The 6 Best Gas Grill Inserts of 2020

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"The amazing design of this gas grill is executed with the highest level of quality control."
"Five solid stainless steel burners that provide a total of 90,000 BTUs."
"Excellent power, solid construction, and a wide range of options."
"Comes from one of the best of the high-end stainless steel grill makers."
"Reasonably priced and offers cast stainless burners."
"You’ll never need to worry about running out of propane while cooking."

Best Overall: Delta Heat Built-In Grill 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 the 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.

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.

Best Splurge: Blaze Outdoor Products Professional 34-Inch 3-Burner Built-in Propane Gas Grill

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). The Blaze 3-Burner is a good choice for that custom grill island to perfectly cook your meat.

Best Durable: Artisan Grills ART-36 75000 BTU Built-In Natural Gas Grill/BBQ

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, one 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.

Best Value: Bull BBQ 57569 Brahma 90,000 BTU Grill Head

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 (it rings in under $3,000) 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.

Best Natural Gas: Napoleon Grills Built-in Prestige 500 with Infrared Rear Burner 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.

What to Look for in a Gas Grill Insert Under $4,000

Size When you’re installing a semi-permanent fixture in your yard, size is an important consideration—both the overall size of the grill as well as its amount of cooking space. If you choose a grill that’s too large for your space, you won’t have as much room for counters or a sink. But if you choose a grill that doesn’t have enough cooking space, you’ll be pulling out the rusty charcoal grill when you have a party.

Special features Like standalone grills, built-in grills have a variety of extra features that go beyond the ability to put grill marks on a steak. If you love the idea of rotisserie chicken or you want to smoke brisket, select a grill with these options.

Cleaning Take a look at the grill’s configuration ahead of time and think about how easy it'll be to clean. Is there a pull-out-tray, or will you need to reach into or under the grill? Are the grill grates easy to clean in place, or will you have to remove them to clean in your sink? Select an option that best fits your needs.

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