The Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is made for cooking anywhere and has the features to sustain outdoorsman in any setting. 

DESIGN + VERSATILITY | Made To Cook Anywhere

There are some grills made for cooking in the backyard, and there are a few made for cooking for the avid outdoorsman. The Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is an LP (propane) gas grill made for cooking anywhere and has the versatility and features to sustain outdoorsman in any setting. It’s the perfect all-purpose cooking unit that is extremely portable, unlike the conventional gas grills on the market. The Tailgater Combo has a grill, griddle, and stovetop that can cook just about anything.

It’s the perfect all-purpose cooking unit that is extremely portable…

Enjoy many different setup combinations by using the grill box, griddle, or two open burners. The grill box sets on top of an open burner that is gas-fed and can be removed for range-style cooking. On the other side of the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is the griddle which provides a flat top for cooking. This, too, can be removed for range-style cooking with pots, pans, dutch ovens, you name it.

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Remove the grill box for range-style cooking

The beauty of the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is that it can be taken anywhere. Construction and versatility are designed for the active grillsman that loves to cook anywhere in the world. Pack it up for a trip to the park or take it into the woods for a long-term camping trip. It has easily adjustable legs that are stable on uneven ground. Setup is a breeze with foldable legs that only take a few seconds to expand. It’s best to buy the Blackstone Tailgater Transport Bag that will make transporting this grill a breeze.

SAFETY + DURABILITY | Built to Last

The Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is built with quality materials and is made to take some abuse. The frame is made of powder-coated steel which prevents rust. There are a lot of weld seams, so make sure to cover it up when you’re not using it as to prevent long-term exposure to the elements. The heavy-duty grill box is made with a vent, a handle, and strong cast iron grill grates. On the other side, the griddle is made with cold rolled steel that can cook anything from pancakes to steaks.

The frame is made of powder-coated steel which prevents rust.

For safety’s sake, there are nice little grease trays on each side of this grill. The grill and griddle are designed to catch the grease while cooking, and it’s easy to remove and dispose of when done cooking. The grease doesn’t drip over an open flame, so there’s no risk for flare-ups.

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Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill

PERFORMANCE | 3 In 1 Cooker

Ease-of-Use

The Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill isn’t only versatile, it’s darn easy to use. It comes with foldable legs that are easily expandable and able to be set up in seconds. Also, it’s easy to pack away and folds down to a compact piece for transporting anywhere. It even comes with a transport bag for easily taking it anywhere. The lower parts of the legs are able to adjust to different heights so that you can have a level cooking surface on any terrain. This grill weighs in around 85 pounds with everything included, so it can be a little heavy to carry over long distances.

The lower parts of the legs are able to adjust to different heights…

The Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill also comes with a powered ignition that starts with the push of a button. No messing around with lighters and cold weather. It does take 1 AA battery for the powered ignition which isn’t included.

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Comes with grill and griddle

Due to its versatility, the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is a 3-in-1 grill with multiple cooking options. It comes with a grill box and a griddle plate that easily set on top of the burners and can be just as easily removed. When removed, you’re left with direct burner access perfect for dutch ovens, pots, pans, skillets, or even roasting marshmallows. Two extra large grease trays sit on each side of the cooktop, one for the griddle and one for the grill. Grease flows down into the trays which can easily be removed and dumped elsewhere for fast and safe grease removal.

Best Features

This truly is a versatile and fun little gas grill. The Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill is considered a 3-in-1 grill that is built for the active griller, unlike the other gas grills we’ve reviewed. It’s made to pack up and haul wherever you need a cooktop. This grill comes with two different burners that are independently controlled. One burner is a stainless steel H-tube burner and the other is a cast iron burner. The H-tube burner can put out 15,000 BTUs and the cast iron burner produces 20,000 BTUs and because it’s cast iron it’ll hold heat very well.

Included in this package are the grill box and griddle plate accessories.

Included in this package are the grill box and griddle plate accessories. These sit directly on top of the cook surfaces perfectly like a puzzle piece. On the left sits the multipurpose grill cooking surface that measures 15 x 15 inches and the griddle surface sits on the right at 18 x 14 inches. Both of these surfaces can be removed for direct access to the burners in case you want to cook with dutch ovens, griddles, pots, or even roast food like hotdogs or marshmallows. The grease trays rest on either side of the grill and griddle to catch extra grease for easy cleanup and reduce fire hazards.

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Easy to fold up and transport

Not only does the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill have a versatile cooktop, it has a versatile and sturdy build as well. The powder-coated steel frame is made for on-the-go cooking whether you’re tailgating or out in the backcountry. The legs on the Tailgater fold up for compact transport and can be unpacked or packed up in a matter of seconds. The bottom half of each leg is adjustable in length in case you’re cooking on uneven terrain. This allows you to keep your cooktop level no matter what kind of base you have for your grill. Speaking of the great outdoors, check out some of the best Eagles Nest Hammocks that are perfect for camping or relaxing in your backyard.

PRICE + LONGEVITY | Quality Grill

Longevity

Thanks to the sturdy rough-and-tumble design of the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill, this puppy is made to last through the years. The steel frame is durable and powder-coated so it won’t rust. It weighs about 85 pounds, so you know it’s made to be solid. However, it’s always important to keep your grills covered as to prevent wear and tear from the elements. This will ensure you get the most life out of your grill.

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Price

When you think gas grill, the Blackstone Tailgater doesn’t probably come to mind, and that’s the beauty of this grill. It’s solidly built, versatile, and made for more active grillers and chefs who like to cook with style anywhere in the world. You’re not only getting a gas grill, you’re getting a 3-in-1 cooktop that allows you to cook almost anything no matter where you are. Because it’s a more on-the-go grill, it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles as conventional backyard gas grills. Also, the propane tank isn’t included (which is pretty standard with gas grills) so that’s an added expense.

You’re not only getting a gas grill, you’re getting a 3-in-1 cooktop…

Not only does Blackstone make quality products, they also have quality customer service. With user manuals for each grill on their website, to online chat support, and customer service. Each grill comes with a one-year warranty, not as good as the Weber Genesis, and the grill accessories come with a 90-day warranty. Also, if you’re not completely satisfied with the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill, Blackstone has a 30-day money back guarantee. They also urge customers to call at any time if you’re not satisfied with your Blackstone. They stand behind their product and have a satisfaction guarantee policy to prove it!

PROS

  • Extremely versatile 3-in-1 cooktop
  • Easy to transport
  • Sturdy steel frame with adjustable legs
  • Power ignition start

CONS

  • No bells and whistles
  • Propane tank not included

THE BOTTOM LINE | Versatile Gas Grill

If you’re an active outdoorsman who doesn’t like to be confined to the backyard to cook and eat, look no further than the Blackstone Tailgater Gas Grill. This versatile little propane grill has a 3-in-1 cooktop with a grill top, griddle, and open range for pots, pans, etc. The Tailgater can be folded up for compact traveling and unpacked in seconds. It’s the perfect option for tailgating, camping, and other worldly adventures.

It’s made of steel with a powder-coated exterior so the weather won’t wear it down. The foldable legs also come with adjustable heights in case you’re cooking on uneven terrain. Even if you don’t care for traveling and cooking on the go, the Blackstone Tailgater is also a perfect backyard grill, like other gas grills we’ve reviewed. With a durable and versatile design, you can’t go wrong with the Blackstone Tailgater. Want an area to gather around while you’re entertaining guests? Check out some of the best outdoor fire pits perfect for entertaining.