The Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills is our best gas grill and each burner has a heating capacity of 12,000 BTUs. This gas grill has a total of 4 burners and a double wall lid encases four enamel steel heat tents. Moreover, it has a warming rack made from enameled steel. In addition to that, accuracy is an important factor due to the temperature gauge so you can meticulously measure the temperature of your grilling food. Furthermore, the lid protects your food from the elements.
Our step-up pick is the Weber 47510001 Spirit E310 Natural-Gas Grill and it also comes with Flavorizer bars which are porcelain enameled. It comes with a 10-foot natural gas hose that is easy to set up and it has a total cooking surface area of 424 square inches with an additional warming space of 105 square inches. It also has a thermometer mounted at the center. For convenience, the 6 tool hooks help you to conveniently hang your cooking items
The budget pick is the Char-Broil Charcoal Gas Hybrid Grill and it is the ideal gas and charcoal grill for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. A unique hybrid gas grill which has a total of 3 burners, it has been equipped with a charcoal compartment so you can use it as a charcoal grill as well. Moreover, you can ignite charcoal without using lighter fluids.
Table of Contents
- A Little Background
- How we picked
- Our pick
- Flaws but not dealbreakers
- Step-up Pick
- Budget Pick
- Gas Grill with View Window
- Best Tabletop Gas Grill
- Best Stainless Steel Gas Grill
- Best Portable Gas Grill
- Ideal Gas Grill for BBQ
- Gas Grill with Patio Post
- Gas Grill with Side Burner
- The Competition
- Other Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping it up
A Little Background
Natural gas is still the one kind of cooking fuel that has been the most common among households. Because it is very easy to cook on it, a gas grill is usually very convenient when it comes to outside camping, trailing, hiking, mobile home living and other outside activities. Grilling seems to be the only solution if you are lost in the wilderness and there is nothing more convenient than natural gas not just because of its small footprint but also because of its convenient heating capacity.
Despite its potential dangers and slightly higher prices in some places and instances, natural gas remains to be a steadfast cooking fuel. Natural gas is still a form of gas – it can leak when something’s not right in the system. As it is a flammable fuel, it should be placed in an open area so that it will not damage anything along with it if ever it explodes. This is a safety precaution that most of us know, anyway.
Natural gas can be used for both cooking and grilling. While you often find natural gas tanks on households, you can also use them for grilling and find them more efficient than charcoal because it heats up food evenly and better and saves you a lot of time in starting a fire with its electric ignition. Many people who often want to cook quickly and more efficiently and meticulously would want a gas grill instead of a charcoal grill – or buy a hybrid grill instead.
Barbecue parties are never complete without a grill. Even today, grilling is considered a favorite Sunday pastime or weekend activity among families and friends as a form of bonding among youngsters and their parents. It gives flavor and ambiance to what you are eating and is a perfect way to enjoy the benefits of feasting outside of your home. After all, it is much more inviting and refreshing to eat at the great outdoors rather than just be stuck at home in an enclosed space. Going outside and throwing a barbecue party are not just a form of entertainment – it is also a form of exercise and relaxation in the long run.
To save time from slowly grilling through charcoal, especially if you have a ton of guests, it may be a good idea to use a gas grill instead. Gas grills cook food quicker than charcoal so you may want to use a gas grill if you will serve 10 to 50 people all at once for a barbecue party or if you operate a restaurant, especially a grill in a patio setting so you can efficiently manage your time better with each food and you can ensure that each of them are cooked to perfection using the most efficient fuel to date.
How We Picked
Choosing the best gas grill was never an easy task because of the many other competitors that show up in the site. Nonetheless, these were the criteria for judging and picking out the best gas grill for your money and convenience in the long run:
Mobility or portability – the gas grill should be moved with easy swiveling casters or wheels. A grill i usually designed to have wheels. If not, it is usually a portable tabletop grill. Nonetheless, it should be very easy to manage and maneuver or transfer from one place to another.
Ease of cleaning – a porcelain enameled gas grill is something that is indeed very easy to clean in the long run. This is because the surface makes it easier to wipe down and perform maintenance on.
Heating capacity and power – this is measured in BTUs or British Thermal Unit, which is a global standard in measuring its capacity of heating and cooking. This is measured for every burner included in the gas grill unit.
Durability of components – the stainless steel parts of any gas grill add up to its durability so you can use the gas grill for many years. It is important not to get rust on your food so you should get a stainless steel gas grill at the very most or at least porcelain enameled so it stays clean throughout the many years of use.
Additional features – this includes grease pans, tool hooks and many more. A grease pan is a must-have in any grilling station so you can easily grill without worrying about the grease. The tool hooks add convenience to any cook or family barbecue or any grill party with your friends so you can place your most needed cooking utensils on the go. Additional features such as side burners or flip tables could definitely come in handy for any barbecue grill party.
Sleek design – an ideal gas grill is one with a sleek, economic and decent design to match its features. This often comes last but it may also be essential if you want to look for an eye catching design, especially with the grill lid.
Safety and reliability – natural gas fuel, or any kind of fuel for that matter, will always require a lot of safety measures to work with, since fire can grow bigger when unmanaged. To ensure of this property, a gas grill should employ safety features so that it will stand along for many years of cooking and grilling.
Cooking area and size – other than the heating capacity, you should also consider the size of the grilling area, which is usually expressed in square inches. In some cases, you can also know the amount of burger patties, hotdogs, etc. that you can cook on the gas grill.
Cover lid – a cover lid is set to protect your food from the many outside elements out there that you may experience during any barbecue party. It is almost imperative that you need a grill that covers up your food while it grills or at least shades it from possible rain or snow.
Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills
When it comes to our best gas grill, we chose the Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills which has a total of 4 burners. As a matter of fact, when it comes to power, each burner has a heating capacity of 12,000 BTUs. Moreover, it also comes with side burners which also burn 12,000 BTUs. For mobility, four heavy duty casters help you keep in pace and move the gas grill around your vicinity.
For convenience and durability, the two included cooking grates measure 7 mm each and are enameled cast iron with heavy gauge construction. To be able to cook more food on the go, the cooking space amounts to 667 square inches. Moreover, it also comes with an electric ignition for your convenience. When it comes down to power, it has a total of 60,000 BTUs of cooking capacity overall.
Adding to its convenience, it also has a warming rack made from enameled steel and a double wall lid encases four enamel steel heat tents for protection on the go. The Dyna-Glo Premium Grills evenly cooks your food to near perfection. To add to its convenience, it also has an infinite setting control.
The Dyna-Glo Grill is also available in 5 burners. Moreover, accuracy is an important factor due to the temperature gauge so you can meticulously measure the temperature of your grilling food. For versatility, the bottom cabinet has a two-door design. The gas grill stands at a height of 52 inches and fo safety, the casters are lockable, too.
To top it off, the whole grill weighs 127 pounds and the lid protects your food from the elements. You can easily enjoy juicy steaks, burgers, chicken and many more. What’s more, the sleek design makes it ideal for any barbecue party. For durability, the surface is made from heavy duty material and is easy to clean. The unit comes with a natural gas hose which measures 10 feet in length while its control valves are chrome-plated to help control your food’s temperature.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
Of course, every item or product has its own flaw, and the Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills has its own share of const but are not too distractive and do not mar the overall value of the product. For instance, it can be hard to tell whether it is already lit or not, but this is not so much of a threat.
Weber 47510001 Spirit E310 Natural-Gas Grill
If you have extra budget then you might want to check out our step-up pick, the Weber 47510001 Spirit E310 Natural-Gas Grill, which has a total cooking surface area of 424 square inches with an additional warming space of 105 square inches. This unit stands 63 inches with the lid open and it also comes with Flavorizer bars which are porcelain enameled.
When it comes to the ease of operation, you just simply push a button to start the grill using its electronic crossover ignition system for hassle-free barbecue parties. For durability and sleekness, the cooking grates are made from cast iron for extra durability (and are also porcelain-enameled). The whole grill weighs 120 pounds and it is also very easy to clean and does not require seasoning.
For heating power, the grill offers a total of 32,000 BTUs per hour. Moreover, the Weber E310 Natural-Gas Grill comes with a 10-foot natural gas hose that is easy to set up. The grill also comes with burner tubes and a grease catcher while its rolling casters glide smoothly with the enclosed cart system.
Adding to its great features, the grill by Weber also has a thermometer mounted at the center. For added convenience, the 6 tool hooks help you to conveniently hang your cooking items. To add to its protective capabilities, the shroud greatly protects your food from the elements. On durability, the burner tubes are made from high grade stainless steel.
What’s more, it also has a fuel gauge to let you know when it’s time to change / refill fuel. Moreover, a grease management system makes the use of a pan to catch grease from your food without accidentally catching fire due to its safe distance from the burner tubes. The gas grill has two stainless steel work surfaces while its control panel has been front-mounted.
For easier mobility, the casters also have swiveling feature, both on the front and the back. The Weber Natural-Gas Grill includes a user’s manual and a grilling guide while its lid has been given porcelain enameled steel finish.
Char-Broil Charcoal Gas Hybrid Grill
Saving up on budget for a gas grill? You might want to check out our budget pick – the Char-Broil Charcoal Gas Hybrid Grill. It is a unique hybrid gas grill which has a total of 3 burners and is also equipped with a charcoal compartment so you can use it as a charcoal grill as well.
An ideal gas and charcoal grill for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, this one also has a temperature gauge keeps your cooking as accurate as possible. For ease of maintenance, the cooking grates have been porcelain coated for easier cleaning. All in all, the gas grill is indeed very convenient and lightweight to move around at only 87 pounds.
Moreover, you can ignite charcoal without using lighter fluids so it is super convenient. In addition to that, like any standard grill, you can even add wood chips to enhance the smoky flavor of your grilled food and meals. All in all, the Char-Broil Hybrid Grill is a great solution for switching between natural gas and charcoal grilling.
Gas Grill with View Window
Fire Magic Echelon Diamond E660 Natural-Gas
The grill top is clean – you must be using Fire Magic for your cooking. The Fire Magic Echelon Diamond E660 Natural-Gas has a total cooking area of 660 square inches and the whole thing measures 30 by 22 inches so it is a nice and convenient portable gas grill. This particular grill can heat up fast and stays on that temperature using its main burner with a heating capacity of 78,000 BTUs.
In addition to its main burner, it also has a back burner which uses infrared technology and which can heat up to 11,000 BTUs. For added convenience, a spring assist is equipped with the oven hood which is very easy to lift. Unlike other closed gas grills, a window viewer lets you see what’s going on inside the gas grill as your food cooks. For added accuracy, an electronic digital thermometer ensures you are using the right temperature to cook your food.
When it comes down to reliability, the gas grill is equipped with advanced hot surface ignition to keep the temperature steady. What’s more, the stainless steel burners guarantee an even distribution of heat. The unique feature of the Fire Magic Echelon Diamond is the fact that the rotisserie is made of heavy duty material and has a roller-bearing mechanism. What’s more, the grill hood is super light to lift.
In terms of versatility, there are heat zone operators so you can cook with high temperature on one side and lower on the other. On operating the gas grill, the safety knobs are backlit with LED so you can see them even in dark areas and at night. In fact, the oven lights make use of an angled 12-volt halogen lighting system. The Fire Magic Echelon Natural Gas is overall a perfect partner for any picnic or barbecue party.
Best Tabletop Gas Grill
Vortex 14.5 Inch Tabletop Gas Grill
If you like a gas grill that is very easy to set up then go for the Vortex 14.5 Inch Tabletop Gas Grill. This unit is very portable and reliable due to the easy storage mechanism which makes the use of the locking lid and portable legs. As for size, it has a total cooking surface area of 160 square inches.
Moreover, the included plate has a Flavorizer to keep your food delicious and avoid flare-ups. When it comes to heating power, the burner included has a heating capacity of 9,000 BTUs. In terms of reliability, there is also a regulator filter included with the burner. In fact, grill handling is a breeze due to the Bakelite handles of the lid so you can conveniently carry it anywhere.
This grill by Vortex can fit up to 10 burgers or half a dozen hotdogs. The grill overall measures 14.5 inches and the enamel finish is guaranteed to make your grill last for a long time. As a matter of fact, adding to the durability, the heavy duty stamped steel construction of the Vortex Gas Grill will also keep it sturdy for the years to come.
Best Stainless Steel Gas Grill
Napoleon Grills Prestige Pro 500 Grill
If you are looking for a stainless steel gas grill then look no further than the Napoleon Grills Prestige Pro 500 Grill. This one uses Jet Fire ignition system for a more efficient cooking experience and it also has a temperature gauge to accurately cook your food at the right temperature. The integrated cooking grids are made from durable stainless steel material.
When it comes down to convenience and ease of use, the Night Lite control knobs are very easy to spot in the dark and are very convenient to set up. For you to effectively heat up your food, this unit has a total of five burners made from stainless steel. This gas grill by Napoleon also includes an all-season cookbook to help you plan for a barbecue party in any time of the year.
On the design of the gas grill, the top lid has an easy rolling mechanism so you can easily lift it and close it. The Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 also has a rotisserie burner at the rear part. The whole thing measures 30 by 20 inches. When it comes to maintenance, you can just simply remove the cooking grids to clean up the gas grill’s inner parts.
Best Portable Gas Grill
Marsh Allen 30005AMZ Portable Gas Grill
If portability is what you have in mind then you can switch to the Marsh Allen 30005AMZ Portable Gas Grill which can heat up to 11,000 BTUs on its burner which already includes a regulator for your convenience. The gas grill measures 19 by 11 inches all in all and is super portable due to the fact that its folding legs have the ability to lock on the top part.
As for the size, the Marsh Allen Gas Grill has a total cooking surface area of 167 square inches which also includes the searing plate. When it comes down to convenience and easy handling, the Bakelite handles protect your hands from the hot surface of the gas grill. All in all, the Marsh Allen 30005AMZ is an ideal tabletop gas grill for minimal cooking and most camping sprees.
Ideal Gas Grill for BBQ
Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Gas Grill
Enjoying a barbecue party for the first time? You might consider the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Gas Grill. It is a complete package of a gas grill which contains a ton of items along with it to complete your barbecue party. As a matter of fact, the gas grill itself is made from stainless steel and is made for tabletop use.
Among its bundled items, it includes an apron to keep you well dressed while cooking. And also, the manual spice mill uses a twisting action to flavor your food while it cooks or after it has been cooked. Adding to its set of items, a tool set has a total of 3 tools to help you cook your food and transfer it to your dinner or lunch platters.
This gas grill can fit up to 10 chicken breasts, 8 hamburgers, 4 pounds of fish or 8 steaks so it is pretty big. Moreover, this gas grill does not use a lot of gas but heats up evenly and thoroughly. When it comes down to its unique feature, the base has a telescoping mechanism that lets you use it conveniently. All in all, the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Grill is super ideal gas grill for tailgating, camping, hiking, fishing and any other outdoor activity.
Gas Grill with Patio Post
Broilmaster P4-xfn Gas Grill Patio Post
A unique gas grill for your patio, the Broilmaster P4-xfn Gas Grill Patio Post has a Retract-A-Rack feature made from stainless steel which is removable so you can fit in turkeys or other items that are too large to roast on its regular mode.
Temperature control is a breeze due to the adjustable lid stop made from stainless steel material. This gas grill effectively heats up to 40,000 BTUs on its burner for faster and more efficient cooking. What’s more, the cooking grid rod is made from stainless steel and is made from two pieces so you can cook a variety of food types.
The gas grill has a total cooking area of 473 square inches and its cast aluminum construction is of heavy duty so expect this gas grill to operate for the many years to come. Being totally ideal for grilling as well as baking and warming due to the multi-level cooking grid that is highly adjustable, its flames are evenly distributed due to the dual bowtie style stainless steel burner.
On the unique feature, the patio steel post makes it unique and literally stand out above the rest of the gas grills and is made from a cast iron base and topped with a bolt down installation mechanism.
Gas Grill with Side Burner
RoyalGourmet Classic 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill
This gas grill, the RoyalGourmet Classic 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill, can be converted to propane or natural gas and it has a total of 40,000 BTUs of heating power on its 4 burners. Moreover, it has a total cooking area of 445 square inches and 125 square inches of secondary cooking area and it uses an electronic ignition system so starting the barbecue party is a breeze.
It also comes with a built-in thermometer so you can accurately measure your food’s temperature. The primary cooking area is made with cast iron grates that are porcelain coated while the secondary cooking area is made from porcelain coated swing. It also includes a side burner that is lidded and with a heating capacity of 9,000 BTUs. Its side tables on each side help you manage your cooking better and the lid is made from double layer stainless steel for better durability.
The control panel and the handle are very easy to operate and touch and contribute to the design and quality. Easy maneuverability is found on the two 8-inch wheels so you can manage your food better.
When it comes to other gas grills out there, we are sure that they do not have what it takes to be unique and helpful when it comes to becoming a fully functional gas grill that gives you real value for your money. It is important for any gas grill to have reliability and durability so you can use it for the many years to come.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions that might interest you with gas grills.
Q: What are the benefits of using natural gas as a fuel for your grill?
A: According to PSE&G , natural gas is very eco-friendly due the fact that it produces blue flame and does not leave behind odors or toxic materials. It is not too dangerous to humans and this is why most people use it as a regular cooking fuel for their homes. Natural gas is very economical when it comes down to price and supply. It is also highly efficient when it comes down to cooking. You can easily detect a leak with a smell so you can get the system fixed right away.
Q: How beneficial is grilling for people in general?
A: According to Living Direct , grilling takes away the excess fats as compared to cooking in a conventional pan and the grates help squeeze away the grease and catch it onto a grease pan. In fact, vegetables and meat also retain their important nutrients when grilled. Grilling is a fun bonding activity with your loved ones, family and friends that not only exercise you but also gives you entertainment
Wrapping It Up
Summarizing, the Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills is our best gas grill for all of your outdoor activities such as barbecue parties, camping, trailing, mobile home living and the like.