Before you can begin designing your custom gas grill enclosure you need to pick the perfect grill. Most high-end gas grills come in an insert configuration that allows you to put it where you want it, but many are not a standard size so pick your grill first. Here are the top 8 gas grill inserts over $4,000 to help you find the one that is right for you. Prices can vary a lot so make sure to do some serious shopping to get as much as you can for little as possible.
Fire Magic Diamond Series Echelon E1060i Built-in Gas Grill
Crafting American-made premium grills for over 75 years, Fire Magic is dedicated to providing their customers with a quality outdoor cooking experience. This Fire Magic Echelon built-in gas grill features 304 stainless steel construction for lasting quality, and modern styling with a sleek, contoured control panel. It comes with a spring-assisted, double-walled tear-drop hood, a removable warming rack, a 12V electric hot surface ignition with flash tube back-up and a 12 inch deep firebox for complete convection cooking.
The four main cast stainless steel E burners produce a… total of 112,000 BTUs on the grilling surface, and the Diamond Sear cooking grids provide an ample 1056 square inches of grilling area. This grill also features two 11,000 BTU stainless steel Quantum rotisserie burners with rotisserie kit, which heat up quicker than other rotisserie burners and are designed to direct heat only to the food and not the rest of the grill. The grill also comes with a stainless steel charcoal/smoker basket for adding wood-fired flavor to your food.
The heat zone separators allow you to cook at different temperatures across the grilling surface, while the integrated premium digital thermometer lets you monitor the temperature of each cooking zone. The thermometer also includes a meat probe, timer and alarms that can set for cooking zone temperature and food temperature. The angled 12V halogen oven lights and back-lit knobs make cooking at night simple and fun. This grill also features rear storage for your rotisserie kit and warming rack when not in use.
Lynx Professional 42-Inch
If you held a competition to see which gas grill had the best burners the Lynx grill might very likely win. The cast “red” brass burners on their grills are fantastic. Heavy, strong, and able to withstand decades of abuse. Put these burners under an excellent ceramic briquette heat distribution system and you have a professional cooking surface with high heat output and incredible evenness.
This sort of quality in cooking should be expected from… Lynx, makers of some of the best professional cooking equipment on the market. This grill was designed by cooking professionals to complement a line of outstanding products. This grill has a high degree of attention to details that can be seen in the welded seams and unique features such as the counter balances hood for easy lifting.
Options for this grill include the phenomenal infrared “ProSear” burner and side burners. Since this unit is primarily designed as a built-in unit all options are extra (and tend to be expensive).
Alfresco LX2 42-Inch
Alfresco’s LX2 grill is constructed with welded high-grade stainless steel sporting a polished, crisp design and clean lines it definitely looks like a high end grill. The grill hood features hidden hardware and there is no gap between the hood and base of the grill. Taking a closer look at the power of the grill, LX2 has stainless steel U-shaped burners with high BTUs for intensely high heat. The burners cover the grilling area well, which helps distribute heat.
Most premium gas grills at this price level have… ceramic briquettes for even heating, but Alfresco takes it a step further with a special pyramid shape and cavity back. Ceramics are a slightly porous material which helps trap juices, allowing them to vaporize and return to the food as flavorful smoke (this also greatly helps reduce flare-ups). Another feature that caught our eye is the chain-driven rotisserie with hidden built-in motor featuring roller bearings which eliminates the need for counterweight.
They included a flip-out control panel that requires no tools to open. There’s also an integrated air-cooling design to keep the front panel and ignition parts cool. Alfresco designs with entertaining in mind, and if you are a big entertainer this is a grill that won’t disappoint.
Lynx L36PSR-2-LP Built-In Propane Gas Grill
The quality begins outside with gleaming, high-grade 304 stainless steel that is seamlessly welded to eliminate areas where grease and moisture can collect. A patented design deflects wind and allows the grill to vent properly, stabilizing critical surface temperatures when cooking in windy conditions. Inside, a 23,000 BTU Lynx Trident ProSear adjustable infrared burner allows you to sear thick-cuts perfectly, or throttle back to cook more delicate items while two 25,000 BTU cast-brass burners deliver superior heat retention over tube burners so checking progress has minimal impact on cooking performance.
An advanced ignition system uses a… hot element positioned directly above the burner port for reliably safe start-up and a large capacity smoker box allows you to add extraordinary flavor to all the things you like to grill. Over the burner, an array of fixed position ceramic briquettes ensures precise, even heat distribution to the 640 square inch main cooking grid while a secondary grid provides an additional 295 square inches for a comprehensive 935 square inches of overall grilling space. The Lynx L36PSR-2-NG also has a dual-position internal rotisserie with heavy-duty, 3-speed motor and rear infrared burner to raise your cooking options to their full potential.
Lynx made sure fine cooking features by adding lift assist and a handle that rotates fluidly as you raise and lower the hood. The adjustment knobs on the control panel sport blue LED accent lights for precise control and ultra-bright internal halogen lights illuminate the grilling surface eliminating guess-work.
Twin Eagles TEBQ42R-CN 42-Inch Built-In Natural Gas Grill
The Twin Eagles 42 inch Built-In Gas grill is made of 304 stainless steel with seamless heli-arc welding, which provides tremendous strength and durability.
Each of the three standard burners is made from 14 gauge – 304 stainless steel and has a lifetime warranty. Total burner power is a whopping… 75,000 BTUs. What really sets Twin Eagles apart is their high-quality ceramic briquettes that give you amazingly even radiant and direct heat while preventing flare ups. Unlike many other grills that use ceramic briquettes, the Twin Eagles design allows the grill to warm up in just minutes. The oversized 3/8 inch hexagonal cooking grates provide you with more surface to food contact and the cooking zone dividers give you the flexibility to cook at different temperatures on separate areas of the grill.
Each Twin Eagles comes standard with an open hood assist system, interior halogen lights to light up your grill with hood activation switch, LED control panel and control knob lights, and a multi-position and stow away warming rack. The oversized smoker chip box is sure to add authentic BBQ flavor to any meal. This Twin Eagles grill is truly a work of art and will enhance your outdoor cooking experience beyond your highest expectations.
DCS BH1-36RGI-N 36″ Traditional Built-In Natural Gas Grill
This grill features three 25,000 BTU U-shaped stainless steel burners that push an impressive total of 75,000 BTUs of cooking power and include a heat shield that directs heat upwards, maximizing grilling efficiency. DCS Heritage Collection grills features 3 separate cooking zones. One zone features Ceramic Radiant Technology, the second zone includes an Infrared Hybrid burner that has a stainless steel flame taming mesh screen that covers the burner and a stainless steel rod cooking grate to place over the mesh screen. The searing heat it provides will allow you to achieve a more perfect sear on steaks and chops.
The last zone features a griddle plate that takes the… place of cooking grate and rests directly over the burner. The griddle provides a level cooking surface with excellent heat distribution. Pancakes, bacon and eggs are easily prepared on this griddle. The patented Grease Management system effectively channels grease and oil away from the flame while grilling. The 14,000 BTU infrared rear burner functions perfectly for slow-roasting, and the included rotisserie kit can accommodate up to 50 lbs!
A dedicated 3,500 BTU smoker burner allows the wood chips to slowly smolder for more layers of flavor. The removable warming rack features a spacious 241 square inch, stainless steel warming area. The push and turn 9-volt battery ignition operates with the ease of an indoor range, and the 40-watt halogen Smart Beam BBQ grill light adds visibility while you grill. The temperature gauge allows you to control cooking temperatures.
Memphis Grills Elite 39-inch Pellet Grill Built In
The Elite Series 37 inch built-in pellet grill features heavy-duty 304 stainless steel construction, 6mm nickel-plated steel cooking rods, and a combination of dual wall and sealed construction. With an integrated Wi-Fi controller and free Memphis Mobile App (iOS and Android), you have the freedom to control your grill from anywhere you desire. This technology can also be setup to send you email or text alerts when your food is cooked and can also be controlled using the Intelligent Temperature Control.
A 10 foot wire is included to connect between… the grill and Intelligent Temperature Control. The food probe comes standard and integrates with the Intelligence Temperature Control on the grill. When the grill reaches the desired temperature, the ITC automatically reduces the grill temperature to warm. It can read also temperatures from up to two more food probes, allowing you to monitor multiple dishes at once. The natural wood pellets feed into the burn pot where they are automatically ignited. The dual fan convection system fuels the fire with oxygen to create a convection oven by evenly distributing the air over the 844 square inches of main cooking area.
With a temperature range of 180 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, you can sear steaks using the included Direct Flame Insert, or remove it when cooking at lower temperatures. This Memphis grill comes with dual automatic augers that self-feed the pellets into the firebox and an EZ Access Hatch for maintaining your grill. A dual-bin 24 pound capacity wood pellet hopper (12 pounds each) allows for 62 hours of uninterrupted cooking time.
Fire Magic Aurora A830i Natural Gas And Charcoal Combo Built-in Grill
Fire Magic Aurora A830i Natural Gas And Charcoal Combo Built-In Grill With Rotisserie: The next big thing in outdoor grilling, the Fire Magic Aurora Gas/Charcoal Combo Grill combines the best of both worlds in outdoor cooking. The precise grilling and ease of use that comes from a Fire Magic A430i gas grill is matched with the flavor and tenderness of a companion charcoal grill to create the ultimate outdoor grill.
This stainless steel Fire Magic Aurora A830i Natural Gas/Charcoal Combo Grill features… sleek styling with a seamless control panel, a double-walled tear-drop hood and 828 total square inches of cooking surface. The gas unit offers two exclusive cast stainless steel E burners producing 50,000 BTUs with heat zone separators for precise cooking control. It includes a heavy gauge stainless steel rod cooking grid and unique 16 gauge flavor grids engineered for durability and even heat distribution.
This model also includes a 16,000 BTU recessed stainless steel rotisserie backburner and heavy-duty rotisserie kit with a grill light. The charcoal unit offers an easy access front door to add charcoal or wood chunks and an adjustable height charcoal pan which allows you to control the amount of heat on the grill surface.