Best Gas Grills to Buy at Home Depot

Top models in every size, at a range of prices—plus one to avoid

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More than 50 percent of gas grills sold in the U.S. come from the home center giants Home Depot and Lowe’s. Home Depot alone carries hundreds of models, many of which can be found on the floor of your local store. Of course, not every grill it sells is a winner.

Consumer Reports tests dozens of new gas grill models every year. This year we’ve already evaluated more than 25, and our test engineers are in the process of building and assessing even more. That’s on top of the nearly 200 that we had already rated.

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No matter how you prefer to shop, Home Depot has good options. A typical store has dozens of in-stock models, and the retailer has more than 300 models on its website. It also offers curbside pickup. With either of those options, be ready to tackle assembly yourself.

"Home Depot offers an exceptionally broad selection of models, particularly online," says Mark Allwood, a CR market analyst who oversees grills. "The website tends to include offerings from really premium brands as well, including Napoleon."

If Home Depot is your go-to, this guide will help you narrow your selection and steer clear of the losers. If you plan to buy your next grill at Lowe’s or Walmart, we have you covered, too. Check out our expert picks for the best gas grills at Lowe’s and the best gas grills at Walmart.

If You Buy a Gas Grill at Home Depot

To ensure we test the same grills available to you, Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers purchase each one we test, either in-store or online. Here’s their checklist for making your grill shopping a smooth experience:

Check inventory online before you shop. The grill you want might be in a store near you. If it’s not, Home Depot will ship it free of charge to a store where you can pick it up.

• Check the grill’s dimensions. This step is especially important if you’re buying a grill to fit a small space. You can look up dimensions on Home Depot’s website or on the grill’s summary page in our gas grill ratings.

• Check your cargo space.
You’ll need an SUV or a pickup to haul the grill home if you buy it in-store. You can also rent a truck at some store locations ($19 for the first 75 minutes) or pay to have the retailer deliver an assembled grill. Home Depot offers free shipping on in-store grills over $399; shipping for non-in-store grills, or those under $399, costs $79. (You can have most grills delivered unassembled at no charge.)

Check the box before you start assembling the grill. Make sure all of the parts are included and nothing is broken or damaged. If something is missing, call Home Depot’s customer service (800-430-3376). If the wait for a replacement is too long, you might try calling the manufacturer directly and pleading your case to get it sooner.

Best Gas Grills at Home Depot

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the very best gas grills at Home Depot, including models from our latest tests, and one gas grill to avoid. We test grills from nearly every brand sold at the retailer, including Napoleon, Weber, Nexgrill, KitchenAid, Huntington, and Dyna-Glo.

However, don’t assume that Home Depot will always offer the best deal. It’s possible that competing retailers might stock the same model at a lower price.

If you’re unsure which size you need or which features to look for, start with our grill buying guide. CR members can also jump right in to our complete gas grill ratings to compare models.

Best Small Gas Grills at Home Depot

Best Midsized Gas Grills at Home Depot

Best Large Gas Grills at Home Depot

Lowest-Scoring Grill at Home Depot

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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.