas BBQ brands in Australia is STOV with their STOV BBQ. 

FAQ 3: What Is the Best Travel BBQ?

The best travel BBQ depends on your specific travel needs and preferences. When selecting the best travel BBQ, consider factors such as size, weight, fuel type (natural gas, propane/butane or charcoal), cooking surface area (this is important to consider for example if you cook for your family or just yourself), and any additional features that enhance your travel cooking experience.

FAQ 4: What Is the Best Portable Grill for Money?

Choosing the best portable grill for your money involves finding a balance between your needs, affordability, and quality. When selecting the best portable grill for your budget, consider factors like the type of fuel (charcoal or propane/butane), cooking surface, durability, and any additional features that align with your cooking preferences.