When it comes time to shop for a new gas grill for the backyard patio, you want to ensure that you’re getting something that you and your family can depend on, something with a solid construction, great features, forward-thinking design, and most importantly, something that won’t break the bank. At BBQGrills.com, we know that when it comes to deciding on a gas grill there are many brands, sizes, and price points to decide on.
In this BBQ article, we’re going to be looking at gas grills under $1,000. For under $1,000, you can find a solid propane gas or natural gas grill with great features and solid construction that will last for many years to come. At BBQGrills.com, we ensure that every grill that’s added to our website meets a standard of what a ‘great grill’ is, and you can rest assure that all the grills listed in this article have been tried, reviewed, and will truly give you a sense of knowing that the grill you’re adding to your backyard patio will last for years to come.
When it comes to shopping for a great gas grill, let our team at BBQGrills.com guide you and assure you that the new BBQ grill you’re putting in your backyard is going to provide you and your family with the performance and construction that you need in a BBQ grill.
Before we get into the list of the Best Gas Grills for Under $1,000 we’d like to discuss the question, "What makes a great gas grill?" Over the years gas grills have evolved. Many have taken on a new look with new features and gadgets associated with the housing of the grill, but are all of these truly needed? Sometimes, it may seem that some of these features are overkill or overbearing for a customer that’s simply looking to grill burgers on the backyard patio.
Listed below are some focal points that we like to provide our customers when shopping for a new gas grill:
- Grilling Burners - The lifeline of any gas grill starts with the burners that are used in the grill. While many high-end grills feature cast brass or cast stainless steel burners, many entry-level gas grills feature stainless steel tube burners with dual-coating or single-walled finishes. In gas grills that are under $1,000, 99% will house stainless steel burners, which are not bad and will do the job just fine, but over time they may be exposed to rust and wear, so it’s always a good idea to pay specific attention to the warranty that is offered from each grill brand, especially regarding the grill burners.
- Construction - While most gas grills under $1,000 will feature black-powder coated finishing, there will be several units available in a stainless steel finishing. Grills that are priced below $1,000 will offer you a 430-grade or 304-grade stainless steel finish. If you’re looking for longevity and durability for many years to come, it’s wise to go with the 304-grade finish, as this will provide a better construction. Painted black grills are great for customers looking to get away from the stainless look, and supply the eye with a nice clean streamlined detail in their backyard patio. As the black finish may chip and peel away over time, it is always wise to keep a repair kit on hand for touching up the black areas as time goes on.
- Assembly - While a majority of gas grills under $1,000 will come assembled, there are a few that will require some simple and easy-to-follow steps to complete the construction of your grill. Gas grills like Broil King will require simple assembly and can allow you the ability to ensure that your grill is being built to your liking. When it comes to buying a gas grill under $1,000, ensure that a few hours are put on the side, after the grill has been delivered, to ensure that you have the time to build the grill and assemble it fully. If you have questions regarding which grills require assembly, you can always contact our sales department at (855) 341-3312.
Now that you’re familiar with what makes a great gas grill and have a better understanding of the focal points that should be looked at when it comes to shopping for a new gas grill under $1,000, we can now show you our top-selling gas grills under $1,000. Each grill listed below is currently at a price point of $1,000 or lower and features a variety of solid construction, ample warranty, and great assembly instructions.
Broil King Baron S490 Pro IR 4-Burner Freestanding Propane Gas Grill with Rear Burner and Infrared Side Burner - 2021 Model
By Broil King
The Broil King Baron S490 Pro IR (875944) propane gas 4-burner freestanding gas grill features 664 square inches of total cooking surface with an included porcelain-coated warming rack. Made from die-cast aluminum and high-grade stainless steel, the durable cook box of the Broil King 875944 provides excellent heat retention and long-lasting durability. The cook box is designed to ensure even heat and heat retention for precise cooking control.
The Broil King 875944 features solid 9mm stainless steel cooking grids. The Broil King S490 Pro IR freestanding 875944 includes the incredible Flav-R-Wave cooking system that provides superior heat distribution across the entire surface of the grill and protects the burners. Drippings that fall onto the Flav-R-Wave are instantly vaporized and the vapor is then infused back into the food for that unmistakable barbecue flavor.
The Broil King 875944 has four(4) patented Dual-Tube burners that are made from high-quality, heavy-duty stainless steel. These large diameter, tube-in-tube side ported burners provide even heat distribution with two rows of flame per burner. Broil King's 875944 cart grill also includes Linear-Flow valves with 180-degree Sensi-Touch control knobs to give you infinite heat control, allowing you to set your grill to the perfect temperature for searing, roasting or slow cooking.
The powerful 15,000 BTU stainless steel rear burner pairs perfectly with a premium spit rod and motor to consistently deliver even heat for superior results. The Broil King 875944 also features a high-powered 10,000 BTU infrared searing side burner with a 9mm stainless steel grate above it. With temperatures up to 1,700 degrees this infrared searing side burner is like having the power of the sun mounted to the side of your freestanding grill.Key Points:Grilling Burners: Made from die-cast aluminum and high-grade stainless steel, the durable cook box provides excellent heat retention and long-lasting durability. The cook box is designed to ensure even heat and heat retention for precise cooking control.Construction: Four(4) patented Dual-Tube burners are made from high-quality, heavy-duty stainless steel. These large diameter, tube-in-tube side ported burners provide even heat distribution with two rows of flame per burner.Assembly: The Flav-R-Wave cooking system provides superior heat distribution across the grill and protects the burners. Drippings that fall onto the Flav-R-Wave are instantly vaporized, the vapor is then infused back into the food for that unmistakable barbecue flavor.
By Fuego Grills
Built on the award-winning Fuego Element design, the Fuego Professional F24C adds even more user-friendly features. With its small footprint, it still provides an ideal grilling solution for small spaces and tailgating. The Fuego Pro F24C offers 415 square inches of primary cooking space as well as a 110 square-inch, stainless steel warming rack. The combined grilling area is 525 square-inches along with 9- inches of vertical grilling height with the lid closed. This grill has enough room to cook 20 burgers or even several beer can chickens at once!
A new 26,500 BTU stainless steel dual-zone burner system ignites at the push of a button, reaching 500 degrees Fahrenheit in just 5 minutes. A heavy-duty, 15-pound porcelain- enameled cast iron cooking grate ensures even heat distribution. With no hot spots, you can get great sear marks from anywhere on the grill! From grilling to slow cooking, use the single dial control knob to fully control the burner rings.
The F24C dual burners offer three unique ways to cook. Simply turn on the independent 18,000 BTU outer burner ring to barbecue. Slow roast with the heat reflection shields integrated into the lid and residue tray for convection-like cooking. Or use both burners at once for direct heat to sear steaks and seafood. Average temperature ranges for this grill are between 250-700 degrees and are monitored by a built-in thermometer.
The Fuego Professional features a new 45- degree hinged lid design. This allows you to safely open the grill without reaching across the cooking surface. Cleanup is easier than ever with a new open fire-bowl design, allowing debris to fall straight into the removable residue tray. Easily roll the grill to your desired location with the locking, non-marking industrial casters.Key Points:Grilling Burners: 500 Degrees in under 5 Minutes! The patented dual-zone burner system of the Fuego Professional delivers balanced heat across the porcelain cast-iron cooking grate to prevent hot spots. The Professional F24C boasts a total of 26,500 BTUs which can easily be adjusted for direct or indirect grilling with a push-and-turn control knob. Looking to do indirect cooking, simply turn the outer burner on and you have 15,000 BTUs of pure indirect cooking power for the perfect roasts, ribs, and long duration cooks.Construction: 415 Square Inches of grilling surface means that you'll have more than enough room to entertain for the entire party or gathering, don't forget the additional 110 sqaure inch warming rack, adding for a whopping total of 525 square inches of cooking surface. That's enough cooking surface for 18 standard-sized hamburgers and with a 6-inch hood height lid, you'll be able to incorporate taller cuts of meat onto your grill.Assembly: The 45-degree hinged lid, prevents the user from reaching directly over the hot cooking surface. Keeping the heat on the food, not on your face or hands. The finish of the hood has been upgraded to a powder-coated exterior to withstand temperatures of up to 1,100 degrees.
The Everdure by Heston FURNACE HBG3OUS propane gas grill is perfect for outdoor grilling anywhere you want to be. Constructed of die-cast aluminum, this grill is very durable and will never rust. The FURNACE series grills come equipped with 3 burners that feature flame portholes on the top which allow for close contact with the cooking grates, providing great searing potential and can be ready in about 5 minutes from first igniting the grill.
The cooking grates are made of enamel-coated cast-iron and have integrated flame tamers that prevent flare-ups and burner port clogging to help keep your grill clean and grilling experience safe. The extra high hood is designed to enhance air-flow for convection cooking, providing an even cook across the entire grill. With 479 square inches of grilling space and a whopping 27,000 BTU's of cooking power, you can churn out meals for your guests in no time.
Capable of cooking with either the hood up or closed, you can grill the way you want to. With collapsible side shelves, the FURNACE HBG3OUS grill can accommodate many spaces and can be stored easily. Comes with a 3-tiered stand that provides multiple height variations, good for freestanding, tabletops, or tailgating. The Everdure HBG3OUS model has an orange color painted exterior.Key Points:Grilling Burners: Enamel-coated cast-iron cooking grates feature integrated flame tamers that prevent flare-ups and burner port clogging to help keep your grill clean and grilling experience safe.Construction: The FURNACE series grills come equipped with 3 burners that feature flame portholes on the top which allow for close contact with the cooking grates providing great searing potential and can be ready in about 5 minutes from first igniting the grill.Assembly: 479 square inches of grilling space and a whopping 27,000 BTU's of cooking power, you can churn out meals for your guests in no time. Capable of cooking with either the hood up or closed, you can grill the way you want to, can accommodate many spaces, and can be stored easily.
By Saber Grills
The Saber Grills (R33CC1017) Cast Black 330 2-Burner Infrared Gas Grill combines a black porcelain lid with heavy-duty cast-aluminum end caps and patented cooking technology for luxurious backyard grilling. The patented Saber infrared cooking system allows you to cook up juicier and more flavorful meals than traditional systems that use dry convection air.
The unique SABER cooking grates and infrared emitters prevent flare-ups and direct airflow away from the cooking surface, providing evenly distributed, indirect heat for maximum moisture retention while grilling. The cooking grates also catch any drippings and debris, protecting the burners and creating that familiar BBQ sizzle as foods are infused with more juicy flavor. Designed with fuel efficiency in mind, the Saber Grills infrared cooking system delivers quality results faster than most gas grills while consuming 30-percent less fuel.
The burners, emitters, and cooking grates are made of 304 commercial grade stainless steel, ensuring long-lasting performance in your outdoor patio. The Saber Grills R33CC1017 Cast Black 330 20-inch propane gas grill features an all-black porcelain lid with heavy-duty cast-aluminum end caps. Two 8,000 BTU gas burners, provide evenly-distributed heat across a 330 square-inch cooking surface.
An adjustable, enamel-coated warming rack folds down to keep foods warm and can be folded away for additional space when using a rotisserie kit with the integrated rod holders (rotisserie kit sold separately). Precisely manage grilling temperatures across two cooking zones and ensure reliable start-up with integrated push-button electronic ignition. Two grate-level temperature gauges with annealed stainless steel bezels allow you to easily monitor grilling temperatures, even while the lid is lifted. Two enamel-coated steel side shelves provide a convenient workspace with die-cast BBQ tool holders and a towel bar.
Cleaning your Saber grill after meals is easy thanks to the porcelain- coated burner boxes, firebox liners, and front-access grease tray - simply burn off and brush away any remaining debris with the included grate scraper. The Saber EZ assembly cart features fully-enclosed, powder-coated storage space with black powder-coated access doors and has heavy-duty, nylon locking casters for easy placement.Key Points:Grilling Burners: The Patented Saber infrared cooking system allows you to cook up juicier and more flavorful meals than traditional systems that use dry convection air. The unique SABER cooking grates and infrared emitters prevent flare-ups and direct airflow away from the cooking surface, providing evenly distributed, indirect heat for maximum moisture retention while grilling.Construction: Two(2) 8,000 BTU gas burners, provide evenly-distributed heat across a 330 square-inch cooking surface. An adjustable, stainless steel warming rack folds down to keep foods warm and can be folded away for additional space when using the included stainless steel rotisserie spit motor and spit rod (rotisserie kit sold separately).Assembly: The Saber EZ assembly cart features fully-enclosed, powder-coated storage space with black powder-coated access doors and has heavy-duty, nylon locking casters for easy placement.
There are many brands that offer gas grills under $1,000 that are going to give you the performance and quality that you’re looking for in your outdoor grill for years to come. A few gas grills under $1,000 will offer high-end features at an entry- level price point, provide lifetime warranties on very crucial parts of the gas grill, and overall provide you with a solid unit for many years to come. If you have any more questions regarding gas grills under $1,000, be sure to contact our sales department at (855) 341-3312.