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Napoleon TQ285X-BL Portable Propane Grill with Cart, Blue
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- 2 burner portable grill with up to 12,000 BTUs
- Total cooking area: 285 sq. In
- Dual stainless steel burners for direct and indirect grilling
- Porcelain zed cast iron wave cooking grids for consistent, even heat
- Superior wind proof design holds the heat in
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TQ285 Freestanding Model
TQ285X Scissor Cart Model
Winner of two prestigious awards, the 2014 Vesta in the gas barbecue division, and the award for Top Ten Best Value Grill from AmazingRibs, the Napoleon TravelQ TQ285X Portable Gas Grill With Scissor Cart is a grill that can’t be beat. Leading the way with innovation and quality, Napoleon’s TQ285X has everything you need for perfect portable grilling anywhere.
TravelQ 285X Portable Gas Grills
(Freestanding Model Available)
Be the life of the party anywhere with the convenient scissor cart. The TQ285X’s all terrain wheels roll over anything with ease, and it folds down and opens up with a quick lift and pull. Set up for your tailgate, or picnic. Hang the cart on the wall for easy storage, or pull it along with you when you travel. The cart features spacious side shelves for prep and integrated towel and tool holders too. Everything you need for successful grilling on the go.
The grill itself has 12,000 BTU’s of power easily provided by a 1.2 pounds propane tank, or you can hook it up to a full sized tank with an optional conversion hose. The TravelQ has 285 square inches of grilling area. That means you can cook up to 20 hamburgers at once. Not little wimpy ones either. The porcelianized cast iron cooking grids are just like your favorite cast iron pan. When properly seasoned, create a perfect non-stick surface for all kinds of grilling. With Napoleon’s TravelQ TQ285X you can sear a perfect steak over direct heat, roast or bake using indirect heat and even smoke, using the Napoleon Smoker Tube, with the two, individually controlled, stainless steel tube burners.
Whether tailgating, picnicking, adventuring, or just relaxing at home, the Napoleon TravelQ TQ285X with Scissor Cart is the perfect little grill that provides big results. Folds compact, but sets up in seconds or less, the TQ285X is there when you need it most.
- 12,000 BTU's
- Duel Burners
- 285 in2 Total Cooking Area
- JETFIRE Ignition
- ACCU-PROBE Temperature Gauge
- Porcelainized Cast Iron WAVE Cooking Grids
Dual stainless steel burners for direct or indirect grilling
Folding Scissor Cart for easy storage
Spacious Side Shelves
JETFIRE Ignition System
No Batteries required
|Item Dimensions||37.25 x 20.5 x 44.25 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||TQ285X-BL|
|Shipping Weight||54.05 pounds|
Take gourmet grilling anywhere, on any terrain with the napoleon Travel tq285x portable propane grill. Innovative scissor cart design with large wheels for easy mobility and folds upright for convenient storage or can hang on a wall.
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As a reference point, my other grills are a Weber Genesis Silver and an XL Big Green Egg. These days I pretty much use the Egg for everything when I am at home. I bought this Napoleon for our road trips to the beach because I am tired of dragging along grills that are either really messy or flimsy and don't last more than a season or two. I narrowed my search down to this model and a Weber Q. I've used a Q before and like it, but I decided to choose this model because of the folding cart and two-burner configuration that I could not find in the smaller Qs.
As far as build quality goes, materials and factory assembly are very good to excellent. My only concerns are with the chromed hinge tops on the lid and the lid locking mechanism in the handle. The materials in these areas seem a little light-duty for their purpose. I wonder how well they will hold up over time under the pressures of heat and repeated opening and closing of the lid. Everything else - lid, frame, handle, wheels, etc. - feels solid. The grill is heavy for a portable, but I like the fact that it is solid and feels like it can stand up to some abuse over time.
Assembly was simple. It took me 30 minutes to unpack everything, read the instructions and install the side shelf and wheel assembly, and I take these things slow. Everything else was assembled at the factory. Amusingly, it took me another 15 minutes to figure out the purpose of the little wire-on-a-chain accessory. It's a called a "lighting rod" and is intended for holding a match in the event the ignition system isn't working properly. One really must pay careful attention to the instructions to figure this out, because there is only one small mention of it in the instruction booklet. Perhaps it is a test to see if customers actually read the manual. Anyway, in the junk drawer this item will go, as I highly doubt I will ever make use of it.
Some reviews mention issues with the wheel assembly. I used a rubber mallet as outlined in the instructions and experienced no problems installing the wheels or having them stay on. I even gave the thing a workout by pulling it up and down stairs in anticipation of it bouncing around at the beach - still no problems.
This model comes equipped with a thermometer in the lid. I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes to these onboard thermometers, so I tested it in boiling water. Surprisingly, as far as I could tell it was right on the money.
About the only thing missing that immediately comes to mind is an adjustable vent. The airflow is what it is on this grill and cannot be changed.
I will let you know what I think about cooking performance in a few weeks.
With a week at the beach and five cooks under my belt, I can now attest to the great performance of this grill. The grill packed and traveled easily. It was sturdy when set up and provided plenty of cooking space. A dozen hamburgers or a whole cut up chicken (10-12 pieces) still left me with open space to keep things manageable. Hamburgers, hot dogs, steak and chicken all came out beautifully - loved the cast iron grates for the terrific sear. The wheels never gave me any trouble and nothing melted or broke during use. Clean-up and prep for the trip back home and storage was not overly tedious or burdensome.
The only drawbacks are 1) as I mentioned previously, it is not possible to adjust airflow, which makes it very difficult to control temperature (or maintain it), and 2) low temperature cooks are difficult to impossible due to the narrow separation between the grate and burners and lack of airflow control. If there is a good breeze outside you're pretty much cooking between 300 and 500 no matter what, even with one of the two burners shut down and the other one on the lowest setting. You can't "fire and forget" with this grill; you've got to pay pretty close attention throughout the whole cook to get the best results. That's part of the beach experience for me so no problem. I would feel differently if this grill was for everyday use at home.
So four stars it is for the pros of portability, ease of use, build quality, cooking space and use of cast iron for the cooking surface. Minus that last star for temperature control limitations. I highly recommend this grill for use as a part-time vacation, camping or tailgating grill - it's excellent for this purpose.
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