If there’s one thing that goes with summer, it’s grilling outdoors. That unmistakable aroma of succulent, searing meat is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. And which grill you use is just as important as the prime cuts of beef, pork, or chicken you toss on the grates.
Nowadays, liquid propane grills are some of the most popular for several reasons. First, it comes in easily replaceable tanks, so you won’t have to dig up your yard to install a connection line to your house as you do with natural gas grills. It also burns more efficiently, going through less volume than gas by a factor of two to one. And of course, it doesn’t give off the heavy smoke or leave the messy ashes of a charcoal grill. But what are the best propane grills? And what is the best grill for the money?
What is the Best Propane Grill You Can Buy?
- Napoleon P500RSIBPSS3 Prestige Series 67-Inch Freestanding Liquid Propane Grill
- Broil King 923184 Baron Series 64-Inch Freestanding Liquid Propane Grill
- Coyote C1C28LPFS C Series 28-Inch Freestanding Liquid Propane Grill
- Lion 75625 L75000 Series 32-Inch Built-In Liquid Propane Grill
- Lynx L500LP Sedona Series 30-Inch Built-In Liquid Propane Grill
- Viking VQGFS5420LSS 5 Series 68-Inch Freestanding Liquid Propane Grill
- RCS RJC40ALLP 40-Inch Built-In Liquid Propane Grill
n the other hand, maybe you want a grill with the size and strength to take on anything. And that is the Prestige Series 67 Inch Freestanding Liquid Propane Grill. It has 900 square inches of iconic stainless-steel wave-shaped grates that provide even heat transfer and prevent food from falling. Six standard burners and an infrared rotisserie burner give off up to 80,000 BTU, with a set of staggered, dual-level sear plates create even heat distribution. And the infrared Sizzle Zone side burner heats up to 1800°F in 30 seconds producing high heat searing. And the Night Light knobs let you know which burners are lit for multi-zone grilling.
The Broil King 923184 Baron Series Liquid Propane Grill is perfect for the chef who thinks big; like rotisserie barbecuing up to three whole chickens at once big. Highlights include:
- Reversible cast iron cooking grids feature grooves that capture juices for continuous basting on one side and sharper lines for perfect grill marks on the other.
- 15,000 BTU rotisserie burner with indirect rear positioning to prevent flare-ups.
- Handy tool hooks keep your grilling utensils out of the way but at your grasp.
With a Baron Series liquid propane grill from Broil King, you can cook what you want how you want. Whether you are rotisserie cooking whole birds or thick roasts, frying some eggs and bacon on the side burner, slow cooking a juicy chop, or cranking out burgers with perfect grill lines, this grill has got you covered. You get all that versatility thanks to how adaptable the grill is. From a removable rotisserie bar to reversible grates to three different types of burner, there’s really no food this grill can’t accommodate with aplomb.
Beyond the cooking itself, this grill is all about convenience. For example, those same side shelves that offer handy space to rest grilling gear or food soon-to-be-cooked fold down and out of the way for storage or transport. Leg levelers can be used to make sure the grill is level even if your deck, patio, or other outdoor area isn’t. And the cabinet and tool hooks give you plenty of space to store your spatula, tongs, grill brush, and other accoutrements when you’re not actively using them.
A Coyote C1C28LPFS C Series freestanding propane grill is the height of elegant simplicity and excellence of function. It offers the chef nothing more or less than needed. Highlights include:
- Built-in lighting under the hood for easy grilling at nighttime.
- Compact design and folding side shelves allow grill to be used in smaller spaces.
- Double-walled stainless steel canopy keeps in heat and keeps out the cold.
There are far too many grills out there with far too many features, and then there is this Coyote C Series grill, a reliable, stylish, and refreshingly simple liquid propane grill. The unit features two burners with a combined top output of 40,000 BTUs and a cooking surface that measures 640 square inches – plenty for preparing a large meal for a large family or small party. Yet at just 56.5” with the side shelves in place, this is not a bulky grill that takes up too much space.
All Coyote C-Series grills are constructed with 304 grade stainless steel that resists rust and weather damage and can be polished to a high shine. This grill will look great on a smaller balcony or among the outdoor tableau of a large patio or pool deck, so whether you live in the city, suburbs, or beyond, this one is a fine choice for your home grill.
With a Lion 75625 L75000 Series built-in liquid propane grill, you get a hefty 830 square inches of cooking space without a hefty price tag. Highlights include:
- A large griddle perfect for cooking fish, loose veggies, eggs, and more.
- Stainless steel smoker box for those perfect, slow-cooked meats.
- A full-sized drip tray that makes it easier to keep your grill clean and in proper working order.
A built-in outdoor grill is the highlight of many properties in America, and with a Lion L75000 Series grill, it need not set the property owners back that much in terms of cost. Your guests will never know from looking at this grill that it cost less than $1,500, not when they see its quality and variety of features. These include a motor-driven rotisserie that can support up to 40 pounds. Then there’s the removable griddle which offers enough surface area to cook huge fillets or multiple omelets. There are the built-in lights. The stainless steel smoker box. And on the list goes.
But don’t think of this grill in terms of bells and whistles; its many features aren’t frivolous, but rather are highly functional. This grill could be used to replace your indoor stove and oven and you’d hardly notice the range went missing. Whatever style of cooking you prefer, this stylish built-in liquid propane grill will serve you perfectly. And the free accessory bundle we add in when you purchase it will serve nicely as well.
The twin burners of the Lynx L500LP Sedona Series built-in liquid propane grill are rated to endure temperatures up to 2,000º Fahrenheit. In other words, this grill is built tough. Highlights include:
- Spark ignition system fires up burners at the push of a knob.
- Ceramic radiant briquettes spread heat evenly across grilling surface.
- Elevated secondary cooking surface adds space and allows for ideal temperature control.
The Lynx L500LP built-in propane grill is as refined and uncomplicated as a fine cooking appliance can get. It features two burners within and two control knobs on the outside. Those knobs can start up the burners with a quick push and then crank up the heat to as much as 23,000 BTUs per burner, or an impressive overall 46,000 BTUs. (For reference, a common indoor stovetop burner rating is 12,000 BTUs.) Dual halogen lights light up your cooking space at night, while by day the sleek and stylish exterior will brighten your outdoor space.
The heavy-duty stainless steel hood doesn’t feel heavy when you open or close it thanks to perfect balance and hood assist feature. And thanks to taught construction, there no seams where moisture and grease could collect, meaning your Lynx will look clean even with minimal cleaning needed. In case your still on the fence, perhaps the free smoker box included with the purchase of select Lynx grills will turn up the heat on your decision.
The Viking VQGFS5420LSS 5 Series liquid propane grill is a gourmet restaurant kitchen level of appliance that will transform your outdoor space into a chef’s dreamland. Highlights include:
- A massive 1,200 square inches of total cooking space.
- Heavy-duty dual position rotisserie with a three-speed motor.
- Precision temperature gauge mounted on the top of the hood.
Make no mistake, the Viking 5 Series liquid propane grills are expensive appliances. But one of these mighty grills will likely last you a lifetime, and the pure joy it brings the dedicated chef makes the grill worth every penny. Besides, to go with that rather large price tag is a truly massive grill. It features 1,200 square inches of cooking surface, enough to prepare food for large gatherings and to accommodate multiple racks of ribs, large fowl, and more. And down below the cook surface you’ll find an abundance of storage space.
The grill features three burners, including a rotisserie burner, and uses ceramic briquettes that evenly distribute heat and ensure perfect cooking every time. The large, handsome knobs are illuminated for use at night, while the large centrally temperature gauge is easy to read even in low light. And if you have been thinking about this and other appliances, now is your time: currently, you can enjoy 5% savings when you spend $10,000 or more on Viking products.
The Premier Series 40 Inch Built-In Liquid Propane Grill has everything the gourmet griller could want at a very reasonable price. It carries five stainless steel burners with an infrared ceramic back burner under 906 square inches of stainless-steel grating that put out a combined 72,000 BTU. It also has a convenient side burner and a warming rack. The stainless-steel, full-size, easily removable drip tray makes clean up a breeze. RCS’s SureStrike ignition starts the grill on the first time, every time. And it’s halogen interior lighting and oversized, LED-illuminated knobs will keep you cooking well into the night.
Those are the best liquid propane grills for 2020 as selected by the experienced pros at Appliances Connection. But we’re open to suggestions from you. What do you think? Have we missed a gorgeous grill you know about? Which propane grill do you think is superior? And what features do you think are most important for true grilling greatness? Leave a comment or a suggestion below.
How much does a liquid propane grill cost?
Some propane grills cost just a few hundred dollars, while many are priced well above $5,000. You tend to see a better return on investment when you spend a bit more thanks to excellent durability.
Can propane grills use natural gas?
Some grills are what is called dual fuel and can use propane or natural gas, but many are limited to one fuel type. Check before you buy.
What is the difference between liquid propane grills and propane grills?
In a word, nothing. Liquid propane and simply propane are interchangeable terms.