Best Rated Propane Grill 2017
The summer is here and it feels like it is back with a vengeance! The best way to spend the summer is to round up the family and have a good barbecue to soothe the mind and lift the spirits. You may be asking yourself ‘How is sweating it out over meats, and turning them over going to soothe the mind?’ The answer to this mind-boggling riddle is a little something called the propane grill.
Propane gas grills are undoubtedly one of the most popular outdoor appliances used today. They are an in-demand appliance mainly because of the ease-of-use that comes with them. They don’t require the cumbersome cleaning that comes with the more traditional variety of grills.Also, propane grills are even better than natural gas grills because propane contains more energy – propane contains 2,500 BTUs per cubic feet compared to natural gas’ 1000 BTUs. Many people feel that the propane grill is the purer form of grilling due to its raw power, and they couldn’t be further from the truth.
In this article, I am going to attempt to list some of the best rated propane grills out there in 2017, including all the sub-categories. Let’s get started right to these fantastic products, without wasting anytime.
Best Grill Brands & Their Best Selling Grills
- Cuisinart and the CGG-200 All Foods 12,000 BTU Tabletop Propane Grill:
Cuisinart is one of the leaders in home appliances. I think that it’s their grills that make this brand a one-of-a-kind in the market. Look no further than their compact but powerful CGG-200 Tabletop Propane Grill for proof. It is their best-selling grill at this moment.
It has a twist-start ignition that enables you to light it up with a twist of the knob. It also has aporcelain enamel-coated cast-iron cooking grate with a modular grill surface system that makes this grill a must-have for grill connoisseurs and beginners alike.
- Weber Genesis E330 Propane Grill:
One look at any of Weber’s grills and it just feels like love at first sight. Their grills retain that classic elegance but have a modern touch about them. The Weber Genesis E 33 Propane Grill is simply astonishing in its looks and performance.
It comes with three stainless steel burners along with porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and a front-mounted control panel. Each burner has an individual electronic ignition system. It also has a built-in thermometer, flavorizer bars and six hooks for your grilling tools. What more could you ask for!
- Weber Spirit Propane Grill (E310 & E210 models):
This is another sleek offering from Weber. The E310 model of the Spirit Propane Grill is a beast that has three stainless-steel burners that put out 32,000 BTU per hour! With a 424 -square inch of cooking area and 105 -square inch for warming, you can grill with abandon.
The E210 model is also very sleek and comes with two stainless steel burners that have an output of about 26,500 BTU-per-hour. It comes loaded with porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and porcelain-enameled flavorizer bars. Getting either of these grills would be beneficial for someone who knows their way around a grill.
Stainless Steel Propane Grills
No doubt stainless steel propane grills are high in demand because they are stylish to look at and can last a lifetime. Thankfully, there are some wonderful products out there that you can choose from, depending on your requirement and budget.
- Weber Summit S-670:
This is one of the top rated products of Weber. Let’s begin with its tremendous power – 769-square-inch 60,800-BTU gas grill with stainless-steel cooking grates and flavorizer bars.
It also has six stainless-steel burners and an individual burner ignition subsystem that fires them up right away. It has four different but specific types of burners – side burner, sear station burner, smoker burner, and rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner. Suffice to say that this grill was built to grill for large gatherings. You can easily host a gathering of more 15 or 18 people and be sure that the grill will save the day with its accommodating grilling abilities.
- Weber Summit S-470:
This product is a combination of efficiency, functionality and elegance. It is packed with a 580-square-inch 48,800-BTU gas grill with stainless-steel cooking grates and flavorizer bars.
Also, it has front-mounted controls, and four stainless-steel burners, each with its own ignition system to fire it up at the touch of a button. Like the S-670 model, this too features side burner, sear station burner, smoker burner and rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner that enable you to cook for large gatherings.
Portable Propane Grills
Sometimes you just want to pack your bags and take your near and dear ones for a nice little picnic. Maybe even put up tents and stay the night near a picturesque locale. For occasions like these, a portable propane grill is the need of the hour. You can transport the compact pieces quite easily and grill to your heart’s delight so that your little sojourn turns out to be an often cherished experience. All of them are built with appendages that aid in their transport. Here are some of the finest portable grills out there:
- Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Propane Grill:
This grill is perfect for an outing in the mountains or the woods. It is quite compact with a 145-square-inch grilling area and foldaway legs which makes it easy to transport and use. Don’t be fooled by its compact nature because this beast can cook 8 burgers, 8 steaks, 6 to 10 chicken breasts, or 4 pounds of fish at once!
It has a powerful 5,500-BTU stainless steel burner and an even-heating porcelain-enameled grate that keeps uniformity intact when you’re grilling multiple things. It also has an integrated lid lock that keeps the lid shut and secure. It has a well-defined briefcase style handle that makes it easy to carry and last but not least, it weighs merely 13.5 pounds. Buying this portable grill will be a smart decision if you’re someone, who frequently likes to go for trips in the wilderness. It is also good for a small group of about 4-5 people. You can easily manage with this one by your side.
- George Foreman GP200B Portable Propane Grill:
This grill was specifically built for the outgoing natured people. It is quite compact and comes with a removable carrying strap which makes it exceptionally easy to carry to your choice of destination. Camping and tailgating are just a few of the activities where this grill can prove to be useful.
The push button fires the grill up in no time and allows you to grill for up to four hours using a one-lb propane tank. You can also flip the non-stick from grill to griddle which enables you to serve burgers and hot dogs as well as eggs and bacon. The same grill can be used to make a range of food. The grill comes with 200 square inches of cooking space which means that you can cook huge portions for around 12 people!
You might be thinking this volume of cooking or grilling means much effort in terms of cleaning. You’re wrong because the George Foreman grill comes equipped with the George tough coating that makes cleaning the grill an easy affair. You can even put the grill in the dishwasher.
- Broil King Porta-Chef 100 Portable Propane Grill:
For a portable propane grill, this one right here has a real good amount of power and space for cooking – 14,000 BTU Main Burner Output ; 220 square inches in primary cooking Space / 348 square inches in total cooking space.
The main selling point of this product is its precision controls – Stainless steel Flav-R-Wave™ cooking system delivers even heat distribution; Linear-Flow™ burner valves allow for precise temperature control.
If you’re someone that grills regularly then you know the importance of precise temperature control. The cast aluminum cookbox helps provide even heat distribution and durability. It also will never rust! The combination of features on this one is quite unique.
- Napoleon TQ285-BL Portable Propane Grill :
This portable grill comes in the most brilliant shade of Blue and possesses 2 burners with up to 12,000 BTUs with a total cooking area of 285 square inches. The combination of the cooking area with the burner strength is quite impressive.
The dual stainless steel burners can be used for both direct and indirect grilling. The cooking grids on this grill are something else altogether – porcelain zed cast-iron wave cooking grids! Those grids guarantee consistent and even heating. It is quite easy to setup due to its fold away legs.
- Cuisinart CGG-200B Portable Outdoor Tabletop Propane Gas Grill:
This is one of the smartest looking grills by Cuisinart. It comes in black and has a single burner with up to 12,000 BTUs. It has a total cooking area of 285 square inches with twist start ignition for an easy start up. The porcelain enamel-coated cast iron cooking grate makes for a very good grilling base. The best part about this grill is that it can be used indoors as well as outdoors.
Small and Cheap Propane Grills
Not everyone can afford some of the grills mentioned above. But there’s no need to worry because when it comes to grills, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best cheap and small grills out there:
- Coleman Fold N Go Mini Propane Grill:
This grill comes with a fully adjustable 6,000-TU stainless steel burner that provides even heat distribution. Even though it is compact in size, it has enough room to grill for four to six people. Its durable stamped-steel grill grate and grease pan are removable for easy cleaning and use. It is designed to be convenient with its folding handle and space saver design.
- Char Broil Cheap Propane Gas Grill:
This grill is designed for on-the-go grilling. It has legs that fold over the top of the grill to lock the lid in place with heat resistant handles that enable you to open and close the grill whenever you please. With its 187-square-inch chrome-plated cooking grate and 11,000 BTU burner, you can cook up to 8 hamburgers at one time! It is made of quality steel and is built to be durable. Its high temperature finish helps prevent rust which in turn extends the life of the grill.
- Blackstone Dash Small Propane Grill:
This grill was made in the fashion of the classic outdoor grills. It has a 240 square inch dual cooking surface with a flat griddle on one side and a ridged grill on the other side, allowing you to cook a variety of foods. It has amazing power in the form of a 7,000 BTU burner that ensures even heating. The grill comes with a grease management system for easy cleaning. Setting this grill up takes no time as it is easy and doable. It retains stability on almost any kind of surface which makes it a must-have.
- Small Weber Go-Anywhere Grill:
This little compact beast has a single stainless steel 6500 BTU burner with a 160-square-inch cooking area. The lid is cradled by a special Tuck-Away Lid Holder which keeps the grill steady while removing or placing food. It has heat distribution due to the presence of porcelain enameled stamped steel cooking grate that also helps in preventing flare ups. The push-button ignition enables easy and reliable lighting. With all these features and the added benefit of sturdiness, makes this product an in-demand grill.
I hope this clears a substantial amount of gray area for all the grill users and buyers. All of the grills’ specifications have been succinctly mentioned to help you make an informed choice. Hope you find a grill that suits you.