Walk into any home improvement center and you’ll see an armada of grills—a sure sign of spring. Lowe’s and Home Depot alone account for more than 40 percent of gas grills sold in the U.S. Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers buy grills there too, ensuring that we test the same grills available to you.  

At Lowe's, the home improvement giant offers more than 100 gas grills in stores and online. Not every grill is a winner, so our experts selected models at each price range and in each size that are worth a look—all scored Very Good overall in our tests. They appear from the least-to-most expensive within each group in the list below.

Take this reference guide with you to the store. Not a Lowe's shopper? Then check out the best gas grills you’ll find at Home Depot.

In-Store Grill Finder

Small Grills (up to 18 4-ounce burgers)

Midsized Grills (18 to 28 burgers)

Large Grills (28 burgers or more)

If You Buy a Gas Grill at Lowe’s

Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers offer these tips for a better shopping experience at Lowe's. 

In Store

• Check inventory online before you shop. The grill you want might be in a store near you. If it's not, Lowe’s will ship it free of charge to a store where you can pick it up.
Check the grill’s dimensions on Lowe’s website or on the grill’s summary page in our gas grill ratings. Lowe’s offers free assembly of full-size grills, and says its stores typically have assembled grills on hand.
Check your cargo space. Lowe’s will deliver the assembled grill to your home for free if it costs $499 or more. Otherwise, you’ll pay a delivery fee, or you can haul the grill home yourself. (If your car is not big enough, you can rent a truck at some store locations for $19 and up.)

Online

Check the box before you start assembling the grill to make sure all the parts are included and not broken or damaged. If something is missing, call Lowe’s customer service (800-445-6937). If the wait for a replacement part is too long, call the manufacturer directly to see whether you can get one sooner.