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BurbMan

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Posted: 05/10/22 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We started with a charcoal BBQ then went to a Coleman Road Trip with the interchangeable full size griddle. Love the Road Trip but the griddle makes a mess. Cooking just a 1/2 lb of bacon sends so much grease into the burner pan it's awful to clean. The directions say to fill the burner pan with water so the grease floats off, and while that sounds good on paper, it never quite works that way.

So we pulled the trigger on a 22" dual-burner Blackstone. Looks like the grease will be much more manageable with the grease cup. Is there anything you can't cook on a Blackstone griddle? is there any reason I still need to bring the Road Trip along?

We love a good steak and some BBQ chicken, but thinking back our camping menu evolved around the charcoal grill....seems like we have a lot more options with the flat top. Give me some opinions and good recipes!

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Posted: 05/10/22 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both have their uses. I like steak and chicken on one and everything else on the other. Stir fried vegetables and breakfast items are good on flattop. Cleaning is easy.

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Posted: 05/10/22 05:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't found anything the blackstone can't do a great job with. Does great with steaks.

Even can do grill cheese and tomato soup by sticking the soup pan in the corner.

Hint: hit the freezer section of the grocery store...pizza bites, tater tots, french fries, corn dogs, egg rolls, pizza, just about anything turns out great.


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I'm not going to take the gas grill that attaches to trailer this camping season.

I'm going to bring the 22" Blackstone I got last fall. I'm using it in the backyard and have not touched the old gas grill I have back there too.

Going to be getting rid of it soon and just go with the Blackstone.

Mine has the lid and the folding stand, so it'll all come apart and fit in the truck easily.

Looking so forward to camping this year!! Gas prices be dammed! [emoticon]

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we normally take both our 17 Blackstone and our weber 2200... we just like having the option..

but to answer the question.... the Blackstone can be the only mode of cooking with no problem......


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When I want grill marks I lay an old grate from my Weber on the cast iron Blackstone griddle. Takes a little longer to heat up but your eyes will tell you it was bbq"d. No one has complained yet.


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I bring both, the blackstone can cook a steak, but you dont get the char. If im only out for a shot trip, I only set one up. A week trip gets the grill, blackstone and white gas stove set up outside. All have there uses, some cook stuff better then others.


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I use my Blackstone for just about everything.

I say just about, because I can't imagine barbecued Chicken on it. Can't envision the nice charred BBQ sauce coming out the same on the flat top.

I have cooked burgers, steaks, philly cheese steak, hibachi steak, chicken, shrimp and fried rice, breakfast. I still find a use for my grill. This past trip I used both.

Each have their use.

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Posted: 05/10/22 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bring a grate and cook over wood, rather than bring more gear, I'm usually limited on space. Carrying a bag of charcoal wouldn't be the end of the world however.

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I have a two burner griddle. I really like it, but I need more practice (or something) doing steaks. They don't seem to come out as well as on the BBQ. How do some of you cook them on the griddle.

I go out moose hunting for a good three weeks. With the griddle, I've quit taking the camp stove. I'd like to quit taking the BBQ also to save more room.

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