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Cuisinart CGG-180T Grill Review

Last Updated: 30.09.22



Main advantage


At only 13.5 lbs in weight, this is probably one of the most portable grills out there, and can be easily transported to campsites or a backyard barbeque much like you would a small briefcase.


Main disadvantage


Designed for portability, its specifications aren’t anything to write home about, with only 5,500 BTU generated per hour and a 145 square inch cooking area. However, it will provide very even cooking if you give it enough time.

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Top 3 features explained




The Cuisinart CGG-180T gas grill is intended to be a small and portable unit, easy to use from any top for cooking delicious meats and vegetables. According to the manufacturer, the 145 square inch grilling area can fit eight burgers, eight steaks, six full chicken breasts or 10 halves, and 4 pounds of fish.

This should be enough to cover a small family gathering in one go, which the slightly low 5,500 BTU/h of heat generated might encourage you to do. However, we should remind you that the main intent behind the Cuisinart CGG-180T burner design was limiting size and weight, not overall power.



Like many other similar items, it sits on four foldable legs, but in this case, plastic support bases were added so that the feet don’t dig into the tablecloth, damaging the material. When folded, these allow for two pairs of smaller supports to be used as a base, which significantly reduces the grills overall height, making it less of an obstacle when used off a table.

Besides weighing in at just 13.5 lbs, the Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet portable grill is also outfitted with its own carry handle, which can be used to carry the unit much like you would a briefcase. This is a great feature to have when the grill has to be transported to the campsite or taken along on a tent camping trip.



It doesn’t have some of the features of bigger units, like a temperature gauge, but the burner can be set pretty accurately from a rotating dial. Also, the lid can be locked in place for a tighter fit and also ease of transportation.

Cuisinart CGG-180T reviews also point out that the unit heats very evenly (even though it takes slightly longer to get there), and this is thanks to a porcelain enameled grate, which distributes heat uniformly throughout its surface.

To cut down on weight, aluminum as well as plastic were used for its construction, but the 180T can be said to be reasonably tough, since small size itself gives it a degree of ruggedness, so it should survive getting toppled over on soft surfaces such as grass although the feet provide a base that’s stable enough for this not to be a significant risk.

As you would expect, it’s factory designed to work with small 1 lb disposable propane tanks, but allowances can be made for it to fit bigger tanks and hoses.


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