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Best Gas grills

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Gas grills

Best Gas grills

We tested 140 gas grills to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Gas grill based on the following criteria:

  • Temperature range
  • Preheat performance
  • High temp evenness
  • Convenience
  • Low temp evenness
  • Indirect cooking

Below lists the Gas grills that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Gas grill is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Gas grills

Best Gas grill for Temperature range

Reflects how wide a temperature span the grill offers by comparing temperatures at the high setting and low setting using all the main burners.


This Gas grill which tested best for Temperature range has the following features: Stainless-steel grates, Size category, Measured cooking grid area (sq. in.), Exterior dimensions (HxWxD), Shelf space, Number of main burner controls, Main burner, Rotisserie burner BTU/Hour, Igniter type, Wheels and casters, Natural-gas version available, All or mostly stainless, Long-warranty burners, Infrared burner, Rotisserie, Side shelf material and Additional features.

Best Gas grill for Preheat performance

Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.


This Gas grill which tested best for Preheat performance has the following features: Size category, Measured cooking grid area (sq. in.), Exterior dimensions (HxWxD), Shelf space, Number of main burner controls, Main burner, Igniter type, Wheels and casters, Natural-gas version available, Coated-steel grates, Side shelf material and Additional features.

Best Gas grill for High temp evenness

Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.


This Gas grill which tested best for High temp evenness has the following features: Coated-cast-iron grates, Size category, Measured cooking grid area (sq. in.), Exterior dimensions (HxWxD), Shelf space, Number of main burner controls, Main burner, Side burner BTU/Hour, Igniter type, Wheels and casters, Natural-gas version available, All or mostly stainless, Long-warranty burners, Side burner, Infrared burner, Side shelf material, Comes with griddle and Additional features.

Best Gas grill for Convenience

Factors include grate material, wheels or casters for moving the grill, and useful features such as electronic ignitor.


This Gas grill which tested best for Convenience has the following features: Stainless-steel grates, Size category, Measured cooking grid area (sq. in.), Exterior dimensions (HxWxD), Shelf space, Number of main burner controls, Main burner, Side burner BTU/Hour, Rotisserie burner BTU/Hour, Igniter type, Wheels and casters, Natural-gas version available, All or mostly stainless, Long-warranty burners, Side burner, Infrared burner, Rotisserie, Side shelf material, Fuel gauge and Additional features.

Best Gas grill for Low temp evenness

Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples


This Gas grill which tested best for Low temp evenness has the following features: Stainless-steel grates, Size category, Measured cooking grid area (sq. in.), Exterior dimensions (HxWxD), Shelf space, Number of main burner controls, Main burner, Rotisserie burner BTU/Hour, Igniter type, Wheels and casters, Natural-gas version available, All or mostly stainless, Long-warranty burners, Infrared burner, Rotisserie, Side shelf material and Additional features.

Best Gas grill for Indirect cooking

This indicates grill temperature when only one or two of the burners are on, to represent a cooking task where the food is placed between or alongside the direct flame.


This Gas grill which tested best for Indirect cooking has the following features: Coated-cast-iron grates, Size category, Measured cooking grid area (sq. in.), Exterior dimensions (HxWxD), Shelf space, Number of main burner controls, Main burner, Side burner BTU/Hour, Rotisserie burner BTU/Hour, Igniter type, Wheels and casters, Natural-gas version available, All or mostly stainless, Side burner, Rotisserie, Side shelf material and Additional features.