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Best Gas Grill Brands

At BBQ Outlets, we strive to provide you with the best grill buying tips we possibly can! We know that adding any grill to the luxury outdoor kitchen of your dreams – whether it’s a freestanding gas grill, built in gas grill, or natural gas grill – can sometimes be a challenging experience. However, we are here to make that experience as easy as possible for you!

We want to help you not only select the best gas grill you possibly can for yourself, but also consider how to choose the right grill size for your needs. At the same time, we want to remind you to think about overall gas grill safety.

Our Top Picks: Coyote and Hestan Gas Grills

When considering a gas grill for your backyard, there are two brands that immediately come to our mind that stand above the rest – Coyote gas grills, and Hestan gas grills. We can confidently say that either one of these grills will enhance your overall cooking experience!

Coyote Gas Grills

Coyote gas grills are not only a reasonable cost for any outdoor cooking enthusiast, but also meant to be long-lasting. All Coyote gas grills are built using superior 304 stainless steel components. The hoods of each grill are stainless steel and are also double-walled. The burners of the grill are also – you guessed it – stainless steel. This means that no matter what Coyote gas grill you decide to buy to help make your outdoor living space shine, any purchase by this brand is meant to be a long-term investment for your dream outdoor kitchen. Whether you decide to purchase a pellet gas grill combo, a built in gas grill, or a freestanding gas grill, it truly is hard to beat the incredible value of a Coyote gas grill and their longevity. We should also mention their terrific warranty coverage!

Hestan Gas Grills

Professional chef sprinkling spices and seasoning on grilled beef over wooden cutting board.

Another one of the best brands of gas grills out there? Hestan gas grills. Since the 1970s, they have been proudly making products right here in America. Hestan expanded their brand to include products that would meet not just the needs of a chef for an indoor kitchen, but products (like their gas grills) that would also fulfill all of the needs of those who love using their outdoor kitchens. Like BBQ Outlets, Hestan cares about bringing every grillin’ enthusiast the best of the best. This is why they take the advice of highly respected professionals and chefs who have helped them create the superior designs and exciting components for their exceptional Hestan gas grills.

One of the impressive trademarked designs unique to their grills is their Horizon Hoods. These have spring-enabled hinges, so the hood of the grill always remains at the height you set it at. Besides these unique hinges on the hood, Hestan offers many other features that are incomparable to any other gas grills. From movement detecting lights beneath the hoods of the grill, to uniform temperature distribution for perfect steak searing across their trademarked Diamondcut grates, Hestan gas grills are top-of-the-line in quality and notoriety.

No matter which of these two recommended brands you install in your outdoor living space, we know you will be happy with your choice for years and years to come!

Choosing the Right Grill Size

Of course, with any grill you purchase, whether it’s a Coyote gas grill or a Hestan gas grill, it is always important to keep in mind the right grill size for your needs.

The biggest factor for choosing a grill of a particular size, is to consider how much of a cooking area for grilling there is available. Some grills offer more of a larger space for grilling multiple things at once, while others have a more limited capacity.

Grandpa and grandson near the grill at a family party, while the grandpa uses the tongs to turn the food.

It’s also important to think about how often you will be using your grill to cook, and whether you will be cooking for just yourself or for others. If you plan on hosting cookouts with family and friends more often than not, a gas grill with a broader cooking area would be the better choice for your entertaining needs. But, if you plan on cooking for just yourself or a smaller group of people on a regular basis, a grill with a smaller cooking domain may be more suitable for you and your outdoor lifestyle.

Remember, you don’t have to use the entire cooking surface for every meal – you can simply turn off burners you don’t plan to use. For this reason, we recommend you buy your gas grill according to the largest size you think you’d use on a regular basis. It’s better to err on the side of having a larger cooking space and not using the whole space every time, than to have too small of a cooking surface for the meals you’d like to prepare!

Gas Grill Safety Tips

Along with choosing the right grill size for your outdoor kitchen, one of the most crucial factors to keep in mind is gas grill safety.

Placement of the gas grill is absolutely key in preventing any future disasters. Ensure that the area your gas grill is in, whether it be a built-in or freestanding gas grill, is in an area that is well-ventilated and is not close to anything like tree limbs or roofing. It is especially important to make sure that the back of the grill is kept away from anything flammable or anything that could melt, as heat escapes mainly from the back area of the grill. 

Grill out of focus and friends in the background center eating lunch in their backyard with a dog sitting near the table.

Make sure the hose of the propane tank is not too old and does not have holes in it. It is also important to always start the grill with the hood open, and not closed. If someone turns the gas on with the hood still closed, they run the risk of gas accumulating underneath the hood. At this point, the clicker could suddenly create a spark, causing everything to ignite at once.

We also recommend performing general, routine maintenance on whichever gas grill you purchase to guarantee the longevity of your grill and the safety of whomever may use it or be nearby.

Ultimately, the gas grill you decide to purchase and include in your dream outdoor kitchen is up to you. However, we know that no matter what you choose, whether it be a Coyote gas grill, Hestan, or something else, any of the gas grills we offer at BBQ Outlets are sure to enhance your overall experience when it comes to grilling. If you have any questions about what the best gas grill brand is for your outdoor lifestyle, please give our BBQ Outlets Experts a call at 800-437-4188. We’d be happy to talk you through your options and answer any questions you may have!


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