Backyard barbeques are great fun whether they are for two or twenty. Naturally, the grill is the centerpiece of any outdoor celebration and a stainless steel grill is the most popular for many reasons. Besides its sleek look, a stainless steel grill is durable and can withstand the sun and rain, as well as the salt air of beachside locations. And, it’s easy to clean stainless steel too. From the cooking standpoint, a stainless steel grill has great heat retention and you can taste the natural flavor of the food when you cook with one.
Whether you’re looking for a stand-alone grill or one that you can build into an outdoor kitchen, there’s one that will fit your needs. Here are some of the best stainless steel grills for your outdoor cooking adventures:
An integral part of your outdoor kitchen setup is a built-in grill and KitchenAid’s 4-Burner Built-In Liquid Propane Gas Grill will cook up plenty of food for your family or any backyard bash. With a BTU output of 71,000, there’s plenty of power to heat up the 698.1 square inches of cooking area. The KitchenAid quality you get with indoor appliances is a key feature of these outdoor products as well, and the four-burner grill is no exception. Designed to be built into a countertop, the grill can be converted for use with natural gas instead of propane.
The cooking grates are crafted from stainless steel for easy cooking and cleanup. A slide-out grease cup sits below the firebox of the grill to catch any drippings and a built-in thermometer makes it simple to keep an eye on the temperature inside the grill. It also features a rotisserie burner. KitchenAid’s built-in grill comes with a one-year warranty.
KitchenAid’s 3-Burner Convertible Gas Grill brings quality cooking to the outdoors with 48,000 BTUs. The ample 645 square inches of cooking space is supplemented by a side burner that lets you wield a skillet for sauteeing or a pot for cooking side items. The cooking system starts with the touch of a button thanks to the electronic ignition and it heats evenly across the grill, yielding consistent results no matter what you are grilling. Underneath, there are angled flame tamers to deflect heat and help prevent flare-ups. The angled elements transform any drippings into vapors that will help give your foods the iconic, slightly smoky barbeque flavor.
As the name implies, this grill can be converted to use natural gas with a kit that is sold separately. It also features a built-in thermometer that lets you precisely control your cooking temperatures. The grill cart has double doors on the front that hide away the propane tanks as well as a handy side shelf. The whole thing is set atop casters that make moving the grill very easy. The manufacturer suggests having two people for the assembly, which should take about an hour. KitchenAid covers the grill with a one-year warranty.
If you regularly entertain a crowd, then the Prestige® 5-Burner Gas Grill is a great choice because it can handle up to 41 burgers at a time. The large cooking area and 60,000 BTUs of power will give you the grilling power you need no matter how many guests you have. The Prestige’s iconic Wave™ cooking grids will provide those high desirable sear marks and are versatile enough to sear, bake, roast and smoke. In fact, this grill can even be transformed into a charcoal BBQ by using the cast iron charcoal tray, which is purchased separately.
The exterior of the grill as well as the critical interior parts — the cooking grids, tube burners, sear plates, and basin — are all crafted from high-quality stainless steel. The grill’s superior heat retention is enhanced by the roll-top, dual-layered lid which has a Lift Ease™ mechanism for ease of use and the built-in thermometer lets you keep an eye on the grill temperature. The Prestige also has an added safety feature that keeps you from forgetting to shut it off: when the burners are on, the control knobs glow red. The grill can also be converted to natural gas with a conversion kit. It’s also backed by a limited warranty.
The Weber name is practically a legend in the industry and the Genesis line is one of its most popular. The grill features three powerful burners that will cook anything you want to fire up. This Genesis grill also features the iGrill 3 smart technology which has a meat probe monitoring system that runs through an app on your phone, allowing you to monitor the temperature and doneness of your meat without physically going to the grill.
With a stainless steel exterior and stainless steel grates and flavorizer bars, the grill features 513 square inches of cooking surface and is powered by 39,000 BTUs with the three burners. A maximum of 750 degrees Fahrenheit means it can cook all your foods and sear your meat. Set up for propane, the Genesis can also be converted for natural gas. It’s also weather- and rust-resistant so it will provide years of backyard enjoyment. Assembly is required and should take about an hour, and the manufacturer suggests it be done by two people. Weber backs its grills with a 10-year warranty.
Feed a crowd of any size day or night with this large Kenmore Elite 5-burner LP stainless steel gas grill. In addition to the main grilling area, there’s a side searing burner with 12,000 BTUs that can handle your meats and other side dishes with equal precision. Inside the grill — which is illuminated by halogen lighting — there’s a ceramic rotisserie burner at the read for juicy rotisserie meats. The cooking grids are a solid 8mm of stainless steel so cleanup is fast, especially with a convenient grease cup and pullout grease tray. Best of all, the grill lights at the touch of a button with the electronic ignition.
A beautiful stainless steel exterior is paired with the doors on the cart, which have a powder-coated finish — with stainless steel trim of course. Side shelves provide plenty of handy space to park platters and accessories while a built-in temperature gauge tells you what ‘s going in inside. Heavy-duty casters mean you can roll this grill across the patio or deck making it super convenient. Best of all, the Kenmore Elite 5-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill comes preassembled: all you have to do is attach the sides and start grilling! Kenmore covers the grill with a one-year limited warranty.
Summer is a fun time for grilling and no matter what model you pick, a new grill will upgrade your dinners and get-togethers. Choose one that fits your space and cooking style and you’ll be set for years of barbequing enjoyment.