Guide to Buying an Outdoor Grill

There are a lot of different kinds of charcoal grills that offer many different features. I’ve picked the 35 best charcoal grills. Pick the grill that is right for you and right for your pocketbook.

  1. Bull Outdoor Products 26038 Liquid Propane Outlaw Drop-In Grill Head
  2. Cuisinart CGG-200B Portable Outdoor Tabletop Propane Gas Grill, 12000 BTU, Black
  3. George Foreman GRP3060P 4 Serving Removable Plate Grill, Platinum
  4. George Foreman GGR50B 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver
  5. Cuisinart Grid-180SAL Indoor/Outdoor Grill, Black
  6. Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living 36,000 BTU 3-Burner LP Gas Grill
  7. Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill
  8. Outsunny 24″ Round Barbecue Grill Fire Pit
  9. George Foreman GRP1001BP 6-Serving Removable Plate Grill, Black
  10. Lynx L600PS Sedona 36-Inch Built-In Natural Gas Grill with Pro Sear Burner
  11. Bull Outdoor Products 87049 Lonestar Select Natural Gas Drop-In Grill Head
  12. Cuisinart CGG-059 Grillster 8,000 BTU Portable Gas Grill
  13. Blackstone 36 inch Stainless Steel Outdoor Cooking Gas Grill Griddle Station
  14. Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
  15. George Foreman GFO240S Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver
  16. Meco Tabletop Electric Grill
  17. Catalina Creations Crossfire Fire Pit with Quick Removable Grill
  18. Sorbus Fire Pit Large, 30″ Outdoor Fireplace, Backyard Patio Fire Bowl, Safety Mesh Cover and Poker Stick, Stylish Decorative Scroll Base, Great for Outdoor Heating, Bonfire, Grill, Picnic, Campfire
  19. Best Choice Products 30″ Fire Pit cooking Grill FireBowl Outdoor Patio Fireplace Garden Stove Firepit
  20. Weber 46110001 Spirit E210 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black
  21. Char-Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Cabinet Gas Grill- Black with Performance Grill Cover
  22. Char Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Cart Gas Grill
  23. Pilot Rock 30″ Commercial Park Campfire Ring FSWBH30/7 – Park Grill – Made in the USA –
  24. Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill with Sear Box – Smart Smoke Technology – Ash Cleanout System
  25. Blackstone Portable Table Top Camp Griddle, Gas Grill for Outdoors, Camping, Tailgating
  26. Lion Premium Grills 19836 Bar Center 30″ x 25-1/4″ ( TOP SHELF SOLD SEPARATELY )
  27. Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel, Portable TableTop Propane Gas Grill. Perfect for Camping, Tailgating, Picnics or any outdoor use. 305 sq inches of Cooking Surface 11.25″x 18.5″ With warming rack
  28. Coleman NXT Lite Table Top Propane Grill
  29. Made in USA KettlePizza Basic Pizza Oven Kit for 18.5 and 22.5 Inch Kettle Grills, KPB-22
  30. Camp Chef, Best Professional Restaurant Grade Cooking Flat Tog Grill with Grilling Surface and Side Shelves FT600
  31. Smoke Hollow LS2418-4 4 Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner
  32. Cuisinart CCG-190RB Portable Charcoal Grill, 14-Inch, Red
  33. Weber 52020001 Q1400 Electric Grill
  34. Coleman RoadTrip Sport Charcoal Grill

Summer is right around the corner, which means one thing – it’s grilling season! You don’t need to be a grill master to get the burgers cooking. Put on your chef apron and get ready to impress the neighbors with perfectly cooked meats. For your vegan and vegetarian friends, grilled veggies are just as savory. Throw some corn, onions and ever lettuce on the fire for a smoky supper.

If you don’t already own a grill (first of all–it’s time), and second, you might be a little confused when it comes to options–because there are plenty. The smaller items mentioned below can be purchased online, but if you’re looking for something more standard in size, a trip to your local hardware store (think Home Depot, Lowes, etc) will have great results. We’ll talk you through the best outdoor grills for your home; you worry about making dinner!

Portable gas grills are perfect for camping or a day at the beach. They pack up and fold nicely, making set up a breeze. They are easy to transport for times of travel. If you are living in an apartment and are short on outdoor space, consider this alternative to the common grill. When making plans for a day trip to the beach, this grill is a budget friendly option.

A small group can skimp on the boardwalk food by bringing some of your own, along with this portable grill. It also makes for a much healthier option. This kind of grill easily tucks into your trunk or back seat – something none of the other guys can do! Small, but mighty, this grill is one that can get you a lot of use over time.

Of course, these smaller portable charcoal grills can’t accommodate a large crowd. We would not recommend bringing these to a party – or hosting with one – but they are great when preparing dinner for two. You could also simply just cook up some mixed vegetables to supplement what you’ve got going on in the oven or on a larger grill. Think of this as your small savior.

It travels well in a pinch. It can cook up a quick side dish. It can be stored on your apartment’s balcony or closet pantry. Portable grills can also be stashed in a cabinet of a shared kitchen – or under your bed if you have a roomate that likes to borrow stuff without asking!

You can find these in a variety of colors. Consider supporting your favorite sports team by selecting a grill in line with their uniforms. Break it out at the next tailgate and cheer on!

Charcoal grills come in various forms. You can find stainless steel options or simple standard black ceramic ones. These are a little bit more affordable and you’ll get a better bite. It takes a little skill to get the fire started.

Smokier than gas, charcoal grills give a little more flavor to your food. With their easy lift lids and hinges, these grills are always ready to go. They retain heat well, so you can rest assured that the hot fire will stay lit throughout meal prep. This option, that can be bought petite, can also be built into an outdoor structure or can stand on its own.

A charcoal grill/fire pit combination is for the ultimate chef. Gather the group around the built in table for the best backyard experience. For parties, you can make dozens of meals at once. Throw some chicken, beef and dogs on the grill for the meat lovers.

Vegetables also make for a mighty meal. Only invest in one of these if you’re planning on using it time and time again. This is not the grill for the occasional cooker. Plan to cook often – you’ll have neighbors knocking down your door, convincing you to start the fire!

Most electric grills have 3 setting – high, medium and low, which makes it easy to adjust temperatures as you go. A high quality electric grill is versatile and great for all types of dwellings. Whether you’re renting an apartment or own a home, this type of grill fits almost any bill.

The bonus is that you don’t have to worry about keeping charcoal or fuel around! They come in all sizes, from portable to standard sizes. Decide how much outside space you want to dedicate to your grill, make your purchase, and get cooking!

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