Gas Grill Comparisons
Grill Price Ranges
One of the first steps in the grill buying process is determining your budget. While grill prices can range from several hundred dollars to $10,000 or more, we typically refer to three price ranges for grills:
- Entry Level Grills: $750-$2,000
- Mid-Range Grills: $2,000-$5,000
- High-End Grills: $5,000 and up
Entry-level grills are great for those who are just getting serious about grilling and want a product that’s a step up from a big-box store model. Mid-range grills are ideal for experienced grillers who are upgrading from a cheaper grill or those who want an excellent mix of features at a fair price. High-end grills are perfect for those who want the best of the best money can buy.
Does More Money Automatically Mean a Better Grill?
A higher-priced grill will typically be a “better” grill on paper. However, there’s no need to pay extra for designs and features you won’t be using. After all, not everyone needs marine-grade stainless steel or an infrared sear zone.
While these features are great for those who will use them frequently, consider the way you grill. Are you looking for a versatile product capable of many different cooking styles? Or are you a weekend warrior who sticks to burgers and brats?
Finding the Best Grill for You
The two factors contributing most to the final price of a grill are materials and features. By skipping features you won’t use, you may be able to get a grill built from higher quality materials for the same budget. Alternatively, a grill made from 430 stainless steel rather than 304 stainless steel will be able to pack in more features at a lower price point.
There’s no “perfect” grill, but the number of options available on the market means you’re much more likely to find the perfect grill for you.
Grill Head to Grill Head Comparison
|Napoleon Prestige 500 Built-In Grill with Rotisserie||Blaze Professional Built-In Gas Grill with Rear Infrared Burner||Twin Eagles Eagle One Built-In Gas Grill|
|Price Level||Entry Level||Mid-Range||High-End|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Cooking Grid Size||28” x 17.75”||30.8125” x 19.9375||32” x 20”|
|Main Grilling Area||500 sq. in.||615 sq. in.||640 sq. in.|
|Secondary Grilling Area||260 sq. in.||201 sq. in.||308 sq. in.|
|Weight||125 lbs||196 lbs||265 lbs|
|Burners||304 Stainless Steel Tube Burner||Cast Stainless Steel H-Burners||304 Stainless Steel U-Burners, Ceramic Infrared Sear Burner|
|Main Burner BTU||4 x 12,000||3 x 18,000|
2 x 25,000 Conventional
1 x 25,000 Infrared
|Secondary Burner BTU||13,500 Rear IR||10,000 Rear IR||14,000 Rear IR|
|Material||304 Stainless Steel||304 Stainless Steel||304 Stainless Steel|
|Made in the U.S.A.||No||No||Yes|
|Ignition System||Flame Thrower Ignition||Push and Turn Flame-Thrower Ignition||Hot Surface Ignition|
|Integrated Lighting||SafetyGlow Back-Lit Knobs||Interior grill lights, SRL LED back-lit control knobs||Ambient illumination, Exact Control illumination, TempTrack illumination, Internal halogen lights|
|Other Notable Features||
Grill Head Analysis
While these are just three options of many at Kick Ass Grills, they give you a good idea of some of the differences between each of the price ranges. Feature sets and construction materials will vary between brands and models, but these key areas will allow you to compare products head to head to determine the best option for your outdoor kitchen.
Here, features like BTU output, burner material, and rotisserie systems improve at higher price ranges. Additionally, more luxury features like ambient lighting, integrated rotisserie rod storage, and a hot surface ignition are available on the high-end grill model. Finally, while all models use 304 stainless steel in their construction, the entry-level Napoleon grill saves on cost by using 304 stainless steel in essential areas but integrates more economical metal options elsewhere.
Get Your Questions Answered by Experts
Do you still want more information before making your purchase? Speak with a member of our team to get your specific questions answered. Our grill experts are here Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time to answer your questions.
If you’d rather do more research on your own first, our blog is full of great articles to help you find the best product for the way you grill. We recommend you check out our article on how to buy a gas grill as a jumping-off point.