Best Gas Grills to Buy at Lowe's
Top models from Monument Grills, Permasteel, and Weber—plus one gas grill to avoid
If you’re shopping for a gas grill, Lowe’s offers an appealingly large selection. The retailer has more than 350 models on its website. Even now, Lowe’s and Home Depot, where more than 50 percent of all gas grills in the U.S. are sold, are still stocking new models.
“Lowe’s offers one of the broadest selections from Broil-King and Char-Broil, two brands that are exceptionally popular with CR members,” says CR’s market analyst Mark Allwood. “But don’t buy based upon those brand names alone. Not all their models fare well in our tests.”
If Lowe’s is your go-to spot, this CR reference guide will help you narrow your selection and steer clear of the losers.
If You Buy a Gas Grill at Lowe’s
Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers offer these tips for a better shopping experience at Lowe’s:
• Check inventory online before you shop. The grill you want might be at 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. Make sure it will fit in the space that you have in mind. You can check dimensions on Lowe’s or on the grill’s summary page in our gas grill ratings. Lowe’s offers free assembly of full-sized grills if you buy in the store, and says its stores usually have assembled grills on hand.
• Check your cargo space. Lowe’s will deliver an assembled grill to your home free of charge if it costs $499 or more. Otherwise, you’ll pay a delivery fee or you can haul the grill home yourself. (If your car isn’t big enough, you can rent a truck at some store locations for $19 for the first 75 minutes.)
• Check the box the grill came in. If you ordered your grill online or picked up one that hasn’t been put together, make sure all of the parts are included and nothing is broken or damaged before you start assembling the grill. 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 it sooner.
Best Gas Grills at Lowe's
We test grills from nearly every brand sold at Lowe’s, including Weber, Char-Broil, Permasteel, and Dyna-Glo. But don’t assume that Lowe’s will always offer the best deal. It’s possible that competing retailers may stock the same model at a lower price.
Read on for ratings and reviews of the best grills we’ve tested that are available at the home improvement giant this summer.
Best Small Gas Grills at Lowe's
Best Midsized Gas Grills at Lowe's
Best Large Gas Grills at Lowe's
Lowest-Scoring Grill at Lowe's
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