Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.
There's a reason Weber is nearly synonymous with classic, quality grills. The brand has been around since the '50s, when the founder first invented the kettle grill. Since then, the company has kept the iconic bowl-shaped charcoal grill but also introduced gas grills, electric grills, wood pellet grills, and more—not to mention a range of grilling accessories, from grill thermometers to briquettes.
Weber is known for smart design, solid construction, and generous warranties, whether you're in the market for a spacious stationary grill to cook for a crowd or a lightweight, portable option fit for camping, tailgating, and more. Here are the best Weber grills on the market.
Best Overall, Electric: Weber Q1400 Electric Grill
Durable and easy to transport
Cast iron cooking grates help retain heat
Doesn't display temperature
Long preheat time
For an electric grill that performs great wherever there is a power outlet, choose the Q1400 from Weber. This compact but mighty electric grill delivers great flavor and doesn’t require propane or charcoal.
Instead, plug the unit into an electrical outlet, adjust the temperature setting, and then get ready to grill. The key to using the Q1400 successfully is to wait a sufficient amount of time for the grill to come to temperature. Once you do, people find that the 169 square inches of cooking space can handle the grilling needs of anywhere from one person to four or more—depending on what you’re cooking up. This is the smaller of Weber’s two electric grill models, but if you don’t absolutely need the extra space, the smaller Q1400 has been found to have faster heat recovery.
With porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates, you’ll get excellent heat retention and easy cleanup. The Weber Q1400 is a great choice if you live in a condo or other small space where the use of gas and charcoal grills may be restricted or if you want an easy-to-use unit that only needs to be plugged in.
"We were super pleased with these grates, as they gave us drool-worthy sear marks during different grill sessions." –Michelle Piccolo, Product Tester
Best Overall, Gas: Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill
Even heating surface and few flare-ups
Quality construction and sleek, compact design
Compatible with Weber’s iGrill 3
Easy-to-read fuel scale
Grease management system makes it easy to clean
Price tag is steep for three burners
No side burner
Hood isn’t as deep as other models
If you’re looking for a well-built gas grill to sizzle your steaks and serve up perfectly charred hamburgers, the Weber Spirit II E-310 is our top pick for a gas grill.
The Weber Spirit II E-310 offers three burners with an output of 30,000 BTUs per hour, and it features the brand's GS4 grilling system, which includes improved ignition, porcelain-enameled "Flavorizer" bars, and an efficient grease management system. The grill has 529 square inches of cooking space across its enameled cast iron cooking grates, providing plenty of room for all your burgers, steaks, and veggies, and there are tables on each side of the grill area, one of which can be folded down.
This grill's open cart design provides additional storage space for your favorite tools, and it has integrated hooks on the side tables, as well. The grill is available in several colors, and it has an easy-to-read fuel gauge next to the propane tank to let you know how much fuel you have remaining.
"This grill lit right up for us with no hassle and got extremely hot extremely quickly. We’re talking just a few minutes to get up to 500 degrees." –Angelica Leicht, Product Tester
Best Overall, Charcoal: Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill
Classic, compact design
Tried-and-true cooker makes amazing food
A cost-conscious option
Ash catcher makes cleanup a breeze
Charcoal fuel takes more effort than gas or pellets
Small to medium cooking space
Wheels are small
The Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill is a classic option for anyone who loves grilling with charcoal, and you can't beat the reasonable price for such a well-made product.
This kettle grill has a 22-inch diameter, and it can hold up to 13 burgers at a time on its 363 square inches of cooking space. The lid and bowl of the grill are porcelain-enameled for superior heat retention, and the lid has a built-in thermometer and aluminum dampers. When cooking, the grate has a hinged design that makes it quick and easy to add more charcoal, and the angled lid hook allows you to conveniently hang the lid on the side of the grill, saving you from having to place it on the ground.
Another feature that makes the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill great is its one-touch cleaning system, which sweeps ash into a removable high-capacity container for easy disposal. The grill also has integrated hooks on its outer handles, as well as durable wheels for better mobility.
"Maintaining a consistent temperature is crucial, and the Weber does this better than any other in its price range." –Nicholas McClelland, Product Tester
Best Portable: Weber Q2200 Liquid Propane Grill
Compact, lightweight design
Two folding work tables
Flame blows out in windy conditions
The Weber Q2200 Propane Gas Grill is our top pick for portable grills by any brand. Though a bit of an investment, the gas grill pays off with its convenience. It's easy to start, easy to use, and heats up quickly and powerfully, delivering 12,000 BTUs of heat per hour. The 280-square-inch cooking area consists of porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, which should be enough to serve three to four people (pretty good for a portable model).
There are two tables so you can prep on the go, and they fold up easily when it's time to pack up. The handle is ergonomic, and it's lightweight enough to carry to a campsite or tailgate.
Best Budget: Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill 18 Inch
Compact and lightweight
Convenient lid lock
Surprisingly spacious cooking area
Not enough room for large items, such as a whole chicken
Handle can get hot
The Jumbo Joe 18-inch is compact and inexpensive, making it a smart selection for small spaces and travel. The charcoal grill features a metal bracket that keeps the lid locked in place during transit—and holds it in place during cooking, as well. It has stainless steel cooking grates and a 240-square-inch surface area.
Grillers love the quality construction and ventilation available on the Jumbo Joe Portable Grill, especially for the low price. You’ll have ample room for grilling for yourself and several friends. The only thing to keep in mind is that there is plenty of clearance under the lid for items like burgers and hot dogs, but not as much room to cook bone-in turkey breast or whole chickens. Chances are pretty good though that this portable grill is capable of handling anything you have in mind for a cheap park adventure or game day cookout.
Best Basic: Weber Original Kettle 18-Inch Charcoal Grill
One-touch cleaning system
Convenient lid hook
No hinge on grate
Cooking grates are steel, not cast iron
For a no-frills, classic grilling experience, the Original Kettle Charcoal Grill is a popular choice. Also available in 22- and 26-inch models, this familiar charcoal grill has been a fixture in backyards and patios for decades. With a porcelain-enameled bowl and lid for heat retention, the 18-inch version offers 240 square inches of cooking space; you can make everything from brats and burgers to chicken and steaks—just maybe not all at once! The cooking grate is plated steel instead of cast iron, and it lacks a hinge for tending to the coals while food is on the grate.
Even still, this grill is a favorite of casual grillers and charcoal enthusiasts thanks to its straightforward operation and affordable price. People find that it’s the perfect size when grilling for two to four people, and it keeps coals hot for hours. So if a basic charcoal grill is what you’re looking for and you’re not cooking for a crowd, the Weber Original 18-inch Kettle is the way to go.
Best for Grill Kings: Weber Summit S-470 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill
Attractive stainless steel design
Available in propane and natural gas models
Includes side burner, sear station, rotisserie burner, and smoker burner
LED tank scale for propane
Grates are hard to clean
If you’re a self-proclaimed grill king, you need the crown jewel of gas grills—like the Summit S-470 from Weber.
This stunner of a gas grill gleams in stainless steel or looks elegant in black porcelain. It’s available in both propane and natural gas configurations, and each burner features individual Snap-Jet ignition. The S-470 model is perfect for the needs of most grill gurus. It has 4 burners that produce 48,800 BTUs per hour, and a primary cooking area of 468 square inches with an additional 112 square inch warming rack. The cooking grates are made of heavy-duty stainless steel. Additionally, the grill has a dedicated sear station that will turn out beautiful steaks finished to perfection.
The Summit also includes the versatile components that true grilling enthusiasts will enjoy experimenting with, including a tuck-away rotisserie and an integrated smoker box. Smart features like LED-illuminated burner knobs and a handle with built-in light make it easy to grill at night according to users. This grill is a splurge, but it receives praise and rave reviews thanks to its functionality, high-quality construction, and superior grilling abilities. If you’re serious about grilling, you seriously need to purchase the Summit S-470 4-Burner Gas Grill.
Best Pellet Grill: Weber SmokeFire EX4 (2nd Gen) Wood Fired Pellet Grill
Lots of automation
App is easy to use
App doesn't always allow customization
Only two probes included
Weber finally released its very first pellet grill—the SmokeFire EX4—and while the first generation of the wood pellet grill had a few problems that needed to be addressed, the second iteration of the product is a worthwhile splurge. This grill boasts 672 square inches of grilling space across two levels of grates, and it offers an impressive temperature range of 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing it to be used for both grilling and smoking.
The SmokeFire EX4 has a 20-pound pellet hopper, as well as a DC-powered engine designed to prevent auger jams. The grill is also equipped with a number of smart features that will appeal to many home chefs—it comes with two meat probes that let you keep an eye on the doneness of your food, and it's WiFi enabled, allowing you to control and monitor the grill from your smartphone. It can even walk you through the grilling process, letting you know when it's time to flip food—a handy option for novice grillers.
"Thanks to WiFi, it’s possible to monitor the grill temperature, recipe progress, and temperature probes from a distance, so there’s no need to hover over the grill to see what’s going on." –Donna Currie, Product Tester
If you like the convenience of being able to plug in your grill and start cooking, the Weber Q1400 is a reliable and highly portable electric option from this top-rated brand. For a gas-powered grill, the Weber Spirit II E-310 is our top choice thanks to its three burners, compact design, and useful features, and for a charcoal grill, we recommend the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, which has a tried-and-true design.
What to Look for in a Weber Grill
Think about how much space you have for your grill as well as your cooking preferences. Will you be cooking for two, or do you like to entertain? Do you prefer a smaller grill that you can move around easily? Consider your needs and pick a grill accordingly.
Charcoal and gas fuels each have pros and cons. Charcoal is easy to pick up at just about every grocery store and gas station, so you won’t need to make a special trip. On the other hand, gas is more convenient once you have it—you simply turn a knob to start the fire, and there’s no need to wait for coals to burn down before you begin cooking.
Sun, rain, snow, hail, and wind are bound to take a toll on the outer surface of your grill, so it's important to pick a material that's very durable. While stainless steel can discolor from high heat, it won’t rust or corrode with rain and snow. Enameled steel is durable, but eventually, it can crack or chip, leading to rust underneath.
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
Erica Puisis is a writer and interior design expert who has been writing about all things home and lifestyle for The Spruce since 2017.
This article was updated by Camryn Rabideau, a freelance writer and product tester for The Spruce Eats. She's written close to a dozen pieces on all styles of grills and done firsthand testing of smokers and grills featured in her articles.