Product Deep Dive: Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox and Accessories

The world of portable grills is vast and it can be complex to wade through the many options. We all want something easy to use, something very reliable, and of course, it must be able to produce the yummiest food! These are key attributes we look for and the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox does a great job ticking all those boxes.

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Meet the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox!

Whether you’re overlanding, having an epic cookout, or car camping, the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox provides a quick setup with burly components and thoughtful design elements. Magma created a unique, modular system with the Crossover Series. Plan to make pancakes? There is a griddle to add on. Meat on the brain? The Grill Top add-on can sear at temperatures of 700 degrees in mere moments! The convenience of the modular design certainly makes cooking in the outdoors both easy and fun!

A practical 16 by 16-inch cooking surface, alongside a flip-out shelf and cutting board.

If you’re a foodie on the move, you will take great delight in cooking with the Crossover Series. Likewise, if you’ve got that friend who’s on the fence about camping, you may be able to get them out with the promise of excellent grillin’! Magma thought of everything—the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox is a must if outdoor cooking is your thing.

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Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox Specifications

Feature Type Feature Specs What This Means
Weight 26 pounds This is a very solid, robust grill, but plenty portable for car camping.
Size 18.63 by 18.67 by 9.6 inches This grill is medium-sized—perfect for cooking for 2-4 people.
Material Stainless Steel & 304 Stainless Steel Extreme durability
Fuel Type Propane Easy to get fuel. Compatible with 1-lb propane cylinders and 20-lb tanks.
 BTUs 15,000 One hot stove—you can cook fast with high heat, or dial it down to a light simmer.
Ignition Type Single spark Emits a single spark using a piezoelectric starter.
Hose Included Ready to hook up to propane.
Convenience Features Included Features like a foldaway shelf, easy-access grease tray, and heat-resistant handle are included with the Firebox.
Total Grilling Area 196 square inches Lots of room to grill!
Number of Main Burners One There is one single burner. A Two-burner Firebox stove is available as well if you’d prefer.
Addons Plenty to choose from. Create your own outdoor kitchen with addons like the Grill Top, Griddle Top, Pizza Oven Top, and Plancha Top.
Warranty Limited 3-year warranty through the manufacturer Exclusive to BBQGuys
Retail Price $549.99 Exceptional quality. You pay for what you get. Addons are an additional cost.

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Unique Features of the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox

When looking for portable grills, it’s pretty clear that the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox is a premium and unique option. From the modular design of the Firebox to the add-on cook systems and mounting options, you’re able to create a cooking area that is personal to your style.

Grilling up in the mountains? No problem! The high-altitude setting keeps the Firebox’s flame going strong!

Included with the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox is a built-in cutting board shelf that can hold up to 25 pounds. When not in use, it folds in for easy packing. This grill is also outfitted with a built-in wind deflector and an adjustment lever to set the elevation you’re cooking at! If you ever cook at high elevations, you will know how special this feature truly is.

The Crossover Flamebox runs off of propane—you can pick up fuel at most any big box store!

The stainless steel construction of the Magma Crossover Firebox means it won’t corrode outdoors, and that’s a big bonus if you plan to take this setup on a road trip where conditions can change day by day. Durability is a key feature of this grill and it certainly does not disappoint on that front! This thing is burly!

Stainless on stainless on stainless! This thing is made to last!

Grill Top

The Crossover Grill Top fits nice and snug atop the single burner Firebox. Now that’s build quality!

The Crossover Grill Top is an accessory to the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox, which turns the Firebox from a single burner stovetop to an all-out grill. The Grill Top boasts an innovative diffuser plate under the cooking surface. This plate encourages heat to spread evenly over the cooking surface, and it also channels drippings away from the burner. The Grill Top slides easily onto the Single Burner Firebox and fits perfectly.

Griddle Top

The Crossover Griddle Top is non-stick and sits on top of the single burner. It’s smooth, flat, and simple to clean!

Feeling like something sweet? The Crossover Griddle Top is the perfect add-on to create fluffy pancakes or delicious crepes. Not only does this griddle slide onto the Single Burner Firebox seamlessly, but it also has splatter guards and a non-stick surface. For those of us who appreciate a clean camp, this is excellent!

Quad Pod Stand

The Quad Pod Stand in action! This grill stand is robust and adjustable—allowing you to cook even on uneven terrain.

The Magma Quad Pod Stand allows you to set up the Crossover Single Burner Firebox anywhere on any terrain. No picnic table? No problem. This stand has adjustable feet and is made of durable and rust-proof aluminum. The four legs make the Quad Pod Stand super stable. It works perfectly with the Magma Crossover Firebox!

Getting the Magma Crossover Single Firebox and Grill all set up and ready to get cookin’!

How the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox Compares to other portable grills

The world of portable grills is huge and ever-growing. Here is how the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox compares to some of the top-rated portable grills on the market.

Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox vs. Camp Chef Explorer 2x Cooking System

The Camp Chef Explorer 2x Cooking System has become a really popular choice for car camping, overlanding, and group cookouts. Like the Magma Crossover System, it can be used with legs, or you can set it on a tabletop. What truly sets the Firebox above and beyond the Camp Chef Explorer is the Firebox’s wind guards and versatility of modular cooking options. The Camp Chef is known to lose its flame, especially at high altitudes—something that simply doesn’t happen with the Firebox.

Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox vs. Traeger Scout Grill

The Traeger Scout Grill is nice and small and it packs a heat punch! But it runs on pellets, which are not always easy to find and can get expensive. The Traeger also has super short legs, so you need to always have something to sit it on. Where the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox pulls way ahead of the Scout Grill is its ease of use, ease of cleanup, and the ability to set it up nearly anywhere, especially with the Quad Pod Stand.

Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox vs. Weber Q 1200

The Weber Q 1200 has become a classic go-to grill for all things outdoors. However, the Firebox is a lot more powerful, putting out 15,000 BTUs, while the Q 1200 only puts out 8,500 BTUs. Power output is incredibly important when grilling. As well as excellent power, the Magma Crossover Series offers much more finesse and control over how you cook your food. The Weber simply can’t compete.

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Who Is Magma?

In 1976 two brothers got together and decided to create barbecue systems for boating, combining their two big loves of sailing and cooking. Magma’s premium grills are made with high-quality materials because the business all started as a maritime company that required the very best to stand up to the harshness of saltwater and wild weather. Now, a handful of decades later, Magma has become a top name in grilling!

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Made for the outdoors.

See the Magma Crossover Single Burner Firebox, the Firebox with the Grill and Griddle Tops, and the Quad Pod Stand.


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Jon Rosenberg

Hi, I’m Jon Rosenberg! I’m a mountain runner, entrepreneur, mountain lover, and enthusiast for just about all things outdoors. I’m based in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado at the foot of the incredibly rugged San Juan Mountains. You can find me running single-track trails above treeline or backpacking the Colorado Trail. Gear is my thing. I even own my own gear company!

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