Best Portable Gas Grills

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Eaton Miller

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I am a self-proclaimed grill master! Few quick things to know about me: I love to grill as much as I love to eat. My favorite thing to grill and eat is steaks! Currently, I own a Weber Genesis II LX S-340 for my main grilling action and a Coleman LXX, so I can bring the barbecue party whenever, wherever. More than just a dream grill, I'd love to set up my own wicked sick outdoor grilling station! But that's gonna wait for now. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them all. Let's fire up the discussion!
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In this day and age, portability has been a great factor in almost everything we do. We live in a fast-paced lifestyle that we don’t want to limit our life experiences in just one place. Portability is so popular that almost every stuff being sold have portable counterparts, including our grilling tools. Gone are the days when you can only grill in your backyard. Now you can maximize your grilling experience when you have the best portable gas grills!

When you have a portable gas grill, you can practically tow it anywhere and on whatever occasions. These are great for picnics, enjoy with the gang in a recreational vehicle (RV), camping in the wilderness, going for a road trip or tailgating events. It even comes in handy when you just want to change the pace a bit and have a barbecue on your friend or relative’s home. But they don’t own a grill, so it’s up to you to man up and bring the heat to them. Family outings or hanging out with friends have never been so fun and easy with these portable gas grills!

The only common issue with having a portable tool is that some cooking capacity is compromised. They tend to lack in some features and in power. So in this case, we’re not just looking for the smallest or the most portable grills. What makes the best portable gas grills are those that are durable, have the size and heat capacity to still cook food as delicious and flavorful as those with conventional grills, while still being portable.

So with that said, I have shortlisted my top 3 picks. Let’s come and check them out!

Best Portable Gas Grills Comparison Chart

  • Weber Q2200 Gas Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 25.1 x 51.4 x 26 in
    Dimension
  • 280 sq. in.
    Total Cooking Area
  • 12,000 BTUs
    BTU Rating
  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range
  • Coleman RoadTrip LXX
    Name
  • Rating
  • 19.1 x 34 x 13.6 in
    Dimension
  • 285 sq. in.
    Total Cooking Area
  • 22,000 BTUs
    BTU Rating
  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range
  • Coleman CGG-180 Petit Gourmet Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 16.5 x 16 x 31.5 in
    Dimension
  • 145 sq. in.
    Total Cooking Area
  • 5,500 BTUs
    BTU Rating
  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range

The Top Gas Grill Picks and Reviews

Coleman RoadTrip Propane Portable Grill LXX

When it comes to camping and outdoor gears, you can’t go wrong with Coleman. Coleman takes pride as an American brand with over a century of experience on outdoor recreational products. So they’re not kidding when they say they are the outdoor experts! And true enough, this brand has been in the market for a long time that it clearly sets a high reputation for creating quality outdoor products, including grills.  

Wherein you can find that same quality in Coleman’s RoadTrip series as their hopefuls for the best portable gas grills. Having any of the RoadTrip models will surely make your road trip enjoyable. Honestly, you can either go for the LXE or LXX. While the LXE is a fan favorite as the best gas grills of this category, the LXX is actually the top variant of the RoadTrip line with only slight price difference. So between the two, we’re putting the spotlight on LXX this time.

Although the LXE has colorful variants, the Coleman RoadTrip LXX looks masculine sporting an all black with few bare metal finishes. Since it’s made to be portable, it is easy to transport and assemble. Assembling this thing is really simple that even with 10 minutes is enough to do so.

To assemble, simply take it out of the box, unfold the legs then snap it into the cookbox, and put the plastic hubcaps on wheels. Finish it up by screwing a fuel source into its rear then put the griddle in place. And there you have it, you’re ready to grill on the RoadTrip LXX. It’s easy as ABC!

What makes the RoadTrip superior to others is due to its brilliant design. It works much like a stand-alone grill but still very mobile. It comes with collapsible legs that allow you to use it just like a full standing grill. Unlike the usual portable or tabletop type of grills, there’s no need to look for a level surface to place it on. It even has a sliding stainless steel side tables for additional working space for handling your tools, ingredients and etc.

Once you’re done with cooking, you can fold its legs to make it work like a push-pull trolley! You won’t even need to carry it from one place to another. One of the leg-supports becomes the pull handle when collapsed. With a large handle and wheels make it easy to pull and add ease of transport. You can effortlessly collapse and set it up again in no time. It’s so simple that it works seamlessly perfect.

To protect the grill from the elements, you won’t have any problem storing it in your garage or home since it doesn’t take up too much space at all. It folds compactly that it can even fit inside your car’s trunk and weighs averagely at 50 pounds.

When it comes to the actual grilling, you’ll be very happy to tag this along with your outdoor adventure! Despite the compact package, you won’t even feel there’s a drop of heat with the RoadTrip from the usual bigger grills. And since the LXX is the top variant, it has the highest heat capacity among the RoadTrip line.

It comes with dual burners firing at 11,000 BTU’s of cooking power. That gives you a total of 22,000 BTU’s across a spacious 285 square inches of cooking area. That is more than enough heat to fire up the grill really hot! In fact, it’s even rare to see a portable gas grill with such high firepower. While the cooking size can feed 3-4 persons without breaking a sweat. Each burner even has a low to high settings for your precise cooking.

As one of the best portable gas grills, LXX will never let your grilling experience compromised. That’s because it has the capacity to work just as good as traditional grills. It has the needed heat intensity with sufficient grilling size to cover your intimate group. Furthermore, you still get the same perks of side tables, tool hooks, thermometer and matchless lighting! The LXX has instastart push-button ignition which is very helpful in the outdoors.

But it still doesn’t stop there! The LXX offers little extras to set itself apart with its unique Swaptop interchangeable design. This enables you to switch your grill grates for a griddle top or stove grates, so you have various options for cooking! However, you have to buy these accessories separately. While its PerfectFlow technology ensures steady heat, even in the cold of the night or in extreme weather conditions.

Not fond of cleaning? Not an issue. The RoadTrip LXX has a grease tray to help lessen the oily mess while grilling. It’s also removable so it’s easy to dispose the grease and clean the tray. On the other hand, its cooking surface is porcelain-coated, which makes it easier to clean as well. All you need is a quick wipe with a dish sponge, warm water, and detergent for a fast and proper cleaning.

The only issue you might have with the RoadTrip line is its inability to separate the grill from its wheel stand while grilling. To avoid any fire hazards, it’s better to not attempt doing so at all. So if in case you can’t accommodate an extra footprint for a grill, opting for a tabletop gas grill might better suit you instead.

Nevertheless, the Coleman RoadTrip LXX looks extra sleek and indeed a powerful gas grill despite its portable design. Its performance can parallel to standard grills, making it one of the best gas grills under $200 as well. With the LXX, you won’t even feel like you left home while having a barbecue in the wild!

Here’s a Quick Recap of Coleman RoadTrip LXX Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • Portable propane grill ideal for tailgating, picnicking, and camping
  • Collapsible design is easy to transport and fits into most car trunks
  • 2 Burners deliver 22,000 BTUs of adjustable cooking power across 285 square inches of grilling surface
  • Swaptop interchangeable cooktops, sold separately, allow grill grates to be switched with griddle or stove grates
  • Has sliding side tables and built-in thermometer to monitor temperature
  • Instastart button ignites grill without the need for a match or lighter

What I like

  • Large grilling space
  • Has high heat output
  • Free-standing grill
  • Collapsible with easy pull design for easy transport
  • Unique interchangeable cook tops

What I don't like

  • Legs cannot be separated from its cooktop

Weber Q2200 Liquid Propane Grill

While Weber may not be the outdoor expert, it’s definitely a grill expert! It already has established itself as a household brand among grills, so it’s no surprise to see a Weber as a contender for the best portable gas grills.

For this market, Weber offers the Weber Q lineup. Among the Weber Q models, I find the Q2200 to be the most ideal even though the Q3200 is its top variant. Because unlike the Q3200 and the RoadTrip grills, the Q2200 now gives you the option to use it as either a tabletop or stand-alone gas grill.

But let me just make it clear, the Q2200 only comes with the cookbox. You need to buy its leg stand separately, or buy them as a combo package to save more. The stand, by the way, also has wheels for mobility. As a package, you can buy the simpler cart as a cheaper option. But I prefer the Q cart with wide-splayed legs as it’s more heavy-duty and made to fit the newer Q2000 Weber models.

Despite the additional cost of the accessory, I still highly recommend it. Having a leg support for the grill allows flexibility in your barbecue needs and make it easier to transport. You can save up space, maximize its portability or even use it as a fixed install at home.

And for lazybones like me, Weber is such a treat! Since this product arrives pre-assembled, you don’t have to go through the hassles of assembling. Instead, you can just go right into the exciting part – grilling!

Weber simply sizzles its way into your heart without fail. Its overall size itself is compact, but it has a large grilling surface of 280 square inches. Heating the stainless steel burner up to 12,000 BTU’s, it can accommodate 18 hamburgers, 36 hotdogs, or 2 whole chickens!

Personally, the heat capacity is quite low to efficiently distribute heat to its size. Nevertheless, you still shouldn’t underestimate its cooking performance. Its single burner is huge to cover the whole thing, so heating it to about 300 degrees is pretty easy. While reaching it to more than 500 degrees may take some time but still manageable. Just make sure to close the lid and preheat the grill for 10-15 minutes.

On the upside, the Weber Q2200 doesn’t gulp in fuel too quickly, which is advantageous when you’re far from supply stores. To give you a quick picture, one pound (16.4oz) canister can approximately hold 21,600 BTU’s worth of gas. Given the 12,000 BTU output of Q2200, this will give you a maximum of 1.8 hours of grilling time with the single burner set to high.

However, how long a 1lb gas will actually last will still depend on how you use it, what you’re cooking and the temperature of your location. All which can affect your cooking time. To be safe, make sure to always have a spare tank with you.  

In the end, you still get to perfectly sear your burgers and steaks with juices and flavors sealed in. Moreover, Weber Q2200’s lid is tall enough to accommodate smaller chickens and birds. You can have a wonderful Thanksgiving even with just this around.

I even tried cooking my favorite chicken recipe with it for about 15 minutes, set on high. The result was fantastic! It came out perfectly juicy with a slight crispiness on the edges. Even my wife found it really delicious that she’s willing to let go of her diet that day.

Weber Q2200 houses porcelain-enameled cast iron grates, which are just perfect to cook meat on. The porcelain coating adds resistance against rust and makes it easy to clean as well. While its lid and body use cast aluminum for durability since aluminum is a resilient material. It’s tough against cold weather, resists corrosion and has high thermal conductivity. This helps speed up heating the grill, especially with a closed lid, compensating for its lack of firepower.

Weber Q2200 also has switchable grilling grates. And since there are two grilling grates, you can get creative with your cooking. You can replace the other one with a griddle to use it as a griddle and grate combination. This adds extra flexibility to your cooking. But similar to RoadTrip’s Swaptop, you have to buy the griddle separately.

Much like the standard nowadays, the Q2200 also has an ignition system for a reliable spark, a temperature gauge to monitor grill’s heat level, and an infinite burner control settings for accuracy. You can also find a grease catcher at the bottom to keep drippings and any droppings easy to clean. And with such small package, Weber still manages to include side tables. They are about 12 inches wide and are foldable when not in use.

If there’s one thing I don’t like with this Weber Q, that’ll the absence of Flavorizer bars! Weber is widely popular for its Flavorizer bars which give that savory taste of bacon to its grilled foods. Unfortunately, due to its smaller package, it’s quite understandable that Weber chooses not to include it.

On the other hand, due to its highly engineered cooking grate on a curvilinear burner tube design manages flare-ups and add flavor even without the Flavorizer bars.

Slightly lighter than the RoadTrip at around 45 pounds, the Weber Q2200 is an excellent option for the best portable gas grills for under 300 bucks. You’ll love its flexibility, ease of use and cooking prowess. Let us not forget that Weber is an American company! So, who can question its superb marksmanship? This grill is built to last with its heavy-duty cast aluminum.

Frequent outdoor trips won’t stop you from enjoying your personal grilled foods from fish to dozens of burgers and hotdogs for many years to come!

Here’s a Quick Recap of Weber Q2200 Gas Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • One stainless steel burner produces 12,000 BTU-per-hour to heat 280 square inches of total cooking area
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body.
  • Fully assembled out of box
  • Has temperature gauge, foldable side tables, easy-start electronic ignition and infinite control burner valve settings
  • Uses disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP cylinder (sold separately)

What I like

  • Quality marksmanship
  • Large grilling surface
  • Can work as tabletop or freestanding grill
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Switchable grate or griddle surface

What I don't like

  • A bit underpowered for the size
  • Has plastic parts on tables and handle
  • The lid doesn’t have a lock to keep it closed while carrying it

Cuisinart CGG-180 Petit Gourmet Portable Gas Grill with VersaStand

Last on our list is from a trusted name in the kitchen, the Cuisinart! Cuisinart has produced countless of successful home appliances, mostly related to food appliances. So we can also be confident that it can do an amazing job in cooking even outside the kitchen room. With that, Cusinart offers their CGG-180 Petit Gourmet Grill.

Let’s face it, out of all the best portable gas grills on the list, Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Grill has the least cooking chops. For one, it only has 145 square inches of grilling surface. While the size is comparably smaller than the first 2 grills, it is still pretty decent but better suited for intimate barbecue outing.

It’s also lacking a bit in power with its 5,500 BTU stainless steel burner. Due to smaller cooking space, it could get away with lower BTU. But honestly, I would love it more if it could have a higher heat output to effectively distribute heat fast. Nonetheless, it can still get really hot for about 10 – 15 minutes preheat time on high, which is hot enough to warm up the cast iron.

You might not be able to sear like a pro, but your foods will still cook deliciously in a reasonable amount of time for sure! On the other hand, I like how its grates have porcelain enamel to help resist rust and distribute heat evenly. In addition, it’s also nonstick so none of your food gets stuck and it’s easy to clean.

Now the real selling point of Cuisinart Petit Gourmet is its portable design. Everything about Cuisinart screams portability.

As its name implies, Petit Gourmet comes in small package. It’s ultimately convenient to bring it anywhere and store it easily. It won’t even take too much space from kitchen countertop. So it’s not only perfect for outdoor trips but also suitable for intimate families who only have small decks, patios or balcony.  

Although the grill is compact,  its cooking grate is still large enough to accommodate 8 steaks, 8 burgers, 6 to 10 chicken breasts, or over 4 pounds of fish at a time. And due to its size, the fire is close to its cooking surface which helps heat it up much quicker despite the lower heat output capacity. It also uses far less gas than a full-sized grill.

Despite having a heavy cast-iron grill grate, it’s pretty lightweight at 17 pounds. You definitely won’t have a problem bringing it with you. Furthermore, its briefcase-style handle makes it even easier to hand-carry it around!

And similar to Weber, the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet has its own unique design which allows you to use it as a tabletop or freestanding grill. I highly recommend you to buy it with a VeraStand since the differential cost won’t set you back a lot. On the contrary, it works like a charm for the additional flexibility and ease of transport.

The VeraStand has integrated adjustable telescoping base that quickly transforms from table use to floor stand use! It even takes just seconds to set the stand up or pack it away. Hence, you can enjoy awesome grilled flavor anytime and anywhere with great convenience.

Cuisinart also includes a drip pan under the grill to help ease cleaning and prevent flare-ups. Likewise, its gas control knob features a twist-start ignition for a fast and convenient way of lighting the grill. And with its hassle-free assembly, one person can set it up without worries.

When you’re done with grilling, simply shut the burners off, then wait for 10 minutes to cool off before closing its lid and bringing it home. Storing and transporting is really simple. And since it’s petite, it doesn’t take up too much room and will easily fit into your car’s trunk.

The problem of having a small grill though means having a small drip pan as well! Cuisinart’s drip pan has a very small capacity to catch drippings. Hence, it quickly fills up with grease which may expose it from catching fire.

A quick way to solve this is by removing the tray and replace it with a bigger pan and put it under the grill. The pan will reduce the mess from any grease which dripped through the ventilation holes.

For just under $125, you can nab the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet with a VeraStand. But if you really want to save up, you can opt to just buy it without a stand for less than hundred bucks. Either way, it works amazingly well and highly portable for an affordable price, making it even more attractive. Not only is it light to carry with you, but also light on your wallet.

It would also be wise to buy its carrying case. Since the drip pan in the back has a tendency to fall out and its legs to slide out when carrying it upright by the handle. The case helps prevent these from happening and also provides protection from the elements when not in use.  Buying it as a package will only set you back for an extra of 10 bucks.

The Petit Gourmet may be small, but it’s big on functionality. It cooks well and easy to carry wherever you go. Be it on the beach, the RV, the campsite and tailgating, you can practically take it anywhere with you!

Here’s a Quick Recap of Cuisinart CGG-180 Petit Gourmet’s Sizzling Features

  • Portable gas grill with 145-square-inch grilling area and telescoping stand
  • Reliable 5,500 BTU stainless-steel burner and even-heating porcelain-enameled grate
  • VeraStand sets up and packs away in seconds
  • Has integrated lid lock keeps lid secure
  • Weighs 17 pounds with briefcase-style handle makes it easy to carry
  • Unique design that allows you to use the grill as a freestanding or tabletop grill

What I like

  • Small footprint
  • Lightweight makes it highly portable
  • Can work as either tabletop or freestanding grill
  • Low fuel consumption

What I don't like

  • Underpowered burner for the size
  • Small drip pan
  • Has plastic parts

 

The Round-Up

There you have it, my friends. Hopefully, you can find your outdoor barbecue needs among the top 3 picks for the best portable gas grills!

Coleman RoadTrip LXX is the hottest portable gas grill, literally! Its 2 burners able to produce the most heat output among the 3, allowing it to have the best ability to sear steak very well. Its cooking capabilities can parallel to those bigger, full-sized grills! It’s also easy to transport and use since it’s easy to collapse and set it up again. One of the legs even becomes a handle for easy pulling.

Weber Q2200 offers flexibility, convenience, and quality in your cooking. It even comes pre-assembled so you don’t have to hassle your way of putting the pieces together. With its name at stake, you can definitely trust its marksmanship!

When we talk of portability and smallest footprint alone, the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet tops the score! A small but terrible grill with reliable cooking capabilities anywhere you go. It’s definitely a modern Cuisine of art!

Whichever you choose can surely meet your needs and provides real value for your money. Wherever you are, you won’t have to miss out on an epic barbecue experience! The best portable gas grills will be your reliable companion to satisfy your meat cravings and help make your outdoor activities more enjoyable and memorable.

If you got more suggestions and other thoughts, feel free to fire those comments below. Because I’d love to hear them all!

Best Gas Grills under 1000 Dollars

Best Gas Grills under 1000 Dollars | The Must-See Guide for 2018

Eaton Miller
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Eaton Miller

Grill Master at Best Grills Guide
I am a self-proclaimed grill master! Few quick things to know about me: I love to grill as much as I love to eat. My favorite thing to grill and eat is steaks! Currently, I own a Weber Genesis II LX S-340 for my main grilling action and a Coleman LXX, so I can bring the barbecue party whenever, wherever. More than just a dream grill, I'd love to set up my own wicked sick outdoor grilling station! But that's gonna wait for now. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them all. Let's fire up the discussion!
Eaton Miller
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When you start looking for a new grill with a thousand dollar budget, this marks your graduation from entry-level grills to premium quality grills! In which you can find among the best gas grills under 1000 dollars.

But before we dive into details, let me just break it to you. While a thousand bucks may seem like a high price to pay, it still won’t guarantee you a cooking machine with all the nifty features and extra frills you’ll want from a grill.

Then you might wonder, “why am I getting the same 3-burner grill for a higher price with no extras when I can buy it half the price?” Well, mate, the key here actually is longevity! (and little bragging rights, lol…)

But on a serious note, what we’re actually buying here is an investment. We obviously still want versatility with our grill. But at this price point, we’re focusing more on their quality aspect. We expect these grills to have a strong quality construction that can definitely last for YEARS! Up to 10 years even if you have a good sense of proper care.

We’re no longer looking for cheap thrills and thoughtless purchases that could only live for few seasons. We’re here to grill for the long haul while getting the best damn barbecue experience for you, your friends and family to enjoy at the same time.

Aside from solid construction, you should also expect a grill with plenty of cooking space and high heat power and efficiency. While few extras are still very much welcome.

So, to make it a lot easier for you, I’ve done the dirty work and found the top performers that stood out in this price category. Here’s a quick look on the best gas grills under 1000 dollars.

Best Gas Grills Under 1000 Dollars Comparison Chart

  • Napoleon Rogue 425 Gas Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 25 x 51 x 48 in
    Dimension
  • 625 sq. in. of total cooking area
    425 sq. in. of main grilling area
    Total Cooking Area
  • 45,000 BTU main burner
    12,000 BTU side burner
    BTU Rating

  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range
  • Weber Genesis II E-410 Gas Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 33 x 39 x 26 in
    Dimension
  • 646 sq. in. of main grilling area
    198 sq. in. of tuck-away warming rack
    Total Cooking Area
  • 48,000 BTU main burner
    BTU Rating

  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range
  • Broil King Regal S-440 Pro
    Name
  • Rating
  • 56.3 x 24.8 x 49.2 in
    Dimension
  • 695 sq. in. total cooking area
    500 sq. in. main grilling area
    Total Cooking Area
  • 50,000 BTUs primary burners
    10,000 BTUs side burner
    BTU Rating

  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range

The Top Gas Grill Picks and Reviews

Weber Genesis II E-410 Liquid Propane Grill

Truth be told, for the past years, whenever someone asks me what grill is worth buying for a thousand bucks, the Weber Genesis S-330 always comes top of my mind. However, Weber finally made a revamp of their Genesis line in 2017, which is good in a sense. But this also made the upgraded version of S-330,  called the Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Grill, now hundreds of dollars over our budget. Still, if you can spare more cash, the Weber Genesis II LX S-340 makes for a valuable investment. It has a good balance for features, cooking space, quality and heat power for a fair price.

Nevertheless, having a thousand dollar budget can already get you far. Starting with the Weber Genesis II E-410, you’ll have an option for a liquid propane or natural gas fueled grill for about the same price. Although natural gas-powered machines are, most of the time, more expensive than its LP counterpart, this is not the case for this unit. Price will no longer be a holding factor for you to finally join the bandwagon for a greener barbecue lifestyle!

The Weber Genesis II E-410 is a powerhouse to beat in this category. For one, it has the Genesis bloodline, so you have the assurance of a better quality construction and a higher grade of steel than average grills and even Weber’s very own Spirit. It weighs heavy at 189 pounds. But you won’t have a problem moving it due to its 4 gliding casters with 2 lockable wheels to stay it in place. While it’s not completely made of stainless steel, you can feel it has solid, thick metal parts that won’t come apart easily even if you try shaking it. And despite its open-cart design, it won’t topple over easily as well.

But to be frank, an open-cart design at this price point is not something I’m very fond of. And yet, Weber seems to be heading toward this trend for 2018, which is evident in their newly facelifted Spirit line as well. Nonetheless, whether you like this style or not is pretty much subjective and will depend on your taste. Still, there are certainly a few perks that you can benefit from this design.

For one thing, you get more room for your grilling tools since the propane tank now goes to the side. At the same time, you now have quicker access to your tools and grease tray. Paired with its enhanced grease management system, cleaning this thing will totally be hassle-free!

You see, most of us, including myself, love to cook but hate to clean. But one thing I hate more is a messy griller as it can also deteriorate the life expectancy of the grill faster. This is where the grease management system becomes a huge help! All the grease and extra drippings are funneled down to a disposable tray. So there won’t be any messy spills all over the place and even help reduce flare-ups.

Another good thing is its cooking grates. They are made of porcelain-enameled steel, stainless steel, and porcelain-enameled cast-iron. This combination of materials does not only help resist rust and provide superb heating abilities, they also make the grates easier to clean. You can simply wash it with dishwashing soap and warm water, then it’s squeaky clean. Lesser efforts, No sweat!

The Weber Genesis II E-410 is really more than just a grill, it’s an experience that brings you, your loved ones and even neighbors together through and through. With its massive 646 square inches of cooking surface and 198 square inches of warming rack overhead, serving up to 10 persons is such a breeze. You can then tuck-away the warming rack when not in use.

Its 4 stainless steel burners have individual knobs and electronic igniter that can fire up to 48,000 BTUs. The heat output is more than enough to cover the grill but may require 12-15 minutes preheat time to get it going. While the individual knobs make it easy to control desired heat settings and variate the temperatures needed to grill different kinds of meat at the same time. Hence, you can cook your food just the way you want and satisfy all of your guests’ cravings right on the spot.

Weber has become a household name in grilling for a reason and why I dubbed it as one the best gas grills under 1000 dollars. They have unique touches to their grills that others try to imitate but never get close to how good Weber does it. As you already know, their very own Flavorizer bar is still top-notch in giving that extra savory and oomph taste to your meat!

Next, you have reversible cooking grates. The thin side of the grate is perfect for delicate food like veggies and seafood. On the other side, you have wider grates that can create thick and professionally looking sear marks. Not only will they look more enticing, it will further enhance the flavor of your food.

Lastly, you can install the iGrill3 accessory to the Genesis II grills. With our smartphones part of our daily lives, Weber has taken advantage of technology to make grilling even more convenient. You can now monitor your grill’s real-time temperature and fuel tank level right at your phone. You just have to buy the accessory and download the app.

But even without the iGrill3, you can still monitor the level of your fuel with its own fuel gauge! Gone are the days when I had to leave my steak half-cooked because I ran out of gas. This machine’s fuel gauge keeps me in check of the fuel status all the time. When the gas gauge hits 25% level,  I always make sure to have a refill readily available.

At first, its price may be a little steep at below $900. But then again, you can clearly tell you can’t go wrong with this Weber. With its excellent materials and workmanship, it promises to stay for long years, not just a few grilling seasons. You don’t have to be a math expert to know that its high price is well worth it since it’s offset by its durability. The costs become lesser as it is spread over its useful life. With the Genesis II E-410 at your side, you deservingly owns the title of a grill master for a long time, ready to satisfy yours and a lot of your guests’ gastronomic hunger!

On a quick side note though, if you can compromise a little of grilling space for a side burner, you’ll surely love Weber Genesis II LX S-240. It’s still within our budget but looks more stunning. It fires up 29,000 BTUs across 380 square inches of cooking area with 114 square inches of tuck-away warming rack. And in exchange of extra cooking space, you get a 12,000 BTU side burner instead.

Here’s a Quick Recap of Weber Genesis II E-410 Gas Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • GS4 Grilling System includes:
    • Infinity ignition ensures reliable start-up, backed with generous warranty
    • Four high performing stainless steel burners produce up to 48,000 BTUs
    • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
    • New Grease Management System reduces flare-up and makes grease removal hassle-free
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates provide 646 sq. in. of cooking space with 198 sq. in. Tuck-Away warming rack overhead
  • Stainless steel side prep workspaces feature integrated hanging storage hooks for your barbecue tools

What I like

  • Massive grilling space
  • Flavorizer Bars are awesome
  • iGrill3 Ready
  • 4 Burners allow better control over temperature
  • Reversible Cooking Grates

What I don't like

  • No side burners
  • Open-cart design doesn’t look flattering

Napoleon Rogue 425

With Weber having a stronghold in the grill industry, nothing can face head-on with it but none other than a great conqueror in the grilling scene as well — the Napoleon! The Napoleon brand is undeniably another grill giant that offers quite a prestige to its owner. For starters, you’ll hardly find full-size Napoleon gas grills under 500 dollars. So owning one sure feels like a privilege.

Now, what can you nab among the Napoleon lineup for just under $1000? The best answer to that points to the Napoleon Rogue 425! Although its natural gas variant will set you back for an additional average of 60 bucks, its propane model is quite the same price with the Genesis II E-410. So with the same price point, which one will give you the best value for your money? Well, that’s a tricky question. They have pros and cons over each other. In the end, the best answer to that all depends on you and your preferences. But before you arrive at your conclusion, allow me to tell you what makes this Napoleon rules!

Right off the bat, the Napoleon Rogue looks premium with its chiseled, slim body with stainless steel suit. At just a glance, you can already tell this grill ain’t cheap. With a full-sized grill, Napoleon didn’t compromise craftsmanship for the price. From lid, grates to burners, every essential part are high quality and a work of stainless steel art. Having this on your backyard makes it a quick conversation starter. You’ll never get tired showing this off to your friends and family.

The Rogue houses 3 stainless steel burners that can pump out 45,000 total BTU’s. Its heat output is slightly lower than the Genesis II E-410. But since this machine also has smaller grilling surface, as a result, the Rogue fires up way faster and more efficiently for its size! You’ll surely take pleasure on how hot it can get and how quickly it heats up. It can literally get hot for just under 2 minutes to a maximum of 700 degrees with all burners cranked all the way up. While maintaining it at 500-600 degrees is also easy on low settings. You can refer to its ACCU-PROBE™ temperature gauge to help you monitor your grill’s temperature.

While it’s relatively smaller than the Genesis, it still has a generous grilling surface of 425 square inches and an overhead warming rack for your buns. This is still roomy enough for you to grill 12 4-inch burger patties at the same time.

You can pretty much cook all kinds of food with this Napoleon. But you know what, they won’t just taste great, they’ll also look awesome! The Rogue also has its own unique tweaks that make this grill shine further, not just literally. It has unique, stainless steel WAVE rod cooking grids lets you achieve beautiful and more professional looking grill marks to your burgers or steaks. So they will look more appealing to the eyes. As they say, “you eat with your eyes first”.

The Rogue has perfect sparks with the Jetfire Ignition system. The Jetfire ignition sparks faster and lives longer than other conventional grills. While most traditional grills have separate ignition button to start the grill, this one smoothly sparks your grill as you turn the knob. The jet of gas flows directly with the push of the control knobs, which in turn, increases the useful life of the grill by preventing stress on the materials. Hence, your igniter won’t break as easily.  However, this only applies to the knobs for the main burners as the sear side burner still uses an igniter button to start. Nevertheless, this is a great start of improvement that we very much welcome.

Now what makes the Rogue even more attractive attributes to the presence of its infrared side burner! The stainless steel side shelves are pretty slick on its own. It ups the game of its functionality by providing you an additional benefit of an infrared sizzle zone side burner. With Rogue, your side burner is not only there for you to cook your sides or sauces. Its infrared burner now allows you to also cook a single steak or burger on it. It’s even efficient and does an amazing job of grilling. Moreover, it has a lid to provide protection to its inner mechanics against the elements.

An additional convenience for you, the side shelves have integrated tool hooks and condiment rack, which is movable to either side. This makes your tools and grill essentials within an arm’s reach. Lastly, its side shelves are foldable and removable! So it can perfectly fit your life and lifestyle. The Napoleon Rogue comes in a compact package that packs quite the punch!

While it doesn’t have a modern take on grilling like the iGrill 3, you’ll appreciate it instead for its versatility. You can buy a rotisserie kit for this machine and have your way to an awesome Thanksgiving. Or, you can also buy a charcoal tray to convert this to a hybrid of a charcoal grill, and achieve that authentic smoky taste. But even without the charcoal tray, the Rogue has dual level sear plates that work similar to Weber’s Flavorizer bars. Any meat juice or grease that fall on the sear plates will instantly vaporize back to your food to add flavor. This also helps prevent flare-ups.

With the looks and versatility of Napoleon Rogue, you won’t ever feel you’re short-changed. The Napoleon Rogue 425 is also an excellent, durable grill that offers more functionality that we seek from expensive grills for a great value of money. Hence, it may as well fit the title for the best gas grills under 1000 dollars. Napoleon Rogue has versatility and state of the art workmanship at an affordable cost that can give you the pride to try NAPOLEON over other leading brands. So if you’re tired with the usual and want to stand out, go Rogue!

Here’s a Quick Recap of Napoleon Rogue 425 Gas Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • 45, 000 total BTU’S from 3 12,000 BTU tube burners and 9,000 BTU infrared SIZZLE ZONE™ side burner
  • 425 sq. in. main grilling area of 625 sq. in. total cooking area
  • DUAL-LEVEL stainless steel sear plates add flavor and prevent flare-ups
  • Stainless steel 7.5mm WAVE™ cooking grids and chrome plated warming rack
  • Stainless steel lid and doors with integrated inside storage compartment
  • Detachable storage shelf on exterior side panels for convenient accessibility
  • Includes an ACCU-PROBE™ temperature gauge for monitoring grill’s temperature
  • Space saving, folding stainless steel side shelves with integrated tool hooks
  • Pedestal base with easy locking casters
  • Backed by the President’s Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • *Propane model features tank stability ring

What I like

  • Stainless Steel body provides durability
  • High heat efficiency for its size
  • Powerful infrared side burner
  • Space-saver and compact package

What I don't like

  • Has the least grilling space of the 3
  • Steel parts are susceptible to scratches

Broil King Regal S-440 Pro

Entering the competition is from the grill royalty, the Broil King! Broil King has been in the business of grill manufacturing for over two decades. Probably the youngest to join the grill market among the three, but has already proven its worth. In addition, their gas grills are manufactured in North America, so they are also proudly American made!

Based on our $1000 budget, it was hard for me to decide between Broil King Baron S590 and Regal S-440 Pro. While Broil King’s Baron series have more features to boot at a lower price, its Regal series have a higher quality construction that can no doubt rival the two. Its solid construction can make up for the absence of a rotisserie burner which you can find in the Baron. Hence, I find the Broil King Regal S-440 Pro to be a much worthier contender that can last for many years. The question now is, can Broil King Regal reign over the game of throne for the best gas grills under 1000 dollars? Let’s find out!

While I personally find the Napoleon to be sleeker looking, the Broil King Regal is still pretty dashing with its stainless steel exterior. Its cookbox, housing, burners, grids to its cooking system uses durable, high-grade stainless steel. These components ensure longevity, excellent heat retention, resistance to rust and easy to clean. Broil King workmanship not only promises superb quality but also functional design.

For one thing, its side shelves are also foldable like the Napoleon to save space. But Regal’s side tables have cast aluminum condiment bins attached on the front. Honestly, this is way more convenient to spice up your meat than getting the condiments on the side. It also has a 4 caster for mobility, but the Regal has durable resin leg levelers on the front base. This ensures your grill to never have uneven footing and will always stand firmly on the ground.

Replacing your propane tank becomes much easier and more accessible due to its pull-out tank drawer design. Furthermore, its control knobs illuminate not just for artistic value but help you to locate the knobs, especially on a barbecue night out!

The Regal S-440 Pro comes with 4 stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burners that heat up quickly and evenly. They can pump out 50,000 BTUs of heat output, which is more than enough to efficiently cover its 500 square inches of grilling space. The size is pretty large, coming in between the Napoleon and Weber. You can fit about 14 burgers at the same time, keeping the queue for food short and guests happily satisfied.

While its cooking process looks ordinary in the surface, the Regal actually shines in this department. Broil King has unique features as the proud patent-holder of Dual-Tube™ stainless steel burners and Linear-Flow™ control valves technology. This further proves Broil King’s worth to be the best gas grills under 1000 dollars. What makes these features stand out is the ability of Dual-Tube burners to equalize the heat from front to back. Unlike standard tubular burners, they tend to have higher gas pressure in the front of the burner so they often result to uneven heating.

On the other hand, the Linear-Flow valves have 180-degree sensi-touch knobs that provide a spectrum flow of heat levels. Thereby, allowing you to have more precise control on the temperature of the grill from extremely high to very low setting. The control knobs have segmented markings around the backing plate, with the largest segment representing the highest setting. Add to that is Regal’s Sure-Lite push-button ignition system, works for fast and reliable startups.

With the control valves, you can conveniently set your grill to the perfect temperature to how ever you want to cook your food, from searing to slow-cooking. The temperature gauge at the center will help you determine if you’re on the right track. With proper temperature setting, you’ll be confident that the meat will not dry out and retain its juiciness. You can trust the Broil King to deliver great cooking and grilling results at any time!

The Regal S-440 Pro also has a side burner on the left side table under the flush-mounted cover, which is capable of 10,000 BTU output. It’s a little on the low side, to be frank. So cooking on big pots can take quite some time, but not on average skillets or saucepans. Nevertheless, it’s a cool addition to the grill and very helpful for preparing side dishes, soup or sauces fast. You can do multi-cooking tasks that will save you time and energy, which is worth more than just monetary savings for you.

Not wanting to let its competitors get ahead of the game, Broil King makes its own take for adding flavor to your food. Hence, the Regal presents a  stainless steel Flav-R-Wave cooking system, which ensures superior heat distribution and protection for your burners. It also works closely like the Weber’s Flavorizer Bar and Napoleon’s dual level sear plates, since it is responsible for catching and vaporizing drippings. Then it creates smoke for a distinctive barbecue flavor to your food!

Treat yourself to a royal grilling experience and indulge a Broil King Regal. It’s a superior grill that should last you for many years at a great value. But if you’re willing to go a little over the budget, the Regal S490 Pro is also a solid investment. It’s the top of the line model in the Regal series and offers an additional 15,000 BTU rear rotisserie burner. It even includes a premium rotisserie kit. All that for not more than 50 bucks over the budget.

Here’s a Quick Recap of Broil King Regal S-440 Pro’s Sizzling Features

  • 4 stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burners deliver up to 50,000 BTU output; 10,000 BTU Side Burner;
  • 500 sq in primary cooking surface featuring solid stainless steel 9mm rod cooking grids
  • Stainless steel Flav-R-Wave™ cooking system delivers even heat distribution; Linear-Flow™ burner valves allow for precise temperature control; Sure-Lite™ electronic ignition easily ignites the grill
  • Stainless steel side shelves and enclosed cabinet base provide workspace and storage for grilling essentials. Illuminated control knobs create a stylish look and are functional after sunset.
  • Proudly Made in North America – Limited Lifetime Warranty

What I like

  • Stainless steel body provides durability
  • Dual Tube burners ensures even heating
  • Linear Flow valve allows infinite heat
  • Space-saving with generous cooking space

What I don't like

  • Side burner is a bit under-powered but still appreciated

 

The Round-Up

Three big names in the grill industry round up our list of best gas grills under 1000 dollars. Weber Genesis II E-410 offers you with the largest cooking space to accommodate all of your loved ones for the ultimate bonding experience. While Napoleon Rogue provides versatility and powerful infrared side burner like no other. Lastly but not the least, Broil King Regal S-440 Pro is everything in between to meet all your needs.

But before you finally decide which is the best gas grill, I just recommend you to buy any of these grills on Amazon. Not only do they have better price deals, they usually offer these grills with FREE expert assembly as well! With it, we can avoid all the assembling mumbo jumbos and be getting all jittery from waiting too long to just jump right into grilling. So, don’t let yourself suffer any further and just bite into this tempting offer!

Whichever you pick among the best gas grills under 1000 dollars are sure to meet your expectations and make every dollar you spent worth it. As a result, every barbecue cookout you host becomes a pleasurable experience!

If you got more suggestions and other thoughts, feel free to fire those comments below. Because I’d love to hear them all!

Best Natural Gas Grills

Best Natural Gas Grills | Your Way to Healthy Lifestyle

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Eaton Miller

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I am a self-proclaimed grill master! Few quick things to know about me: I love to grill as much as I love to eat. My favorite thing to grill and eat is steaks! Currently, I own a Weber Genesis II LX S-340 for my main grilling action and a Coleman LXX, so I can bring the barbecue party whenever, wherever. More than just a dream grill, I'd love to set up my own wicked sick outdoor grilling station! But that's gonna wait for now. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them all. Let's fire up the discussion!
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Whenever we think of shopping for a new gas grill, we almost always look for the top propane gas grills. But what about the best natural gas grills? Natural gas grills are becoming popular nowadays that you seriously should consider getting one for yourself as well.

So what’s the difference between the two? It pretty much boils down to how gas is supplied to the grill. Propane gas grills require replacement of gas tanks once they’re empty. On the other hand, you need to install natural gas pipelines first in your home before you can actually use a natural gas grill.

While on the surface, it may be much easier to just buy a liquid propane gas grill for its hassle-free requirements and flexibility. Natural gas grill tends to keep your gas grill always in one place due to its gas connections. Yet, there are still a number of reasons why people would opt for natural gas grills.

First of all, once you install the gas pipelines in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about running out of fuel every time you have a barbecue. Natural gas also burns more cleanly and contains fewer contaminants than propane gas. This, in turn, doesn’t hurt the environment as much, and won’t hurt you, your family, or your food! And the icing on the cake is that natural gas is a lot cheaper than propane gas!

In the end, there are just so many benefits and advantages of natural gas that using it as a fuel makes for a winner choice. I won’t list all the benefits here since I already have thoroughly discussed them in a separate article. So this time, my focus here is finding the best natural gas grills for your needs!

And now without further ado, let’s get on with the list of the best natural gas grills, shall we?!

Best Natural Gas Grills Comparison Chart

  • Weber Spirit E310 Gas Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 32 x 52 x 63 in
    Dimension
  • 424 sq. in. of primary cooking area
    105 sq. in. of swing-away warming rack
    Total Cooking Area
  • 32,000 BTU main burner
    BTU Rating
  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range
  • Weber Genesis II LX S-340
    Natural Gas Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 33 x 38 x 52 in
    Dimension
  • 513 sq. in. of main grilling area
    156 sq. in. of tuck-away warming rack
    Total Cooking Area
  • 43,500 BTU main burner
    12,000 BTU side burner
    BTU Rating
  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range
  • Weber Summit S-470
    Natural Gas Grill
    Name
  • Rating
  • 38.6 x 30.5 x 52 in
    Dimension
  • 468 sq. in. primary cooking area
    112 sq. in. warming rack area
    Total Cooking Area
  • 48,800 BTUs primary burners
    12,000 BTUs side burner
    10,600 BTUs sear station burner
    6,800 BTUs smoker burner
    10,600 BTUs rotisserie burner
    BTU Rating
  • Ave. Grill Party Size
  • Price Range

The Top Gas Grill Picks and Reviews

Weber Spirit E310 Natural Gas Grill

Don’t mind the pun, but the Weber Spirit E310 perfectly captures the spirit of a simple and straightforward natural gas grill. While the Spirit E310 sure only has the basic functions of a gas grill, you should never underestimate this thing! After all, it’s a Weber, which just so happens to be a known maker of quality grills.

Plus, its propane counterpart is also a big hit among grill users, including me. It continues to be one of my top choices when it comes to finding the best gas grills. Because with Spirit E310, you can get all the essentials of a grill that is built to last for a fair price.

This natural gas grill measures in at 63 by 52 by 32 inches which will easily fit almost anywhere with its semi-compact frame. Hence, it’s very fitting for small to medium homes or apartment-dwellers! But despite its quite compact frame, the Spirit E310 has enough cooking capacity to boast.

It has a  total of 529 square inches of cooking area, while 424 square inches of that allot for your main grilling action. Its size is suitable for feeding small to medium families, or small crowds in parties. Moreover, it’s enough to fit a 20-pound turkey or grill 15 burger patties in one go! While you can also heat up the buns or keep your cooked meat stay warm by placing them on its 105 square inches of warming rack. Suffice to say, no one will feel too hungry before they can get to their next rounds of meat.

But what use of having a large cooking surface when your grill doesn’t have enough firepower to heat the whole area. Needless to say, the Spirit E310 has efficient power to do the job since it’s packed with 3 powerful burners that produce 32,000 BTUs of heat! However, few people have noted having to wait a bit longer for the grates to get really hot for searing. Nevertheless, it ensures nice and even cooking for almost anything you need. And it can still achieve deep sears with beautiful marks we’ve always wanted.

One thing I’ve always highlighted and admired Weber for is due to their Flavorizer bars. These porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars are the unique edge of Weber gas grills. Wherein they catch meat juice drippings then vaporize them back, coating the food you grill. This, in turn, will improve the taste of your meal by infusing smoky flavored goodness! Need I say more?!

The Spirit line is actually the starter pack of a Weber. With that said, its build quality is slightly inferior to its higher-priced brothers like Genesis. Nevertheless, it still has above average construction that can outlast the others. The body of Weber Spirit E310 has a mixture of coated steel and stainless steel materials.

While the insides have solid built, starting with its stainless steel burners. Then, its cooking grates are composed of porcelain-enameled steel, stainless steel, and cast iron. These 3 work together to provide durability, efficient heat distribution and retention.

The cookbox of this gas grill is made of cast aluminum which will require low maintenance. It can also withstand any heat needed to grill your dishes to perfection. This combined with the shroud, creates an ideal cooking environment which is balanced and properly circulated even if you use direct or indirect heat. There’s also a nice fuel gauge which you can easily monitor to know where you stand with your fuel.

Don’t be fooled by the basic looks of the Spirit E310, it’s definitely still packed with all the handy extra features that every competitive gas grill on the market has. First, you’ve got stainless steel side tables with integrated tool hooks.

Not only do you have an area to organize your dishes and sauces, but you also have handy racks for hanging all the utensils you’ll be using. So everything you need will literally be at arm’s length. While the stainless steel tables make it easier to clean off dirt and spills. It’s also worth noting that the E310 comes with a 10-foot flexible hose for easy hook-up!

Grease management is also quite well handled with the Spirit E310. The grease that doesn’t vaporize and infuse into your meat is handled by the grease management system which consists of an angled grease tray and catch pan. Once filled, simply remove it from the cabinet, throw away the grease, and keep on grilling!

With a friendly price tag of under 500 bucks and toned features, this grill is bound to look great in all kinds of settings! Moreover, out of all the available Weber gas grills, the Spirit E310 is the most affordable and value for money. It has all the bare essentials covered while being able to serve a crowd. Hence, you get to enjoy the ultimate barbecue experience with more people. After all, barbecues taste better when shared with your loved ones.

Here’s a Quick Recap of Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • Three stainless steel burners put out 32,000 BTU-per-hour
  • 424 sq. in. of cooking area and 105 sq. in. for warming
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
  • Electronic Crossover ignition system starts with the push of a button
  • Assembled dimensions with the lid open 63″ by 52″ by 32″

What I like

  • Good value for money
  • Basic design packed with features
  • Can last for many years with routine care
  • Comes with a flexible hose

What I don't like

  • Cast irons wear a little bit thin
  • Small material compromises have been made to accommodate lower price point

Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Natural Gas Grill

What else can better compete with Weber Spirit for our list of the best natural gas grill but none other than a Weber Genesis! Taking a notch higher, you’ll take delight in Weber Genesis II LX S-340’s heavyweight features.

There’s definitely something about the Genesis II LX S-340 that screams the outdoors. Just looking at it will instantly take you to the 4th of July and grilling to your heart’s content. It’s not hard to feel like a total barbecue pro when you use this stunning gas grill.

The “S” in the Weber Genesis II LX S-340 actually stands for stainless steel. This means that about all of its body and parts are made of stainless steel materials or have a stainless finish. While the stainless variant could set you back an extra hundred bucks, I feel it’s totally worth it and your investment could go a long way. Not only is it more durable, it also has better resistance to rust and the elements. Thereby giving you more grilling seasons to enjoy!

Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that the Genesis II LX E-340 ain’t tough! In fact, it’s still far superior than other non-stainless steel gas grills. While its exterior surface is made of porcelain-enameled steel that can withstand usual wear and tears.

While you can find both of their cooking grates to be of stainless steel. And the same goes for the Flavorizer bars which makes them even hotter! Both for cooking and as an expression.

The Genesis II LX 340 has a primary cooking area of 513 square inches which is quite larger than the Spirit. This provides an extra capacity to grill for 2 more empty stomachs! Furthermore, it also comes with a very handy 156 square inches of warming overhead space. Which is great for food that needs to be stored and kept warm, then tuck it away when not in use!

An additional feature you’ll look forward to is the presence of a side burner! Whenever someone asks me if it’s just a matter of having a side burner or not, I’d always prefer to have one with a closable lid. This way, I’ll have a spot for cooking the veggies or crafting my secret BBQ sauces. Or I can simply close the lid and have the extra workspace when not in use! You shouldn’t also underestimate its side burners as it can produce 12,000 BTU-per-hour.

The Genesis models, including this one, are optimizing the GS4 Grilling system. It’s designed to make every grilling amazing and hassle-free. Firstly, the electronic ignition sparks its high performing burners every time. Secondly, these burners ensure consistent and even heat distribution. Its unique tapered-shape burner tubes are made of a durable stainless steel which is resistant to burn-throughs and all sorts of stains and damage.

Then, the Flavorizer bars will work wonders! Not only will it infuse the smoky flavor goodness to your meat, but also help reduce flare-ups. Lastly, you have a reliable grease management for easy cleanup after every use. It handles funneling of the grease pretty well down into the handy catch pan right below the cookbox. Once full, simply take it out, dispose of the grease, and you can go on grilling to your heart’s content!

As for cooking power, the Genesis II LX 340 has a sizable 43,500 BTUs of heat which is more than enough to handle the larger cooking space it sports. Furthermore, it even has High+ heat settings for an added boosts of heat for faster preheat time and hit those high temperatures for the perfect sear.

This natural gas grill measures in at 48 by 59 by 29 inches with a closed lid. This actually makes it slightly bigger than the Spirit E310, which is no surprise given its larger cooking surface as well. Nevertheless, it is still rather compact and easy to store as well as you can fold down its left side table.

Its enclosed cabinet design provides additional and well-protected storage room. While the stainless steel side tables let you place your plates and bowls full of food to grill. The side tables have integrated tool hooks to hang your tongs, spatulas, and other grill tools at arm’s length.

You also get some extra glow from the Genesis II LX 340, like, literally! While it may not be necessary, the Genesis 340 comes with cool handle lights found on the lid and control knobs that also light up. I say, they’re extra features as the grill is already awesome in itself, but having them now is pretty handy especially for night barbecues.

The handle light on the lid even turns on and off automatically when you open or close the lid. The handle light uses LED to illuminate your cooking area. This will help you properly spot if the meat is grilled to your content!

The Genesis II LX S-340 is also iGrill3 ready! You can now use your phone to monitor your grill’s temperatures. Very Nifty! All you need to do is simply download the Weber iGrill app on your phone. And, well, buy the actual accessory too since they are sold separately. But even if you don’t buy the iGrill3, there’s still a built-in thermometer on the lid to rely on.

The Genesis II LX S-340 may not be for you though if you find yourself among these scenarios: Its price is totally out of your budget range. Having a side burner is not a necessity for you. You need to feed a larger family or prefer a larger cooking surface. But despite all that, you still want the quality of a Genesis, then a Genesis II E-410 may be more up to your alley.

On a quick note, the Genesis II E-410 has 646 square inches of cooking space with 198 square inches of a tuck-away warming rack overhead. While its 4 burners produce 48,000 BTUs to keep the reversible cooking grates hot and able to hit high temperatures.

Nonetheless, if you can afford the Genesis II LX S-340, I highly recommend it. You won’t regret having a powerful gas grill that is built to last. Not to mention, it looks cool and refined in your backyard. Having the Genesis II LX 340 will totally up your grilling game. Every barbecue cookout makes for an awesome experience that you’ll never need to look for any other grill!

Here’s a Quick Recap of Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Gas Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • GS4 Grilling System includes three high-performance stainless steel burners with 43,500 BTU-per-hour input.
  • New Grease Management System reduces risk of dangerous flare-ups and makes grease removal easy
  • 7mm stainless steel cooking grates with stainless steel Flavorizer bars
  • 513 square inches of cooking space with 156 square inches Tuck-Away warming rack overhead
  • Flush-mounted side burner produces 12,000 BTUs is perfect for preparing side dishes and sauces
  • Built-in lid thermometer
  • Infinity Ignition ensures that by turning the knob, the gas will ignite and start each burner with ease, and is backed by a generous warranty

What I like

  • Compact design with a lot of cooking space
  • High grade built, especially for the stainless steel variant
  • Very powerful burners that could get really hot, fast and efficiently

What I don't like

  • A bit pricey
  • Grill lights are susceptible to damage, but won’t affect its grilling capacity

Weber Summit S-470 Natural Gas Grill

Anyone who takes a look at the Weber Summit S-470 will immediately know that this natural gas grill means business. There’s definitely no-nonsense here, but just some good old-fashioned grilling. So here are some reasons why I think that the Summit S-470 definitely is the summit of natural gas grills!

The Summit S-470 is by far the most versatile among our best natural gas grills list. It has a total of 580 square inches of a cooking area which is suitable for feeding medium to large families. Thus, throwing BBQ house parties will be your thing! You can cook 20 burger patties or about 4 whole chickens on the 468 square inch standard cooking surface at once on this without any problem. While the 112 square inch warming rack is ready to keep anything warm for you while you grill everything else.

Now to the juicy details! The Weber Summit S-470 is everything but a basic grill. When I say it’s versatile, it clearly is the whole package. You get your main cooking area, a side burner, a sear station burner, a smoker and a rotisserie burner. How freaking cool is that?!

The main burners pack 48,800 BTUs of cooking power which is more than enough for its size, so expect it to get really hot. But if you need further oomph in the heat department! You can switch to its 10,600 BTU Sear Station burner to get hit 100 degrees hotter than just closing the lid. Hence, you can achieve that desired sears without making a sweat!

And of course, a flush-mounted side burner with a 12,000 BTUs of cooking power is also present. On the other hand, you’ll have more reasons to say thanks for Thanksgiving when your grill has its own 6,800 BTU smoker burner, and 10,600 BTU rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner! It’s a tuck away rotisserie system with a flip-up motor. While there’s a separate storage area for the spit and fork inside the cabinet. Packed with features is definitely an understatement!

This natural gas grill measures in at 66 by 57 by 30 inches which are slightly sizable and will require quite a bit of space so watch out for that. The body is constructed with a mix of luxurious metals. It is dominantly stainless steel for the cart, lid, burners, cooking grates and doors. While chrome-plated cast aluminum is used for handles and, accent colored painted side and rear panels give some variety to the look.

Our beloved Flavorizer bars are also made of stainless steel! Although with so much the Summit S-470 can do, the Flavorizer bar almost looks more like an accessory instead. Still, it’s just as an integral part of the grill that requires proper care to last. This involves regular cleaning from you. You can do so by burning the grill at high temperature then brush off the remaining debris with a grill brush. You can also wash it with warm water and soap instead while scrubbing it with a steel wool pads. Just avoid using Citrus dishwashing soap.

The Summit S-470 also doesn’t go easy on the extra features despite the crazy amount of cooking tools it already has. Firstly, you have two stainless steel side tables with a total of 6 tool racks to keep everything handy and near you.

Secondly, the grill itself is also super portable with wheels so you can move it around if you need to store it during the winter season. While the cookbox is made of cast aluminum, this only requires minimal maintenance and is pretty much able to handle any type of heat you throw at it. Then combine all these with the shroud will create a great cooking environment with an equal balance of heat distribution for optimized cooking.

The burner tubes are made of high-grade stainless steel which can stand small amounts of water found in natural gas. They’re incredibly sturdy and durable and free of welding and weak points. You can also fine-tune the heat with the many control systems so this natural gas grill is perfect for the most perfectionist cooks.

And much like the Genesis, it has one handle light, 4 control knobs that light up and it’s compatible with iGrill3. So you can just sync and cook away! Lastly, grease management works just as great thanks to the funnel system directing the grease down to the grease tray and catch pan.

The stainless steel grease tray is at a safe distance from the burner tubes to prevent the grease from catching fire. It’s also large, so it won’t fill up quickly and make a mess while you’re still in the middle of grilling. There’s a front access to the grease tray and pan to easily remove and replace them.

The Weber Summit S-470 is an absolute stunner! Anyone who catches a glimpse will know you really mean business when it comes to your grill. Nothing gets more serious with their grill when it’s complete with features, shows off a stainless steel body and comes with a hefty price tag of not more than two thousand bucks. Weber Summit S-470 is a total knockout! It has all the bells and whistles you could ever want for a natural gas grill.

Here’s a Quick Recap of Weber Summit S-470 Gas Grill’s Sizzling Features

  • 580 square inch cooking area
  • 4 stainless-steel burners produce 48,800 BTUs
  • With stainless-steel cooking grates and Flavorizer bars
  • Front-mounted controls with Snap-Jet individual burner ignition system
  • Packs a side burner, sear station burner, smoker burner, and rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner
  • Enclosed cart with thermometer, 2 work areas, Grill Out light and 6 tool hooks
  • Measures 30″ long by 66″ wide by 57″ high with 5-year limited warranty
  • Uses Natural Gas fuel with 10-foot flexible gas supply hose included

What I like

  • Super solid build
  • Packs with heavyweight features
  • Comes with a flexible hose

What I don't like

  • Premium price tag

 

The Round-Up

Before you can actually use a natural gas grill, you’ll have to install natural gas pipelines to your home. So for you to commit to that, you might as well invest on what’s best out there and maximize the experience. You’ll be getting your money’s worth from them seasons after seasons. Hence, I’m here to help you find the best natural gas grills perfect for your needs.

The Spirit E310 is for the shopper on a budget but still wants some solid quality. It’s a natural gas grill that’s simple, easy to use, and well-designed. It’s also perfect for those who like to grill for small crowds and small families.

But if you have a little extra cash, and looking to invest in a fancier natural gas grill without splurging, the Genesis II LX S-340 is a solid choice. It has better grade materials to last and has more grilling capacity that you really need. So, it will most definitely work like a charm for every barbecue.

Lastly, arguably one of the best natural gas grills out there, the Summit S-470 is a heavy-duty champ for the biggest grillers and those who’re in the market for something high-end. Definitely, the Summit S-470 is a premium choice and justifiably so with the sheer number of features it packs into its premium build frame.

All in all, a budget will most likely dictate the choice, because you’ve got three amazing natural gas grills here. The only question is if you’re going for a base model, mid-range model, or high-end model. One thing’s for sure though, you can’t go wrong with any of these as you’re in good hands of Weber.

Notable Mention

While my top choices for the best natural gas grills are all under Weber, it’s because they have the most extensive selections in this segment. It’s also undeniable that their models of natural gas grills are performing very well. Nothing comes close to the quality Weber has produced in this segment.

The only natural gas grill that caught my attention and worth mentioning aside from Weber is probably the Dyna-Glo Premium Grill. So, if all of my above choices are still beyond your budget, then you might want to consider checking the Dyna-Glo.

When it comes to just cooking size and heat capacity alone, the Dyna-Glo looks best on paper. And it’s even cheaper for about $120 than the Spirit. But when it’s a question of longevity and experience, investing the extra hundred bucks on a Weber does sound more appealing. As a matter of fact, Weber even offers 10 years limited warranty on its grill parts.

If you got more suggestions and other thoughts, feel free to fire those comments below. Because I’d love to hear them all!

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11 Most Important Things to Know on How to Buy a Grill

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Eaton Miller

Grill Master at Best Grills Guide
I am a self-proclaimed grill master! Few quick things to know about me: I love to grill as much as I love to eat. My favorite thing to grill and eat is steaks! Currently, I own a Weber Genesis II LX S-340 for my main grilling action and a Coleman LXX, so I can bring the barbecue party whenever, wherever. More than just a dream grill, I'd love to set up my own wicked sick outdoor grilling station! But that's gonna wait for now. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them all. Let's fire up the discussion!
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It’s finally that time of the year when the sun’s out and we can all finally go around town in the most fuss-free clothes and meet up with our family and friends; basically have all the fun that we couldn’t during the colder months. Indeed, summer is finally here and one of the most fun activities anyone could ever do? Have a big summer barbecue! After all, who doesn’t love a big juicy steak or burger to go with an ice-cold drink in the summer? I’m definitely a fan.

But of course, a barbecue party won’t be complete without the grilled meats! It’s probably the most significant part of any summer party, aside from booze. You need a great tool to cook on and having a good grill can mean the difference between a summer fiesta and a summer fiasco.

If you still don’t own a grill or looking to replace it, it might be a good idea to buy now before summer arrives. And if this is your first time buying one then before dealing with what model or brand, you first need to know how to buy a grill. Not just any kind or you’ll end up with junk and just burn through your cash. You need to know how to look for a good grill and what makes its features a great value for your money.

There are tons of things to consider when you finally decide to shop around and they’re all equally important. It’s not just about the price and how pretty and shiny a gas grill is! So let me give you tips on how to buy a grill!

Here are some of the most important factors on what makes a good grill that you have to keep in mind when shopping, especially on a gas grill.

How to Buy a Grill & What to Look for in a Grill

PRICE

PriceFor whatever things we buy, we’re always limited by a budget. So you definitely have to first determine how far you’re willing to go for your grill in terms of the price. Are you a budget shopper? Are you looking for something mid-range? Or are you the shopper that consistently says money is no object?

Although it isn’t always the case that higher price means better performance. Usually as far as gas grills go, higher price usually means better build quality and materials as well as more extra features. Though nowadays, manufacturers discover better, cheaper alternatives everyday and you can also probably find great gas grills that suit you for way less than the top of the line ones that you were previously eyeing.

Once you’ve figured out the price range you’re willing to shell out for that new gas grill, you can now narrow down the products available for you. You can then decide for the extra features you’ll need and want for a grill. If you’re looking for a tabletop or portable gas grills, you can get one for just a hundred to hundred eighty bucks. While you can already have a pretty cool basic grill for just under 300 bucks. For those with bigger families will require more burners and bigger cooking space, so that may set you back for not more than $1000. Now if you have some cash to burn and be the envy of your friends, $2000 budget can already get you a long way! You can own a shiny new branded grill with all the nitty-gritty specs you’ll really need plus the extra frills!

Branded or not, what’s important is to always remember to set a budget for yourself because this helps weed out unnecessary temptation and spending. It always pays to shop responsibly, after all!

FUEL

FuelHaving a barbecue is fun and nothing is more satisfying than smelling the aroma of sizzling meat paired with vegetables for the amazing meal that you’re preparing. But have you ever thought about the fuel that you’ve used up to create your sumptuous dishes?

There are 6 common fuel sources for your grill which are charcoal, gas, logs, wood pellets and electric. Each of them have their own merits and can cook remarkably.  However, if you really want to make the most out of your grill and find yourself wanting to cook steaks and other red meat most often, then you will need a charcoal or gas grill. You will need high heat for searing and this is achieved by having either of the two. Now don’t get me started on which of the two should you get, it will take us forever to decide on who’s the winner for the charcoal vs gas debate.

Now if you decide gas grills to be more convenient for you, there are 2 kinds of fuel you can choose from. You can either opt for a liquid propane (LP) or a natural gas grill. You cannot buy a gas grill that can use both liquid propane and natural gas at the same time. So if you buy a propane gas grill, expect to only use propane gas to cook foods with it. Although you can buy conversion kits that can switch your ordinary propane grill to natural gas grill.

Now if you’re wondering whether to buy a propane or natural gas grill, I’d always suggest you to go for natural gas grills, especially if you already have a natural gas line hooked up to your home. They just have more benefits and when it comes to being more eco-friendly as well, natural fuels are the way to go. After all, we live in an environmentally troubled time, so if there are options to lessen any harmful effects to our nature then let’s support in any way we can! Nevertheless, buying either one of these gas fuels will still boil down to your needs and lifestyle. If you can’t have access to natural fuel, then LPG grill is your best choice.

Always be sure to closely study the type of fuel that a specific gas grill needs. You can also consider which has more efficient fuel consumption for a gas grill. Also, it helps to know if the fuel is readily available in your area in case you run out.

FINE WORKMANSHIP

workmanshipGoing back to what I said about considering the price of the grill, it always helps to determine the value that you’re getting for the money that you’re shelling out. Remember: value does not equal price. So how to buy a grill where you get what you paid for and possibly more? You find out if a grill is worth it by looking at the level of workmanship of a particular grill.

Does it have a solid built with proper welding and no sharp edges? What materials were used? Does it also have thick metals, sturdy legs, tough large wheels and well-fitted hinges and latches? These are just some of the questions you need to ask when looking on a new grill. If you’re seeing it personally, try shaking it a bit to see how it feels. It should feel solid and sturdy, and not wobble easily. You know a grill is built well when nothing shakes and everything feels hefty and firm.

While some grills are also coated with paint, so make sure it has good paint job and will not get chipped off easily as they also work as an added protection to the grill.

QUALITY MATERIALS

Grill MaterialsThe popular choice to date are made with thick stainless steel bodies as these are more durable, easier to upkeep and have better resistance against rust. You can say that rust is like the cancer of any grill. So having a tough exterior, high-grade and thick stainless steel materials can assure longer life for your grill. However, stainless steel gas grill are expensive to own. But if money will not be an issue and you definitely want one as well, then get a stainless steel that is nonmagnetic because they will not corrode fast. Another is to find one with 304 grade and contains more chromium and nickel in the alloy for tougher built, made to last longer.

Top of the line grills are usually made with stainless steel, cast aluminum, cast iron and enamel-bonded steel which are all of high quality materials, but are still totally not rust-free. A cast-iron that is not properly painted and an enamel-bonded steel that has its coating already chipped off are both already susceptible to rust.

The best alternative to expensive materials such as stainless steels is to buy grills that are made with cast aluminum and steel. They are reasonably priced, retains heat well and are also easy to upkeep. However burners are the heart of a grill, so make sure to at least invest on a gas grill that has stainless steel or brass-made burners.

As for the grill grates, you can find one that are made of stainless steel as well or cast iron. They are also usually coated with chrome, nickel, and porcelain. Cast-iron grates have nice heat conduction and thus leaves nice grill marks. However, you will have to oil it regularly for maintenance and preventive measure against rust.

For more affordable units, they usually coat their grates with porcelain which makes maintenance so fast and easy. Porcelain also has great heat and chemical resistance which is why a lot of manufacturers prefer it to this very day, while professionals love it for its perfection on leaving beautiful grill marks! Although they are rather heavy so you will just have to be extra careful in handling them to avoid chipping or cracking them accidentally.

The bolts and screws used should also be of the same strong steel. Also, it pays to have rubberized edges to avoid any painful bumping.

SAFETY FIRST

SafetyLuckily for us, the law now requires all appliances to have some sort of safety protocol. Like with water heaters, if it short-circuits or something goes terribly wrong in its mechanism, any sort of explosion will contain within the device. The same concept is applied to all gas grills but manufacturers have approached these malfunction fail-safes in their own unique way.

When you pick a grill, you should also try to picture yourself using it and try to imagine what would happen in the unlikely case that something goes wrong. Try to think about how you would go about such a sticky situation and how you would want your grill to react to the mishap. Pick the grill with the malfunction or fire protocol that you’re most comfortable with.

The materials used in making the grill itself are usually of a high fire rating, meaning it will take a very long time before it starts to burn. So make sure to thoroughly check if the grill’s materials are high-grade and thick enough to make sure it won’t get burned easily. Grease pans should also be kept at the right place and be easily accessible for cleaning to prevent flare ups.

In the case of an accident, a gas grill made of materials with high fire ratings will burn very slowly, giving your family enough time to vacate the premises while better-equipped people help you out. Having a baking soda around while grilling are great for putting small grease fires out. Though for larger fires, a fire extinguisher is your best weapon so invest on one as well to be safe. Though I’m pretty sure it won’t come to this, but better safe than sorry, right?

APPROPRIATE COOKING AREA / SURFACE

Cooking Grill surfaceThe gas grill that you pick would, of course, have to address how many people you’re planning to serve. How many people you often cook for is directly variable to the cooking area or surface that you’re working with; a bigger grilling area can make cooking for larger crowds a lot easier, while having a big grilling surface but only serving a small family or group could be a waste of resources.

So let’s say you often host a backyard barbecue parties, then make sure to invest on a large grill. While occasional cookouts for small and intimate group, a small grill is enough to do the job and will also save you the extra bucks.

Be sure to pick a gas grill that fits the crowd you feed by checking the size of the cooking area as well as the preparation surfaces. You can easily estimate if the size of the grill is appropriate for your family. You can do so by checking on the main cooking area which should be in square inches and usually provided under product’s details. Then divide the area by 72, the total will be your estimate for the number of people your grill can cook for simultaneously.

As an example, if the cooking area of the grill is 285 sq. in. then we divide it by 72, we’ll have an equation like this: 285 sq. in. ÷ 72 = 3.95. By rounding it off to 4, this gives us a quick estimate, we can then say that the grill can cook food for 3-4 people at the same time.

While if you plan to smoke large food items such as turkey, you can do so with a large gas grill. By large I mean one where there is at least a space to fit one head between the heating surface and the inside of the lid or hood of the grill, then you will have enough space to smoke such food.

When doing the computation for grill’s capacity to cook for each person simultaneously, make sure to only apply this to the area of the main cooking grate, not the total cooking size that manufacturers tend to inform us. Since they also include the size of warming surfaces to the total cooking area of the grill to make it look bigger. Nevertheless, having extra cooking surfaces like warming racks are very handy to have.

DIMENSION & FOOTPRINT

DimensionIt can be troublesome to have a grill that can’t seem to fit anywhere in your home so be sure to take measurements around your house beforehand to find the perfect spot for where you want your future grill to be. You have to take into consideration the level of ventilation, distance from flammable materials, and convenience of that particular area. Then after you take measurements of the available space for your grill, you can go shopping for one!

Although, there are some apartment buildings, condominiums or multi-family dwellings that only allow a specific type of grill you can use or has a distance requirement to follow for fire safety measures that you have to take note of before getting an oversized grill. In some places have even totally prohibited using of grills on balconies and decks such as in Connecticut. Building requirements seem to be more lenient towards using electric grills.

Still, make sure to check the fire code in your building and ask permission from your property owner(s) or fire marshals in your area before you swipe your credit card. Be sure to also check the size of the grill in the product’s descriptions and specifications to see if it matches your measurements or not.

HIGH HEAT CAPACITY (Temperature and BTU per Area)

BTU per Area temperatureCan’t make delicious steaks or juicy burgers without the right kind of heat! If you’re a steak lover and want to perfectly cook red meat with a nice crisp dark crust and red to pink doneness on the inside, even on thin steaks, you will want a grill that can get really hot! This is where British Thermal Unit (BTU) comes in.

BTU refers to the heat output of your unit. This means that the higher BTU of the grill, the higher levels of heat it can produce. However, having high BTU doesn’t automatically qualify the unit as the best choice because you also have to consider its cooking size. If the BTU level is too low for the size, then the grill may not produce enough heat to cook the food the way you want. While having too high BTU for a small cooking area can often generate too much heat and overcook your food and nobody also wants that.

So when you shop for a gas grill, you should definitely check its BTU rating and do a bit of calculating. The BTU/AREA rating determines how your grill efficiently distributes heat throughout its cooking surface over a specific unit of area. Ideally, a gas grill with 80 to 100 BTUs per square inch, or close to that heat ratio range, has good heat efficiency and can pretty much handle all your grilling needs. While 60 to 80 BTUs are more than enough for an infrared grill.

In addition, having a precise control on your grill’s temperature can make a difference to the taste and success of your cooking.  Cooking meats directly at high heat for too long will shrink its proteins, thus, leaving us with a hard and dry meat. So, gas grills, excluding portable ones, are recommended to have a minimum of 2 burners. This will allow you to create a 2-zone setup for direct and indirect cooking. Or if you have more burners, which is a plus, you can have low, medium and high heat zones for your cooking.

However, we don’t want to have hot and cold spots on your grill so watch out for burners that are too far apart. Distributing even heat across the cooking surface with good temperature control is the key to superb cooking and grilling experience.

USEFUL FEATURES

FeaturesDon’t cheat yourself out of features that all gas grills in this day and age should have! After all, your gas grill is an investment and you should always aim to get one that gets you value for your money. Nowadays, almost any gas grill on the market has a built-in compartment for your gas tank as well as storage for starter fluid. There are also handy-dandy shelves that stretch out from the sides where you can place your plates of cooked and uncooked meats, and even your sauces and marinades!

Somewhere on the sides, there is usually a small convenient rack for cleaning rags, spatulas, tongs, or meat picks. Manufacturers usually have their own approach to these racks. Some create beautiful nodes on the body of the grill while some just put small hangers on the edge of the grill’s sides. These are the bare minimums of any gas grill in the market today.

While if having a side burner doesn’t cost too much of a difference, I would always suggest you to get one, specifically the one with flip down covers. After all, side burners are starting to become more of a staple among gas grills similar to how mobile phones have WiFi built-in on them. Having a side burner is an add-on convenience for warming up a sauce or cooking the sides like beans, corns, rice or whatever while grilling. And if you aren’t using the burner, you can still maximize it by using it as a table or extra space for your plates and stuff.

GOOD WARRANTY

Grill WarrantyAll items we buy should always come with a warranty. But better grills comes with at least 5 years of free service and even on its assembly parts. There are gas grills that come with a separate warranty for each parts of the grill such as burner, ignition system and exterior body; so if the one you’d get comes with such a warranty arrangement, make sure to clear this with a sales representative or have a clear guide on it. The warranty should provide you everything that you’ll need from it.

In addition, make sure you’re buying from a well-reputed brand and good customer service. Because what’s the point of having long warranty if you can’t reach the company to avail it. You should be able to easily find the company’s customer support hotline and clear instructions for what to do in the event that you’d need new parts.

EXTRA FEATURES

Extra Grill FeaturesIt is always a fun experience when something you own goes the extra mile and goes from an ordinary object to a great one. Today, the competition between manufacturers have become quite intense. Everyone always has something different and cool for you to try – extra features that you will scream, jump, and holler for joy. This is especially important for different brands because it’s what will set them apart from each other and can put you to a whole new level of grilling experience!

Some high-end grills have an extra burner for a searing area while some have a nifty little compartment to keep your meats fresh, and some have a cool convenient little waste chute. I call them as extra features as the sad thing about them is that they tend to be quite exorbitant and make a grill go way over your budget even though you can actually get by and still grill without these “extras“. However, if the budget permits, you should definitely look for a gas grill with as many extra features as you can! You never know how handy they will come to you when the time comes! There are just way too many extra features to name so I’ll just give you the ones that I feel are probably the most useful.

If you’re totally serious about having steaks every day and night, you gotta have a sear burners. You’ll get to cook a mouth-watering steaks with beautiful sear marks that you might unconsciously do the Italian fingertips kiss gesture for your perfect steak! Next one would be a smoker because with a smoker, you can also create delicious cured dishes aside from steaks and burgers. Can you imagine having a platter of salmon or pastrami to go with your summer parties? Amazing!

You should also check for infrared burners as this will definitely diversify the way you can prepare and cook your food, because with infrared burners, you can cook more delicately as well as more evenly with heat that comes in electromagnetic waves. Lastly, look for a gas grill with its very own rotisserie! Thanksgiving won’t be complete without a rotisserie turkey. So why just grill and sizzle when you can do a delicious roast as well?

Summary

11 things to know how to buy grills by bestgrillsguide

And with that, I think I’ve pretty much covered the A to Z of how to buy a grill! Now that you’ve learned on what to look for in a grill, it’s finally time to actually buy one. However, there’s no single best in the market. You can only find the “best for you!” as we have our own needs and wants, and of course a budget and lifestyle to also consider. But don’t worry, I’ll also help you find the right one for you.

I just think it’s so great that we now live in a time where we can easily find information and have literally anything delivered right to our doorstep so you better take advantage of this! No more getting ready and driving all the way to the store. Everything you need is at your fingertips at home. All you have to do is get your phone or go on your computer and you got yourself an endless catalogue of everything you could ever need and want, but since everything is so readily available, it can definitely be quite overwhelming especially to newbies! This is where this guide comes in handy for you.

Just be sure to keep in mind everything I’ve said here and you should be able to resist the seemingly great deals and tricks that certain products and websites may try to pull on you. If you can find a grill that has high function, high build quality, and low price, then you’ve hit the jackpot! Basically, you learn the value of what you have by comparing the function that you get for the price that you pay.

Remember, getting your very own gas grill is a very important investment. And like any investment, make sure you don’t get cheated out of your own hard-earned cash. When you shop for your gas grill, make sure you get the absolute best deal you can find. Get a gas grill that can satisfy all these factors for you, find one that works for you and your budget. And most importantly, find the best gas grill for you that is strong and sturdy enough to stay with you for a very long time. How great would it be if all your summer memories doing barbecues with family and friends will be with that one very special grill?

The infographic above summarizes the 11 most essential things you need to know on how to buy grills. You can use it as a guide when you’re in the market to buy a shiny new grill. So go ahead and save it, share it and use it!

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