When it comes to convenient outdoor cooking, a gas grill is your best friend. Grab the propane. Turn a knob. Cook. Simple. Selecting your grill, however, is not. If you’re looking for a gas grill for a summer full of burgers and dogs, let us help you select one that’s worth the money you’re shelling out. These are the best gas grills for every budget.
Great Steakhouse Burgers Are Made From Great Steaks
For some of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted, turn to Allen Brothers. Great steaks (100% Prime and Wagyu) make their Great Steakhouse Burgers insanely delicious. And if you want to go a little more exotic, you can even opt for Bison and Elk. These burgers are are an affordable luxury that will transform your next BBQ.
The Coleman Road Trip Propane Grill LXE gives you the kind of portability usually reserved for affordable charcoal numbers. Plus, the fold-flat design makes it even less of a nuisance when you’re dragging to a tailgate or a party. With interchangeable cooktops, push-button start, and the ability to perform even in less-than-ideal conditions, it has more niceties than you’d expect for an affordable propane grill. You’ll get over an hour of cooking time on one propane cylinder with 20,000 BTUs of power. Will it be your backyard workhorse? No. But if you’re looking for grilling on the go options, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend your money.$128
The Char-Broil Classic is one of the best deals around. Not only are you getting a powerful grill that will last you years, but you’re getting that grill for a fraction of the price of many similar options. With 480 square inches of primary cooking area and 180 square inches of secondary cooking space, you’ll have plenty of room to handle a small gathering. You’ll even get a lidded side burner, which is a feature you won’t find on many grills in this price range. Large wheels make transport fairly easy, and the porcelain-coated grates are durable any easy to clean.$195
At this price point, you’re not going to get wood chip smoker trays, more lights than a Christmas tree, and tons of bells and whistles. What you can get, however, is a seriously solid backyard grill. The best of the bunch: the Weber Spirit E-210 LP. Two stainless steel burners. Folding side tables. Porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates. The details make this Weber simple but solid. It will cook your burgers evenly. It will assemble easily. It will even measure your fuel level for you. Boasting a 360-square-inch cooking area and a 90-square-inch warming rack, it has plenty of space for your next steak night. While it’s not the grill that will handle your next huge BBQ bash, it is perfect for small families and bachelors.$399
Yes, you can get a larger grill if you’re looking to spend this kind of money. If your goal is quality and durability, however, you’ll be thrilled with the Weber Genesis S-330. This is the workhorse we’ve relied on for years. The truth is, many affordable grills won’t last you as long as you’d hoped when you purchased them, so spending the extra on this Weber might just be worth it. It’s composed of painted aluminum end caps, thick stainless-steel cooking grates, and three stainless steel burners. You get a sear station side burner, a fuel gauge, and an enclosed cart with painted steel doors for storing necessities. If you’re willing to shell out a good amount of cash on your grill, and you value quality over extravagance, the Weber Genesis S-330 is for you.$949
Napoleon is like the Rolls-Royce of grills. The prices are eye-catching but the grills come with so many luxurious touches. If your budget allows for dropping three grand on something to sear steaks, this is where to turn. Our pick of the litter is the Prestige PRO 665, which boasts 8 burners, 99,000 BTUs, 1,140 square inches of cooking space, and solid stainless steel construction. And those are just the basics. You’ll also have control knobs that light up at night, an integrated wood chip smoking tray, interior lights, and an infrared side burner. Not only can you grill 42 burgers at a time, but you can step back and appreciate the work of art you’re cooking them on while you do. The infrared side burner can heat to 1,800° in as little as 30 seconds, so you can boil water, cook sauces, or sauté a side dish while you watch over the grill. If you want the best, and have the budget to go for it, get the Napoleon Prestige Pro 665.$3,350