When grilling outside an outdoor grill table is almost an accessory you can not do without. You can use your grill side table but those are most of the time just not big enough and when using a tabletop grill there is no side table.
There are several types of grill table plans that we can use as an outdoor grill prep station, but we have to think about what we will use them for.
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- Outdoor prep table reviews
- Suncast DCP2000 Outdoor Prep Station
- Keter Unity Extra-Large prep station with metal top
- Weber Portable Charcoal Table
- Camco 57293 Deluxe Grilling Table
- Sizes for an outdoor food grill table
- Portable and fold-able outdoor prep table or not
A folding grill table is very easy to take with us to the campground as a portable grill table you can even use for a pick-nick.
There is no ultimate outdoor grill table and you have to find the one that fits your needs the best.
Outdoor prep table reviews
Sometimes all you need is some extra room next to your smoker or grill to do some prepping. But maybe you need a lot more and are looking for an outdoor grill table to cut your meat and use it for a lot more things.
I have found a few of the highest-rated outdoor grill prep tables for you to choose from.
Suncast DCP2000 Outdoor Prep Station
Over 470 customers wrote about their experience with this outdoor prep station and left an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
- 22 inch long
- 20 inch wide
- 34 inch high
Upper compartment measures 15.5 inches wide, 17.5 inches deep, and 10.5 inches high.
Lowe compartment measures the same width and depth but is 16 inches high
The storage under the top can be used to store a lot of accessories we use all the time with your grilling. It is not advised to store food in there because the doors are not 100% sealed of course.
I found a lot of people who mentioned that even in heavy rain nothing got wet inside this grill table.
Better Grills Rating: 4.3
Customer reviews of the Suncast DCP2000 outdoor grill table
Many people mentioned how sturdy the construction is and how well it holds on. Someone mentioned he had it for a few years without any problems and still uses it very much.
The manual mentions not to leave it out in freezing temperatures since it can compromise the material. This is, in my opinion, something that is obvious for a lot of plastic products.
The drop lead side table is easy to fold to make this barbecue table not take up too much space when not in use.
- Lower ratings mention it is hard to assemble and some parts came warped out of the box.
- Higher ratings mention it to be very good and sturdy and many have used it for a long period of time.
- It can hold up a lot of weight and I read someone had over 20 pounds on it with no problem.
The 4 caster wheels work great and with 2 of them having the lock mechanism you can keep it in place with no problem. You can also remove them easily and this comes in handy if you are planning on keeping the Suncast table stationary.
Just realize that the wheels are 2.5 inches in diameter and taking them of lowers the total height.
Keter Unity Extra-Large prep station with metal top
This Keter XL outdoor grill and prep table can be used in and outdoors. It deserves the extra-large in its name because it measures 53.1 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 35.4 inches in height. This all together adds up to a 78-gallon capacity. 54 gallons can be sealed and closed the rest is open space.
Customer reviews of the Keter XL prep station table
I first had a good look at the lower ratings to make sure there were no things that would make me decide to delete this table from this review.
Besides the fact that there are complaints about the sturdiness of some buyers, others mention that it was no problem at all.
The customers write a lot about their bad experiences with customer service and how they never answer the phone or call back.
But most of the buyers are pretty happy with the prep table and use it all the time.
I think it is very good for smaller grills to set on the table and if you have a larger grill it is perfect to set it next to it and expand the available surface you have to prep your food.
Better Grills Rating: 4.3
Weber Portable Charcoal Table
Why they call this a charcoal table I don’t know. It is just as good for a portable gas grill. Weber is the company that builds this table and we found over 150 buyers who wrote about their opinion of this Weber grill table, and their opinions are good enough to rate it with a 4.5 out of 5-star rating. We had a good look at them to see if it is worth those ratings.
Better Grills Rating: 4.3
Customer reviews of the Weber charcoal grill side table
We always first look at the lower rating because those are more important than the ratings from people who are totally satisfied with a product.
There were two 1 star ratings and one of them mentioned that the legs were too hard to insert and remove and that is why they returned it and the second mentioned it does only fit tabletop grills made after 2013. Got no idea what the difference is, but that is what they wrote.
No two-star ratings and one of the 3 stars wrote it fitted his Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill from Weber perfect, except that there is not much room left on the table.
Okay, let’s move on to the 4 and 5-star ratings and see what they have to say.
I see that it is a great fit for the Weber Go-anywhere grills and it gets some good remarks for its lightweight.
Someone, however, mentioned that the lightweight of this frill table took away from the sturdiness and the overall quality.
A portable BBQ table will need some compromising to be light-weighted enough for camping and transportation of course.
Overall this outdoor BBQ table is worth the ratings it received and can be considered a good buy. The price is a little steep, but Weber is a good brand although someone mentioned that the quality is not as high as it was in the past. Like any other company according to this reviewer.
Camco 57293 Deluxe Grilling Table
This Camco deluxe grilling table is really easy to set up and provides a lot of space with the two side tables. It comes in a handy storage bag with a carrying handle.
The top table of this outdoor grill table is large enough to use for about any portable grill and the side tables can be used for dishes or anything else you need for grilling. There are 4 hooks for your utensils and a paper towel holder included.
Customer reviews of the Camco 57293 outdoor grill table
Let’s start with the lower ratings although there were only a few of them. They stated that in the rain the shelves will warp and can not be used anymore. Someone mentioned it was hard to use if the ground surface was not level, but does not go for any table I asked myself.
The table for the grill part is very good and made of aluminum and measures 16×26 inches. It is locked on the frame and that makes it even better.
Folded the table measures 19x17x6 inches and set up it is 19x58x32 inches and it is high enough even for slightly taller people and still on height, for most people to be able to look in the grill.
Assembly is very easy and straightforward and can be done under a minute. folding up is just as easy and it fits great in the carrying case that comes with it.
One thing we have to mention is that it seems to be very important to keep the side tables dry or dried off immediately after they get wet or they will warp.
If you keep the table outside keep it covered when rain is in the forecast to prevent this warping.
Sizes for an outdoor food grill table
It is hard to give any advice on what size an outdoor grill table should be because it all depends on what you will use it for.
If all you need is a place to set your meat before putting it on the grill maybe the side table that came with your multiple burner gas grill is large enough.
If you are more into grilling a whole meal with vegetables and all the fixings you need a lot more space. When you also need room to put your portable gas grill also a nice size table needs to be on your wish list and you should maybe think of one of the larger outdoor grill prep stations we reviewed.
Portable and fold-able outdoor prep table or not
An outdoor BBQ prep table that you like to use on the campground or anywhere else best can be foldable and lightweight. The smaller it is the better for traveling of course. A grill table for an RV should be easy to store and not weigh too much. It is not just a prep table but also can be used as an outdoor grill stand to put your portable gas grill on it.
If you however only use it at home as a BBQ prep table and have the option to store it in the garage or shed in the wintertime you can go with a larger and heavier table so you do not even have to use your outdoor grill stand maybe.
I hope this review of the outdoor grill prep table helped you find the one that fits your backyard, patio, or even camping and tailgating events.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he is able to find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken