Trying to find the best stainless steel grill on the market is like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. Strike that. It’s like trying to find the sharpest, shiniest needle in a haystack that’s full of the things. But yours truly has found three grills that, in my opinion, are more than capable of wearing that crown.
People are going to want different things from their grills, but getting down to the basics, they need to cook. To be called the best grill on the market they need to cook very well. We are talking fast, even cooking, no hint of flare ups, cold spots, hot spots or any other type of spots you can think of.
They need to look good, and they need to have that wow factor. That extra little feature that you are desperate to show off to your buddies. You want something that screams look at me. Then shouts even louder, stop looking, fire me up and cook some god dammed meat on me.
I haven’t done the easy thing and just chosen three of the most expensive grills on the market. I’ve scoured the whole market, and ended up with three that range from around $300 to $2500. So whatever your budget, if you are looking for a mighty fine stainless steel grill that is going to induce grill envy next time you host that beer and steak evening, read on my friend, read on.
I’m going to just throw some stats at you first about this almost perfect cooking machine and why it’s the best stainless steel gas grill.
60,800 BTU’s Grill
10,600 BTU Sear Burner
6,800 BTU Smoker Burner
10,600 BTU Rotisserie Burner
769 square inches of Primary Cooking Area
I could go on, but you get the idea. This mother is BIG – 74 inches big – and produces almost as much heat as the sun. But as always, stats don’t tell half the story. The Weber S-670 is an absolute dream to cook on. You would even enjoy cleaning this, though the temperatures this can produce – in excess of 800 degrees – means that it’s practically self-cleaning.
But all that power is practically useless if it isn’t controllable. The more heat a grill produces, the more you have to be able to control it and guide it to the right areas for it to be of any worth to you. That is something you don’t have to worry about here. Whether you are cooking on direct, or indirect, searing or merely lightly grilling, cooking for a football team or just you and the lady, this gives you the right amount of heat, where and when you want it.
Granted it’s not cheap, and is by far the most expensive of the three grills I’ve chosen, but as any good salesman will tell you, you should buy on value not price, and I’m telling you, this is value for money.
First of all, this baby is going to last. Go to the store and bring this back, and you won’t be looking on this site in two years trying to decide what grill to buy next (there’s always a downside!).
Cooking on this, YOU KNOW you’ve bought quality. When people see the automatic lights on the handle come on, making grilling at night as easy as in the day, they will know you’ve got something out of the very top drawer.
It is hard not to be impressed with everything about this grill. It just gives the impression of quality in every department. Lifting the shroud to reveal the 6 burners is even a joy, and rather sadly I found myself doing it repeatedly, enjoying the smooth workmanship of the hinge mechanism – yes, I know, I’ve been doing this job too long!
Look at this another way. Strip away the fancy lights; the push button LED tank-scale; the oh so smooth hinges; the to die for looks; the incredibly accurate temperature gauge. Forget all of the whistles and bells and everything else the Weber salesman is going to bang on about. You cook on this and the results will speak for themselves. Hand on heart, I have never produced better steaks, burgers, butterfly chicken the lot, than on this grill. And what’s more it’s easy to do. Consistently.
All in all, if you have the space, if you have the money, and you want the ultimate grilling machine, I will find it very hard to point you in any other direction for the best stainless steel gas grills than this Weber.
I’m not saying buying the S-670 will make you more of a man, but it will certainly make you feel more of one.
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The second Weber in the top three, the Genesis is a very nice addition to their range. It has three burners that pump out 38000 BTU’s so it is not quite as mighty as its almighty 6 burner big brother, but don’t start thinking this grill can’t hold its own. This is still a powerful beast. Turn this baby on – courtesy of the ever reliable ignition system – and this will get up to heat quickly. Very Quickly. This provides almost instantaneous heat.
All three burners can be lit and controlled separately which is vital when cooking for larger groups, and flexibility is the name of the game for the Genesis. Despite its relatively small size – compared to the Summit anyway, this grill provides you with multiple grilling options, so you never feel you are pushed for space or having to compromise.
The innovative north-to south burners (a definite improvement on previous models) means it’s equally as easy to cook using direct or indirect heat. It has a sear burner, and a side burner. I know a lot of people can take or leave the side burners, but for me it is a valuable addition. If I’m cooking outside, I’m cooking outside. If people want beans, if I need to fry that onion, I want to do it outside, as opposed to having to keep nipping back indoors.
Right, I’ve got that off my chest, now back to the grill. I started the last review by throwing some stats at you. The Genesis isn’t going to compete with those, but one stat – it comes in less than half the cost, means it shouldn’t have to. You still get 507 square inches of prime cooking space. That’s good, even, quality cooking space as well, and that is a big area.
And that is the main impression you get with this grill. Despite being medium range, it feels big. It feels solid, heavy. It feels impressive.
People will point to the fact that it isn’t solid steel through and through, and yes, there are areas where they have used painted aluminum, but I’m going to forgive them that, and if you are wheeling this grill around often, you’ll probably thank the guys at Weber for saving some weight.
And if you’re into natural gas as fuel, this is a bonus since you can buy this but as a natural gas grill.
Last but not least is this addition from Dyna-Glo. I’m a fan of the Dyna-Glo grills, always have been. The designers there know what their customers want and continually produce fine looking bbq’s that always punch above their weight.
They always get compared with their more expensive, illustrious rivals, and that isn’t always fair because they will invariably come up second best, but taken on its own this is a fantastic piece of cooking machinery. Fantastic.
The four burners kick out 40,000 BTU’s between them. Throw in the side burner (you already know my feelings on them!) and you have 52,000. That’s not a million miles away from the 6 burner Weber. Its 646 square inches of cooking space is good as well. No its more than good, that is a lot of space and throw in the even cooking those stainless steel commercial grade straight tube burners provide in conjunction with their infinite setting control valves, you can use every square inch exactly how you want to.
Have I mentioned depth? No? As well an impressive area, the depth the DGE series gives you is impressive. I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve burnt my hand on the warming rack flipping burgers. Not with this, there is plenty of space in there.
Other little features such as the easy pull out gas tray are more pleasing on a mid-price grill than on one where you come to expect such niceties.
If I had to point out a downside, the vent at the back of the hood does prevent this grill getting to the very high temperatures that I know some people do crave, but for normal grilling and cooking, this will not be a problem.
Overall, I would be proud to own all three of the best stainless steel gas grills, so choose which best suits your pocket and yard, and dive in. You will not regret it.
I am a grill freak! It's hard to pick my favorite thing to grill, but if I had to choose... it is still a tie between pork ribs and a juicy beef burger. I am currently grilling on a Weber S210(I live in a small space) but my dream grill is definitely a summit. Those things are bad ass. Anyways I would love to hear from you, leave a comment or question below!