The Bitty Big Q Portable Grill – Know Where Your Cooking Grate Has Been

By Sara Baird

Bitty Big Q Portable Grill 2
The exterior pouch.

Cooking over a campfire is always an adventure. One part of the adventure I’ve always worried about is using the grates provided at campsites when I have no idea how the last campers used it. When I was asked to review the Bitty Big Q camping grill, I saw an easily portable solution to the gross grate problem.

The Bitty Big Q is a foldable grill designed by Yehs Innovations Inc. in Ontario, Canada. This grill is made with 316 stainless steel, a corrosion resistance food-safe steel, for longevity. Its one-piece design folds into a 6.70″ x 3.46″ x 3.43″ rectangle and opens up to provide 160 square inches of cooking area. It also comes with a carrying pouch for storage and a cleaning tool.

We had a lot of fun with this grill before we even got it to a campfire. It makes a great fidget toy with all of the moveable joints. Like most of you, our camping plans have been canceled this spring so we made do with some campfire cooking in the backyard. I attempted a few evening campfires but found it difficult to stay awake until the coals were ready for cooking. Being the irresponsible person I am, I left the grill sitting outside for almost a week until we had a beautiful spring weekend day to finally do some cooking. The grill looked and functioned as good as new after sitting outside for a week.

The Bitty Big Q is adjustable to 3 levels of cooking by folding the legs. I used the highest level because we had a significant pile of wood-burning still. I first tested it out with a pot of water. I was a little nervous about stability but the grill held up the 5-quart pot of water fine, I think it helped that we had a log next to it and dug it into the coals.

The grill held up the 5-quart pot of water fine.

 

Next, I threw on some sausages to make sure I could test how easy it was to clean. The sausages cooked nicely and were delicious.

Cooked sausages to perfection!

 

That was where I planned to stop but we were in a fix, we wanted smore’s but only had mini marshmallows so I used the grill to cook some foil pack smores. Just in case you are wondering, I would recommend justing holding out for the real deal if you are ever in that situation.

Using the grill to cook some foil pack smores.

 

I removed the grill from the fire with tongs and it cooled down quickly. It was a snap to clean up. Most of the residue from the sausages came right off as I collapsed it. I just used the cleaning tool it came with to clean up a few small spots it missed. Overall cooking with the grill was a success!

Most of the residue from the sausages came right off as I collapsed it.

 

 

Pros

  • Light and portable
  • Made of quality material for durability
  • Easy to use
  • Multiple Uses – cooking rack/cooling rack
  • Fun to play with

 

Cons

  • Could be unstable if not positioned carefully

 

Overall, I would recommend this product. It does cost significantly more than other collapsible camping grills but is made of more durable materials and can be used in a variety of ways the other grills can not.

This grill will come on future camping trips whether we are on a canoe trip in the wilderness or traveling the country in our camper. Its portability ensures there will always be room for it. Its versatility means it will be a go-to tool as a campfire grill, or a rack that can be used in the oven, for cooling baked goods, and even a dish drying rack. I also love that I always know who has used it last and can ensure it is clean.

 

The external packaging for shipping.

You can also visit the Bitty Big Q Portable Grill website for more information and if you are interested in purchasing one for yourself, they are available at a number of Amazon country sites as follows:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/38TlpCF

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3aRsl4n

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2QaVj7i

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3cYJpqS

 

Lightweight, compact and proven in various conditions.
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I am an adventurer at heart, always looking for the next opportunity to learn something new. I spend my winter days working with high school students to explore their interests and develop passions.

I spend my evenings and summers developing new hobbies and being outdoors as much as possible.  I enjoy camping, hiking, cross country skiing, and biking.

25 thoughts on “The Bitty Big Q Portable Grill – Know Where Your Cooking Grate Has Been

  • May 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm
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    Oh wow, this is the perfect accessory for those of us that go camping. Very useful and thanks for sharing x

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  • April 30, 2020 at 6:05 pm
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    Very useful product during camping.

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  • April 30, 2020 at 9:41 am
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    That is so cool and perfect for those who love to go camping. Gonna check this handy tool. Thanks for sharing.

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  • April 26, 2020 at 9:33 pm
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    I am a vegetarian! But hopefully my friends would love this. Have shared your link to them! Kudos to your writing!

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  • April 25, 2020 at 7:01 am
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    This portable grill was fun. I loved it and wish I had it when we went to the cabins a few months back!

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  • April 24, 2020 at 3:37 am
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    Winter is coming here in Victoria, and I can’t wait to experience it for the first time. You gave me an idea of what to bring on our planned snowy weekend camping 🙂

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  • April 24, 2020 at 1:14 am
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    We grill as family and this one is something we want to have. Where can we get this here in the Philippines? I travel around the US but will definitely get one after quarantine lockdown at Amazon. It’s great to bring in our adventures like when we do beach swimming and mountain climbing. Thanks for sharing!

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  • April 23, 2020 at 11:22 pm
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    Backpacking and camping are my favorite things to do! My fiance backpacks all over and this would be a great gift for him.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm
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    Obsessed! The sausages look amazing and my dad was actually looking for a new grill for barbecues by the lake – I’ll be sending over the link! x
    Marina Rosie x

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  • April 22, 2020 at 11:23 am
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    This looks like an awesome product! I enjoy camping and we usually improvise or bring with us our mini stoves or grills as they’re light and collapsible too. I wish this is available in our country.

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  • April 22, 2020 at 7:03 am
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    This product is so new to me altogether. It looks wonderful and so easy to carry and use.

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    • April 23, 2020 at 1:22 am
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      I love grilling, especially, during family gatherings. Bonfires! I’m really thinking of having to own one. I wonder if that’s available in the Philippines 🤔😊

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  • April 22, 2020 at 5:45 am
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    That sounds like a great option for camping. I like camping and I will add this to my camping gear.

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  • April 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm
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    This looks good and we have done some grilling with friends and family and indeed, it’s an adventure and fun.

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  • April 21, 2020 at 6:37 pm
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    It’s worthwhile to try this grill, because you say it is light. I get so discouraged when my backpack gets too heavy!

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  • April 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm
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    I haven’t been camping since the early 2000s but omg this would have been SO helpful lol let me tell you!

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  • April 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm
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    i love smores. it is a good idea that you compared the pros and the cons. Very Ideal being that it is lightweight and compact

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  • April 21, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    I know what I want to get my mom for Mother’s Days, it is this! My mom loves camping and she likes to cook on an open fire! She would love this!

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  • April 21, 2020 at 7:25 am
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    Wow!! this seems like an amazing & hassle-free item to bring along to enjoy camping hot meals 😀
    Enjoyed your captures shared here, I miss travelling around

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  • April 21, 2020 at 7:17 am
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    It looks promising,the fact that the pros outweigh the cons makes it great.

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  • April 21, 2020 at 5:49 am
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    I have two questions. Did the food taste as good as it would ‘out in the open’? And what are smors? I am British and have no idea what they are. Great post.

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    • April 21, 2020 at 12:55 pm
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      Backyard campfire food didn’t taste quite as good at actual camping food, but it was pretty good. S’mores (I spelled it wrong) are a marshmallow cooked on a stick over the fire that you place between two graham crackers with part of a chocolate bar. They seem to be a camping requirement in the US.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm
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    Looks like a very useful and yet simple product. Thanks for educating me on it!

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    • April 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm
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      Looks so delicious 😋 but tell me one thing how it tastes?

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