The top 8 gas grills between $250 and $500 on the market for 2018. If you are looking to purchase a new grill for between $250 and $500 (based on typical selling price) then these are the one you should be looking at. In this price range look for a basic grill that can cook and last around 5 years.
For more advice on gas grills in this price range see my Gas Grills between $250 and $500 Buyer’s Guide.
Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill LP Outdoor
Get ready to step up your grilling experience. This three burner BBQ grill with it’s spacious cooking area will allow you to sear steaks on the one side while grilling an appetizer on the other. The convenient open-cart allows you to keep your tools and equipment within reach. Armed with the strong GS4 grilling system and iGrill 3 compatible (sold separately), this gas grill is sure to take you and your meals to the next level.
Blackstone 36 inch Stainless Steel Outdoor Cooking Gas Grill
The Blackstone 36″ griddle cooking station is a very good product. The poor grease management is disappointing, so too the lack of leveling feet/legs. In all other respects it is an excellent griddle at a very competitive price.
Build quality is very solid, heating is even if you need it… and completely controllable into zones when you don’t. It’s not hard to see why this is one of the top selling gas grill products on the market right now.
The Blackstone also vents heat all around the cooking surface, including the front. On a hot day I can see it getting a little toasty in front of this thing. Again, a minor concern, and probably a perk in winter.
Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared 325 2-Burner Gas Grill
The infrared heating system featured in the Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill helps to sear in flavor and keep food moist and juicy. You can drop wood chips through the grill’s cast-iron grates for added flavor. Fold-up side shelves on the grill offer extra food preparation space. The grill’s Surefire electronic ignition guarantees a quick and easy startup every time.
Royal Gourmet Classic 6-Burner Gas Grill
I hope you like cooking for a lot of people because that is the primary attribute that this grill brings. With five stainless steel burners for the central cooking area, this humongous grill quickly heats up a surface area of 776 square inches when you throw in the 190 square inch warming rack. Whether you are cooking ten, twenty, or thirty, burgers this grill should still have room to spare. Each burner spits out 10,000 BTU’s of cooking power.
On the left side shelf,… we have another side burner that packs 9,000 BTU’s making it excellent for preparing sauces or side items. To bring up the rear we have a 12,000 BTU sear burner for Hibachi style grill with a bit of extra punch over the other elements. For a total of 71,000 BTU’s that put this grill near the top in power for mid range grills.
Starting from the top, we have a double layered lid which aids in heat retention and makes an excellent addition if you are interested in slowing cooking meals with a sweet, smoky flavor. The elongated control panel features black knobs for controlling each burner. The cabinet uses horizontal handles on its double stainless steel doors that open up to reveal a bunch of space for storing all your precious grill accessories from tools to condiments room is hardly an issue here.
Weber 60010001 Genesis II E-210 Liquid Propane Grill
Introducing the all new Weber Genesis II gas grills featuring the new GS4 system which includes an Infinity ignition, revolutionary stainless steel high performance burners, new Flavorizer bars with flame view window and a Grease Management System. The porcelain-enameled Weber Genesis II E-210 features two (2) stainless steel high burners that produce 26,000 BTUs of power.
The Genesis II E series gas grills… come fully equipped with porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates, porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars and stainless steel heat deflectors to effectively hold and distribute heat evenly over the 380 square-inches of cooking grates. The Tuck-Away warming rack provides an additional 114 square-inches for a generous 494 square-inches of total cooking area. The Genesis II grills come equipped with a Grease Management System that makes clean-up as easy as possible.
The porcelain-enameled hood has a center-mounted thermometer to monitor cooking temperatures and has painted cast-aluminum end caps. The Genesis II E series grills are iGrill 3 ready. The welded tube frame, open cart design includes two (2) shelves below the control panel and two (2) side shelves, providing much needed prep space with the left side shelf folding down for compact storage and two (2) heavy-duty locking casters and two (2) large wheels. Six (6) convenient built-in tool hooks keep your BBQ tools nearby.
Char-Broil Performance 550 5-Burner Liquid Propane
Enjoy all the space and power you need to handle a large group with 550 square inches of primary cooking space on porcelain-coated cast iron grates, which help prevent sticking and are easy to clean, as well as 205 square inches of secondary cooking space on the swing-a-way warming rack. With a total area of 755 square inches, that’s enough room to grill up to 30 burgers at once!
Heat your sauces or side dishes… on the 13,000 BTU lidded side burner or keep prepared foods warm. The 5 main burners are easy to ignite with the electronic ignition system that delivers a reliable spark with every push of the button, ensuring you’re ready to grill in seconds. Stainless steel burners and durable steel side shelves are built to be tough and simple to clean, letting you spend more time grilling and enjoying the company of your family and friends, while the stainless steel lid and firebox are strong enough to stand up to the weather.
Monitor your cooking heat with the easy-to-read lid-mounted temperature gauge without even opening the lid! When you’re done cooking, clean up without the hassle using the removable grease pan. Beneath the cabinet are 4 caster wheels for maximum mobility, 2 of which lock in place to keep the grill stable and steady while you’re cooking.
4-Burner Propane Gas Grill, Side Burner
Enjoy the outdoors with friends and family this season cooking on the rugged porcelain enamel coated propane gas grill from Monument Grills. Be captivated with the multi-cooking options including 4 main burners, one side burner and USB Light. Featuring 4 main stainless steel burners and one side burner, this grill is designed with an electronic ignition for easy starting and delivers up to 60,000 BTUs of cooking power.
The porcelain coated cast iron cooking grids… delivers Even-Heat across the entire surface for flavor rich cooking and large easy to read thermometer for precise temperature control. Enjoy cooking evening hours with the blue LED back lit control knobs. Easily portable thanks to four heavy duty casters that also lock into position when you need it stationary.
Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill
For nearly 30 years, Weber has made some of the best and best-respected gas grills in their price ranges. Carving out the space between the hardware store bargain grills and the high-end appliance store units, Weber has been comfortable in its space. A few years ago, Weber reintroduced their Spirit line of grills to widen their market share.
For 2013, the Spirit grills were redesigned to bring… them into line with Weber’s accessories and Genesis grills. The Spirit E-310 is the heart of this line. Larger and more versatile than the 2-burner versions and without the unnecessary stainless steel body parts of the S-series or the potentially unneeded side burner of the E-320, this is the basic grill that Spirit represents.
This 3-burner unit has enough cooking space to accommodate most families, porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates that are heavy enough to create grill marks, and a basic set of Weber extras like a tank gauge to help you not run out of gas.