When it comes to grilling equipment, bigger isn’t necessarily better. If you’ve been shopping for the perfect gas grill for your patio or looking to buy a versatile outdoor grill, these days a small footprint doesn’t mean small performance.
It’s important to do your research to make sure the grill you buy does what you want it to do in the space you have. We bought a new grill this year and learned alot about what features are impotrtant and which aren’t! Enjoy the read!
Grilling for one or two, or BBQing for a summer family cookout, a smaller grill costs less to operate, can be easily moved and stored, and provides the high heat to sear those perfect steaks.
If you like to grill a combination of meats and veggies, be sure to consider the number of inches of cooking space on each grill as well as your ability to control the heat on individual burners. And think about all of the types of cooking you want to do like roasting, smoking, steaming or just plain grilling. Infrared is a nice feature In re commend and it seriously speeds up your cooking and makes for juicy pork chops! Looking for a grill under $250? Check out these beauties.
Image is my Sticky ribs on the new grill. I hope you get yours soon!
Best Rated Tabletop Propane Gas Grill
Cuisinart, a brand recognized by culinary experts for over 40 years, delivers 12,000 BTU in its Cuisinart CGG-200 All-Foods Tabletop Propane Gas Grill and is rated one of the top rated grills for the money, just under $150. With its porcelain enamel cast iron grates, no worries about food sticking – forget about it.
The real sizzle of this popular model is its flexible 240 inches of grill surfaces for meats, veggies, fish, and even pizza. And for those who are assembly-challenged, it comes assembled.
It’s so quick and easy to use so you don’t need to heat up your kitchen during those hot summer evenings.The handles make moving it from your patio table to your car a one-person task. The side tables click into place so you can feel secure with your Mise En Place — ready to cook.
Best Tabletop Gas Grill for the Money
The all-American Weber brand began in the heartland of Illinois when George Stephen, a metal worker at Weber Bros, decided to slice a buoy in half to create a grill with a rounded lid. That’s right — it became the famous Weber grill. 60 years later, Weber has blended technology with grilling 101.
With a total of 189 inches of cooking space, and made in the U.S.A, the Weber Q120 Gas Grill delivers 8,500 BTU of sheer grilling perfection. If you are one of the many struggling to light your gas grill, this Weber comes with electronic ignition and is one of the best rated gas grills.
Having a work table to stage food is useful, and the two tables on this model fold up for easy storage. Order the rolling cart with the Q120 that locks the grill securely, and folds up to fit in the trunk of your car
Best Inexpensive Propane Gas Grill
Broil-Mate is a well-respected 20 year brand with products made in Canada. With over 700 inches of cooking surface, and 40,000 BTU, the Broil-Mate 155154 Liquid Propane Gas Grill rocks. Are you into grilling steaks just a few minutes per side? This is the grill for you. Perfect sear marks every time.
This outdoor grill comes up to 600 degrees quickly, with none of those annoying hot spots. It’s all about even temps across this grill. The large wheels on its base make it easy to move.
This BBQ offers a stainless steel Flav-R-Wave system that vaporizes drippings that both reduces flare-ups and steeps your food in that fabulous BBQ essence. The Uni-Cast Aluminum Oven retains the heat for convection cooking and is rust-proof. And one of the best gas grills for the money, at around $350.