It’s that time of year, the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, and all the coffee shops are peddling pumpkinspiced everything—fall is coming.
Unfortunately for many BBQ aficionados that means the grilling season is also coming to a close (except of course for those dedicated enough to grill in the cold).
However, as is the case with most things purchased out of season, that means grill prices are dropping—so if you’ve been meaning to upgrade your BBQ, now is a great time to start shopping around.
Below is a list of some of the best grills of 2019.
Weber Spirit II E-310 Propane Gas Grill Black
While here has been a rise in alternative grilling methods recently—such as pellet grills—gas grills remain the BBQ kings.
Weber is so confident in their product; they’re offering a 10-year warranty with purchase. The Spirit II comes in four colors (however, black is the recommended color as the others scratch easily and aren’t as aesthetic), as well as several features to streamline the grilling process such as the quick-start ignition switch.
At 110 lbs, it’s a little on the heavier side. However, it does come with wheels to make transportation easier. It also features a 529 square inch cooking surface (perfect for large BBQ parties), and experts will assemble it for you at no additional charge.
Char-Broil Classic 280
Char-Broil’s Classic 280 is great for grill masters who often struggle with lighting their BBQ; with the Classic 280, you don’t have to worry about that, as it has a Piezo ignition system which makes lighting it as easy as pressing a button. It also features dual steel inline burners, which evenly disperses heat (so you don’t have to focus on keeping the flames going).
The Classic 280 has a 280 square-inch cooking surface which is a decent amount of space, plus it has two sturdy, metal side shelves which means you can focus on grilling the perfect burger/steak/ribs/food of your choice rather than constantly running back and forth to the kitchen.
It also has a porcelain-coated lid which helps protect against wind and rain as well as flare-ups.
Z Grills ZPG Wood Pellet Smoker
Wood pellet grills have been growing in popularity due to the fact they maintain even temperatures with minimal effort, while also providing that sought-after smoky flavor that most propane grills can’t produce.
The ZPG Wood Pellet Smoker has a massive, 700 square-inch grilling surface, however, that extra grilling surface comes at a price—at 172 lbs, it’s much heavier than the average grill.
It also has a wide cooking range—180 F to 475 F—meaning you can cook things for a long time over a low heat or fiery and fast. It comes with an LED temperature readout so there’s no guess-work when it comes to determining whether or not something is ready to eat.
Best of all, it comes with a water oil drip tray meaning cleanup is quick and easy.