Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Katokid Is this an oven or a barbecue?
I purchased the ports chef to use as a barbecue whilst using my caravan. I am very disappointed with my purchase,
I am unable to cook anything on the grills unless the lid is closed. the only food I have managed to get right is baked potatoes and even then they take longer than normal the unit just does not seem to heat properly,
When trying to cook anything on the grill any fat or grease either catches fire because I need to have the lid closed in order to cook or the grease/fat just drips out of the bottom, I have tried butane, propane and even camping gas to no avail. I now have to resort to buying disposable barbecues from shops in order to enjoy a barbecue.
The Porta Chef was a very expensive purchase here in the UK, I may as well have saved my money and just used the caravan oven to bake a potato or purchased another make because as a barbecue the Porta Chef is not up to the job.
I shall leave it at home in future and consign the Porta Chef as maybe a planter for the garden.
Maybe it is Pilot error I would appreciate any help or advice.
At the moment though I am unable to recommend the Porta Chef as a barbecue.
July 20, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by unhappycooker Beware... this model has changed
I owned one for 10 years and was more than satisfied. Great little barbeque. It needed replacement, so I bought a new one thinking it would be exactly the same. It is not. They are now exclusively fueled by small cannisters, and I found that the heat produced simply did not do the job. What's more, my local retailer would not give me my money back because it was used. Hmmm... hard to find out if you're satisfied with a product without using it. Very disappointed in a Canadian product sold by a Canadian company
July 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Willy Love this grill, second one like this I have purchased!
We use this grill for camping. It is very easy to put together and haul around and the legs come off for
easy storage. This is the second grill like this we have purchased. The carrying bag that you can purchase to store it in is also very nice.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cacharkajo Sturdy and well built.
The grill I had fell apart the weekend before labor day and I needed a new one for the holiday. I checked different stores and on line and I saw this one. I read the reviews from different sites and was pretty impressed. I ordered it on the Monday before labor day and I received it on Wednesday, just in time for camping on Thursday. It was very easy to assemble and it works GREAT! The temperature range is excellent, all the other gas grills I've had always seem to have one temp . . . HIGH. The size is perfect and it's nice not having to waste space on the table for other grills that size. I wish it came with a warming rack but I called the company and they sent me one, for a few bucks. I also purchased a carrying bag made for the PortaChef and I was impressed with that too. Very good quality and it doubles as a grill cover. In case you haven't noticed, I am very happy with my purchase!
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim R Outstanding portable grill
I've owned mine for at least 10 years- and it still looks and works great. The igniter still starts the grill on the first or second push. It heats up fast and stays hot. I still have the original burner, and only last year replaced the grate and flavor wave plate. I do clean it regularly for best performance- grease can build up quick in a small grill.
It might not look as contemporary as some of the W-Q grills, but it performs great and is durable. I highly recommend it for a portable grill-and have to several friends who now own the same grill.
May 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigjim5551212 Can cook 8 burgers at a time
Got 2 of these for our church. We retired the charcoal cooker
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick45 Great Little BBQ
We bought this BBQ about two months ago to take with us I our RV. There is plenty of heat off this little BBQ and there is plenty of room for 4 plus steaks. We bought this BBQ because it had legs and we were not looking for a separate stand that would take up space like some others. This one is light, very stable. I can put a dozen hamburgers on the BBQ and they cook great. It has a single burner so you have to realize the deter will be a little hotter.....no bigger because the difference is slight, bit there. Would I buy it again, you bet. You could use this BBQ at home with ease. Great product.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hal1 Great product!
We purchased it eight months ago to use when camping. Previous BBQs that we owned took forever to warm up let alone cook the food. The Porta-Chef is awesome! It's like having your backyard BBQ with you.
February 18, 2015