5 Best Propane Gas Grills in 2021
Propane gas grills are preferred sources of cooking energy worldwide due to their versatility. You can grill, sear, roast, and boil foods on them due to their high BTU systems. Gas grills also burn cleanly and have adjustable flow valves that you can use to adjust heat output to suit your cooking style. In this article, we present to you some of the best brands this year for personal and professional use. We also provide a shopping guide for beginners with invaluable shopping tips.
Are you in a hurry?
Shopping for a gas grill in a hurry can be a disaster if you do not know what to look for. Many people that I know have ended up paying more money for gas grill repairs than they paid for them for setting for cheap products. Others have received underpowered products that failed to satisfy their cooking need, which is equally bad. If you do not have the time to find the best gas grill for your office or home, this section is for you. We have reviewed the best grills this year.
Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Liquid Propane Grill
The Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 boats the Gs$ system, a three-burner grill with 30,000 British Thermal Units (BTU) per hour input. Each burner has a separate front-mounted control for adjusting flow. They also have a cast iron cooking grate with a porcelain enamel coating that stops food from sticking and burning as you cook. The cooking area measures approximately 529 square inches. A grease management system stops spills, while a bottom-mounted open cart has wheels for transport and six tool hooks.
Weber Spirit E-310 46510001 Liquid Propane Gas Grill
This pack includes the smart Weber Spirit E-310 46510001 propane grill (in black) measuring 63 x 52 x 32 – inches with the lid open. When not in use, you can close the lid to save space in your kitchen. In this mode, it only measures 45.5 x 52 x 24 – inches. The cooking area measures around 529 square inches and has three independent burners with a combined heat output of 32,000 BTU. All burners are thick steel (stainless) and have non-stick porcelain-coated grates.
Char-Broil 463377319 Performance 4-Burner Cart Style Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Char-Broil 463377319 is a cart-style four burner grill made from stainless steel. It does not rust or corrode over time and is easy to clean with a damp towel after use. The grill measures 63 x 52 x 32-inches (open) and 45.5 x 52 x 24-inches with its lid closed. It provides 529 square inches of cooking space and delivers a combined heat output of about 32,000 BTU per hour. You get a side table for meal prep. It also has a robust wheeled cart for storing cooking supplies.
Shopping Guide for Propane Gas Grills
What should you look for in a propane gas grill? Different brands have different pros/cons that should guide decision-making the next time you are shopping on the Web. Check its power and burners, as these dictate the foods you can cook on it. You should also check the quality of its design and make sure that you will be getting your money’s worth. We have reviewed these and other major attributes below.
Output: propane gas grills burn liquid propane gas to release energy which you use to cook. Before spending money on a grill, therefore, check its output to confirm whether it will satisfy your needs or not. Measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs), the output of a grill represents the amount of heat that the system generates to produce heating. High BTU systems burn hotter than low BTU ones and therefore are suitable for grilling and roasting meats and vegetables. However, to simmer foods, a low BTU propane gas grill will work. Look for a grill that will satisfy your cooking needs.
Burners: While evaluating the burners or a preferred grill, the main attributes to look at are their number and design. How many burners does your preferred system have? Two to three high BTU burners are enough for most people. In terms of design, look for a product with sealed burners made from durable material such as stainless steel. They are less prone to rusting or staining and can withstand high heat without damage. Sealed burners are efficient as well.
Cooking Space: How much cooking space does your gas grill or choice provide? If you cook large meals often, a grill with a 300 square inch cooking space or more will suffice. You can also look for a model with foldable side prep tables as they provide significantly more cooking space for cooking.
Grates: The grates should be a long-lasting material such as cast iron. It can support heavy loads without breaking and is resistant to rust. Porcelain-coated steel or cast iron also works. The porcelain coat spreads heat evenly over food for faster cooking. It also prevents rusting and creates a non-stick barrier that prevents food from sticking and burning.
Frame: Look for a propane grill with a robust frame (open or closed), made from a durable material such as stainless or powder-coated still. Wheeled models are easier to transport. As such, if you need a propane grill that you can move from one room to another, look for a brand with a robust wheel kit.
Add-ons: Look for add-ons such as electronic ignition, a lid, and storage hooks. They provide the best results in homes.
Top 5 Propane Gas Grills in the Market this Year
A well-stocked kitchen should have a coffee maker, a paper towel holder, and most importantly, a propane gas grill. This article covers the latter in detail to help you find a grill that you will enjoy using at home. Read on for more information.
1. Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Liquid Propane Grill
Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 is a recommended three-burner propane grill for routine cooking in commercial and home kitchens. If you are comfortable using gas and are planning to replace an old grill, expect these attributes. The three burners are stainless steel – a durable material that supports heavy loads and withstands high heat. It looks good and does not stains if you expose it to water and/or soups.
The three-burner Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 grill is spacious. Its primary cooking area, which houses its three burners, measures 529 square feet. As such, it can accommodate two to three large pots without running out of space. It also has a lift-up prep table on the left side that provides an additional 42 square inches of cooking space.
Weber 45010001 generates around 30,000 BTUs. As such, it can support multiple cooking techniques, including grilling, roasting, and sauteing. You will need a propane tank (sold separately) to use this gas grill. This is easy to set up via a standard hose connection on the back of this propane grill. You can also check its capacity via a fuel gauge mounted at the back of its open cart frame. While in use, you can check its temperature via a thermometer built into its lid. You also get tool hooks and a wheel kit for moving the grill around.
Weber 45010001 is a robust grill that can satisfy the needs of most people. It has three stainless steel burners with independent controls. The open cart frame is having a long-lasting design with a wheel kit for transporting the grill.
2. Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Liquid Propane Grill
Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 is a three-burner grill with an eye-catching black and silver theme. It not only looks good in kitchens but also withstands the stress of day-to-day cooking due to its premium design. The frame, for instance, is thick steel with a protective powder coat. This does not chip nor scratch and can protect it from rusting. The lid, on the other hand, is porcelain enameled steel, which retains a lot of heat for quick and even cooking
The three-burner system of Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 reaches 32,000 BTU, making it one of the most powerful on our list. Thus, it can support “heat-intensive” cooking techniques such as grilling or roasting. All burners are stainless steel and have a sealed design that saves gas.
You get four swiveling caster wheels for moving this propane gas grill around. All wheels are non-marking plastic and are therefore safe to use indoors. It has a cook box and a closed cart for storing ingredients. The grilling area provides around 529 square inches of cooking space.
Weber 45010001 is a spacious propane grill with a robust steel frame and a porcelain-coated lid. It has caster wheels for safe transport and 32,000 BTU stainless steel burners.
3. Char-Broil 463377319 Performance 4-Burner Cart Style Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Char-Broil 463377319 Performance uses both propane and liquid propane gas (LPG), making it suitable for commercial or personal use. The frame, lid, and cooking surfaces are stainless steel, which stands out in two broad ways. It not only looks good but is also less prone to rusting or corroding. Stainless steel is also food grade making the gas grill safe.
Char-Broil 463377319 is a four-burner grill, each with a separate front-mounted control. Therefore, you can set up to four temperatures independently and cook up to four meals without jostling for space. Like the frame, the burners are stainless steel – a robust material that lasts for years. Each generates up to 10,000 BTU and emits flame from the top for even cooking. The design also lowers the wastage of gas.
Char-Broil 463377319 uses electronic ignition. You do not need a match stick to fire it up. The grates are heavy-duty cast iron with a porcelain coat that stops food from sticking.
If you can live with Char-Broil’s poor after-sales service, this is an amazing grill to have at home. you get four stainless steel burners, each with independent control and electronic ignition. Each generates about 10,000 BTU.
4. Monument Grills 25392 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill in Stainless Steel with LED Controls & Side Burner
Monument Grills 25392 is a 5-burner gas grill (propane) made from 304 stainless steel. The main compartment has four burners, while a side shelf has one. All have a sealed design with a total heat output of 60,000 BTU. As such, you get a powerful grill that can cook up to five meals at once.
The propane gas grill provides around 693 square inches of cooking space. Its main cooking compartment (lidded) offers 473 square inches of primary cooking space with cast iron cooking grates. The grates have a porcelain enamel coat for even cooking. A side shelf provides 210 square inches of space that you can use to prepare ingredients while cooking. You can also use it as a warming rack for meats, et cetera.
A Monument Grills 25392 has multiple add-ons that make cooking fun. Built-in LED lights increase visibility at night. It also has tool hooks on the side, electronic ignition for quick burner starts, and a firebox that maintains proper airflow.
Apart from its poorly written manual, the quality of the Monument Grills 25392 is top-notch. Burners are durable, efficient, and powerful. You also get ample cooking space plus a side-mounted shelf for meal prep or warming food.
5. Cuisinart CGG-8500 Side Five Burner Gas Grill
Cuisinart CGG-8500 consists of five 10,000 BTU burners with a combined heat output of 50,000 BTU and a 12,000 BTU side burner. Thus, you can bake, grill, or barbecue anything on this grill once set up correctly. This is easy as well as most parts come pre-assembled off the shelf.
The cooking space is 662 square inches. Its main cooking area measures 460 square inches, while side racks offer 202 square inches of additional space. All components are stainless steel – a durable and charming material that is less prone to corroding/ rusting. Stainless steel is BPA-free too.
We hate the fact that the lid of the Cuisinart CGG-8500 five-burner grill leaks heat. However, we like its longevity and ease of use. The cooking area is vast and resistant to rust.