Who are the big names in grills? Based on popularity and customer feedback, we've narrowed down our most recognizable brands of grills. These grills were probably used by a family member of yours somewhere down the line, and most grillers want to carry on that tradition.
Weber is probably the most popular grill brand in the United States. Whenever I think of a charcoal grill, a Weber Kettle (pictured left) appears in my head. This is the grill that I remember dad throwing charcoal in the bottom of, dousing it with lighter fluid and coming back ten minutes later to light the biggest fire I've seen. Weber has been making grills longer than any other company around, and they carry an extensive line of charcoal, gas, and electric grills, as well as the popular Weber Smokey Mountain smoker.Shop Now
Bull Outdoor Products has been serving their customers for over 20 years. Over time, they have built a reputation for making affordable, quality products that are readily available throughout the country. And while this reputation was founded on grills, they also offer a full line of affordable outdoor kitchen appliances and accessories. Bull only cares about the BBQ business and has no other focus to distract them from making quality products. Forgive the pun, but not all grills can run with the Bull.Shop Now
Since 1976, Napoleon has grown to be one of the most recognizable names in the fireplace industry, and they have capitalized on that reputation with a fantastic line of grills and accessories. Affordable quality is the basis of their sterling reputation, and they take pride in a history of innovation that is reflected in their grill features.Shop Now
Although KitchenAid hasn't been in the grill game for very long, chances are that you own something made from them in your kitchen. They started almost a hundred years ago with their iconic Stand Mixer, and since then they have created a slew of major appliances, countertop appliances, kitchenware, and now gas grills. KitchenAid knows cooking inside and out, and comes in at a very affordable price point.Shop Now
Back in 1985, Joe Traeger created the world's first pellet fueled grill, and since then it has grown quite the following. If you're not familiar with this style grill, an auger automatically feeds hardwood pellets into a firebox to reach and maintain your set temperature. These are perfect for an entry level grill because they are so easy to use, as well as versatile. You can grill, bake, smoke, roast, braise and barbeque all on the same grill. If you want an even heating grill that delivers perfectly cooked food every time, with no flare-ups, no burnt food and no hassles, than a Traeger may be the grill for you.Shop Now
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