No matter where you find yourself, it is great to have a grill around. For most people, there can never be a wrong time to enjoy a barbecue and the StowAway Hitch Mount Grill makes it possible to take your grill all over the world. It is portable and easy to attach while allowing you to use it almost instantly with limited setup needed.
Since grilling meals is something we love, especially when tailgating or camping, we needed something portable and efficient to carry along with us. The StowAway Hitch Mount Grill is one of the top options that came to mind and it offers a lot of value for money. In this article, we will look at some of the special features and give you a review of our personal experience.
- It attaches to the rear of the car and can be swung out when you need it
- The 240 square inch grill is made by Cuisinart to their specifications and requirements
- The rack can hold up to 200-pounds of gear when mounted
- Many accessories like the commercial grade cutting board and cargo rack is included
- Stainless steel design offers reasonable durability
- All the tools needed for the setup is included
- It works with a 12,000 BTU gas cylinder (Not Included)
- The overall design looks really great
As part of my hobbies, I not only like going outdoors but also testing and trying out new gear as I see them. It is an expensive hobby, but something like the StowAway Hitch Mount Grill has more than simply camping value. Since it can be attached to your vehicle, it can be used almost anywhere and with limited setup needed on your part.
The hitch has been designed to fit either 1.25 or 2-inch mounting stations. This should ideal for most SUV models currently on the market today. Once it has been hitched, it can carry up to 200-pounds in load. This is not with the grill already included, but the grill itself is not that heavy and you have a lot of extra weight for your gear to utilize.
It slides open and close, as you need it, with the closed feature allowing you to drive without being a danger to the public or cause any potential incidents while driving. It will lock into position and once you need it, you can slide it open to use the grill. Since it is rather large, there is more than enough space to move around the front.
The grill itself is actually quite big. With a surface area of 240 square inches, you can grill a couple of hamburgers at the same time. Charcoal can be used if you like to have a smoky taste or texture to the grill, but gas is considered the most common method that most people choose when powering up the grill.
Having a cutting board added is actually really important. If you don’t like doing all the preparation work at home, you can now do it on the fly. The cutting board is extremely durable with the industrial grade materials that have been used. I have not cut through this board with any knife. However, it does leave a few cut marks as most cutting boards will.
The rack is designed to be weather resistant and you won’t need to deal with potential rust build-up. However, the grill needs a little bit of attention if you want to get the most out of it. You might need to add a cover to keep it protected in the rain, or allow it to dry out thoroughly to protect it from potential rust setting in on the stainless steel.
As we have mentioned, you can remove the grill and use the rack for your gear when you are camping. This allows you to add some additional space to the car or your SUV, instead of having to tie it to the roof, as we did in the older days. We would recommend that you strap everything to the rack and make sure that it does not fall off. It can also stop potential theft as you are driving.
The only real complaint that we did have is the weight. You might need some assistance if you want to mount it to your vehicle. The grill itself is not that heavy, but the rack can be. Be sure to read the instructions carefully to help you with the mounting process and make life a little easier when you are setting it up. Other than this, you don’t need to worry about any other setup features that will bog you down.
What We Like:
- A portable way to carry your grill around
- Fits most cars and SUV’s around the world
- A maximum load of 200-pounds can be carried by the frame
- The frame is weatherproof
- A large grill that cooks evenly is included
- Multiple accessories will make life much easier
What We Didn’t Like:
- The grill is expensive
- It can be a little heavy for smaller individuals to mount on their own
Is It Worth Buying?
If you like camping and tailgating, this will certainly be one of the best additions you can add to your camping gear. It is a little expensive, to be honest, but since it is versatile and can be used for more than simply grilling, you will get some great value for your money.
Once you have found a way to effectively mount it to your vehicle, you will definitely find out that the grill is worth it. However, we do recommend reading the instructions to ensure that you don’t breach the warranty by adding too much weight or not mounting it correctly.
The days of borrowing a grill or making a fire in the ground are long gone. Most environmentalists are also protesting against open fires, causing them to be banned. The StowAway Hitch Mount Grill gives you an alternative way to enjoy tailgating and still have a barbecue. This is one of the top options with many versatile uses.