Camp Chef BB30L Professional BBQ 1-Burner Stove Grill Box Review - Backyard Boss
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Camp Chef BB30L Professional BBQ 1-Burner Stove Grill Box Review

Camp Chef made a name for itself with durable and high-quality grills that cost less than other manufacturers charge. With its BB30L Professional BBQ Grill Box, it hopes to change the way that you do cooking.

Coming in at right around $100, this is the perfect grill for those who want something professional but don’t want to pay a lot. Once you find out more about this sleek little grill, you’ll want one for your next camping trip or tailgating party.

Camp Chef Deluxe Barbecue Grill Box
    This portable grill box will go anywhere with you. Clocking in at 19 pounds and with a surface of 14 by 16 inches, this grill won't weigh you down too much, yet it will provide sufficient space for your and your buddies' lunch or dinner. The seasoned finish cast iron grill grate sits on top of heat diffuser plates that turn the gas flame into infrared-like heat, instantly vaporizing any grease drippings.

The Reasons Why We Like It

Man cooking meat on a Camp Chef BB30L grill in a winter wonderland with snowmobile in the background.
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Locking Hinge

With this Camp Chef grill, you can literally grab it and go. A locking hinge mechanism placed at the open end of the grill lets you lock the hinge closed, and that hinge transforms into a simple handle. Every component inside the grill will remain in place, and you’ll never worry about opening the grill and finding the grates and plates tipped over.

As an added bonus, the hinge also lets you turn your grill into a makeshift smoker. Get a good sear on your meat, snap the lid shut and lock the handles in place. You can turn down the temperature and let your meat slowly cook to your desired level of doneness without worrying about someone accidentally opening it and losing that flavor.

Temperature Gauge

How many times have you found yourself standing around and twiddling your thumbs as you waited for your grill to reach the right temperature? Many of the smaller grills on the market today feature a hit-or-miss design. You eyeball the grill and hope it’s at the right temperature before you throw on your meat.

With this small grill from Camp Chef, a temperature gauge on the top lets you know the exact heat inside. You’ll never again worry that the grill is a little too hot or not hot enough to get that perfect sear.

Diffuser Plates

Grilling enthusiasts know the importance of heat diffuser plates. If you ever used a charcoal grill or a cheaper propane grill before, you know all about hot spots and flare-ups. Those old grills do not properly disperse the heat throughout the cooking surface, which results in areas that are extremely hot and areas that are barely warm enough to melt butter.

This model features specially designed heat diffuser plates that slowly disperse the heat evenly across the cooking surface. No matter where you cook, you’ll find that the temperature is the same.

Grill Grates

Have you ever watched in horror as a piece of meat slowly rolled off the grill grate and into the space below? This often occurs because your grill didn’t have a strong and durable grate on top.

The cast iron grill grate on this model is just the right size to prevent food from rolling off, but those grates will still give you those amazing grill marks that you want. When you reach the end of your meal, you can also remove those grates for easy cleaning.

Convenient Size

The BB30L Professional BBQ 1-Burner Stove Grill Box from Camp Chef comes in a convenient size that is perfect for individuals and small groups. Measuring 17 x 10 x 16 inches, it has enough surface space to cook several hamburgers and steaks or even a main dish and aside. As it works with most of the one-burner, two-burner, and three-burner stoves from Camp Chef, you can also use this to feed a larger group.

Easy Setup and Portability

Setting up this grill with your camp stove is easy. Set the grill on top, ensure that it doesn’t move or slip, connect your propane tank to the gas line below and get cooking.

While other camp stoves are too small to feed a crowd or too large to transport easily, this one straddles the line. It comes in the size that you need to feed your group, and at just over 20 pounds, you can easily strap it to your bag or toss it in your car, making it a great choice for grilling enthusiasts.

To Wrap Up

Our Camp Chef BB30L BBBQ Grill comes with great quality while fitting into most budgets. It heats extremely fast letting you save a lot of time and disperses the heat evenly across the whole cooking surface. Thanks to that no matter where you cook, the temperature will always be the same.

The grill grate is made of cast iron, is easy to clean, and has a perfect size to not let the food roll off it. On top of that, the biggest advantages of this grill are its size and portability. Thanks to these two features you will be able to easily transport it from one place to another and prepare food for larger groups.

Don’t only trust our product description. Get yourself a Camp Chef grill and see for yourself!