In the neighborhood, you’re known for your grill game. You’re the rib-master, the steak king or the burger boss.
When you’ve earned the title of grill master, you need a grill to match your skills.
Nothing beats the look feel and durability of a stainless steel gas grill. It is what I use (a Weber) and I have had my grill for over 5 years and with a little bit of elbow grease every spring it looks good as new.
When it also looks amazing, I am convinced it makes everything that comes off the grill taste better. I haven’t done a blind taste tester, but you get the point. Stainless steel = quality.
The Weber Summit 7470001 S-670 Natural-Gas Grill is a beauty. You can’t deny it’s good looks and really, who doesn’t want a killer piece of eye-candy shining on their patio?
You should also know the name Weber as being synonymous with quality and durability. The company is known for designing some of the best gas grills in the market across a range of price points.
With six stainless steel burners, including a side burner, sear station burner, smoker burner, and rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner, you can cook almost anything you would ever want to eat all in one massive unit. It offers a total of 838 square inches and 60,600 BTUs for a powerful experience.
It also comes with Weber’s well-known flavorer bars for capturing the aromatic juices of the meat and two stainless steal workspaces.
The Summit’s body is primarily made up of stainless steel, so it’s especially durable. This grill also boasts an individual ignition system for each separate burner, so you do not have to light the whole thing just to cook one or two small items. You can also adjust the temperature of each burner to suit whatever you’re grilling, whether it’s salmon or a New York strip.
You can either get the Summit as a propane gas grill model or hook it up to your home and run it on natural gas – it also ranks as one of our picks for the best natural gas grills.
While the Weber may empty out your wallet a little more thoroughly than some of the other grills on the market, its durability is a return on the investment.
When it comes to stainless steel grills, the Lion 32 inch is the king of that jungle. It is large, shiny, powerful and COMMERCIAL grade. You buy this and you’re not messing around.
It has to be said, this grill is legit PRETTY, I’d almost hate to put it out in my backyard to weather the elements. Almost. Lion makes professional grade products and this grill is designed to withstand whatever the outdoor life has in store.
So what can you expect in terms of specs? For starters, you’re going to see 647 square inches of primary cooking space. All that space is backed by 60,000 BTUs of power over 4 burners plus an additional infrared rotisserie back burner packing 15,000 BTUs on its own. 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 doors. Included in the below storage is room for your propane tank and a 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.
This 3 burner from Weber is not your typical backyard summer grill. This is a top level machine for a grill snob with the quality build and materials you expect from the brand.
For a 3 burner it’s also noteworthy that it’s surprisingly roomy, offering 335 square inches of primary cooking area with an additional fold-away warming rack for toasting buns or keeping veggies warm while you finish up a few steaks. Solid stainless steel rod cooking grates cover the space and provide a consistent, even cooking surface.
The power on the S-335 is also impressive at 39,000 BTUs for the main burners plus an additional 12,000 on that lidded infrared bonus side burner and 9,000 on the dedicated sear station burner. The sear station burner is a great bonus and designed to provide quick, perfect sear marks on whatever meat you’re working with to finish it off.
Like all of Weber’s grills, this one comes with their signature Flavorizer bars to vaporize drippings and infuse the aroma back into the meat, stainless steel burner tubes for optimal gas flow from back to front, and their new Infinity Ignition for consistent, quick start ups.
Weber has also recently revamped their grease management system for the GS4 line-up. Why does this matter? It’s just clean up stuff right? Nope, grease management matters because improper handling can cause flare-ups, which will scorch your meat and provide uneven temps across your cooking surface.
Their new system funnels drippings that don’t end up getting vaporized away into the disposable drip tray in the catch pan. To clean, you literally just pull out the pan, remove the tray, pop a new one in and done. It’s so easy to access and disposal couldn’t be more hassle-free.
Overall construction is just what you would expect from a Weber and this price point: high-quality stainless steel designed to last many, many seasons. The overall hood is solid stainless as well as much of the front fascia. The stainless side tables also provide hooks for tools and the cabinet style offers ample storage down below.
Monument earned a spot in the top 3 for offering a reasonably priced grill with a full feature list and an impressive amount of power, all bundled into a shiny stainless steel package.
This 4 burner packs a serious punch. It is the most powerful grill in our top line up, with 72,000 BTUs for 4 burners and an additional side burner. The total cook space is 723 square inches, with 513 primary and 210 square inches of glorious warming rack.
The Monument is well made, with all stainless steel housing and blue LED knob lighting for cooking in the dark. It also offers pilotless one button ignition for easy start-ups, porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates and a built-in thermometer for easy temperature monitoring. Stainless steel flame tamers maintain even heat delivery for consistent cooking across the entire cook surface.
It also offers lots of prep space with 2 stainless steel side shelves outfitted with hooks for all your grill tools. The cart style base offers additional storage and keeps the propane tank hidden from view.
Monument also gives you a built-in rotisserie kit AND motor so you can get serious about your grill game and take things to the next level.
And my favorite feature of all? The clear view window mounted right into the lid so you can actually WATCH your meet cook without lifting it up every 2 minutes to poke and prod at whatever you’re grilling, losing all that critical heat retention.
This is a natural gas option from Napoleon and a beautiful stainless steel option if you’re looking for a quality build and high-level grilling experience.
With the Napoleon, you can expect a huge grilling space, coming in at 920 square inches of primary cooking area, with stainless steel wave cooking grids, 6 burners, a crazy 90,500 BTUs of power, a ceramic infrared bottom and rear burner, a range side burner, a quick starting Jetfire ignition system, lighted control knobs,
Some fun features we especially like that you don’t see on most other grills are an integrated ice bucket and a cutting board for easy, quick meal prep while you’re grilling.
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.
It 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.
This grill from MM is a beautiful addition to any backyard kitchen set up. It’s large, the lower cabinet styling is designed to mimic actual kitchen cabinets and the best part…it’s a combo style grill.
So what does this grill have to offer in terms of specs? The MM is roomy, offering 556 square inches on the gas side over 4 burners and 209 square inches on the kamado charcoal side. It has 48,000 BTUs of total power and in addition to the 4 main burners, offers an infrared sear-station side burner with 15,000 BTUs. Both the gas side and the kamado side have stainless steel cooking grates.
It is constructed with professional grade 304-gauge stainless steel and has tons of cabinet space for storage in addition to side shelves for prepping sides or resting meat. It also includes a rotisserie kit and a convenient pull out tray for the gas tank.
If you’ve read some of my other guides, you’ll know I’m a big fan of what Napoleon is doing with their standalone grills.
The 500 comes equipped with 4 main burners, 1 infrared rear burner AND 1 infrared side burner. It’s also roomy, allowing space to cook up to 30 burgers on the main cooking area, and 8 on the side burner.
The tube burners, sear plates, and cooking rods are all made from stainless steel as well as the entire outer casing to prevent rust and corrosion. The 500 also comes with the brand’s signature WAVE cooking grills, for a unique, perfect sear experience, providing even heat distribution and preventing smaller pieces of meat from slipping between the bars while cooking.
The Prestige also offers a quick and easy jetfire ignition system, a heavy-duty rotisserie kit, soft touch control knobs and an easy grease management system to limit flare-ups.
The Weber S-240 is the smallest option on this list but it’s a great pick if you’re looking for a high-quality grill with a slimmer profile for under $1,000.
So what can you expect from the little Weber Genesis II? The S-240 offers 2 burners and 380 square inches of primary cooking space, with an additional 114 inches of foldaway warming rack for tasting buns or keeping your veggies warm. It also includes stainless steel burners and Flavorizer bars, infinity ignition for a quick start, stainless steel cooking grates, a handle light and generously sized side tables with tool hooks.
It also includes that coveted lidded infrared side burner as an extra bonus. I am also a fan of the Weber grease management system, which does a killer job of eliminating flare-ups.
This is a solid more affordable grill that’s tricked out with lots of stunning stainless steel. It is a little light on some of our favorite features but it’s a great starter option.
Here’s what you can expect with this option from Char-Broil: It offers four stainless steel side burners, 36,000 BTUs of power, 475 square inches of cooking area over porcelain coated steel grates, plus an extra 175 square inches of fold-away warming rack
It also has a generously-sized stainless steel cabinet, fold down side shelves and a lidded infrared side burner packing 15,000 BTUs of power.
This is a great grill with a more stripped down feature list that is a great contender if saving a little is more important than the extra bells and whistles.
If you’re looking for the biggest, baddest grill on the block, with the price tag to match, then you’ll fall in love with the Prestige PRO from Napoleon.
The only reason this beast doesn’t rank higher is that crazy price tag, most of us just can’t drop that much on our backyard-grilling hobby.
So what is this big boy packing? The Prestige has 8 stainless steel burners, 99,000 BTUs of power, 1140 square inches of primary cooking space, Napoleon’s stainless steel wave cooking grids, and is equipped to run on natural gas instead of propane. It also comes with a ceramic infrared side burner for side or sauce prep.
This grill is going to meet every grill need you could dream up, and then some, but you’ll definitely have to pay for it.
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.
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!