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This updated Top 10 Built In Gas Grills Ratings Guide for 2018 includes several new first time entries to this list that I am excited to share with you.  Can any of these new entries replace last year’s choice for best built in gas grill for your outdoor kitchen?  You will have to read on to find out.

Building an outdoor kitchen is a matter of pride for every outdoor cooking enthusiast.  As it should be.  There are few things better than having family and friends over for a cookout and being able to relax in your beautiful, custom-made outdoor living space.  It’s a serious backyard investment and one that should last for many years.  The built in gas grill you choose should be the crowning achievement to top it all off.  It had better be able to perform and be built to last.  Otherwise, all your hard work and planning might as well have been for not.

Don’t make the mistake of choosing the first shiny grill you see.  Read this top 10 built in gas grill list before you make your decision.

Built in gas grills differ from the more traditional standalone versions in that they are made to sit in your custom made outdoor kitchen counters or islands.  Their look and feel should be seamless and they should offer a top of the line indoor experience all while allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends.

I put together this top 10 Built In Gas Grill ratings guide to help you choose the best built in gas grill head to fit your budget and needs.

*Note: “I included a list of my Top 10 Built-in Gas Grills below for a quick view.  Continue reading for more information and pictures for each, along with my ranking system, a buying guide, and user tips.”

Why This Guide Will Be Helpful For You

After reading this guide, you will be armed with all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision on your next purchase.  Consider this guide a checklist for all the categories you should take into consideration before buying.

“As always, my goal is to save you time and money by doing all the research and testing for you, so you don’t have to.”

Choosing the perfect built in gas grill to use can be tough.  What should you look for in a good built in?  How much should you spend on the best products?  I’ll try to answer those questions, and a several more, in the information below.

Because built in gas grills are becoming more common, it helps to pay attention to the details of each option and comparison shop before you make a final pick.

But with such a large number of products to choose from, it can still get confusing trying to decide which one best fits your needs, let alone your budget.  It all comes down to being informed on the different choices to help you decide which one is best for you.  That’s where I come in.  There is a broad range in prices depending on features and brands.  Using this guide, I am confident you will find exactly what you are looking for in a built in gas grill for your outdoor living space.

This product overview acts as a buyer’s guide to ten of the best gas grill heads on the market today.  I’ll show you what features to look for, and give you several worthy options of built in gas grills with a wide range of prices along the way.  My choices are also backed by many strong experts and user reviews so you can count on them.

Why Are Built In Gas Grills Needed?

Built in gas grills save space and time for serious grillers who prefer their barbecue to their stove and they should be able to perform the same functions.  Stand-alone grills are great, don’t get me wrong.  It’s convenient to be able to move your grill from one spot to another—sometimes.  Having a designated area where everything is in its place has its own benefits, however.  It can also be also easier to fuel built in gas grills as well if they are connected to a dedicated gas line.  They also look good and more importantly, they’re built to last.

They’re basically permanent fixtures and enhance your outdoor living space, after all.  You have the option to give yourself all the space you need when designing your outdoor kitchen, not just for the grill itself, but for your prep station, side burners, sinks, fridges, utensil storage, herbs, spices, condiments—you name it.

The Rating Criteria – Best Built In Gas Grill Ratings

Certain traits set the best built in gas grills apart from grills that are merely adequate.  I’ve put together a rating criteria to help you know whether you’re buying something good or something above-and-beyond average.  The main things to keep in mind during your search are build materials, cooking surface size, heat distribution, overall power output and wanted extras.  Your mileage may vary, however, so feel free to include any personal bells and whistles and deal breakers, as well.

What They Are Made Of

The best built in’s will be made mostly of stainless steel or all stainless steel.  This is your best bet for longevity and durability.  304-grade stainless steel will protect your grill from corrosions and dents the best.

Cast iron and porcelain materials will be cheaper and will hold the heat better but are a lot more susceptible to scratches, dents, and rust.  It pays to know your materials.

 

Multiple Burners

You need a minimum of at least two burners, which is a must for indirect, 2-zone cooking.  A technique every outdoor cook must master to be a good griller.  The number of burners you have will most likely be dictated by the amount of space that is available for you’re built in, but in my opinion, the more burners, the better.  The more cooking surface and heat production you have, more options and flexibility comes with it.

 

Cooking Surface

Always pay attention to information about the cooking surface on a particular grill.  This will also impact the size of the grill you choose.  The worst thing you can do is overcrowd the food you cook, especially meat.  As you calculate the square inches of a surface, don’t forget that you need at least half an inch between each item on the grill while cooking.

 

Even Heat Distribution

Every griller has had to deal with the dreaded hot or cold spots on certain areas of their grill. This makes getting an even cook much more difficult.  When you have even heat distribution across the entire surface of your grill, it lets the food cook more evenly throughout and at the same rate.  Even heat also lets you use your grill just as you would an oven to bake and slow roast your food.

When doing your research, highlight grills that are well insulated, especially the hood, that keep the heat inside where it belongs and to circulate the hot air evenly around your food.  High quality burners and heavy duty cooking grates that absorb and transfer heat well will also help with heat distribution.

 

BTUs (Caution! Not All BTUs Are Created Equal)

BTUs stands for British Thermal Units and are what the majority of the grilling industry uses to measure the heat, or power of a grill.  But, the reality is, you could have the highest BTU output around, but if your grill does not hold and circulate said heat well, it is all for not.  So, a higher BTU rating is not always the best.  You could go for a lower BTU on a grill that holds the heat well and still be ok.  Overall, BTUs will usually tell you how powerful a grill can be if it is made well so by no means ignore it.

 

Temperature

In addition to thinking about the max temperature a grill is capable of, you also need to pay attention to where it gets hottest. Typically, the upper grating reaches a maximum of 390°F and 400°F, while the lower grate can range between 450°F and 600°F.

This is also where knowing how you will be cooking comes into play.  If you regularly sear your meat, you want a grill that will reach temperatures of 600 degrees or more for the best results.  It’s always better to have the capability to reach these higher temperatures even if you don’t regularly use it, than not have it when you need it.

 

Ignition System

Gas grills typically have one of three ignition systems.  Electronic ignition systems rely on batteries, which can get annoying, frustrating, and kind of expensive, at least if you grill often. Piezo electric ignition systems spark to life through friction.  You usually press a starter button or turn a knob to ignite the flame.  You know it by its signature clicking.  Lastly, a grill with hot surface ignition relies on an igniter rode that instantly heats up and lights the burners.  This last option can be found on most high end grills.

 

Extra Features

Many times this comes down to what I call, “Must Haves” and “Like to Haves” and is usually decided by your budget.  One extra I highly recommend for all gas grills is a sear burner.  Most gas grills are unable to sear a burger or steak properly without one.

Other common extras include side burners, a rotisserie, built in thermostats, heat dividers and lights for nighttime cooking.

 

Warranty

The best gas grills should always offer a limited lifetime guarantee, but generally speaking, the longer the warranty the better.  Pay attention to each brands warranty because most offer different ones for separate grill parts.

 

Real User Feedback And Reviews

Finally but just as importantly, I took into account verified purchasers reviews and feedback.  I scoured every manufacturer site and Amazon seller pages for feedback and comments on 30 plus built in gas grills to narrow down this list of the best of the best.  I don’t believe any review is complete without taking into serious consideration regarding actual long-term users and their experiences with using a product.

The Top 10 Best Built In Gas Grills

Using the criteria above, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best built in gas grills to act as a guide. The list includes a variety of grills, prices, sizes, and features. You should always do your own due diligence, however. Don’t be swayed by salespeople and never buy a grill on-sight.

 

“Editor’s Choice – Best Luxury Gas Grill Built In”

 

The Lynx is an incredibly well built-in gas grill that only adds to the aesthetics and value of your outdoor cooking space.  You get 935 square inches of grilling space.  The exterior of the grill is composed of flawlessly welded stainless steel—and not just any kind of stainless steel, but a high-grade 304 quality.  The three burners on the grill are cast brass and put out a total of 75,000 BTUs.  Thanks to the Innovative Trident ProSear infrared burner feature, you can put a perfect sear on your meat every time you barbecue.  The design is meant to stabilize heat, as well, so that there’s less concern about over-cooking or suffering from an uneven cooking surface.

The exterior design is foolproof, plus it lends itself well to evening and nighttime grilling.  The controls are illuminated by blue LED lights, and the surface of the unit boasts bright dual halogen grill surface lights.  You’ll find the temperature gauge on the outside, along with a handle that controls fluid rotation.  The grill has a hot surface-style ignition system, as well.  

It comes with 935” of total grilling area and heavy duty stainless steel cooking grates.  It handles even heat distribution and high heat temperatures like a pro.  In addition to a hood assist kit, you also get a sizable smoker box that you can leave on the grill or remove. Other standout features include an infrared burner in the rear and a dual position rotisserie.

Additional Features Include:

  • Hot Surface ignition system
  • Temperature gauge
  • Patented wind deflect design for proper venting

The Lynx Professional 36-Inch costs about $4,939.00.  The cost might put off some buyers, but the Lynx provides excellent value for the money.  It does everything you could ask of a built-in gas grill and so much more and includes a few worthwhile extras, particularly the rotisserie and the smoker box.  I give this grill my highest marks and it comes with some of the best in class warranties.  You will love this grill as being the top of the line in luxury with its gorgeous good looks and outstanding performance.

 

“Editor’s Choice – Best High End Gas Grill Built In”

 

Contrary to the name, you don’t have to be a pro to use the Blaze Professional grill, but you’ll certainly feel like a grill master the first time you cook with it.  One of the reasons that it aims itself toward serious chefs and BBQ gurus is that it has heat zone separators, allowing you to grill vegetables and proteins all at once, even if everything requires a different temperature. That keeps you from hovering over the grill as you try to cook steaks and corn on the cob or baked potatoes at the same time.

The cooking rods are composed of stainless steel and feature a thick, hexagonal shape that makes for a phenomenal sear. The three H-burners are cast stainless steel, which provides an intense, powerful cook and powers out 54,00 total BTUs.  The Blaze Professional’s design includes numerous heavy-duty 12 gauge rods that stabilize the flames and keep flare-ups at bay.

It comes with 816” of total cooking space, External and internal grill lights and a flame thrower ignition.  Let’s not neglect to mention the rear burner, which uses infrared technology.  What’s particularly cool about this grill is that it also comes with a warming rack that you can remove when you need the extra room.

Additional Features Include:

  • Full coverage flame tamers

The Blaze Pro will cost you around $2,780.00.  In terms of function, the Blaze Pro does what it’s supposed to do and then some, plus it’s actually more affordable than some of its competitors.  I give it high marks but have to admit that their customer service practices are a bit troubling, especially considering their lifetime guarantee.

 

“Editor’s Choice – Best Infrared Gas Grill Built In”

 

If you’re dying to experience infrared grilling on more than just a rear burner, then the TEC Patio is the built-in gas grill you want to install in your outdoor cooking haven.  On the price scale for built-ins, it runs right through the middle.  Face it, any time you can spend less than $4,000 on a permanent, high end outdoor grill, you’re getting a pretty good deal.  There’s no reason to just take my word for it, though.

Since the TEC offers a 100 percent infrared cooking experience, the food you grill will remain juicier and more succulent.  Proteins and, honestly, even vegetables that cook on an infrared surface keeps much more of their natural juices.  The grill also features radiant panels of glass that help to reduce the risk of flare-ups and extreme hot or cold spots, which eliminates the fear of an uneven cook.

Because the grill has a temperature range of 200-900 degrees Fahrenheit, you have the option to sear your proteins at high temperatures or cook your meat low and slow to keep it tender. For all of that, it only takes the grill 10 minutes to heat up, which gets you grilling faster.  Best of all, the TEC Patio’s cooking surface is self-cleaning.

Made from 304 stainless steel and with a double lined hood, this grill features 2 infrared burners that churn out 6000 BTUs of heating power.  There is 592” of main grilling surface area, which is enough to cook up to 27 burgers at once.

Additional Features Include:

  • Continuous Spark ignition

The TEC Patio FR 44-Inch comes in at about $3,554.00.  I can live with the Tec Patio’s few cons. The drip pan isn’t really an issue since you’re not supposed to need it, but sometimes you do.  Still, it’s a problem I can deal with when it means getting to cook on infrared for less than $4,000.

 

“Editor’s Choice – Best Mid Level Gas Grill Built In”

 

Anyone who’s in the market for an affordable, economical built-in grill should strongly consider the Blaze.  In terms of its competitors, it’s more compact, but it still boasts real power with its four burners.  It also has several heat separators so that you can cook different foods at the same time without obsessively watching them, turning them, and adjusting the heat.

Since the burners are cast stainless steel, you can feel confident that they’re not only going to last, but they’re also going to remain in A+ condition.  The cooking surface is completely covered in a series of grids that stabilize the flame, thus preventing flare-ups.  You simply push and turn the flame-thrower-style ignition once to start this baby up, and many reviews praise its reliability.

Made from 304-stainless steel with a double lined hood that helps keep the heat inside where it belongs.  The main grilling area is 552” and the secondary grilling are is 186” for a total of 748” of cooking space. That is enough for 20 burgers at a time.  The four burners generate 56,000 BTUs of heating power.

Additional Features Include:

  • Hood mounted Analog Thermometer
  • Flash tubes for manual lighting
  • Rotisserie Burner

Blaze 32-Inch 4-Burner is a bargain at about $1,350.00.  I think the smaller Blaze presents an excellent way to get acquainted with a built-in grill and is perfect for a smaller footprint area.  Its size isn’t intimidating and it’s cost-efficient.  If you are looking for a value-priced grill that offers a commercial quality build, you can’t do any better.

 

“Editor’s Choice – Best Low Cost Gas Grill Built In”

 

For a smaller, less expensive grill, the Napoleon Prestige 500 gets high marks.  A more than serviceable, sturdy little unit that packs more power than its size suggests.  Besides that, it boasts several quirky features that you wouldn’t expect for this price range.  For example, the lid is a roll top with double lining, which essentially makes the grill perform like an oven.  It comes with Accu-Probe temperature gauge, too, so that you can always keep an eye out. However, it’s smart to have a reliable thermometer of your own, as well.

The Prestige 500 has sear plates made of stainless steel to add intense flavor, evenly distribute the heat, minimize flare-ups, and magically vaporize any messy drippings.  In the rear of the grill, the burner is an infrared rotisserie, meaning that you can slowly roast any number of proteins and end up with a restaurant-quality meal.  The waved cooking grates, which are reversible, are composed of porcelain cast iron, resulting in an unbelievable and distinctly cool sear.

The Napoleon Prestige 500’s exterior is made from 304-stainless steel and features porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates that really absorbs and distributes heat well.  The 4 burners blast out 48,000 BTUs of heating power which is impressive for a smaller grill.  There is 760” of total cooking space which is enough for 18 burgers at once.

Additional Features Include:

  • Hood mounted Analog Thermometer
  • infrared “sizzle-zone”
  • Flame Thrower ignition system

I can’t find anything negative to say about the Napoleon Prestige 500 for the price.  It’s a neat little grill that you can snag for less than $1,100.00  I wouldn’t even call it a beginner’s grill—if you have a small outdoor space or a budget, you can happily use this for years.  One of the best warranty’s you will find also backs it.

 

“Runner Up – Best Luxury Gas Grill”

 

The Fire Magic Echelon Diamond doesn’t mess around.  It costs a pretty penny, but you basically get five grills in one.  The manufacturer even boasts of its 5 Ways to Cook system, but honestly, it’s an apt description of what the grill does.  You can use it to grill your food, sear it, smoke it, cook on the rotisserie, or—get this—you can even turn it into a charcoal grill to enjoy that one-of-a-kind flavor.  Furthermore, because the cooking area is enormous, you can practically grill a whole meal at once for the entire block, yet the unit isn’t a space hog.  It’s surprisingly compact considering all that it does.

The burners are cast stainless steel.  Fire Magic makes E-shaped burners because they claim, they’re more durable.  They also come with a lifetime guarantee, and you can’t be mad at that. I’m a big fan of the safety knobs, which feature blue LED backlighting, and the internal halogens, which are perfectly angled to light of the grill surface.  Both elements are designed for nighttime grilling.

You get a lot of extras with the Echelon Diamond, too. It includes a 4-zone digital thermometer, which comes with its own meat probe.  Temperature is so crucial; I’m a fan of any model that thinks to provide a serviceable thermometer.

Additional Features Include:

  • Hot Surface ignition with optional lighter tubes
  • Smoker box
  • Spring assisted lid
  • 4-zone digital thermometer and probe

If money isn’t an option ($5,717.95), I can’t recommend the Fire Magic Echelon Diamond more. It’s a workhorse and a powerhouse, but it’s still sleek, more than functional, and versatile.  It’s one of the best looking grills you can find.  It’s loaded with every bell and whistle you could want and produces intense heat from its burners to boot.  Excellent warranty on this grill and a made in the USA product.

 

“Runner Up – Best Premium Gas Grill”

 

The DCS Pro, like other grills in the DCS line, is designed with home cooks in mind—but not just any home cooks.  This grill has the ability to make anyone feel like an all-star chef.  You get three feet of grilling surface and more power than you’ll know what to do with—the grill features three stainless steel burners, which are U-shaped for more power and put out 25,000 BTUs each.  All three burners have their own heat shield, as well, which directs the heat directly upward for an efficient cook. With the addition of the grills ceramic radiant technology, we’re talking even heat distribution and a powerful burn.

The DCS Professional boasts an intricate and fully patented system for grease management.  The grease gets safely funneled away from your food, which not only makes it a bit healthier but which also reduces the risk of flare-ups.  The grates are double sized and cast in stainless steel, allowing you to grill anything.  Your veggies will come off as tasty and tender as your meats.  You can even BBQ at night using the Smart Beam grill light.  It lights up the whole grilling surface from the outside.  Its stand-out feature is easily the sealed smoker box on the grill.  It has its own dedicated burner.  Try adding wine, juice, or another marinade and experiment with flavors.

Additional Features Include:

  • Continuous Spark ignition system
  • Smoker box
  • Hood mounted thermometer

The DCS Professional 36-Inch will run you around $2,999.00.  The negative aspects associated with the DCS Pro are negligible.  If you are looking for a premium quality grill with excellent performance, this just might be the grill for you.  It’s as close as you can get to the perfect built-in gas grill.

 

“Runner Up – Best Mid-Level Gas Grill”

 

Grilling gurus with a gourmet bent are well served by the Lion L75000.  Five of Lion’s Quick Lite valves provide a quick but stable flame that allows for even heat distribution and allows you to get the best sear every time.  Of course, the cast stainless steel burners have something to do with that, as well.  They put out 60,000 BTUs.  The back burner, an infrared rotisserie, emits 15,000 BTUs of its own.

Aesthetically speaking, the grill is a gorgeous unit.  The grill head has a double layer and it’s flawlessly welded into one smooth piece.  It’s just as beautiful beneath the lid, but even if it wasn’t, the grill’s special features speak for it.  For example, there’s an XL temperature gauge so that you can monitor your meat as it cooks.  Use the two lights on the interior of the grill to indulge in some grilling after dark.

The grilling surface totals 830 square inches for a burger count of 24 at one time.  The grill is made from 304-stainless steel so you know it will last.  The 4 burners emit 60,000 BTUs for all the heating power you will need and the stainless steel cooking grates can stand the heat.

Additional Features Include:

  • Rotisserie Kit
  • Flame Thrower ignition system
  • Built in hood thermometer

This grill runs around $1,495.00.  The Lion L75000 provides excellent value for money, but users aren’t universally happy with it. It takes some practice to figure out the grill’s quirks, but if you have a budget and plenty of time on your hands, you won’t be disappointed.  This grill is known for its cool accessories and many add on options so this may be something to consider.

 

“Runner Up – Best Entry-Level Gas Grill”

 

The Coyote C-Series is a special grill.  It’s smaller than many of its competitors on this list, as it’s only 28 inches and boasts two burners.  However, rather than having plain old cast stainless steel burners, the Coyote has Infinity burners made of cast stainless steel, a difference that boosts their durability and ensures intense heat.  Something you won’t often see on a grill in this price range. 

The grill box itself is a continuously welded unit with edges that are both polished and seamless.  That, too, increases the BBQ’s durability.  However, in spite of the power you’re working with, the grills heat control grids help to evenly distribute the heat, resulting in an even cook across the grilling surface.

You shouldn’t have any trouble with the ignition, which is a push and turn model. If you enjoy grilling after sunset, then the grill’s interior halogen lights will get a great workout. The risk of flare-ups is minimal, owing to the design of the grill and the fact that the Coyote boasts a more modest 40,000 BTUs. An integrated thermometer allows you to keep an eye on the temperature of your meat. Keep your food warm until it’s ready to serve with the BBQ’s removable warming rack.  The grill itself is made from 304-stainless steel so it will really hold up.

Additional Features Include:

  • 304 stainless steel cooking grids
  • Built in hood thermometer

The Coyote C-Series can be had for about $999.00.  Size aside, the Coyote C-Series is a more than serviceable little grill. That being said, it is on the smaller side, so if you’re an enthusiastic or frequent BBQer, or if you regularly grill for larger groups, then you might need a bigger unit.  This is an affordable grill that is still packed with great features.

The Napoleon LEX is all about saving space.  The lid is a roll top, which helps to maximize the grill’s 850 square feet.  The stainless steel burners are commercial grade with a heavy gauge. There are three tube burners, along with a ceramic infrared burner for searing.  Altogether, they push out 64,000 BTUs.  Each one boasts a sear plate, also made of stainless steel, to treat your meat to a flawless sear and cut down on flare-ups.  That’s largely because the sear plates get so hot that they vaporize any grease drippings.

The ignition uses a jet fire system that opens up the power.  Fortunately, the BBQ’s ACCU-PROBE thermometer allows you to gauge the temperature as you cook.  The boosts a total of 850 square feet of cooking space and is made of 430-stainless steel.

A drip pan, which you can remove for easy cleaning, runs the width of the Napoleon LEX.  At night, the controls are brightly backlit by I-GLOW, which I think just looks so sharp.  As a result, you can confidently grill after dark without accidentally turning a knob or increasing your heat without knowing it.

Additional Features Include:

  • Stainless steel flame tamers
  • Flame Thrower ignition system

The Napoleon LEX 605 is a good value at $1,499.00.  The cons associated with the Napoleon mostly come down to user error—remember, always cover or otherwise protect your grill when not in use.  More to the point, this is an excellent mid-size model.  It’s a great buy for the money and has many innovative accessories and features.

Buyers Guide – What To Look For In A Built In Gas Grill

Any big purchase requires care and comparison.  Because built in grills are more expensive and more complex to install than their stand-alone counterparts, you shouldn’t rush to buy the first grill you see. Comparison shop, research different models and pay attention to the following checklist as you pick out the built in unit that you want to install on your patio or in your yard.

How Do You Plan On Cooking

Most people don’t give this much thought before shopping for a new grill but I really encourage you to give this some serious consideration.  Do you plan to mainly cook smaller foods like burgers, hot dogs, and steaks that should be cooked quickly over high heat?  Or are you planning on slow cooking meats using lower temperatures more often?  Or maybe you plan to do both.

Not every grill is suitable for all types of cooking.  I recommend a grill that is capable of reaching temperatures of up to 600 plus degrees.  It is better to have the ability to reach high temps, even if you hardly ever need them.

 

Check The Brand

You don’t necessarily have to stick to brands you’re familiar with as you choose a built in grill, but you do need to familiarize yourself with the brands on the market.  Even when you know a brand name, further research the grills you like.  Check out reviews and consider the experiences that other grill masters have had with a particular model.  Doing this allows you to pinpoint which brands and grills are durable, made of high-quality materials, reputable, and cost-efficient.

In most cases, it is the wise choice to pick a brand you know and trust though.

 

What They Are Made Of

Built in gas grills aren’t entirely different from stand-alone models, but what’s good for one isn’t necessarily best for the other.  You’re better off with a unit that relies on 304-grade stainless steel more than anything else.  Steel is more durable, and it lasts much longer.  It doesn’t show its age as quickly, either.   It may add slightly to the overall cost, but it will be worth it when your grill is still standing 10 or more years down the line.

 

Pick A Size Appropriate For Your Space And Grilling Needs

You’ve over-bought a grill before.  You know you have.  We all have.  Because it seems like a great deal, or the salesperson’s a bit too enthusiastic.  Many people have purchased a grill that’s a little too large for what they need.  That’s fine with a stand-alone grill—you can just move it to a different area if it doesn’t fit where you initially wanted it.

You can’t do that with a built in grill.  It has to fit into the area you’ve designated for it, especially if your BBQ nook or patio includes a prep station and storage.  As they say, “Measure Twice, Cut Once.”  Make sure the grill you choose will fit your location and will fulfill your cooking needs.

 

The Build

No matter what it is made of, if the grill isn’t of quality construction and built to last, your going to get poor results.  Even a grill that features high BTU”s but of poor construction, will lose most of its heat if it is not designed and built well.  Look for duel-lined walls, airtight seams, and heavy-duty construction.  The best gas grills will use 304-grade stainless steel not just for the body, but for the majority of its parts.

 

Upgrades – Know What Features Are Most Important To You

Most built in grills come with some sort of upgrade.  That’s part of what sets them apart from stand-alone units.  You might not care about the extras, but then again, you might not even realize how much you can benefit from them.

Rotisserie burners will change the way you cook whole chickens, ducks, or turkeys, to say nothing of what you can do with a roast.  Are you serious about searing?  Then you should check out grills that have a ceramic burner for that purpose.  Do you tend to grill in the evening or at night?  Choose a grill that has backlit controls to illuminate what you’re doing.  Other built in grills even come with an alarm that goes off if anything burns.  Try to find a model with a built in thermometer probe, as well.

 

Budget

Know what your limit is and stick to it.  Most built in’s offer the ability to add upgrades down the line.  If you can’t fit that extra accessory into your budget now, look for a grill that has the capability for you to add it on down the road.

Built In Gas Grills FAQ

User Tips And Product Care Guide For Your Built In Grill

Should I Buy A Gas Grill?

Yes, if you spend the majority of your times cooking outdoors, and if you have the space for it, then a built in gas grill pays for itself over time.

What Size Grill Should I Buy?

That depends entirely on you and the space you have to devote to an outdoor cooking space. Measure first—twice.  Don’t buy a grill first and try to plan your patio around it if you haven’t measured the area.

Also, take into consideration on how you will be using it.  Will you be cooking just for the immediate family?  On the other hand, are you planning on being the neighborhood grill master and throwing block parties to remember?

Are Built In Gas Grills More Expensive?

Yes, built in grills are more expensive than their stand-alone counterparts.  In full disclosure, they can cost thousands of dollars.  That being said, they’re less expensive over time if taken care of properly, considering how often you have to replace or upgrade stand-alone gas grills.

Final Verdict – Which Built In Gas Grill Is Best?

When it comes down to it, you have to go with what you can afford and what appeals to you. Based on reviews, customer experiences, and the rating criteria above, however, I feel confident in saying that the best built in gas grill is… well, I already showed you my choices.  Now it’s your turn to share yours.

Outdoor kitchens with built in gas grills are a great way to share quality time with those you love.  Even casual grillers should think about investing in one if for no other reason than spending more time with the family.  I hope that this list will help you choose the perfect grill that is right for you!

I hope this 10 Best Built In Gas Grills For 2018 Review And Buyers Guide proves helpful for you.  As always, if you or someone you know is interested in outdoor kitchens and grilling, please consider sharing with your friends or on social media.  Sharing is caring my friends!

If you would like to leave a comment or have a review of your own to share on the any of these built in gas grills, please do so below.  We always welcome your input and I would love to hear about your experiences with them.

Cheers,

Patrick

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