The Best Grills for Your Needs
If You Want a Bargain: Charcoal
Weber One-Touch 18½-Inch-Wide Silver Kettle
Made of porcelain-enameled steel, this classic beauty has rust-resistant aluminum legs and a lever that sifts ash into the pan.
To buy: $79, homedepot.com.
If You Want a Bargain: Gas
This stainless-steel grill has porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates, which are better for searing and hard to find at this price point. Btu: 48,000.
To buy: $200 for a similar grill, homedepot.com.
If You Love Great Design: Charcoal
When open, this steel grill forms a striking X shape; when closed, it looks like a briefcase―and is just 1¼ inches thick.
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
If You Love Great Design: Gas
Minden MMR1000 Master 3-Burner
This red steel grill has a cutting board on one side and a tray with recessed areas for relishes and sauces on the other. Btu: 30,000.
To buy: $459, amazon.com.
If You Have a Small Space: Charcoal
Weber Smokey Joe Silver
A miniature version of the Weber Kettle, this 14½-inch-wide grill holds six burgers and has a tight-fitting lid.
To buy: $30, lowes.com for stores.
If You Have a Small Space: Gas
Broilmaster P4 Series Premium 2-Burner
It’s just 24 inches wide and 16 inches deep. A lever props up the hood to let heat out. Btu: 40,000.
To buy: $1,157 with stand (shown), broilmaster.com for stores.
If You Want Top Quality: Charcoal
Primo Oval XL
If you entertain a lot, this massive ceramic grill is for you. Coals will stay hot in the firebox for up to 24 hours.
To buy: $1,192, primogrill.com for stores.
If You Want Top Quality: Gas
Barbeques Galore 38-inch Grand Turbo 6-Burner
This stainless-steel unit has a rotisserie, under-hood lights, and a side burner. Btu: 63,000.
To buy: $3,400, bbqgalore.com for stores.