One of the most important parts of camping – cooking! In order to make the best food, you must have the proper equipment. One of my favorite RV accessories is the Tabletop Blackstone Grill. Its the best grill for camping! I’ll explain why.
Best grill for an RV
My absolute favorite thing about the Blackstone grill (Check Price on Amazon) is that it can cook everything. Well, maybe not everything but pretty close! The surface is large enough that I can fit plenty of food for our family. I am able to use the Blackstone for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Check out food ideas below!)
I was worried that I needed a propane or charcoal grill for hot dogs and brats. However, I used the Blackstone for those too! The grill cooks at an even temp across the entire surface which is fantastic.
Best Portable Grill for Camping
The tabletop Blackstone grill is a perfect size! As its not as large as a stand alone grill, it fits more easily in the RV which makes it the best portable grill for camping. In our toy hauler, we are able to store it in the pass through storage. In the travel trailer, it fits perfectly on the counter in the outdoor kitchen space. We purchased the 17-inch size. There is also a 22-inch tabletop size if you prefer a larger size, but we haven’t had any problems making enough for 5 on ours.
Easy to Clean Grills
While we are RV’ing, my goal is to make life as simple as possible so we can spend time exploring and not cleaning. The Blackstone griddle is perfect for easy clean up. After cooking, I simply poor hot water on the griddle (after it cools for a bit) and scrape it with a spatula. A quick wipe down with a paper towel or washcloth and the griddle is clean and ready for the next meal!
What to cook on the Blackstone?
Oh my, the possibilities are endless. For breakfast, we love breakfast tacos
which is done all on the Blackstone. I fry bacon or sausage (or both) and then cook eggs. Be sure to warm/crisp up your tortilla shells on the grill right before serving. We top them with cheese and salsa. Yum! We also love pancakes, french toast and hashbrowns on the Blackstone.
Lunch or dinner include options such as frying ground hamburger (tacos, sloppy joes), make hamburger patties, steaks, chicken, quesadillas, grilled cheese, Cuban sandwiches and veggies galore. We love our veggies and some of our favorites are asparagus, brussel sprouts, zucchini and yellow squash. For all of these veggies, I throw on the Blackstone with some olive oil and garlic salt. Yum, Yum!! Thankfully, even our boys love veggies like this! Does this not prove to you that most things are possible with a Blackstone? 🙂
Blackstone Grill Problems
Hmmm……not many come to mind! It is fairly heavy at about 22 pounds. Instead of a larger propane tank, the tabletop Blackstone uses the small 1 lb. propane bottle. This make is easier for moving around, however, it does run out more quickly than the larger tanks. I did see that you can buy a conversion kit if you want to connect it to a larger propane tank.
Also, while I don’t think I consider this a negative, you do have to ensure that you have a table for the tabletop Blackstone griddle. We always have a table set up alongside the RV where I do my cooking. If you do not have a table, you will need one for this grill. That’s it! Fortunately, I cannot think of any other negatives.
Other Camping Cooking Accessories
While I use the Blackstone griddle for 75% of our meals while we are in the RV, there are a couple of other accessories I prefer to have in the kitchen too. It is no exaggeration when we claim the Blackstone is the best grill for camping.
Don’t miss our RV Cooking Accessories article where we talk about storage saving kitchen utensils. Cooking is going to be a big topic for our YouTube channel in 2020. We will share recipes for the road and so much more, so next time you’re on YouTube check out the MoreFamFun channel.
We hope to see you on the road!