There are many schools of thought concerning the best way to grill. From traditional charcoal grilling to dual zone grilling to even different cuts of meats to use, almost everyone has an opinion on what is the best way to produce delicious grilled foods.
Regardless of what school of thought you might adhere to, the underlying fact is that any way has its advantages and disadvantages and you should always go with the one that produces the results you want. That being said, the advantages of using a gas grill for grilling, makes it perfect for modern day, busy lifestyles.
It’s A Gas
Gas grilling is nothing more than using propane as a fuel source instead of charcoal or wood. While some people swear that the flavor is different, you can add the same flavor with the addition of wood to the grill to produce the same flavor. The differences between charcoal and gas are primarily academic save in two respects. Propane offers a cleaner burn and thus a healthier burn and it is easier to store over long periods, without losing its burning power.
To begin with, charcoal briquettes and some other charcoals have chemical fillers and binders. When the charcoal is ignited, the burn pattern is not complete so the combustion is not 100 percent efficient, thus allowing these chemicals to get into your food. Propane as a complete burn pattern and thus 100 percent combustion. Again with charcoal, it can absorb moisture from the surrounding air and over time become even less efficient at burning and therefore will produce less heat. The heat content, in BTU’s of propane stay consistent and it will burn the same even if left in the tank for a year. It also lights faster, and this is the primary driver of its popularity.
Five Great Rated Gas Grills
Top Propane Gas Grill
This black coated, box style grill – Holland Grill Liberty Series Model #HGG421900 Grill offers excellent heat production, retention and distribution due to the heavy gauge construction. The grates use a smaller than normal pattern, excellent for holding fish, and allowing the right amount of heat to surround the food for even cooking.
This unit has dual side shelves for plenty for cooking and preparation space. It has wheeled and the lower cart has plenty of room for the tank and other items. People who purchased this grill love the excellent cooking characteristics and the heavy duty construction.
Best Liquid-Propane Gas Grill to Buy
Weber is the leading manufacturer of grills and grilling accessories, and the Genesis series is a popular series. This specific model – Weber Genesis Model #6511001 Grill has three burners for a total BTU production of over 36K and the burners are fast and easy igniting with the push of a button. This grill has built in heat deflectors and a flavorizer bar, in addition to porcelain coated, cast iron grates for superior heat distribution.
Dual side shelves and an enclosed lower cart offer plenty of prep space as well. Overall this grill has over 600 Cubic inches of grilling space. People who purchased this grill love the fast heating and well made build of this series and this model in specific.
Top Liquid Propane Gas Grill
The Broil King Model #956524 Grill is an all stainless steel grill in the Broil King Pro series. With over 500 cubic inches of cooking space and the patented Flavor-Wave system, this grill is fast and produces excellent results. The lid has a built in temperature gauge and the internals are four stainless steel tube burners for even heating across the fire box.
The lower cart has dual cabinet doors with extra storage and on one of the two side shelves is a high capacity sear burner for meat resting and searing. People who purchased this grill love the super fast heating and the excellent heat distribution.
Best Prestige Propane Grill
Napoleon grills are well known and this is part of their pro series line. All heavy duty stainless steel construction with four bottom burners producing over 46K BTU of heat. The rear burner of the Napoleon Model #PRO500RSIBPSS Grill adds an additional 18K BTU for rotary cooking and the side, sear burner produces 14K BTU.
Capable of dual zone, rotary and all types of grilling styles, this grill is versatile and well made. People who purchased this grill love the excellent versatility for their cooking style and the fast and even heating. Additionally, they love the well made aspects of this grill.
High End Gas Grill
When you want exceptional grilled food and an attractive package, the Weber Model #2780301 Grill is the grill to consider. All stainless steel construction with over 700 cubic inches of cooking space. Has a rotary for cooking as well as a warming rack and side/sear burner, this grill can do it all. Push button ignition, easy to control and adjust front panel and plenty of prep space, including a lower cart area with tank storage space.
Called the Cadillac of Grills by purchasers of this grill, they love the superior design and construction and the versatility of using different cooking styles and the fact, this grill is large enough for big gatherings. A top of the line grill for top of the line results.
To best protect your grill from the elements, it is highly recommended that you purchase a well made grill cover. Also, be sure to only use the grill on even surfaces to prevent tipping and keep all flammable material away from a hot or cooling grill, to prevent flare ups.