First Thoughts on the PointElevate Grill: Lets Eat!
Wow. How cool is this thing?!? A super handy grill that folds up into a very nicely contained unit you can take anywhere for some amazing grilling. The one obvious feature that jumped out at me right away is the fold-ability, and the fact that the propane bottle can be stowed away as part of the travel package. The versatility to take the PointElevate Grill to the beach, park, campground, festival, or your favorite college tailgate is taken to a whole new level of convenience.
Now, I am the cook, chef, and daily provider of food on the table. My culinary arsenal goes a bit stale at times, and bringing creativity to the dinner/picnic table to satisfy my biggest food critics is a challenge like no other. My 2 and 5 year olds are picky eaters as others with little ones can surely attest to. Spicing things up by bringing Top Chef on the road could be the ticket?
Features and Technical Specifications
- The largest, most portable gas grill ever.
- Single-handed portability
- Unique, slim and easy-to-store design.
- 286 sq. inch grilling surface
- 14,000 BTU
- Porcelain-enameled, cast iron grates
- Dual cooking surfaces with individual burner controls
- Electronic Ignition (battery not included)
- Propane storage compartment for easy transporting
- Cook now, clean later: Removable grease trays are dishwasher safe.
- Grate Removal Tool included
- Optional griddle plate available (not included)
Technical Product Specifications:
Warranty: 1 Year Parts | 3 Years Burner
Dimensions (assembled): (W) 29.5” x (D) 14” x (H) 7”
Dimensions (closed): (W) 6” x (D) 14” x (H) 19”
Weight: 24 lbs
Time for some grillin’
Light enough to take most places: the park, the beach, camping, a cross country road trip, or the roof top balcony of your downtown bachelor pad.
The Dual cooking surfaces are nice as it allows me to separate the Meats from the Veggie lovers side which happens quite often in my family. PointElevate markets the ability to grill up to 18 burgers, 30 hot dogs, 12 steaks, or any combination of meat, fish, poultry and vegetables, all at the same time. Full disclosure here; I have only had this grill for 2 weeks, and have not yet had the opportunity to feed the entire park, festival, or campground. Having said that, an early Spring outing with my family to our local park provided the perfect opportunity for some hot dogs and Buffalo burgers.
A weekly ritual for me and some friends is to hit Colorado’s Front Range MTB trails for some fun and excitement. We usually meet on Thursday’s at 6:00, and afterwards we head to a local brewpub for some fried food and great beer. The PointElevate Grill delivers on so many fronts. I was able to impress my hungry crew of friends with sausages, shish kabobs, and Bison burgers. alongside the obligatory beer. I got things set up, and the grill heats up super fast. We were eating in 15-20 minutes. A hungry crew was impressed with the speed and efficiency as well as the tastiness of our trailhead MTB gourmet dinner.
It’s the compact nature of the PointElevate Grill that makes it quite unique. I wouldn’t necessarily call this lightweight. You won’t be lugging this thing along on a backpacking trip, but it is something that can easily be carried to your favorite local bbq spot or campground. Keep in mind that you do want something that is durable, and is able to make food for a nice big group. The quality and weight of the Cast Iron Grates alone are 11 pounds, and that’s where the rubber meets the road…. or rather where the meat hits the grill.
Final Thoughts on the PointElevate Grill
The ability to go grilling anywhere anytime is not something that’s been part of my cooking vocabulary. I’ve really never considered taking my show on the road so to speak. PointElevate is bringing something unique to the dinner table or picnic blanket to create a cuisine worthy of mentioning. The PointElevate Grill is unique in that it folds up nicely to allow you to also carry a cooler in the other hand. A great addition to your trunk for any tailgate opportunity you could think of as well as a worthy companion on your car camping trips. A great space saver in your car as well as all my other gear takes up plenty of room. I would recommend adding this piece of cooking equipment for your outdoor activities. The price of the unit certainly has to be accounted for, but you would spend twice as much on your home grill, and the versatility of the PointElevate Grill will bring years of enjoyment. And you might make some new friends along the way as you share the abundance of food with others.
MSRP: $249.99. Although if you check out and support their Kickstarter campaign it works out to be a $160 investment (incl. shipping). Click HERE for more information.
For more information please visit: www.PointElevate.com