Grills are not complex machines, but understanding the basics of grill construction can help you get the best grill for the money. We’re here to make simple work of finding the right grill with the Anatomy of a Gas Grill and our Five-Step Inspection.
Just follow our lead, below.
Learn the basic anatomy of a quality gas grill.
The main function of a hood is to keep the heat from escaping.
The cook box rests in the cart, and houses the components of the cooking system.
The grease management system collects and funnels grease into a catch pan.
Dive a bit deeper into finding the right gas grill—from craftsmanship to construction to durability—with our Five-Step Inspection.
Grab the grill by the sides and shake it a few times. A well-built grill should feel solid and sturdy. Learn more
First, you’ll see the cooking grates. Pick them up and inspect them—quality materials will last longer. Learn more
Below, you should find a system of v-shaped inverted metal bars to deflect and vaporize food drippings. Learn more
Look at the burner system which should consist of two or more burners running the length of the cookbox. Learn more
Research the manufacturer and look into their customer service support and warranty. Become an informed shopper by visiting their website. Call their customer service line to see what type of support you’ll get after the sale. Learn more