Camp Chef Explorer EX60LW Review

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Black metal rectangular frame on four thin metal legs. Two round burners are attached inside the frame. A tube runs from the burners down to a white LP gas tank.
Explorer EX60LW

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Camp Chef's Explorer EX60LW is one of their most popular outdoor cooking systems. Two powerful 30,000 BTU cast aluminum burners with wind screens on three sides and adjustable height legs for set-up on uneven surfaces provides plenty of BBQ fire power and their extensive catalog offers a wide variety of cooking surfaces to go on top.  Many are "boxes" like their Deluxe BBQ Grill Box (above), a 14" x 32" coated cast iron grill grate with heat diffuser underneath and a hinged lid that locks in the front for easy transport. They also offer griddles, cook ware and even a Pizza Oven (below).

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This video is a little salesy but shows how some of the optional cook surfaces work.

Our posted price is the manufacturer's MSRP, but you can find it for waaaay less by clicking Where To Buy below. All the optional cook surfaces can add up.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$171
Primary Function: 
Grill
Griddle Grills
Tailgater
Fuel: 
Propane Gas
Primary Capacity: 
448 square inches
Main Burners: 
2
Made in the USA: 
No
BTU: 
60,000
Heat Flux: 
133.93
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
Review Method:

Researched it from Afar

We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.

Camp Chef

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Camp Chef's tag line is "The way to cook outdoors".  They began in 1990 to address the cooking needs of campers, outdoors-men, and nature lovers. The initial product line grew to include patio cooking. The Camp Chef catalog is impressive and comprehensive. Grills, ovens and smokers are often integrally designed with add ons such as lidded grill boxes, griddles and their new pizza oven. They offer a vast array of cookware, tools and utensils, lanterns, firepits and other cooking items designed or adaptable to outdoor applications.

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