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Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More

Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More

Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
Blackstone Grills Tailgater - Portable Gas Grill and Griddle Combo - Barbecue Box - Two Open Burners “ Griddle Top - Adjustable Legs - Camping Stove Great for Hunting, Fishing, Tailgating and More
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Features

  • PORTABLE - The perfect tailgater grill and griddle for any event. Easy portable setup, almost no assembly required, ready to use in seconds. Take it to the park for an afternoon cookout or take it into the woods for a long-term camping trip. The easily adjustable legs will be stable on uneven ground and make setup a breeze.
  • VERSATILE – enjoy several different setup combinations. Utilize the grill box and griddle at the same time or easily remove both and use the two open burners for pots/pans. You can also keep the grill or the griddle on and have one open burner… so many options! With a gas grill and/or griddle, you can cook and barbecue however you want, enjoy cooking a variety of food on one easy to use tailgater combo.
  • DURABLE - Built to last this Blackstone grill includes a heavy-duty grill box with vent, handle and durable cast iron grill grates plus a cold rolled steel griddle plate and the whole unit has a strong powder coat finish.
  • TWO BURNERS – two independently controlled burners (1 stainless steel H tube burner and one cast iron burner). The H tube burner can put out 15,000 BTUs and the cast iron burner can produce 20,000 BTUs.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - if you are not completely satisfied at any point please feel free to contact Blackstone directly or return the product. Blackstone stands behind their product large or small and guarantees your satisfaction!

Description

N. Atlantic Imports/Blackstone Tailgater. Versatile and convenient, the Tailgater is excellent for outdoor or home use. The patented legs adjust independently for uneven surfaces. It can fold flat to cook. Black. Versatile and convenient, excellent for the outdoors and use at home. Patented legs that adjust independently for uneven surfaces and can fold flat to cook anywhere. 477 sq. inch total cooking surface, including a multi-purpose grill and griddle plate.35,000 BTUs of heat from two burners .


Product Dimensions 52 x 24 x 38.5 inches


Item Weight 75 pounds


Shipping Weight 78.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Department unisex


Manufacturer Blackstone


ASIN B00JGOO6YW


California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning


Item model number 1555


Batteries 1 AA batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 554 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,354 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #8 in Grill Griddles


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Features

  • PORTABLE - The perfect tailgater grill and griddle for any event. Easy portable setup, almost no assembly required, ready to use in seconds. Take it to the park for an afternoon cookout or take it into the woods for a long-term camping trip. The easily adjustable legs will be stable on uneven ground and make setup a breeze.
  • VERSATILE – enjoy several different setup combinations. Utilize the grill box and griddle at the same time or easily remove both and use the two open burners for pots/pans. You can also keep the grill or the griddle on and have one open burner… so many options! With a gas grill and/or griddle, you can cook and barbecue however you want, enjoy cooking a variety of food on one easy to use tailgater combo.
  • DURABLE - Built to last this Blackstone grill includes a heavy-duty grill box with vent, handle and durable cast iron grill grates plus a cold rolled steel griddle plate and the whole unit has a strong powder coat finish.
  • TWO BURNERS – two independently controlled burners (1 stainless steel H tube burner and one cast iron burner). The H tube burner can put out 15,000 BTUs and the cast iron burner can produce 20,000 BTUs.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - if you are not completely satisfied at any point please feel free to contact Blackstone directly or return the product. Blackstone stands behind their product large or small and guarantees your satisfaction!

Description

N. Atlantic Imports/Blackstone Tailgater. Versatile and convenient, the Tailgater is excellent for outdoor or home use. The patented legs adjust independently for uneven surfaces. It can fold flat to cook. Black. Versatile and convenient, excellent for the outdoors and use at home. Patented legs that adjust independently for uneven surfaces and can fold flat to cook anywhere. 477 sq. inch total cooking surface, including a multi-purpose grill and griddle plate.35,000 BTUs of heat from two burners .


Product Dimensions 52 x 24 x 38.5 inches


Item Weight 75 pounds


Shipping Weight 78.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Department unisex


Manufacturer Blackstone


ASIN B00JGOO6YW


California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning


Item model number 1555


Batteries 1 AA batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 554 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,354 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #8 in Grill Griddles


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • PORTABLE - The perfect tailgater grill and griddle for any event. Easy portable setup, almost no assembly required, ready to use in seconds. Take it to the park for an afternoon cookout or take it into the woods for a long-term camping trip. The easily adjustable legs will be stable on uneven ground and make setup a breeze.
  • VERSATILE – enjoy several different setup combinations. Utilize the grill box and griddle at the same time or easily remove both and use the two open burners for pots/pans. You can also keep the grill or the griddle on and have one open burner… so many options! With a gas grill and/or griddle, you can cook and barbecue however you want, enjoy cooking a variety of food on one easy to use tailgater combo.
  • DURABLE - Built to last this Blackstone grill includes a heavy-duty grill box with vent, handle and durable cast iron grill grates plus a cold rolled steel griddle plate and the whole unit has a strong powder coat finish.
  • TWO BURNERS – two independently controlled burners (1 stainless steel H tube burner and one cast iron burner). The H tube burner can put out 15,000 BTUs and the cast iron burner can produce 20,000 BTUs.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - if you are not completely satisfied at any point please feel free to contact Blackstone directly or return the product. Blackstone stands behind their product large or small and guarantees your satisfaction!

Description

N. Atlantic Imports/Blackstone Tailgater. Versatile and convenient, the Tailgater is excellent for outdoor or home use. The patented legs adjust independently for uneven surfaces. It can fold flat to cook. Black. Versatile and convenient, excellent for the outdoors and use at home. Patented legs that adjust independently for uneven surfaces and can fold flat to cook anywhere. 477 sq. inch total cooking surface, including a multi-purpose grill and griddle plate.35,000 BTUs of heat from two burners .


Product Dimensions 52 x 24 x 38.5 inches


Item Weight 75 pounds


Shipping Weight 78.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Department unisex


Manufacturer Blackstone


ASIN B00JGOO6YW


California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning


Item model number 1555


Batteries 1 AA batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 554 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,354 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #8 in Grill Griddles


abunda_amazon_reviews So, I bought the Blackstone Tailgater. I don't follow many trends (you can keep your camp pajamas), but admittedly there was a little bit of drinking the Kool-Aid of this new system, while also seeing real value in the design. So, now that I'm sober (from the Kool-Aid!) and have a week-long trip in with it as my primary cooking surface, here are my thoughts: CONS: 1. The removing of legs is a PITA. I hope future revisions just allow the adjustable legs to go up into the upper legs and stay there when transporting. This drastically slows setup and leveling. If they're just in I can drop all, tighten, then adjust one at a time leveling. When I have to install them all separately I have to lay the grill down on its side or back, or hold one side up after I get the other in. Makes one-person setup much more difficult than many other portable grills. 2. The clips for holding the grill box on are meh. Yes they hold it down, yes they are small pieces that I'm going to eventually lose and need to buy again. Or forget to attach and go to lift the locked lid and tip my whole grill up (thankfully it was empty and not on). Just add an attachment point on the grill frame for them and make them snap on there to stay. They can hang down when not using the grill, flip up to clip on when you are. Less loss, more convenient. Or better yet, build a springloaded clip into the grillbox that clips in when you mount it automatically, then pull to release. 3. It's a big boy. I knew the griddle would be heavy, I knew having a self-contained grill box that sits on top would be additional weight, and I knew the stouter frame to accommodate was going to be heavy, but... it is Heavy & Big. I say this in general comparison to other portable grills. I've had many models. The Coleman, the Weber, the travel trailer side mount, the smaller camp-style for mini propane tanks... I have a lot to compare to. I tend to be very mindful of weight when camping, and this was an immediately noticed point. 4. Probably my least favorite part are the grease drip trays. These need much help in design. Yes, grease is a pain to deal with, but these make it in your face and you have to deal with it immediately or it gets even more of an issue. I know cleaning my RoadTrip after a week of camping and grilling was a chore, but these you almost have to do every single time you use it. They're bulky and inconvenient and they hang the grease right off the side for everyone to see, kids fingers to become attracted to, as well as attract undesirables. PROS: 1. This is a step above a portable grill. It feels solid with no cheap plastic, and once you're setup and running, you don't feel like you're using a portable grill at all. For a guy who really enjoys standing in front of a grill with a cold beer and cooking for his family, the portables always disappointed in the feel. Like putting training wheels back on your bike, it feels like failure. This does not. 2. With 4 independently adjustable legs, terrain is irrelevant. Camping last week where the ground was lumpy and difficult, I would have been insanely irritated with any previous portables I have had and would have been moving dirt, finding rocks, etc. trying to level off my grill and it would still be wobbly. This one took whatever terrain and still setup solid, even if it does take a while. 3. It made me want to grill more. This is fantastic. I grilled almost every meal. I actually worried I was going to run out of propane before we left. The versatility and strong feel made me enjoy it more. 4. The modular design gives more options. Being able to take the grillbox off, I no longer have to take a separate propane stove. One of my favorite camp dinners is a big low-country boil just dumped out on the picnic tablecloth. This is another piece I don't have to carry now, and it puts my pot up in adult cooking level, not down near the ground like my old small propane stovetop. I'm already thinking chili, etc. for the later months camping, etc. So, that's rather winded... sorry... Conclusion: I give it 4 stars, 4.5 if I could. I'm a little on the fence if I would carry it if I were going for just a weekend, it's more work on setup and take-down for sure, and it's pretty big and bulky for trying to get in a quick weekend. However, for anything longer, I find the advantages to be worth the extra time and bulk easily. I also find the price point to be quite competitive for all the advantages. Durability will be the longer test, but it appears to be very well built. So, there's my "no longer on the Kool-Aid" review. Now go buy one. Or don't. But hopefully this helps someone.;;July 17, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;From Hype, to Purchase, to Use... a Real-World Review.;;Brian;;;After much soul searching, I decided to buy this and am glad we did. I was concerned about reports of bolts stripping out and couldn't quite figure out what that was going on and how serious an issue it might be. Also a little concerned about weld quality. As it turns out, there are 4 thumb screws - one for use with each leg - and in fact the ones I received were too short to secure the leg extension. I contacted Blackstone support via email on a Monday and received the 4 replacement thumb screws in the mail on Friday. I could've solved this by purchasing locally as well. When you open this up, if the bolt is not at least 9/16" long from the thumb screw itself, you'll want to contact support and get replacements. The ones in the package were only 3/8" long. The overall quality of the grill seems above average to me. We also purchased the carry bags and the only ding there is there is no pocket to place the grill tools in. The griddle, grill and 2 drip trays are carried in the smaller bag. The dimensions of this bag with the components stored is approximately 23.5"x23"x10", 36lbs. The bag that holds the grill frame itself also has pockets for the 4 leg extensions. I found that there is no need to do more than collapse them to store this in the bag. The dimensions of this bag with the grill stored is approximately 34"x20"x10", 38.5 lbs. The grill tools easily fit in this bag as well. I chose not to follow the seasoning steps provided by Blackstone. I wanted a solid 'first' seasoning, and chose to use the method outlined the site you can find by searching for 'Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To' (can't post external URLs in a review anymore) - and repeated it 7 times. If you ever need to get a fresh start with this, I found that the griddle easily fits in an oven and plan on running the 'clean' cycle with the griddle inside to do that. I used organic flaxseed oil - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R63VI6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. The first four cooks with the griddle were excellent. If you're not familiar with griddle or cast iron fry pan use - you still need to use butter/oil of some sort while cooking. After cooking, I scraped the surface with the spatula and removed any debris. After it cooled down to the touch, I wiped lightly with oil - to include the inside and outside lip of the griddle, and then wiped again with a dry rag before storing in the bag. If you don't season the grill before first use - regardless of how you do it, and you don't wipe it down after use, I expect you will get some rust going on. I don't view that as a defect. We also seasoned the 2 grill grids - but expected a little sticking of the meat/chicken on the grids while cooking as these are porous metal. We've already grilled a few times at home, and now this is in the camper and ready for use on the road. Confident enough in this to post the review now though. Also purchased an RV extension hose to enable plug into our RV gas line. 5 stars given the cost and overall quality. Was going to make it 4 stars given the thumb screw problem and the appearance that this is a pretty well known condition. However, the easy response by Blackstone customer support corrected it quickly. Sometimes things happen in production - but they appear to stand by their product.;;September 19, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Grill;;J. Burns

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Delivery

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian - July 17, 2017
From Hype, to Purchase, to Use... a Real-World Review.
So, I bought the Blackstone Tailgater. I don't follow many trends (you can keep your camp pajamas), but admittedly there was a little bit of drinking the Kool-Aid of this new system, while also seeing real value in the design. So, now that I'm sober (from the Kool-Aid!) and have a week-long trip in with it as my primary cooking surface, here are my thoughts: CONS: 1. The removing of legs is a PITA. I hope future revisions just allow the adjustable legs to go up into the upper legs and stay there when transporting. This drastically slows setup and leveling. If they're just in I can drop all, tighten, then adjust one at a time leveling. When I have to install them all separately I have to lay the grill down on its side or back, or hold one side up after I get the other in. Makes one-person setup much more difficult than many other portable grills. 2. The clips for holding the grill box on are meh. Yes they hold it down, yes they are small pieces that I'm going to eventually lose and need to buy again. Or forget to attach and go to lift the locked lid and tip my whole grill up (thankfully it was empty and not on). Just add an attachment point on the grill frame for them and make them snap on there to stay. They can hang down when not using the grill, flip up to clip on when you are. Less loss, more convenient. Or better yet, build a springloaded clip into the grillbox that clips in when you mount it automatically, then pull to release. 3. It's a big boy. I knew the griddle would be heavy, I knew having a self-contained grill box that sits on top would be additional weight, and I knew the stouter frame to accommodate was going to be heavy, but... it is Heavy & Big. I say this in general comparison to other portable grills. I've had many models. The Coleman, the Weber, the travel trailer side mount, the smaller camp-style for mini propane tanks... I have a lot to compare to. I tend to be very mindful of weight when camping, and this was an immediately noticed point. 4. Probably my least favorite part are the grease drip trays. These need much help in design. Yes, grease is a pain to deal with, but these make it in your face and you have to deal with it immediately or it gets even more of an issue. I know cleaning my RoadTrip after a week of camping and grilling was a chore, but these you almost have to do every single time you use it. They're bulky and inconvenient and they hang the grease right off the side for everyone to see, kids fingers to become attracted to, as well as attract undesirables. PROS: 1. This is a step above a portable grill. It feels solid with no cheap plastic, and once you're setup and running, you don't feel like you're using a portable grill at all. For a guy who really enjoys standing in front of a grill with a cold beer and cooking for his family, the portables always disappointed in the feel. Like putting training wheels back on your bike, it feels like failure. This does not. 2. With 4 independently adjustable legs, terrain is irrelevant. Camping last week where the ground was lumpy and difficult, I would have been insanely irritated with any previous portables I have had and would have been moving dirt, finding rocks, etc. trying to level off my grill and it would still be wobbly. This one took whatever terrain and still setup solid, even if it does take a while. 3. It made me want to grill more. This is fantastic. I grilled almost every meal. I actually worried I was going to run out of propane before we left. The versatility and strong feel made me enjoy it more. 4. The modular design gives more options. Being able to take the grillbox off, I no longer have to take a separate propane stove. One of my favorite camp dinners is a big low-country boil just dumped out on the picnic tablecloth. This is another piece I don't have to carry now, and it puts my pot up in adult cooking level, not down near the ground like my old small propane stovetop. I'm already thinking chili, etc. for the later months camping, etc. So, that's rather winded... sorry... Conclusion: I give it 4 stars, 4.5 if I could. I'm a little on the fence if I would carry it if I were going for just a weekend, it's more work on setup and take-down for sure, and it's pretty big and bulky for trying to get in a quick weekend. However, for anything longer, I find the advantages to be worth the extra time and bulk easily. I also find the price point to be quite competitive for all the advantages. Durability will be the longer test, but it appears to be very well built. So, there's my "no longer on the Kool-Aid" review. Now go buy one. Or don't. But hopefully this helps someone.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By J. Burns - September 19, 2017
Great Grill
After much soul searching, I decided to buy this and am glad we did. I was concerned about reports of bolts stripping out and couldn't quite figure out what that was going on and how serious an issue it might be. Also a little concerned about weld quality. As it turns out, there are 4 thumb screws - one for use with each leg - and in fact the ones I received were too short to secure the leg extension. I contacted Blackstone support via email on a Monday and received the 4 replacement thumb screws in the mail on Friday. I could've solved this by purchasing locally as well. When you open this up, if the bolt is not at least 9/16" long from the thumb screw itself, you'll want to contact support and get replacements. The ones in the package were only 3/8" long. The overall quality of the grill seems above average to me. We also purchased the carry bags and the only ding there is there is no pocket to place the grill tools in. The griddle, grill and 2 drip trays are carried in the smaller bag. The dimensions of this bag with the components stored is approximately 23.5"x23"x10", 36lbs. The bag that holds the grill frame itself also has pockets for the 4 leg extensions. I found that there is no need to do more than collapse them to store this in the bag. The dimensions of this bag with the grill stored is approximately 34"x20"x10", 38.5 lbs. The grill tools easily fit in this bag as well. I chose not to follow the seasoning steps provided by Blackstone. I wanted a solid 'first' seasoning, and chose to use the method outlined the site you can find by searching for 'Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To' (can't post external URLs in a review anymore) - and repeated it 7 times. If you ever need to get a fresh start with this, I found that the griddle easily fits in an oven and plan on running the 'clean' cycle with the griddle inside to do that. I used organic flaxseed oil - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R63VI6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. The first four cooks with the griddle were excellent. If you're not familiar with griddle or cast iron fry pan use - you still need to use butter/oil of some sort while cooking. After cooking, I scraped the surface with the spatula and removed any debris. After it cooled down to the touch, I wiped lightly with oil - to include the inside and outside lip of the griddle, and then wiped again with a dry rag before storing in the bag. If you don't season the grill before first use - regardless of how you do it, and you don't wipe it down after use, I expect you will get some rust going on. I don't view that as a defect. We also seasoned the 2 grill grids - but expected a little sticking of the meat/chicken on the grids while cooking as these are porous metal. We've already grilled a few times at home, and now this is in the camper and ready for use on the road. Confident enough in this to post the review now though. Also purchased an RV extension hose to enable plug into our RV gas line. 5 stars given the cost and overall quality. Was going to make it 4 stars given the thumb screw problem and the appearance that this is a pretty well known condition. However, the easy response by Blackstone customer support corrected it quickly. Sometimes things happen in production - but they appear to stand by their product.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Brian - July 17, 2017
From Hype, to Purchase, to Use... a Real-World Review.
So, I bought the Blackstone Tailgater. I don't follow many trends (you can keep your camp pajamas), but admittedly there was a little bit of drinking the Kool-Aid of this new system, while also seeing real value in the design. So, now that I'm sober (from the Kool-Aid!) and have a week-long trip in with it as my primary cooking surface, here are my thoughts: CONS: 1. The removing of legs is a PITA. I hope future revisions just allow the adjustable legs to go up into the upper legs and stay there when transporting. This drastically slows setup and leveling. If they're just in I can drop all, tighten, then adjust one at a time leveling. When I have to install them all separately I have to lay the grill down on its side or back, or hold one side up after I get the other in. Makes one-person setup much more difficult than many other portable grills. 2. The clips for holding the grill box on are meh. Yes they hold it down, yes they are small pieces that I'm going to eventually lose and need to buy again. Or forget to attach and go to lift the locked lid and tip my whole grill up (thankfully it was empty and not on). Just add an attachment point on the grill frame for them and make them snap on there to stay. They can hang down when not using the grill, flip up to clip on when you are. Less loss, more convenient. Or better yet, build a springloaded clip into the grillbox that clips in when you mount it automatically, then pull to release. 3. It's a big boy. I knew the griddle would be heavy, I knew having a self-contained grill box that sits on top would be additional weight, and I knew the stouter frame to accommodate was going to be heavy, but... it is Heavy & Big. I say this in general comparison to other portable grills. I've had many models. The Coleman, the Weber, the travel trailer side mount, the smaller camp-style for mini propane tanks... I have a lot to compare to. I tend to be very mindful of weight when camping, and this was an immediately noticed point. 4. Probably my least favorite part are the grease drip trays. These need much help in design. Yes, grease is a pain to deal with, but these make it in your face and you have to deal with it immediately or it gets even more of an issue. I know cleaning my RoadTrip after a week of camping and grilling was a chore, but these you almost have to do every single time you use it. They're bulky and inconvenient and they hang the grease right off the side for everyone to see, kids fingers to become attracted to, as well as attract undesirables. PROS: 1. This is a step above a portable grill. It feels solid with no cheap plastic, and once you're setup and running, you don't feel like you're using a portable grill at all. For a guy who really enjoys standing in front of a grill with a cold beer and cooking for his family, the portables always disappointed in the feel. Like putting training wheels back on your bike, it feels like failure. This does not. 2. With 4 independently adjustable legs, terrain is irrelevant. Camping last week where the ground was lumpy and difficult, I would have been insanely irritated with any previous portables I have had and would have been moving dirt, finding rocks, etc. trying to level off my grill and it would still be wobbly. This one took whatever terrain and still setup solid, even if it does take a while. 3. It made me want to grill more. This is fantastic. I grilled almost every meal. I actually worried I was going to run out of propane before we left. The versatility and strong feel made me enjoy it more. 4. The modular design gives more options. Being able to take the grillbox off, I no longer have to take a separate propane stove. One of my favorite camp dinners is a big low-country boil just dumped out on the picnic tablecloth. This is another piece I don't have to carry now, and it puts my pot up in adult cooking level, not down near the ground like my old small propane stovetop. I'm already thinking chili, etc. for the later months camping, etc. So, that's rather winded... sorry... Conclusion: I give it 4 stars, 4.5 if I could. I'm a little on the fence if I would carry it if I were going for just a weekend, it's more work on setup and take-down for sure, and it's pretty big and bulky for trying to get in a quick weekend. However, for anything longer, I find the advantages to be worth the extra time and bulk easily. I also find the price point to be quite competitive for all the advantages. Durability will be the longer test, but it appears to be very well built. So, there's my "no longer on the Kool-Aid" review. Now go buy one. Or don't. But hopefully this helps someone.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By J. Burns - September 19, 2017
Great Grill
After much soul searching, I decided to buy this and am glad we did. I was concerned about reports of bolts stripping out and couldn't quite figure out what that was going on and how serious an issue it might be. Also a little concerned about weld quality. As it turns out, there are 4 thumb screws - one for use with each leg - and in fact the ones I received were too short to secure the leg extension. I contacted Blackstone support via email on a Monday and received the 4 replacement thumb screws in the mail on Friday. I could've solved this by purchasing locally as well. When you open this up, if the bolt is not at least 9/16" long from the thumb screw itself, you'll want to contact support and get replacements. The ones in the package were only 3/8" long. The overall quality of the grill seems above average to me. We also purchased the carry bags and the only ding there is there is no pocket to place the grill tools in. The griddle, grill and 2 drip trays are carried in the smaller bag. The dimensions of this bag with the components stored is approximately 23.5"x23"x10", 36lbs. The bag that holds the grill frame itself also has pockets for the 4 leg extensions. I found that there is no need to do more than collapse them to store this in the bag. The dimensions of this bag with the grill stored is approximately 34"x20"x10", 38.5 lbs. The grill tools easily fit in this bag as well. I chose not to follow the seasoning steps provided by Blackstone. I wanted a solid 'first' seasoning, and chose to use the method outlined the site you can find by searching for 'Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To' (can't post external URLs in a review anymore) - and repeated it 7 times. If you ever need to get a fresh start with this, I found that the griddle easily fits in an oven and plan on running the 'clean' cycle with the griddle inside to do that. I used organic flaxseed oil - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R63VI6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. The first four cooks with the griddle were excellent. If you're not familiar with griddle or cast iron fry pan use - you still need to use butter/oil of some sort while cooking. After cooking, I scraped the surface with the spatula and removed any debris. After it cooled down to the touch, I wiped lightly with oil - to include the inside and outside lip of the griddle, and then wiped again with a dry rag before storing in the bag. If you don't season the grill before first use - regardless of how you do it, and you don't wipe it down after use, I expect you will get some rust going on. I don't view that as a defect. We also seasoned the 2 grill grids - but expected a little sticking of the meat/chicken on the grids while cooking as these are porous metal. We've already grilled a few times at home, and now this is in the camper and ready for use on the road. Confident enough in this to post the review now though. Also purchased an RV extension hose to enable plug into our RV gas line. 5 stars given the cost and overall quality. Was going to make it 4 stars given the thumb screw problem and the appearance that this is a pretty well known condition. However, the easy response by Blackstone customer support corrected it quickly. Sometimes things happen in production - but they appear to stand by their product.