There are more types of grills than a backyard chef can shake a spatula at. Keep reading to find out which ones have the best value or most closely suit your preferences.
The following grills were selected based on price, features, durability and user reviews.
All prices in this grill review were found on Amazon (if you see any variation between what’s listed here and what you see on your end, it could reflect whether or not you’re a member of Amazon Prime).
The iconic Weber Kettle has been around since 1951, and for good reason: Its design is both simple and efficient to prevent heat loss.
The domed lid creates plenty of room for larger cuts of meat, and the removable ash pan makes clean-up a breeze. It costs $99, and with a ten year warranty you’re sure to get your money’s worth.
This variation on the classic kettle design features a hinged lid, removable ash pan, and Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared grate.
The grate’s inverted V-shaped ridges distribute heat evenly; and thin openings also prevent flare-ups. This grill is priced at $120.
Made by one of the most trusted companies in the grilling industry, this kettle grill features a warming rack and a bottom rack for storage. Best of all, it costs just $72.90.
Stainless steel top, five burners with 55,000 BTU, side burner and a prep area are salient features of this gas grill.
This model has a lot of parts and takes some time to assemble. However, owners say this unit lasts just as long as more expensive grills. And it costs just $193.
Twelve burger patties fit on the Performance’s 475 square inches of grill space. It has four burners producing 36,000 BTU of heat, and a 10,000 BTU side warmer.
At $188, it shines with a stainless steel lid. It also has a prep area and bottom storage shelf.
For $209.50 you get four burners rated at 48,000 BTU and a removable drip pan for easy cleanup.
Although there is no side burner, this grill is easy to assemble, and it’s very durable if taken care of correctly.
This bullet smoker is extremely easy to use. It has a water pan suspended directly above the coals to create a moist cooking environment.
Bigger versions exist, but for $199 the 14-inch model is perfect for most backyard cooks.
With an impressive 830 square inches of cooking area, the Smokin Pro offset smoker boasts cast iron grates.
Priced at $199, this smoker is made of thicker steel than other budget smokers.
Three grill grates provide plenty of capacity for this “set it and forget it” electric smoker.
It has a double-walled design to maintain temperatures and a front window to monitor progress.
With a price tag of $199, the Smoke Hollow is for those cooks who don’t want to deal with messy charcoal.
So, Which Is the Best Grill?
Ultimately, the choice of grill comes down to your own preferences and priorities.
Whichever type of grill you select from the ones above, make sure to price compare and search for sales to get the very best value.
Readers, what are you planning to grill next? And are you doing any barbecuing during the holiday weekend?
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