A fiery debate between charcoal and gas grill enthusiasts rages on, but the appeal of gas is easy to see: Fiddle with a few knobs and begin grilling within minutes. Cooking with gas also allows for more precise temperature control, and cleanup is usually easier. Although gas grills tend to be slightly more expensive than their charcoal counterparts, there are a number of excellent grills by established brands like Weber and Char-Broil under $300, and even more under $500. The gas grills on this list include top picks from Cheapism.com suit a variety of needs, from tailgating to grilling in cramped quarters to grilling for a crowd.
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