A Weber grill undergoing testing by Consumer Reports
A Weber grill undergoing testing in a CR lab

Gas grills are the tool of choice for cooking burgers and brats in the backyard. They account for more than 60 percent of all grills sold nationally. That’s why Consumer Reports tests dozens of new gas grill models every year. This year, we’ve already tested 15, and our test engineers are in the process of building and accessing dozens more in our labs. 

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the very best gas grills from our latest tests, in small, medium, and large sizes. If you’re unsure which size you need, or which features matter, start with our gas grill buying guide. CR members can also jump right into our grill ratingsto compare models

In our lab, we wire the surface of each gas grill with heat-resistant thermocouples and do four crucial temperature tests. We also assess how evenly each model heats.

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That’s an important attribute when grilling for a crowd. Everything, no matter where you throw it on the grates, should finish at the same time.

“A grill also needs to preheat, just like your oven,” says Cindy Fisher, who oversees gas grill testing at CR. “Not only will a preheated grill cook more evenly, but it can help prevent food from sticking to the grates.” We measure how hot the surface gets at the 10-minute mark because that’s when our data says most folks like to start cooking. 

The models featured here are among the best of the roughly 200 gas grills in our ratings—a mix of all-around top performers and high-scoring grills with incredibly competitive prices.

Best Small Gas Grills

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Best Midsized Gas Grills

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Best Large Gas Grills

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