Now that outdoor cooking season is here, why not go a little farther and take your cookout to the park or the beach? A grill table is a perfect complement to your evening plans and we have a list here of compact, sturdy and seamless tables. If you need one that folds or one that is more on the robust side, we have you covered. As we all transition to living, playing and eating outside, let’s not forget some of the most important items along the way. Kick-off your ode to summer with these the 10 best grill tables.
What to Look for in a Grill Table
For first time buyers, the concept of the grill table may seem confusing; doesn’t a grill come with everything you need? With a table, you can move your BBQ prep station to the outside or take it with you on camping trips, the park or to a friend’s house. It becomes the ultimate work station: most tables have sides that flip up for extra workroom or storage space while others have S-hooks for holding tools. Some tables even come with 40-gallon storage space for anything you like. So as you scroll down our list, consider where you’d like to take your grill, what you need to cook and how much space you’d like. Weight can also be a deciding factor, some tables come in at 50 pounds while others are only 14 pounds.
Take a look at our list of the best grill tables below.
1. Keter Unity Indoor / Outdoor Table
The Keter Unity table is our top choice because of how much you get: stainless steel workspace for prepping, slicing, dicing or anything you want, and plenty of storage space. The Keter comes in at 32 pounds, one of the heavier options on this list, so it’s not ideal for transporting to the park or to the car for a camping weekend. This table is best suited for the patio or backyard and comes with ample extras. A spice rack, paper towel holder, S-hooks for your tools and magically, a bottle opener. It is all easily wiped clean between uses. Count on this one to transport your summer backyard parties with style and ease.
2. Camco Deluxe Folding Grill Table
The Camco is high on our list even though it comes in at a whopping 37 pounds — nothing like a stainless steel frame, right? This beauty will be sure to impress with its flawless look and storage capacity. When you’re busy prepping on the aluminum countertop there will still be plenty of space for other hands on deck. The storage houses everything you need and has a lower shelf and two side shelves for extra room. It also comes with a paper towel holder and who doesn’t need one of those when the BBQ sauce decided to squirt out of the bottle and onto everyone? The Camco is a great pick if you’re okay with a heavier frame and aren’t traveling too far.
3. GCI Outdoor Slim Fold Cooking Sation
The GCI is a lightweight design at only 18 pounds and has the most counter space. A perk for the cook who has a plethora of ingredients and who needs extra workspace, the four extra fold-out shelves can house as many items as you desire. The storage space comes courtesy of two lower shelves and also has hooks for hanging tools and stem glass holders as well as other beverage holders. This may be the ultimate prep cook table, especially for those who like to keep clean and organized.
4. Best Choice Products Portable Grilling Table
At only 16 pounds, this is the ultimate traveling companion for your outdoor festivities. Easy to fold legs and adjustable countertops means you’ll be up and prepping in less than a minute. With three aluminum table tops for prep work and enough storage for the entire crew, this is a great investment piece to complete your BBQ set. This table might not look like it can hold much but don’t be swayed — it has plenty of room for paper towels, hooks for tools and ample room for prepping. It even comes with a carrying case so you can store it in the car, ready to go when you are.
5.Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen
The Coleman brand has been every outdoorsman’s camping essential since the beginning of time — or, it seems that way. They have such an excellent, easy-to-fold, portable grill table that you’ll laugh at how awesome and minimalist it is. Its best feature, besides the 32 x 24 inches of space for prepping or storing buns, and who doesn’t need those when grilling while on a camping trip with friends, is the hook above the station for a light. So if you’re grilling in the dark or preparing for an early ascent of the mountain at dawn and trying to cook a quick breakfast, let there be light. This portable table only weighs 14 pounds which is awesome for carrying out to a camping site.
6. Winsome Radley Kitchen Cart
The only wooden option on our list, this unique style will look great outside. A simple design of two shelves below the smooth countertop, this is a great pick for those looking for a sleek addition to their home. With a collapsible side table to one side and a paper towel rack on the other, this is a fantastic minimalist table for your grilling needs. Another perk: it has wheels so you can store it wherever and take it on the go.