If you love the ritual of the summer BBQ and your grill needs to be replaced, why not buy a convenient propane powered grill? We have selected some of the top rated models to buy this summer. There are portable , infrared and free standing.
Best Infrared Gas Grill under $300
At just under $300, the Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Gas grill comes good ratings from around 200 customer reviews. This model has a 320 square inch main cooking surface as well as a 125 square inch secondary cooking surface, weighs approximately 100 pounds, and measures in at 22 by 46 by 46 inches. It comes with a Surefire electronic ignition for easy starting.
The Char-Broil Quantum Infrared also uses their “award winning” infrared cooking system, boasting seared in flavor with a moist product on all meat cooking. It also has a stainless steel lid and control panel, folding shelves on the side for your grilling tools and food trays, as well as a built-in enclosed cart.
Both burners have separate temperature gauges directly above their separate control knobs so that you know exactly what temperature your meat is being cooked at to help eliminate burning.
Reviewers loved the infrared cooking technology and how juicy it left their meat, the attached temperature gauges being at grilling surface height for more accurate readings, easy cleaning, and accessories.
Best-Selling Portable Gas Grill on the Market
With 4.5 out of 5 stars with around 500 reviews, the Coleman 9949-750 Road Trop LXE goes for just under $140, and has come down in price significantly in the last year. It is a 36 inch full-size collapsible propane grill that is perfect for the back yard or taking on the go for picnics, camping, and tailgate parties.
It comes complete with an electronic ignition, two easy to clean porcelain-coated cast iron grates that give you 286 square inches of grilling area, and a heavy-duty steel lid to keep bugs out and flames in. This model also includes a towing handle and wheels to make taking it with you that much easier, and it has detachable side tables for extra space to put your equipment and plates while grilling, but removable when not in use.
The Coleman 9949-750 cooks with two separate 10,000 BTU burners and uses propane cylinders (not included). A separately purchasable hookup can adapt it to using a propane tank instead for longer cooking times. The burners are controlled with two separate control knobs for independent adjustment of cooking temperatures on each side.
Reviewers loved how easy this model was to assemble, the sturdy design, excellent cooking, and amazing versatility.
Best Free-Standing Propane Grill Under $300
At around $270, the Broil-Mate 155154 gets 4 out of 5 stars, and reviewers love its quick, even cooking, great design, heavy duty cast iron grates for great cooking, and large upper cooking rack. Several customers also said that it is a good, long-lasting grill.
It weighs approximately 75 pounds and measures at 56 by 19 by 48 inches. It comes with large 7 inch wheels that make it easier to move around your back yard, and a total of 700 square inches of cooking space with two cooking areas. It runs off of a heavy duty 40,000 BTU dual burner.
The Broil-Mate 155154 also has porcelain coated cooking racks make for easy cleanup. It also has a Therma-Cast aluminum cooking area, and has adjustable legs.
At under $250, the Weber Q2200 gets 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 120 customer reviews. A Weber tabletop model, the 566003 weighs approximately 41 pounds and measures at 33 by 18 by 18 inches. In includes a Weber Q recipe booklet and 5-year limited warranty.
The 566002 Q is made out of an extra-sturdy glass reinforced nylon frame with a cast aluminum catch pan and lid. It has a 12,000 BTU burner with 280 square inches of cooking space.
It also comes with two work tables with built in tool holders that fold into the grill when not in use. There is a built in thermometer and infinitely adjustable burner knob to help take the guess work out of cooking. Also, its porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grate makes for easy clean up. The 566002 uses propane cylinders.
Reviewers loved the Q’s small size and portability, fast heating and easy temperature control, sturdy construction, and especially the utensil hooks.
Best Gas Grill with Side Burner under $300
The Thermos 4-Burner 48000 BTU Gas Grill with Side Burner goes for around $220, and reviewers loved how versatile this model is, as well as its easy operation, and great price. Others raved about its easy assembly and great cooking.
It is approximately 92 pounds and measures 23 by 56 by 45 inches. It boasts a whopping 480 square inches in its main cooking area alone, and also has a secondary rack mainly for warming that is approximately 250 square inches.
In the main part, the Char Broil T480 has four stainless steel burners, each at 48,000 BTU. The side area also has a 10,000 BTU burner. The grill also has a built in temperature gauge to take out some of the guess work of grilling.
Its cooking rack, warming grate, and lid are stainless steel with porcelain to make clean up that much easier after use, as well as keeping it sturdy and long-lasting. The electronic ignition is easy to use and starts the grill simply and quickly.
Last but not least, it is a highly stable grill with eight inch wheels all around for maneuverability and to keep it steady, as well as a full front panel to keep the legs from warping. It is also easy to assemble, and comes with a full instruction booklet.