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Coleman RoadTrip 285 Grill
RoadTrip 285
This Coleman portable gas grill has the following:
  • 275 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Pushbutton ignitor
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
Description
This Coleman portable gas grill has the following:
  • 275 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Pushbutton ignitor
  • Coated-cast-iron grates

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased portable grills, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Brand owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their portable grill to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Evenness performance

Evenness performance

Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting using all main burners plus the evenness after a 10 minute preheat, using thermocouples.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

Factors include grate material and useful features such as electronic ignitor.

 /  5
Preheat performance

Preheat performance

Evaluates the temperature after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximum temperature.

 /  5
Temperature range

Temperature range

Reflects how wide a temperature span the grill offers by comparing temperatures at the high setting and lowest setting possible.

 /  5
Indirect cooking

Indirect cooking

This indicates grill temperature when only one or two of the burners are on, to represent a cooking task where the food is placed between or alongside the direct flame.

 /  5

About

The Coleman RoadTrip 285 is part of the Grills test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Portable Grills models like the RoadTrip 285 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Evenness performance Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting using all main burners plus the evenness after a 10 minute preheat, using thermocouples.

Convenience Factors include grate material and useful features such as electronic ignitor.

Preheat performance Evaluates the temperature after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximum temperature.

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