The 7 Best Natural Gas Grills of 2020

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"A low price tag may be the initial draw for this pick, but it follows up with high-quality results and a large cooking area."
"For dedicated grillers who need the best of the best, this feature-heavy grill has every bell and whistle you could want."
"The brand’s EquiHeat technology helps ensure even heat distribution across this budget model's 319-square inch cooking surface."
"This grill's cast iron cooking grates ensure even heating over the cooking surface and the removable drip pans make cleaning easy."
"This model is compact enough to fit on tight balconies or patios, but still has ample cooking space for a few people."
"Set up your outdoor kitchen the right way with this feature-heavy, built-in grill that has 530 square inches of cooking space."
"Along with a rotisserie, this grill has four stainless steel burners and a total cooking area of 580 square inches."

Best Overall: Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill

For a highly rated, dependable gas grill at a reasonable price, you’ll love the Weber Spirit II E-310 Natural Gas Grill. Natural gas grills can get extremely expensive, but this model is quite affordable without compromising functionality. The three-burner grill boasts 529 square inches of cooking space across its main cooking surface and warming rack, and it delivers 32,000 BTUs per hour, letting you whip up meals for a crowd. 

This model features porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates, a built-in thermometer, folding stainless steel side tables, and a 10-foot flexible hose. Its electronic Infinity Ignition is guaranteed to ignite every time, and the front-access grease management system helps prevent flare-ups. Many reviewers admit that they were initially attracted to this grill because of its modest cost, but almost all agree that the Spirit II E-310 delivers consistent results you may not expect given its price range.

Best Splurge: Weber Summit S-670 6-Burner Natural Gas Grill

If you’re willing to spend a bit more on a natural gas grill, you won’t be disappointed with the Weber Summit S-670. This high-end model from Weber has all the bells and whistles you could ever want, including a spacious 693-square-inch main cooking area and 145-square-inch warming rack. The Summit S-670 delivers 60,000 BTUs across its six burners, and it comes with a 120-inch gas hose. 

This luxury grill delivers features that grillmasters are sure to love. We’re talking about its front-mounted lighted control panel, a 12,000-BTU side burner, a 10,600-BTU Sear Station burner, a 6,800-BTU smoker burner, and a 10,600-BTU rear-mounted, infrared rotisserie burner. That’s not all, either. This model features a built-in thermometer, two stainless steel work areas, six tool hooks, and an enclosed cabinet. Reviewers say you’ll feel like “a kid at Christmas” when you purchase this grill, as it truly is an unbeatable investment for those who love nothing more than a good BBQ.

Best Under $500: Dyna-Glo Premier 2-Burner Natural Gas Gril

While it may not be as spacious or fancy as high-end models, this solid natural gas grill will deliver even cooking over its two burners and 445 square inches of cooking space. 

The Dyna-Glo Premier has both a 319-square-inch main cooking area, as well as a smaller warming rack, and it comes with a 10-foot natural gas hose. It delivers a total of 24,000 BTUs, and the brand’s EquiHeat technology helps ensure even, consistent heat distribution. The grill has a quick-start ignition, folding side shelves, tool hooks, and even a towel holder, and most reviewers are quite happy with their purchase, saying it heats up extremely quickly and is the ideal size for a small family.

Best Under $1,000: Weber Genesis II E-315 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill

This Weber grill gives you 669 square inches of total cooking space, including a spacious 513-square inch primary area and a 156-square inch tuck-away warming rack. Its three stainless steel burners deliver 39,000 BTU-per-hour input, and they’re uniquely shaped to deliver consistent gas flow for superior heat distribution.

The Weber Genesis II comes with a 10-foot, flexible natural gas hose, and it features porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, Infinity Ignition, side tables with integrated tool hooks, and an enclosed grill cabinet. It can even be connected to the iGrill 3 app-connected thermometer (sold separately), which allows you to monitor your food in real-time from your smartphone. Reviewers love the power delivered by the Genesis II E-315, writing that its also easy to clean, thanks to its replaceable drip pans.

Best Compact: Weber Q-3200 Natural Gas Grill

If you don’t have a huge grilling area, you might prefer a smaller natural gas grill like the Weber Q-3200. This popular model is on the more affordable side, but it still has ample cooking space—468 square inches across its primary area and warming rack. It has two stainless steel burners that deliver 21,700 BTUs across its porcelain-enameled cast iron grates, and the grill head is bolted to a heavy-duty cart that’s easy to move, thanks to its all-weather wheels.

The Weber Q-3200 may be on the small side, but it still has plenty of useful features, like removable folding side tables, infinite control burner valves, a built-in thermometer, and a removable catch pan. It comes with a 10-foot flexible hose, and reviewers say it's the perfect size for a small patio or outdoor area. 

Best Built-In: Char-Broil Medallion 4-Burner Built-In Gas Grill

No outdoor kitchen is complete without a powerful grill, and if you want to create a seamless outdoor living area, you can use a built-in grill like this one from Char-Broil. The Char-Broil Medallion 4-Burner Built-In Gas Grill runs on natural gas, and it has four stainless steel burners that make up its multi-zone cooking system. 

This built-in grill offers 530 square inches of cooking space and a 180-square-inch warming rack, and it delivers 40,000 BTU-per-hour input. This pick features stainless steel grates, an electronic ignition system, LED control knobs, and firebox halogen lights, and there’s also a front-removable grease tray for added convenience.

Best with Rotisserie: Weber S-470 4-Burner Natural Gas Grill

Certain high-end grills come equipped with a special rotisserie burner, and the Weber Summit S-470 delivers this special feature—along with countless others! This Weber natural gas grill has four stainless steel burners and a total cooking area of 580 square inches, spread across a 468 square inch main area and a 112 square inch warming rack. Its main burners deliver 8,800 BTUs each, for a total of more than 35,000 BTU. 

In addition to its main cooking space, this grill features an infrared rotisserie burner, sear-station burner, smoker box, and side burner. The rotisserie system includes a flip-up, fold-down motor, allowing you to make delicious moist rotisserie chicken right at home. Plus, reviewers rave about the quality and performance of this grill, writing that it’s one of the best in its class.

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What to Look for in a Gas Grill Under $1000

Number of burners: When you’re roasting a chicken and want to use indirect heat, it will be easier on a grill with more burners, since you can turn off the center burner (or burners) while leaving the outer burners on. Having more burners also means that you can cook at different temperatures, so your steaks can sear on high heat to start, then you can move them to a cooler part of the grill to finish. In short, more burners means more versatility.

Special features: Each grill has special features that make them more appealing than others—if you like those features. From side burners to helpful displays, to the material of the grill grates or burners, there are options galore. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to the extra features, so choose the ones that are useful for you.

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