13 Best Grills to Buy 2020

It is impossible to imagine a summer without barbecue. Grilling meat for the whole family is a tradition – it is something that people always do in summer. However, without a good grill it is impossible to make a good roasted turkey or chicken, so buying a good grill is one necessary thing to do, if you have a house in the suburbs or village.

A grill sometimes also allows you to smoke meat or cook a variety of vegetables, so you have a big variety of grills to pick from. There are the simple models that are only able to roast meat, and there are huge, restaurant-style models, in which you can prepare 4 different dishes. In order to make it easier for you to choose, we have assembled 14 of the best grills, including gas, charcoal, electric and pellet grills. All the models listed are good, worthy grills that are totally worth their money and will not leave you disappointed.

Gas Grills
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Arrives With Lid
#1
Blackstone 1554
9.8
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Weber 44010001 Spirit II
9.7
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#3
Weber 51010001 Q1200
9.3
/
10
BEST SMALL GAS MODEL
#4
Char-Broil Classic 280
9.1
/
10
QUALITY MEDIUM-SIZED GRILL
Charcoal Grills
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Arrives With Lid
#1
Weber Original Kettle Premium
9.6
/
10
Editor's Pick
#2
Royal Gourmet BBQ
9.6
/
10
INEXPENSIVE BASIC MODEL
#3
Char-Griller E1515 Patio
9.5
/
10
SMALL PATIO MODEL
#4
Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman's Grill
9
/
10
RUGGEDIZED PICNIC MODEL
Electric Grill
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Arrives With Lid
#1
George Foreman GGR50B
9.8
/
10
Editor's Pick
#2
Hamilton Beach 25361
9.4
/
10
BEST GRILL FOR VEGETABLES
#3
Weber 55020001
9.4
/
10
BEST ELECTRIC WEBER
Pellet Grills
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Arrives With Lid
#1
Z GRILLS 2020
9.6
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Country Smokers CSPEL015010497
9.4
/
10
SMALL PORTABLE MODEL
Gas Grills
Blackstone 1554
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This model has a perfect width of 36 inches and is easy to assemble. It ignites with a press of a single button. The top removes easily.

The model has 4 separate burners that work independently of each other. The temperature settings on all the burners are easily modifiable, and you can cook just about anything on this grill. The separate burners allow you to cook up to 4 different dishes at different temperatures, without risking to burn anything.

Pros:

  • Very simple assembly process – almost no work needed
  • Made of very strong and thick steel – durable and sturdy
  • The wheels allow you to easily roll this around

Cons:

  • The grease-dripping system is not very efficient and usually needs to be fixed

Weber 44010001 Spirit II
#2
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model has improved, simplified ignition and many other interesting properties. The model has porcelain-covered burners for Flavorizer, a powerful grease removal system and a cooking area of 450 square inches. The model’s width is 38 inches. The Infinity Ignition system guarantees flawless ignition every time the device is used.

The burners use 26500 BTU per hour. The model has 6 mounted tool hooks and a built-in thermometer. It has two wide wheels which make it very easy to cart around. The patented GS4 grilling system allows for safe cooking with no burning and at optimal temperature.

The device has a long 10-year guarantee.

Pros:

  • Huge manufacturer guarantee
  • Very sturdy and reliable
  • Optimal width for most cooking projects

Cons:

  • Many people consider it to be overpriced, however, it is totally worth its price

Weber 51010001 Q1200
#3
BEST SMALL GAS MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.3
/
10

This model has a surface area of 189 square inches, and the burner produces 8500 BTU. This power allows the model to quickly achieve temperatures up to 500 degrees. The top is made of cast aluminum, so it is both sturdy and light.

The burner itself is made of stainless steel. The cooking grates – of cast iron, covered with porcelain.

The model arrives fully assembled. It uses general purpose tanks with propane.

The grill utilizes electric ignition and has infinite control valves, allowing for perfect temperature settings.

The frame is made of reinforced nylon plastic.

Pros:

  • Very sturdy model – made of the best materials
  • Very lightweight – easy to carry around in addition to being portable and small
  • The infinite controls on the valves make adjustment very easy and precise

Cons:

  • Does not heat well in places with elevations over 3000 feet

Char-Broil Classic 280
#4
QUALITY MEDIUM-SIZED GRILL
Editor’s Rating:
9.1
/
10

With 280 square inches of space this model can cook enough meat for a large family. The grates are porcelain-enameled, so they are safe for cooking and are easy to clean.

This model offers up to 280 square inches of cooking space. The model uses porcelain-enameled grates for cooking.

The cooking surface has a depth of 14 inches and a width of 20 inches. The two burners are made of stainless steel and allow for better performance. The model comes disassembled and has to be put together before use.

The steel lid is coated with porcelain, and the overall construction is sturdy and will stand up to any weather.

The grill has two side shelves, each 12 inches wide, on which food can be prepared. The model uses piezoelectric ignition.

Pros:

  • Ignites easily, and never has to be ignited twice
  • Great small model with good reliability and functionality
  • All materials are certified safe for cooking

Cons:

  • Very difficult to assemble, as it arrives in more than 100 parts

Charcoal Grills
Weber Original Kettle Premium
#1
Editor's Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

This model can hold up to 13 burgers. It has a built-in thermometer that allows you to quickly check the temperature. The lid is covered with a porcelain enamel and it will last a very long while. This enamel is safe to use on food and will resist any weather.

The lid hook is very convenient – it prevents you from putting the lid on the ground while cooking. The cooking grate is attached with hinges, so charcoal can be added easily.

The model can be used to cook for up to six people, so it can be bought as a universal model, which will be enough even for multiple guests.

Pros:

  • Weber quality – made of quality materials and will last for over 30 years of use
  • Large enough for six people, yet light enough to be carried around
  • Very cheap for a genuine Weber model

Cons:

  • Pretty hard to put together, however the instruction manual compensates for this

Royal Gourmet BBQ
#2
INEXPENSIVE BASIC MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

This is a traditional dual barbecue, which has an offset smoker, to be used as a miniature grill. The model can use charcoal, briquettes or wood chips for fuel.

The model has a huge cooking surface – 800 square inches, in addition to a 183 inch side box and a 438 inch main chamber.

The model has wide porcelain grates, which do a great job at keeping the heat inside. This allows the grill to keep most of the juice inside the meat. Therefore the meat will be more tender. The grate is also remarkably easy to clean.

The model arrives disassembled. All the metal parts are painted with tough black paint that is meant to withstand extreme temperatures and will not peel off.

Pros:

  • Great surface area – will allow cooking meat for a lot of guests
  • Very affordable
  • Made of strong materials and therefore very durable

Cons:

  • A pretty basic model – works good only for grilling meat, and not much else

Char-Griller E1515 Patio
#3
SMALL PATIO MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.5
/
10

This one has 250 square inches of space, and the cooking grates are made of quality cast iron. The grill also has a spacious side drawer. This one is ideal for placing on a deck of porch of a house. The wooden handle always stays cool, and this allows for easy addition of charcoal. The large wheels help a lot when moving the grill around.

The frame and body are both very sturdily built and will serve for a long time.

The model needs to be assembled on arrival.

Pros:

  • The size is exactly right for a small family, and that was its purpose
  • Very inexpensive for the level of quality
  • Portable and light

Cons:

  • Paint sometimes peels off, especially in places, which directly contact the coals

Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman's Grill
#4
RUGGEDIZED PICNIC MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9
/
10

This model is made of cast iron and is the best model for bringing to a picnic or placing on a patio. The grill stands on adjustable legs, and can be easily changed to stand taller.

The grill is made in the USA, and it complies to all the technical standards and rules.  There are no chemical coatings or synthetic paints involved – this grill is totally safe for cooking.

The area of this small model is 150 square inches, and that is just enough for preparing grilled meat for a picnic or making barbecue for a small family.

Pros:

  • Very strong, heavy-duty build
  • Small and mobile – easy to take inside a car to a picnic
  • Totally safe for cooking – only natural materials

Cons:

  • Pretty heavy for its size, but that can be seen as a plus – it is very sturdy

Electric Grill
George Foreman GGR50B
#1
Editor's Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This one can grill up to 15 servings on its wide, 240 square-inch cooking surface. This lets you prepare grilled meat for many guests.

The special coating on the griddle allows you to clean it off easily. The nonstick coating is also durable and allows you to cook without oil.

The legs are easy to remove and replace, so you can quickly move the grill inside. The model is small, compact and safe for indoor use, so it will be easy to use it inside. It is electric, so it will not need propane or coal. Therefore there is no open fire.

The temperature probe allows you to pick any of the 5 temperatures.

Pros:

  • Heats up to maximum temperature very quickly –in only 3-5 minutes
  • Cooks meat through and allows it to stay juicy and tender
  • Very good price

Cons:

  • The round shape makes it take up more space than it should

Hamilton Beach 25361
#2
BEST GRILL FOR VEGETABLES
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

This grill is the best for any kind of food –it is built not only for meat, but also for cooking vegetables, fish, burgers and even fruit.

The maximum temperature is 450, and the adjustable dial can be used to precisely select the grilling temperature.

The grill hood has a glass window built into it, which allows you to peek inside and check the food without opening the grill.

The large tray catches all the grease and it is allowed to wash it in a dishwasher.

The model is positioned as a universal grill, and it is possible to cook vegetables, fruits and pizza in it, besides meat.

Pros:

  • Does good at cooking any kind of food - meat, fish, vegetables and much more
  • Small and compact – easy to use and store indoors
  • Very easy to clean up after use

Cons:

  • It takes a long time to fully heat up to searing temperature

Weber 55020001
#3
BEST ELECTRIC WEBER
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

This 1560 watt model has a 280 square inch cooktop. The grates are enameled with porcelain. The cooking grate is made of cast iron and is enameled with porcelain surfacing.

The model has a very convenient size – in closed mode it is only 14 inches tall with a width of 31 and a depth of 20 inches.

The grill comes fully assembled. The temperature dial allows for infinitely precise settings. The cord is 6 feet long. The ergonomic side handles are something every buyer compliments – they are very comfortable and have a good grip.

The model arrives with a 2-year warranty.

Pros:

  • Weber quality – everything is made of strong, durable and safe materials
  • Very ergonomic shape and light weight
  • Infinite dial allows for great control over cooking process

Cons:

  • The only real downside to this is the price

Pellet Grills
Z GRILLS 2020
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

The device is unusual in having and automated electric system for regulating temperature. It can maintain a stable temperature up to 450 degrees. The digital controller can regulate the temperature within a range of 20 degrees.

The 513 square inch grilling area is extended by a 187 square inch warm rack and a 20 pound hopper for burgers or chicken.

The model is able to impart a pleasant flavor onto any meat, if you use the right pellets.

The model arrives with an enviable 3 year warranty.

Pros:

  • Sturdy and reliable build from thick steel
  • Very precise electronic control
  • Very easy to assemble and start using

Cons:

  • Fairly expensive, however that should be expected for this premium model

Country Smokers CSPEL015010497
#2
SMALL PORTABLE MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

The hopper of this model is made for 3.5 pound of wood pellets, and the large cooktop has an area of 256 square inches – this allows you to prepare food for a lot of guests.

The device is coated with a resilient black paint that can withstand temperature and use for a long time. The model has both a grill and a smoker.

The temperature is controlled by a digital regulator, and the maximum temperature is 500°F.

The model will work also for baking and searing. The weight is only 24 kg, making it fairly portable.

Pros:

  • Compact – will fit in a car trunk easily
  • Very easy to clean
  • Great cooking surface area

Cons:

  • The digital regulator can make mistakes sometimes