When we think small BBQ grills, it is usually the cheap mini-grills that you see in stores. They work, but are a pain to pack up into the car. The solution is the UCO Flatpack Grill.
This grill’s claim to fame is that it literally folds up flat for storage. A while back I got one in an Obsidian Cairn and decided to take it for a test run.
In this video I grill up a fairly thick steak, using a bit too little charcoal. Even with this, the grill did fairly well. More charcoal would have made my cooking time shorter, but it grilled it up just fine.
Build wise, the UCO Flat Pack Grill (Amazon Link) is quite robust, with the exception of possibly the grill itself. That is the one concern that most people have with this grill. Over time the grill top may rust/warp and it would be difficult to replace.
Overall, I give the UCO Flat Pack Grill a thumbs up. You won’t feed a whole family off of it, at least not easily, but for 1 or 2 people, it would work great. The MSRP of $49 seems a bit high, but if you check the price on Amazon, you can get them for about $39 which is on par with a Smokey Joe grill (Amazon Link) that definitely won’t pack up flat.