The sizzle of a steak over an open grate being flame broiled to perfection, the aroma of hamburgers and hot dogs being cooked to the ideal temperature, slow cooked brisket, all are part of the delicious and tantalizing aspect of grilling outdoors.
When grilling outdoors, no one wants to take the extra time to slave over getting the charcoal ready or stopping to have to go get propane. To prevent such occurrences, there are grills that can be connected to the home supply of natural gas.
The grills offer the easy of cooking with gas, and the same quick cooking as that on the indoor stove, while giving great outdoor, grilled flavor.
Now You’re Cooking With Gas
Propane is used as a grilling fuel source because it can be easily transported in liquid form and vaporizes under normal pressures. It is a by product of the production of natural gas. Beyond the chemical differences and a slight alteration or conversion of the burner, there is little to distinguish propane cooking and natural gas cooking.
What makes the grilling difference is that when hooked into the residential supply, the natural gas grill can be lit quickly and can run as long as necessary without having to change out propane bottles.
When feeding a large family or a group of family and friends, it can be a real pain to have to stop and change out the propane bottles and let the grill heat back up to continue cooking. With Natural gas there is no such concern. For those that love to grill and grill often, using natural gas, as a fuel source, makes grilling convenient and quick and since natural gas is also clean burning, it means a quick and easy cleanup as well.
Five Great Natural Gas Grills in the Sub $2,500 Range
Best Natural Gas Grill to Buy
Providing over 400 square inches of cooking space, this black and stainless steel grill has three burners generating over 30,000 BTU of heat per hour. The burners of the Weber Model #47510001 NG Grill are electronically ignited and independently controlled.
The upper cart has two side shelves for plenty of workspace and the lower cart is fully enclosed and has a single cabinet style door. This is a great backyard, natural gas grill for any size home.
Best 3 Burner Natural Gas Grill
With three main burners and a side/sear burner producing over 35,000 BTU of heat per hour, the Weber Genesis Series Model #6631001 NG Grill is a grill that will become the center piece of the backyard. This grill has over 600 square inches of cooking space and had both primary and warming grates.
The grates are porcelain coated, cast iron for excellent heat distribution while providing great sear marks. The unit is push button ignited and the lower cart is fully enclosed and has two cabinet style doors. This is a great backyard grilling station.
Best Prestige Propane Grill
This grill is all stainless steel and has four main burners, a rear burner and a side burner. The mains are all stainless steel producing over 40,000 BTU of heat, while the rear rotisserie burner produces 19,000 BTU and uses an infrared system for sealing in juices. The side burner of the Napoleon Model #P500RSIBNSS NG Grill adds an additional 13,000 BTU of heat and is ceramic for perfect heat production.
The lid is a roll back, restaurant style lid for great heat retention. The lower cart is enclosed with stainless steel, cabinet doors and the unit is on lockable casters for mobility. This is an all around, great grilling station that will impress with looks and taste.
Best BBQ Grill Cart in the Market
This all stainless, four burner grill produces 60,000 BTU of heat for over 800 square inches of cooking space, including the warming rack. Each burner of the Bull Outdoor Products Model #26002 NG Grill is push button ignited and independently controlled. The cooking grates are solid stainless steel for great heat distribution and the entire unit is easy to clean.
The lower cart is also stainless and is fully enclosed and has dual, cabinet style doors providing great storage space. In addition, all the stainless steel is of heavy duty construction to provide years of delicious, grilled food.
Best Natural Gas Grill under $2500
This all, heavy duty, stainless steel and aluminum grill has four main burners plus a side burner, a rear sear burner and a rotisserie burner. The Weber Summit Series Model #7270001 NG Grilling Station has directional heating that can handle one or two items or be spread to cover large item or use dual zone cooking.
It has a built in temperature gauge, multiple tool hooks, a grill over light and plenty of storage space. It has two work space areas and the lower deck is fully enclosed for even more storage with access via two cabinet style doors. This is a world class, natural gas grill for any size home and will enhance the grilling experience for decades to come.
To further protect the grill, always use a grill cover when not in use. As always, never operate a grill on an uneven surface as tipping could result and make sure to never allow flammable materials within five feet of a hot or cooling grill.
For natural gas grills, make sure there is an external shutoff for the gas supply to the grill for safety.