10 Best Gas Grills Under $200
Grilling season is coming in hot! Get a Weber, Char-Broil, Cuisinart or Dyna-Glo gas grill that's budget-friendly and built to last.
When my husband and I moved in together, the first "adult" thing we did was retire his hand-me-down George Foreman and get a gas grill. It was the beginning of summer and we were determined to spend the entire season in our backyard searing veggies and burgers. But because we didn't have a big budget, we were also bracing ourselves for having to scrape the bottom of the grill barrel.
As it turns out, there are actually a lot of affordable, high-quality gas grills out there, from smaller tabletops to larger multi-burners. And to save you the scrolling I did back in the day, I've rounded up the top 10 that you can get for $200 or less.
Grill masters everywhere seem to agree on one thing: this sleek Cuisinart Grillster is one of the best portable gas grills on the market, especially for its price tag. Weighing in at just 10 pounds, this little guy can easily live on a balcony or picnic table and can reach up to 600 degrees in a matter of minutes, putting plenty of grilling power at your fingertips. And since you want about 72 square inches of cooking surface per person, the Grillster is also a great solution for individuals or couples, as it has 146 square inches.
If you don't need anything too fancy, just something that will get the job done, then the Char-Broil 2-Burner Classic is a wonderful option. For just $110, you'll enjoy 280 square inches of cooking space, plus two shelves for supplies or meal prep. The grill also has two wheels, so you can roll it in and out of storage.
If you always pictured yourself manning the grill like the captain of a ship (instead of using it as a tabletop), then consider shopping this Dyna-Glo 2-Burner unit. For $150, it's an affordable alternative to many cart-style grills and comes with features like a 341-square-inch cooking surface, a side burner for sauces, a built-in thermometer and two wheels for easy mobility. It's no wonder why it has more than 1,300 reviews and a four-star rating.
Perfect for apartment-dwellers or anyone with a smaller patio, the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Gas Grill also offers ample power without taking up much space. But what makes this unit extra special is its telescoping legs; you can easily switch from tabletop to standing and customize it to your space's needs. It has a 145-square-inch cooking surface, too.
Get your grill on anytime and anywhere with this slightly larger but still totally portable Coleman RoadTrip X-Cursion. It folds up so it'll fit in the corner of your patio or in the trunk of your car, and it has two wheels so you can roll it out and set it up as needed. For the extra expense, you'll get 285 square inches of cooking space and a large side table for tools and utensils.
Char-Broil grills come up time and time again for a reason — they're built to last with special porcelain-coated grates that resist rust and prevent food from sticking. And this Performance 2-Burner Gas Grill is another great option. A cut above the Classic 2-Burner model (for just $65 more), this 300-square-inch unit packs luxury features — like stainless steel burners, an extra shelf, a push-start button and a lid-mounted temperature gauge — in a sleek and space-saving package.
Webers have a reputation for being heavy-duty, reliable and long-lasting grills with burners that are crafted from quality stainless steel and parts that are readily available. But they can also be pretty expensive; even the lowest-end models will put you back $400. That's what makes this Q 1000 Gas Grill a great, affordable option. Though it looks small, the portable powerhouse has a generous, 189-square-inch cooking surface that can sear up to nine burgers at the same time.
Feeding a crowd? Consider this highly-rated Megamaster 5-Burner your new go-to grill. With 640.5 square inches in total cooking surface and porcelain-coated grids, this mighty machine makes it easy to serve the whole family. What's more, the Megamaster boasts two spacious side shelves for plates and utensils, so you can leave everything out — buffet style.
If making breakfast or brunch is a priority for your family, then you'll want to go with this Blackstone 2-Burner Flat-Top Griddle. Heavy duty in its design (but still easy to assemble), the unit features a thick, cold-rolled steel cooking surface that's ideal for making everything from eggs and pancakes to hot dogs and burgers. A removable drip tray allows for quick clean-up, too.
Here's a grill that will let you live large, even on the smallest deck or patio. With its 417-square-inch central cooking surface, porcelain-coated grates and four burners (including a side burner for sauces or meal prep), this Nexgrill gives you a taste of "the works" without the hefty price tag of comparable models. It also has four wheels, so you can easily roll it onto your patio.
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