Top Gas Grills Between $250 and $500 for 2017

The Best Lower Cost Gas Grills on the Market

Broil-King Signet 3-Burner
Broil-King Signet 3-Burner. Onward Manufacturing Company

The top 10 gas grills between $250 and $500 on the market for 2017. If you are looking to purchase a new grill for between $250 and $500 (based on typical selling price) then these are the one you should be looking at. In this price range look for a basic grill that can cook and last around 5 years.

For more advice on gas grills in this price range see my Gas Grills between $250 and $500 Buyer's Guide.

  • 01 of 09

    There are a lot of 3-burner gas grills on the market for under $500USD these days. Most are not well made or designed. The Broil King Signet is not one of these grills. The superior burner design provides even heating, the heavy cast iron cooking grates give excellent heat transfer, and the fire box design holds in heat for versatile cooking abilities. Now available at Lowe's for $400USD, this grill is a fantastic value.

  • 02 of 09

    The basic 3-burner Spirit Gas Grill from Weber runs around $600USD and offers little more than a cookout, but is it worth it. The Spirit line gas grills are made in China by Weber, use inferior stainless steel, and are very basic. So why is this better than the same sized and featured grill at most any store for half the price? Good question. I would argue that this grill is better built than those and that Weber's warranty and support are much better. Aside from this, it really is a very...MORE close call.

  • 03 of 09

    Redesigned for 2015, this Char-Broil Infrared (formerly TRU-Infrared (formerly Quantum)) is more than just a cosmetic redress. While still using the infrared technology that Char-Broil licensed a decade ago, this grill represents a serious rethink of the gas grill. Gone are the awkward stainless steel cooking grates that struggled to generate sear marks. Now this grill uses a heavier porcelain coated cast iron grate that holds and transfers heat much more efficiently. The pointless burner...MORE temperature gauges are gone also and the infrared emitter is stronger and made of a better class of stainless steel.

  • 04 of 09

     This is a 4-burner gas grill with small, low powered side burner, a fully enclosed cabinet, and plenty of grilling space that will run you around $500. The main burners are Broil King's dual tube which provides more even heating.

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  • 05 of 09

    Cadac is a South African company that has emerged on the global barbecue scene in the last few years though the company has been around for several decades. This Stratos Stainless Steel model is a three burner standard gas grill with a side burner. The design is sleek and to be honest quite appealing. While a lightweight grill if offers a high heat output from the main burners and solid porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates that are reversible and able to transfer a good deal of heat. While...MORE this might not be the best gas grill in this price range (around $400USD) it is certainly one worth considering. 

  • 06 of 09

    The small space grills started showing up a few years ago, marketed to people who simply don't want or don't have room for a traditional full sized gas grill but still wanted full-sized grilling. This model from Dyna-Glo is a very basic gas grill with two burners and pretty much nothing else. Sold at various locations, including Lowe's, Home Depot, and Walmart, this gas grill is designed to give you the impression of quality and while it isn't a bad grill, it is typical of the...MORE mass market grills we have seen too much of in recent years.

  • 07 of 09

    Char-Griller has been making low-priced charcoal grills and smokers for a few years and has recently started making gas grills. This gas grill is built on the modified body of the smallest of their charcoal grills, basically replacing the coal grate with three burners. In addition, they have put on a 12,000 BTU side burner. This means a heavy thermal painted steel grill body and porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates on a gas grill. Surprising this actually works quite well for a low-priced...MORE (typically under $200) gas grill.

  • 08 of 09

    Built to be large, but low in price, the Huntington Patriot 4-burner has a large cooking grate and good heat output. While this model comes with a side burner (albeit a low powered one) it is a very basic gas grill, but at under $400USD it is what one would expect. The engineering is good, and relies on Onward Manufacturing's decades in the industry, though not built to the same level of quality as their generally higher priced Broil-King line. Before you buy this particular model, I would...MORE recommend looking at some of the other grills that Broil-King has to offer.

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  • 09 of 09

    Read the full review here.

    Home Depot and Char-Broil parted ways a few years back and while this obviously hurt Char-Broil more than it hurt Home Depot, it left a hole on the showroom floor. The biggest part of that hole is in the area of an inexpensive infrared gas grill. Char-Broil has been the only manufacturer to offer this style of grilling, and while its true merits are debatable, there certainly is a demand for this technology. Enter Nexgrill, always willing to provide grills to large box...MORE stores, with a unique "infrared" gas grill. In fact, this grill has the unique feature of being convertible between conventional cooking and infrared. The big question is, however, whether or not this is a real infrared grill and how well it actually works. 

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