Owning a grill is something that every family should do. Why? Well because grilling can be such an enjoyable experience, especially if you do it together with your family and/or friends. If you are worried though that you don’t have the budget to get a decent grill, then worry not. The good thing about gas grills today is that there are already affordable ones in the market. In fact, there is an abundance in affordable gas grills that it can sometimes be hard to choose the right one. That’s why we’ve made it a point to list down the best gas grills under $300. Hopefully after reading this article, you can finally choose the right budget gas grill for you. So without further ado, here are the best gas grills under $300.
In terms of affordable gas grills, Char-Broil is really one of the most popular brands out there today. They have mastered the art of making affordable gas grills. It is quite a feat actually because year in and year out, they release one that just always hits the mark. The Char-Broil Performance is no different. This gas grill is the first on our list simply because it doesn’t look like a budget gas grill. It has 475 square inches of primary cooking space, not to mention 175 square inches of swing-away secondary cooking surface area. How’s that for a budget gas grill? Pretty awesome right?
This grill is also rated at 36,000 BTU for the main burners. It has a lidded side-burner that is rated at 10,000 BTU. As you can see, it is a very powerful gas grill. You can seldom find a budget gas grill with a power rating like that. To top it off, this gas grill features state-of-the-art porcelain-covered iron grates. These cooking grates allow for even and consistent cooking. And since it is porcelain-covered, it doesn’t demand a considerable amount of fire to cook finger foods and appetizers.
The Char-Broil Performance also features an electronic ignition system that will produce the right amount of heat and power consistently. The good thing about this ignition system is that you don’t need to manually set and reset it multiple times in order to get your barbecue sessions started. All the features that the Char-Broil Performance boasts are all geared towards improving the grilling experience of the user. As you can see, it is first on the list because of the overall value that it brings for such an affordable price.
Megamaster 720-0983 Propane Gas Grill
Who says budget gas grills can’t be big? Well, if you want a budget gas grill that will be able to cook a lot of food, then going for the Megamaster 720-0983 Propane Gas Grill is your best move. The most distinguishing feature of the Megamaster 720-0983 Propane Gas Grill is its size. Naturally, the bigger it is, the more cooking space it has (a total of 543 square inches of primary cooking space and 210 square inches of secondary cooking space). That’s why we love this gas grill. Because having enough space to grill all the food you need is already half the battle won (of course the other half is your technique).
This gas grill also has an impressive rating of 54,000 BTU. For a budget gas grill, it is a very high rating. So now the Megamaster 720-0983 Propane Gas Grill has the space and the power, what else can it offer? Well, it has side tables that can be used for any prep work that you need to do. Oh, and did we mention that this baby has six burners? Yes, that’s six burners for a budget gas grill. It also has an electronic ignition system just like the Char-Broil, that makes grill start up very fast and very easy. This grill also has a built-in thermometer that will be great for regulating the cookbox temperature. So all in all, this grill has everything you will want from a standard grill. The best thing is, you can have it for way less than the standard one.
Weber Q2200 Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Last on the list is a Weber grill. A list of budget gas grills won’t be complete without a Weber grill. Aside from Char-Broil, Weber is the other famous brand of affordable gas grills. The Weber Q2200 Liquid Propane Gas Grill is pretty handy grill. It’s what you would expect from a budget grill. But make no mistake, this baby can grill! What’s different about this grill compared to the two grills above is that this can double down as a tabletop grill. This small grill is actually a powerhouse. It has one single stainless steel burner that has a rating of 12,000 BTU. It has a 280 square inch cooking space, which is actually a lot considering it is practically a tabletop grill. It is equipped with porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates, that will ensure consistent cooking temperature. It has a cast aluminum lid that will keep the heat trapped so you can grill properly. Lastly, it comes equipped with an easy-start electronic ignition system.
As you’ve noticed, we’re big on reliable ignition systems. That’s because we put high value in a grill that will easily start. We recognize that it can be a hassle when you start your grilling session and you are having a hard time starting up a grill. That’s why the top gas grills we chose are those with reliable ignition systems. You may want to try out these grills since they are affordable gas grills to purchase.
So there you go. Choosing any of these three gas grills will definitely be the right move. You can’t go wrong with any of the three. It will all depend on which one you prefer, an all-around beauty, a massive one, or a portable one? Good luck and happy grilling