10 Best Gas Grill Consumer Reports 2019

If you enjoy entertaining at your home, a gas grill will provide you with a way to cook tasty food to share with your friends and family. Using a gas grill at home can also be an excellent way to cook healthy meals for your family. Many gas grills are large enough to cook an entire meal on them at once. Some have several different burners that allow you to cook foods at different temperatures at the same time. Larger grills may also come with a heating rack that sits higher off the elements to keep foods warm and to toast bread or do other jobs that need little heat.

Top 10 Gas Grill

Bestseller No. 1
Char-Broil Classic 360 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
199 Reviews
Char-Broil Classic 360 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
  • 360 square inches of cooking space over porcelain-coated grates
  • 170 square inch porcelain-coated swing-a-way rack for warming
Bestseller No. 2
Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill- Stainless
171 Reviews
Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill- Stainless
  • 2-burner, 24,000-BTU Cabinet Gas Grill
  • 300 square inches of primary cooking on porcelain-coated cast iron grates, plus 100 square inch swing-away...
Bestseller No. 3
Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 Black LP Outdoor Gas Grill
243 Reviews
Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 Black LP Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Boasts the Gs4 grilling system with improved infinity ignition, burners, porcelain-enameled Flavorizer Bars,...
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates and serves 5 to 7 people
Bestseller No. 4
Weber 44020001 Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Sapphire
196 Reviews
Weber 44020001 Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Sapphire
  • Boasts the Gs4 grilling system with improved infinity ignition, burners, porcelain-enameled Flavorizer Bars,...
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates. Dimensions - Lid Open-57 H x 48 W x 26 D inches, Lid Open- 44.5...
Bestseller No. 5
Blackstone 36 inch Outdoor Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle Station - 4-burner - Propane Fueled -...
1846 Reviews
Blackstone 36 inch Outdoor Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle Station - 4-burner - Propane Fueled -...
  • NEW FEATURES - This unit comes equipped with Blackstone's new and improved side shelf giving the user a...
  • RESTAURANT STYLE COOKING - With 720sq inches of flat top grilling, this griddle is perfect for breakfast,...
Bestseller No. 6
Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
107 Reviews
Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
  • 405 square inches of cooking space over porcelain-coated grates
  • Main Burner BTUs 32,000 , 190 square inch porcelain-coated swing-a-way rack for warming
Bestseller No. 7
Coleman Propane Grill | RoadTrip LXE Portable Gas Grill
5134 Reviews
Coleman Propane Grill | RoadTrip LXE Portable Gas Grill
  • Portable propane grill ideal for tailgating, picnicking, and camping
  • Delivers 20,000 BTUs of heat across 285 square inches of grilling surface
Bestseller No. 8
Durable Outdoor Barbeque & Burger Gas/charcoal Grill Combo Comes with a Chrome Plated Warming Rack...
46 Reviews
Durable Outdoor Barbeque & Burger Gas/charcoal Grill Combo Comes with a Chrome Plated Warming Rack...
  • Features 557 sq in total cooking surface (262 sq in charcoal and 295 sq in gas)
  • 188 sq in total warming rack space (89 sq in charcoal and 99 sq in gas)
Bestseller No. 9
Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill, Perfect for tailgating,camping or any...
1155 Reviews
Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill, Perfect for tailgating,camping or any...
  • 205 sq. in. primary stainless steel cooking area 105 sq. in. chrome-plated warming rack
  • 10,000 BTU stainless steel "U" burner
Bestseller No. 10
Dyna-Glo DGB495SDP-D 4 Burner Open Cart Propane Gas Grill
6 Reviews
Dyna-Glo DGB495SDP-D 4 Burner Open Cart Propane Gas Grill
  • 4 burners at 12,000BTU each
  • Total primary BTU is 48,000

A gas grill can be one of the easiest ways to cook healthy meals at home. There are many different sizes and styles of gas grill options. Some are small enough to be portable so that you can use them while camping, tailgating, or doing other outdoor activities that involve travel. Other grills are large enough for you to easily cook an entire meal for a crowd. Gas griddles are a fun option if you enjoy camping as you can easily cook your breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the griddle.

When shopping for a gas grill it’s important to be aware of the type of fuel that your grill will use. Smaller grills take disposable propane tanks while most larger grills use bigger refillable tanks. It can be helpful to read grill reviews from other consumers to find a good option for the money you want to spend. One of the most important aspects of the grill is the materials the grates are made of. If you find one with durable materials that are easy to clean, the grilling process will be much more enjoyable.

Gas Grills: Before You Buy

Beyond Burgers
A basic gas grill is fine for cooking burgers and hot dogs, but if you also enjoy grilling fish and sizzling steaks with sear marks, look at the temperature-range score in our gas grill ratings. The higher the score, the better the grill is at cooking a variety of foods. If ribs or a roast is on the menu, you’ll want a grill that does well in our indirect cooking tests. Indirect cooking is a great way to slow-cook large or tough cuts by placing the meat next to the fire, not over it, with the lid closed to retain heat. Check how the grills do in our indirect cooking tests.

Bringing the Heat
Btu/hr. (British thermal units per hour) tells you how much gas a grill uses and the heat it can create. But ignore it as a measure of how well a particular model might sear your steak, or how fast it will heat up. Our tests found that more Btu doesn’t guarantee faster preheating or better cooking—instead, look for a model that scores well in our preheating test.

About Burners
Keep in mind that for gas grills, burners are the most replaced part. Expect them to last two to 10 years. Burners with a warranty of 10 years should last longer than those with no guarantee. If you need to replace them, it’s a 10-minute job.

Ignore Infrared
Lots of gas grills come with infrared burners, which are meant to use intense heat to sear steaks or chops. CR’s advice? Ignore these burners when shopping. Our tests have shown repeatedly that infrared burners don’t sear any better than typical gas burners. Instead, use our temperature range score to guide you toward models that can reach high searing temperatures as well as low temps for indirect cooking.

Look for Solid Construction
When shopping, you’ll want to carefully look over the construction of the grill. Jostle the assembled grill from several points to test sturdiness; the more stable, the better. Check the cart, wheels, lid, and firebox. Stainless steel carts with seamless construction and welded joints are usually sturdier than painted steel carts assembled with nuts and bolts. We assess the construction of gas grills in our sturdiness test. (We don’t put charcoal models through this test because they tend to be far cheaper and aren’t expected to last as long.) Wheels or casters at all four corners or legs make a grill easier to maneuver. And wheels with a full axle are better than those bolted individually to the frame.

Recipe for Safety
Sturdy grills aren’t just better poised to survive multiple grilling seasons; they’re safer, too. Grill stability is important because it can prevent tipping. Avoid grills with sharp metal corners and edges. Test the handle: Your knuckles or fingers shouldn’t be too close to the hot lid. And though some flame flare is normal, the greater the distance between the grates and the burners or flavorizer bars, the fewer the sustained flare-ups.

Check our ratings for grill brand-reliability information, too. We surveyed almost 16,000 members to learn what they had to say about the brand they bought.

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