Once we get to the Best Gas Grills between $1000 and $2000 we see a combination of the big manufacturer's best products. Some are the holdovers from days gone. Others are part of the ever increasing number of low priced and low quality stainless steel grills. I've compiled this list based on the quality of cooking performance and durability over appearance and feature. Certainly, there are giant grills loaded with knobs, covered in shiny steel and packed with extras, but few of those offer much in the way of performance. First and foremost, a grill should grill and at these prices, it should grill very well. Heat should be high and even and the construction should be top notch. I favor the grills of old here. There was a time when you could expect a gas grill to last for decades, not just a few years. The top of this list is dominated not by 'brands' but by great grills.
Read the Full Review of the MHP WNK4
This is MHP's number one selling gas grill. Built like a tank, this model has all the durability of the gas grills of old. It also has a wide range of extras that can be added on. Of course, this comes with extra cost, but side burners, infrared rotisserie burners, and anodized aluminum cooking grates (the kind used in steak cooking competitions) can be added. This makes the MHP a more versatile product though it will bring up the price well above the base of around $1,300USD. I do seriously recommend buying this grill with the 'SearMagic' cooking grates though.
Napoleon Prestige 500
The Napoleon Prestige 500 gas grill from Napoleon has a good selection of features and doesn't rely too heavily on low grade stainless steel to dress itself up. The four main burners on this model pump out up to 48,000 BTUs under 500 square inches of stainless steel rod cooking grates. At around $1,300USD this is a solidly built gas grill with plenty of space and versatility. There are some customizations to this grill, but the standard configuration includes an infrared side burner, which can be great for searing one steak at a time and is a lot of fun. It gets very hot, but a low simmer is a problem.
Simple. Two burners. Around $1,150USD. Built like a tank. Broilmaster, a division of Empire Comfort Systems builds an old-school gas grill. Their grills produce high-temperature grilling in a body that can last for decades. The heavy cooking grates can be positioned to move food closer or farther from the fire providing added versatility and cooking control. While the appearance hasn't changed much in decades, this powerhouse of a gas grill pumps out 40,000 BTUs under 400 square inches of cooking space and uses a thick layer of ceramic briquettes to burn off drippings and radiate heat. This is a serious grill for serious grillers and comes with a host of potential customizable options.
Weber Genesis II SE-335
Of all the models of the ever-popular Weber Genesis gas grills, this is the only one worth buying. This 'special edition' model has all the extras and in the right combination. You get the superior stainless steel cooking grates plus a good quality, 12,000 BTU side burner, and 9,000 BTU 'sear' burner. The burner design is excellent and for those looking for a modern looking, full function gas grill. The warranty is 'bumper to bumper' for ten years and you can call Weber anytime except Christmas Day.
Broil King Regal S 490
True. This gas grill is loaded with features, but it still has the quality it needs to pull it off. The Broil King Regal S 490 has four main burners, a full rotisserie system, and a side burner (though underpowered). This is all standard in a large, but efficiently designed gas grill. Broil King has a number of innovative features to produce better grilling. The burners on this model are designed to compensate for the pressure difference from one end to the other, producing an even flame. The heat output is high enough for serious grilling and the cast iron cooking grates do a lot to transfer the heat.
Read the Full Review of the PGS A40
PGS or Pacific Gas Specialties, like MHP or Broilmaster above, originates with the first residential gas grills and still builds grills in much the way they were in the early 1960s. Certainly, the design isn't modern, but it isn't about that. This heavy cast aluminum gas grill has a 40,000 BTU dual control stainless steel burner under a ceramic barrier under 434 square inches of stainless steel rod cooking grate. There are options available and like this class of gas grill, it can come on a number of mounting options. On the other hand, this is a basic grill that really grills. It also lasts.
Saber Cast 670
Read the Full Review of the Saber Cast 670
Another very unique product, this four burner Saber grill uses proprietary infrared technology, making it one of the most efficient gas grills on the market. This grill uses only a maximum of 32,000 BTUs under 670 square inches of cooking area and still produces temperatures comparable to some of the hottest grills on this list. While the technology that pulls this off is impressive, it really doesn't matter. This grill cooks like more traditional units, but with virtually no chance of flare-ups and because of how the heat is contained, foods are less likely to burn. It is virtually foolproof grilling. This model is largely black enamelled, but all the stainless steel parts are high quality 304 stainless steel.