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The best natural gas grills offer a leg up that the non-electric competition could never top: They plug right into your home’s natural gas line, meaning you’ll never run out of fuel (as long as you pay your gas bill, of course.)
Not only is that more convenient than refilling your liquid propane tank, it’s bound to be much cheaper too.
There are only two things to worry about for natural gas grills.
First, make sure the grill has a natural gas inline and that your house has a natural gas output line on a deck or patio. While we recommend looking for a proper natural gas grill with a built-in line, as long as you have the output line, you might even be able to turn your current grill into a natural gas grill with a conversion kit.
Second, be sure to think about the length of hose you’ll need or where you’ll have to position your grill to get to it.
Aside from those two immediate concerns, the rest is up to you: how big the grilling surface is, what kinds of side tables are included, if any, to go for wheels or something more static and permanent etc…
With all that said, check out some of the best natural gas grills below. As per usual, you’ll find that many of the best grills in this category come from Weber, who is really the only good player in the natural gas game. But we also included a budget-minded option and a convertible option too so you can buy now, convert to natural gas later.
1. Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill
For the best natural gas grills, Weber is the place to go. The Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill has all the basics you’d want in a quality grill as well as a natural gas fuel line. With simple ignition, a built-in thermometer, plenty of cooking space — 529 square inches across three burners — a side table on each side of the grill, a warming rack, six cooking utensil hooks, two wheels for transport and the natural gas line, grilling has never been easier.
2. Dyna-Glo Premier 2 Burner Natural Gas Grill
Making the change to grilling with natural gas doesn’t have to break the bank, at least on the grill side. The Dyna-Glo Premier 2 Burner Natural Gas Grill isn’t the biggest or fanciest grill, with 319 square inches of grilling space across two burners, but it’s built to work with natural gas and is among the cheapest natural gas grills available. Users did say the assembly was kind of tricky, but once they got the grill going, reports were all positive.
3. Weber Genesis II E-315 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill
The Weber Genesis II E-315 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill is practically identical to the Weber Spirit II grill, only with a couple more useful bells and whistles and some small differences.
Though you get slightly less cooking surface, with 513 square inches across three burners, this grill also comes with wheels on all four feet and an enclosed storage area. The most important difference is a significant upgrade in BTUs from 30,000 to 39,000 and it’s hard to argue against having more heat.
Do those changes add up to another $250 worth of grill? Probably not, but they’re still upgrades for what is already one of the best natural gas grills.
4. Weber Genesis II E-410 Natural Gas Grill
BEST UNDER $1,000
You’re playing with the big boys now. With 646 square inches of cooking surface across four burners boasting 48,000 BTUs and most of the same features as the previous Weber natural gas grills, the Weber Genesis II E-410 Natural Gas Grill is easily the best natural gas grill you’re going to find for under $1,000.
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5. Weber Genesis II S-435 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill
Why you would ever need this much grill is beyond us, but if you’re a professional cook or regularly need to cook for dozens of people, the Weber Genesis II S-435 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill will deliver for you. With four burners providing 48,000 BTUs across 844 square inches of cooking, you’ll be able to grill up pretty much whatever you want in any quantity.
Plus this grill features a side burner perfect for veggies or smaller items better suited for a skillet than a grill rack and a so-called Sear Station, which makes a super hot area perfect for grill marks on meat.
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6. Weber Q 3200 2-Burner Natural Gas Grill
For smaller homes or patios with natural gas lines, you need a compact grill like the Weber Q 3200 2-Burner Natural Gas Grill. But despite its size, it still offers plenty of cooking surface, about 390 square inches, across two burners putting out 21,700 BTUs. Toss in two side tables, a warming rack and a built-in thermometer, and you’ve got a decent natural gas grill for smaller spaces.
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7. Monument Grills 41847NG Convertible 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill
GREAT CONVERTIBLE OPTION + CONVERTER KIT
If you’re not ready to fully commit to cooking with natural gas but intend to at some point, you might consider the Monument Grills 41847NG Convertible 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill. Even without natural gas, this is a great grill, with four burners across 513 square inches of cooking surface, two side tables, including one with another burner, and a transparent lid so you can close the grill and still watch things cook.
You’ll need propane at first, but when you do have access to a natural gas line, just buy the Monument Grills Natural Gas Conversion Kit for Grill Model 41847NG. Though it’s an extra cost and involves a little know-how, it beats replacing an entire grill or continuing to pay a premium for propane.
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