Grilling is one of the best outdoor traditions around. The smell of juicy hamburgers and roasting chicken wings is a beloved activity, no matter the time of year. And while every grill master has their preference when it comes to cooking methodology, there’s no denying that gas is the easiest and quickest to use.
Gas grills are powered by propane tanks, which takes the hassle to make sure all of your charcoal pieces are heated enough to cool. While gas doesn’t yield quite the same depth of flavor as charcoal, gas grills provide more stability over temperature control, faster on speeds, and other features like side burners and more.
If you’re looking to cook a lot of food pretty quickly and still have that grilled taste, gas is the way to go. Here are eight of our favorites for you to channel your inner grill master. Oh, and make sure you pick up one of the best BBQ utensil sets while you’re at it. You’re going to need ’em.
1. Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill
Weber’s Spirit II E-210 Gass Grill is a smartly priced, mid-tier grill that works wonders for both the seasoned pro and the grilling newbie, thanks to a bevy of smart features. The grill includes two burners to make it easy to cook whatever you’re making with ease with a production of 26,500 BTUs. The Spirit II includes a thinner and thicker side to the grate, which allows you to handle more delicate foods like salmon on the thin side and really lock in flavor on the wide side with your steaks and burgers. Plus, you can easily store your grilling accessories thanks to some handy tool placement.
2. Char-Griller E3001 Grillin’ Pro Gas Grill
With an extremely impressive 40,800 BTU output, this 438-square-inches gas grill from Char-Griller might lack slightly in size but certainly not in power. Sturdy steel construction allows a supportive structure while helping to cut down on the impact of the elements. Smart features like rolling wheels, accessory hooks, and even a side burner make it a great entry-level grill for those who want to get some good practice in before upgrading to something more expensive.
3. Weber Genesis II E-335 Gas Grill
Speaking of upgrades, those looking to go big or go home should seriously consider setting aside the funds to splurge on Weber’s Genesis II E-335 Gas Grill. The impressive three-burner setup provides a hassle-free start thanks to its Infinity Ignition system. Simultaneously, each burner’s tapered shape allows the grill to provide an even amount of heat retention every time you cook. If the 669 square inches of cooking area isn’t enough, the side burner can be used to simmer sauce or even saute veggies while you wait. Oh, and it even has a built-in thermometer to help you identify when your food is cooked and ready to heat. Overall, the Genesis II a nearly all-in-one solution for your backyard gathering needs.
4. Monument Grills 2467 Stainless Steel Gas Grill
With its shiny and chrome look, the Monument Grills 2467 Gas Grill will immediately catch your eye. However, appearances don’t matter if you get a product that can’t deliver — but there’s no concern here. The four main burners produce an output of 72,000 BTUs with a sizeable 723 square inches of cooking space. Plus, the stainless steel construction helps ward off Mother Nature damage and allows you to keep your grill looking great. But our favorite detail is the LED-lit control knobs, which are really handy should you find yourself cooking after the sun goes down.
5. Royal Gourmet SG6002 Stainless Steel Gas Grill
While six burners might be overkill for some, the Royal Gourmet SG6002 is a great option for those grill masters who would rather have space and not need it than need it and not have it. An included sear burner and side burner bring this monster’s total cooking power to 71,000 BTUs, which is sure to make quick work of all of the food we presume you’ll be making with a grill this large. The heavy-duty, double-layer lid helps to provide excellent heat retention. Oh, and under $350, this feels like an absolute steal.
6. RevoAce Red Sedona Gas Grill
Those looking for a bargain that still manages to pack a punch should give this gas grill from RevoAce a go. The four-burner grill comes in under $200 and provides 480 square inches of cooking surface (or about 28 burgers) for your grilling needs. An included side-burner allows you to heat up sauces and other toppings as you need them and even includes a hookup for natural gas should your home be equipped to do so.
7. Cuisinart Deluxe Gas Grill
This Deluxe gas grill from Cuisinart has many features you’d anticipate from a higher-end grill; a four-burner setup allows for fast cooking of multiple items, even distribution of heat, accessory peg hooks, and more. But far and away, our favorite feature is the viewing window, which allows you to quickly glance at your food to determine how it’s looking without having to lift the lid and let the heat out into the air. That feature alone is something that’s going to be a godsend to grill masters who really want to ensure the absolute best cook each time.
8. KitchenAid Gas Grill
KitchenAid, the same brand you’re used to seeing in your, well, kitchen, offers a really great grill option for those who don’t have a lot of space or for those who don’t want to spend a considerable amount of money. The stylish design, accented with touches of KitchenAid red and silver chrome, immediately stands out from other grill designs and definitely feels worthy of the brand’s trendy design brings to many of its offerings. With about 450 square inches of cooking space, you’ll be able to grill plenty of food to entertain whatever gatherings you may host.