Skip to comments.What kind of table surface do I set my charcoal grill on?
Posted on 04/11/2018 11:32:36 PM PDT by ThankYouFreeRepublic
I bought a portable charcoal grill and have yet to use it. Amazon used to sell it. They called it the Volcano Grills 3-Fuel Portable Camping Stove/ Fire Pit.
I don't want to set it on the ground as I tend to it. Fun at campsite, but I want to give my squatting muscles a rest. So I was wondering what kind of table I should set it on.
I have a Cabela camp kitchen, but the surface is melamine and they show a propane stove in the picture.
I have used hibachis at parks and the picnic tables are wood, and have had no problem.
But now that we have sold the house with the built in brick gas barbecue grill/ gas stove, I want to use this I have in my prepper kit.
I need to buy something to set it upon that will be safe. Any suggestions?
Try it out on a wooden picnic table and find out how much heat it throws downward.
You can get a baking stone and place it on that, or get a large cookie sheet. As you said treated lumber like a picnic table is probably the est.
Nice pictures. Thanks.
Are you saying I use a public wooden picnic table to experiment first? Hmmn...
They make clamp on arms for using Kuuma grills on boats, do you have a deck railing? I can’t honestly see that one sort of grill would throw more heat downward than another, I’ve grilled on a cast iron hibachi that was set right on a wooden deck rail with no scorching and the hot cast iron was mere inches from the railing, but if it’s a concern get a metal table or clamp on arm.
I looked at baking stones from your suggestion. So probably I could put some tile underneath, right? It has a circumference of 17” and that is a pretty big cookie sheet. Wait, maybe a large pizza tray.
Or a tree stump.
This is not cast iron like my old hibachi, it is stainless steel, so I don’t know how much heat transfer there is.
I ordered a new acacia patio dining table and I don’t want to scorch it. So I thought that I’d get another adjunct table, console, bar cart, etc. for the actual cooking.
I have been online all night, trying to get my grilling act together.
The manufacturers of barbecue grills seldom miss out on an opportunity for upsell, I’m surprised there isn’t a matching metal grilling table that was made specifically for the grill that you bought? Is there not one?
It says you can cook anywhere, so it’s OK whatever you use:)
Maybe use your camp kitchen and put a couple of 1 x 10s under the grill to protect the surface.
Spatters, grease, dirt, spills, burns and heat marks = Somethinig wood and throw-away after two seasons.
I know! This is especially made for Lodge dutch ovens and you’d think they would have an accessory kit like a bar would have for all the utensils in order.
The only thing extra I have found is a dome lid.
I know what you mean. Every year I bought this thick foam pad for around my outdoor grill because the brick did not have a wipeable surface.
Just then, two fire trucks roared by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. They stopped at a house right down the block.
All twelve of us raced out of the back yard, down the street, where we found the owners of the blazing house standing by helplessly.
They glared at us with looks of disgust.
Suddenly, we realized why we were all still holding our roasting forks with marshmallows on them
On a more serious note, most solid surfaces will be fine, as most of the heat will be directed upward. Just make sure you aren't setting your awning on fire... :)
“I looked at baking stones from your suggestion. So probably I could put some tile underneath, right? It has a circumference of 17 and that is a pretty big cookie sheet. Wait, maybe a large pizza tray.”
A stone pizza slab.
You can sometimes find them at a discount store
Alternately, go to Home Depot and buy one 18-inch square ceramic floor tile for less than $20.00. If you find one with a corner broken off maybe $5.00
Ha, ha. Long ago, I used to call out,
“ Honey, move the Weber away from the house’s eaves!”
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