If you need to replace your BBQ, here are 4 of the best grills for the money for those with a two hundred dollar budget.
Best Freestanding LP Grill Under $200
The Char-Broil 36,000 goes for under $150 and gets a solid 4 out of 5 stars, and is a good, slightly compact, easy to use gas grill. It boasts a quick and easy assembly process, which reviews reiterate, and uses metal shelving along with a porcelain and steel lid and firebox.
It measures approximately 18 by 51 by 43 inches, and weighs about 65 pounds. Also, the Char-Broil has a 36,000 BTU main burner alongside 12,000 BTU side burners, and a total of 522 square inches of cooking surface.
Reviewers loved the ease of use, especially with the propane tank attachment, easy assembly instructions, easy tool storage, and thermometer use. Other reviewers said that it would have ample grilling space for food for a good sized gathering, and the burners heat up and cool down fast for optimal cooking and safety.
Best tabletop gas grill under $200
At around $160 with 4.3 out of 5 stars and over 140 reviews, the Cuisinart CGG-200 All-Foods 12,000-BTU Tabletop Propane Gas Grill maintains a wonderful reputation as a household cooking aid name.
A table top model, the CGG-200 is a high performance model at only 20 by 28 by 13 inches and 39 pounds, easy to use on any outdoor table, and easier to store with such small dimensions. It also has a 12,000 BTU stainless steel burner for easy cooking and easy clean up, and uses propane.
Cuisinart makes this grill an outstanding model with their exceptional features – including a twin-start ignition, making starting your grill easier than ever. It also has an enamel-coated cast-iron cooking grate (sturdy and easily cleaned), folding side shelves, a built-on temperature gauge, and removable vegetable panel for easy grilling of all parts of your summer meal. An added bonus, the CGG-200 also has heat resistant lid handles and a sturdy grill base to make sure it stays where you put it.
Whether it’s at home on a folding grill stand or if you take it to the park or camping and set it on a picnic table, this small grill is an excellent and sturdy addition to your cooking arsenal. Reviewers loved its versatility, ease of cooking, and how easy it is to take on trips.
Best Portable Gas Grill Under $200
Just under $200, the Weber Q 2000 Portable Gas Grill comes with not only 4 of 5 stars but also the quality of the Weber name, a very quality name in grilling for years.
A portable model, the 396002 Q is perfect for taking with you whenever you have a picnic in the park, tailgate party, or need a grill for camping. It has a 12,000 BTU stainless steel burner with around 280 square inches of porcelain-enameled cooking surface.
The 396002 Q weighs about 45 pounds and measures in around 33 by 18 by 17 inches. It comes with folding work tables that store easily, and a small-tank propane hookup (there is also an available separate purchase for a converter hose to hook up larger tanks). Also, it boasts a push-button ignition to make starting up your grill easy, and has an “infinitely” adjustable burner valve so that you can set the flame however you want it.
Reviewers love this grill’s easy portability, versatility, large cooking space, and how it’s even great for apartment renters with limited outdoor space. It’s also easy to clean, and long lasting.
Best-Selling Gas Grill on the Market
Nearly 500 customer reviews have given the Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, and it costs just under $150. Its reviewers loved its portability for tailgating and camping, ease of use, great burners, and amazingly simple assembly.
The 9949-750 LXE is a versatile grill with over 285 square inches of cooking surface spread out over two 10,000 BTU burners. It comes with wheels and an easy-tow handle, as well as detachable side tables for easy use during grilling. It is approximately 36 by 22 by 13 inches and weighs around 60 pounds.
Each grill burner has its own easily adjustable temperature control knob, and it comes with sturdy cast iron grates coated in porcelain for easy cleaning. It also has an easily cleaned grease tray and and electronic “instant” ignition control. You can either use the Coleman 9949-750 with a propane cylinder or can buy an additional hook up to use it with a 20 pound tank for longer grilling.
Coleman also offers multiple cooking surfaces as separate purchases, to suit all your grilling needs.