When we starting going on family camping trips, we used a propane stove (see my review of Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove) to cook our food. But, my wife thought it would be nice to grill food over the fire and that clean up would be easier. Below is my real life Stromberg Carlson Stake and Grille review.
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I was okay with cooking on and cleaning the camping stove, but my wife thought it would be nice and easier to cook steaks, chicken, hot dogs, etc. over the campfire. She thought the food would taste better grilled over wood too. And, it would be easier to prepare meats and clean up after cooking. She was right.
My wife did research online of different options for campfire cooking and found the Stromberg Carlson Stake and Grille. We’ve been using it for almost a year as of the date this article and it’s worked out great.
The grill is about 15” W x 22” L and the stake is around 36” long. In total, it weighs about 10 lbs and comes with a nylon bag. It uses a locking handle that slides up and down the stake to adjust the heat for cooking. The grill also swivels to allow the grill to easily pivot away from the fire. The grill has an up-turned edge so food won’t roll off the grill and it has a chrome finish that cleans easily.
The only drawback for this method of grilling over the campfire is if the campsite fire pit is set in concrete (which I’ve seen at some campgrounds), then you can’t use this type of grill because you need to put the stake in the ground. Also, you’ll need a hammer or the blunt side of an ax to pound the stake into the ground.
We’ve used the Stromberg Carlson Stake and Grille on almost every camping trip. It’s easy to set up, easy to clean and pack. We haven’t had any issues except when the campfire ring is set in concrete and we can’t insert the stake in the ground close enough to the campfire ring. So, I would recommend without reservations. It beats lugging around a heavy and bulky barbeque grill.
If you’d like to buyer, here is a link to the website where my wife purchased our stake and grill, https://amzn.to/31X9ku4.