Best gas grill: top picks for alfresco feasting all year round

Shop for the best gas grill in our ultimate tried-and-tested roundup, featuring Weber, Everdure, Char-Broil, and more

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal FURNACE Gas Grill
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If you enjoy cooking with gas in the home, then you'll love getting your hands on the best gas grill. With constant, direct heat from (at least) two burners, you'll be searing, grilling, and charing in a flash. 

You should start thinking about which gas grill you want to have in your backyard, too, before the weather starts to make a turn for brighter, warmer spells. The time is very much NOW to invest because, as with the best grills, as soon as the first sunny day of the year hits, they sell out. We know this because we've seen it happen year after year. 

We totally get the appeal of cooking with gas; quick and easy with impressive results. They're a good option for catering to later groups, too. Heard enough? Keep scrolling to read which ten gas BBQs from the likes of Weber, Everdure, and Char-Broil have made our shortlist.

The best gas grills in 2023

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Weber Genesis II Smart Grill EX-315 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas GrillLivingetc badge – tried, loved

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1. Weber Genesis II Smart Grill EX-335 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill

Best gas grill overall

Specifications

Surface area: 669 sq in
Burners: 3
Dimensions: H47 x W59 x L29in
Weight: 188lbs

Reasons to buy

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Stylish design with side burner
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Large cooking area
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Smart functions

Reasons to avoid

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Quite heavy
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Assembly requires two people for some parts
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Expensive

Weber is one of the most trusted and iconic grill brands on the market, with a premium price tag to match. It’s hard to fault the ease of assembly, design details, or cooking results. The Weber Genesis II EX-315's 188lb heft is a clue as to how well it is constructed. From porcelain enameled cooking grates to stainless steel ‘flavourize bars’ to produce great barbecue taste and stainless steel side tables, every detail is of the highest quality - right down to the double-thick flame-tamers. 

Assembly is not the easiest and will take a couple of hours, but it’s built to last, unlike cheap grills you’d have to replace after a couple of years. You can also use the iGrill 3 with this BBQ to track the temperature and food as it cooks. 

Livingetc rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Weber Traveler Portable Gas Grill

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2. Weber Traveler Portable Gas Grill

Best portable gas grill

Specifications

Surface area: 320 sq in
Burners: 1
Dimensions: 42.7 x 22.1 x 14.7in
Weight: 49lbs

Reasons to buy

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Folds completely flat
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Good price
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Generous cooking area with prep surface

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy

Ideal for storage and even better for taking on the go, the Weber Traveler Portable Gas Grill folds completely flat and has a generous grilling area, meaning you'll never have to compromise. There is 320sqin of cooking space, and the grill is built into the frame itself, so simply fold it down and carry it along using the wheels and handles attached. The Weber Traveler won the top spot in our guide to the best portable gas grills.

The grill is built to minimize gas wastage, and while on the heavy side, you can easily pull it behind you and let the wheels do the work. Despite the compact frame that's made to move, it's got space to cook for the whole family. It is a little hefty though, so keep in mind that while it comes with wheels for easy transportation, it's not straightforward to lift it on your own. 

Livingetc rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Char-Broil Gas2Coal 3-Burner Liquid Propane and Charcoal Hybrid Grill

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3. Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill

Best hybrid grill

Specifications

Surface area: 420 sq in
Burners: 2, 3 or 4
Dimensions: H47.5 x W52.5 x L24.6in
Weight: 110lbs

Reasons to buy

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An excellent gas grill, with the option of charcoal
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Easy to use 
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Good price
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Side burner and warming rack included

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly is fiddly
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The side burner can blow in the wind

We've tested the Char-Broil Gas2Coal Hybrid Grill ourselves, and it's a brilliant gas grill. For starters, there's the fact that it's also got the option of charcoal fuel, which is something you can completely ignore if you're only interested in gas, but it does make the grill all the more versatile.

It's easy to ignite thanks to the ignition button built-in, and you can choose from two, three, or four burners depending on your family size. Other extras include a warming rack and shelf for storing the charcoal tray when not in use. There's also a thermometer in the lid, which makes life that little bit easier. 

Hop over to our guide for more on the best charcoal grills.

Livingetc rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal FURNACE Gas Grill

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Most stylish gas grill

Specifications

Surface area: 452 sq in
Burners: 2
Dimensions: H42 x W51.7 x L29.3in
Weight: 64.2lbs

Reasons to buy

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Looks amazing with three great colors
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Decent size for most families
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Can be used for convection cooking

Reasons to avoid

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It lacks the burner space of some larger options
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Expensive

One of the most iconic gas grills of late is the Everdure By Heston Blumenthal Gas grill, which is now back in stock and flying already. Available in three striking colors - orange, mint, and graphite - and with a slimline yet large frame, it's not only lovely to look at but great to use. Controls are minimalist and easy to operate, and there's a 452 sqin cooking area to play with. 

The high hood means you can make the most of convection cooking to handle larger items such as turkeys and other cuts of meat. The servery drops down for easy storage, and the enameled lid is rust-resistant. 

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

Weber Spirit II E-210 2-Burner Gas Grill

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5. Weber Spirit II E-210 2-Burner Gas Grill

Best 2-burner gas grill

Specifications

Surface area:
Burners: 4
Dimensions: H107.5xW130xD59.7cm
Weight: 45kg

Reasons to buy

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Foldable side shelves
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Electronic ignition
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Neat under-grill storage space

Reasons to avoid

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Assembly needs two people
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Quite heavy for the size

With an in-built thermometer, rust-proof lid, and a fully-portable frame, the Weber Spirit Classic E210 is an excellent option for those who want the best gas grill but without too much space required. The grill has two burners, but the warming rack means you can cook meals for the whole family in shifts if required. Its wheels also make it extremely easy to wheel in and out for use in the summer months.

Side shelves feature hooks for storing accessories, and the cooking grate itself is porcelain-enameled. Weber calls these grills 'flavorizers,' and so they're designed to add an extra kick of that classic smokey barbecue flavor to your meals.

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie is our go-to for all things cooking-related, whether that be for a new appliance, a shiny grill, or a new cookware set. Helping to test and compile products for this list, she's a self-made expert on outdoor cooking with everything from scallops and buffalo wings to wholesome veggie skewers.

Weber Traveler Portable Gas Grill

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How to choose the best gas grill for your backyard

Size
The size of a grill is one of the most important things to check. Firstly, the dimensions of the grill itself will dictate whether it fits into your yard or patio space. For those short on space or with a set area in mind, choosing something with the perfect dimensions is key. 

The size of the grilling area is another thing to check. The number of burners can reflect this. Ideally, you should choose something catering to a crowd for summer entertaining or family dining. Remember, though, that you may have to light all burners, no matter the crowd when you fire up your new gas grill. This could be a waste if you're only doing a burger or two, so the energy-conscious may want to pick an appropriate amount of burners for their family size. You can learn more about eco-friendly grilling in our exploration of whether gas or charcoal is better for the environment.

Storage
If you plan on leaving your grill on the outside all year, its portability isn't massively important. For most, though, it's nice to have the option of moving it to the garage when it's not in use or even being able to take it on trips to the beach or campsite. 

Some gas grills come with extendable sides that can be lifted up to provide added storage - or even cooking - space. When not in use, you can lower these and make your grill far easier to store. While some gas grills come on legs, people tend to prefer one on a trolley. This gives you storage space for your gas canister to live discreetly and can even offer shelves for grilling essentials such as spatulas and carving knives. 

Extras
A straightforward gas grill should chargrill your burgers, vegetables, and steaks, but you can also find some with the added advantage of side burners. These allow you to cook with a regular frying pan alongside your grill, meaning you can prep crispy onions or hot baked beans while you grill. This will save you trips to and from the kitchen, meaning you don't have to leave your food and potentially grill it while you prep any sides. 

Many gas grills feature this function, so keep an eye out for one that can multitask. 

And, of course, every good grill needs somewhere to enjoy that perfectly grilled burger! Check out our guide to the best garden furniture to find the outdoor tables, chairs, and garden sofas that are perfect for alfresco dining. 

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.

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

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How we review the best gas grills

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 gas grills.

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Millie Fender
Head of Reviews

Millie is the Head of Reviews on the Homes Ecommerce team at Future. She started writing for Livingetc in 2021 after working as a staff writer for another Future brand. Specialising in indoor and outdoor cooking, Millie is always testing kitchen appliances like juicers, stand mixers, and pizza ovens. She loves finding renter-friendly ways of adding her own touch to living spaces, and browsing the property market for houses with larger kitchens.

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