How to Choose The Best Gas Grill 2019 | BBQGuys.com Grill Buying Guide

Hey I’m Randy with BBQGuys. Today we’re going to cover the main things
you’ll want to keep in mind when shopping for the best gas grill for you. Odds are, you’re going to have this grill
for a really long time, so it’s important to give these things some thought. Let’s get to it! One of the first things to consider is what
grill size will fit your cooking needs the best. Take a moment to think about what you like Best Gas Charcoal Smoker Grill Combo
to cook most & how many people you normally cook for. The larger your grill is, the easier knocking
out batches of food for a party will be, giving you more time to relax. In addition to being able to fit more food,
larger grills also mean more cooking versatility. Wide grills provide more temperature zone
cooking options. Most meals require cooking different items
at various temperatures, so it is nice to have a grill with enough space to accommodate
everything. For example, cooking zones that vary in temperature
allow you to sear a steak over direct heat on one side of the grill, while cooking veggies
at a lower heat on the other. More burners equal more control of your cooking
environment, which is always great to have. Over the years, we’ve found the most popular
grill size customers go with is somewhere around 32 inch mark. This size provides enough space for versatility
& looks sharp above the width of most access doors if you choose to build in. When it comes to cooking style, some grills
have dedicated infrared searing areas. This means you should think about how many
conventional burners you want to have in addition to your searing zone. If smoking on a gas grill is important to
you, it will be important to have enough room to cook with indirect heat as well. Some gas grills even have dedicated low btu
smoking burners, giving you the perfect amount of heat to smoulder wood chips in the smoker
box. It’s important to look for a gas grill with
durable cooking grids. Quality grills will use stainless steel as
the material.. Even if a grill lists “stainless” as the
material, it’s still important to examine the thickness of the grids as well. This is an area of the grill that receives
a lot of wear, so the thicker the grids, the longer they will last. Another advantage of thick grids will be better
heat retention, when it comes to getting a good sear & bold grill marks. In addition, some grids are built with tighter
spacing than others. This is a great feature to keep in mind – the
more surface contact to your food – the more caramelization. Tight grid spacing will also prevent smaller
food items from falling between the grids and onto the burners. Next up, consider the construction of the
gas grill’s flame tamers. Sometimes these are called flavorizing plates
or bars. This is the component of the gas grill that
sits between the burner & cooking surface of a gas grill. They help protect the burner from direct drippings
of grease & debris. Flame tamers typically use an angled design,
allowing grease to run off into the belly of the grill without pooling & catching fire
– therefore “taming” the flame. Flame tamers provide a surface for drippings
to vaporize off of, so the more coverage you have with a particular flame tamer design,
the more smokey flavor you will generally get from your gas grill. More flame tamer coverage also means more
heat gets diffused as it rises from the burner toward the cooking surface. Grills with full coverage flame tamers will
generally provide a more evenly heated cooking surface. When it comes to material – the best flame
tamers are either constructed out of heavy gauge stainless steel or quality ceramic pieces. This area of the grill also receives a lot
of wear, so it’s important to make a selection that resists corrosion. When looking at gas grills, burner construction
and design is crucial to examine, because this is the heart of your grill. This is also the most common part that people
find themselves replacing. It’s an area where it’s important to keep
in mind that all “stainless steel construction” is not created equal. Burners can vary immensely in thickness of
construction. A great example of this would be comparing
a tube style burner made out of thin stainless steel vs. a thick cast stainless steel burner. When it comes to gas grill burners, the heavier
the construction & the more durable the material, the happier you will be with it’s lasting
performance for many years to come. As far as high temperature range, a lot of
people use the BTU rating to get an idea of how hot their grill will get. Keep in mind, high BTU ratings don’t always
mean a hotter, or better grill. Look at the entire grill design, because things
like well insulated hoods, and thick construction can utilize the same amount of BTUS better
than some higher BTU grills with a less efficient design. In addition to conventional burners, many
premium grills offer configurations with one or more infrared searing burners. This burner type is what most steakhouses
use because of its quick preheat time & high, direct heat capability. This burner style is a great option if you
want the highest heat range possible. When comparing gas grills, also take a look
at if the grill you are considering has a rear infrared burner. This gives you the option to cook rotisserie
style in your backyard. This feature is very popular for people who
entertain often, because it looks awesome while your food cooks on the grill, and the
constant turning of the rotiss makes for a stress free cook. High-quality grills have fully welded, highly
polished seams, and double lined commercial grade 304 stainless hoods. Double lined hoods not only provide more insulation
for trapping heat inside your grill, they also prevent the heat of the grill from yellowing
the exterior of the lid, keeping it looking its best. An added feature many people enjoy having
on their gas grill is integrated lighting. Some grills come with interior lights, which
makes it a whole lot easier to see what you are grilling at night. A lot of grills even have control panel accent
lights, helping illuminate the control knobs of the grill for nighttime use. An important option that’s sometimes overlooked
is whether or not the fuel type of your gas grill can be converted down the road. Maybe your current outdoor space is best suited
for a freestanding propane gas grill right now, but you want to leave your options open
for running natural gas & building-in your grill eventually. Make sure the grill you select either ships Best portable charcoal grill
with a conversion kit, or has a fuel type conversion kit available for purchase later. If you’re looking at freestanding gas grills,
check to see if the grill can be removed from the cart, should you want to build it in to
an island configuration later. When comparing gas grills, always make sure
to glance at the warranty it comes with. This will keep you from having to spend money
on parts that shouldn’t have broken in the first place. Look for brands with a burner warranty around
10 years or more, and brands with lifetime warranties-
some even cover the labor for replacement. We’ve made comparing warranties from the top
brands easy for you with our Gas Grill Warranty Comparison Chart. When shopping gas grills, look for ones with
a solid plan for backup ignition, should your primary ignition method fail. Look for Flash tube backup ignition, this
makes it easy to ignite your burners with a lighter from the cooking grid surface. It’s always important to glance at the compatible
accessories that are offered along with a gas grill. Some gas grill brands offer griddles, smoker
boxes, pizza stones, and even charcoal fuel baskets designed to fit your grill perfectly. We’re here to help you through the entire
process of shopping for a gas grill, and we know you may not have a lot of time to compare
every gas grill and learn all of their features. To make things easier, we’ve taken the time
to test and review our most popular gas grills. You can check them out on our Gas Grill Reviews
page.

28 Comments

  1. Kevin Baesel February 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Great insight…Thanks Guys 👍

  2. Be Bold February 27, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Great info!

  3. Gregor Miller February 28, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Great post…my theory, as with anything else in Texas, go big or go home. Find the biggest grill you can afford, as long as you can regulate 4+ burners. I typically cook for myself during the week, but have family over on the weekends. If I can us just a 1/4 of the grill during the week, im happy. I'm also looking for plans, or any ideas for an outdoor spit, to cook a couple goat, or hog….any suggestions? Thanks.(edit)…do you guys have a top 5 gas grill selection? thanks.

  4. BT Fire March 5, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    all i gotta say is… this is GGP…. #gasgrillporn. My god Randy, you make me wanna renounce my devotion to the Blaze Kamado. #SmokersDilemma

  5. Christin Barousse March 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Great info …thanks!

  6. ivy2013 March 27, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Thank you for the great video. I am debating between the napoleon prestige p500 and weber genesis. Seems like you get a lot more features for the same price with the napoleon, but I was hoping you can say which one would produce a more even cooking and less flare-ups. Mostly just BBQ burgers and steaks. Thanks!

  7. Top Class Reviews April 9, 2019 at 5:46 am

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  8. Ken Dawa April 21, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    The best gas grill 2019 was both informative and entertaining. Thank you!

  9. jaxbrewery April 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Excellent synopsis!

  10. 805gregg April 23, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Just get a Weber no need for videos

  11. Georgi Georgiev April 29, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Thanks to you today I was on for my first gas grill on lower budget. I saw many and i chose the one that had complete Ss internals and just like you mentioned – great and heavy ss grid. Ok it was only 7mm but super good full ss grill on low low $300 budget (nexgrill). Saw alot of char broils with thin and light cast grid and avoided them because i saw this video. I want to take a blaze grid and swap it over lol

  12. Casey W. May 3, 2019 at 12:47 am

    This dudes face is friendly as fuck.

  13. Rex II ForSure May 11, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I remember I bought a grill and my mother was concerned about new egg the safety I said “mom think of how many millions preppie &re lighting their grills tonyight” right after oh boy I turned on the gas and there were flames 🔥 1/2
    Way to the propane tank! I quickly duly shut of the gas valve. Wow. There was damage to the hose field during shipping!

  14. al el May 14, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Hank hill would aprove

  15. andrew hilgart May 25, 2019 at 4:44 am

    The first time I cooked on a gas grill I was like wooooooow.. why did I not spent my money on a charcoal grill

  16. chikn May 30, 2019 at 3:02 am

    No such thing as a best gas grill.

  17. fazzfood joint June 2, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    The reason I watched this video is so I don't have to go to anyone's page wanna see people and video not print and pictures

  18. NathanKarlaRae Ellis June 3, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Practical and concise. Thanks!

  19. dCoosh June 20, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Wow… this was actually a really good intro to grills. Not a bad beard either

  20. Travis Mattingly June 26, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I have a large 6 burner grill with a side burner and then I have a 18” Weber kettle… I like the cheap charcoal grill better for flavor…. just can’t beat it!

  21. jl a July 16, 2019 at 4:14 am

    What brand?

  22. projectmumway July 17, 2019 at 12:42 am

    So helpful, thanks.

  23. ispguy2001 July 21, 2019 at 11:27 am

    This helped alot thank you…

  24. Ferno Grills September 9, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Awesome reviews! Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the Ferno Grill.

  25. Allenwrench September 20, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    try to grill weekly – it's therapeutic btw ; P By the ocean – even the best stainless steel grills will corrode faster than you would expect – save your money and get a smaller, 'mixed stainless' 'Weber' Home Depot type of grill that's 1/8th of the price of the fancy ones, and replace it every 7 years it if it's looking tired – I rarely BBQ for more than 8 hungry people – when I do, the kids can eat first while the adults are having another glass of wine ; P . I've long since forgotten about fancy mesquite wood and indirect heat – get some vegetable baskets and seafood / fish baskets – KEEP IT HOT and SIMPLE ok…..much of it is in the marinade and the quality of what your grilling anyway – treat your grill with olive oil and keep it clean – save your money for the best cuts of fish and meat….. Get your Sea Bass, thick Filets and artichoke hearts on….

  26. RpgOverlordGamer September 27, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Oh yeah. I want to get into grilling. Good info

  27. The Classic Edge Shaving Store September 29, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Amazing video, well done!

  28. P S October 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Thank you. Have watched several videos and your video is the most clear and informative so far 🙂

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