Best gas grills 2024: Livingetc's tried and tested guide to a surefire sizzling summer

This is the year of the gas grill, as backyards are being elevated into entertaining spaces no matter how big or small they are. Here is our edit of the very best, all tried and tested by the Livingetc team

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There is no bigger design trend at the moment than the elevation of the great outdoors. It speaks to how we all want to live - relaxed, comfortable, sociable - and how we want our homes to be places we enjoy.

And central to this is the rise and rise of the gas grill - evolving from a piece of kit that stays covered to an integral hub that home lives are built around. The place we gather needs to look as good as the food it creates.

So we're pretty serious about finding the best grills. We wanted grills that were easy to set up and use, aesthetic enough to sit pride of place in the backyard and - of course - cooked delicious food.

These grills have all been put through their paces, graded on variables such as how they look, how easy they were to put together, what they were like to clean and cook on. We've tested everything from burgers to joints of meat to veggies, and come up with a metric that has helped us rate the very finest. Now it's up to you to pick your menu and get summer started. 

What is the best gas grill?

Your choice of the best gas grill for you will depend on things, including the space you have, your budget, and how stylish you want your outdoor appliance to be. We rate the Everdure FORCE as the very best gas grill overall due to its ease of use and stylish appearance, as well as its affordable price tag.

The Weber Genesis II EX-335 is our second pick because of its quality build and performance, along with smart features and generous cooking area, but those who need something more portable might want to go for something like the Weber Traveller.

The quick list

As outdoor living gains popularity, stylish and functional gas grills are in demand. Our top-rated grills offer ease of use, aesthetics, and cooking quality for burgers, meat, and veggies. So fire up the grill this summer and enjoy the great outdoors with our quick picks for the best gas grill.

The best gas grills in 2024

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The outdoor lifestyle trend is creating a demand for stylish and functional gas grills. We've tested and rated grills based on ease of use, aesthetics, and cooking quality for burgers, meat, and veggies. Explore our top picks for a perfect backyard hub to enjoy relaxed, comfortable, and sociable living.

Best - and best looking - gas grill

Specifications

Surface area: 388 sqin
Burners: 2
Dimensions: H42.1 x W46.3 x D29.2in

Reasons to buy

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The best looking gas grill on the market
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Gives really good char lines to food
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Easy to control
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More affordable than most gas grills
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Light and super easy to move around

Reasons to avoid

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Cleaning the intricate grills is a little tricky
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Difficult to put together

After testing several gas grills on the same day, the Everdure FORCE emerged as the clear winner for our editor Pip Rich. It's compact, easily moveable, and heats up in a record 5 minutes. But what really stands out is the grill's appearance, invoking a classic 1950s American diner vibe and looking like something The Jetsons would have imagined for the future. Plus, the orange color feels so right for now.

He was also impressed with how easy it was to wheel it around, and it's one of the more affordable options on the market. All-in-all, the Everdure FORCE exceeded our expectations with its portability and sleek design, perfect for outdoor cookouts and weekend barbecues this summer. Highly recommended by the boss, it's a gas grill for anyone looking for something easy-to-use, stylish, and affordable.

Livingetc rating: 5 out of 5 stars | read our full Everdure FORCE gas grill review

A good overall gas grill

2. Weber Genesis II Smart Grill EX-335

Specifications

Surface area: 669 sqin
Burners: 3
Dimensions: H47 x W59 x L29in

Reasons to buy

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Good control over cooking
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Large cooking area
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High-quality build
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Smart features

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly requires two people for some parts
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Expensive

The Weber Genesis II EX-335 is a high-end grill that's the perfect addition to any outdoor living space, with an impressive blend of style, durability, and functionality. The build quality is top-notch, but we have to admit the shape can feel a little boxy at times. That said, the EX-335 really shines when it comes to cooking. The three stainless steel burners and cooking grates provide exceptional performance and flexibility, allowing for a wide range of dishes to be prepared with ease.

During testing, we were blown away by the grill's advanced features. The Grill 3 app-connected thermometer system allows for remote monitoring of the cooking process, which gives us peace of mind even when we aren't right by the grill. And the dedicated searing burner added that extra bit of heat we needed to ensure the perfect finish on our steaks. For more on Weber, take a look at our guide to the best gas grill brands.

Livingetc rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Best portable gas grill

Specifications

Surface area: 320 sqin
Burners: 1
Dimensions: 42.7 x 22.1 x 14.7in

Reasons to buy

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Portable and travels easily
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Well-built
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Generous cooking area for a portable model
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Even and consistent cooking
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Simple to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Quite expensive for a portable model
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Assembly can be tricky
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Limited cooking area
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Could have more temperature controls

The Weber Traveler Gas Grill boasts a sleek and stylish design that's ideal for anyone who values both form and function. During testing, the burner provided just the right amount of heat for an even cooking experience, and we were impressed to find that the porcelain-enameled grates didn't stick at all. Plus, the built-in thermometer made it super easy to monitor the temperature throughout the cooking process. 

We wanted to put the grill to the test, so we headed to a nearby campground to see how it would perform. It didn't take long to get the grill up to the perfect temperature of 400°F, and we got to work cooking up some classic campsite favorites. We opted for bratwursts and a side of edamame to add a touch of sophistication to our meal. The grill had more than enough space to accommodate our needs - we could have easily cooked up to 15 burger patties if we had wanted to!

Aside from its excellent performance, the Weber Traveler Gas Grill is also designed with portability in mind. Its compact size and carry handle make it perfect for camping trips or tailgating parties. After testing, it even claimed the top spot in our ranking of the best portable gas grills.

Livingetc rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Best hybrid grill

4. Char-Broil Gas2Coal hybrid grill

Specifications

Surface area: 420 sqin
Burners: 2, 3 or 4
Dimensions: H47.5 x W52.5 x L24.6in

Reasons to buy

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Dual fuel design
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Good-sized cooking area
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Easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly is fiddly
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Gas and charcoal can't be used at the same time

The Char-Broil Gas2Coal is a versatile grill that can handle both gas and charcoal cooking. During testing, we were impressed by the ample cooking space on offer - perfect for hosting large cookouts or preparing multiple dishes at the same time. The two side shelves are also a nice touch, making it easier to prep and handle food. Assembly took a bit of time, but the arms on the grill are perfect for storing plates or utensils while you cook up a storm!

Something else we loved about this grill is how easy it was to transition from classic gas cooking to the smoky, intense flavors achieved by using a charcoal model. The Char-Broil Gas2Coal grill is an excellent option for those who don't want to decide between gas or charcoal, offering a well-designed and practical solution with a stylish black and stainless-steel design and generous cooking space. For more on how Char-Broil grills measure up, head to our Weber vs Char-Broil showdown.

Livingetc rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A stylish and capable gas grill

Most stylish gas grill

Specifications

Surface area: 463 sqin
Burners: 3
Dimensions: H42 x W51.7 x L29.3in

Reasons to buy

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Stylish design
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Fast heating and convenient features
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Simple to clean drip tray

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Challenging to assemble

We've always admired Heston Blumenthal's innovative approach to cooking, so when we were offered the opportunity to review the Everdure FURNACE gas grill, we were thrilled. We were immediately impressed by the sleek and modern design, with its die-cast aluminum body and lovely finish making it stand out in any setting. But it's not just the grill's looks that caught our attention - it's packed with features that any grill enthusiast would love.

After using the Furnace for a few weeks, we can confidently say that it's one of the most well-designed gas grills on the market. With precise temperature control and a large cooking surface, it's perfect for any grilling need. The Furnace truly exceeded our expectations, and we highly recommend it to anyone serious about outdoor cooking.

Livingetc rating: 4 out of 5 stars | See our full Everdure FURNACE gas grill review

The ideal entry-level gas grill

Specifications

Surface area: 393 sqin
Number of burners: 2
Dimensions: H55.5 x W50 x D30in

Reasons to buy

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One of the most affordable gas grills
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Really easy to move around
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Ideal for small backyards

Reasons to avoid

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The plastic frontage and wheels don't look very stylish
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Its lightweight frame doesn't seem like it'll withstand strong weather

Weber is like the Farrow and Ball of the barbecue world or the Amazon of alfresco feasting. The brand has a wide range of models available, but the Weber Q3200 is one of the more affordable options on the market, priced at around $400. That might seem steep, but when you consider that the average gas BBQ is $800 or higher, it's a great entry-level option for anyone who wants to start grilling without spending a fortune.

While the affordability of the Weber Q 3200 is an advantage, there are a few drawbacks. The design is a little flimsy, and the plastic material doesn't feel super-sturdy. However, it does the job well, and it's the best two-burner grill at this end of the market. It's also ideal for first-timers who want to get started with grilling without the bells and whistles that come with some of the higher-end models.

Livingetc rating: 4 out of 5 stars | read our full Weber Q3200 review

A versatile combo grill

Specifications

Surface area: 678 sqin
Burners: 2
Dimensions: H49 x W65 x D28in

Reasons to buy

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Gas and charcoal grilling in one place
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Separate temperature controls
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Barrel shape makes charcoal heating faster
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438 sqin cooking space

Reasons to avoid

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Difficult to construct with unfinished screw holes
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Painted finish burnt on first use

The Char-Griller Duo Combo Grill is an excellent choice for those who want a versatile grill that can easily switch between gas and charcoal grilling. However, if you have simpler grilling needs, a smaller option might be more suitable. This grill combines the best features of the Char-Griller Grillin Pro Gas Grill and their popular charcoal grills with ample cooking space and a side burner for cooking side dishes while grilling.

Assembly was challenging due to some minor issues, but the directions were overall clear and easy to follow. This grill's barrel shape and steel body hold heat well, while the adjustable charcoal tray provides faster cooking times. Though designed for both gas and charcoal, this grill's capabilities come with a higher price tag. Still, the Char-Griller Duo Combo Grill is an excellent option for those seeking flexibility in their grilling options.

Livingetc rating: 4 out of 5 stars | read our full Char-Griller Duo Combo Grill review

Best 2-burner gas grill

8. Weber Spirit II E-210

Specifications

Surface area: 360 sqin
Burners: 2
Dimensions: H44.5 x W48 x D27in

Reasons to buy

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Rust-proof lid good at retaining heat
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Compatible with smart iGrill temperature monitoring
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Compact for smaller spaces

Reasons to avoid

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Smaller cooking area

The Weber Spirit Classic E210 is an excellent choice for those who are short on space. The two burners provide ample cooking space for a range of dishes, and the warming rack is perfect for cooking in shifts if necessary. With its built-in thermometer, rust-proof lid, and fully-portable frame, this grill is a great option for those looking for convenience.

The convenient side shelves have hooks for storing accessories, and the porcelain-enameled cooking grates - or 'flavorizers' as Weber calls them - are designed to add a smoky barbecue flavor to your meals. It's clear that Weber has put a lot of thought into the design of this grill, ensuring that it's not only functional but also easy to use.

Livingetc rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Impressive tech but pretty expensive

Specifications

Cooking capacity: 710 sqin
Burners: 5
Dimensions: H48.5 x W55 x D25in

Reasons to buy

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Additional infrared heat panel
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Gets hot really fast
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The wavy lines of the grill are easy to clean
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Simple to use buttons

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Not the most stylish

As someone who loves to grill, our editor was curious about the infrared heat panel on the side of the Napoleon Phantom Rogue SE 425 before testing, and the results were great. The panel gets incredibly hot and is perfect for specialty cuts of meat. He was able to cook a thick steak all the way through so quickly that the inside stayed medium rare while the outside got beautifully charred. It's a game-changer.

We also loved the wavy design of the grill itself, and the wide grates dispersed the heat really well, making it easy to cook at different temperatures across the grill. And, best of all, the grates were super-easy to clean. However, we have to admit that for one of the more expensive gas grills on the market, it's not the most aesthetically pleasing. It's a bit too boxy for our taste, and I think it would blend into an outdoor kitchen better than it would stand out as a standalone piece.

Livingetc rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars | read our full Napoleon Phantom Rogue SE 425 gas grill review 

everdure force 2 with an orange hood assembled

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About this guide

We like to get hands-on experience with all the products featured in our round-ups, and this guide to the best grills is no exception. Many of the products you see in our list have found their way into the backyards of our writers and editors, and we aim to get hands-on experience with everything we feature.  

The things we look out for go beyond aesthetics and product descriptions, and we ultimately want to find out which gas grill can help our readers cook up a delicious feat. We consider overall size, price, and practicality. We keep you - the reader - at the very front of our minds throughout, thinking through what makes a big-ticket investment the very best purchase. For more info, see our guide on how we review.

Weber Genesis II Smart Grill EX-335 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill being tested in writer's home

The Weber Genesis II Smart Grill EX-335 being tested in our writer's home

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How to choose the best gas grill for your backyard

Size
When selecting a grill, its size is a crucial factor to consider. The grill's dimensions must be considered to ensure it is a good fit for your yard or patio space. Choosing a grill with the correct measurements is critical for those with a limited area in mind. In addition, the size of the grilling area is also an important consideration. The number of burners on the grill can reflect this.

Of course, you can always go for one of the best built-in gas grills, which will integrate into an outdoor kitchen more seamlessly than free-standing models.

If you plan to entertain family or friends during the summer, choosing a grill with ample cooking space is best. However, remember that you may only sometimes need to use all the burners, especially if you're only cooking a couple of burgers. If you're energy-conscious, choosing a grill with an appropriate number of burners is recommended based on the size of your family.

Check out our exploration of gas vs. charcoal grilling options for more eco-friendly grilling options.

Storage
If you plan to keep your grill outside all year round, portability may not be a significant concern. However, for most people, moving their grill to a different location, such as the garage, or taking it with them on camping or beach trips is a nice feature.

Certain gas grills have extendable sides that can be lifted to provide additional storage or cooking space. These sides can be lowered when not being used, making the grill more compact and easier to store. Gas grills with a trolley are popular as they provide storage space for the gas canister and can even come with shelves to store grilling tools like spatulas and carving knives. 

Extras
If you want a versatile grilling experience that allows you to cook your entire meal in one place, consider investing in a gas grill with side burners. With this helpful feature, you can cook up various side dishes and sauces while you grill your main course, ensuring that everything is hot and fresh when it's time to eat.

The convenience of not having to run back and forth to the kitchen is hard to overestimate, and with many models to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your needs. Pair your grill with comfortable and stylish garden furniture to create the perfect outdoor dining area.

Char-Broil Gas2Coal 3-Burner Gas and Charcoal Hybrid Grill being tested in writer's home

Our reviewer grilling up some scallops and sausage on the Char-Broil Gas2Coal

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What's the difference between natural gas and propane grills?

You will find two types of gas grills in your search - those that use natural gas and those that use liquid propane. Choosing one over the other doesn't impact the taste of your food but will alter the way your source your fuel and how much you pay. You can read more about the differences between the two in our guide to natural gas grills vs. propane.

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie is the head reviewer at Future Homes and has been writing about gas grills for years. She has tested many and knows the differences between each one. 

Pip Rich
Pip Rich

Pip has been writing about design for 20 years, and also written an award winning cookbook in 2014. He knows how to create convivial spaces and what kit is needed to cook brilliant meals on. 

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