Are you shopping for a new grill? Before falling for the latest fad in grills or trying to one-up your neighbors, ask yourself what kind of grill you want. Do you want a gas grill? Gas provides an excellent level of control over the cooking temperature but doesn’t add much flavor. Charcoal grills use briquettes and add a distinctive flavor to the food but can be more time-consuming. Electric grills can be plugged in and adjusted to particular cooking temperatures, and pellet grills use wood pellets to provide an earthy, smoky flavor. Here are the five best grills on the market for 2020.
Genesis II E-335 Propane Grill
In terms of gas and propane grills, this one is a winner. It can slow cook chicken or sear a perfect ribeye steak, and it has all of the bells and whistles you want for the ideal neighborhood barbecue or family get-together. For just under $1000, this propane grill may be out of reach for those who want more of a bargain; however, it will not disappoint those who want to fork over the cash.
Ranger Tabletop Pellet Grill
This pellet grill is about $400 and is an excellent option for anyone who wants to try a hand and pellet grilling. Pellets are more reliable than charcoal and are less fussy, but they can be more challenging to find and pricier. This grill can braise, smoke, roast, or barbecue anything you want; it gives the wood-fired flavor that pellet grills are known for.
Commercial Tru-Infrared Gas Grill
If you are searching for a reliable gas or propane grill but at a lower price point, consider the Tru-Infrared gas grill. This one is great for beginners, as it relies on knobs that reliably turn the heat up and down without any fuss. The temperature quickly gets high enough to sear a steak, but the food remains juicy and tasty. This grill uses only two knobs, so it has very little fuss but all of the accessories that you need (without all of the fancy additional bells and whistles that look cool but you may not need).
Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill
Charcoal grills are pretty straightforward, as long as you know how to ignite the charcoal and get it to burn. This one comes in at under $200, making it an economical option for those who prefer charcoal. This grill has no bells and whistles and is just a dependable, sturdy charcoal grill that can be rolled around and easily stored. You can still claim your grill master title using this affordable charcoal grill. Get ready for the endless compliments from your loved ones as their mouths melt over your bacon cheeseburgers and barbecue chicken.
George Foreman Electric Grill
When looking at an electric grill, nothing beats the George Foreman line-up. Nonstick coatings mean that you don’t have to use a lot of oil or chemicals to keep your food from sticking, and these grills are famous for drawing the fat out of meat. You have a plethora of models to choose from, including indoor ones (some that you can use on your counter!) to outdoor ones that can cook for up to a dozen people at a time.
“8 Best Outdoor Grills of 2020, According to Appliance Experts,” by Betty Gold. Good Housekeeping. April 6, 2020.