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Gas Grill Buying Guide
Our gas grilling experts have built a simple and handy guide to take the headache out of choosing the right gas grill for your backyard.
Benefits of Gas Grills
Discover the many advantages of gas grills when compared with kamado, charcoal, and pellet grills.
Best Gas Grills for 2024
Our experts have put together several top rated gas grill lists to help you find the gas grill that is the best fit for your needs.
Best Smokers for 2024
The BBQGuys experts have created this list of the very best that BBQ Smokers have to offer. Check out our picks for the very best smokers based on value, performance, and durability.
Best Pellet Grills & Smokers
Discover our top picks for best wood pellet grills from top brands, based on quality, value, & performance.
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BBQ Grills & Smokers
Barbecue grills and smokers are the cooking cornerstone of your outdoor kitchen island or patio space. BBQGuys offers the largest selection of outdoor cooking appliances including built-in and freestanding natural gas and propane gas grills, charcoal grills, electric grills, wood pellet grills, barbeque smokers, outdoor fryers, and more at the lowest prices. We even offer specialty grills such as flat-top grills and gas griddles, along with infrared grills and gas and charcoal combo grills. In addition, we offer a wide selection of tabletop & portable grills for tailgating, camping, and RV-ing.
You've come to the right place for grills & outdoor cooking equipment. We have the top grill brands such as Blaze, Weber Grills, Napoleon Grills, rec teq, Lynx Grills, and many more, along with expert grilling advice to help you decide on the grill that's right for you.
Since 1998, it has been our passion to help grillers find the best grills that fit our customers' budgets. With so many choices, from brick-and-mortar stores to online dealers, we thank you for giving us a shot to earn your business. Our friendly and knowledgeable barbeque experts are always a toll-free call away, ready to offer expert advice and smart recommendations, to guarantee you will be happy with your investment for years to come. Here are a few tips on what you should consider before purchasing a grill or smoker for your backyard:
A BBQ Grill or Smoker for Every Budget
With thousands of grills and smokers that range in price from several hundred dollars to over $40,000 for Kalamazoo Grills, it is good to have an idea of how much you want to spend on your new grill before shopping. This will help to narrow down your search tremendously. It's also important to remember that you get what you pay for. Our grills are built with higher quality than cheaper hardware and home improvement store grills that may cost $100 - $300 and only last a couple of years. When you buy a grill from us, you can be confident in knowing that you are getting a high-quality grill that has been tested and rated by our experts and thousands of customers, that will last for many years to come.
A BBQ Grill Built with Superior Materials is Made to Last
Grills and smokers are built with a wide range of materials that will ultimately affect the grill's durability. Stainless steel is the most common material used for grills and is typically a durable exterior material. However, not all stainless steel grades are created equal. While 304-grade stainless steel is considered the most durable grade of stainless steel, there are several grades and thicknesses available that affect performance and durability. Exterior finishes such as painted steel or porcelain-coated steel offer a cosmetic, cost-effective option for BBQ grills. However, over time with use the painted exterior will likely wear off, exposing the steel which can rust quickly.
Grill & Smoker Warranties & Customer Service
A grill's warranty and customer service should be considered greatly when deciding on the perfect BBQ pit. Should something need to be replaced, it is better to own a grill that has an excellent reputation for customer service, that will help you get the parts you need, without hassle. Check out our gas grill warranty page, as well as our customer service scores within our BBQ grill expert reviews to help provide some guidance here.
Frequently Asked Outdoor Grill & Smoker Questions
Gas, Charcoal, Wood Pellet, Built-in, Freestanding, Portable...Which type of BBQ grill is best?
This is ultimately a personal decision that comes down to a few simple questions: how quickly do you want to cook, and how involved do you want to be in cooking? Natural gas and propane gas grills are ideal for hot-and-fast cooking at a moment’s notice; charcoal grills and smokers take time and effort to get going but can cook for hours; wood pellet grills are equally capable of extended cooks at low temperatures but are unmatched in terms of convenience. The “best,” though? That’s up to you!
Which brand is best for a BBQ grill?
It depends on your preferences and what you hope to achieve from your grill. That being said, we confidently stand behind Blaze, Traeger, and Alfresco as some of the most impressive overall BBQ brands from the quality of product to the degree of customer service.
How much is a good BBQ grill? Aren't they expensive?
Some are, and here’s what we look for when making that determination: premium or commercial-grade materials, readily available parts, and responsive and supportive customer service. We suggest you do the same when deciding whether that hefty price tag is worth it.
How long do grills last?
A grill built from premium materials and properly cared for can last decades. Seriously! Grills made from lesser materials simply won’t last as long, though frequently cleaning your grill and using a grill cover can greatly extend their lifespans.
Which grills last the longest?
Grills that are constructed from premium or commercial-grade materials, routinely cleaned, and kept covered will last longer than others. It’s that simple!
Are you eager to be your very own cookout champion? Our in-house experts are constantly updating our Grillabilities articles, teaching you the skills to grill! Any questions about these products (or anything else we offer)? BBQ specialists are waiting to answer your call — give them a ring at 1-877-743-2269.