19 Highly Rated Gas Grills Under $500

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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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CHAR-BROIL TRU-INFRARED GRILL2GO X200

Portable Infrared Grill Under $200
Price: $102 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 200 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 burner | 9,500 BTUs

Easy to carry around and made of heavy cast aluminum, which helps retain heat and prevent rusting, this infrared gas grill is just right for dedicated tailgaters.

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WEBER Q1200 GAS GRILL 51060001

Portable Grill Under $200
Price: $199 | Buy it at Home Depot
Features: 189 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 burner | 8,500 BTUs

An easy-start ignition, precision valve controls, and durability justify the price tag for many consumers. All the color options are an added plus.

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CUISINART CGG-200 ALL FOODS GAS GRILL

Large Portable Grill Under $200
Price: $149 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 240 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 burner | 12,000 BTUs

Small households and avid picnickers can make good use of this portable gas grill with a twist-start ignition and folding side shelves.

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HUNTINGTON CAST 630114

Gas Grill Under $100
Price: $99 | Buy it at Home Depot
Features: 240 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 dual-fused burner | 25,000 BTUs

If space is limited and a warming rack isn't a must-have, this gas grill is worth considering. The price is right, the size is compact, and reviews say the main burner cooks evenly and effectively.

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HUNTINGTON 24025HNT

*Cheapism Top Pick* Gas Grill Under $200
Price: $167 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 390 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 dual-fused burner | 25,000 BTUs

With a cast aluminum body, a warming rack, and a long warranty, this grill cooks up burgers nicely, although it may be too small for large households.

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HUNTINGTON 30030HNT

*Cheapism Top Pick* Gas Grill Under $200
Price: $180 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 430 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 dual-fused burner | 30,000 BTUs

This dual-burner grill is simple but offers good heat control, and unlike a lot of gas grills in this price range, it's constructed of sturdy die-cast aluminum.

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CHAR-GRILLER GRILLIN' PRO 3001

Large Gas Grill Under $200
Price: $180 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 630 sq. in. cooking surface | 3 burners + side burner | 40,800 BTUs main | 12,000 BTUs side

This inexpensive gas grill stands the test of time -- and doesn't skimp on features or searing ability. Dual smokestacks promote even heating, while porcelain-coated cast iron grates hold heat effectively.

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CHAR-BROIL QUICKSET 3-BURNER

*Cheapism Top Pick* Large Gas Grill Under $200
Price: $160 | Buy it at Charbroil.com
Features: 545 sq. in. cooking surface | 3 burners + side burner | 36,000 BTUs main | 12,000 BTUs side

This is an exceptionally low-cost option for a gas grill with a large cooking surface. Users say it performs competently, with consistent results, despite construction that seems a bit thin.

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CHAR-BROIL PERFORMANCE TRU-INFRARED 3-BURNER GAS GRILL 463371116

Infrared Grill Under $200
Price: $162 | Buy it at Walmart
Features: 600 sq. in. cooking surface | 3 burners + side burner | 24,000 BTUs main | 10,000 BTUs side

Infrared technology on a gas grill at this price is a rarity, but this slightly older model is a competent grill with a generous cooking area. Porcelain-coated grates make for easier cleanup, and the side burner is a plus.

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CHAR-BROIL PERFORMANCE 4-BURNER 463376217

Large Stainless Steel Gas Grill Under $200
Price: $199 | Buy it at Charbroil.com
Features: 650 sq. in. cooking surface | 4 burners + side burner | 36,000 BTUs main | 10,000 BTUs side

Stainless steel construction makes this four-burner grill a durable, easy-to-clean choice. While assembly can be time-consuming, the effort pays off in a solid grill at an attractive price.

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DYNA-GLO DGP350SNP-D SMART SPACE LIVING 2-BURNER

*Cheapism Top Pick* Gas Grill Under $300
Price: $245 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 467 sq. in. cooking surface | 2 burners | 30,000 BTUs

Features like a stainless steel and cast aluminum body, porcelain-coated cast iron grates, and included cover make this grill another winner. It starts up quickly and cooks evenly.

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SOLAIRE ANYWHERE SOL-IR17B

Portable Infrared Grill Under $400
Price: $389 | Buy it at Bbqguys.com
Features: 155 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 burner | 14,000 BTUs

Outdoor types who don't want to bother with charcoal can set up this infrared grill almost anywhere. At just 20 pounds, it's easily portable, and the commercial-grade stainless steel construction will withstand the elements. It's on the pricey side, but the quality is said to be excellent and all Solaire products are made in the United States.

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MAGMA NEWPORT II INFRARED GOURMET SERIES GAS GRILL A10-918-2GS

Portable Infrared Grill for Boating
Price: $400 | Buy it on Amazon
Features: 162 sq. in. cooking surface | 1 burner | 11,200 BTUs

Heads up, boaters: This portable gas grill with infrared technology is made from marine-grade stainless steel and can link to on-board fuel systems.

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WEBER SPIRIT E-210 GAS GRILL 46110001

Gas Grill Under $400
Price: $399 | Buy it at Home Depot
Features: 450 sq. in. cooking surface | 2 burners | 26,500 BTUs

A combination of even cooking, sturdy build quality, and a robust warranty at a reasonable price make this two-burner grill a solid choice.

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BROIL KING SIGNET 320

Large Gas Grill Under $400
Price: $400 | Buy it at Lowe's
Features: 635 sq. in. cooking surface | 3 burners | 40,000 BTUs

Avid cooks seeking a grill to last for the long haul will appreciate this three-burner grill's durable aluminum and stainless steel construction. Heat is easy to regulate and food cooks evenly.

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 5-BURNER GAS GRILL BH12-101-001-02

Infrared Grill Under $400
Price: $367 | Buy it at Walmart
Features: 712 sq. in. cooking surface | 3 main burners, infrared sear burner, back burner, side burner | 32,000 BTUs main | 12,000 BTUs each additional burner

For infrared grilling performance to rival that of more expensive grills, this reasonably priced gas model features one infrared searing burner and five regular burners, as well as a rotisserie kit. Heat consistency is especially strong.

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WEBER SPIRIT E-310 GAS GRILL 46510001

*Cheapism Reviewed* Gas Grill Under $500
Price: $499 | Buy it at Home Depot
Features: 529 sq. in. cooking surface | 3 burners | 32,000 BTUs

This model is adept at evenly grilling burgers as well as producing tender barbecue. With three stainless steel burners and lots of cooking and warming space, it's easy to feed a crowd. The price is hundreds less than the coveted Weber Genesis line.

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BROIL KING BARON 440

Gas Grill Under $500
Price: $499 | Buy it at Lowe's
Features: 644 sq. in. cooking surface | 4 burners + side burner | 40,000 BTUs main | 10,000 BTUs side

Consumers ready to pay a little extra for a durable grill will get lots of use out of the four stainless steel burners and reversible cast iron grates, which offer a choice between grill marks and juice capture for basting.

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CHAR-BROIL COMMERCIAL 4-BURNER GAS GRILL 463242716

Infrared Grill Under $500
Price: $499 | Buy it at Lowe's
Features: 725 sq. in. cooking surface | 4 burners + side burner | 32,000 BTUs main | 13,000 BTUs side

A four-burner infrared model from Char-Broil's stepped-up Commercial line, this stainless-steel gas grill offers a large cooking area, closed cabinet, and fuel tank gauge.