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Best BBQ Grill

BBQ Grills come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on what you are looking for, there is something just right for you. While many like the standard gas grill with the electronic ignition, others enjoy lighting the coals and watching them glow. Infrared grills will help you churn out the tastiest, juiciest steaks in a fraction of the time, and disposable grills will let you cook a legitimate meal in the middle of nowhere without having to clean up after yourself. If you know what you want, or even if you don't; these lists will help you make up your mind.

Cuisinart CGG-306 Chef's Style Stainless Tabletop Grill

The Cuisinart Chef style grill makes our list of best portable grills because of its ease of use and high-quality craftsmanship making it the perfect grill for all of your travel needs. With 276 square inches of grilling space, you have plenty of room for those fish you caught fresh from the stream. Couple that with the 20,000 BTU's of heat this grill produces, you know you’ll have the power to get your meats cooked to just the right temperature. This grill is durable with all-stainless steel construction so it will definitely last for multiple seasons in the great outdoors. Heavy-duty construction does come at a price as this model weighs in at 29 pounds making it a lot to carry on a long hike. The Cuisinart Chef Style Grill is an all around great choice in the portable grill department.

Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill

The Coleman Road Trip LXE has great style and a range of features making this grill an excellent option for most outdoor cooking situations. The 285 square inches of grilling space puts this grill on the larger size for portable grills and combined with the 20,000 BTU's of heat, you‘ll be grilling up a storm in no time. The grill itself is constructed of heavy steel but the use of plastic for the handles drop this grills quality down a notch. Another consideration is the weight of this beast; coming in at 50 pounds, it’s definitely on the heavy side. Don’t worry, this portable grill is ready to roll and comes with handy wheels for easy transport.

Cook-Air Wood Fired Portable Grill

Introducing the Cook-Air Wood fire portable grill with its amazing mix of usability, durability, weight and cost. Starting off, most of the portable grills on this list use a propane tank to get the heat flowing but the Cook-Air takes a different approach. This grill burns hardwood using a fan based circulatory system to put out a whopping 65,000 BTUs; hot enough to get the perfect sear on any cut of meat. While it’s one of the smaller grills on the list, with only a 14 inch diameter, the trade off is it’s also the lightest as well. At less than 17 pounds you can haul this tiny powerhouse to the most remote of campsites. If you want the best and lightest in portable grill performance, look no further then the Cook-Air Wood Fire Portable Grill.

Weber 1211001 Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill

Weber has once again proven it’s hard to improve on a classic. This classic grill is nicely sized at 240 square inches providing plenty of room for a full rack of ribs. The grill puts out around 18,000 BTUs with two pounds of charcoal allowing you to get the lovely low and slow BBQ flavor everyone loves. It’s also one of the lightest grills on the list at a mere 18 pounds so carrying it around won’t be a problem. Affordably priced, this grill is a classic icon of American barbeque.

Grill 4 All PG2000 Portable Gas Grill

Grill 4 All PG2000 Portable Gas Grill

The Grill 4 All is a lesser known name in the grilling world but this doesn’t make it a lesser quality product. The grill boasts a 190 square inch cooking surface, enough space to get more than a few burgers going at the same time and at 15 pounds it’s also the lightest grill on the list. The all-stainless steel construction of this grill ensures it will last quite a long time with proper care. The only thing holding this grill back is there’s only an 8500 BTU output which may affect your sear on some of your meats and it’s also the most expensive grill on the list. All said, the Grill 4 All is a quality grill and will make any outdoorsman a master chef.

Weber 741001 22.5" One-Touch Silver Kettle Grill

Within the last 50 years, Weber 22.5 inch One Touch Silver has risen to the level of iconic status. Honestly, everyone knows somebody who owns this work horse of the backyard BBQ. The grill is made of steel with a baked on porcelain enamel to provide excellent rust deterrence and burn-through protection. The grill boasts 363 square inches of grilling surface along with the famous dome-shaped lid to fit tall items like chicken and pork shoulder. The aluminum ash catcher is an added perk to keep your cooking area clean.

Napoleon PRO22K-LEG Infrared Charcoal Kettle Grill

Breaking into the charcoal grill scene, the Napoleon Rodeo Pro 22k is built out of heavy grade steel with an porcelain coating allowing this grill to stand up to whatever nature throws at it. It boast 363 square inches of grilling surface with a hinged grate allowing charcoal adjustments without the bother of taking the whole grilling surface off. The grill also has an adjustable height grill to help cook both directly and indirectly. Add that to the hinged lid and stainless steel heat diffuser, this versatile grill is a great choice for the grilling professional to the weekend warrior.

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #22

Sometimes you want a grill with bells and whistles, and other times you just want simplicity like the Old Smokey #22. The 333 square inch grill provides plenty of space to grill for a decent-sized event, rust-resistant aluminized steel construction and chrome plated cooking grill for the ultimate no frills BBQ experience. When you’re looking to just get out and grill without the fuss of added features, the affordable Old Smokey #22 is your go-to.

Portable Kitchen PK 99740 Cast Aluminum Cooker

The PK Grill and Smoker has a respectable 306 square inches of grilling area so it can handle anything from burgers to a full rack of ribs. The aluminum cast body will never rust and with proper upkeep these grills can last for several decades. The PK Grill and Smoker is a good choice if you are looking for a grill you can teach younger family members to use and then maybe even pass down to them.

Char-Broil Santa Fe Charcoal Grill

The Char-Broil Santa Fe Charcoal Grill boasts a large 435 square inch grilling surface letting you provide cookout to the whole family and then some. The grill is made out of steel to help stand up to the outdoor elements along with a cast iron grate for those restaurant quality grill marks on every cut of meat. This grill also offers added perks like a built in thermostat and stylish chrome plated handles. If you’re looking for something large and in charge, this is the grill you want to go with.

Marsh Allen 30052 Cast Iron Hibachi 10 by 18-Inch Charcoal Grill

Classic look and feel of a traditional Hibachi grill, made from cast iron. It has 3 adjustable grills so you can adjust your cooking temperature by raising or lowering your food to the flame. The curved edges help to keep food on the cooking surface and prevent it from rolling off as you are adjusting the height. Total cooking area is 157”, but this is enough to create a small meal for 1 or 2 people, just enough to create a nice experience. If you like to sit out on your patio and enjoy turning your food as you watch it cook, this is the perfect Hibachi for you.

Lodge L410 Logic Pre-Seasoned Hibacchi Charcoal Grill

Camper’s delight- this rugged outdoor grill will stand up to the harshest use. Made from cast iron, this is one that will be left behind for a few generations. There are 2 adjustable heights, so you can cook or just warm up a cup of coffee. There is a small front door that will give you access to the coals. You can burn charcoal, or gather twigs or wood to use for fuel. Because it is cast iron, there are no restrictions on what you can burn. Cooking surface is 17-1/4 by 9-inch, and this grill comes seasoned and ready to use.

Weber Go-Anywhere 121020 Grill

This is an attractive portable, table top grill that is great for all outdoor cooking on the go. The unit has a porcelain coating all over to prevent rusting and chips, and it comes with adjustable legs that lock in position, so you can feel secure about your cooking surface. The Go – Anywhere grill has 160 sq in of total surface area, and supports a triple nickel-plated cooking grate that won’t stick to food. There is a built in hood hanger that will allow you to hang the hood when not in use. It also doubles as an effective barrier against the wind.

EZ Grill 2531 Portable Disposable Instant Barbeque

This is a new concept for those just wanting to go out for a quick little picnic. This EZ grill is a self-contained unit that can be simply thrown away after use. About the size of a TV dinner, this unit is clean and sanitary, unlike those grills in the park. Simply peel back the lid, and light the primed coals with a match, and you have an instant, hot grilling surface in minutes. EZ Grill uses natural plant matter as fuel, so there is no bitter chemical after taste that some other charcoals have. EZ grill is the perfect solution for those who want to cook outdoor on the run, and not be bothered with getting a fire started, or cleaning up after themselves. You can have great flame broiled taste, without all the hassle.

Sanyo BBQ Grill Indoor 850 Watts - HPS-SG2

This electric Hibachi is made by Sanyo, so you can be sure you will be getting their years of design and development along with it. It is a small, 120 inch nonstick grill that is small enough to carry around in a knapsack, or bag. Literally smoke free, this electric grill will cook for 1 or 2 peoples after only 2 or 3 minutes of warm up time. Reaching only lower temperatures, this little grill is designed to heat up food, and cook it low and slow, for a tender meal in about 30 minutes. It has a removable drip pan that can be lined with foil for easy clean up, or placed in a dishwasher for even easier cleaning.

Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22-1/2" Charcoal Smoker

Weber has done it once again with this versatile smoker designed for the novice, but versatile enough for the top competition pit masters. The 22.5 model is large with 726 square inches of cooking area, allowing you to smoke for the whole family in one sitting. You can also use wood, charcoal or a combination of both so you can the perfect flavor you're looking for.

With a built-in thermometer and silicone temperature grommet, you can feel comfortable leaving this bad boy smoking while you get a good night’s rest. At around $400.00 dollars you don't have to break the bank to get perfect smoky flavor. So, if you’re in the market for a new smoker, the Weber Smokey Mountain is a great place to start and finish looking.

Traeger "Lil Tex" Elite Pellet Grill

Traeger put a lot in a little package with its “Lil Tex” elite pellet grill, which can be used as a smoker as well as a traditional grill. At 418 square inches of cooking space, it's the smallest grill on the list- but don't let this fool you; this grill delivers. It’s a wood pellet grill, meaning you have to buy the pellets for cooking, but with an electric ignition system and digital temperature controls, all you do is fill the hopper, select your temperature and it does the hard work for you.

For those smokers on the go, the “Lil Tex” will help take the time out of your smoking. No checking temperatures all day because this grill automatically controls the heat and will add more pellets to the hopper to maintain desired heat. The grill is priced around $800.00 but with all the time you'll save, it's well worth the price.

Country Smokers - Pellet Smoker with Flame Broiler Series by Louisiana Grills CS-450

If “you're down in Louisiana near to New Orleans” (or anywhere else for that matter) and looking to get your smoke on, check out the Louisiana Grills country smoker. With heavy-duty steel construction, this smoker boasts 497 square inches of space to fit all the goodies you could want. The country smoker is a pellet fed smoker featuring an electric ignition system to help get that sweet smoke flowing.

This grill can also be used as a convection oven for those times when you're at a BBQ and you want to whip up a cake for the party. At around $1000.00 this grill is a little on the pricey side, but with its heavy construction it resists burn-through much longer than other grills, something to keep in mind.

Char-Griller Char-Griller Smokin' Pro Charcoal Grill

The Char-Griller Smoking Pro is a great way to get into the world of traditional BBQing. This grill boasts ample size with 580 sq inches of space for cooking a wide range of food stuffs. This grill also features am adjustable grate height so you can fit ribs or even a whole shoulder in the grill. You can use either charcoal or wood without the complications of specialized grill fuel. At around $200.00 this grill is the lowest priced smoker on the list. If you're looking for a way to get into smoking without breaking the bank the Smokin Pro is the grill to check out.

Smoke Hollow 44-Inch Vertical LP Gas Smoker

The Smoke Hollow 44 inch gas smoker welcomes you to the advanced class of smokers. It’s the only vertical smoker on this list and also the largest one with a whopping 7 cubic feet of cooking space spread across five chrome plated cooking racks. It also has a sausage hanger so you can smoke custom sausages as well.

The smoker is powered by two gas burners which burn wood chips, with two separate doors so you can get to said chips without changing the cook temperature inside the grill. It also has a “Sure Lock” latch system, so no worrying if the door was left open when you're resting in bed. At around $400.00 it’s priced to move, delivering all the pluses of a top quality smoker without the extra cost you might expect. The Smoke Hollow 44 will keep you busy BBQing all summer.

Char-Broil 2-Burner With Sideburner Quickset - Model 463821909

Char-Broil 2-Burner With Sideburner Quickset - Model 463821909

A big name in grilling is bringing a lot of grill for not a lot of money. The Char-Broil 2 Burner Black tops the list with its combination of durability and affordability. The grill measures about 280 square inches which gives you plenty of room to comfortably cook for a family of four. Its sturdy steel frame is dipped in a weather proof coating ensuring it will last for seasons to come. A plus is it’s a propane grill so you aren't wasting money burning off charcoal, just turn it on hit the push button starter and let 26,500 BTU's of heat sear those steaks to perfection. When you add price and performance the Char-Broil 2 Burner Black can hold its own and any price point.

Weber 18.5-in One Touch Silver 441001 Grill

The excellent quality of Weber is apparent as ever in their One Touch Silver 18.5 kettle grill. With 240 square inches of grill space and a large domed lid, you can cook everything in it from pork shoulder to whole birds. It’s a charcoal grill and will give you that fresh outdoor BBQ taste to put a smile on any outdoor enthusiast. Couple the $79.99 price point with all the standard Weber features; aluminum dampers, Heavy grade porcelain enameled steel bowl and the one-touch cleaning system, if you're looking for a low priced charcoal grill this should be your first stop at your local grill store.

George Foreman 13 Indoor/Outdoor Grill

The George Foreman 13 Indoor/Outdoor packs a ton of punch into a low priced package with 200 square inches of grill surface to cook for the whole family. The grill is made with a heat resistant plastic material and porcelain enameled steel grate. Using the variable temperature controls, you can get great results every time. The grill costs around $199 and comes with a large dome lid to help fit larger items under the hood. Add to that the non-stick grill surface and you have yourself a great grill option rain or shine.

Char-Griller 1515 Patio Pro Model Grill

The Patio ProChar-Grill has found a way to add lots of professional features in their low priced Patio Pro charcoal grill making it great for the backyard BBQ. The barrel-shaped grill has 250 square inches of cooking surface space, more than enough to get on steaks for the whole family. For around $74 this painted steel grill features a stay cool wooden handle, a side shelf and a side air vent to help control those temperatures when you're going for that low and slow BBQ style. It is a charcoal grill and comes with a pull-out ash bin making clean up a breeze.

Brinkmann Ranger 810-4220-S 2 Burner Gas Grill

Brinkmann Ranger 810-4220-S 2 Burner Gas Grill

When you want to go big on a budget, the Brinkmann Ranger 2 Burner Gas Grill is the pit for you. With an oversized 530 square inches of cooking space on two racks it’ by far the largest grill on the list. Using propane its two stainless steel burners produce a combined 24,000 BTU's more than enough for even the toughest challenge.

The weatherproofed steel construction will ensure this grill will resist rust and burn through for many summers to come. The side burner will also come in handy for cooking those sides while cutting down on trips to the kitchen. Oh, and don't forget the built-in bottle opener for cracking open your favorite beverages. At around $129 this grill is the most expensive on our list but sometimes you have to spend a little more to ensure a great cookout.

Saber Cast 500 R50CC0312 Infrared Grill

Saber Cast 500 R50CC0312 Infrared Grill

The Saber Cast 500 is a technological feat onto itself. Saber has built a fully across the surface 675 sq inch infrared grill allowing for a true infrared experience. There are no burners for conventional grilling, just 34,000 BTUs directed at your food. You can ignore the old adage to keep the lid closed, there's plenty to see here.

The grill itself is made of heavy duty stainless steel and resists rusting and corrosion. It also boasts three independent cooking zones so you can sear the steaks on one side while cooking veggies on the other. Saber also tweaked the way the elements use fuel, saving you up to 30 percent of gas over other infrared grills. At around $999, this grill is a closer to the top of the price range but once you fire this baby up you'll know where your extra cash went.

Kenmore S3218ANB 5 Burner Gas Grill with Ceramic Searing

Kenmore S3218ANB 5 Burner Gas Grill with Ceramic Searing

If you've been having burner envy lately and you want to lose that feeling, you've come to the right place. The Kenmore 5 Burner Gas Grill has 576 sq inches of grill space with three regular burners, a rotisserie burner and a dedicated infrared burner putting out 40,000 BTUs; more than enough to get even the toughest grilling job done.

This grill boasts a halogen light so you can see what you're cooking when grilling at night, a problem I'm surprised more manufactures haven’t tried to solve. The light plus a scratch-resistant powder coating which helps your grill looking brand new makes the Kenmore the Swiss Army Knife of infrared grills, all for around $599.

Char-Broil Tru-Infrared Performance 4 Burner Grill

Are you a pro? Well look no further than the Char-Broil Tru-Infrared performance 4 burner, a big grill for a big job. With 780 sq inches of space to lay down the steaks, you can cook a feast for the whole neighborhood. This grill puts out 40,000 BTUs so you won't have to worry about not having enough heat.

A few features on this grill set it apart from the pack including Char-Broil's SureFire ignition system so you know the grill will start every time. It also has a wide temperature range and a grate-level temperature gauge so you can know exactly how hot your grill is no matter if you're searing on the infrared side or cooking “low and slow” on the other. Somehow Char-Broil has managed to pack all this punch in at around $549. If you're looking to be a backyard pro you can't go wrong with Char-Broil.

Solaire SOL- EV17A Everywhere Portable Infrared Grill

Solarie, the self proclaimed race car of grill companies has come up with the SOL EV17 Everywhere Portable Infrared Grill. This is 155 sq inches of infrared fury perfect for toting around in your RV or even your boat if you like grilling on the high seas. The 12,000 BTU this guy puts out is perfect for cooking meals for you and the family. The V-shaped grids to reduce flare up and the sturdy stainless steel construction will keep you cooking with waves well into the foreseeable future.

MHP Grills WR G4DD-PS Chefs Choice Infrared Grill

MHP Grills WR G4DD-PS Chefs Choice Infrared Grill

This is 574 sq inches of complete infrared cooking at its finest. These grills from MHP Chefs Choice are made from permanent mold cast giving them much thicker walls and can last a lifetime. The 35000 BTUs are perfect for cooking a wide range on foods and the patented SearMagic grids have one side with Vs for burgers and steaks and another flat side for fish or veggies. At around $628 this grill would be higher up on the list except all the bases come separately and ordering from the company can be a little confusing. That said, if you're looking for a great grill look no further than MHP.

Kenmore PG-40612SOL 6 Burner Stainless Steel Front Gas Grill With Storage

Kenmore PG-40612SOL 6 Burner Stainless Steel Front Gas Grill With Storage

There’s really no other way to say it, the Kenmore 6 Burner grill is a beast. If you want to invite all (And I do mean all) of your friends over for a grillstravaganza, this is the grill to buy. It stands out as one of the largest grills on the list with 736 square inches of total cooking area and six independently controlled burners. It’s more than enough space to sear your steaks on one side while using the other to fully cook BBQ chicken legs on the other. The Kenmore 6 also has a very large warming rack which is great for cooking meats to different temperatures to satisfy the individual tastes of your guests. Another great feature of this grill is the side burner for cooking or sauteing while grilling, reducing trips in and out of the house.

The grill is constructed from stainless steel and the lid is coated with a porcelain enamel to help prevent rust. It has three cabinets to store grilling equipment and even a pull out drawer for spices and other small accessories. The Kenmore 6 sits on four sturdy 3-inch casters allowing for ease of movement, essential when working with such a large grill. The downside here is there’s no infrared burner for fast searing which has become a popular grilling feature these days. Also, since it’s such a large grill it does burn through a lot of propane quickly. For the price you’ll pay, you’re getting the best in Kenmore craftsmanship make this the top value grill for all your outdoor cooking needs.

Blue Rhino - BH12-101-001-02 Gas Grill

Blue Rhino - BH12-101-001-02 Gas Grill

The Blue Rhino BH12-101-001-02 Gas Grill by Better Homes and Gardens was packed with so many options it was hard not to pick it as the best value gas grill; Its variety of accessories and features dwarf anything else on this list. To start, it's made of sturdy stainless steel with a black porcelain fire box along with a side burner, there’s an included a back burner, and even an infrared burner to achieve the “surface of the sun” sear on your 4 inch rib eyes. The total area of grilling surface is 712 square inches, plenty of space to keep every grill master happy. It also has independent controls for all four main burners.

The grill comes with two condiment baskets underneath, built-in tool hooks, and a towel holder to help cut down on those frequent kitchen trips. One thing setting this grill apart from the rest is it comes with a rotisserie to get a perfectly browned whole chickens. Relatively durable, reasonably priced, and its rust resistance puts this grill from Better Homes and Gardens high on our wish list.

Broil-Mate 71236H 4-Burner Stainless Steel Propane Gas Grill

Broil-Mate 71236H 4-Burner Stainless Steel Propane Gas Grill

Made right here in America, this grill is a great offering by well-known grill makers Broil-Mate. Multiple features unique to the Broil-Mate brand allow for ease of grilling every time you fire it up. We can start with the heavy duty grate which allows for an even dispersal of heat across the whole grill so no more cold spots messing up your kobe beef burger. It also features the Flav-R-Wave cooking system which is designed to vaporize fat drippings instantly and give your food that distinct, "fresh off the grill" taste often missing from cooking with gas.

At 644 square inches of total cooking space, this grill was the smallest of the bunch but it does come with four independently controlled burners. One downside we did notice was this grill only has one storage rack. However, the grills heavy duty construction, mid-ranged price, a locking caster system, and essentials like warming racks and side burners ensure the Broil-Mate 4-Burner Stainless Steel Propane Gas Grill will a bring a smile to any chefs face.

Char Broil K6B 6-Burner 65,000 BTU Propane Gas Grill, with Sideburner

If you want to go big but don't want to spend big bucks, the stainless steel Char-Broil 6 Burner for you. At 900 square inches of total cooking space, this model has a vast grilling surface and a large warming rack to keep all your foods at all the right temperature. It does have a side burner to keep the veggies warm while the meat's getting hot, a dedicated searing burner and side hooks for hanging grill accessories.

One thing holding this grill back from greatness is its lack of durability. To keep it affordably priced, it was made with a lower grade stainless steel which tends to dent and rust easier than competing grills. Its grill surface heats slightly unevenly, so efficiently using its massive grill space can be a problem. Lastly, although it’s a big grill, it doesn't come with a built-in shelf. Overall it’s priced affordably with decent enough features for basic grilling needs.

Brinkmann Grill King 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill

Brinkmann Grill King 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill

The Brinkmann 5-Burner is the work horse on this list. It’s the lowest priced grill on the list but it does come with a variety of standard features making it a great grill for warm weather. It has five burners, each with their own control knob and ignition switch while the 661 square inch grilling surface is made of porcelain coated iron grates to evenly distribute heat. The grill also has a side burner and a bottle opener (A feature unique to this grill.)

One downside is the lack of storage space inside the grill. Also, to keep the grill prices affordably, the grill is made with a lower grade stainless steel making it a little unstable. You’ll definitely need to store this baby out of the elements to avoid rust buildup. All in all, for the price point, this is a great grill with loads of features perfect for the outdoor grilling.

Char-Broil Patio Bistro Infrared Electric Grill

If you want a great grill from a trusted name in BBQ then look no further then the Patio Bistro 240 electric. It pairs everything you like about an outdoor grill with the convenience of an electric grill. The 320 square inches of surface area is more than enough space to feed a large family, plus the porcelain coated cooking grates give you those perfect grill marks every time. This grill puts out a whooping 1750 watts thanks to an infrared ceramic element. Now you can get that great grill taste without using gas, and at around $179 who wouldn't want that? Add on an electric dial temperature control and a handy storage grate and you’ll see Char-Broil has really outdone themselves with the Patio Bistro 240.

Weber 55020001 Q 2400 Electric Grill

As usual, Weber has brought us another great product in grilling. The Weber Q 2400 is a superior piece of equipment suitable for home use or the professional kitchen. The 280 square inch porcelain enameled cast iron grill surface is easily removed for proper cleaning at a moment’s notice. Using 1560 watts and a heat retention liner, you can get your grill hot enough to cook any meat all the way through. With the variable temperature control and the practically leakproof lid, you can do a low and slow traditional BBQ from the comfort of your own kitchen. At around $249 it’s the most expensive grill on our list but for many, the Weber name alone makes it worth the cost.

Meco 9325 Deluxe Electric Cart Grill

Grilling getting hard? Get on easy street with the Meco 9325 Deluxe Electric Cart grill. This grill brought to you by the people at Easy Street Grills will take your outdoor cooking to the next level. The 200 square inch barrel-shaped grill gives you plenty of space to get those burgers going for the whole family. The 1500 watts can be fully harnessed with Easy Streets dual temperature zones with one side hot for cooking while other side keeps food warm. The cast iron cooking grate is evenly heated and has superior heat control with its "Precision Temperature Control" and variable thermostat controller. The grill is around 189.00 and boasts a satin black finish with BBQ red accents. A sturdy cart keeps all your goodies onboard so not only are you getting a great product, it’ll look great on your back deck or patio.

Cuisinart CEG-980 Stainless Steel 16.5" Portable Electric Grill

One of the smaller grills on the list, what the CEG 980 lacks in size it makes up for in power. The 145 square inch grill surface is powered by 1500 watts and a specialized lid to get higher temperatures than you would expect from a grill so small. The porcelain enamel coated grill grate, makes clean up a breeze. It also comes with a telescoping base making it perfect for the counter top or the balcony outdoors. With a price tag of around 179 and the proven convenience of a Cuisinart, you can't go wrong with this power packed unit.

George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor & Outdoor Grill

When you think of electric grills, the Foreman name has been producing some of the top quality contenders for well over a decade. The George Foreman 15 is no different with its large 320 square inch grill surface which can satisfy even the biggest appetites. No slouch on power either, the 1500 watts will help keep you cooking well into the later rounds. With a fully immersible and removable non-stick coated cast iron grill plate, clean up is simple task. At around $129 the 15 is a grill worth taking a serious look at.

Kalamazoo K750HT Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill

Kalamazoo K750HT Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill

If you live next door to Bobby Flay and you want to give him a run for his money as the block grill master, run out and grab a Kalamazoo K750HT Hybrid grill. While the Kalamazoo is not the biggest grill on the list with just 726 square inches of cooking space, its features more than makes up for it. This grill is a hybrid and can use any combination of gas, wood, or charcoal, allowing you to get just the right type of flame for your grilling task. It also boasts three brass covered convection burners, and two infrared burners, one for searing and the other for rotisserie.

The advanced heat dynamics allow this grill to reach temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees; with this kind of heat you can sear off anything you could possibly think of. This grill priced around $15,000 and comes with customizable grill grates so you can add your own personal mark to those steaks, letting your company know who the pit master on the block is.

56" Solarie Grill

56" Solarie Grill

If you want to harness the surface of the sun, the Solarie 56” is the way to go. A great product from the “muscle car” of grills, this huge 1027 square inch beast is fully infrared with switchable burners to change the grill to a traditional convection grill. The 82,500 British Thermal Units (BTU) ensure enough power for the plethora of burners on this model. Along with the infrared main burners, it has two convection side burners and a rear infrared rotisserie burner. You can also convert any of the main burners to convection burners if you like and the three minute preheat time gets the grill ready to work at a moment’s notice. You can get all this performance for around $12,000, a small price to pay for grilling excellence.

Frontgate Cross-Flame Pro Grill

Frontgate Cross-Flame Pro Grill

You've spent thousands landscaping and crafting the perfect backyard environment so for the finishing touch you want a grill which blends in perfectly; that grill is the Cross-Flame Pro. The 1050 square inches of this beauty have been crafted for unmatched grace. Fed by propane and priced around $12,000, this masterpiece grill puts out 30,000 BTU with a burner for every occasion. Along with three convection main burners, it has an infrared burner for searing a rotisserie burner and even two side burners, providing all the cooking options one could want in a grill. The grill comes decked out in a Brazilian cherry wood making it not only a functional grill station but a work of art anyone can appreciate.

Lynx L42PSFR-2-LP Propane Gas Grill

Lynx asked pro grillers what they wanted in a backyard unit and then produced the highly praised Lynx Professional 42”. This huge 1200 square inch propane feed grill has enough space to do cooking for even the largest of events. The duel rotisserie spits and large smoker box provides the option to cook multiple foods at the same time, ensuring all your guests will leave with full bellies and happy smiles.

Superior heat stabilization is achieved by using convection burners over ceramic briquettes allowing you to always be assured you won’t have those pesky hot and cold spots so common to larger grills. They also included stylish, controlled illumination for those late night grill sessions. At around $6800 this grills features and craftsmanship make it an easy bargain for the discerning chef.

Fire Magic Aurora A830s Gas/Charcoal Combo Grill

The Aurora Combo gas/charcoal grill combines the best of both worlds. This 882 square inch grill is separated into two sides; one with proprietary E shaped burners for gas grilling and the other side for charcoal, each with its own lid and heat separator. No more disturbing your low and slow cooking on the charcoal side while you are searing off the steaks on the other. Each lid is feather light so you won’t be straining your backs and arms constantly lifting both lids during a daylong cook out. The Aurora costs around $5500 but seeing you're really getting two grills in one, it can be seen as somewhat of a deal.

Viking 42 Inch 5 Series Ultra-Premium Outdoor Natural Gas Stainless Steel Grill

Viking 42 Inch 5 Series Ultra-Premium Outdoor Natural Gas Stainless Steel Grill

A big name in kitchen appliances, Viking is no stranger to top of the line craftsmanship. The Viking 42 inch Ultra Premium has 706 square inches of grilling surface; large but not so large you need to have a second house to place the thing. The brushed stainless steel offers a high class finish that looks wonderful in almost any setting along with ceramic heat distribution, a built-in smoker, and a rotisserie. These models don't come with a conversion kit so you will have to decide if you want natural gas or propane before you buy. The unit costs around $5900 and comes with Vikings premium warranty in case something goes wrong. If you're looking to go to the next level Viking is one of the most trusted names in cooking so you can have a beautiful meal to go along with your view

Saber 4 Burner Built-In Grill

The Saber SS 670 was built to last. Constructed of high quality, 304 stainless steel and a welded tubular frame, once you set this guy up you can be assured that it's going to stand the test of time. The 895 square inch grill is more than enough room to keep any party fed and with the independent zone temperature control, this grill lets you cook multiple foods at the same time with ease. The Saber comes standard as a natural gas grill but there’s a propane conversion kit available if you want to change your mind in the future. There is no doubt about it, when you want your grilling to be a cut above the rest, a Saber is the way to go.

Weber Summit S-660 Built-In Natural Gas Stainless Steel Grill

When you think of grills, the name Weber comes up in every conversation. They didn't want to be left out of the built in sector either and came out with this wonderful grill for any backyard palace. At around $2200, the Weber Summit S 660 has a great mix of features putting it in the top of its class. The 769 square inch grill surface is not only good for burgers, it has a dedicated smoker and an independent infrared rotisserie burner as well.

The grill can't be converted from natural gas to propane, due to Weber's concerns about safety so you’ll have to make that decision upfront. All that in a exquisite stainless steel covering to keep those 60,000 British Thermal Units (BTU) directed at the meat. If you want a grill constructed from one of the top names in BBQ don't miss out on what Weber has to offer.

Napoleon Prestige Built-In PRO 825 with Infrared Rear Burner

Welcome to the world of the Prestige Pro825. This grill crafted by Napoleon has just about everything you could want in a outdoor cooking station. The high grade stainless steel is accented nicely with chrome and gives your cooking space a high class look that will wow friends and family. It’s a beast of a grill topping out at 1245 square inches, but you won’t be straining to open it with its “Easy Lift” roll top lid.

Underneath the hood is an integrated smoker unit to add mesquite flavor as well as an independent rear and bottom infrared sear burner. The people at Napoleon knew you didn't like making big decisions so they gave this grill the ability to use either natural gas or propane right out of the box. The grill is around $3300, but it’s separated into two sides so you're getting two grills for the price of one. If you want to trick out the back deck and conquer the neighborhood, go with a Napoleon Prestige; you’ll never look at grilling the same again.

Top Gun Built-In 5 Burner Convection Grill

Top Gun Built-In 5 Burner Convection Grill

You want your grilling to take off? Well light the afterburners on the Cal Flame “Top Gun” 5 Burner and let your food preparation soar into the stratosphere. This 1000 square inch grill is built from quality stainless steel to resist rust and corrosion. The four exclusive V grates are removable for easy cleaning and don't forget the lip guard on all the burners which help prevent them from clogging so you'll be getting all flame all the time.

The "Top Gun" can be fueled by either propane tanks or a natural gas line from your utilities company. This grill looks amazing and with the LED light control knobs, it will shine even on the darkest of nights. At around $3800 it may be a little pricey, but for all the features it’s well worth a look. Cal Flame is known for producing to quality grills and they have taken flight with their Top Gun 5 Burner.

Jason Weary
Jason was born and raised in Memphis TN, He began his writing career in college writing screen plays and for his older brother's local "Zine". Being a native son of the Mississippi Delta BBQing was a part of everyday life. He has been the go to grill guy for catering services, home cookouts and competitive bbq events. As such he is an expert on the topic of grills and grill related products. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis and has a strong passion for all things BBQ.
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