The 7 Best Low-Cost Gas Grills to Buy in 2018

Score a cheap grill for less than $250

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If you've just moved into a new home or apartment and aren't looking to spend a bundle on a gas grill, we've got you covered. These grills do the job of cooking your burgers and dogs in a smaller and more affordable version then some of the big grills out there. A lot of these models come from top brands so you can expect to find some of their great features in them, but don't expect to find a lot of bells and whistles. These grills should hold up for a few years for when you are...MORE ready to move onto a bigger model for your family and beyond. Here, the best affordable gas grills for you. 

  • Char-Broil Quickset 3-Burner Model# 463742215

    Char-Broil Quickset 3-Burner Model# 463742215

    Quickset is the least expensive of Char-Broil's gas grills. This three burner model offers nothing more than a three burner gas grill. Simple, lightweight, and inexpensive this model is a reasonably good choice for the price. It is a disposable grill. It will not last more than a few years and the replacement parts are not really worth buying to fix a grill ​of this price. While there is a warranty it is pretty limited and odds are you are not going to be able to us it unless the grill is faulty out of the box.

  • Char-Broil Quickset 26,500-BTU # 463666515

    Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill

    Char-Broil is known for providing affordable grills that get the job done. This Amazon-Choice provides you with 280-square inches of cooking space so enough to cook a few burgers and dogs for a few friends. You'll get an ignition startup button so you can fire up the grill quickly and two side shelves which should provide you with ample space to do prep work. This doesn't have a gas gauge meter so you'll have to keep in mind how long it will take you to run out of propane or have a spare tank at home.  

  • This compact, travel-ready grill is ready to cook in your backyard, or you can take it on the road with you. It has one 8500 BTU stainless steel burner with infinite temperature control, electronic ignition, and 189 square inches of cooking space for family dinners. The grates are porcelain enameled cast iron, so they retain heat but won’t rust. The cast aluminum lid and body reduce the weight, making it more portable. Ergonomic side handles make it easy to move.

    The split grate lets you use an optional griddle along with the grates, so you can cook breakfast on the grill.

    This is designed to use disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP cylinders, but an optional LP adapter hose is available so you can use a large 20-lb. tank at home. An optional cart is also available for this grill.

  • Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill

    This small portable grill offers 145 square inches of grilling space and foldaway legs for easy storage. It has a single 5.500 BTU stainless steel burner and dishwasher-safe grates with a porcelain enamel coating. While this is small, it’s designed to be solid and durable and to cook evenly, just like a larger grill. Meanwhile, the compact design keeps the heat close to the cooking surface for maximum efficiency.

    This sets up easily and the lid locks for storage or for one-handed transportation using the briefcase-style carrying handle. This is available in several colors.

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    Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill

    Nexgrill manufactures a large variety of grills at different price points. This affordable model won’t break the bank, yet it has features you’d expect in a higher priced grill, like the easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior that will never rust. Stainless steel side shelves give you space to hold dishes, sauces and cooking tools, so they’re always handy while you cook.

    This has five burners and a total of 638 square inches of cooking space, so it’s perfect for family dinners or backyard parties. The grill grates are made of porcelain-coated cast iron, so they’re easy to keep clean and won’t rust, while they distribute heat evenly and create impressive grill marks.​​​​

    The burners are stainless steel, so they won’t corrode, while angled flame tamers help prevent flare-ups, even when there are fats and juices dripping down. 

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    KitchenAid 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill

    Great for patios, small yards and for singles or small families who don’t need a giant grill for cooking a few steaks, this grill is the perfect fit. Side shelves give you space for dishes, sauces, and cooking tools, then they fold down to save space on the patio or in storage. Wheels make it easy to move the grill to a convenient spot for cooking and then to an out-of-the-way place when cooking is done. To keep the grill clean, a grill cover is also included.

    While this has a small footprint, the 457 square inch cooking space can handle dinner for the family with ease, and the 26,000 BTUs of heat let you sear steaks, char corn and cook everything you need. The built-in thermometer makes it easy to check the internal grill temperature at a glance.

    The cooking grates are stainless steel that will never rust or corrode and are easy to keep clean. Since there are two separate grates, they’re easy to remove for thorough cleaning. This is convertible to natural gas with an optional conversion kit, sold separately.

  • Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro Gas Grill

    This grill offers a total of 630 square inches of cooking space, with 438 square inches on the main grill. There is an additional 192 inches of space on the warming rack, which is perfect for keeping cooked foods at serving temperature or warming burger buns for the perfect meal.

    This grill produces a total of 40,800 BTUs of heat and has electronic ignition for easy, reliable starting. The grates are porcelain-coated cast iron that distribute heat evenly and produce excellent grill marks. A side shelf gives you a place to keep cooking tools and sauces close at hand.

    The grill body is made from powder-coated steel that will last for years of outdoor use, yet it’s easily portable with a pair of large attached wheels. Once you have it in place, the pair of legs keeps it from moving if it’s accidentally bumped. 

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