The top 8 gas grills between $250 and $500 on the market for 2017. 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 Spirit E-310
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.
Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living
The Dyna-Glo DGP350SNP-D Smart Space Living Gas Grill is designed to fit on smaller decks and patios while providing the style, efficiency and high performance cooks expect when investing in an outdoor grill. Made of stainless steel with cast aluminum end caps and 467-total inches of cooking space, the (2) “P” shaped burners provide 15,000-BTU’s each (30,000 total) and protected by (2) steel enameled heat tents that distributes heat evenly.
An electronic pulse ignition activates the… burners that are controlled by (2) dials to customize the heat temperature for your specific needs. The (2) easy to clean, enameled cast-iron cooking grates retain heat to sear foods and lock in natural juices and provide 350-square inches of primary cooking space. An additional 117-square inch of space is available through a raised secondary cooking area.
The hood (or lid) has an easy lift handle for opening and designed with a temperature gauge and a double-wall liner to retain heat. Additional features include drop down tables with tool hooks and towel bars on either side of the grill to provide counter space and utensils storage, a single door cabinet with a “tank seat” propane storage area and (2) locking and (2) non-locking heavy-duty wheel casters at the base of the grill. Premium cover included.
Char-Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Cabinet
Everybody’s trying to hit the sub-200 Dollar market right now. It’s hot. It used to be hard to find a good Grill for under 200 Dollars, but now there’s hundreds of options. Manufacturers have recognized that people want to spend less, so they’re chopping prices, cutting costs and trying their best to hopefully still create good grills.
Now, my more Grill-savvy readers will have noticed that it looks almost… exactly like Char-Broil TRU Infrared 4-Burner. You are correct. They’ve taken the exact design of the TRU Infrared and plonked it on this model. So you get the classic Char-Broil lid, plus Side Shelves and Cart with wheels. The Wheels could have been better but the whole thing weighs only 104 pounds, which for a 4-Burner Gas Grill is pretty light, so no major problem. Is it durable? Yes, I’d say so.
It’s a pretty durable unit for the price. It also looks good and it cooks food with excellent taste. There was a real problem with the power ratio here so the Cast Iron Grates saved this Grill from complete obscurity. They create food that doesn’t stick, and most importantly they allow heat to be dispersed in such a way that food cooks evenly. So no burn marks and no instances of rare steaks you wanted to be well done or vice versa.
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.
Fuego Element F21C Carbon Steel Gas Grill LP
The Fuego Element F21C is what you get when a former Chief of Design for Apple decides to cook with gas. As you might expect from those origins, this is a smart, good-looking barbecue. It manages to have a tiny footprint while offering a large grilling surface.
The box isn’t too big, though, and there aren’t many pieces… to put together – around a dozen or so, ranging from the battery-powered ignition (one AA included) to the body shell and thermometer.
All that’s needed is a screwdriver – Phillips or flathead will do – and a little dexterity to get to four screws that are a tad obscured by the frame. Aside from that there’s a typical quick-coupling valve to attach to the gas tank (which you need to source yourself) that’s simple to connect.
Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills, 4 Burner, Natural Gas
This grill is a natural gas unit, and you must have natural gas plumbed out to your patio or deck to be able to use it. The Dyna-Glo DGA480SSN-D 4-Burner Stainless Natural Gas Grill combines performance and quality in its unique stainless steel design. It has 60,000 total BTUs with 480 square inches of primary cooking space and 667 square inches of total cooking space to enjoy the whole grilling experience. You can use it for grilling up to 24 hamburgers at one time or any other choice foods with family and friends.
Camp Chef, Best Professional Restaurant
I wanted to review the Camp Chef Flat Top Grill because these Grill/Griddle combinations can be hit and miss with one side often outperforming the other. Sometimes they’re so poorly imagined that one side doesn’t perform at all, leaving you with limited cooking options.
They can also be awkward too, with difficult procedures for flipping… sides and this results in less than convenient outdoor cooking experiences. So, I took an in-depth look at the Camp Chef to see if any of these problems existed and I’ll provide a detailed account of what I found here along with a discussion about what the grill offers you as a consumer.
Because of the size and the fact that it’s made of steel the weight is 147 pounds , but they have provided well-made wheels so I must call it outstanding in terms of portability. You can basically wheel this anywhere with next to no problems.
Solaire Anywhere Portable Infrared Propane Gas Grill
The Solaire Anywhere is a convenient, portable infrared grill. This grill is one of the most powerful in our review, with 14,000 Btu devoted to a single ceramic infrared burner. Its heat consistency, grilling experience and durability are just average, though.
This infrared gas grill’s single burner preheats to 500 degrees Fahrenheit in… less than two minutes. However, it requires three minutes of preheating on high for the ceramic plate to absorb enough heat to keep propane burning at lower temperatures. If you switch to a lower heat setting before the preheating process is done, the burner goes out. This highlights the need to read the user manual before use.
The Solaire Anywhere offers the power of a ceramic infrared burner in a tabletop grill, so it’s a good choice for frequent travelers. However, although it heats up quickly, it cannot maintain a consistent temperature.