So you have the gas hookups.
You’re luckier than most. No need to go down to the Rite Aid or Home Depot to get that propane canister replaced. If you grill as much as I do you know how much of a pain that can be.
Especially if you want a large grill, I am talking 6 burners pumping out 74k BTU’s. If you are burning that much gas a natural gas grill is must.
Weber has long had an industry dominating line-up of grills in their Genesis collection, with the S-435 coming in hot as a superior 4-burner natural gas option with a great exterior design and solid feature list.
Like the rest of the Genesis line, and even some of the lower-budget Spirit grills, the S-435 offers Weber’s GS4 grilling system, a new component package comprised of core grilling necessities for the highest-quality grilling experience designed to be enjoyed and appreciated by both weekend warriors AND die-hard grill snobs.
This component set-up combines Weber’s infinity ignition system for fast, reliable start-ups with high performance burners, their longtime signature flavorizer bars and a new, super efficient and easy grease management system to eliminate flare ups. The result is a finely tuned grilling experience that is smooth and reliable so grilling is always fun and the result is always pretty mouthwatering.
The 435 model combines all of these features in a roomy 4-burner set-up with 646 square inches of primary cooking space and a 198 square inch sling-away warming rack for buns, sides and finished meat. The total power on the main burners is 48,000 BTUs plus an additional 12,000 on the lidded bonus side burner.
I’m a huge advocate for a side burner, and especially at this price point. It’s one of the selling features that differentiates top grills in any category. I love them because they’re great for cooking up sauces or sautéing sides to complement the meat. If you’re going to commit to a grill like this, it should meet every grilling need, not just the basics.
The Genesis line also comes iGrill3 ready (a win for tech-inclined grillers), which means you can sync your smart phone up with your grill to remotely monitor temps using Weber’s app. Welcome Millennials and Gen-Z to the wide world of grilling.
A few other favorite bonus features include a lighted handle bar on the main lid and lighted knob controls for grilling in low light conditions. I like to prolong my grilling season as much as possible and after the fall time change, I’m often out on the deck even after the light is gone. Having the key components on the grill illuminated is a nice perk.
This is an excellent grill if you’re looking for the best natural gas option for ease of use, reliability and overall quality with a tech-forward, smart line-up of features.
The Lion is a big, shiny beast, dominating the natural gas category in terms of size, quality of materials and feature list. It also has a pretty hefty price tag so it isn’t going to be a great fit if you have any kind of budget for this purchase.
First, it is absolutely essentially to note that this grill is made from commercial grade 304-gauge stainless steel. This is the best it gets, folks. You’re not going to find a grill that can outlast this one in terms of wear and tear.
In terms of space and power, the Lion offers 5 cast stainless steel burners with 75,000 BTUs of total cooking power, over a generous 802 square inches of cooking space. It also includes a 15,000 BTU infrared rotisserie back burner. Five Quick Lite valves ensure a speedy start with easy knob operation.
Lion also gives you a double-layer, seamlessly welded stainless steel grill head for maximum durability, along with 4 cast iron burners, solid stainless steel cooking grates and an extra large temperature gauge mounted front and center.
You’re also going to enjoy all the bells and whistles you should expect at this price point in a commercial grade grill. We especially like the rotisserie and included smoker box, but you’re also going to see an included griddle for versatility in cooking both traditional meat dishes and sides, and a griddle remover WITH an included bottle opener. That is what we call winning, folks.
This grill also comes with a great amount of storage in the lower cart area, tidily concealed by two stainless steel drawers and a side door. Included in the below storage is shelving and a super-convenient built-in paper towel holder.
Extra features worth noting include two interior lights for night grilling, chrome trimmings on knobs and handles and towel racks on both side shelves, designed to provide extra space for any gear. And food prep you might need to do.
It wouldn’t be a top 10 list without at least a couple Weber’s snagging a spot. The Summit S-470 is a beautiful, shiny powerhouse of a grill and a great upgrade from the Spirit if you’re set on a Weber.
The Summit S-470 would have ranked higher on the list, but we like to see a range of price points represented in the top three spots for our category options.
So what can you expect from the Summit? This grill offers 580 square inches of total cooking area, with 110 square inches in just warming rack, 48,800 BTUs of overall power over 4 main burners, Snap-Jet individual burner ignition for quick starts, a ton of extra burners including a sear station burner, side burner, smoker burner and a rear-mounted rotisserie burner.
Grillers using the S-470 will also notice a beautifully designed enclosed double-door cart for storage and hiding the propane tank, stainless side shelves with towel racks and tool hooks, stainless steel cooking grates and Weber’s signature Flavorizer bars.
This is a luxury grill that is more of a shiny outdoor kitchen on wheels.
The original Spirit is the first grill I ever purchased and I was blown away by the hallmark Weber cooking experience delivered in a smaller package.
The Spirit II 310 is a newer, upgraded version of the original that delivers an even higher-level experience, with three glorious burners.
With the E310, Weber took the top, core features of their largest grills and engineered them to fit in a neat, mid-size version that still packs a power punch. The Spirit delivers 30,000 BTUs with 529 square inches of cooking space, providing solid, even heat to every inch.
Weber added in their new Gs4 grilling system, with three burners, each supported by stainless steel, top quality tubes. These tubes aren’t your typical burner tubes. They won’t rust quickly, or damage easy and leak gas. They are in fact, specifically designed to be durable and they actively limit the effects of rust agents.
Even with just three burners, the Weber really feels like an expansive outdoor kitchen. It comes with generously sized drop down tables on both sides (more room to layout food) that fold down for easy storage. Both tables are equipped with 3 sturdy hooks to hang your tools (pans, spatulas, knives, etc.).
You can also expect to enjoy Weber’s exclusive Flavorizer bar system, porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates (designed for quick cleaning), and the new infinity electronic ignition system.
What really signifies that this is a Weber grill is how evenly it cooks and how quickly. I’ve used the Spirit to cook just about any kind of meat you can think of: steaks, burgers, dogs, ribs, chicken breasts, chops, etc. It cooks all of them evenly (no random cold spots) and delivers a killer sear. Heat time is quick, usually 10 minutes, tops.
The E310 doesn’t come equipped with a side burner. You’ll have to upgrade to the Genesis for that. While I occasionally like to use one, it’s not a deal breaker and is a pretty minor. If your main concerns are quality and budget, then this shouldn’t be a major deterrent for you and for the natural gas field, this is the very best on the market for those two priorities.
Any grill in the Genesis line from Weber is going to serve your grill boss needs well. They all have a few adjustments to size, burner count and power, and the best fit for you will depend on how much grilling you do on a regular basis and for how many hungry people.
The E-335 is a great mid-range option for Weber and for natural gas offers 3 primary burners with 39,000 BTUs, a rear sear station burner and an extra infrared side burner for cooking up sauces and marinades. The total grill size is 335 square inches and grill grates are porcelain coated stainless steel.
It doesn’t have the optional handle light on the slightly larger Genesis models, but it does have stainless steel side shelves and a roomy lower cabinet for storage.
This grill also features Weber’s new super easy grease management system to prevent flare-ups and an electronic infinity ignition for reliable starts. Weber’s classic Flavorizer bars lock in a drool-worthy smoky flavor to whatever you’re
The Regal S590 from Broil King is a great larger size grill in the natural gas category that has some great pro features for a backyard set-up.
Broil King packed in 5 stainless steel dual-tube burners pumping out 55,000 BTUs, with an extra side burner with 10,000 BTUs and a rear rotisserie burner maxing out at 15,000 BTUs. The total cooking space is huge at 625 square inches with additional warming rack space for toasting up some buns or keeping meat warm while you finish up.
The signature Broil King Flav-R-Wave system ensures even heat distribution for a consistent cooking experience, the electronic ignition delivers quick and easy starts and the linear-flow burner valves maintain precision temperature control.
The overall storage is great, with two stainless side shelves and a lower cabinet with double doors.
This compact grill from Weber sure doesn’t look like the rest of the big grills on this site, but it’s a great higher-end option for small spaces.
Weber is our favorite standalone grill maker and the Q3200 is packed with great features, including 462 square inches of total cooking space (including the warming rack), 21,700 BTUs of power, two stainless steel burners and porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates.
The overall grill body and casing is cast aluminum, which we would prefer in a stainless steel instead but the construction is solid and Weber is known for durability.
The Q3200 also gas an easy-start electronic ignition system and infinite control burner settings. The temperature gauge is front-mounted on the lid for easy monitoring. It also offers removable folding side tables, a bottom shelf for storage and the option to switch in griddle plates for flexible cooking.
The Summit S-670 is a beautiful, shiny powerhouse of a grill. It comes with a heftier price tag, so it ranks a little lower on our list.
So what can you expect from the Summit? This grill offers 693 square inches of total cooking area, with 145 square inches in just warming rack, 60,000 BTUs of overall power over 6 main burners, Snap-Jet individual burner ignition for quick starts, a ton of extra burners including a sear station burner, side burner, smoker burner and a rear-mounted rotisserie burner.
Grillers using the S-670 will also notice a beautifully designed enclosed double-door cart for storage and hiding the propane tank, stainless side shelves with towel racks and tool hooks, stainless steel cooking grates and Weber’s signature Flavorizer bars.
This is a luxury grill that is more of a shiny outdoor kitchen on wheels.
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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!