Nothing smells more like summer than steaks grilling on your grill in the backyard. It’s time to take inventory to ensure that you are ready for that very first day when the weather is warm enough to take the cooking outside.
Number One on your list is your grill. If you need a new one or want to change from charcoal to gas, then check out the various models.
Best Rated Large Propane Grill
This gas grill, Napoleon P500RSIBPSS Prestige Propane Gas Grill is the entire package. It has the capabilities of a fully equipped kitchen. It has 4 main burners, 1 infrared back burner and 1 infrared side burner.
It is large enough to cook 30 hamburgers at the same time. The grill is test fired before packing to ensure that it will light up after unpacking. Customers loved the fact that the burners cooked evenly with no cold/hot spots.
The warranty is guaranteed for 10 years and then for 50% over the lifetime of the grill. They also loved the way this grill seared meat and then you were able to turn the temperature to cook the meat to your own likings.
Customers thought the extras that were included with the grill were worth the extra money that they spent. This is a heavy grill (over 200 pounds), the instructions were in pictorial form, which many people found useless but the assembly was easy. Customers found this to be the best grill for all purposes.
Best LP Grill to Buy under $1000
This model, Weber Genesis 6531001 E-330 Gas Grill has 3 stainless steel burners with a front mounted control panel. It has a built-in thermometer. It has two side stainless steel tables for your grilling needs.
You can choose the type of cooking grates that you would like; porcelain enameled, cast iron and stainless steel. This unit weighs about 200 pounds and won’t blow over in a wind storm. It heats quickly to 500 degrees on the burners. It had excellent searing action without running out of propane.
Assembly was easy but customers often used a socket wrench instead of the provided tool. Some customers felt that the controls turned too easily and even when you thought it was turned off, the burner was still partially going. They felt that this was a huge fire risk. People did appreciate that fact that the grill keeps the temperature exactly as they set it.
Top Commercial Grade Grill to Buy
The Lion 32 inch Stainless Steel Propane Grill is a commercial grade grill. Their Quick Lite valve system ensures a steady flame for starting up. It has four stainless steel burners and interior lighting.
Customers liked the fact that it came with a griddle for making pizza or even breakfast. Sometimes, the grill becomes too hot even at the lowest heat setting.
There is an optional ceramic burner which most customers preferred. This model is on the high price range but customers enjoyed the grilling power that this model provided. It has a push-to-turn knob making lighting the grill a simple process and cuts down the number of events of having the burner turn on accidentally. It is one of the heaviest grills on the market. It weighs about 220 pounds, so you may need assistance in assembling the pieces.
Best Propane Rotisserie Grill for Home
This is one of Weber’s more expensive grills. The Weber 2780301 Summit Tuck Away Grill has 6 stainless steel burners plus a warming rack. This is one heavy grill.
It weighs close to 300 pounds, so having 2 people around for assembly would be a help. It takes a 20 pound propane tank, but bigger tanks might fit depending upon their size. Customers liked the built-in smoker. They thought it gave the food a different taste from the standard smoker. The grill comes almost put together.
The only things that are not attached are the two side wings. Moving through the yard did take more than one person, however. If you are planning on attaching it to your home propane tank, it takes the work of a plumber because the directions are not clear on the needed parts. You are able to set up multiple heat zones using the 6 burners. Customers did complain that the drip pan filled up quickly during with rain water. Customer service was great with this problem; they answered within 24 hours and had the extra parts shipped.
Best LP Grill under $200
For those of you who aren’t chefs or cook for large groups, then this model by Char-Broil will provide you with everything that you need for a classic barbeque. The Char-Broil Classic 4 Burner Gas Grill comes with 4 main burners and a swing away side burner for warming sauces.
It has a lid mounted temperature gauge. Customers, again, complained about the directions not be detailed enough and there were a lot of hits and misses in assembling the grill.
Other users were not happy with the amount of grease in the bottom of the grill and it catching fire. While some customers reported that the grill heated everything evenly, others found it uneven.
Since it is a painted finish, it is recommended that you purchase a cover for it to keep it from rusting. Customer service was quick to respond to any questions or defects that were found. This grill got rave reviews from people who like to grill a few times a week.
Depending on how much money you would like to spend and how much food you grill in each cooking session, there is a propane gas grill that fits your needs. From grills that smoke, cook rotisserie meats or just hamburgers and hot dogs, finding that grill takes time.
Weigh your current needs and what you might like in the future. Compare options and ask for recommendations from your family and friends. There is nothing like a steak grilled outside to make your mouth water.