The Best Gas Grills

The Best Gas Grills

Our pick

Weber Spirit II E-310

Weber Spirit II E-310

The best gas grill

Offering an unrivaled combination of performance, usability, versatility, durability, and value, this is the best grill for most people.

Buying Options

$480* from Home Depot
$480 from Wayfair

*At the time of publishing, the price was $500.

The Weber Spirit II E-310, introduced in January 2018, replaces the original Spirit E-310 as our top pick for gas grills. Like its predecessor, it excelled at every test we put it through, producing the best hamburgers (deeply seared, evenly cooked) of any grill we tested, and outdoing or equaling the others on barbecue chicken and whole roasted chickens. Its overall compact size suits almost any patio or deck, but its grilling surface is big enough to cook a complete meal (meat or fish and a couple of veggies) for a family, or a dozen burgers for a party. With a thick, rust-proof cast-aluminum firebox, it’ll last for years. (Weber guarantees all parts for a full decade.) And Weber has incorporated some nice features of its pricier Genesis II line—our upgrade pick—into this model, such as an externally mounted propane tank and under-grill storage shelf. The Spirit II is also a particularly easy grill to assemble, maintain, and use. Finally, at around $500, it’s a terrific value.

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Upgrade pick

Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill

Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill

Bigger, sleeker, and more expensive

With equal performance, 20 percent more grilling space, and brilliant design and construction, the Genesis II E-310 is our top choice for dedicated grillers.

Buying Options

$750 from Weber
$700 from Walmart

May be out of stock

If you need a bit more room on your grill, get the Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill. Though it’s just a few inches wider than the Spirit II E-310 overall, it offers 20 percent more grilling area. And we love a couple of its design features: The externally mounted propane tank is easier to install and replace than traditional under-grill tanks, and it also frees up the area under the grill for storage of tools and other items. Plus, the frame is made of sturdy welded beams, not folded sheet metal like many grills in its price range. We didn’t notice a significant upgrade in performance over the Spirit II, but that’s okay—this grill is an exceptional performer, period.

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Our pick

Weber Spirit II E-310

Weber Spirit II E-310

The best gas grill

Offering an unrivaled combination of performance, usability, versatility, durability, and value, this is the best grill for most people.

Buying Options

$480* from Home Depot
$480 from Wayfair

*At the time of publishing, the price was $500.

Upgrade pick

Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill

Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill

Bigger, sleeker, and more expensive

With equal performance, 20 percent more grilling space, and brilliant design and construction, the Genesis II E-310 is our top choice for dedicated grillers.

Buying Options

$750 from Weber
$700 from Walmart

May be out of stock

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