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Grill Review: Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE

by Lianne Jones May 25, 2022

Grill Review: Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE

When it comes to a grill that is easy to use and has a ton of useful features, the Coleman RoadTrip Grill LXE is an excellent choice!

In this review, we will take a look at all the different aspects of the Coleman RoadTrip Grill so that you can decide if this product is the right choice for you.

Let's get started.

The Specs And The Price

Let's first begin by looking at the size of the grill as a whole.

The Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill measures 46 inches in height, 18 inches in width, and 45 inches in length.

When folded, the length of the grill is compacted to 35 inches. The actual cooking space of the grill measures 285 square inches.

This makes the grill about medium in terms of size in comparison to other, similar brands of outdoor cooking grills.

This makes the Coleman RoadTrip perfect if you are looking for a grill that is mid-range in terms of size.

When it comes to price, this particular grill ranges from $130 to $190 depending on where you buy it.

The Design And The Features

This grill is designed for outdoor use and so the design and setup of the grill is very quick, easy, and efficient.

It has a fold-up, easy roll design that emphasizes this ease, as the grill can collapse into a compact size when not in use.

The lid also folds down and locks into place, making it even easier to transport.

This design makes it incredibly convenient to carry around on camping trips or other outdoor activities.

It isn't quite small enough for a trip where you aren't bringing a car (so it's not a great choice for bikers, hikers, or backpackers), but this doesn't take away from the convenience of the Coleman RoadTrip Grill.

Whilst we are on the topic of the design, the RoadTrip LXE also features two cast iron grill grates, both of which are warp resistant.

These grates are coated in porcelain too, so they can be cleaned easily, aren't as susceptible to warping or rust as some grill grates, and fit perfectly.

Secure, built-in knobs allow you to adjust the heat levels with ease and with full control of the flame.

Two 10,000 BTU burners mean that this grill can cook up a storm.

It is capable of cooking food quickly and efficiently, meaning that you don't have to worry about wasting time waiting for things to finish cooking.

However, the lid clearance is not particularly high, so you may find that larger food items- like a whole chicken- may not fit inside comfortably.

The Cooking Capabilities

The Cleaning And Maintenance

As mentioned above, those 10,000 BTU burners make for a powerful cooking experience.

They provide plenty of power to ensure that your food cooks evenly and fast thanks to the brilliant heat distribution.

Both of the burners can be controlled independently, giving you full control over the temperature of each burner and allowing you to cook your food completely to your liking.

Whether it is searing steak, grilling burgers, or even sautéing some veggies, you'll be able to do it all without any hassle.

That being said, it might be a little difficult to master the technique of cooking your food exactly the way that you want to, thanks to just how much control you have over the heat.

If you're used to using gas grills, then you will probably feel right at home with this one.

However, if you prefer to use charcoal, then you might need to get used to controlling the heat manually.

A disposable LP bottle allows for up to an hour of cooking time with both burners on the highest temperatures, but this can be increased to 4 and a half hours when cooking on the lowest heat settings.

These various features all combine to create a highly versatile grill when it comes to cooking capabilities.

The Cleaning And Maintenance

The grill plates of the Coleman are easily able to be cleaned thanks to that aforementioned porcelain coating combined with the cast iron construction.

This allows for the grates to be soaked in water without the need for seasoning and without the chance of rust occurring.

The grates can be cleaned by hand, but you should always use a brush to remove any burnt bits of food stuck between them.

You should also clean the grates regularly after every use to prevent the build-up of grease and oil.

Warm, soapy water and a soft cloth should suffice, The grill also comes with a useful grease trap.

This prevents grease from dripping into the base of the unit, where it could potentially cause damage.

Instead, it collects the grease and stores it safely until you empty it out.

It's worth noting that the grease trap does become blocked fairly often, especially if you tend to use the grill frequently.

To avoid this happening, you should periodically add a few drops of dish soap to the trap to help unclog it.

Once the grease has been removed, simply rinse the trap thoroughly.

The Warranty

There is a five-year limited warranty on the grill itself, covering any kinds of defects or workmanship issues that you might have.

That being said, this is at the discretion of Coleman.

Pros And Cons

As you can see, the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill has a lot to offer as an outdoor cooking appliance, let's now take a quick look at the general pros and cons that we can discern from what we have said above.

Pros

  • Perfectly designed for portability.
  • Great design for outdoor use.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Two 10,000 BTU burners for exceptional and versatile cooking.
  • Independently controlled burners.
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates.
  • Handy grease trap.
  • High-quality materials.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • Disposable LP bottles.
  • Mid-range sizing makes it excellently sized for various situations.
  • Well priced for what is offered

Cons

  • It can be difficult to get the food cooked exactly to your liking if you are not used to manual burner controls.
  • There is no built-in thermometer to help you as you cook.
  • It can only really be portable if you have a vehicle to store it in.
  • Low lid clearance.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill is an outdoor grill that is great value for money whilst also offering excellent versatility, convenience, portability, and cooking capabilities at a reasonable price.

It offers two independent burners, which means that you can adjust the heat level depending on how much you want to cook.

The grill does have its downsides, but these are minor gripes at best, and they do not detract too much from the overall quality of the product.

If you’re looking for a good all-rounder when it comes to an outdoor cooking appliance, then the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill is definitely worth your time.

Thank you for reading!

Lianne Jones
Lianne Jones


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