Weber Genesis II E-310
Find out more about the Weber Genesis II E-310
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. Plus, it comes with Weber support, which is the best in the industry. You can call them day or night, 363 days out of the year and someone will be there to help you. This three burner unit is large enough for most anyone, though these days there are actual options in the Genesis line. You can get this model in two, four, and six burner configurations as well.
Find out more about the MHP JNK
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 1960's gas companies would 'lease' you a grill, paid on your gas grill, often for pennies 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 headed 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 Regal 420 Pro
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 50,000 BTUs from four burners under 500 square inches of heavy stainless steel rod cooking grates. At around $950USD this grill is a good deal and will last for many years.
Napoleon Rogue 425
Find out more about the Napoleon Rogue 425 Gas Grill
The Napoleon Rogue is in most ways comparable to the lower end of the Weber Genesis line. They are similar in size, power, and feature. Of course, with Napoleon, there are a lot of options that can be added on, like side burners and stainless steel body panels.This model is the simplest of the line and sells for between $600 and $700 depending on where you find it. This gas grill pumps out 36,000 BTUs from three burners under 425 square inches of cast iron cooking grates. It is, however, lighter in weight than some of the comparable products. While a good grill in the price range, it isn't the best.
Find out more about the Holland Liberty Gas Grill
Unlike any other grill on the market (except maybe for the obvious knock-offs), the Holland grill can't flare-up, has one burner, and is either on or off. It is foolproof grilling and has an army of dedicated followers. It isn't unusual for people to talk about their 20-year-old Holland Grill. They last forever, partly because of the superior construction and partly because of the design. This unit not only grills, it bakes, steams, roasts, and smokes. It is different, but in this case, different is good.
Saber Cast 330
Find out more about the Saber Cast 330 Infrared Gas Grill
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 $900USD 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.
Beefeater Discovery 1000R 3-Burner
Find out more about the Beefeater Discovery 1000R 3-Burner Gas Grill
Beefeater is the venerable Australian BBQ company. Their gas grills are known for their power and versatility. The secret is in the use of heavy metal to hold heat and the proximity of the fire to the food. This small and simple grill is focused on serious grilling. The typical configuration includes a heavy porcelain coated cast iron griddle as well as open cooking grates. The Beefeater grill can cook eggs next to steak and while this grill is comparably primitive, it is still one of the best units on the market today. Distribution of these grills, particularly the less expensive tends to be limited in the United States.
Char-Broil Signature 4-Burner
Find out more about the Char-Broil Signature 4-Burner Gas Grill
Yes. This gas grill from Char-Broil has too much low-quality stainless steel, but at just over $500 it is a fully loaded and large model. It lacks the durability of the other products on this list, but with a powerful side burner, four main burners and 530 square inches of primary grilling space it the largest and best-equipped grill. For those looking for something shiny and big, this isn't a bad choice. The heat output tends to be low and materials a little thin.