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The Best Grills for Every Type of Cook
With barbecue season right around the corner, we've found the best grills for every kind of pitmaster.
Best Gas Grill: Genesis II E-315 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill
This top-rated gas grill ($849) makes barbecue a breeze. The grill features 513 square inches of cooking space over three burners. It also has a tuckaway warming rack that will keep your grilled goods toasty while you sneak in a round of cornhole—or one of these other fun outdoor games. What our Test Kitchen loves most is the built-in hooks that create a designated space to hang spatulas, tongs and other favorite grilling tools.
Best Built-in Grill: KitchenAid 4-Burner Built-in Gas Island Grill
Build your dream outdoor kitchen with this built-in grill ($800). It has four main stainless steel burners (with enough cooking space to grill up to 38 burgers at once!) and one ceramic rotisserie burner. Don’t forget to add these essential grill tools to your outdoor cooking space.
Best Charcoal Grill: Weber Original Charcoal Grill
Love the flavor of cooking over charcoal? Then you need a classic Weber charcoal grill ($165). It’s a top-rated charcoal grill that’s easy to use and easy to clean. Never cooked with a charcoal grill before? Here’s how it’s done.
Best Hybrid Grill: Char-Griller Gas and Charcoal Grill
If you can’t decide between purchasing a gas or a charcoal grill, then a hybrid grill ($348) could be your best bet. It has two separate grilling compartments that let you cook with charcoal and with gas at the same time. And if you love to smoke your meats, you can even add a side firebox for extra smoking space. Pretend you’re a pitmaster with one of these BBQ recipes.
Best Electric Grill: George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill
If your landlord or condo association forbids cooking over open flames on your balcony or patio, this electric grill ($87) is ideal for you. Bored with burgers? Try making steak, salmon or chicken on the grill for dinner.
Best Grill for a Crowd: Napolean Prestige Pro 665RSIB
This Prestige Pro grill ($3,049) is a monster in the best way possible. With five main burners, you can easily grill up to 48 burgers at the same time. (Perfect for a family reunion, right?) This grill also features an integrated smoker tray for adding delicious smoky flavor to any dish.
Best Tabletop Grill: Coleman Roadtrip Portable Propane Grill
If two of your favorite things are road trips and the taste of barbecued chicken, take a closer look at this tabletop grill ($160). It has cast-iron grill grates, but you can change ’em out for griddles or stove grates when you’re camping. Don’t forget dessert!
Best Grill for a Small Patio: Weber Spirit E-220
This two-burner gas grill ($349) is the perfect size for a small balcony or backyard patio. With 360 square inches of cooking area and a 90 square inch warming rack, this grill is small but mighty.
Best Portable Grill: Weber Q Series 1200 Propane Portable Grill
If you want to host a legendary tailgate party, this portable grill ($209) is the right one. It comes in a variety of bright team colors, including green, purple and orange. It features convenient work tables that are perfect for prepping your ingredients.
Best Budget-Friendly Grill: Kingsford 14″ Grill
This budget-friendly grill ($20) is a great entry-level grill for those looking to save a little money. It has enough cooking space to cook up a couple burgers—and a top rack for bun warming, too.
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