Think about who made the grill.
Do you know the company name on the lid?
Will they support you down the road?
Will the company be around when you need grilling advice, assistance, or spare parts next year? Ten years from now?
Read closely to understand what is and what isn’t covered. The best warranties are uncomplicated and are light on fine print.
Look for a grill company with a hotline that lets you talk to a real person—not a machine. In fact, while you’re shopping, pick up the phone and call the customer service department. It’s a good test of how you’ll be treated after the sale. Check out the manufacturer’s website; it should help you become an informed shopper by guiding you to the grill that is right for you. The internet is also a good tool to help you judge product satisfaction. Check out online product reviews on retail sites and social media.
“ We grill a lot, so it had to be top quality. ”
“ It’s a well-built piece of machinery. It’s not going to fail you. ”
“ The Weber is the reason I’m happily married. ”
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