First of all, I have to say that I’m not totally believing in things like “grilling season”. Because I think from the beginning of January till the end of December is the time of grilling season. So there are many people will only use their grills until the spring comes. Meanwhile, you can use all the grills in our guide whenever you want from spring to winter.
I’ve used my Broil King a lots when cooking especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas, even in driving snow. If you clean and maintain your grill, it will last at least five years and even more than 10 years with regular year-round use.
Although there are lots of grills in our guide, all of them are very good choices but the decision depends on you. You don’t have large space outdoor but still want to have an enormous cooking surface. You have plenty of rooms but don’t need to own a massive grill. You want your grill will be your best nature gas grills. You want a gas grill with compact dimension so that you can bring to the beach, campsite, …? And what kind of food, what kind of cooking are you going to cook with your grill? You need a grill just for flipping burgers, or roasting a whole turkey, or even for smoking brisket?
There’s no need to be worried because we’re here to help you find the best grill that suits your needs and affordability. The fact is that you can choose among thousands of sorts of options with various price ranges because you’re living in an age full of best gas grills. Besides, lots of innovation has been made just in a short time. It was not until the 1960s that the first propane grills were developed. And nowadays, you can stay at your home, order a gas grill with 5 burners, 55,000 BTU and get your grill assembled at home with expert off the web. And that’s progress.
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Top 5 Best Gas Grills Review 2020
Weber Spirit II E-310 LP Gas Grill
The Weber Spirit II E-310 LP Gas Grill is equipped with GS4 Grilling System which makes it performs as well as grills that costs hundreds of dollars more.
Weber Spirit II E-310 LP Gas Grill is only around $500 and that’s a valuable purchase. You may think that’s $500 is quite expensive. But actually, you know it can sell for maybe a couple hundred dollars more and it’ll last for a decade if treated right. So for sure, I bet it’s worth your pocket.
What makes this simple grill so extraordinary, special? It is not equipped with 529 square inches of cooking space, though this dimension is not large. It also has no multiple tool hooks, which is not convenient for your extra preparation. Moreover, this grill is not made of durable porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates.
The outstanding feature of this grill is its GS4 Grilling System. This system is designed and crafted so fantastically with an Infinity Ignition which is very reliable, a starts heating up with one, two, or even three of 10,000 BTU burners. These burners are in the middle of “Flavorizer Bar” and a grease management system. It helps spread the heat evenly and makes cleaning the grill’s interior become extremely easy.
This grill is considered as an “exceptional value” with “exceptional performance” so that you can serve yourself and your guests with “perfectly cooked” foods from this grill on very many occasions.
You know on Amazon, there are thousands of reviews about this grill and its rate is 4.3 stars. One rated this the “excellent ignition” because it could heat up very quickly, 500 degrees in just a few minutes. Another said that “”When you buy the best … you get the best.”
This grill is another gas grill which is not very popular and maybe not appreciated by many but its price is not expensive. The reason for its cheap price is its dimension.
Whatever you think about this cheap-price gas grill, it’s still a very kind of well-made one. If you’re going to grill for yourself, or your partner, your small family, or just simply you don’t have large space to put the grill, so this grill will be the perfect choice for you. What’s notable here is that it has high quality with that price.
This small-size grill is a great alternative for big-size ones (which usually two times more expensive). Not only made of good quality of workmanship with high efficiency and durability, it also heats up fast and quite evenly and the heat can be held well.
Equipped with 300 square inches of cooking space (can hold up to 16 burgers), this grill’s heat can reach 24,000 BTUs thanks to 2 burners above the grates. Moreover, you can start your grill very quickly thanks to the internal electronic ignition.
Equipped with cast iron and coated with porcelain, the grates help you hold the heat well and you can easily clean your grill because there’s no sticking situation in this case.
So what about grease? What will happen to it when you’re cooking? Equipped with a Removable Grease Pan, a porcelain-coated grease tray that can be easily removable, you can get rid of grease quickly and easily.
Not only equipped with foldable metal side shelves, this grill is also equipped with a partition on which you can keep the propane tank, which is so useful and convenient.
You also don’t need to worry about the temperature because you can control it thanks to the temperature reader integrated in the steel lid.
Compact size which is suitable for small group of people
Easier to clean thanks to removable grease tray
Weber Summit S-470
It can be said that the Summit series is the best type of grills that Weber offer. Equipped with super high, excellent number of features and solutions, you will find this grill the best one that no grills can be compared with.
Of course, this grill is typically for those who have thick wallets. However, considering the number of features and the quality of the product, you have to admit that it’s worthy with that price. If you don’t mind spending lots of money on a grill, then it’ll be the perfect choice because it can last a decade or more. What a smart investment!
This grill offers various fabulous features like enormous cooking space, perfect durability and high efficiency.
The first notable feature of this grill is that its chamber is made of durable, efficient cast aluminum. Unlike other grills, you can choose your favorite types of grates which is under the chamber including porcelain, steel, and cast-iron. With 580 square inches of cooking area, you can cook for a very large group of people.
The second great feature is its big number of burners (up to 8). It’s packed with 4 main burners on the main cooking area. Besides, you can find the sider burner (12,000 BTU per hour), sear station burner 10,600 BTU per hour), smoker burner & stainless steel smoker box, and rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner (10,600 BTU with full kit).
What’s interesting about the sider burner is that it’s located on the grill’s side shelf. This means you can open and close it whenever you want. You may wonder what sear station burner is because it’s not integrated in other grills. So what makes this special is that it can heat up and reach a high temperature very quickly. Besides, with the propane version, you will find the LED fuel gauge a thermometer integrated on the grill’s lid.
Char-Griller E3001 Grillin’ Pro 40,800-BTU Gas Grill, Black
Packed with the twin events which is chimney-style and cookbox which is barrel-shaped, this grill seems to be pretty bad-ass when comparing to most gas grills on the market. But will it perform well?
Appeared in the smoker-esque, I think it’s really good-looking. It seems that the all-black model is not as refined as the stainless steel ones. Of course, we don’t mean it’s not good.
The good thing about this grill is that it is not equipped with the front propane tank and tough large wheels. Actually, we kind of don’t like tube-shaped stand. What we concern about is its durability, especially when you have to roll it around all the time because the screws may be loose over time if you’re rolling it many times.
The notable feature of this grill is that it is equipped with 4 burners, 3 under the hood and 1 in the left hand shelf, which increases your cooking options. For instance, you can roast your chicken on the main cooking area while having your veggies cooked on the outside burner. Or having some bacon fried while grilling burgers.
In case you don’t need to use the side burner, you can use it for preparation because it is large enough for stuffs like spices, sauces, and more.
During cooking, if you don’t need to use cooking tools, you can hang them on the hooks (up to 3) of the grill. Although it’s quite difficult for you to access to the tank due to the front logo panel, you can store things on the bottom shelf.
Like other grills, this model offers an electronic ignition which helps you heat up quickly. We don’t expect that the smoke vents will help you have greater grilling experience, but it should be still added up.
Equipped with the porcelain-coated cast iron grates and steel body, this grill will last long, maybe a decade or something. With that price, kind of cheap, this grill is still a good choice thanks to those great features.
Hidden tank but can access easily thanks to the stash
More cooking options thanks to a side burner
Long last thanks to durable materials
Quite difficult to access the storage shelf
Can’t access the grease catch from the front
Tube-shaped stand which is not durable
Weber Genesis II E-335
The last model in this guide is new Genesis II series from Weber. This series seem to be different from the previous versions when seen briefly and for the first time.
You can see that the new Genesis II series seem to have all the elements that we were expecting. It’s a great recognition that Weber must have taken all the thoughts, standpoints and expectations of consumers on the previous series to create the perfect Genisis II series.
Firstly, the E-335 model is equipped with 513 square inches of main cooking area and 3 main burners.
If you still need a bigger one, you can check Genesis II E-435 version which offers bigger cooking area (646 square inches) and 4 burners.
In terms of construction, you may remember, the previous versions offer open construction. And this time, you can find the same design of construction on the new Genesis II E-335 model. It is constructed with an enclosed cabinet with front door. We think, for those who spend lots of money on this model, it completely meets your expectations because it looks really perfect, even better and much more practical than the previous versions.
Besides, this new version is equipped with 2 little shelves behind the front doors. The first one, seems to be small, is dripping tray next to the front door. However, the other, more spacious, is below the first one which enables more space for preparation and storage.
Sear Station, Side Burner, GS4 Grilling System & iGrill3 (sold separately)
Very sturdy grill with long warranty time (10 years)
Large Cooking Space & Front Doors
Various colors available
Quite high-cost but worthy
Factors to Consider When Buying a Gas Grill
Back to the case of car, we think that you won’t buy a small or subcompact car if there are 5 people in your family or if you’re a contractor who transports tools and construction materials.
In the same way, if you’re grilling for a large group of people every weekend, then a two-burner gas grill is not your perfect option.
Below are some main factors to consider when buying a gas grill, especially there are dozens of types of gas grills out there.
Budget is an important factor to consider if you want to buy a gas grill that suits your pocket. And there’s good news that you can have various choices.
The important thing here is that what you can get extra with that budget. In case you don’t need much options, you can pick up ones with fewer options but less expensive, which helps you save a few bucks.
If gas grills are your priority, then you need to consider its dimension.
There are few things to figure out before you choose the size of a gas grill, including the number of people you’re going to cook for, the number of food you’re going to cook, or just simply you want to have extra space when cooking. And think about will you need space in your room for entertaining?
You also need to think about the place on which you’ll put your grill. Do you have large backyard or patio?
It’s no good purchasing an enormous gas grill only to impress your neighbors while you don’t have space to put it on. There’s one thing to remember is that leaving it far from the plastic surfaces and siding. Besides, you also need to prepare for free space around your grill.
In terms of fuel, we will have two different choices which are propane and natural gas. Or in case there’s no natural gas available, you will have no choice.
If a hook-up is already integrated, then natural gas grills will be the best choice. If not, you need to decide what’s suit best for you.
There are few things you need to figure about. Do you have place good enough for lining up? Will it be costly? Do you want to be tethered to a solitary spot for cooking?
In terms of flexibility, propane will be the best choice, however, in terms of convenience, natural gas will be a better choice. So remember to think about your requirements carefully before making a purchasing decision.
Incidentally, you can find there are some grills that can be converted from natural gas into propane and vice versa out there. This feature enables you to freely opt-in to LNG cooking later on.
Advantages of Using a Gas Grill (Compared to Charcoal)
What are the reasons for choosing a gas grill instead of a charcoal one? You can find down below some of the reasons why gas is more preferred for most of grillers.
Ease of Use – Little Learning Curve
If you’ve already known charcoal, explored it before, you know it’s very difficult to use, especially for beginners.
Firstly, there are various types of charcoal out there like lump, briquettes, flavored, so you have to choose which one to use. After choosing the charcoal type, you need to arrange and light up. Will you try the charcoal snake? Do you want starter cubes? Or do you want to light up with a chimney?
Don’t take this the wrong way, we love using coals to grill and lighting up your grill using coals is lots of fun. But we know that not everyone will love it.
In contrast, you can start your grill easily just by pushing a button or turning a knob if you’re using a gas grill. If you’re similar to a kitchen grove then you can use a gas grill easily.
In fact, these two types of fuel are not really expensive. A tank filled with 20 pounds will last long and you barely need to fill it up during grilling.
If what you care about is fuel cost, then propane grill will be best economical choice because lots of studies have shown that charcoal is much expensive than propane.
Instant and Exact Temperature Control
Temperature plays a very important roll which helps you have good experience when grilling. With charcoal grill, you can control the temperature only by fiddling the vents and dampers to adjust the airflow.
However, with gas grills, you can easily adjust the temperature thanks to the built-in thermometer. In this case, all you need to do is light it and set your dials, and experiencing your grilling.
By and by, you will know the exact place to set your burners for different kind of cooking.
Low Maintenance and Cleaning
There’s a typical thing of charcoal grills is that it leaves smoke. However, smoke leaves remains including creosote. Well, we think it’s okay to or even ideal to leave some of verdigris after grilling. However, scrubbing the inside of your charcoal grill is still important if you want it lasts long.
Besides, after grilling, you need to remove residues, ashes from the firebox.
When using gas grills, there’s no solid fuel, so you don’t have to remove ashes, dusts or remains, but only a little of soot. Besides, you have to clean only the grates (you have to do the same thing with all kind of grill), flavorizer bars or burner shields.
Sei Restaurant has been so far looking at the 10 best gas grills in 2019. No matter your grilling skill level or your budget, you still find this list kind of useful at some points. And maybe from this list, you’ll find the grill that you have never thought that you would buy before.
The only thing to remember is that picking the grill that meets your requirements and budgets most, both now and future.
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