Top Gas Grills 6/21/15

Top Gas Grills

Consumer Reports has finished testing more than 100 grills. Some weren’t so hot, but we did find plenty of good options ––particularly among medium-sized grills, which are the most popular. They usually hold about two dozen burgers.

The $600 Weber Spirit SP-320, available at hardware stores, is the top-rated midsized grill. But Weber is getting a run for its money from Kenmore.

The Kenmore Elite 33577 from Sears offers solid construction and a lot more bells and whistles. It has an LED control panel, built-in lights, a side-burner, and impressive cooking performance for $950.

Consumer Reports also recommends the $370 Better Homes and Gardens BH15-101-099-04 from Walmart.

You get a lot of features for the money. It has stainless-steel grates, it comes with a rotisserie, and there’s a sliding tank tray, which makes it a lot easier to change the gas. Plus it has a side burner, and it was an excellent performer in several cooking tests.

The one thing Consumer Reports cautions about with the Better Homes and Garden grill is the burner warranty, which is only five years. Burners are the most often replaced grill part and can be an indicator of how long you can expect a grill to last.
The Kenmore Elite, on the other hand, has a generous 15-year burner warranty.
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