As we move above $500USD, Gas Grills start having a lot more to offer. More even heat, higher heat, more reliable and durable designs. For the Best Gas Grills between $500 and $1000 I still don't recommend looking for a lot of stainless steel in this price range since it will be low grade and simply won't be able to maintain its appearance for long. Low-grade stainless steel rusts and, well, stains. I also don't recommend looking at the huge grills on the showroom floor. There will be a number of units with five burners and loads of accessories. Keep it simple. You are buying a grill so that you can grill. Yes, most of these have the option of adding rotisserie units and some of them have side burners, but a grill in this price range should be able to grill up several burger patties without flaring up and it should put a good sear on a steak.
Napoleon Rogue XT-425
Napoleon is Canada's largest grill manufacturer and this grill is made in Canada. In many ways, this is the equivalent grill to the Weber Genesis, but you get a lot more power here. This grill has 425 square inches of primary cooking area and 42,000 BTUs to heat it. And, if you want you can add in Napoleon's infrared searing side burner (which is fantastic) for an extra $200USD. The construction quality here is great and Napoleon offers a warranty better than Weber. In this price range, the Napoleon Rogue XT-425 is the best grill money can buy.
Weber Genesis II SE-315
Weber's Genesis line has been a mainstay of the patio cook for the past three decades. It is reliable, well built and produces even heating. It is true that the Genesis grills of today are not as powerful or as well constructed as the models of the past, but they are still some of the best gas grills money can buy. Covered and care for, it will last you for a good ten years, maybe longer (there is a 10-year warranty on practically everything with this grill). The SE-315 is a three-burner unit and is large enough for most anyone. This model is basic in appearance but it is a great combination of components that make it better than most other grills, including similarly priced Genesis grills. This gas grill is simple, but a very good grill.
Find out more about the MHP JNR
If it looks like a blast from the past, that's because it is. MHP or Modern Home Products has been making gas grills since the earliest days of the business and they build them the same way. In the 1960s gas companies would 'lease' you a grill, paid on your gas bill. Sometimes for as little a dollar a month. You used the gas, they were happy. To make this arrangement work, however, the grill had to be nearly indestructible. MHP grills are that. They are designed to take incredible punishment and last for decades. True, this is a very basic gas grill, though options and extras are available, but it burns hot and even and it does what it is supposed to, grill. If you don't want to be heading back to the hardware store to buy another gas grill in a couple of years then buy this one. But make sure you leave it to someone in your will.
Broil King Signet 390
Broil King is the Canadian manufacturer of some of the best gas grills in this price range. These grills are powerful. At one point they had trouble with the grills melting themselves. That has all been sorted out, but they are still powerful and very well made. This model pumps out 40,000 BTUs from four stainless steel burners under 400 square inches of heavy stainless steel rod cooking grates. You also get a full rotisserie system with a rotisserie burner and a small side burner. At around $700USD this grill is a good deal and will last for many years.
Saber Cast 330 Black
While small, this infrared gas grill from Saber (a sister company of Char-Broil) offers a unique cooking system that is nearly foolproof. Almost incapable of flaring up and able to produce high grilling temperatures with nearly half the fuel, this is one of the most efficient gas grills on the market. At around $950USD this grill has only two main burners and 330 square inches of primary cooking space, but it is well made and ideal for those who don't need to cook for very many people but still want a good quality grill.
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal The Force Gas Grill
The Force from Everdure with celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's name stamped on the front fit somewhere between a full-sized and a portable gas grill. The great thing is that it cooks like a big grill, but is light enough to take it camping or tailgating. While it has its advantages, this isn't a great grill for most people. It is a simple, but it can perform.