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Best Gas Grills Between $250 and $500 for 2024

Want a good gas grill, but are on a budget? You don’t have to sacrifice to get a good grill. Take a look at my list of the best gas grills between $250 and $500 to find the affordable grill that is right for you.

Best Gas Grills Between $250 and $500
Best Gas Grills Between $250 and $500

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Once we move away from the least expensive propane Gas Grills we start to find larger, more powerful units. The grills on this list, Best Gas Grills Between $250 and $500,  are generally powerful enough to do intense searing and are perfect for the most popular grilled items. But, I still recommend avoiding a lot of extras. Side burners in this range are a good choice and they tend to be powerful enough to heat a large pot and actually function like a real gas burner.

Typically in this price range, you find porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates and BTU outputs closer to 100 per square inch that provides real heat. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, but these are the items to look for. I still recommend avoiding the big shiny grills, particularly those with five or more burners. Because these are signals of poor construction quality and are sold on the idea that bigger is better. It isn’t. Most people can do their grilling on two or three burners; the grills on this list reflect that.

Best Gas Grills Between $250 and $500

Broil King Gem 310

Broil King Gem 320

Read the Full Review of the Broil King Gem 310

The best little gas grill for the price. This model is straightforward, powerful, and basic. However, the quality is in the construction and no money was wasted adding useless features or shiny metal panels. This is what makes the Gem the best gas grill between $250 and $500.

  • Model Number: 814154 LP
  • 24,000 BTUs
  • 295 Square Inches of Primary Cooking Space
  • Side Burner: No
  • Porcelain Coated Cast Iron Grates

Weber Spirit II E-210

Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill

Read the Full Review of the Weber Spirit II E-210

It’s small, only has two burners, and isn’t terribly powerful, but it is a Weber and that means great support and loads of accessories. Ideal for those who want to do simple grilling tasks for a few people. The side tables fold down for a small footprint and the cast iron cooking grates are heavy and provide excellent heat transfer.

  • Model Number: 46110001
  • 26,500 BTUs
  • 360 Square Inches of Primary Cooking Space
  • Side Burner: No
  • Porcelain Coated Cast Iron cooking grate

Char-Broil 3-Burner Performance

Char-Broil 3-Burner Performance 463732623

Simple and basic, this three-burner propane grill from Char-Broil does what you want. It grills. It isn’t bogged down with extras so you get a competent grill for a good price (under $400USD). Best of all, it doesn’t look cheap. Char-Broil can be relied on to make a good grill. This model isn’t powerful, but it gets the job done.

  • Model Number: 463732623
  • 27,000 BTUs
  • 375 Square Inches of Primary Cooking Space
  • Porcelain Coated Cast Iron cooking grate
  • Weight: 85 pounds

Fuego Element

Fuego Element Gas Grill

Read the Full Review of the Fuego Element

It’s small, takes up almost no space, and is, well, very unique. The Fuego Element is an award-winning design and while it will not be slow grilling large roasts, it is great at cooking steaks, burgers, and vegetables. At around $400USD, this is the perfect grill for those who want a simple grill with an elegant design.

  • Model Number: F21C
  • 24,000 BTUs
  • 346 Square Inches of Primary Cooking Space
  • Side Burner: No
  • Porcelain Coated Cast Iron cooking grate

Nexgrill d’Luxe 2-Burner

Nexgrill d'Luxe 2-Burner 720-0864ra

This simple, 2-burner design has been very popular in the last few years. The small footprint (with fold-down side shelves) means it takes up very little space on your patio and yet still lets you grill almost all the popular foods. Do note that this is actually a very small grill. Without the side tables, it is about two feet by two feet. So don’t plan on cooking a large meal on it.

  • Model Number: 720-0864RA
  • 28,000 BTUs
  • 290 Square Inches of Primary Cooking Area
  • Side Burner: No
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Weight: 80 Pounds

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