While a lot more can be spent on a built-in gas grill However, the items on this list are still among the best without being the most expensive. There are grills on this list that will do every, are attractive in styling, and made of the highest quality materials. For most people who want to make a serious investment, these are the models to look at. Many of these gas grills are comparable and I have included all the models I consider worthy of the price. When shopping for the Best Built-in Gas Grills between $4000 and $6000 consider all the extras that you will want to add like side burners, refrigeration, and cabinetry. Nothing on this list will disappoint.
Fire Magic Echelon Diamond 36-Inch
If you ask someone to give you the names of the best of the top of the line appliance manufacturers, the name Fire Magic probably won't come up. Yes, they only make appliances of the outdoor variety, but they stand head and shoulders above the more famous brands. The reason for this is their dedication to the quality of the manufacturing, their relentless innovation, and the sheer devotion of their staff. This model runs nearly $5,000USD but is one of the best gas grills ever made. It's three main cast stainless steel burners can produce 99,000 BTUs under 792 square inches of heavy stainless cooking surface. This gas grill is one of the most powerful on the market. Add in a full rotisserie system and this unit is the masterpiece of any outdoor kitchen (and Fire Magic has one of the most complete lines of outdoor appliances).
Twin Eagles 42-Inch
This great looking 304 stainless steel gas grill is not only beautiful to look at but a master of engineering. Twin Eagles manufacturers one of the best lines of outdoor cooking appliances and this is the cornerstone of that line. Every detail from the distribution of heat to the polished seams has been thought out with obsessive detail. This three burner unit generally sells for a little over $5,000 and comes with a rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner and any of the main burners can be swapped out with an infrared searing burner. There is a lot of versatility to this grill and a host of extras can be added on.
DCS Heritage 36-Inch
No list of the best gas grills would be complete without a model from DCS (Dynamic Cooking Systems). As one of the original companies in the market space and after having produced half of the innovators in the industry, these grills are some of the best money can buy. This three burner unit can produce up to 75,000 BTUs under 638 square inches of angled cast stainless steel grilling surface. The configuration of this particular model (which can be customized as needed) includes a solid stainless steel griddle, standard burner, and an infrared searing burner. There is also a full rotisserie system included. DCS also makes one of the most extensive lines of outdoor cooking appliances and features.
Alfresco ALXE 36-Inch
Just as an example of how well this gas grill is built, the rotisserie is driven by a chain system that is completely invisible from the outside. Load up the rod with as much food as will fit (it can take the weight) and drop it into the unit and fire up the rear mounted rotisserie burner. The whole operation is seamless and easy as is the rest of this grill. This three burner model also has an integrated smoker box with dedicated burner and any of the main burners can be swapped out with infrared. The standard burners, however, can pump out up to 125 BTUs per square inch (the same as the Fire Magic above). This is a well engineered and powerful grill that can last for years easily.
Lynx Professional 36-Inch
If you have been reading through this whole list you will probably notice that while these are all fantastic grills, there isn't a lot of variation. This model from Lynx is true to that. The most innovative feature of this grill is the ProSear Trident burner, one of the best infrared burners on the market. This E-type burner isn't a single sheet of ceramic, but a three prong burner which optimizes and evens the heat. Infrared burners tend to be hottest in the center and cool the farther you get from that. Not this burner. In addition to this, this Lynx Gas Grill has a full rotisserie system, elegant styling and solid 304 stainless steel construction.
Aspire by Hestan 42-Inch
Hestan has changed the game of high-end outdoor grills and taken the industry by storm in the last few years. They also build some of the most expensive grills on the market. The Aspire series is actually their 'budget' brand. At well over $4,000USD this doesn't seem like a cutback in anyway. This big, powerful built-in gas grill is perfect for any outdoor kitchen. The 42-inch model has four main burners that can pump out a maximum of 92,000 BTUs under 774 square inches of stainless steel cooking space. There is even a full rotisserie system. No, this model lacks the weight and performance of Hestan's main brand, but this is still a very competitive product.
PGS Legacy Pacifica Gourmet 39-Inch
On the opposite of the price spectrum, sits this gas grill from a company that goes back to the days of the first gas grills. Typically selling for just over $4,000, this isn't a discount brand or a cheap grill. The three main burners produce as much as 75,000 BTUs under 720 square inches of stainless steel grilling space. While not necessarily the most innovative of grills, this unit does have a full rotisserie system with a rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner.
TEC Patio FR 44-Inch
TEC invented infrared cooking, particularly the infrared grill. When their patent ran out, they reinvented it. This very unique, all infrared gas grill uses plates of tempered blue 'glass' to convert 100% of the heat produced by its two 30,000 BTU burners into incredible levels of heat. On high, this grill can produce cooking temperature approaching 900 degrees F while still able to drop down to 350 degrees. A TEC grill is the ultimate searing machine and while the overall cooking versatility can be a little limited, it is an amazing piece of technology.
Solaire by Rasmussen Iron Works is another venerable brand. They started out focusing on infrared grilling in competition with TEC (the inventors of the technology). While a basic design, this is a powerful and capable line of gas grills. This 42-Inch model boasts 667 square inches of V-shaped stainless steel cooking grates. Burners are available in any combination of infrared or standard and this unit on high can hit nearly 125 BTUs per square inch. As a line of products for an outdoor kitchen, Solaire is a little limited, but they have a strong reputation for a great line of gas grills.
I include this model gas grill with Wolf, one of the top professional and residential appliance makers, not just because it is an excellent unit, but because it illustrates the truth about many of the big 'indoor' appliance brands. This grill includes everything you expect from something in this price range (it typically sells at just under $6,000USD). It has three 25,000 BTU burners, infrared options, a full rotisserie system, and internal lights. This issue is that this gas grill is made by Twin Eagles (see the second item on this list), which is a good thing since Twin Eagles makes some of the best gas grills in the world. The problem is, this model costs about $1,000USD more than a comparable Twin Eagles grill and doesn't offer anything extra besides a recognized brand name.