From Consumer Reports
When the weather turns warm, we tend to move our entertaining outdoors. Grilling with family and friends is a great way to spend a summer evening, but how much should you spend on a grill? We’re no experts, so we checked out what Consumer Reports had to say about grills. They tested over 100 gas grills to find the best and worst. Our tests included portable, small, midsized, and large gas grills, ranging from $140 to $2,600. They're from Weber, Char-Broil, Brinkmann, Kenmore, Napoleon, Vermont Castings, and other brands.
"Performance wasn’t always tied to price, but features, construction, and warranty often were,” their report stated.
Although grills can get expensive, the good news is that the pros at Consumer Reports have several recommendations for $300 or less.
Midsized (18 to 28 burgers)
Nexgrill 720-0830H, $270
Back Yard Grill BY16-101-003-05, $150
Char-Broil 463433016, $170
Small (18 burgers or less)
Huntington 630124, $140
Broilmate 165154, $200
Huntington 665154, $190
See Consumer Reporrts’ gas grill Ratings and recommendations for many more choices, and use the gas grill Buying Guide to get started.
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