Best Balcony, Patio Grills 2018 Edition - GrillsZone.com

Best Balcony, Patio Grills 2018 Edition

Whether you live in a condo, an apartment, or a townhouse, you must crave grilled food from time to time. And while going to a steakhouse may satisfy that craving, it may not be ideal when you’re entertaining family or friends. Why not get a balcony patio grill and have a wonderful time with your loved ones?

If you want to show off your grilling expertise, the George Foreman Grill won’t let you down I beleive this is the best patio grill you can get. It is perfect for those who can’t use charcoal or gas grills as it uses electricity. It is the most inexpensive on my list and has 240 square inches of grilling space.

The innovative and sleek R2-D2 lookalike Fuego Element F21C Grill has the largest grilling surface. Grill a dozen burgers for the guys on its 346 square inches at 650°F. You’ll be done in no time.

Char-Broil’s Patio Bistro 240 is perfect for flame-restricted residences, too. It has a 240-square-inch grilling surface and an 80-square-inch warming rack. Its folding side shelves make food prep a breeze. It uses Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared system which lessens flare-ups and gives meat a perfect sear.

The other grills that complete my list are also made by Char-Broil: The Patio Bistro Gas Grill and the Electric Patio Bistro. The former has a 320-square-inch grilling surface but lacks the side shelves of the Patio Bistro 240. The latter has a small footprint that’s perfect for any porch, balcony, or patio and comes with an elevated 80-square-inch additional cooking surface.

Product name Rating Price Discount History Size Made by
George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver, GGR50B George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver, GGR50B
4.4 out of 5 stars
(4.4)
4.4/2395
$69.46 5% OFF
BUY NOW
22.2 x 20.5 x 13 inches Spectrum Brands
Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 240 - Red Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 240 - Red
4.3 out of 5 stars
(4.3)
4.3/29
$199.99 BUY NOW 25.6 x 39.8 x 39.8 inches Char Broil
Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill, Black Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill, Black
4.1 out of 5 stars
(4.1)
4.1/706
$188.43 BUY NOW 24.4 x 25.2 x 38.2 inches Charbroil
Fuego Element F21C Carbon Steel Gas Grill LP Fuego Element F21C Carbon Steel Gas Grill LP
4.3 out of 5 stars
(4.3)
4.3/121
-- BUY NOW 21 x 21 x 44 inches Fuego
Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Red Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Red
3.9 out of 5 stars
(3.9)
3.9/1311
-- BUY NOW 24.4 x 25.2 x 38.2 inches Char-Broil

$69.464.4 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 2395
Review Score - 4.4

George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver, GGR50B


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  • 15+ Servings - It's tailgate time! The 240 square inches of circular grilling surface lets you make over 15 servings for large groups of people
  • George Tough Nonstick Coating - There's a lot to love about this nonstick coating; it's durable, easy to clean, and removes the need for butter and oil
  • Indoor/Outdoor Removable Stand - Don't let the weather keep you from the glory of grilling; the easy-to-remove stand takes you from patio to countertop in no time
  • Adjustable Temperature Control - The temperature probe lets you choose from five heat settings to get the best results on any kind of food
  • Apartment-Approved - Your landlord will love this grill just as much as you do because the fully electric system gives you high-quality grilling with no charcoal, no propane, and no flare-ups
Grilling really can't get much easier than this. After assembling the grill (which takes only a few minutes), simply plug it in and allow about 10 minutes to fully preheat the surface while you gather your steaks, kebabs, or whatever's to be grilled. The electric heat has an adjustable range from low (for keeping food warm) to high (for searing steaks). The nonstick grill surface not only means you can use a minimum of added fat, but it also makes cleanup a cinch. The surface has a subtle slope, with channels that draw accumulated fat or other liquids into a tray just below the surface. The high domed and vented lid helps create a circular flow of hot air to ensure even cooking--particularly important for a large roast or whole chicken.

The grill can be placed either directly on a tabletop or atop its pedestal. On its own, the grill surface stands about 6 inches high; with the pedestal, it stands about 2-1/2 feet high, not counting the domed lid. The pedestal is plenty sturdy for cooking, but the grill still seems a bit top-heavy, so pay special attention if grilling in a high-traffic area or near kids. Because of the easy electric heat, this grill can be used outdoors or indoors--when using it indoors, though, be prepared for potential spattering, steam, or other side effects of cooking. --Cynthia Nims



$199.994.3 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 29
Review Score - 4.3

Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 240 - Red


  • 240 Square inch grilling surface with 80 Square inch warming rack- 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
  • Electric TRU-Infrared cooking system allows you to cook your food evenly with less flare-ups - juicier food, every time
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron Premium cooking grates are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Folding side shelves provide plenty of work and prep space
  • Features an easy to use temperature control knob, storage rack, cord Management and easy to reach large capacity grease tray
The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared electric patio bistro is the ultimate solution for patio & deck cooking needs. Offering a sleek design & outstanding cooking performance, the patio bistro features Char-Broil infrared technology which heats up faster, hotter & more evenly, for less grill flare UPS & juicier food. This next generation patio bistro features additional features which focus on convenience including folding side tables which provide increased work & prep space, cord management in the rear of the unit, as well as an easy-to-use precision control knob with Lighted ring bezel which illuminates when the unit is on. Also features porcelain-coated premium cast iron cooking grate- making cleanup quick & easy, & a larger capacity & easy to access grease tray. Lid-mounted temperature Gauge, chrome-plated storage rack & wheels for mobility make the patio bistro the ideal electric grill for families both large & small. 240 square" primary cooking surface provides grilling space for 8 to 12 burgers, & the 80 square" warming rack is ideal for toasting buns & keeping sides warm. The Char-Broil electric patio bistro features 1750W of grilling power, & plugs in to any standard 110V outlet. Ideal solution for those who live in buildings which don't allow gas or charcoal grills, but still want to enjoy the taste of foods grilled to perfection. Available in black, graphite or Red color variants. Assembled dimensions: 39.8" wide x 25.6" deep x 39.8" high. Weights 54 lbs.


$188.434.1 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 706
Review Score - 4.1

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill, Black


  • Small on size, mighty on features - perfect for a patio or balcony
  • Cooking System:Gas TRU-Infrared
  • Electronic ignition integrated into gas control knob for a wide range of temperatures
  • 320 square inches of cooking area
  • Assembly Required
The Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Gas Grill has an exclusive infrared cooking system that keeps food moist and juice. TRU-Infrared technology heats food directly, promising fewer flare-ups without hot or cold spots. For extra flavor, add real wood chips directly to the grilling grate. Its sleek and modern design makes it an added bonus to any apartment balcony or small patio; the wheels allow for mobility and the towel bar holds tools and accessories. The Bistro has Easy Light integrated ignition and a stainless steel cooking grate. The Patio Bistro has a primary cooking area of 240 sq. in. and a secondary cooking area of 80 sq. in. This size is perfect for grilling for friends in an intimate setting, allowing for 8-12 burgers to cook at a time. Assembled dimensions: 25.2"W x 24.4"D x 38.2"H.


4.3 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 121
Review Score - 4.3

Fuego Element F21C Carbon Steel Gas Grill LP


  • Designed in California by former Apple Chief Designer Robert Brunner and winner of Vesta's Best Gas BBQ & Spark Design Award
  • Reaching temps of 500F in just 5 mins & up to 650F with a 15lb porcelain-enamel cast iron grate that provides massive heat sink for amazing sear marks
  • Compact 21" x 21" footprint perfect for small patio/balcony and 346 sq. in. cooking surface with ability to grill 12 quarter-pound (4 1/2" Dia.) burgers
  • Featuring push button electronic ignition, hinged tank storage access door, easy roll mobility, built-in lid thermometer & easy clean residue tray
  • Assembly time of less than 30 mins with the use of only 14 screws and 21,000 BTU/hr. burner system good for up to 50 (20 minute) cooking cycles
In 2014 Fuego Living launched the Fuego Element gas grill with many improvements from the original 2011 model. Since then, we’ve read your reviews and suggestions and responded with the new and improved 2016 F21C model Fuego Element gas grill. The original award winning sleek design remains (Robert Brunner: Apple & Beats by Dr. Dre) while several new functional upgrades were added in 2016. Beginning from the ground up, we added a wider and more stable wheel base while still fitting into a snug 21″ x 21″ square footprint. The wheels now come factory installed onto the wheel base – only 14 fasteners are needed to complete the entire assembly process – easily done in less than 30 minutes. We’ve designed a new control valve allowing improved temperature control (250F-650F) while maintaining our industry best 500F in just 5 minute pre-heat time. Also, we’ve added a reliable, improved push button electronic ignition system. Our heavy 15b porcelain enamel cast iron grate with a large 346 sq.in cooking surface paired with our 21,000 BTU/hr. dual ring burner remains unchanged and continues to produce amazing sear marks on meats and veggies. That’s enough cooking surface to grill more than 12 quarter-pound burgers at once – more than enough for a family of four or the neighborhood sports team. While we do not anticipate any problems with your product, should you have an issue please contact our friendly support staff by phone at 888.883.8346 or email at [email protected] for assistance.


3.9 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 1311
Review Score - 3.9

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Red


  • 320 square inches of grilling surface area or 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
  • Electric TRU-Infrared cooking system allows you to cook your food evenly with less flare-ups - juicier food, every time
  • Porcelain-coated premium cooking grates are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Compact and stylish design with wheels to easily move around your backyard or patio
  • Great option if you can't use gas or charcoal and have a small footprint
patio bistro red cook
320-square-inch total cooking surface (red model shown; view larger).

Enjoy big grill features with the compact Char-Broil Patio Bistro electric grill -- perfect for apartments, condos, balconies, and smaller patios. It features Char-Broil's award-winning infrared cooking system channels heat evenly to the cooking grate, eliminating hot and cold spots. A precision dial gives you complete command over the 1750-watt electric burner for your cookout favorites.

patio bistro red main
Plugs into any 120-volt outlet (view larger).

The Patio Bistro has a 240 square inch porcelain-coated primary cooking surface and an 80 square inch raised secondary cooking surface. Its 320 square inches of total grilling surface, large enough to accommodate 8 to 12 hamburgers. It features a temperature gauge on top of the hood for at-a-glance monitoring of the grill's temperature, a cool-touch handle, easy-to-clean porcelain-coated grill body, and a storage grate to keep your tools close at hand. When the grilling's done, simply wheel it away for easy storage. The Patio Bistro plugs into any 120-volt outlet. It measures 24.4 x 25.2 x 38.2 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 54 pounds.

How TRU-Infrared Works

All Char-Broil TRU-Infrared grills generate a minimum of 65 percent infrared heat, which is evenly spread across the entire cooking surface to cook food -- without drying -- at temperatures that range from simmer to sear.

Unlike traditional gas grills that use convective heat (hot air) to cook food, Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared grills limit the hot air flow and use natural, radiant heat to cook food directly without drying. While convective heat destroys food's moisture barrier, infrared heat penetrates it without drying and locks in natural juices and flavors. Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared cooking system virtually eliminates flare-ups while producing very even heat (no hot or cold spots).

What's in the Box

Char-Broil Patio Bistro electric grill in red; operating guide and assembly instructions

patio bistro red users
Ideal for balconies and smaller patios (view larger).