The 9 Best Grills of 2022

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When it comes to backyard barbecues, gameday tailgates, and weekend camping trips, a good grill is your best friend. There’s nothing like burgers and dogs fresh off the grill when you're enjoying outdoor fun with your partner and friends. If you’re new to grilling, starting can seem intimidating. But starting with the right grill is key—it can make the process easy and fun.

If you really want to start small or live in a smaller space like an apartment, a portable or tabletop grill will do. But if you’re ready for your first big grill, or even looking to upgrade from your current one, there are plenty of options, from gas grills to charcoal grills and pellet grills. 

Gas grills are the most conventional choice. If you want the works, look for one that comes with a side table for condiments, a searing station for juicy steaks, a grease control system for easy cleanup, and a storage cabinet underneath to store all your grilling accessories. Pellet or charcoal grills, however, might be right up your alley if you want to impart a smokier flavor to your meat.

Whether you're adding to your registry or just getting all set up for summer parties and fall tailgates, there's the perfect grill out there for you. To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best grills on the market that can do everything from cooking ribeyes to sauteeing veggies. Are you hungry yet?

Read on for the best grills.

Final Verdict

You basically can’t go wrong with many Weber options. The brand features an extensive line in terms of both budget and style, from the Genesis II® S-335 for beyond the basics to the Q1200 for its portability. If you want something that imparts a smokier flavor, we’d suggest the Pit Boss 71700FB or the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill.

Should I get a gas or charcoal grill?

Because it uses charcoal as fuel, heating up and cleaning up charcoal grills is a longer process. But the trade-off is that it imparts a delectable smoky flavor that you can’t get from gas grills. Gas grills, on the other hand, are quicker to start up. However, they can be harder to clean because they have more parts, and those parts may need replacing over time.

Should I cover my grill?

It partly depends on where you live. If you live in a seasonal area, a cover will help protect your grill from inclement weather like snow. A cover in a more humid area, though, can trap moisture inside, corroding the grill. There’s also the matter of what you’re cooking. You can cook light foods like seafood with an open lid, but you might want a cover when grilling thicker food, like steak, or when adding wooden planks or chips for the flavor to contain the smoke. We’d recommend getting a cover and using it when applicable.

How do I clean a grill?

Wait until the grill has cooled, but is still warm. Remove the grates and brush them with a stiff-wire cleaning brush and soap and water. Afterward, apply vegetable oil to the grates to prevent future rusting. Clean interior surfaces with a steel brush and dish soap, wiping dry after with a cloth.

Why Trust Brides?

Brides contributor Hillary Hoffower has over six years of experience writing for the wedding industry, covering everything from bridal fashion trends to wedding decor. She believes the best way to cook any meat is to throw it on the grill. Living in New York City, she lacks the outdoor space for a full-sized grill, so she prefers tabletop grills for now.

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