It is always the season for a barbeque. Can’t resist the tempting smell of grilled ribs and burgers, can you? I know you are itching to show off your skills at an office party or block party. Your only problem is selecting a grill to buy. But that is a minor step.
I know, I know!
You have to list down your preferences, build a budget, go and research for the Best Natural Gas Grill and even talk to people and collect reviews. What if I say you will be able to do that in just next 10 minutes? Don’t believe me? I am telling the truth. Just read the review here and you will see I am not wrong.
Everything you need to know is in here, in this article. Go through the details and your research will be over. I promise it will not take more than 10 minutes; unless of course, you are a slow reader. Then it may take up to 20.
Buying a Gas Grill
Make sure you are prepared with your checklist before you read any further. You will need to see the price, the size, durability, the BTU, the features, storage and cleaning ease. According to these requirements, the following are the best available in each category right now.
1. [easyazon_link identifier=”B077K1MK8N” locale=”US” tag=”abitsavingoffer-20″]Weber 44010001 Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill LP Outdoor[/easyazon_link] – The best-rated weber gas grill
Whenever we read Weber, a certain set of expectations come with the name. Anyone who’s used a Weber machine will never have anything bad to say. Weber makes a lot of grills, all of the high quality. From all kinds of categories, this gas grill stands out.
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Find out why?
• Fuel Type: Natural Gas
• Material: Stainless steel
• Number of Burners: 2
• BTU Output: 26500 BTU
• Grate Material: Cast iron
The build of the grill is extremely sturdy. The body and the cook box are made of cast aluminum which provides long-lasting durability to the grill. Most grills are made of sheet metal which is prone to damages. But E-210 is made from heavy-duty metal and has a porcelain coating which makes it rust-proof, immune to fading and peeling.
There is an inbuilt thermometer in the lid but I would still suggest you use an external digital thermometer. The inbuilt one is not accurate.
The grill has two side shelves for extra room for work. But the beauty is, these tables are collapsible. So when you have a space crunch, the grill can become smaller to fit in. the shelves also have hanging hooks for keeping all the grilling equipment within reach while cooking. The shelves and the burner tubes are made of stainless steel and cooking grates are made of cast iron. Thus, the shelves and tubes become rust-proof and the cast iron cooking grates will help in better heat retention. Another beauty is that they don’t need any seasoning. They are to cook on right after they are out of the box.
The grill has an open cart design which provides extra room for prep work and accessories. The grill in its entirety weighs 114 pounds and has 2 large wheels.
The assembly of the grill is relatively easy. It is not complicated at all. The firebox and the gas line come assembled already. Other components can be assembled really easily. And if you don’t understand anything, there is always the manual for referring. But you won’t need it. Still, there’s one thing, even though it is pretty straight-forward, it takes almost 2 hours to assemble it completely.
Once the grill has been assembled, it is really easy to use. The electronic crossover ignition system is ignited by an AA battery powered igniter. The system is very reliable and lights every time. It also has a 10-year warranty by Weber which makes sure it is going to light fire infinitely. The hooks, collapsible shelves, and an open area make sure you have enough space to keep your extra food, accessories and even tools and utensils.
The E-210 provides pure pleasure when it comes to taste. The cooking grates, as mentioned above, are cast-iron. Heat retention is superb. The burner tubes provide consistent gas flow and thus the cooking grate receives heat all over. Thus direct and indirect, both kind of heat, is provided consistently which helps to bring up the temperature of the grill quite quickly.
The flavorizer bar is porcelain coated and help to maintain the smoky flavor in the food. They catch the drippings from the food and smoke them to add flavor to the food. The drippings that are not vaporized flow down into the grease management system away from the burner tubes because of the slope below. This helps in preventing clogging and flare-ups.
The aluminum body and single-vent system also make the indirect heat system work perfectly in this grill.
Below the cook box, there is a drip tray. The drippings that are not vaporized are directed towards this tray which is removable. The catch pan is also removable. Both the tray and the pan are pretty easy to clean.
Remember the tin foil hack?
Yes, always use aluminum foil on the tray, so that the cleaning process is made even faster. The rest of the grill, including the burner tubes, can be cleaned by a simple grill brush.
You can take out the cooking grates to clean them up separately. The flavorizer bar can be scrapped with a plastic scraper to scrape off all the residue. The outside surface of the grill is stainless steel and should be wiped with a micro-fiber cloth to avoid scratches.
The grill is small and compact. It has adjustable parts and still is able to keep every tool needed while cooking. The slow and smoky process provides flavor too. It is not free of limitations, but they are not big enough to be a deal breaker.
2. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00SZRL6D0″ locale=”US” tag=”abitsavingoffer-20″]Napoleon LEX 605 Built-In Grill with Infrared Rotisserie[/easyazon_link] – The best built-in natural gas grill
Napoleon is an esteemed name in the gas grill industry. They were known for their wood stoves and their beautiful designs. Well, that they still maintain. The Napoleon grills are all so beautiful to look at! Apart from beauty, they are also easy to operate and clean.
Let’s see how LEX 605 holds up.
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• Fuel Type: Natural Gas
• Material: Stainless steel
• Number of Burners: 5
• BTU Output: 79500 BTU
• Grate Material: Stainless steel
This grill makes outdoor cooking gourmet. The design is so sleek; you will be proud to show off your grill. The entire grill is made of stainless steel and a whopping 605 square inches of cooking space, that is like making 21 burger patties at once.
It does not have the electronic ignition system. But that’s actually good news. I have heard that many times the electronic system fails due to faulty batteries.
So then, what does this grill have for ignition?
It has a new ignition feature called the JETFIRE™ Ignition.
The entire grill is stainless steel including the cooking grates. Because of that, it lacks the quality of porcelain enameled. But stainless steel is rust proof and gets hot very fast. That is a huge advantage. For everything else, there are sear plates. Sear plates are like a flavorizer bar. They evaporate the dripping juices and provide tasty smoked meat. Napoleon also provides cooking griddles which can be used instead of cooking grates for lighter meals like eggs.
You install this grill in your backyard, you are going to have a lot of late night parties. The grill has backlit burner knobs. The engaging blue light is going to be a conversation starter for years.
I am not sure if I am happy or sad about the JETFIRE ignition technology, because it requires a direct connection to the gas line. It does not use a hosepipe. So, you have to fix a designated place for the grill and fix the connection to the gas. It cannot be temporary. Also, it lights the burner individually.
But basically, you have to fix the grill in its place and that becomes permanent. For those who have a space issue, this grill will not work.
Out of the 5 burners, 4 are made of stainless steel and are located directly below the primary cooking area. It is a big area but since all burners light individually you can enjoy the taste of slowly cooked meat. You can ignite the burner at the far end and let the meat cook in the indirect heat.
Tasty as heaven!
The lid of the grill has a double layer to prevent the heat from escaping. It has a huge participation in temperature control. Also, the lid has an Accu-Probe™ temperature gauge which, surprisingly, provides accurate temperature most of the time. it reads till 700°F which is the cooling capacity of the grill.
Now to the perfect sear marks.
The grill has specially designed and patented grids which provide the perfect pink sear marks at the time! Like, always.
There is also a rotisserie kit included which uses a different burner. The rotisserie burner is not an ordinary one, it is a ceramic infrared burner. It generates a BTU of 15,500 which is a lot of heat.
Restaurant quality juicy meat at home!
The bottom, fifth infrared burner, offers an optimum temperature of 1800°F to sear the steak. Oh and one more thing, this grill is multipurpose. It is a natural gas, of course, but it also provides charcoal and wood chips grilling.
Well, for smoky flavor just replace the sear plate with charcoal tray. For wood burned cooking, the process is not that simple. You need to fill the smoker tube with your favorite wood chips and herbs and place it on the left side. Now place the meat on the right side and light the left burner only. The slow cooking will infuse the aroma in the meat. By god, does it taste awesome!
The cleaning is simple but not one-step simple. It will definitely take some of your time. thank god, the grease management is simple.
The grease tray is located at the bottom of the grill to prevent flare-ups. The sear plates minimize the grease but it still needs cleaning with water and liquid soap. Also, I just recently learned that BBQ sauce is corrosive to the grids.
I have a solution. Instead of drizzling the sauce on the steak while grilling, put it during the marinating process. It will help increase the lifetime of your grids and keep the steak tasty too.
To wash the grids, you need to scrape off the food residue with a brass wire brush after it is cooled down. Then wipe it with a towel. If it still feels greasy then remove it and wash it with warm water.
The inside and outside of the grill also can be cleaned with a brass wired brush but don’t scrap vigorously. It will take off the color. The only problem is the drip pan. It is too small and fills up quickly. So, during a party, you have to keep checking it so that it does not overflow and cause flare-ups. It needs to be cleaned with a putty knife.
The company provides warranty from 2 to 10 years depending on the parts. It has some limitations, but I will still tell you that it is an awesome grill. It makes grilling fun. You will want to throw a party every month. It’s worth giving a chance if you have enough backyard space.
3. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01JIRJ8GC” locale=”US” tag=”abitsavingoffer-20″]Weber 65010001 Genesis II E-210[/easyazon_link] – Small natural gas grill
The fondest memories of our childhood are always about the family gatherings on weekend lunch and eating barbeques, burgers and hot dogs. Now, with a majority of people living in houses with lesser outdoor space, these memories seem far-fetched. But it does not have to be. A large grill is impractical but a small grill like Weber 65010001 Genesis II E-210 is the smartest option.
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• Fuel Type: Natural Gas
• Material: Stainless steel
• Number of Burners: 2
• BTU Output: 26000 BTU
• Grate Material: Cast iron
Weber has made a name for quality craftsmanship. And Genesis II E-210 is no exception. The grill has a stainless steel body which makes it highly durable and weighs 140 pounds. Steel is, of course, rust proof and you can keep it on your patio all the time. The insides of the grill are also equally durable. The cooking grates are made from porcelain coated cast-iron.
It is an open cart design. A specialty of Weber. The grill is so versatile in its functionality that it can store all the materials.
Yes. It comes with a built-in storage.
The open cart system has a place to hold everything from cleaning tools to plates and it is located below the greased pan. So no hazard there. The side of the grill has 6 hooks for hanging all the tools of your choice. The left side also has a fold-down table which will give you extra space for transferring food to the plates.
Unfortunately, this grill does not come assembled and is not even easy to do it yourself. Even installation of the gas line needs to be done at home and that can be dangerous. It demands professional help which is an extra cost. The assembly is complicated. I would suggest not to do it yourself.
Cooking with this grill is not as complicated as the assembly. As most of Weber grills, even this one has the Infinity Ignition system. So it is no time switching on the grill. Just turn the knob and you are good to go.
This grill also has a design solution for preventing fires. Grease collection inside the grill is dangerous and therefore it has a system of grease collection outside the body. the drippings that are not vaporized are channeled through the burner to a disposable dripping tray outside the body of the grill. This tray is located inside a catch pan under the cook box, keeping the interior clean. But there is one issue with this. Because it is outside, it becomes accessible to kids and pets. You have to be very careful.
Because of its construction, the grill cooks excellently. The burners are placed in rows from front to back which ensures that all areas of the grill are heated equally. Also, the flavorizer bars are placed at the perfect angles to catch the drippings. These drippings are vaporized and provide smoky flavor to the meat. This reduces the grease and keeps the meat juicy and tasty.
And guess what? There is technology involved.
The grill has an iGrill3 thermometer with Bluetooth compatibility system. It works on the Weber iGrill app through which you can monitor the food by knowing the real-time temperature, and even fuel-tank level on the mobile app. So you can enjoy the party and still keep an eye on the food.
My favourite feature?
The app pings when you are 10 degrees away from the probe’s target temperature. And then after each degree, the app pings till the food is done.
The grill also has a large warming rack above the cooking space to keep the veggies and meat warm or toast the bun without disturbing other food.
The grill does not go beyond 400°F. it is satisfying for beginners, but for some food, it is not up to the mark.
The grill is very easy to clean. The grates are porcelain coated which does not accumulate grease. You just need to wipe it down after the grill cools down and you are done. The drip pan is outside so you don’t need to clean much in the insides.
You need to purchase iGrill3 separately. It is expensive but useful. If you can cook with precision, it is not a necessity. For beginners, it’s a boon. Otherwise, the grill has very few disadvantages. I would definitely give a thumbs up.
4. [easyazon_link identifier=”B0783GVCFV” locale=”US” tag=”abitsavingoffer-20″]Weber 49010001 Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill NG Outdoor[/easyazon_link] – Best outdoor natural gas grill
This is a no non-sense grill. It belongs to the company’s entry-level grill and is perfect for those who love grilling but are still a novice. Or those who don’t have a huge backyard. You get quality on a smaller scale. It can easily serve up to 5-7 people with its 529 square inches of grilling space.
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• Fuel Type: Natural Gas
• Material: Cast Aluminium
• Number of Burners: 3
• BTU Output: 30000 BTU
• Grate Material: Cast iron
The E-310 is well-built and durable. It uses cast aluminum sheets for construction which not usually found in gas grills. The metal makes it really sturdy. Actually, it’s a lot like its predecessor E-210 but bigger. This model also has a thermometer placed in the middle of the lid. And again, it is a little inaccurate. I would suggest you keep a digital thermometer handy.
The body is porcelain enameled to increase its lifespan and making it rust-proof. There are 2 foldable side tables attached to the body to provide extra space for plating and ancillary work. These side shelves are made of stainless steel just like the burner tubes. The metal makes it naturally rust-proof. Each of these shelves has 3 hooks for hanging necessary tools and accessories.
The design is a Weber special open cart design. There is a huge storage area under the cook box which can keep extra plates and even extra veggies.
It looks small and compact and all but weighs 130 pounds. It is not easy to lift the grill. That is why there are all-season caster wheels which can be locked for stability. The wheels are durable and can bear all terrain.
Assembling this grill is not a difficult task. A single person can do it in under 2 hours and without having to stop and scratch the head. All the pieces fit together nicely and the instructions are pretty clear too. Even connecting the gas hose is a breeze. Within two and a half hours you can be done assembling and seasoning the grill.
The grill has Infinity Ignition is very simple and reliable. You just have to turn the knob and the burner lights up. The igniter uses a single AA battery which is durable and has a 10-year warranty for the system. Turn the left control knob to high and press the ignition button. Now, witness flawless ignition performance.
The Weber’s GS4 grilling system is world-class. And E-310 has a new and improved version. The gill has a single piece cast aluminum firebox with a funnel-shaped bottom which slides out the grease into the grease tray. Thus, the firebox is able to maintain equal heat all the time more successfully. Also, to minimize the effects of wind on the heat, there is a heat diffuser available which maintains the air flow inside.
The entire cook box is covered by the flavorizer bars for proper heat distribution and smoky flavor. And guess what? The cooking grates are reversible. And they have a thin gap between lines so that food like shrimp does not fall off. The maximum temperature of the grill is 600°F in front and 680°F at back.
The grill is enabled for iGrill3 technology for which you will need an app. But the temperature management of the app is greatly accurate and very handy when you want to mingle at your own party.
Chicken, hamburgers, shrimp – everything is tried and tested in this grill. The results are always the same. Fantastic!
The grease management system of the grill is superb which makes cleaning process pretty straightforward. The grease tray slides out the front quite easily and it is lined with disposable foil liners. The best way to quicken cleaning.
Is that it? Of course not.
You need to scrape off the grease from the funnel onto the tray before you remove the tray. The burner tubes are stainless steel, so they are easy to clean too. The porcelain enameled grates also can be cleaned easily by wiping down. Or if they feel greasy just use warm water and mild soap.
E-310 is a solid and dependable tool for your backyard. It is a full sized grill with all the basic functions. And of course, Weber’s quality, customer service and performance are unmatched in the market.
5. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01JIRM882″ locale=”US” tag=”abitsavingoffer-20″]Weber 67010001 Genesis II E-410 Natural Gas Grill[/easyazon_link] – Natural gas barbecue grill
For a grill of stainless steel and versatile functions, there is much to love about this Weber 4-burner grill. I know you are thinking is Weber the only company here?
What can I say?
They are the best.
The name they have earned in the grill maker industry is because of their quality and performance. And trust me, no one comes close. Unless you are looking for something highly expensive and high-fi.
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• Fuel Type: Natural Gas
• Material: Stainless Steel
• Number of Burners: 4
• BTU Output: 48000 BTU
• Grate Material: Cast iron
2 and 3 burners are not bad, but if you want to take the feel of serious grilling you need something more and big. But not more enough to spend a fortune. This open cart grill with 4 legs and 2 all-terrain wheels is the answer to every grilling dream I had.
It is big. Like really big.
It has 646 square inches of cooking space and 198 square inches of warming space. The warming rack is placed nicely and strategically. This stainless steel grill is heavy and weighs 189 pounds. Of course, it is a good thing because the heavy metal makes sure it stays with you for decades. And the stainless steel makes it naturally rust proof.
The interior of the grill is made of cast-iron and the cooking grates are enameled with porcelain. All this means it is very easy to clean. The grill can easily cook for up to 10 people at a time but is fixed to your patio. It is not possible to move it to a campsite. Unless you create a camp in your backyard.
This may be a basic grill but it is a high-tech piece. It has the GS4 grilling system and the iGrill3 Bluetooth temperature control.
Assembling the grill is a challenge. And Weber knows that. That is why they have made instructions very clear. They have even gone a step further and organized the nuts and bolts into lettered bags. Use them according to the lettered instructions. There are a lot of parts. Though they all fit together, it would be better to get some professional help. Buying from Amazon can get you free assembly. I would prefer that.
Using the grill is of course very simple. The Infinity Ignition has you just turning the knob and starting the fire. Literally, twist the knob from left to right and let the battery do its work. The grill is heated up in just minutes.
The open cart design has provision for you to keep plates and other accessories for easy access. There are also side tables on either side made of stainless steel which will let you do the plating conveniently. Both the tables have 3 hooks each for hanging the grilling tools. Workspace organization is commendable with this grill.
Whenever you don’t need the warming rack, you can fold it and use the extra space. Using this grill is like a cake-walk.
This grill cooks up delicious food. Though there’s your grilling talent too.
But the grill is amazing. The most important part of a grill is its ability to retain heat. Slow indirect cooking is the trick. Most grills are inconsistent at high temperatures. But not this one. The grill reaches the pre-heat temperature of 500 degrees in just 8 minutes. The stainless steel burners have a unique tapered shape for consistent flow from front to back. The porcelain coverage on the hood also helps in heat retention. The flat lines on the grates give the sear marks to the food.
Awesome! Isn’t it?
The classic Weber flavorizer bars are at just the right angle to convert the drippings into smoke and flavor the meat. Below the burners, there is a funnel which leads the grease into a dripping tray situated in a catch pan. So no flare-ups.
Just one problem.
Direct cooking is an issue at high temperature. Even nearing the 400 degrees range, the temperature maintenance becomes impossible.
The most dreaded part of grill party.
But Weber makes it easy with disposable tin foil covering in the drip tray. The porcelain coating is also easy to clean. Just wipe down the grates with a cloth or paper towel and you are good to go. The catch pan comes out the front easily. you won’t have to open the entire machine.
The cooking experience and quality on this grill are at par with the more expensive and sophisticated ones. I love the beautiful sear marks it makes on the food. And the heat consistency gives an edge over the competition.
You cannot convert your propane grill into natural gas or vice versa. So you need to have a natural gas connection in your house before you buy a grill. Of course, it is the best way to go because when it comes to fuel natural gas should be a preferred option. It is a much lower expense than propane refills.
As promised, there you have a list of Best Natural Gas Grill. Was it worth your 10 minutes? I am sure it was. Hope you know what you need to buy. Enjoy grilling! I am too, don’t worry.
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