If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor gas grills or are new to grilling, With so many options available, it might be tough to tell which is the best. You can acquire a charcoal grill, electric grill, kamado grill, pellet grill, or even a portable barbecue in addition to gas grills that run on natural gas or propane.
Gas grills are not only a terrific upgrade for anyone wishing to replace their charcoal or electric grill, but they’re also a great place to start for beginner grillers because they’re simple to operate, simple to control and roomy enough to feed the whole family (though you can find a small gas grill if space really is an issue). They can also come equipped with great features like a rotisserie burner, sear burner, temperature gauge, different cooking grids and a stainless steel grill grate.
To help you find the best gas grill, We put six of the most popular models on the market to the test by cooking burgers, ribs, whole chickens, and more. This list is updated on a regular basis.
The pricing of this liquid propane gas barbecue is high. We’re not going to pass past that. However, if you’re serious about grilling and ready to make an investment in your outdoor kitchen, this Weber grill is undoubtedly a top choice.
This Weber model has a lot of high-performance features. You’ll never run out of cooking space with 513 square inches of primary cooking space powered by 39,000 BTUs, plus a fold-down warming rack, a 12,000-BTU side burner, and stainless steel rod cooking grates for heat retention. Two cabinet doors conceal a two-shelf utensil and supply storage compartment behind the grill. Although the propane tank must be housed outside the grill, the hanging fuel indicator and easy access felt more like a plus than an ugly.
Along with previous Genesis II models and the Spirit II range, the Genesis II E-335 is an iGrill 3 compatible model. Up to four Bluetooth temperature probes are included in this $100 device that fits into the front of the grill. The temperature probes can be monitored via a companion app for iOS and Android, allowing you to keep an eye on what’s going on in your kitchen from afar.
The Genesis II E-335 liquid propane grill produced grilled burgers with a slightly pink core, crispy chicken skin with juicy meat, and fall-off-the-bone ribs during our tests. With that kind of performance and Weber’s 10-year warranty on all grill parts, this propane gas grill will last you for years, even if you use it a lot.
The three-burner stainless steel variant from Char-Broil costs less than half as much as the Weber model above. For $450, you’ll get a liquid propane and natural gas grill capable of handling most cooking tasks.
TRU-Infrared, a series of perforated emitter plates that separate food from flame to evenly disperse heat and reduce flare-ups, is used by Char-Broil. In our testing, there were fewer flare-ups than with other models, but keep in mind that you won’t be able to see the flame while lighting the grill or regulating the temperature.
With 25,500 BTUs over 420 square inches of primary cooking space, you’ll get less power than the Weber, and there are no smart grilling capabilities for remote monitoring. There is a side burner on this Char-Broil model, as well as tank storage behind two cabinet doors. It has a 10-year warranty, much as Weber.
Food cooked on our Char-Broil test unit was tasty, though not quite as crispy or seared as that prepared on the Weber. This outdoor barbecue delivers the finest blend of features and performance of the models we’ve evaluated if you’re seeking to stay under $500.
Nobody ever said you had to spend hundreds of dollars on a BBQ barbecue to be satisfied. The E3072 from Char-Griller is proof of this. With a $180 MSRP and a wide 438 square inches of cooking space (not including a 12,000-BTU side burner), this budget model delivers 40,800 BTU of power over a generous 438 square inches of cooking space.
When we tested this grill, the first thing we noticed was how quickly it heated up compared to other models. It also did a good job of retaining the heat. Unfortunately, this constituted a stumbling block for us during our testing. The hot cast iron grilling grate burned the outsides of the burgers and birds. If you do decide to buy this model, keep it in mind and start with a lower heat setting. The ribs were superior, probably because of the two smokestacks, which were designed to cook evenly low and slow.
This variant lacks a storage cabinet. A ornamental front panel hides the tank. Although this is an attractive compromise, reaching between the side bars and around the panel to open and seal the tank was a chore. Despite these flaws, this barbeque grill provides a lot of functionality and power for a low price.