For me, one of the most important things about spending time at home is having a great outdoor space for relaxing with the family. I look forward to the warmer months when we can not only spend more time outside, but also enjoy some meals on the deck as well as fire up the ole BBQ for some excellent chicken, burgers, hot dogs, steaks and veggies.
When we first moved into our current house, we had all this old and outdated outdoor equipment that just really needed replaced. One of the first things that we did was decide to upgrade our BBQ area. To get started, we visited with friends and family to see what they were using and how their experience was going. Then, there was the extensive research on the web of checking reviews and complaints on sites like Amazon and this site before finally making a decision on which one would be the best bet for our family.
Since the entire process took so long, I wanted to share some of my findings from my research with other people who may find themselves out shopping for something shiny and new for the patio or deck. Keep reading below to learn a little more.
To do your shopping the way that I do, I highly suggest that you take a peak at what everyone else is buying since people tend to flock to the items that end up being the best. And if you want to know what the best of the best are for 2019 when it comes to propane BBQing at home, then I think that the best place to start is by looking at what is currently a hot seller. And reviews help you pick a winner.
So, as I said, this is the way that I started out my comparison shopping. Why? So that I did not waste any time looking at products that were going to end up being a poor user experience. And for my family, we do not mind spending a little more if there is a quality difference. If something is going to last a little longer, then that is what I am interested in buying. What about you?
My Top 6 Favorite Best Propane Grills for 2019
I find that the easiest way to make a decision to narrow down your choices to the top few and then give them a real thorough review and comparison before making your final decision. We ended up getting down to just six contenders. Keep reading to see which six made the final cut, what we liked about them and what we did not like about them. You will also get to see which one we ended up buying!
Char-Broil TRU Infrared Urban Gas Grill with Folding Side Shelves Review
We seriously considered buy this model – the Char-Broil TRU Infrared Urban Gas Grill with Folding Side Shelves. There simply isn’t a better option out there in this size or price range.
I especially like the folding side shelves which give excellent work space when needed, yet store away neatly when not in use. As you can clearly see, it has a very attractive look and is of very sturdy construction. Perfect for a small sized patio or outdoor space.
Overall though, it was not for us as we do not need something compact for the deck.
Weber Genesis S-330 Stainless-Steel 637-Square-Inch 38,000-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill Review
I cannot tell you how badly I wanted to buy this Weber Genesis S-330 Stainless-Steel 637-Square-Inch Grill. I mean, just look at it! Who would not want it on their deck or patio?!? It is so professional looking! Unfortunately, it is out of my family’s price range, but I did manage to talk someone else into buying it so that I could visit it every now and then….If I had unlimited money, then I would say to you – This one is oh SO worth the extra price!
Why? It looks great and the meat tasted incredibly good after I use this at my parent’s house.
Yup, that’s right – I talked them into buying one of these! When I asked my dad how he felt about this new addition to the deck, he said – I will never go back to using the charcoal again! Based on what he was telling me, it is much easier to cook and prepare the fire.. and it tastes great. He says that it is the best option out there for the money – anywhere.
Two things – I do not know how it compares to charcoal cause I do not use that type and I hate that this one is not in my budget!
Weber Genesis 6532001 E-330 637-Square-Inch 38,000-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill Review
This Weber Genesis E-330 637-Square-Inch Grill is actually very similar to the model that I ended up buying. I actually used this model at my uncle’s house before making my decision.
It is an excellent choice for anyone in the market for one of these – solid quality and design. According to my aunt, the assembly took around 2-3 hours – instructions were clear, concise and easy to follow. First steaks that were made came out wonderful – My uncle says it is the best he has ever used on his own! He and my aunt are very happy with the performance and quality of their new Weber model.
After using it, I would recommend this to my friends without a doubt.
Weber Spirit E210 Liquid Propane Gas Grill Review
A little too small for my family’s needs, but the Weber 46110001 Spirit E210 Liquid Propane Gas Grill is a good cheap choice without compromising quality.
My younger brother owns one of these at his townhouse. He upgraded to it in 2014 after using a cheapo model for a long time. He just loves it and thinks that it is the best money he has ever spent on one of these! In fact, I think that he could not be more pleased with the purchase!
For me, I think it is sleek and looks great out on the patio or deck! Perfect choice for small family cookouts!
Weber Genesis E-310 637-Square-Inch 38,000-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill Review
The winner! We bought this Weber Genesis 6511001 E-310 637-Square-Inch 38,000-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill model! Setup on this one took us about two hours or so to get it all the way it needed to be so that we could use it for dinner. Worth the time and every cent I spent on it.
As you may expect from a Weber product, it is very heavy duty and I have confidence it will last us for many years to come. We have enjoyed cooking with it. easy to use, clean and maintain. I am looking forward to many years of grilling on this awesome Weber Gas product!
You cannot go wrong with this choice for your family. And hey, it looks great, right?
Weber Q 3200 Natural Gas Grill Review
Confession – we bought this model too! Only, we bought it for use at our beach condo for when we are on vacation. The patio there is small so we needed something that could cook a lot without taking up a ton of space. Couldn’t be more happier with this portable Weber Q 3200.
It is super easy to put together – we did so in less than an hour. Then, we fired it up and the Weber Q 3200 was cooking right away. Had 12 burgers and one package of hot dogs at once one the Weber Q 3200. The cooking grates are the best ever, high quality. Great Warranty too.
Highly recommend the Weber Q 3200 to anyone.
Runner’s Up – The Rest of The Considered Grill Models
Naturally, the initial list of possible products that I started out with was a lot longer than just the ix items that you see listed up above. To give you an idea of some of the other items that we were considering but ultimately decided against, keep reading here. You will find out the positive features as given to me by current owners.
Weber Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill Review
My neighbor, Joe, has one of these for camping. Here is what he told me about it – This little guy is the best portable and best camping grill and overall best tabletop grill for 2015. As you can see, this Weber Q 1000 is both great looking and efficient. The Weber Q 1000 leaves great marks on meat while cooking.
I have not purchased the tank adapter for the Weber Q 1000 but 16.4 oz tanks last for a while I used it about 10+ times on one 16.4 oz tank. Easy to clean and great size since I live in an apartment.
The small size is one of the most important things for people short on space, like in an apartment or condo. You will love the Weber Q 1000.
Weber Q2200 Liquid Propane Grill Review
My buddy Chris, who I work with, tell me that this model is actually better than Joe’s. I don’t go camping, so it is not really practical for me, but you can use this as a tabletop model. That is why I considered it for the condo.
Here is what Chris says about it – The Weber Q 2200 is a great product. Super design and function. The Weber Q 2200 performs better than most of the larger home Webers I have had in the past. Able to handle all the tailgate food you could ever want.
Quit reading the reviews and buy the Weber Q 2200 now! You will not be sorry!
Weber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grill Review
My MIL tried to get us to buy this one. Why, is beyond me, but here is what she has to say about it – Yes, it’s ugly but it’s also cheap – and It’s a Weber! This little model is a great take anywhere product.
You can buy the tanks needed a lot of places and the heavier metal housing won’t rust out so soon. A little pricier than a cheap model but I think this Weber 1520 is going to last a much longer time. The plates are heavier as well.
We have a small rv and like using the picnic table for the Weber 1520 so this Weber 1520 doesn’t take up a lot of space and easy to set up and take down. – Note that I agree about the brand meaning that it is high quality, but I still do not want a little ugly tabletop version like this on my deck!
Char-Broil TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill Review
This one has a small size. which is great for small spaces. After talking with some owners, it seems to have easy assembly, which is a plus.
Owners of it seem to be very happy with this little small BBQer and hopeful that it would hold up well over time.
It seems to have a lot to offer in a small package, but I really did not need a small package.
Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill Review
My husband’s best friend swears by this thing. He takes it everywhere with him – tailgating at the Cleveland Browns stadium, fishing, baseball games – you name it and he’s probably taken it there. He even talked one of their other friends into buying one.
Here is what he had to say about it – I have already used it 4 times in the first couple of weeks of buying it and it works great. I was able to cooked a 2 whole package of chicken wings and legs, hotdogs, and hamburgers with ease (and with the lid down most of the time) no melting over here. This is my replacement home and camping grills. If you buy this then I highly recommend the hose to connect to 20lb tank and the bag to transport. And if you twisted my arm to make me say something bad about it, I would only be able to say it needs a built in thermometer on the lid, but heck, who am I to complain at this low price point.
Cuisinart CGG-200 All-Foods 12,000-BTU Portable Outdoor Tabletop Propane Gas Grill Review
Another friend from work raved about this one. It looks very sleek and professional for a little tabletop model, don’t you think? When she was trying to convince me, here is what she had to say about it – This state of the art little tabletop model is already put together, so it is essentially ready to be used “out of the box.”
As you will learn, it heats up very quickly when you are ready to use it, and the surface of the grate is nicely and evenly heated. Perfect tabletop grill to take tailgating or to the pavilion at the local park or rec center area! Or to use on the apartment patio.
It also has a great low price for any budget.
Fuego Element Portable Gas Grill Review
Another of Dale’s tailgating buddies suggested this little model. It is small and compact and looks super cute.
Here is what he day to say about it – I just love this little thing because it is so amazing for the size! Perfect for tailgating. The portable Fuego Element EP01AMG is amazingly light and the way it folds up makes it really easy to carry. More importantly, this Fuego Element EP01AMG is effortless to use and can cook enough food to feed a group of people.
It does a great job cooking for up to two families because it heats up so quickly and gets the job done with nice sear marks from the hot cast iron plate. I like how compact it stores once we are done with the cooking, we remove all the parts and wipe it down and toss it in our balcony closet after each trip.