Now we have moved into some of the most expensive gas grills on the market. Above this are the luxury grills. Those grills that equip the most expensive outdoor kitchens and are as much for show as they are for grilling. But in this range, the quality, attention to detail, and cooking performance are amongst the best that money can buy. Really, there is no reason to go above these grills, but certainly, there are those that will. If you have the money and are serious about grilling, then these are the gas grills to look at. Here we find not only the highest grade stainless steel but features that can not be rivaled. Cooking space is huge, heat output at professional levels, and features that can not be compared with. If you want a great grill, take a serious look through this list of the best gas grills between $4000USD and $8000.
Fire Magic Aurora A660
Fire Magic makes some of the best gas grills in the world. One of the elements of their design that makes them stand above the rest is the high degree of customization that these grills can have. This model, their mid-range size can come all infrared, be put on a number of mounting options and even have a window put in the lid. Oh, and the lid is counterbalanced to make it very easy to lift. In this basic configuration, this is actually one of the least expensive gas grills on this list, but it is packed with features to love. The cast stainless steel burners will last longer than you will, and the welded seams and polished finish mean this grill will look great years from now. Plus, Fire Magic is an industry leader even if you haven't heard the name before. They will be around for a long time and provide excellent customer service.
Twin Eagles 42-Inch
Looks are a matter of opinion, but in my opinion, the Twin Eagles Gas Grills are the best looking in the world. But appearance is only part of the picture. This three burner gas grill has power, superior construction, and an obsessive attention to detail. Designed by Dante Cantal, the da Vinci if grill design, this gas grill offers exactly what the serious outdoor chef wants, a grill that works beautifully. There are larger models of this grill, and like the others on the list comes as part of a collection of outdoor kitchen products (all equally impressive in design). I picked this size because it is the most popular and the one that hits that balance between being big enough to handle most everything and being just too big to be practical. Give Twin Eagles a look. You won't be disappointed.
DCS Traditional 48-Inch
If anyone can be credited with creating the high-end outdoor kitchen market it is DCS. Of course, DCS makes more than just a wide range of outdoor kitchen products. They are well known and respected for professional and high-end traditional kitchen equipment. This model, the three burner 48-Inch gas grill, pumps out 75,000 BTUs under 630 square inches of cast stainless steel cooking grates. Many companies have reproduced and then tried to improve upon this design, but the original remains one of the best gas grills on the market. Interestingly, at around $7,500USD this model is one of the least expensive of the grills that have come along in the past two decades. DCS is a great choice, though some of its design features are a little odd. One example is the angled cooking grates which drain away grease but allow anything round to roll off the grill.
Alfresco ALXE 42-Inch
Alfresco makes one of the largest lines of outdoor cooking appliances. Building an outdoor kitchen? They have practically everything you need. At around $7,500 this 42-inch gas grill isn't inexpensive and neither is the rest of the product line, but this company brings decades of experience to the market. In fact, Dale Seiden, the head of Alfresco used to run Lynx. This 82,500 BTU powerhouse packs in all the features imaginable and has one of the best warranties in the industry.
Hestan came on the market a few years ago and targeted the top. They build serious, solid gas grills that come in colors and a variety of configurations. This model, the 36-Inch, is small compared to their other offerings, but still, a very large grill, packed with features and potential. Hestan approached the gas grill with fresh eyes and came up with some interesting innovations as well as a great design. One feature I particularly love about this grill is its rotisserie burner. Instead of mounting this burner in the back, it is placed above the grill, focusing its heat downward. Basically, this gives this grill the power of an infrared salamander, so this burner can be used for more than rotisserie cooking. Food could be cooked on both sides at the same time.
Lynx Professional 42-Inch
As I said above, the founder of Lynx left to create Alfresco. He did this to create a better line of outdoor kitchen products. Alfresco is generally comparable in price with Lynx. Lynx, however, uses brass burners and while the heat output is a little less, it makes up for it with heavier construction. Like the other models on this list, the Lynx Professional is loaded with features including a full rotisserie system, infrared 'pro-sear' burners and a whole facet of options. This is still a great grill with an attractive design and a perfect choice for any application.
Capital Precision 36-Inch
The man who introduced the first high-end, all stainless steel gas grill went on to found the Capital Range Company. It was his vision that changed outdoor grilling and that vision lives on in the Capital line of Gas Grills. This midsized, midpriced version of the Capital Precision is one of the best constructed gas grills on the market today. While other gas grills might have some standout features, this grill is built on quality and durability. Buying this grill is an investment that will last for years. The three main burners of this grill are divided into three tubes each. With all burners on, there is a sea of flame at the bottom of this grill giving even, intense heat. The cast stainless steel cooking grates are heat and designed to maximize food contact and grease management. This is one gas grill worth looking at.
Napoleon Prestige Pro 825
At around $4,500, this is the least expensive grill on this list. Napoleon is known for making great products, but not typically associated with the higher end market. This monster of a gas grill, however, has it all. This is a dual head or two lid gas grill. On one side is a four burner, 48,000 BTU standard grill. On the other side is a two burner, 24,000 BTU infrared grill. Add into this two side burners (one standard - one infrared), an infrared rotisserie burner and dedicated smoker burner and this 7-foot long grill has 10 burners. It also has internal lighting, a full rotisserie kit, and an attractive stainless steel design. It might not be comparable to most of the products on this list, but it is still an impressive grill worth considering. It can also be purchased as an insert for a custom enclosure.
TEC Sterling G3000FR Infra-Red
TEC or the Thermal Engineering Corporation invented infrared cooking. I am not saying that they made it popular or that they introduced it to people. Bill Best, the founder of the company invented the infrared grill burner and a host of infrared technology including industrial equipment used in paint drying, tire making, and heating. Do you have a gas powered patio heater? Yeah. That too. Anyway, TEC Grills use 100% infrared technology for grill, producing temperatures up to 900 degrees F, while still able to hold temperatures around 300 degrees. A TEC grill is the perfect steak cooking machine, but it can do so much more. For those serious about technology, there is nothing more cutting edge that this grill.
PGS Legacy Big Sur 51-Inch
PGS, a division of AEI Corporation, is one of the oldest gas grill manufacturers in the world. They are very close to being able to say that they invented the industry. Best known for bullet-proof cast aluminum grills, they also have an impressive line of all stainless steel models. This unit, the Big Sur, is the largest they make and it is an amazingly good grill. Nearly a thousand square inches of primary grilling area is heated by up to 102,000 BTUs. It comes with a full rotisserie system and as part of a line of outdoor kitchen products. While it might not be a better-known brand, it is still one worth thinking about.
The LazyMan Gas Grill emerged out of the Chicago Combustion Company in the 1960s as one of the first residential gas grills on the market. Previous that they had been the innovators behind commercial broiling equipment and a number of gas-powered appliance for restaurants. It is LazyMan that figured out that they could use a 20-pound propane cylinder to power a portable gas grill. Much of what we call the modern gas grill started with this company and they are still in business today. This grill, largely made to order, runs just over $4,000USD. It has all the features we expect today. Unfortunately, it is not widely distributed.