Best Gas Grills Under $300 of 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

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Grilling appliances market is flooded with so many gas grills that sometimes it becomes difficult for us to select the right grill in a specific budget. Finding a gas grill below $300 mark is neither easy nor difficult. As this price range comes neither under high or nor low budget. You really don’t need to spend a fortune on this device. At this price, you can find grills in different sizes from smaller to bigger ones.

While selecting the best gas grill under $300, we must check some must-have qualities or features which can give us a great grilling experience. At first, we thought we are not going to find some quality gas grills due to the limited budget, but we were wrong. Surprisingly there are some brands available in the market which has gas grills at $300 or below the mark.

In this review article, we have mentioned our top 5 picks with complete and honest product review having pros and cons of each. You can select any product from below mentioned based on what is the most important feature for you. We recommend you to check the features like (in descending) – Weight, Durable (which last for years), Heat Retention, Temp Range, & Cleaning.

You can find dozens of different models in this price range. We’ll present to you several grills that enjoyed the best reviews and popularity.

Comparison

Model
Price
Cooking Area
Ratings
Weber Q2200

 Weber Q2200
(Top Pick)


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280 in²


4.9/5
Weber Q-1200

Weber Q-1200


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189 in²


4.8/5
Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner

Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner
(Best Value for Money)


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300 in²


4.7/5
Char-Griller E3001

Char-Griller E3001


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438 in²


4.4/5
Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D

Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D


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390 in²


4.0/5

Best Gas Grills Under $300 – 2019 Reviews


1. Weber Q2200 Gas Grill (Best Overall)

Manufactured by a popular American company, Weber and available in a multitude of colors, this Q2200 Gas Grill is our number one pick. We found it the best gas grill for less than $300. This grill is a larger size which is great for people that often throw parties or have a big family, and for those who like to cook a lot of different things at once.

This gas grill has a sleek and cool style, much like the previous gas grill, and features two folding work tables; one being the primary cooking area and one being a warming rack.

Other features of this great propane grill include a porcelain enameled and cast iron cooking grates, a cast aluminum lid and body, as well as removable catch pan (for grease), an infinite control burner valve, and an electronic ignition. This gas grill also comes in a multitude of colors so we could choose one which suited our taste.

While this is a great gas grill, we had the misfortune of finding a couple issues. This being that the grill took quite a long time to cook our food due to low level flames, and that the burner holes were prone to getting clogged by grease drippings if we didn’t clean it thoroughly after each use.

Pros

  • Larger cooking area
  • Two foldable work tables
  • Cast iron and Porcelain enamelled
  • Easy to clean, even heat distribution
  • Does not use too much gas

Cons

  • Low cooking flame
  • Single burner

2. Weber Q-1200 LP Gas Grill, 51070001 (Best Portable)

This next gas grill, also from the manufacturer Weber, is our second pick. We found that this is also a good grill under $300 uses propane gas to cook. We liked how it is crafted from enduring steel and produces an impressive 8500 BTU-Per-Hour per 189 square inch cooking capacity.

The porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates ensured top-quality cooking and we found it to be durable against tough weather. In addition, we were pleased to see that this appliance features a cast aluminum lid and body. Therefore, if taken care of properly, we are confident that this Weber Gas Grill would last us for years to come.

The Weber also includes an easy start electronic ignition with infinite control burner settings. We found these incredibly easy to use and it didn’t take us long to be up and grilling with this model. This grill is lightweight at only 28 pounds and comes fully assembled when taken out of its box, which meant we didn’t have to struggle to get in setup initially, either. It’s worth noting, however, that this grill uses disposable 14.1 to 16.4 oz. LP cylinders which we needed to purchase separately.

One of the best qualities we loved about this grill was its heat retention, as well as its quality cast iron grates we cooked on. We also were impressed with the short amount of time it took us to cook a few burgers and hot dogs.

The only downside we found with this grill was that it was sometimes difficult to keep at a certain temperature. However, as long as we monitored it watched closely, we didn’t have any trouble with burnt food.

Pros

  • Durable cast iron grates
  • Heats up quickly
  • Solid yet lightweight
  • Comes in multiple colors
  • Quality cooking grates

Cons

  • Temperature is difficult to regulate.
  • Great at low elevations up to 3000 ft only

3. Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Gas Grill (Best For Beginner)

We found another best grill under $300. Made by a trusted manufacturing company, Char-Broil, is the perfect gas grill for the griller with little experience. This helps the griller gain experience as well as get comfortable using a grill.

However, while this is a good grill for novices, we still think this makes an excellent choice for those who are pros are grilling, too. It features two fantastic burners that we felt really helped the cooking process move along quickly, cast iron grates, 300 square inches of cooking room, and an impressive 100 square inch swing away rack to help keep our food warm. The grill is also medium weight at 82 pounds, which made it easy for us to move this grill around as needed.

We were also impressed with the easy to use temperature gauge that is mounted to the lid, as well as the convenient storage cabinet. These features helped us to accurately monitor cooking temperature to avoid burning our food, as well as offering a convenient place to store the propane tank and all our grilling utensils.

Unfortunately, there were a few problems we ran in when testing this gas grill out. This includes the uneven grates which made it hard to cook more than a few things at a time. We had to cook only a few hot dogs and hamburgers at once rather than a regular sized batch.

Another issue we found was that, if we weren’t careful, we could dent the grill easily when moving it. We had one incident where we lightly tapped the back of the grill against a wall and later found a light dent. One last issue we found to be frustrating was the cooking grate also showed signs of wear after several uses. But, overall, we think this is still a great buy for the listing price.

Pros

  • Powerful and plenty of space for most BBQ’s
  • Two cooking burners
  • Cast iron grates
  • Heats up quickly and stays consistent

Cons

  • Sticky grates
  • Bit heavy

4. Char-Griller E3001 Gas Grill (Best in Budget)

Another contender at 4th spot is this grill from Char-Griller. It features a whopping 438 square inch main cooking area with an added 192 square inch warming rack. This is ideal for Backyard Grilling.

We found the burner to be beneficial when cooking as it kept already cooked food (such as vegetables or skewered kababs) warm while we made our hot dogs and hamburgers. This grill also features a side burner and side shelf for additional cooking or warming space. We also loved that the grill heated up within a matter of minutes and allowed us cook enough food for a small sized party in just twenty minutes.

Unfortunately, though, this grill also has quite a few disadvantages. We found that it is rather large, so those with small storage space will have a hard time finding a permanent spot for it. We also found this grill has a frustrating ignition gauge that would work only half the time we tried it.

Furthermore, this Char-Griller E30001 is bit heavy and difficult to move if only one person was handling it. And lastly, we found that the grease tray didn’t always catch the grease effectively. In summary, we feel this is a pretty nice grill that will get the job done, but it isn’t without its problems.

Pros

  • Made of high quality steel
  • Has large cooking space area
  • Moving Wheels included

Cons

  • Grease tray hit and miss
  • Heavy
  • Ignition gauge worked occasionally

5. Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP Gas Grilling

The last Grill on our list of below 300 Dollars or equal, is this model by a well-known company, Dyna-Glo. This grill has a number of features that made our grill parties easy and enjoyable.

The ignition button was one of the features that made our cooking experience simple. While we were preparing our burgers, we just hit the button and let it warm up. We found this to be a great time saver as we were preparing our food and setting up for dining later on. By the time we were ready to place our marinated steaks on the grill, it was hot and ready to go.

Another impressive feature that we benefited from greatly was the commercial grade burners. Since there were extra burners it allowed us to do all the cooking at once, and not worry about spending extra time cooking side dishes while our main course was already done.

While these are nice features, there are quite a number of problems we have found while using the Dyna-Glo grill. These problems include the cooking temperature getting incredibly hot and burning food if we didn’t watch closely. In fact, we suffered the loss of our first hamburger batch due to the temperature being tough to adjust properly.

In addition, we found that our food, for some reason, got stuck to the cooking grates easily. Another problem we found while using the grill was that the greased pan started to fall apart after a few uses.

The initial assembly was also pretty difficult, so you may struggle if you’re new to gas grills. What should have taken under an hour took us a good two hours to put together before we could get going. And lastly, if you store your grill outside, it starts to rust after a few days.

Overall, for the price, this grill is of nice quality. If you keep an eye on the temperature and spray the grates with nonstick spray, the food will come out well – but we found it frustrating to have this amount of issues with a grill.

Pros

  • Easy push button ignition switch
  • Three high quality burners
  • Easy start & even flame

Cons

  • Temperature regulation is difficult
  • Rusts easily if stored outside
  • Assembly is very difficult
  • Grease pan is low quality

Conclusion

While trying out these best gas grills under $300, we found a number of pros and cons with each one. The first grill had the most pros and seemed to be the best quality for all grillers. The second grill also had a number of marvelous features that outweighed the cons. The third grill we found to have mixed emotions with.

After our rigorous tests, we feel that our top pick, the Weber Q1200 LP Gas Grill to be the one that we had the best experiences with. Between the quality, easy to store size, durability and professional finish of the grates and body, we found this grill easy to cook with and enjoyed the meals we prepared with it. The 8500 BTU-Per-Hour heat output and large cooking capacity impressed us; while the heat retention meant we had no worries about under or unevenly cooked food.

If you are a beginner and looking for value for money grill, the Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner is your best bet for the ultimate grilling experience and price range.

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