Imagine having the amazing cooking ability of a high end pellet grill but in a highly portable and easy to use version that fits on a tabletop or a tailgate? Well now you can - we have put together this article which runs though the different types and which ones are best.
Before we dive into the meat of the article (see what we did there), let us show you our top portable pellet grill pick - The Traeger Tailgater 20 Portable and our top tabletop pellet grill pick - The Traeger 15" PTG+.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the Traeger brand.
They are synonymous with great quality grills and smokers. In fact the Traeger Texas Elite made it into our Best Pellet Smoker and Grills of 2020 guide.
The Traeger Tailgater allows you to enjoy amazing BBQ food literally anywhere. The portable design means you can cook the family a delicious meal in the backyard before folding it up and taking it to the game, camping or even to a friends house - how impressive!
Even though it is smaller, it has all the same capabilities of a full-size pellet grill - you can smoke, grill, roast and bake!
It has a decent 300 square inches of cooking space which is pretty amazing considering its portability. That's enough space to handle 2 whole chickens, 3 full racks of ribs or multiple port butts.
Overall we recommend this as our Best Portable Pellet Grill.
Okay so we know what you are thinking - is this a grill or a suitcase?
Sure with its compact case, flip latch and easy carry case it's as easy mistake, but this grill is unbelievably powerful.
Thanks to its portable design and powder-coated steel case, the PTG can be taken camping, boating or just about anywhere you can imagine.
Don't let it's small size deceive you though, it can still do everything the big boys can - grill, smoke, roast and bake.
It has a great little multi-position digital controller which means you can set the temperature quickly and be sure that it stays constent throughout the whole cook.
The cooking area is 173 square inches - big enough for 8 burgers, 16 hot dogs or even a small chicken. We know that this isn't massive, but you sacrifice cooking space for portability.
Overall we recommend this as our Best Tabletop Pellet Grill.