Although we love the extra flavor that charcoal grilling provides, the convenience, precision, and speed of gas grills simply can’t be beat. While it’s easy to toss some hot dogs and burgers on a grill for a cookout, shopping for a grill though … not so much. From big brand names like Weber, to lesser known grill manufacturers like Nexgrill, we sifted through hundreds of grills to help you find the best one for you, your budget, and backyard.
Even if you don’t have a yard, don’t let the size of your outdoor space prevent you from enjoying a mouthwatering grilled steak. We’ve made sure to include a portable grill that’s great for those who are short on space. Our colleagues at Popular Mechanics and Good Housekeeping also helped us decide on a mammoth-sized one that'll make a Food Network star jealous, and an apartment friendly pick that'll work perfectly on a small balcony. Get your propane ready, ‘cause it’s barbecue season!
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Best Portable Grill
Perfect for smaller backyards or entertaining areas, this portable and colorful tabletop gas grill comes in a variety of colors, like red, black, and stainless steel. Don't let its size fool you — you can still totally grill up to eight burgers or a few steaks, six chicken breasts, or up to 4 pounds of fish at once! It offers 145-square-inches of grilling area, which is plenty for a small barbecue at the park. This Cuisinart features a 5,500 BTU stainless-steel burner and an even-heating porcelain-enameled grate, which ensures a premium grilling experience without getting your meat stuck.
The grill is small enough to use on any tabletop or deck, plus its lid is attached, so that won’t use up any precious counter space or make your cooking area cluttered. The grill’s legs fold down, and you can carry it like a suitcase after it cools off. Whether you’re car-camping, tailgating, or at the beach, this portable pick will allow you to take your grilling to a whole new level.