7 Best Gas Grills – Our Picks and Reviews for 2017

Looking for the best gas grill? Read our in-depth gas grill reviews, comparison charts and top picks for 2017 to help you make the right buying decision to get the best out of this grilling season.

Whether you choose to use your gas grill only during the spring and summer months to avoid overheating the kitchen or if you are a dedicated griller that wants a gas grill you can use year round, there is an ideal gas grill for everyone’s needs. There are numerous brands and models available and thus knowing which one is the best for your needs can be tricky.

Our goal with these top picks and reviews for 2017 is to save you time, money and energy as well as get you the best grill for your money and needs. To help with your search for the best gas grill, this review brings together the top 7 choices, giving you detailed information about the features and capabilities they each have.

All the best gas grills to buy in 2017

 

Gas GrillSuited ForMaterialBudgetReport Card
Char-Broil ClassicHome/Commercial
Grill
Stainless StellPremium4.9/5
Weber 46510001 Spirit E310Home/Commercial
Grill
Stainless SteelPremium4.7/5
Coleman Road Trip PortableTravel GrillEnamelled SteelBudget4.5/5
Dyna-Glo DGB390SNPHome GrillSteelPremium4.5/7
Char-Broil Classic 360Home GrillSteelPremium4.2/5

#1: Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill – Top Recommendation

Char-Broil is a trusted name and well-known for their quality gas grills. The Char-Broil Classic with its excellent cooking surface, 4 functional side burners, and 40,000 BTUs lives up to the reason why Char-Broil is a trusted name.

Char-Broil Classic

Electronic Ignition System – Top Feature

The quick and easy electric ignition allows you to fire up the burners in no time. One of the features that make the Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner the top model choice is the reliable spark offered with every spark of the electric ignition.

Cooking Capacity

The primary cooking space consists of 480 square inches of porcelain-coated cast iron grates, making it the perfect size for any get-together, family dinner or lawn party. The 180-square inch, 10,000 BTU side burner is the ideal size for cooking or reheating sides and sauces.

Other Features

  • Large, painted metal side shelves for added workspace
  • Stainless steel handle, lid, fascia, and control panel
  • Temperature gauge mounted on the lid
  • Two 7-inch wheels for easy portability

Final Thoughts

This Char-Broil Classic 4-burner makes the “top model” pick because of its easy start electric ignition, large cooking space, and durable stainless steel features. This is the perfect size gas grill for any patio, deck or backyard get-together.


#2: Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 3 burner Gas Grill

There is a lot to love about the Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill.  One of the best things about this grill is the quality you can expect at a reasonable price. There is an adequate cooking space and lighting the grill is super easy with the ignition system that lights the grill with a touch of a button.

Weber 46510001 Spirit E310

Flavorizer Bars – Top Feature

Users of other Weber grills will be familiar with the flavorizer bars, however, those who are new to Weber grills are in for an amazing feature. The flavorizer bars stop drops from the food from getting into the fire, which prevents your food from tasting like charcoal and helps to reduce the smoke, allowing you a clear view to what you are cooking.

Other Features

  • Thick, durable cast iron grates
  • Fast ignition
  • Quickly rises to cooking temperature
  • Easy to read controls
  • Collapsible side tables
  • Easy to assemble
  • Convenient fuel gauge

Final Thoughts

The Weber Spirit Gas Grill has a lightweight design that will not rust. It heats up quickly and cooks food that doesn’t taste like smoke. This Weber Spirit serves large numbers of people and it is easy to assemble. The cooking surface is large, but it does not have a side-burner.


Budget Pick: Coleman Road Trip Portable Grill LXE

Coleman is notorious for manufacturing of rugged, high-quality outdoor products and the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill is no exception. Although this gas grill is portable, it is far from being a flimsy, little grill. In fact, the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE is so dependable and well-made that you can even use it as your regular at home grill for all of your get-togethers.

Coleman Road Trip Portable

Portability – Top Feature

One of the most frustrating things about most portable grills is that some are so small you barely can cook enough for one person with them, while others are bulky and difficult to transport. The Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE does the job it was intended for; not only is it portable, but it has 285 square inches of cooking space, so you can cook for plenty of people. The best thing about the Coleman Road Trip Grill is how easy it is to transport; it folds up easily and can fit in any size trunk with no problem.

Other Features

  • Two 10,000 BTU straight burners
  • Towing handle
  • Wheels for easy moving
  • Detachable side tables
  • Limited 5-year warranty
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron grates
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean

Final Thoughts

Whether you are camping overnight, going for a summer getaway or a local weekend trip, you have to eat and there is no better way to cook your meals than on the Coleman Road Trip LXE. This is the perfect grill for people who love to spend their time outdoors as well as those who are looking for a portable grill that can be used in their own backyard.


#4: Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP 3-Burner Gas Grill

Although grills designed for small spaces started showing up a few years ago, the Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living 3-burner gas grill provides the best of both worlds. The 3-burner gas grill may be smaller than most of the full-sized models, it is much larger than most similarly marketed portable grills and it still has the fold down side tables.

Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP

Cooking Space – Best feature

This is a basic grill with no extras, but it does the job it was intended to do. There is a total grilling area of 507 square inches; 390 square inches of primary grilling area and a secondary grilling area that is 117 square inches.

Other Features

  • Three 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
  • 36,000 BTU max output from the main burners
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron grates
  • Electronic ignition
  • Available in propane or natural gas (not convertible)
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Cover included

Final Thoughts

This grill is all about being good without the features of larger, more expensive grills. The cooking grates get hot enough to cook your burgers without burning them. It is priced to fit within anyone’s budget and it is easy to assemble.


#5: Char-Broil Classic 360 2-Burner Gas Grill

The Char-Broil Classic 360 2-Burner Gas Brill is widely available at most department and home improvement stores at an excellent price. It is also a very lightweight grill, so for those who prefer to order online, the shipping weight is about 70 pounds, including the packing material and the box. This is a basic 3-burner grill with a standard side burner designed for no-frills use.

Char-Broil Classic 360

Feature we like

  • Inexpensive
  • Primary cooking area of 370 square inches, with a total of 554 square inch cooking area
  • Push button piezoelectric ignition
  • Painted steel construction
  • Porcelain coated steel wire cooking grates
  • Three 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners for a total of 36,000 BTU max output from the main burners
  • 12,000 BTU standard side burner with flush mounted cover

Final Thoughts

The Char-Broil Classic 360 2-Burner Gas Grill makes the top picks list because it is a basic, no-frills grill that will allow you to do your cooking outdoors without going over budget on a gas grill. This is a budgeted gas grill, so there are a few things to be aware of, such as the cooking grates being made from steel wire as opposed to cast iron that is found on more expensive grills.


#6: Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill

Char-Broil is a well-known brand and has produced some of the most successful grill models available. Grills manufactured by Char-Broil are always built to satisfy the user. They provide a wide range of gas grill choices, with something to fit everyone’s budget and cooking needs.

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro

What we like:

  • Lightweight
  • Small size fits perfectly in small spaces
  • Full height and portable
  • Efficient, infrared gas grill design
  • Single 13,000 BTU circular burner
  • 320 total square inches of cooking area
  • Porcelain coated steel cooking grate
  • Piezoelectric ignition
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • Two wheels for easy moving

Final Thoughts

If you live in an apartment with a small balcony or you have a small deck or patio, this is the ideal gas grill for you. Although it definitely isn’t like a full-size grill, it still has a large enough cooking space to feed 4 people. The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill like it’s half brother has a stylish, compact design and it is easy to move around. Even though the small 13,000 BTU burner may sound small, this grill uses Char-Broils infrared technology so you will get a lot of heat out with a small amount of fuel.


#7: Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill

As usual, Char-Broil has outdone itself when it comes to making a grill to suit everyone’s needs. The Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill makes the top pick as the best budget model for a variety of reasons, especially the cost.

Char-Broil Portable Grill

Small and Lightweight – Top Feature

Outside of the budgeted price, one of the best features of the Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill is its size and weight. The 187 square inch grill grate is ideal for cooking perfect burgers or steaks when you are limited on deck space or sitting at a campsite. The grill only weighs 91/2 pounds making it extremely lightweight and easy to take on any outing.

Other Features

  • Folding legs
  • 11,000 BTU output over a single straight burner
  • Steel body and lid with a porcelain finish
  • Handles that stay cool to the touch
  • Readily available replacement parts
  • Porcelain coated wire cooking grate
  • Cooking grate is dishwasher safe

Final Thoughts

The Char-Broil Portable Gas Grill is the ideal size for feeding 4-6 people. There are two different versions of the Char-Broil Portable, a standard and deluxe model. The only difference between the two models is that the standard model does not have an ignitor; it must be lit with a match or lighter, while the deluxe model includes a piezoelectric ignitor. The handles are also slightly different between the two models and the deluxe has slightly more heat shielding in the lid.


In Summary of the 7 Best Gas Grill – Top Picks and Reviews for 2017

The above reviews demonstrate that it is possible to find a durable, high-quality gas grill to meet almost everyone’s needs and budget. When shopping for a gas grill, along with the above reviews, it is important to keep in mind the size of the space where you will be using your grill, whether you intend to take your grill on-the-road with you, how many people you intend to cook for and your budget.


 

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