Outdoor kitchens can be a valuable asset to your backyard and your patio experience. Designed to provide a complete cooking experience without having to step indoors, a fully loaded outdoor kitchen can cost a lot of money. On the other hand, they can be properly built on a budget as well. The first thing to consider when building an enclosure for an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, is the gas grill. This is the heart of the structure. A good built-in will last for many years, be repairable if necessary, and simply be a great grill. The Best Built-in Gas Grills under $2,000 I have listed on this list are diverse in appearance and construction, but are great grills and will last. Even though these are relatively inexpensive, I do not recommend buying the cheapest you can find. There are a number of bad built-in gas grills out there. Those are not listed here. If you don't see a model you are familiar with, there is a reason for that.
American Outdoor Grill 36-Inch T-Series
Designed, built, and backed by the same people that bring you the top of the line Fire Magic range of gas grills, American Outdoor Grill is the best of the 'discount' gas grill inserts. With complete 304 stainless steel construction, heavy cooking grates, and an elegant design, this is simply put, the best you are going to find under $2000USD for your built-in gas grill needs. The focus with this model is on the basics. The E-type stainless steel tubular burners produce an even heat under the 648 square inches of primary cooking surface. American Outdoor Grill is a complete line of outdoor kitchen products, so there are many ways to accessorize this grill.
Artisan American Eagle 32-Inch
Alfresco is another of the top of the line gas grill makers. Their Artisan line is an affordable alternative that is produced completely of 304 stainless steel with welded and polished seams. With 60,000 BTUs under 530 square inches of stainless steel grilling surface, this is a powerful grill. Like many of the products on this list, the Artisan is part of a complete outdoor kitchen appliance line and has many options. For $1,900USD you get a basic three burner gas grill, but a well made one that will last for a very long time.