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Best Built-In Gas Grills under $2500

Interested in an custom outdoor kitchen, but looking for a good deal on cooking equipment? This list of the Best Built-In Gas Grills under $2500 will help you narrow down the search!


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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. However, there are ways to build one and stay within budget. The thirst thing to consider when building an outdoor kitchen enclosure is the gas grill insert. This is the heart of the structure and must be reliable.

A good built-in will last for many years, be repairable if necessary, and perform well. The units included in Best Built-in Gas Grills under $2500 are diverse in appearance, have good construction quality and will last a while. Even though there are inexpensive options on the market, I do not recommend buying most of them. There are some really bad drop-in gas grills out there. You will not find them listed here. If you don’t see a model you are familiar with, there might be a good reason for that.

If you don’t find what you are looking for here and are willing to spend more, consider the expanded options between $2500 and $4000.



Read the Full Review of the MHP WHRG4DD

Yes, it looks very much like an old-fashioned gas grill, and it is, but it can be found for as little as $1,500USD and it will last a lifetime. Modern Home Products (MHP) is one of the oldest gas grill manufacturers in the world, and this powerful, cast aluminum gas grill is one of their best. Built like a tank, this built-in may not be shiny, but it will probably never need to be replaced. And while most of the gas grills on this list use stainless steel rod cooking grates, this grill uses something better. The adonized aluminum grates are not only durable but transfer heat better than steel and virtually eliminate flare-ups. For those more serious about performance than appearance, this is the best low-cost gas grill for a custom enclosure.  Look beyond appearance because this really is one of the best built-in gas grills for under $2500.

Napoleon Prestige 500

Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 Built-in Gas Grill

Read the Full Review of the Napoleon Prestige Pro

At about the same price as the MHP above, this model from Napoleon adds a rotisserie burner to the grilling experience. This makes this the best-featured, low-price gas grill on the list. Of course, at 30-inches, this is also one of the smaller models. This unit boasts 500 square inches of stainless steel grilling surface heated by four burners pumping out as much as 48,000 BTUs. One point though. While this grill comes with an infrared rear-mounted rotisserie burner, it will cost an extra $100USD to get the rotisserie kit.

Broilmaster P3X

Broilmaster P3X Built-in Gas Grill

Read the Full Review of the Broilmaster P3X Built-in

The Broilmaster, another classic gas grill, is considered bulletproof in the industry. The cast aluminum shell won’t rust and, with proper care, will last for decades. The ceramic barrier actually converts much of the heat to infrared and prevents flare-ups (and you just flip them over to clean them). The stainless steel cooking grates moved around to adjust the distance between the food and the fire, adding a whole new level of versatility. While this grill isn’t part of a large line of outdoor kitchen products, they do have an optional side burner and cabinet doors. For the serious griller who wants a great gas grill for $2000 USD, this is a fantastic option. I recommend adding the smoke shutter for low and slow indirect cooking with smoke.

Broil King Imperial 490

Broil King Imperial 490 Built-in Gas Grill

Read the Full Review of the Broil King Imperial 490 Built-in

This is something of a rare option. While limited in availability, this powerful and excellently equipped model from Broil King can be used as a built-in unit. Known much more for their cart-mounted, traditional gas grills, this model boasts a full rotisserie system with rear mounted burner and a separate side burner (controlled from the main body of this grill). As a complete grill package, this is a good deal at under $2200USD.

Solaire 27-Inch Infrared

Read the Full Review of the Solaire 27-Inch Built-in

This gas grill is small, making it a good choice for those who don’t need to cook large amounts of food. It is a complete infrared gas grill that can reach temperatures that most gas grills can’t. The construction is excellent, and the company that makes it, Rasmussen Iron Works, has been in the business for decades. Although this built-in unit may not be large, it is powerful and serves as a great accessory grill for searing and intense grilling.

Saber 500 3-Burner Infrared

Saber SS 500 Infrared Built-in Gas Grill

Read the Full Review of the Saber 500 Built-in Infrared Gas Grill

The list includes two infrared gas grills priced the same. The Saber model is nearly twice the size of the other one. The difference lies in the type of infrared technology they use. The Solaire model can reach temperatures of nearly 1,000 degrees F, while the Saber model reaches about 700 degrees. The Saber Gas Grill is constructed with complete 304 stainless steel and features a nearly foolproof grilling system that doesn’t flare up and cooks evenly. However, unlike the Solaire model, it is not as powerful. Consider this grill more like a standard unit that grills well and offers a range of great options. It is also part of a complete line of outdoor kitchen appliances.

Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch

Read the Full Review of the Artisan American Eagle 26-Inch Built-in

Alfresco is another of the top-of-the-line gas grill makers. Their Artisan line remains an affordable alternative constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel with welded and polished seams. With 40,000 BTUs under 420 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 $2100 USD you get a small and basic 2-burner gas grill, but a well-made one that will last for a very long time.

Blaze 32-Inch

Blaze 32-Inch Gas Grill Insert

Read the Full Review of the Blaze 32-Inch Gas Grill

Blaze is a brand owned by BBQGuys.com, made in China, and is one of the top brands for budget-friendly outdoor kitchens. This 4-burner gas grill boasts an impressive line of outdoor kitchen inserts. What it lacks in construction quality is made up for by being a large, well-featured product that includes a full built-in rotisserie system. You can purchase this gas grill for well under $2000.

About Me

I have been writing about Barbecue & Grilling since 1997, and have cooked on almost every grill or smoker ever built. In that time, I have endeavored to match people with the grill or smoker that is right for them. I believe that the right product is the one that you find easy to use, capable of doing everything you want, and with great reliable. If you have a good first experience, you will be back for more. In this way, we grow barbecue for the next generation. I want you to make memories that your children will cherish.

I have been involved in the outdoor kitchen market for the past two decades, even helping with writing a book on the subject. Over the years, I have tested and reviewed hundreds of outdoor kitchen products and even given input into the design of several models. The explosion in the pellet grill market has created an exciting opportunity for outdoor kitchens. Now, a single insert can grill and smoke, expanding the possibilities of outdoor cooking for both moderately priced as well as luxury installations.

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