What every best Grills has:
- Provides easy access to the cooking space.
- Resists rust.
- Retains heat.
Although it seems pricey at first glance, when it comes to quality for the price, experts and owners agree that the Weber Spirit E-310 is a great value. It's large enough to cook for about four people, and is easy to use and clean. It's also backed by a long warranty, good customer service and replacement parts are widely available. In other words: it will live to cook for years. It comes in both propane and natural gas version. See our full review »Buy for $499.00
If you need a bigger grill, but don't want it to take too big of a bite out of your wallet, experts say you'll love the 627 square inch (total cooking surface) Nexgrill 720-0830H Gas Grill. It's both Recommended and a Best Buy at ConsumerReports.org, Good Housekeeping calls is "a steal for its price" and it gets good ratings from hundreds of owners as well. Features include four interior burners, a side burner and an attractive, stainless steel housing.
Experts agree: it's worth the $50 price bump to trade up to the Weber Original Kettle Premium from the Weber Original 22-inch Kettle (Est. $100) [B00004RALU] for the improved ease of use. And it's still a terrific value since Weber grills last for decades. It performs equally well at direct or indirect grilling, and is also a great smoker. The 22-inch Kettle's 363 square inch cooking space can handle a large quantity of food, and it's reported as easy to assemble, use and clean. See our full review »Buy for $149.00
Reviewers say the Big Green Egg is one of the best -- and easiest -- smokers they've ever used, but it's not just a one-trick pony; this versatile oval oven also grills and cooks things like pizza to perfection. It's so popular with owners that its fandom call themselves "EGGheads." Experts say its extremely solid construction and excellent heat retention mean that you can maintain a consistent temperature for many hours, making it ideal even for challenging foods like pulled pork. The Egg comes in seven sizes. See our full review »
Some think pellet grills are the grill of the future, and one that's both affordable and gets great reviews from experts and owners is the Camp Chef PG24. Experts say it's simple and straightforward to use, and is a great value compared to other pellet cookers in its class. Best of all is the ingenious design that makes it easy to remove the ash from the fire pot. There's also a stainless steel meat probe included -- eliminating the hassle of using a separate thermometer.
The Smokey Joe 14" Charcoal Grill is a scaled-down version of the iconic Weber Original Kettle Series, and reviewers say it works just as well as its big brother. Its light weight and small size make it highly portable, and it's equally popular with tailgaters, campers and those who live in homes or apartments with limited outdoor space. Many say they've had their Smokey Joe for many years and it cooks as well as it did on day one. Owners also say it's easy to use and clean. See our full review »Buy for $29.99