Saturday, June 3, 2023


Lightweight, dishwasher-safe grill perfect for RVers

Does this look familiar? You’ve just finished your delicious dinner of grilled steaks and asparagus. Your used dinner plates and glasses are in the dishwasher, but you’ve still got to go back outside to scrub clean the dang grill. Ugh. Does that sound familiar? Well, things have changed, friends. The HERO grill is here to save the day!

RVers, meet the all-new HERO Grill! It’s far different from what an RVer normally sees and we think you’re really going to like it.

All right, so what makes this grill different? For starters, it’s dishwasher safe, so that scene that we just described up top, yeah, that won’t happen again. The non-stick grill grid can go in the dishwasher for quick and easy cleanup. Now that’s what you call the good life!

It only weighs nine pounds, which is much lighter than any other portable grill on the market. What’s included in those nine pounds? A lot! The grill, a single-use charcoal pod (we’ll tell you about that later on), a thermometer, a bamboo spatula, a bamboo cutting board and (we’re starting to sound like an infomercial) a waterproof case for carrying and storing. Whew! And, if you order right now…no, just kidding. Heh. OK, so about that charcoal pod. If you have a charcoal grill or use charcoal around the campfire, you know those big bags can take up a lot of space in your RV’s undercarriage. The HERO grill uses single-use charcoal pods (made up of cardboard, lava stones and pre-stacked charcoal briquettes) that provide 60 minutes of cooking time. Simply plop the pod in, let it heat up for 10 minutes, and spend the next 60 minutes grilling up that delicious steak. You’ll never have to buy charcoal or lighter fluid again.

HERO is redefining the standard for on-the-go grilling. Since RVers know the best things in life are the simple things, this little guy makes grilling as simple as can be.

You can learn more or purchase one for yourself here.


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


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Terri H.
1 year ago

The Hero grill may sound nice. Yes, it may be lightweight, but perfect for RVers? How many of us have a dishwasher in our RV? We will opt for our small portable propane grill and continue the little bit of clean up it requires. No big deal!

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

I always carried a small charcoal grill – until all of a sudden everywhere has a ban on any open flame ‘anythings’. So I had to buy a cheapo propane grill. I never looked at the charcoal is being a PITA at all. It’s just the way it is if you like true barbecuing. I have both kinds of grills at home. One for serious grilling and smoking (charcoal, of course), and one I call the “incinerator” for quick stuff (propane,of course). I clean both by brushing right after use before the grill cools off. Cleaning done . . .

1 year ago

We use a Coleman Sportster. It’s grill fits in our dishwasher when we use it at home. Propane bottles are easier to store than charcoal and cost less. When I shut it off, It starts to cool down right away without waiting for the charcoal to burn itself out, like I used to do before I went propane. If the inside of the Sportster gets too funky, I use a detergent spray and the garden hose to clean it. This Hero grill would be a giant step backwards for me.

Bill N Stacey
1 year ago

No Way…

3 years ago

I I’m out of pods the grill is >>>>> useless !

M. Will
3 years ago

A couple of things. Who the heck messes around with charcoal anymore? Gave up on that way to barbecue about 25 years ago. The whole charcoal thing required way to much time and cleanup. Have a Weber large propane grill at home and on the road I use a very small Weber travel propane grill. About cleaning the grill. My home barbecue grill on my Weber has been replaced a couple of times do to age but never have I ever thought of actually cleaning it in a sink or dishwasher or whatever. Prior to cooking on it I preheat the barbecue for at least 15 minutes and sometimes if it real cold out I’ll preheat it for longer. After the thing is real hot I open the top and take a stainless steel grill brush and thoroughly brush the previous leftover cooking material off and its good to go. I have never heard of anybody that I know of who actually takes off the grill after using it and attempts to clean it. To me a big waste of time!!

Frank Mac
3 years ago

I’ll take my Weber Q anyday!

3 years ago
Reply to  Frank Mac

Same. I do a thorough cleaning of the Q once a year. Who washes the grill? And $10 per single-use charcoal “pod?” No cover? It may be fine for the once or twice a year picnic or tailgate, but I can’t see it for an RVer that grills out often.

3 years ago

The HERO grill looks nice, wonder how you control the heat? Also, I can buy a LOT of charcoal for the hibachi ,and control the heat a lot better, for the $19.99 for 2 heat packages for this thing! Great concept but it’ll have to come way down in price for this retired guy.

3 years ago
Reply to  Don

I use the Weber Little Giant! A 20 inch Charcoal Grill. Keep it stored in my Front Hatch on the 5th Wheel.

And I use a product I get at Walmart, called GRILL MATES. Very easy to use. Put them on top the Hot Grill, throw on the Burgers or whatever. Clean up is super easy, pick up the Grill Mate and throw it in the trash. The actual Grill stays relatively clean with nothing to scrape off.

And as Don says, $19.99 for 2 heating packages is allot of money! When I can buy (2) 16 pound bags of Matchlite Charcoal at Sam’s for around $16.00 and will last for many grillings!

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