We’ve Been Testing Grills for Years, and These Are Our Top Picks

The weather is warming and pitmasters are dusting off their smokers—just kidding, pitmasters never let dust get on a smoker. But grilling season has arrived and it’s time to get out the grill—and maybe even replace it. It’s a little overwhelming though. Which is the right grill for you?

We’ve been testing grills for years—searing, smoking, grilling, and even baking on them in all kinds of weather—to find the best choice for everyone. Below, you’ll find our top picks for each category (charcoal, gas, pellet, hybrid, and other types) as well as a few alternatives, plus general buying tips if none of these capture your fancy.

For all your outdoor needs, be sure to check out our other buying guides, like the Best Portable Grills, Best Grilling Accessories, Best Camping Gear, Best Tents, and Best Binoculars.

Updated June 2024: We’ve added the Big Green Egg Genius, demoted the Konnected Joe due to electrical issues, and updated links and prices throughout.

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