Best Grill Reviews – Product Comparison and Buyer’s Guide

If you are reading this, chances are you need assistance picking out the right grill for your needs or even grilling itself. That’s OK, you have seasoned grilling and barbecue professionals at your side. There are many ways to skin a metaphorical cat, and we are experts when it comes to grilling and smoking. Weekday dinners, and weekend parties can be made easy with our expertise, if you are ready to learn from us.  With years of experience in Grilling and Barbecue, we’re competent to say that we know all the tricks. One of the first things you will need is a reliable grill.

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Charcoal Grills

Charcoal Grills aren’t for the faint of heart. Man has been cooking over charred wood since well, forever. Charcoal is a fuel that provides amazing flavor, and all of our charcoal grills we’ve reviewed have amazing tempurature control. See for yourself.

Blackstone Griddles

Griddles are quickly making their way into backyards across the country. Cooking on a heated griddle or “flat top” used to be reserved for restaurant chefs, until recently. Blackstone has lead the industry with these amazing griddles.

Traeger Grills

Traeger has revolutionized the BBQ industry, no doubt about it. The electronic temperature control of these pellet-fueled grills is so easy to use, a toddler could adjust it. Making it the perfect set it and forget it backyard barbecue and grill.

Holland Grills

Holland Grills boast to be “Americas Greatest Grill” and with 30 years of business behind them, we understand why. They are the ONLY gas grill on the market to claim “we are the only gas grill GUARANTEED not to flare up.”  You know what? They’re Right.

Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Grill or Griddle

Temp. Control

Temperature control is very important for any grill or griddle. Gas or Charcoal, if your grill can’t hold  constant temperature, it’s a waste of your time and money. Inversely, if your griddle cooks with hot spots, again it’s useless. Constant temperature means even heat. Even heat means properly cooked food. 


Of course you want to get the best grill for your money. That being said, you don’t want a poor quality grill or griddle. We only review the BEST grills and griddles, with excellent warranty policies, and the absolute best value. Your HARD EARNED money is important, don’t waste it on anything less than quality.  

Prefered Fuel

Your fuel defines your flavor. Period. On one side of the spectrum, there are easy to use gas grills which produce a seared flavor. On the other side is the charcoal, which produces a smokey flavor. Picking the right grill will depend on your need. Charcoal grilling in the right hands can be as easy, if not easier than using a Gasser.

Ease of Use

How easy your grill or griddle is to use will determine how often you use it. We grill all year long on our Weber Kettle Grills, because they are a good product and are easy to use. Your lifestyle will determine which grill or griddle you pick. Combined with a grill that’s easy to clean, find a grill that fits your lifestyle and flavor.

The Best Grill and Griddle from Each Catagory 

The Weber 22″Kettle Grill

Best Grill under $120

  • Temperature Control 94% 94%
  • Cost 95% 95%
  • Cleanability 88% 88%
  • Versatility 84% 84%
  • Ease of Use 90% 90%


Our Rating

The Weber Kettle 22″ charcoal grill is the original kettle grill and the workhorse of the grilling world. At first glance the Weber kettle looks out of date, but these grills are known to hold heat steadier than a standard kitchen oven.  This is your absolute hands down BEST grill for under $150 with capabilities of producing restaurant style grilled food. When set up with a proper two-zone charcoal method, any pit-master can smoke a pork butt or two, sear 6 rib-eyes, or roast the thanksgiving turkey.   Don’t be fooled, there is a reason why the Kettle has been around for so long. It’s a beast. 

Blackstone 28″ Griddle

The Best Value Griddle

  • Temperature Control 98% 98%
  • Cost 92% 92%
  • Cleanability 88% 88%
  • Versatility 80% 80%
  • Ease of Use 95% 95%


Our Rating

The Blackstone 28″ Griddle is the perfect addition to any backyard chef’s collection. Griddles are quickly taking off across the country and with 470 square inches of flat top grilling, this griddle is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cook runny eggs, delicious pancakes, cheesy quesadillas, decadent grilled cheeses , tender steak, seasoned potatoes, and more. Also enjoy a bottom shelf and two side shelves for food storage and prep. Each 28″ Griddle is equipped with two independently controlled 15,000 BTU stainless steel burners which make a total of 30,000 BTUs. Control them low or high for versatile cooking options. Propane fueled by a standard 20lb tank with an accommodating tank storage tucked nicely under the left side shelf. The 28″ Griddle truly is the best griddle for your money. 

Traeger Grills Lil’ Tex Elite 22″ 

The Best Traeger Grill

  • Temperature Control 98% 98%
  • Cost 79% 79%
  • Cleanability 84% 84%
  • Versatility 80% 80%
  • Ease of Use 95% 95%


Our Rating

So you’re tired of using charcoal, but you want that wood fired taste. Finally there is a solution for those who want a grill that’s easy like gas, yet flavorful like charcoal. That’s the Traeger Grills Lil’ Tex Elite 22″. A toddler could set the tempurature on this these grills. You don’t have to fear firing that gas grill, or struggle lighting charcoal with a Traeger. These grills are designed just to fill the hamper with a hardwood pellet fuel and simply turn on. It’s easier to use than most home ovens.  Cook hot and fast, or low and slow, the Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite 22 pellet grill offers 6-in-1 versatility to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and bbq food to juicy perfection. Each Traeger’s Digital Elite Controller keeps temps within +/- 20 degrees F and makes setting the grill temperature as easy as turning a dial. Enjoy 418 square inches grilling space that can accommodate up to 16 burgers, 4 whole chickens, or 5 racks of ribs ; Pellet hopper capacity: 18 lbs


Best Weber Grills 

Details & Specs
Pro Tip

Best under $150.00
The Weber Kettle Grill 22"
-Best Beginner Grill
-Backyard Style Grill
- 10 Year Warranty
Using the minion method you gtill/smoke meat for 10+ hours!Check Pricing

Best Gas Grill
The Weber Genesis 2 E310
-Easy To Use
- Propane/Natural Gas
-Backyard Style Grill
- 10 Year Warranty
The Weber Genesis E310 comes with the easy-clean grease management system. Check Pricing

Best Tailgate Grill
The Weber Q 1000
-Propane Gas
-Best Tailgate Grill
-5 Year Warranty
All Weber Q Grills come with a Stainless Steel burner tube, Stopping Corrosion Check Pricing

Best Portable Charcoal
The Weber Jumbo Joe 18"
-Cost Efficient
-One Touch Cleaning System
-10 Year Warranty
The Weber Jumbo Joe is essentially a portable Kettle 18" Grill. Excellent for tailgating Check Pricing

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