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The Best Gas Grills You'll Find at Walmart

Plus a few models from CR's tests that you'll want to avoid

A gas grill for sale at Walmart

You can find some terrific gas grills at your local hardware store, and a dizzying array of options at home centers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Then there’s Walmart and other discount stores, which ring up nearly 30 percent of all grill sales, according to market research firm Mintel. Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers head to Walmart, too, to be sure that we test the same grills you see in stores and online.


Walmart says it offers hundreds of gas grills. “The stores usually offer gas grills that are around $100 to $400, from brands such as Better Homes & Gardens and Char-Broil,” says Mark Allwood, a senior market analyst at Consumer Reports. “Online, you have a lot more to choose from, including Weber, with prices all the way up to $2,000.”

Not every gas grill Consumer Reports tests is a winner, so our grill pros selected models that deserve a look at various prices in each size we test. If you plan on buying your next grill at Home Depot or Lowe’s, we’ve got you covered there, too: Check out our expert picks for the best gas grills at Home Depot and the best gas grills at Lowe’s.

Attention, Walmart Shoppers

Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers offer these tips for a better shopping experience at Walmart. 

In a Store
• Check inventory online before you head to the store.
The grill you want might be in a store near you. If not, Walmart will ship it to a store where you can pick it up, and you won’t have to pay a shipping fee.

• Check the grill’s dimensions on Walmart’s site or on the grill’s summary page in our gas grill ratings.

• Check your cargo space. Walmart offers free assembly but does not deliver assembled grills to residences. You’ll need an SUV or a pickup to haul an assembled grill home. Walmart doesn’t rent trucks.

• Check to see whether free two-day shipping applies
 to the grill you’re considering. You’ll see this called out on Walmart’s website.

• Check to see whether shopper discounts apply. Last year Walmart introduced discounts for customers who order online but arrange to pick the item up at the store. We saw savings up to $15. Think of it as steak money.

• Check the contents of 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 Walmart’s customer service (800-925-6278). If the wait for a replacement part is too long, call the manufacturer directly to see whether it can ship it sooner.  

Worst Gas Grills at Walmart

Worst Small Grill
RevoAce GBC1708WDC
Price: $100
CR’s take: While this inexpensive grill from RevoAce heats evenly and quickly, it earned some of the worst scores possible in our indirect-cooking test and for the range of temperatures at which it cooks. If you’re looking for a better value, check out the midsized RevoAce, also exclusive to Walmart, below. For $50 more you get a larger grill that performs admirably. 

Worst Midsized Grill
Cadac Stratos 98700-33-01
CR’s take: The Stratos struggled to heat evenly in our tests, earning one of the lowest scores of any model we’ve seen in recent years. That shortcoming alone would be enough to caution you against this model, but it also turned in only average performance in our temperature-range test. 

Worst Large Grill
Royal Gourmet HG6000
CR’s take: The Royal Gourmet is a beautiful-looking grill, but those looks are deceiving. Despite its solid construction, it struggles to heat evenly, plus it lacks the ability to cook at a broad range of temperatures. Given that there are plenty of other great picks for less, we don’t recommend it.

The Best Gas Grills at Walmart

Read on for ratings and reviews of the best grills from our tests that you’ll find at Walmart this year. The top tier has small, midsized, and large gas grills from Weber, Char-Broil, and RevoAce.

The Best Small Gas Grills at Walmart

Weber Genesis II E-210
Price: $500
Overall Score: 67
CR’s take: This smaller version of Weber’s flagship gas grill is nicely made, with thoughtful touches you won’t find on cheaper grills. It has fold-down stainless warming racks (perfect for keeping hamburger buns warm) and a side-mounted propane tank that’s easy to access. It lacks a side burner and has an open cart under the grill. (Pricier Genesis models have a closed frame with metal doors, so you can store grilling tools in the cabinet.) This Weber Genesis cooks evenly, both with direct heat and when used for indirect cooking. But it’s slower to warm up than other models, and it doesn’t offer as broad a temperature range as the best small grills.

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