What do you need/want in a grill? That’s the first question to ask yourself. Do you care if it has an electronic starter? Do you like enamel or porcelain coated grates? Do you know what the differences are? Now is the time to educate yourself. Learn as much as you can about a product and how it works before you purchase it.
We found several varieties of propane grill for under $500. You would think they are pretty much the same, but as you read you will find there are several differences. Some have more features than others and some are just better made. The following can help you learn which is which.
Best Rated Propane Gas Grill under $400
The Char Broil K6B 6 Burner Propane Grill has 650 sq. inches of cooking area. There is also 250 sq. in. of cooking on the swayaway warming rack. It has a side burner and a 15,000 BTU sear burner. It weighs just over 130 pounds.
Four wheels make it where it can easily be moved around on the deck or patio. Customers really like this grill and with its moderate price, it’s easy to afford. The one negative thing I have seen is that it has a tendency to rust as it begins to age.
Best Rated Cheap Gas Grill to Buy
We also found the Char-Griller 3001 Grillin’ Pro. This is a 40,800 BTU propane grill with 438 sq. in. grilling space and 192 sq. in. warming rack. It includes features like electronic ignition, utensil hooks and porcelain coated cast iron grates. It’s also on the lower end of the $500 limit. It weighs about 100 pounds and has attached wheels so it can be moved anywhere around your yard.
It has a side burner that can keep your sauce hot and ready. With the electronic ignition you get heat instantly, no more waiting for the grill to get hot. Customers like this grill saying you definitely get your money’s worth with it.
Best Value Propane Gas Grill under $500
There is also the Dyna-Glo Bronze 60,000 Propane Grill.It’s midway of the $500 budget. It has enameled cast iron cooking grates.
There are several features that are interesting about this grill. Things like electronic push button ignition, 667 sq. in. of cooking space, enameled steel warming rack, an integrated temperature gauge and a 2 door cabinet style cart.
Their customers have rated them ” a cut above ” the rest, One reason they feel this way is because Dyna-Glo Grill gives you a durable, high performing cooking system that will have family and friends gathered around it for years to come.
It is easy to clean and maintain and has a side burner with a flush mounted cover. At this time, however, this unit has only been tested for use with propane, so it cannot be converted to natural gas.
Best Compact Infrared Propane Gas Grill
We now have the mid-priced Char-Broil TRU Infrared Gas Grill. This unit has folding sides, which is quite unique. It has 340 sq. in. cooking space and a 125 sq. in. warming rack.
The painted metal folding sides give you extra cooking space and can fold out of the way when not in use. Its TRU infrared cooking system is award winning for seared in flavor while keeping the meat moist.
With this system you can also wood chips directly on the cooking grate with no flare up and better taste. Customers say this grill cooks great, but to remember it cooks quicker than a standard propane grill. Once you get the hang of how it cooks you will have some of the best tasting grilled food you have ever had.
Whichever one choose always remember to read the warranties, shipping policies and instruction manual. Be an informed consumer. When you are purchasing a outdoor product always read about how to care for it in different weather to get the most out of it. Metal can/will rust in moist weather. How can you help prevent your new grill from rusting? Do your research and be an informed consumer.