For many, the grilling season is never over, so if you're looking for a new grill to make your favorite barbeque foods, we've got you covered. There are many factors to consider, like how large a cooking area you'll need, what are the different grate options, and what specialty cooking attachments are available. The options are endless, and that doesn't even include cooking accessories
Whether you're a beginner that's just starting your lifelong barbecuing adventure, or a self-styled professional grill-master, there's a grill available to fit your needs. Our choices were made with an emphasis on the best value propositions, so they reflect what we consider to be the best grills for the money, not the cheapest or the most expensive models with more features.
We've catalogued the most important considerations in our guide on how to buy a grill. Although there's plenty of different grilling options available (gas, charcoal, kamado, electric, infrared, kettle, pellet, etc.), we've narrowed our selections down to what we believe are the best overall options for most people. Our final choices include two gas grills and two types of charcoal grills.
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The Weber Genesis II E-335 gas grill is another highly durable and top-performing model in the Weber line that uses Liquid Propane for fuel. It has consistent heat distribution to ensure even cooking on the entire grilling surface. The Genesis II E-335 comes with two temperature probes for monitoring the internal temperature of food directly from the control panel or from the Weber Connect app on your smartphone.
Weber's thoughtful design features include a flashlight that attaches to the lid handle, knobs that illuminate, side shelves and ample storage space. This unit has three burners, a sear station, and a handy side burner for sauces and veggies. Its solid 7mm Stainless Steel rod cooking grates provide superior heat retention.
The Weber Genesis II E-315 is basically the same model without the Smart features, so if you want to save a little money, it might be worth considering.
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The Char-Broil Performance gas grill is a compelling choice for budget conscious buyers that don't want to sacrifice style or performance. It provides even heat distribution with top oriented flame ports, stainless steel heat tents, and cast iron grates that also help with heat retention.
Its 4-burner design allows for a large 425 square inch primary grill area, and there's also a burner built into the left-hand side table for sauces and vegetables. The semi-nonstick porcelain coating on the cast iron grates and drippings tray makes for easier cleanup.
Additional convenience features include a lid-mounted temperature gauge and a swing-away warming rack.
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The Kamado Joe Classic I charcoal grill has a thick-walled ceramic shell that guarantees excellent heat retention. It comes with Stainless Steel cooking grates and its wheeled iron cart provides excellent mobility.
It also has a caste iron air vent for precise temperature control, a slide-out ash tray for easy cleaning, a felt gasket for an air-tight seal, and an advanced multi-piece firebox to retain heat and prevent breakage.
Featuring many of the design features of its more expensive brethren, the Classic I delivers the cooking versatility, efficiency, and flavorful results expected of a premium kamado grill.