2015 Grill Guide

Published on June 1st, 2015

Make your backyard BBQ the talk of the town

Warm weather is finally here and it’s time to cherish it! You guessed right, the best way to cherish the long, summer days ahead is by grilling up some mean eats on a nice patio. If you’re trying to up your grill game, or get your first one, follow this guide to get things heated up.

The choices: Gas vs. Electric vs. Charcoal

For this guide, we are going to focus on the most popular type of grill – gas grills. Gas grills are the easiest to use, clean, and control. Some of the high-end models even have smoking boxes for woodchips, giving you the best of all worlds for different flavoring in your red meats.

Gas Grills $250-$500

  • Weber Spirt E-210 – 2 Burners, 26,500 BTUs. Comes with a cast iron cooking grate, and has a center piece that can be swapped for a pizza stone, chicken roaster, or griddle. $399.99

  • Broil King Signet— 3 Burners, 40,000 BTUs. Very even heating a great design for a less expensive grill. $399.99

Gas Grills $500-$1000

  • Weber Genesis E-330 – Weber makes some fine grills and the genesis E-330 is testament to their high-quality standards. Three burners, 12,000 BTU side burners, and a 10,000 BTU burner make this a feature-rich grill. You can even choose between 3 colors! $800.00

  • Napoleon Prestige – Solid components and fantastic engineering make this stainless steel grill a workhorse. Only downside: not many extras. 40,000 BTUs get you some awesome heat, though. $999.99

Gas Grills $1000-$3000

  • Delta Heat 32 Inch – This is what you want from a spec sheet. High heat output, very even, and powerful. Full rotisserie system, the quality control is amazing, and it’s made in the U.S. $3,000

  • Weber Summit S-420 – Weber seems to be dominating the market! For a good reason, too. The Summit S-420 is excellent in design and quality, and looks stunning. BTUs hit the benchmarks, and make this a solid grill. $2,000.00

Gas Grills $3000-$5000

  • Viking Professional 5 54" Ultra-Premium – This grill may be built into a custom enclosure, built-in with stainless steel cabinetry, or used on a portable stainless steel case. As advertised, it can handle anything from “seared tuna fillets to 25-lb. smoked turkeys.” $5000.00

  • Sedona By Lynx 42" – This grill comes with Two Stainless Steel burners and one ProSear Burner for a total 69,000 BTUs. A massive cooking area and LED lights make this grill top-of-the-line. $4249.00

Gas Grills…no budget. (Lucky you!)

  • Kalamazoo K750HT Hybrid Freestanding Grill – This is the last grill you will ever buy. 38-inch, three burner grill. Cooks with any combination of charcoal, wood, and gas. Do anything from “Low and Slow” cooking to 1,000 Fahrenheit charring. The extras and features are many. $15,000

  • Fire Magic Diamond Series Echelon E1060S – This grill gets hot, and spreads the heat in an amazing fashion. It comes loaded with 115,000 BTU’s, and two 30,000 BTU back burners. The overall shape and design is that of a luxury car—it’s a beautiful piece of equipment. $10,286.70

These are only a few options to get your backyard ready for grilling and fun. Grills may seem daunting or expensive, but once you get used to a quality system, it will be hard to go back. If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new home to fit the perfect grill, it’s best to start speaking with a qualified mortgage professional. For more information on financing a new home, please feel free to contact a member of our Housing Buzz Team.


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