Look for welds versus screws for added strength.
For stainless steel hoods, look for heavy-gauge stainless steel.
Casters should be up to appliance standards. Will it move easily on your patio? Are there at least two locking casters to prevent the grill from moving?
Wheels may seem like an unimportant detail, but they’re not. This is an area where many manufacturers cut corners. Check out the quality of casters and wheels. Casters should be up to appliance standards. Wheels should be designed to survive extreme hot and cold temperatures so they don’t crack or break.Step 2
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