Best gas grills 2021: from Weber, Char-Broil and more

Buy the best gas grills for summer 2021 with our top 7 budget-friendly and luxury grills

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The best gas grills will transform your yard into an outdoor kitchen, with different burners and built-in storage for barbecue feasting. Featuring seven of the best gas grills from Weber, Char-Broil, Napoleon and Monument, our guide has options for every buyer. 

Many of those on the hunt for a gas grill will want something that's large enough to fit in with some outdoor socializing. On the other hand, there are some gas grills that are perfect for traveling, with compact designs and portable stands for setting up camp wherever you please. 

You should be realistic when considering which will be the best gas grill for you. While the models in our guide have as many as eight (that's right, eight!) burners, you'll need adequate space to store your grill when it's not in use.

Gas grills are easy to ignite and designed to make cleaning a breeze, so keep reading for more of our top pick, or take a look at our best grill roundup for other models with charocal and pellet-powered designs. 

Best gas grills 2021

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1. Weber Spirit II E-310

Best overall gas grill: everything you need to throw a backyard party

Specifications
Dimensions: H57 x W52 x D26 inches
Weight: 107 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Easy to clean grease management system +10-year warranty
Reasons to avoid
-No side burner -A bit pricey

For beginner grillers looking to spend a bit of coin on their barbecuing kit, the Weber Spirit II E-310 delivers a nice balance of quality and consistency. The E-310 offers Weber's powerful cooking prowess in a mid-sized package, available in various colors to integrate into any style backyard. 

Light and colorful 

The E-310 is one of the lightest grills available with three burners, and its side wheels mean you can move it around as you see fit. It's available in a variety of color finishes for the hood, including red and sapphire.

Flavorizer Bars

The E310's three burners can manage a maximum of 30,000 BTUs within its 529 square inches of cooking space. It utilizes what Weber refers to as its 'flavorizer bar system,' which is just a fancy name for its porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates, standard in most gas grills. Reviewers note the bar system is efficient at routing drips down into the grease tray. Unfortunately, the E310 doesn't come equipped with a side burner, making your grilling spread a little one-note.  

Integrated smarts 

The Weber Spirit II E-310 works with the iGrill smart thermometer, which lets you monitor your grill's specifications from feet away, so you're not tethered to the grill. There's also an integrated propane scale to let you know how you're doing on gas before you fire up the grill. 

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2. Weber Q 1200 Gas Grill

Best portable gas grill: take this gas grill on the go

Specifications
Dimensions: 20.5 x 40.9 x 24.6 inches
Weight: 29.04 Pounds
Reasons to buy
+Inexpensive+Easy to take on the go+High quality
Reasons to avoid
-On the small side

This gas grill is designed for taking on the go, and its side shelves come in handy when catering to a crowd. The Weber Q 1200 Gas Grill comes without a stand, but you can buy one for use at home and away.

Keep it cooking

The Weber Q 1200 Gas Grill has plenty of smart touches designed to perfectly cook your burgers, hot dogs, and veggies. The infinite control burner valve settings and the single stainless steel burner produces 8500 BTU-per-hour. 

Easy to clean

The removable drip tray will catch any juice, fat, and fallen debris from your grill, making it easy to clean. The exterior is porcelain enamel over cast ion The grates themselves are coated in porcelain for a smooth, wipe-clean finish, so you can keep it looking shiny year-round. 

Easy to store

Some people prefer a gas grill that has a fold-down side for easier storage. There's the option of a stand, but if you buy the Weber Q 1200 Gas Grill without a stand it's safe to place on most tabletops and can be transported easily. 

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3. Weber Genesis II S-335 Gas Grill

Best premium gas grill: all the extra bits you need for cooking outside

Specifications
Dimensions: 59 x 29 x 47 inches
Weight: 154 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Love the look+Plenty of storage+Warming rack included+Steel-wrapped grates+Wipe-clean design
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Heavy

The Weber Genesis II S-335 Gas Grill is a professional-grade grill with helpful features and nearly twice the cooking space of others in its class. 

Lots of cooking space

The Weber Genesis II S-335 Gas Grill is a high-capacity cooker with 513 square inches of primary grilling space. There's also an additional warming area, which adds up to 669 square inches total. 

Hot, hot, hot 

The Weber Genesis II S-335 Gas Grill employs three burners, with a maximum output of 39,000 BTU/hour input. The side burner has a 12,000 BTU/hour input and the sear station has 9,000 BTU.

Smart features

There are other little bits to the Weber Genesis II S-335 Gas Grill that make it feel as premium as its price tag. It's constructed of sturdy stainless steel and covered by a 10-year warranty. There's also the option to pair with the iGrill 3 app-connected thermometers.

Royal Gourmet GB8000 gas grill

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4. Royal Gourmet GB8000

Best large capacity gas grill: for cooking up a ton of meat at a big backyard soiree and other gatherings

Specifications
Dimensions: 90.6 x 24.2 x 38.2
Weight: 117 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Plenty of heat for mass grilling +Folding side tables for additional prep space+Easy to clean
Reasons to avoid
-Too big for most people 

If what you're shopping for is a gas grill that can cook for a ton of people for under $500, the Royal Gourmet GB8000 offers some serious bang for the buck. 

Big grillin' 

This grill packs a ton of firepower. The GB8000 has eight burners with 13,000 BTUs each, totaling 104,000 BTU output in total. There are two sets of regulators included so you can cook a few different things at a time.

Spacious

The GB8000 has 950 square inches of cooking surface. That's plenty of room to grill dozens of hot dogs and burgers at the same time for a large gathering of people. There are also two folding side tables for side dishes and prep work and two levels of heavy-duty shelving underneath for extra storage. 

Helpful maintenance

Cooking for a ton of people also means cleaning up after them. The GB8000 has two draw-out grease drip pans that make it accessible to maintain this whopper-of-a-grill after the party is over. 

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5. Napoleon TravelQ 285

Best travel gas grill: gourmet grilling prowess on the go

Specifications
Dimensions: 15.5 x 19.25 x 24 inches
Weight: 28 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Proper grilling in a small package +Small and light
Reasons to avoid
-Touch-and-go on windy days 

The Napoleon TravelQ 285's price tag is a bit on the steep end for a grill, but if you're road-tripping or spending your weekend tailgating, you might consider this stylish little grill a worthy investment. 

Feast-worthy grilling 

The TravelQ has 285 square inches of grilling space available, enough to get out a dozen burgers at once. Its two burners are capable of up to 12,000 BTUs of heat output, and because there's less surface area than a regular-sized grill, the temperature stays relatively even throughout. However, more delicate meats like fish can be prone to overcooking, so you'll want a steady eye when you're using it. 

Light enough 

At 26 pounds, it's not a big haul for car campers. There's even an optional RV adaptor kit for connecting it to an external propane tank. Or you can buy the wheeled, stand-up version for small patios and balconies. 

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6. Char-broil Classic 360 3-burner

Best gas grill under $200: everything you need to grill without the frills

Specifications
Dimensions: H43.5 x W51.2 x D24.1 inches
Weight: 117 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Solid basics +Easy to wheel around
Reasons to avoid
-No place to hang tools 

You can't go wrong with a classic like the Char-Broil Classic 3-burner grill. It's everything you need for under $200. 

The basics 

The Char-Broil Classic 360 3-Burner puts out up to 30,000 BTUs of heating power across 360 square inches of cooking space. That's a lofty amount for a grill in this price range, not to mention an additional 170 square inches for the warming rack. 

Solid option

The Char-Broil Classic is certainly everything you need, though it's missing a bit of flair, like additional hooks for hanging tools. At the very least, it's got electronic ignition, porcelain-coated grates, and stainless steel burners. There's even a mini prep table on either side of the grill to offer an extra hand. 

Wheel it around 

The benefit of the Char-Broil Classic's build is that you can easily wheel it around the patio or the backyard to find that inspiring grilling spot. 

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Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill

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7. Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill

Best large value gas grill: for cooking up a feast

Specifications
Dimensions: H45.9 x W61.8 x D23.6cm
Weight: 176 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Included rotisserie+Side burners+Electronic ignition
Reasons to avoid
-Side arms don't fold down

If you want a large gas grill that doesn't cost the earth, check out the Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill. 

Extras

The controls are LED-lit and there is an in-built thermometer. You can also enjoy the convenience of electronic ignition. Included is a rotisserie unit for cooking chickens, turkeys and other cuts of meat. Perfect for cooking slow and low. 

Price

Not the cheapest option out there, but the Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill does deliver on value for money. You'll find it's easy to clean and the generous cooking area is covered by steel cooking grids for even cooking. 

Size

It's got six burners and a generous grilling area for feasting and entertaining. There is also a side burner for side dishes and extras. Easily one of the best gas grills you can buy right now.

How to buy the best gas grills 

Size matters 

The best gas grill has all the room you need for cooking, plus a little extra for side-dishes and food preparation. Size matters here, especially if you're operating within a small backyard, though you can find reasonably sized grills with enough cooking space for occasional entertaining. 

Burners

Take a look at how many burners the gas grill has. If there are several it offers far greater flexibility as you'll be able to adjust the temperature in different areas of the grill to best suit the type of food you're cooking. 

Added features 

Gas grills worth the cash tend to include the nice-to-have extras, like an embedded temperature gauge and ample storage for tools and things.  

What is the best gas grill? 

To recap, if you're looking for a great-value all-rounder, we recommend the Weber Spirit II E-310. Suitable for beginners and keen chefs alike, it has plenty of cooking space to easily handle the majority of backyard barbecues. 

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie has been writing for Gardeningetc since the beginning of 2021, covering all things barbecues, patio heaters, and fire pits. A lover of al fresco dining, Millie is always on the hunt for the best barbecues and pizza ovens for entertaining friends and family. She is a firm believer that everyone should have their own herb garden, and can often be found taming her over-zealous rosemary plant.