Purchasing a new grill can be a stressful experience. Should you go gas or charcoal? Do you want a smoker? What about the price? Well, the Taste of Home test kitchen staff worked long and hard to test the very best grills on the market.
Here are our top 4 picks for the best summer grilling:
Char-Griller 1515 Patio Pro: Charcoal – $106
This petite grill is ideal for small outdoor spaces or when cooking for just a few people. We love it’s side-drawer access for adding charcoal, the stay-cool wooden handle and side air vent.
Portable Kitchen Cast Aluminum Grill and Smoker: Charcoal – $280
This retro-looking grill offers heavy cast aluminum construction to reflect heat and ensure even cooking, plus it won’t rust. We like the large grilling surface, the easy access to charcoal during cooking, and the adjustable vents in the lid and dampers under the fire for quick and easy temperature control.
Ducane Affinity 3100: Gas – $300
Here’s an excellent everyday gas grill. We appreciate the side shelves for storing places and utensils, and the quick and perfectly even heating: It took just five minutes to reach 450 degrees!
Weber Summit S-670: Gas $2,300
We fell head over heels for this state-of-the-art grill with all the bells and whistles. We adore the lighting system on the hoods and knobs for late-night grilling; the quick-cooking rotisserie (a 3 1/2 pound chicken took just 1 hour!); and the even grilling. Other features to love: a sear station, a side burner and the whole unit’s great looks.
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