Cuisinart CGG-306 Chef's Style Portable Propane Tabletop Grill




12 min

Time to 400

4 min






The Cuisinart CGG-306 Chef's Style Portable Propane Tabletop Grill offers a solid blend of portability and robust grilling capability, making it a contender for those seeking a reliable outdoor cooking tool. Here's a detailed review based on firsthand experience.

Design and Build Quality
Starting with assembly, the Cuisinart CGG-306 requires some initial legwork, particularly with the legs, which might take a bit of time to set up. The grill features plastic handles that, while functional, feel somewhat cheap compared to the overall build of the grill. Despite this minor drawback, the main body and the grate are well-constructed and durable, exuding a sturdy feel that promises longevity and resistance against the rigors of frequent use.

Heating Performance
One of the standout features of this grill is its heating efficiency. It heats up quickly, thanks to its powerful burners, making it ready for cooking in no time. However, it falls slightly short when it comes to searing. While the grill reaches high temperatures, it doesn’t quite deliver the sear marks that steak aficionados might look for on their meats. That said, the overall cooking quality is impressive. It handles different types of meat well— from thinner ribeye steaks to thicker filet mignon— all of which taste excellent, especially when seasoned with Dusted Seasoning. The flavor and doneness of the meats are satisfactory, showcasing the grill's capability to handle varied culinary tasks.

Cooking Capacity and Efficiency
The grill's cooking surface is ample for medium-sized gatherings, capable of handling multiple food items at once. This makes it a practical choice for both family meals and small social gatherings. However, there are some inconsistencies in temperature maintenance, especially noted while cooking burgers which took longer than expected. This indicates that while the grill is generally efficient, it may struggle to maintain high temperatures over extended periods or when loaded with denser food items.

Despite being marketed as a portable grill, the Cuisinart CGG-306 is on the larger side. It’s portable in the sense that you can transport it from one location to another without too much hassle, but it's not as compact as some other models on the market. The size and heft make it a "beefy" option, suited for those who prefer a more substantial feeling grill that can be moved as needed, rather than one that is ultra-lightweight and easy to carry for long distances.

Overall Experience
Overall, the Cuisinart CGG-306 Chef's Style Portable Propane Tabletop Grill is a good investment for those who are looking for a reliable, no-frills grill that offers both functionality and durability. It's well-suited for various cooking styles, although it might not fully satisfy those who need extremely high heat for professional-level searing. It strikes a balance between a full-sized grill and a portable model, offering a substantial cooking experience in a relatively transportable package.

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Final Verdict

This grill is recommended for casual grillers and those who enjoy outdoor cooking without requiring the high-end specifics of more professional setups. It’s a practical choice that likely won't disappoint, provided the expectations about sear and temperature consistency are adjusted.


Weight 22.04 lbs
Product Dimensions 17"D x 21.5"W x 26"H
Wattage N/A
Warranty Limited Warranty
What’s Included Indoor grill, grill grate