Top 10 Gas Grills of 2015


We understand that with the array of manufactures and options to choose from, it can become overwhelming trying to pick which Gas Grill will be best suited for your Outdoor Kitchen or BBQ Island. The list below has been created without bias and is based on customer reviews, prior year sales volume within our company and our overall knowledge and experience with the product, including the quantity of service calls received. We feel it is very important to provide this information so you have the knowledge needed to make an informed and empowered decision. We understand that many of these products can be expensive and we want you to be happy with your purchase for as long as you own the product. There are excellent products to choose from across the price spectrum and we hope the information below combined with our experience in this matter will serve as a guide to your decision making process.

#1 Lynx Professional Grills


The reason we choose it:

Lynx has been providing outdoor kitchen equipment since 1996 and their name has become synonymous with luxurious quality. When you combine their experience with a high tech manufacturing facility located in Downey, CA, you are sure to get high quality equipment that is built to exacting standards. The Lynx Professional Series Built-In and Freestanding Grill models are among the best valued products in their price range. While other manufacturers may charge more for an optional rotisserie system and again for an optional sear zone burner, Lynx does not. They have the same price regardless of the desired burner configuration. You can get a lynx grill without a Pro sear, with 1 Pro Sear or with all burners being a sear, for the same price. Features that can be found on Lynx grills include high BTU cast brass burners with ceramic briquette trays, infrared rotisserie backburner with heavy duty rotisserie kit, blue led control knob illumination, dual halogen interior lights, hood assist lift system, hot surface ignition system and welded 304 grade 16 gauge stainless steel construction.

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#2 Twin Eagles, Inc


The reason we choose it:

Since the 1970's Dante Cantal, chief engineer and owner of Twin Eagles, has had an instrumental role in the commercial and residential appliance industry. He has designed and built both indoor and outdoor gas appliances for countless brands such as White Westinghouse, General Electric, US Range, Jade Range, Dynasty, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Ducane, Falcon and Wolf. The co-founder of Lynx grills realized the culmination of all that experience and in 2005, it became Twin Eagles. Exceptional gas grill engineering can be found with their revolutionary 5 part grilling system. It begins with cool air drafting effortlessly underneath the insulated front panel, direct heat rising from the premium 304 stainless steel tube burners becoming radiant heat with the addition of the ceramic briquette trays, zonal grilling with heat zone separators and finally heavy duty 3/8 hexagonal grates which provide an excellent cooking surface. With the attention to detail given to these premium products, it becomes evident why they are among the preferred choice when building a luxurious outdoor kitchen. Features include control panel illumination, seamless heli arc welded body, featherweight hood assist system, dual interior lights, warming rack, two position rotisserie motor with 100 Lb. turning capability, glow plug ignition system, stainless steel heat zone separators and large capacity smoker box.

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#3 Fire Magic - Echelon Series


The reason we choose it:

Since 1949 RH Peterson, the manufacture of Fire Magic and many other brands have been at the forefront of product design and manufacturing. Fire Magic Grills are sought after by consumers who demand quality along with a company offering an excellent service record. The Echelon series offers quality construction along with many options. The remote control hood option allows the operator to open and close the grill hood with the push of a button and it also includes a safety feature which automatically opens the hood if internal temperatures exceed 600 degrees. The magic view window allows instant feedback of food progress without opening the lid and affecting the internal temperature. This is helpful when using the grill to bake or long periods of low and slow smoking. The LED illuminated control knobs glow blue on low and adjust in color to red as the temperature is raised. A backlit digital display provides a timer, controls for the interior lighting and provides the temperature of the grill, the various temperatures at the cooking surface above each burner and the temperature of the meat probe. For those who do not want many of these electronic features but still desire the echelon build quality, Fire Magic offers an "A" Series, or analog that features a standard thermometer in the center of the grill hood.

#4 Alfresco ALXE Grills


The reason we choose it:

Alfresco BBQ grills were introduced to the outdoor kitchen industry in 1999 and were created from a desire to cook in the open air but with the same quality and reliability found in commercial kitchens. Not an easy task, that's why every Alfresco product is built to exacting standards with premium materials by a leader in commercial manufacturing, Superior Equipment solutions (SES) in Commerce, CA. If you desire a grill that provides professional culinary results, the ALXE grills are an excellent choice. All ALXE series Alfresco grills are built with heavy gauge, non-corrosive 304 grade stainless steel. Features include dual ported U-Shaped Stainless Steel Burners that boast 25,000 BTU, ceramic briquette trays above the standard burners, heavy duty grill grates, interior halogen lights, electronic ignition and an integrated smoker system. Alfresco grills offer an industry exclusive hidden motor rotisserie design, providing a user friendly experience. The optional sear zone burner puts out 27,500 BTU and features a dedicated sidewall, separating itself and it's1400 degree capability from the rest of the grill. The V-Channel grating above the sear burner catches and vaporizes drippings, instantly becoming flavor enhancing smoke that is imparted directly back into the food.

 

#5 DCS


The reason we choose it:

From 2005-2008 Dynamic Cooking Systems accounted for 93% of Gas Grill sales in the luxury grill market. Offering an intense, even heat combined with a low maintenance design made it an instant success. DCS Gas Grills come standard with an exclusive grease management system. The grill grates are raked at an angle towards the front of the grill creating a natural funnel for grease and drippings to collect in the pullout drip tray. When you combine this with the ceramic rod technology above the burners, less flare ups are experienced. Another unique feature found on DCS gas grills are the reversible, shaped cooking grates. These allow you to create the perfect sear and capture more juices using the more aggressive side, while also providing a wider and smoother cooking surface option on the other side. DCS gas grills feature a rotisserie motor with a halogen light attached allowing you to grill as the evening progresses. The burners on the DCS Gas Grill are a U-Shaped Stainless Steel Burner that put out 25,000 BTU's each.

#6 Delta Heat


The reason we choose it:

Delta Heat's products were created in March of 2010 to fill a noticeable void in the marketplace. The dilemma, there were no reasonably priced grills built with exceptional craftsmanship and with features found on luxury appliances. Initially, Delta Heat was made overseas, but the contracted manufacturer began to cut corners and Twin Eagles grew increasingly unhappy with the build quality. In March 2012, when the contract was up, it was immediately brought home to their factory in Cerritos, CA. They still demanded a high quality grill while maintaining a reasonable price point and the results have been stunning. When you take a look at these products it becomes obvious why they Rank #1on the about.com review of gas grills between the $2,000 and $4,000 price range. Delta Heat gas grills offer a plethora of features including 16 Gauge 304 grade stainless steel construction, illuminated control knobs, ceramic briquette radiant heat distribution system, seamless single piece control panel, stainless steel cooking grates, double walled grill hood with thermometer, stainless steel U-Burners that offer 15,000 BTU per burner and a two position rotisserie motor.

 

#7 Bull BBQ


The reason we choose it:

Bull BBQ pioneered the concept of prefabricated outdoor kitchens and were among the very first to ship them across the country. With over 20 years experience in the industry and island manufacturing facilities located at their world headquarters in Rialto, CA and in Athens, TN you can be confident in a quality made BBQ island or outdoor kitchen. All of their grills are manufactured with 16 gauge 304 grade stainless steel, a dual lined rolled grill hood with thermometer, solid stainless steel cooking grates, heavy duty cast stainless steel burners and a piezo ignition system. These commercial quality grills have received SA, CE and CSA gas appliance certifications. Depending on the particular model of grill selected, you will find additional features like interior halogen lighting, rotisserie kit with integrated infrared backburner, a smoker box and optional sear zone burner.

 

#8 Steele Grills


The reason we choose it:

Steele grills were introduced to the outdoor kitchen industry in 2012. Though a newer brand than others on this list, they are in the hands of a company with experience and a vast knowledge of outdoor kitchen equipment, Patio Sites Inc. While lower end grills are made with inferior quality materials and fabrication techniques, the majority of higher quality grills provide costly features that many consumers are not interested in. They strive to achieve two things, a high quality, exceptionally well made product at an affordable price tag. When reviewed by about.com Steele Gas grills received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and was awarded as one of the top 10 grills available in the 1,000-2,000 price range. Standard features include 304 and 443grade stainless steel construction, dual lined grill hood, solid 7.5mm stainless steel cooking grates and warming rack, piezo ignition system, stainless steel burners with vaporizing panels and stainless steel heat zone separators for zonal cooking. They offer upgrades to heavy duty cast stainless steel burners, ceramic briquette radiant heat system, high heat sear zone burners and a rotisserie kit.

#9 RCS


The reason we choose it:

If you're looking to purchase a BBQ Grill or planning an entire outdoor kitchen, Renaissance Cooking Systems (RCS) offers an affordable, full line up of Outdoor Kitchen Equipment. Possessing the knowledge needed to create high quality, reliable products in an efficient manner has allowed them to be the OEM manufacturer for other brands of products as well. Among the RCS lineup of gas grills, you will find a variety of available options, in different price points. The RCS 42" Cutlass Pro is the standout model featuring 1,180 square inches of cooking surface and is made with 304 grade stainless steel. The entire unit offers more than 72,000 BTU and features four Cast Stainless Steel Burners and a 20" wide Ceramic Infrared Backburner with Rotisserie. The stainless steel cooking grates are among the largest diameter in the industry, measuring 3/8" thick. The mirrored finished control knobs with blue led illumination will provide an excellent installed result.

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#10 Napoleon


The reason we choose it:

Made from durable stainless steel, the sleek P500RSIB-1 resists rust and corrosion damage. But, it is not just durable on the outside. Under the lid you will find the same quality stainless steel used for the basin, the tube burners, dual-level sear plates and even the WAVE rod cooking grids. The unique wavy design of Napoleon's cooking grids provide even heating and prevent smaller foods from slipping between the cracks. There are 7 staggered stainless steel sear plates on the Prestige P500RSIB-1. This provides extra surface area for any drippings from your food to vaporize, providing extra flavor and avoiding flare-ups. The singular design makes it easier to clean the sear plates as well, because there is nowhere for grease and food debris to build up. Available in four beautiful colors - Stainless Steel, Cobalt Blue, Midnight Black and Charcoal Grey. The generously sized side shelves are also made from high grade stainless steel and feature an integrated towel bar that doubles as a condiment or drink holder, so nothing is ever out of reach. One side shelf also holds the infrared SIZZLE ZONE side burner while the other folds down for storage and features optional locking screws. This side burner heats in seconds heating to nearly 1,800*F for perfect searing. Lock the juices in by searing the perfect steak, then finish it over indirect heat on the main grill, just like in a steakhouse.