Best Gas Grills between $1000 and $2000 for 2018

Once we get above a thousand dollars for a gas grill we see a combination of the big manufacturer's best products, the holdovers from days gone by and an ever increasing number of low price and low quality stainless steel grills. I've compiled this list based on the quality of cooking performance and durability over appearance and feature. Certainly, there are giant grills loaded with knobs, covered in shiny steel and packed with extras, but few of those offer much in the way of performance. First and foremost, a grill should grill and at these prices, it should grill very well. Heat should be high and even and the construction should be top notch. I favor the grills of old here. There was a time when you could expect a gas grill to last for decades, not just a few years. The top of this list is dominated not by 'brands' but by great grills.
Broilmaster P3-XF
Broilmaster P3-XF

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Broilmaster P3-XF

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Simple. Two burners. Around $1,500USD. Built like a tank. Broilmaster, a division of Empire Comfort Systems builds an old-school gas grill that produces high-temperature grilling in a body that can last for decades. The heavy cooking grates can be positioned to move food closer or farther from the fire providing added versatility and cooking control. While the appearance hasn't changed much in decades, this powerhouse of a gas grill pumps out 45,000 BTUs under 442 square inches of cooking space and uses a thick layer of ceramic briquettes to burn off drippings and radiate heat. This is a serious grill for serious grillers and comes with a host of potential customizable options.

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MHP WNK4

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This is MHP's number one selling grill. Built very much like the PGS below, this model has all the durability of any of these classic models of gas grills. It also has a wide range of extras that can be added on. Of course, this comes with extra cost, but side burners, infrared rotisserie burners, and anodized aluminum cooking grates (the kind used in steak cooking competitions) can be added. This makes the MHP a more versatile product though it will bring up the price well above the base of around $1,300USD.

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PGS A40

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PGS or Pacific Gas Specialties, like MHP above, originates with the first residential gas grills and still builds grills in much the way they were in the early 1960s. Certainly, the design isn't modern, but it isn't about that. This heavy cast aluminum gas grill has a 40,000 BTU dual control stainless steel burner under a ceramic barrier under 434 square inches of stainless steel rod cooking grate. There are options available and like this class of gas grill, it can come on a number of mounting options. On the other hand, this is a basic grill that really grills. It also lasts.

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Weber Genesis II LX E-440

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It might seem strange that we find a Weber in fourth place, but it is here in the list that we change to the modern grills. Yes. It's a Weber and that is a good thing. No one else offers the kinds of support that Weber does and this grill also has a great warranty. The heat is even, though on the low side compared with the grills above. This gas grill has four burners that can hit at combined 52,000 BTUs under 646 square inches of stainless steel cooking space. This is a big grill. It also comes with a good quality, 12,000 BTU side burner, and a little electronic gauge that tells you how much fuel you have left. The burner design (new for 2017) is excellent and for those looking for a modern looking, full function gas grill, this is the model to buy.

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Broil King Regal 590

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True. This gas grill is loaded with features, but it still has the quality it needs to pull it off. The Broil King Regal 590 has five main burners, a full rotisserie system, and a side burner (though underpowered). This is all standard in a large, but efficiently designed gas grill. Broil King has a number of innovative features to produce better grilling. The burners on this model are designed to compensate for the pressure difference from one end to the other, producing an even flame. The heat output is high enough for serious grilling and the cast iron cooking grates do a lot to transfer the heat.

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Napoleon Prestige 500 Black

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Similar to the Broil King above, this gas grill from Napoleon has a good selection of features and doesn't rely too heavily on low grade stainless steel to dress itself up. The four main burners on this model pump out up to 48,000 BTUs under 500 square inches of stainless steel rod cooking grates. At around $1,500USD this is a solidly built gas grill with plenty of space and versatility. There are some customizations to this grill, but the standard configuration includes an infrared side burner, which can be great for searing one steak at a time, but isn't as good at heating a pot since the temperature range is limited. It gets very hot, but a low simmer is a problem. I consider this more of a gimmick than a positive feature.

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The Holland Grill Apex

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This is the top of the line for the Holland Grill. The Apex comes with a stainless steel body that has better heat retention and all the standard extras you can get. Coming in around $1,300USD this unit is functionally different than the other models but does have a few nice features in a more attractive package. As I've said before, this is a competent grill that will cook burgers and steaks, but it is also a smoker and roasting oven. Different than most any other grill, you can expect this unit to last a very long time and do things that most grills struggle with.

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Saber Cast 670

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Another very unique product, this four burner Saber grill uses proprietary infrared technology, making it one of the most efficient gas grills on the market. This grill uses only a maximum of 32,000 BTUs under 670 square inches of cooking area and still produces temperatures comparable to some of the hottest grills on this list. While the technology that pulls this off is impressive, it really doesn't matter. This grill cooks like more traditional units, but with virtually no chance of flare-ups and because of how the heat is contained, foods are less likely to burn. It is virtually foolproof grilling. This model is largely black enamelled, but all the stainless steel parts are high quality 304 stainless steel.

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Beefeater Discovery 1100e 4-Burner

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The first thing I have to say about this grill is that depending on where you live, it might be very hard to find. Which is a shame since this is actually a powerful, well made gas grill. No, the appearance can seem a little primitive, but each of the four burners in this unit can pump out as much as 16,250 BTUs and the side burner is 15,000 BTUs. It is a powerful grill with heavy cooking grates and a window in the lid so you can watch your food grill. I have always been a fan of Beefeater and hopefully, they can find a way to get better distribution.

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Blaze 32-Inch 4-Burner

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I know that many people these days are looking for an all stainless steel gas grill, even at prices under $2000USD. I have added this model from Blaze as an example of that kind of grill. Blaze, like most of the stainless steel grills in this price range, is a store brand (this one from Shopperschoice.com) and comes out of the Charter Factory in China. Blaze is the best of this category of grills, but stainless steel isn't cheap and a lot can't be expected for this kind of money. The people at Blaze have proven that they stand behind their products and this is a powerful grill. If you are dedicated to this kind of grill, this is the model I recommend.

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