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Models Under $400

 


Weber 586002 Q 320 Portable Outdoor Propane Gas Grill

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Overall rating – This Weber gas grill has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Cooking grate material – porcelain coated cast iron

Type of gas used – this gas grill uses a standard 20 pound propane tank

External size – measures approximately 22 by 36-1/2 by 55-1/2 inches

Cooking area dimensions – this gas grill has 462 square inches of total cooking space and a 69 square inch warming rack that sits above the cooking area

BTU input per hour – 21,700

Electronic ignition – Yes

Weight- 85 pounds

Warranty – this gas grill has a 5 year limited warranty

Overall review – 92% of the reviews for this Weber gas grill are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. This is actually one of the most popular gas grills available today. One reason for that is the price. This is the cheapest full-sized gas grill Weber makes; only the Weber tabletop gas grills cost less. This is a way to own a Weber gas grill without breaking the bank. Most of the reviews agree that this gas grill is well-priced and a great value.

Weber has made a few improvements over the Q300, which had previously been their entry level full-sized gas grill. First, the shelve are collapsible, which is great if you have limited space. The reviews show the shelves to be solid and sturdy when locked into place. Second, the cooking grate is split into two pieces. These cooking grates are porcelain coated cast iron, which means they are quite heavy. Splitting the grate into two pieces makes it easier to remove and clean the cooking grate.

The majority of reviews speak of a well-powered gas grill that delivers fast and consistent heat. The other 8% are mainly turned off by the extensive use of plastic on this model. The stand, the side shelves and the dome over the propane tank are all comprised of plastic. This is how Weber is able to offer a lower priced gas grill without scrimping on the more important things, like the burners, cooking grates and the cook box. The biggest complaint you will find in reviews of other low to mid range gas grills is that they quickly rust or corrode. Using plastic prevents that from happening on the Weber Q320.

There are 263 detailed consumer reviews available, written by real people who have used this Weber gas grill. See 263 Reviews for this Weber gas grill


Ducane 31731101 Affinity 3100 Propane Grill, Black

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Overall rating – This Ducane gas grill has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Cooking grate material – porcelain-enameled stainless steel rod cooking grates

Type of gas used – this gas grill uses a standard 20 pound propane tank – there is also an identical model available that uses natural gas

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External size – measures approximately 37.5 x 30 x 25.5 inches

Cooking area dimensions – this gas grill has 550-square-inches

BTU input per hour -3 burners with a maximum of 36, 000 BTUs per hour

Electronic ignition – Yes

Weight-198 pounds

Warranty – limited warranty

Overall review – 84% of the reviews for this Ducane gas grill are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. Most of the reviews agree that this is a solid, sturdy grill and a great value. This is a large grill; it actually has more cooking space than the much more expensive Weber Genesis models. The positive reviews say this grill heats quickly and evenly without any noticeable hot spots. They also say this Ducane grill is much more substantial than similarly priced models at a local big box store. Most people agree that this gas grill is easy to set up.

The authors of a couple of reviews expressed disappointment in the finish of this gas grill. It is black and gray, with the main finish being black. Some people thought the gray was actually stainless steel based on the picture. There were a few complaints regarding damaged grills or missing parts. On the upside, Ducane's customer service came though for those customers and replaced the missing or damaged parts.

One note: at this time, there is not free shipping available on this Ducane model. The shipping can cost over $100, depending on where you live. You may want to consider Ducane's newer model, the Affinity 4100, which is listed on the Ducane page (you can find the link to the right.) It does cost more but the shipping is free, making the two grills closer in price. The Affinity 4100 also consistently receives better reviews and rating than this 3100 model.

There are 33 detailed consumer reviews available, written by real people who have used this Ducane gas grill. READ THESE 33 REVIEWS


Char Broil K6B 6-Burner 65,000 BTU Gas Grill, with Side burner

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Overall rating – This Char-Broil gas grill has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Cooking grate material – Porcelain cast iron primary cooking grate and chrome warming rack

Type of gas used – this grill uses a standard 20 pound propane tank

External size – this model measures approximately 23 by 67 by 48 inches

Cooking area dimensions – this unit has 650 square inches of primary cooking area and 250 secondary warming rack

Weight- this gas grill weighs 148 pounds

BTU input per hour – 6 stainless steel burners with searing burner/65,000 BTUs and 10,000 BTU flush lidded Side burner

Electronic ignition – Yes

Overall review – 80% of the reviews for this Char-Broil gas grill are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. This is a very large grill for less than $400. It has 650 square inches of cooking space, compared to 507 on the $950 Weber Genesis. That is huge, especially at this price.

Most of the reviews say this is a well-constructed unit that cooks food very well, and cooks a lot of food at once. This is a party hoster's dream gas grill. There is an abundance of space. There is one drawback to all that mass: this unit uses a lot of propane. You can minimize the fuel use by only turning on one burner for small meals. However, if you cook something that requires ambient heat, like a whole chicken, you will use a lot of propane to heat up that huge cook box. But for party lovers, this gas grill is a great value and well-priced for its incredible size.

Most people say this unit offers hot, even heat and that the searing station works well. They say the heavy duty porcelain coated cooking grates are good and stop the food from sticking.

There are a couple of negative reviews from people who purchased this gas grill at Walmart, then left a review at Amazon. The problem is, the one at Walmart and the one at Amazon are not the same item. The Walmart version has 40,000 BTUs while the Amazon version (that we are talking about here) has 65,000 BTUs. The Walmart version has an infrared system while the Amazon version is a standard gas grill plus a searing station. It is common practice for large retailers (like Walmart or other big box stores) to work out deals with large well-known brands (like Char-Broil.) This normally involves making a product with lesser materials and technology and offering it at a lower price. The packaging looks almost identical and the name of the product is either the same or close to it. That is also why the Walmart customers say this item is a great deal for under $300, while the Amazon version costs more. Keep this in mind when reading the reviews. You can discount any that mention Walmart or Infrared, as those reviews are for a different grill that costs less. How can you protect yourself from being duped by this practice of packaging a lesser product to look like a more desirable one? Always check model numbers, rather than relying on other information like name, size or number of burners. Sadly, this happens with many products, not just gas grills.

There are 25 detailed consumer reviews available, written by real people who have used this Char-Broil gas grill.READ THE 25 REVIEWS CUSTOMERS HAVE WRITTEN FOR THIS GAS GRILL


Char Broil Magnum 500 4-Burner Gas Grill, with Side burner

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THERE ARE 12 CUSTOMER REVIEWS FOR THIS GAS GRILL

Overall rating – This Char-Broil gas grill has an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Cooking grate material – Porcelain cast iron primary cooking grate AND a porcelain warming rack

Type of gas used – this grill uses a standard 20 pound propane tank or can be hooked up to a natural gas line

External size – this unit measures approximately 55 by 22 by 46 inches

Cooking area dimensions – this gas grill has 480 square inches of total cooking space and a 205 square inch secondary warming rack

Weight- 120 pounds

BTU input per hour – 4 stainless steel burners with searing burner/50,000 BTUs and a 13,000 BTU Side burner also, this gas grill is Dual Fuel Natural Gas Compatible

Electronic ignition – Yes – Surefire Electronic Ignition

Warranty – this gas grill comes with a 1 year limited warranty

Overall review – 50% of the reviews for this Char-Broil gas grill are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. So half of the reviewers loved it, and half didn't. One reviewer has never tried this grill, but wrote a negative comment based on his experience with other Char-Broil models. Since there are only 12 reviews, that one negative review accounts for 8% of the total. It is important to realize that Broil-King offers a wide range of gas grills, some of which are incredibly cheap, not just in build but in price. They offer a grill for every budget, and yes, cheap grills do not last a long time.

Some people had trouble with this unit rusting fairly quickly, others say proper care prevents that. There are 12 detailed consumer reviews available, written by real people who have used this Char-Broil gas grill. READ ALL 12 CUSTOMER REVIEWS


Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Urban Gas Grill with Folding Side Shelves

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Click HERE to see our editor's review of this Char-Broil Urban Grill

Overall rating – This Char-Broil gas grill has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Cooking grate material – porcelain coated cast iron

Type of gas used – this grill uses a standard 20 pound propane tank

External size – this model measures approximately 21.9 by 46.1 by 45.7 inches

Cooking area dimensions – this gas grill has 320 square inches of total cooking space and a 125 square inch secondary cooking area

Weight- 100 pounds

BTU input per hour – 21,000

Electronic ignition – Yes

Overall review – 69% of the reviews for this Char-Broil gas grill are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. This is Char-Broils Urban compact model, that makes it ideal for patios or urban settings. Char-Broil packs a lot into a small package; this unit boasts their award winning infrared cooking system for greater control while grilling. Most reviewers agree that the infrared system works very well. They say it heats quickly, and cooks quickly without burning. This unit does an excellent job of searing food while still keeping it moist inside.

This model also offers a unique "clean" setting which super-heats the grill to turn any debris to ash, letting you wipe it away easily. Most people love that, but a few reviews complain that this unit is hard to clean. Some reviewers complain that you need to clean it every time you use it, but that really does hold true for any grill. You should never cook on a surface that wasn't cleaned after the last use.

Many of the negative reviews say that the food tastes baked and not smoky or grilled. Clearly, that is one of the downsides to any grill powered by gas. That smoky flavor comes from wood or charcoal, not gas. That is not a problem specific to this particular model; it is something to be aware of with ANY gas grill. This grill actually gives you the option to add wood chips to get that smoky flavor without the full-blown hassle of a charcoal or wood fire.

A huge plus with this model is the fold-away shelves, which makes this unit fit where others can't. Another plus to its smaller size is the reduced propane consumption. Bigger isn't always better; a large unit will use a lot more propane even if you are only cooking a small amount of food. Many reviewers marveled at how energy efficient this Char-Broil model is. There are 87 detailed consumer reviews available, written by real people who have used this Char-Broil gas grill. See 87 Reviews for this Char-Broil gas grill


Weber 4411001 Spirit E-210 Propane Grill, Black

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Overall rating – This Weber gas grill has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Cooking grate material – porcelain enameled cooking grates

Type of gas used – this grill uses a standard 20 pound propane tank

External size – measures approximately 60-by-52-by-22-1/4 inches

Cooking area dimensions – this gas grill has a total cooking area of 458-square-inches

BTU input per hour -two stainless-steel burners, 26,000 BTU per hour

Weight- 120 pounds

Electronic ignition – Yes

Overall review – 80% of the reviews for this Weber gas grill are very positive and accompanied by a 4 or 5 star rating. The reviews paint a picture of a solid, well-built grill. It heats quickly and is powerful enough to reach high temperatures. It maintains even temperatures at both high and low temps. It is not prone to flare-ups or hot spots so cooking is very even and fast. This is a somewhat large gas grill and a great way to own a quality Weber grill at a fraction of the cost of a Weber Summit or Genesis. Many grillers say they are amazed at the much higher level of quality on this unit compared to other brands that cost $200 to $300.

This model only has 2 burners. The reviews indicate they are powerful enough to heat the entire cooking area quite well, but it did present a problem for some people. More burners don't just offer more power, they also allow you to turn off small sections of the grill and cook with indirect heat. Many people like to light the right and left burners and leave the center one off for slow cooking large items, like whole chickens or leg of lamb. That is not an option on a 2 burner model.

The biggest complaint found in the negative reviews is about the cooking grates. Weber advertises them as porcelain coated, but they don't say what material that porcelain is coating. This led some to believe it would be porcelain coated cast iron, like the more expensive Genesis models; it is not. This is a porcelain coated steel, which is not as heavy as cast iron, and in turn will not give you the same impressive grill marks. The majority of reviewers like the cooking grates (and everything else about this model) but it is something to be aware of if you are interested in this gas grill.

There are 70 detailed consumer reviews available, written by real people who have used this Weber gas grill.READ ALL 70 REVIEWS HERE






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