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Best Gas Patio Heaters of 2020

  • Stay Warm Year Round With Gas Patio Heaters

    Gas patio heaters are your outdoor kitchen's champion against cold months and temperature downswings. Picking one means picking between mounted or freestanding designs. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to outdoor heating, mounted gas heaters are your best bet: they burn hotter than electric heaters and save valuable floor space with wall or ceiling positioning. Freestanding gas heaters offer strong differences between natural gas and propane models. Freestanding natural gas heaters must be connected to a gas line, but they burn hotter and need no refills. Freestanding propane heaters are highly portable and don’t require installation — but they do require propane tank refills. When it comes to picking the best gas models available, our experts considered the following:

    • Quality — No one wants to go cold because their heater didn’t stand the test of time, so we put a high priority on quality for this list. It’s better to buy a patio heater that’ll last for years than to get the cold shoulder from an inferior and unreliable product.
    • Performance — As a general rule, gas patio heaters burn hotter than their electric counterparts. Even so, our experts carefully vetted the best gas patio heaters on the market — ensuring our picks are the hottest thing to hit patios since the classic 2 x 4.
    • Features — We considered safety factors such as automatic re-ignition, safety pilot shutoff system, and oxygen depletion sensors when judging which gas patio heaters are the best. We know that while looks may be important, you also value safety when it comes to heating your outdoor space.
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Best Mounted Gas Patio Heaters

If you need heat in your outdoor kitchen but don’t want clutter, we can help you find the best of both worlds. These are our choices for the best mounted gas heaters:

Best Premium Freestanding Gas Patio Heaters

These are our best premium patio heaters, complete with features and materials you will not find at lower price points. Our favorites are as follows:

Best Budget Freestanding Gas Patio Heaters

  • Best
    Cuisinart 47,000 BTU Propane Gas Patio Heater

    Cuisinart 47,000 BTU Propane Gas Patio Heater

    • Variable heat control can be adjusted to warm up to 200 square feet
    • Push-to-start ignition quickly and reliably fires up the unit every time
    • Stainless steel construction for durability and longevity in the outdoors
    • Convenient tank access lets you refuel on the fly so you never go cold
    • Heavy-duty wheels allow you to move the warmth where it’s most needed

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    Fire Sense Commercial Series 46,000 BTU Propane Gas Patio Heater

    Fire Sense Commercial Series 46,000 BTU Propane Gas Patio Heater

    • 46,000 BTUs create meaningful warmth for an 18-foot diameter area
    • Stainless steel and aluminum body combine for rugged outdoor durability
    • Operates for up to 10 hours on a standard, 20-lb propane tank
    • Auto-shutoff valve and wide base protect from damage in case the unit falls
    • Built-In wheels allow you to take the warmth where you need it most

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    AZ Patio Heaters 40,000 BTU Propane Gas Patio Heater - Hammered Bronze - HLDS01-GTHG

    AZ Patio Heaters 40,000 BTU Propane Gas Patio Heater

    • 40,000-BTU quartz glass tube heater warms up to 10 square feet
    • Access door built into the base can store a standard, 20-lb. propane tank
    • Long-lasting stainless steel design adds a sleek aesthetic to your patio
    • Wheeled base allows you to quickly and easily move the heater as needed
    • Anti-tilt and safety pilot systems provide peace of mind

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Still having trouble deciding which patio heater is right for your outdoor kitchen? Our experts are standing by at 1-877-743-2269 to answer any of your outdoor heating questions. Don't forget to check out our Patio Heater Expert Reviews for even more information on the brands and series of patio heaters available at BBQGuys®!