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    Best Gas Grills of 2024

    Our rigorous tests found standouts in every size and price range

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    Two men outside talking while grilling on the Weber Spirit E-210 Gas Grill
    We test more than 190 gas grills, like the Weber Spirit E-210 shown here, so you can serve your food fast and nicely cooked.
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    At Consumer Reports, our test engineers have been firing up new grills since January. Testing in our indoor lab, which is outfitted with commercial-grade exhaust hoods and fire-suppression systems, allows us to start when there’s still snow on the ground and cover the newest models before Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer grilling season. (Check back throughout the spring for the newest top-scoring models.)

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    Below, we highlight the very best gas grills from our tests in small, medium, and large sizes. The grills featured here are among the best of the more than 190 models in our gas grill ratings, a mix of all-around top performers and competitively priced grills that are also high-scoring.

    If you’re unsure which size you need or which features matter, or even if a gas grill is right for you, start with our grill buying guide. CR members can also jump right into our full gas grill ratings to compare more options.

    If you’re looking to expand your grilling horizons this year or you’re considering owning more than one grill, check out our ratings for charcoal grills, kamado grills, pellet grills, and portable grills.

    Best Small Gas Grills

    We categorize gas grills by the number of burger patties they can accommodate. Small gas grills can typically hold 18 or fewer patties at once, making them a good pick for small cookouts.

    Best Midsized Gas Grills

    Midsized gas grills in our ratings are able to accommodate 18 to 28 burger patties. This is the most widely sold grill size. You’ll see basic grills with few features as well as souped-up models with plenty of storage.

    Best Large Gas Grills

    In our categorization, large gas grills hold 28 or more burger patties at once. These heavyweights are ideal for big cookouts and family gatherings.


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    How CR Tests Gas Grills

    In our lab, we wire the surface of each gas grill with heat-resistant thermocouples and do four temperature tests. We also assess how evenly each model heats. That’s an important attribute when grilling for a crowd. Everything, no matter where you throw it on the grates, should finish at the same time.

    “A grill also needs to preheat, just like your oven,” says Larry Ciufo, who oversees gas grill testing at CR. “Not only will a preheated grill cook more evenly, but it can help prevent food from sticking to the grates.” We measure how hot the surface gets at the 10-minute mark because that’s when our data says most folks like to start cooking.

    We also gauge how reliable gas grill brands are by surveying thousands of CR members about their own gas grills. In our latest polls, we asked CR members about their experiences with tens of thousands of gas grills, and we used that data to determine the most and least reliable gas grill brands. Lastly, we score grill makers at the brand level for both reliability and owner satisfaction, and we factor those scores into our grill ratings.

    Paul Hope

    Paul Hope is a senior multimedia content creator at Consumer Reports and a trained chef. He covers ranges, cooktops, and wall ovens, as well as grills, drills, outdoor power tools, decking, and wood stains. Before joining CR in 2016, he tested kitchen products at Good Housekeeping and covered tools and remodeling for This Old House magazine. You’ll typically find him in his old fixer-upper, engrossed in a DIY project or trying out a new recipe.