November 2022

Gas Grills: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Gas Grill rankings posted by key online experts, as of November 2022.

Summary

As of 5 Nov 2022, Weber Spirit II E-310 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed gas grill with 5 expert endorsements. 3 experts out of 5 recommended it as the '#1 gas grill' this month. It is followed by Weber Genesis II E-335 and Genesis II EX-335 , with 3 and 2 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - November 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Gas Grill
Forbes
HealthyKitchen 101
NBC News
Homes & Gardens
CNET
Good Housekeeping
Popular Mechanics
Bob Vila
Business Insider
Gear Patrol
1
- $639
Weber Spirit II E-310
1
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3
-
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3
-
1
1
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2
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Weber Genesis II E-335
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-
-
1
1
-
-
4
-
-
3
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Genesis II EX-335
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
2
-
4
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Napoleon Prestige 500 RSIB
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
5
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Weber Traveler
-
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
3
-
10
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Napoleon Prestige Pro 500
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-
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
2
11
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Char-Broil Commercial 2-burner
-
-
-
6
-
4
-
-
-
-
12
- Check price
Char-Broil Signature 425
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6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
13
- $265
Coleman RoadTrip 285
5
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
14
- $259
Weber Q1200
-
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8

We ranked Weber Spirit II E-310 #1 in November 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 3 experts ranked Weber Spirit II E-310 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Gas Grill Overall

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NBC News

Best basic gas grill

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Good Housekeeping

Best mid-range gas grill

Pros
Competitive price point for quality and performance results
Sturdy side tables, including one that slides down

Cons
Takes a long time to put together

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Bob Vila

Best overall

Pros
Foldable side tables as needed
Large cooking area
Easy to keep clean
Installation instructions are easy to follow

Cons
Burners tend to wear out

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Business Insider

The best gas grill overall

Pros
Excellent ignition system
heats quickly and evenly
sturdy and durable construction
folding side tables
storage bench

Cons
Awkward to move with no handles
no side burner

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We ranked Weber Genesis II E-335 #2 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Weber Genesis II E-335 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

The best gas grill

Pros
Smartphone compatible
Meat probe included
Sear zone for steaks
Good side burner

Cons
Took us a while to assemble

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CNET

Best gas grill overall

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Bob Vila

Best natural gas

Pros
Smartphone app connectivity
Enclosed storage for tools and accessories
Well-known quality brand
Excellent heat distribution and control

Cons
Requires natural gas line to operate

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Gas Grills.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Gas Grills, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for November 2022 ranking

We ranked Genesis II EX-335 #3 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Genesis II EX-335 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Overall Gas Grill

Pros
Offers several high-end features
Built-in thermometer that can be used with or without the app
Top-perfomer in heating and steak tests

Cons
Pricey

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Business Insider

Best upgrade gas grill

Pros
Beautiful design
Built-in probe thermometers
Comes with lights for the grill and knobs
Even cooking
Searing zone for high-temp cooking

Cons
Probe thermometers can be inaccurate and finicky to use
Light broke on assembly
Takes a long time to assemble
Difficult to move

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We ranked Napoleon Prestige 500 RSIB #4 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Large Natural Gas Grill

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Bob Vila

Best High-End

Pros
Excellent upgrade for BBQ enthusiasts
Infrared side burner
Handles a wide range of cooking methods
Built with high quality stainless steel

Cons
Pricey

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We ranked Weber Traveler #5 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

The best portable gas grill

Pros
Easy to assemble and clean
Folds away for storage
Side prep area
Spacious for a single burner grill

Cons
Heavy for a portable grill

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Business Insider

Best portable gas grill

Pros
Sets up and breaks down in seconds
Sturdy metal construction
Side table
Fits up to eight burgers
Two big wheels for easy portability

Cons
Only one burner
Relatively small cooking surface compared to regular-sized grills
Heavier than other portable options

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We ranked Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 #6 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

The best gas grill for premium use

Pros
Reaches 1800 degrees in 30 seconds
Infrared zone burners offer an unmatched grilling experience
LED Spectrum knobs glow red when gas is left on

Cons
Not 100 percent stainless steel construction

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Gear Patrol

Best Upgrade Gas Grill

Pros
Rotisserie is incredibly satisfying
Charcoal-level heat
Stainless steel construction is great

Cons
Given how luxe the rest of the grill is, the wheels feel rickety

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We ranked Char-Broil Commercial 2-burner #7 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Homes & Gardens

The best gas grill for under $300

Pros
Not too expensive
Compact dimensions
Porcelain coated grates
Decent cooking area

Cons
Ten year warranty doesn't cover all parts

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Good Housekeeping

Best gas grill for beginners

Pros
Compact design, good value and functionality
Tru-Infrared design of grates prevents flare-up

Cons
Some users may not like that flame does not make contact with food

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We ranked Char-Broil Signature 425 #8 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
HealthyKitchen 101

Best Budget Gas Grill

Pros
Reasonable price
Stainless steel components
Lid-mounted thermometer
Searing side burner
Swivelable casters

Cons
Quite small
No tool hooks

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Gear Patrol

Best Infrared Gas Grill

Pros
Stainless steel grill vibes

Cons
Wheels feel a little cheap

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We ranked Coleman RoadTrip 285 #9 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

The Best Portable Gas Grill

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Good Housekeeping

Best portable gas grill

Pros
Turns on easily
Heats quickly and makes nice grill marks
Side shelves slide in and grill folds flat for transporting

Cons
Propane tank can be tricky to attach sometimes

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We ranked Weber Q1200 #10 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gas Grills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
HealthyKitchen 101

Best Tabletop Gas Grill

Pros
Solid performance
Compact design
Thermometer
Inexpensive

Cons
Flimsy side shelves

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Gear Patrol

Best Portable Gas Grill

Pros
Cast-aluminum body is weather-proof
Folds away and fits in a trunk with ease

Cons
At 30+ pounds, it's not light
Fold-out prep counters are cute, but I'd rather have a few more inches of grill

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