Best Gas Grills for Less Than $1,000

These high-end grills have impeccable construction, plenty of extra features, and good looks

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Looking for a high-end grill that won’t drain your bank account? Some of the best gas grills on the market cost less than $1,000, including midsized and large models with impressive performance that are packing plenty of features for barbecue enthusiasts.

Consumer Reports tests dozens of new gas grills each year, in every size and price range. So far this year we’ve tested almost 40 new models. That’s on top of the roughly 120 models we already had in our gas grill ratings. And our test engineers are in the process of buying, building, and assessing even more in our labs.

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Below, we’ve compiled a list of the very best gas grills for less than $1,000. If you’re unsure which size you need or which features matter, start with our grill buying guide. CR members can also jump right into our complete gas grill ratings to compare models. And take note that a number of ongoing factors are affecting pricing. Some of the models below may climb to prices north of $1,000, while others may go on sale for quite a bit less.

Best Gas Grills for Under $1,000

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Paul Hope

As a classically trained chef and an enthusiastic DIYer, I've always valued having the best tool for a job—whether the task at hand is dicing onions for mirepoix or hanging drywall. When I'm not writing about home products, I can be found putting them to the test, often with help from my two young children, in the 1860s townhouse I'm restoring in my free time.