gas grill

An American summer isn’t complete without grilled food, family, and fun. Prices vary to meet every budget and there are plenty of top-end options to provide newbies and experienced grillers the grill they have been looking for. Here are some tips to find the right one for you.

Things To Consider

Expect To Spend About $365

According to The Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association the average American spends $365 on a gas grill and will get about three or four years of use out of that purchase.

Stay Safe While Grilling

Be sure to set your grill up on a flat and level space, keep it away from flammable materials, and always make sure that you treat your propane with respect.

Go Beyond Burgers

Your gas grill is essentially an outdoor oven. The sky is literally the limit when it comes to cooking on this gas grill outdoors.

Quality Of Construction Is Everything

Don’t just purchase a grill because of its price tag. Only purchase high quality grills manufactured out of top construction materials from the biggest brands in the business.

Search For Grills That Offer 10 Year Warranties

Your gas burners are the heartbeat of your gas grill and they need to last for at least as long as your grill will. Look for a 10 year or equivalent warranty products.

Btus Aren’t The Gold Standard

High BTUs are important for cooking with your gas grill, but they aren’t the only factor you should be paying attention to.

Picking The Right Model

Regular Grills

Perfect for tailgates and small families, these are usually the cheapest grills available.

Midsize Grills

These grills are a little bit larger and start to feature more special accessories as per the baseline package. You’ll find warranties of 10 years pretty common here and can expect to spend at least $300 on this kind of grill.

Small Gas Grills

These gas grills are great for backyard cookouts and can fire up about 18 burgers at a time. Relatively inexpensive.

Large Grills

Anything with a capacity higher than 28 burgers is considered a large grill. You will have multiple burners (including a searing/infrared burner) and may even be able to turn your grill into a smoker.

Features To Consider

Heavyweight Grill Gates

Stainless steel grill grates are the best in the business and will offer the kind of durability you should be looking for.

Electric Igniters Simplify Everything

These igniters are a lot better than button or rotary igniters.

Side Burners

The perfect accessory to keep side dishes warm. Many also double as infrared or searing burners.

Fuel Gauges Are Essential

Keeping an eye on your propane is critical, and a quality fuel gauge will let you know where you stand.

LEDs Everywhere

You can’t beat grilling at dawn or dusk with LEDs helping to light your way.

Trays For Your Propane

Anything that makes fueling up your grill easier is going to be a must-have feature.

Best Brands

Backyard Grill

Incredibly inexpensive gas grills, this brand is sold exclusively at Walmart. They aren’t all that highly regarded.

Broil King

These grills are very well made, well designed, and last four years with just a little bit of maintenance.

Charbroil

One of the most popular brand names of gas grills today, they offer a wide range of products at a wide range of prices.

Master Forge

The in-house brand of grills sold exclusively at Lowe’s these grills are relatively inexpensive but consumers are lukewarm about their grilling performance.

Napoleon

A Canadian brand that offers gas grills as well as charcoal options, their products are top quality grills that you can purchase and relatively inexpensive price points.