Nothing says summer like food sizzling on the grill. Here in the US and Canada, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. It’s now the height of grilling season, but it’s a little overwhelming—which is the right grill for you?
We have been testing grills for years—searing, smoking, grilling, and even baking on them—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.
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Updated June 2023: We’ve added the Yoder YS 640 Pellet smoker, Nomad portable grill, and removed the Spark Grill because the company went out of business. We’ve also updated prices throughout.
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