These gas grill inserts represent the best to be had for less than $4,000. There is a lot for choose from, but it is important to remember that if it is permanently mounted to a custom grill enclosure it should last for many years. These grills offer the best longevity, features, and grilling capabilities to be had for a price that won't break the bank.
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Best Overall: Delta Heat 32-Inch Model# DHBQ32R-B
The specifications on this gas grill are fantastic. The heat output is high and even, making for fantastic grilling. The full rotisserie system is versatile, powerful, and very functional. However, it is the construction that gets all the attention here. The amazing design of this gas grill is executed with the highest level of quality control. It is for this reason that manufacturing of this product line was moved from China, back to the United States. Now it can be watched and made to the most exact of specifications.
02 of 08
Best Propane Insert: Cal Flame Gourmet Series 5-Burner Built-In Stainless Steel Propane Gas Grill
This insert has porcelain-coated cast iron burners for superior heat distribution and proprietary v-grates that help prevent food from falling through the grates. The easy-start ignition will get you cooking safely and easily.
The grill has five burners and 1000 square inches of cooking space, with 75,000 total BTUs of cooking power. Each burner has its own control knob so you can easily adjust the heat to cook different foods at different temperatures.
The grates are made from 3/8" stainless steel that won’t rust or corrode, and the body is also made from stainless steel that is double-welded for a seamless surface that holds the heat in. For easy cleaning, a full-width drip tray pulls out so you can dispose of any cooking debris.
The upper warming rack can be adjusted to two different positions to toast your hot dog buns or keep food warm for serving. There is an optional rotisserie that can be added to this unit.
03 of 08
Best Mid-Sized: Fire Magic Aurora A540i
Fire magic makes some of the best gas grills on the market. This mid-sized grill offers all the quality construction and great features of a Fire Magic. The best and most important feature of this grill, like all Fire Magic units, is the solid, welded construction. Made with every attention to detail from high-quality stainless steel this grill is built to last a lifetime and to cook like a dream. The cast stainless steel burners put out plenty of heat and offer a wide range of grilling temperatures. This unit is a complete grill with side burner and rotisserie kit.
04 of 08
Best Commercial: BeefEater Signature Series Stainless Steel 5 Burner Built-In Gas Grill
This five-burner grill has pressed 304 stainless steel burners with 10mm rods that are easy to keep clean. The quarts-start ignition will never require batteries, so you’ll never need to worry about starting the fire. The stainless steel vaporizer grid reduces flare-ups and vaporizes drippings to create smoky flavor for all your grilled foods.
The commercial-quality construction is durable and easy to maintain, while the removable grill hood is angled to provide a convection effect so food will cook evenly without drying out. A glass window in the lid lets you check the food without lifting the lid and letting heat escape.
This has five solid stainless steel burners that provide a total of 90,000 BTUs of heat for professional performance. This also includes a 1/4" thick griddle that can replace one section of grates.
A rotisserie is available as an option.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Best Splurge: Blaze 34-Inch 3-Burner
Gas Grill inserts can cost a lot of money, but this one manages to beat the prices of most and still be a good gas grill. Imported by the same people behind the largest online store for barbecue products, this stainless steel insert has excellent power, solid construction, and a wide range of options (including a full rotisserie system). Available for well under $3,000USD the Blaze 4-Burner is certainly a good choice for that custom grill island at a reasonable price.
06 of 08
Best Durable: Artisan Classic 36-Inch
Many of the highest end grill manufacturer's have been introducing more moderately priced product lines in recent years. The Artisan grill comes from Alfresco grills, on of the best of the high-end stainless steel grill makers. With many of the same features, this grill has lost a few of Alfresco's details to bring down the price. While a powerful grill, this one doesn't stand out from the pack and tends to be a little more expensive than some of the other lower priced gas grill inserts. This isn't to say that it isn't a great grill. It is, especially for the price (around $3,000USD).
07 of 08
Best Value: Bull Brahma 5-Burner Built In
Bull Outdoor Products started making grills more than a decade ago to complete their line of grill islands. This large stainless steel insert is reasonably priced at around $2,300 and offers cast stainless burners and a full rotisserie system. Powerful and well featured, this is a good choice for a lower cost gas grill insert.
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Best Natural Gas: Napoleon Grills Built-in Prestige 500 Natural Gas Grill
Made from stainless steel, this grill will look great in your outdoor kitchen area, and it will also perform with great style. It has reversible cast iron wave cooking grids that provide even heat and produce professional-looking grill marks.
Using this grill couldn’t be easier. The ignition system is designed to start the fire the first time, every time, and you’ll get a total of 66,000 BTUs from the five stainless steel tube burners. The large 760 square inch cooking surface gives you plenty of room to cook an entire meal for the family, or a whole lot of burgers for a party.
At the back of the grill is an integrated infrared burner for rotisserie cooking. For even more options, there’s an optional charcoal tray that can be used for grilling and smoking (available for purchase at an additional cost).
This runs on natural gas, so you’ll never need to worry about running out of propane in the middle of cooking.