Grilling with gas, is an easy and fun way to grill and one of the best things, gas grilling doesn’t have to break the bank to get a good grill and thus good results. Gas grilling is an affordable and fast way to get great grilled food and enjoy the time with family and friends. When using natural gas, it is even easier as it is always on demand.
Getting Affordable With Natural Gas
The best and easiest way to use natural gas with a grill and keep it affordable is to use a conversion kit for a normal propane grill. The process to convert a propane grill is very simple and it does not take a very mechanically inclined person to accomplish it. In many cases, just a trip to the hardware store can be done to affect the change from propane to natural gas but many people prefer to use a conversion kit as it comes with all the parts needed and the instructions.
What most people don’t realize is that the conversion process presents no danger and there is very little risk of creating a problem due to conversion. The reason is that both propane and natural gas work on the same basic principle of being a gas at the time of ignition. Natural gas just uses lower pressures than propane and the conversion add low pressure fittings in place of the propane high pressure fixtures.
The process of conversion does not take long and all the parts can be reused if there is a need to covert the grill back to propane. With this in mind, it is easy to get an affordable propane grill and convert it to natural gas. All the grills below, have a companion conversion kit to covert the grill from propane to natural gas, albeit sold separately.
Five Convertible Propane Grills
Best Portable Charcoal Grill
This grill – Weber Model #121020 Grill is designed to be compact enough to fit on a table top. By converting it to natural gas, it makes it easy to use at home with a quick connect to the natural gas line of the home. This grill has over 100 square inches of cooking space and is all porcelain coated for heat production, retention and distribution.
The legs fold and lock for quick storage and the lid has dual vents for heat control. This is a great, compact grill that would be great for a small home.
Best 2-Burner Gas Grill for the Money
This two burner grill produces over 26,000 BTU of heat on propane and even more on Natural Gas, with conversion. The dual burners of the Char-Broil Model #265 Grill are push button ignited and it has over 250 square inches of cooking space.
The body and fire box are porcelain coated and the grates are also porcelain coated for great heat distribution. The grill cart has two side shelves for plenty of space and the lower cart is wheeled for mobility. This is a great grill for conversion and would be great for any size home.
Best Gas Grill under $200
This barrel style grill is great for conversion as it looks as good as it performs. The dual chimney give great heat control and the three main burners produce over 40,000 BTU of heat per hour on natural gas. This grill – Char-Griller Model #3001 Grill has over 400 square inches of cooking space and uses cast iron grates for excellent heat distribution.
This grill also has a side burner that can be converted or left as propane to be used as a warming or searing burner. The cart has a side shelf opposite the side burner and the front splash plate has a condiment rack for storage. This is a great, affordable backyard grill that can easily be converted to natural gas and will offer years of great results.
Best Rated BBQ Grill to Buy
This porcelain coated grill is designed to resist the elements while providing great grilled food. The Char-Broil Model #463722311 Grill has three main burners producing over 36,000 BTU of heat per hour with natural gas and it also has a side warming/searing burner for 12,000 BTU of additional heat.
It has over 340 square inches of primary cooking space and even more space on the warming racks. This grill is easily converted to natural gas and it has plenty of storage with the included side shelf. This grill will delicious grilled food, season after season.
Best Propane Gas Grill
This three burner grill – Brinkmann Model #810-3330-SB Grill offers over 35,000 BTU of heat on the main burners and additional BTUs on the side/sear burners. The burners are push button ignited and the conversion process is easy and simple with the Brinkmann conversion kit.
The body is porcelain coated for excellent heat retention, production and distribution and the grates are designed to facilitate excellent cooking with no hot or cold spots. This is a great, convertible grill that will keep giving great results time after time, year after year.
To protect your investment in a grill, always cover the grill when not in use to reduce exposure to the elements. Never operate a grill on an uneven surface to prevent tipping and never allow flammable materials within five feet of a hot or cooling grill. Be sure to read and follow the cleaning instructions for your specific grill as each grill is different.