Reviewing Propane Gas Covered Grills


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Choosing a grill can be a long and detailed process. It can be overwhelming if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Luckily for you, we've already spent many hours gathering and analyzing information on over 1,300 different grills and also looked at 89 data parameters for each one so that you won't have to. Out of these grills, we then took another look at 397 propane gas covered grills using our leading artificial intelligence engine. The following article will lay out the advantages and disadvantages of the 397 grills mentioned above and show you some more relevant information our research focused on, such as dimensions and body construction.

Before you choose your next propane gas covered grill, here are some things you'll want to know. Propane grills are low maintenance and can reach temperatures of 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring that your food is thoroughly and perfectly cooked over just the right amount of time. They are able to maintain a constant temperature, so you can create the ideal texture and consistency of your meat. They are equipped with temperature control knobs, making it easier to regulate the right strength of the flame while cooking. Propane grills have igniters, designed for better control of the fire. However, they can run out of fuel while you're cooking, so you should be sure to refill the tank occasionally. Also, they have wide venting, so you won't get the smoky flavor that you might like. On the other hand, propane grills contain 2,500 BTUs per cubic feet as compared to 1,000 BTUs for natural gas, contributing to faster heating. With a larger surface and flame for grilling multiple food items simultaneously, they are perfect for cooking an entire meal for a large, hungry crowd. They have ventilated heat regulation, allowing you to cook meat or seafood at a precise temperature without it overcooking or burning. Covered grills have even heat circulation, so meat is cooked to the appropriate temperature.

Our Top Ranking Grills:
Product NameBrandBurner TypeCooking Grate MaterialBody ConstructionCooking Area
Best Overall Score
1
An image of Lion Premium Grills L963872LP 40" Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
Lion Premium Grills L963872LP 40" Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
Lion Premium Grills
infrared
stainless steel
stainless steel
802 sq. in.
Runner Up
2
An image of NAPOLEON PRO665RSIBPSS Propane Gas Stainless Steel Freestanding Covered Grill
NAPOLEON PRO665RSIBPSS Propane Gas Stainless Steel Freestanding Covered Grill
NAPOLEON
infrared
stainless steel
stainless steel
1150 sq. in.
Energy-Efficient Option
3
An image of Coyote C1sl42lp S-Series 42'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
Coyote C1sl42lp S-Series 42'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill
Coyote
infrared
stainless steel
stainless steel
990 sq. in.
Best Durable Option
4
An image of Summerset ALT36-LP Alturi 36'' Propane Gas Covered Grill
Summerset ALT36-LP Alturi 36'' Propane Gas Covered Grill
Summerset
infrared
stainless steel
stainless steel
945 sq. in.
For Outdoor Kitchens
5
An image of Fire Magic E1060I-4A1P-W Diamond 48'' Propane Gas Covered Grill
Fire Magic E1060I-4A1P-W Diamond 48'' Propane Gas Covered Grill
Fire Magic
infrared
stainless steel
1056 sq. in.
Our Top Ranking Grills
Customer Rating
Brand
Lion Premium Grills
Burner Type
infrared
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Cooking Area
802 sq. in.
Customer Rating
Brand
NAPOLEON
Burner Type
infrared
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Cooking Area
1150 sq. in.
Customer Rating
Brand
Coyote
Burner Type
infrared
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Cooking Area
990 sq. in.
Customer Rating
Brand
Summerset
Burner Type
infrared
Cooking Grate Material
stainless steel
Body Construction
stainless steel
Cooking Area
945 sq. in.
Customer Rating
Brand
Fire Magic
Burner Type
infrared
Cooking Grate Material
Body Construction
stainless steel
Cooking Area
1056 sq. in.
Best Overall Score
An image of Lion Premium Grills L963872LP 40" Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

For the perfect combination of functionality and practicality, choose the Lion Premium Grills Propane Gas Covered Grill. This grill uses an infrared burner, offering access to high-intensity heat when you cook. It features push-to-turn control knobs and a temperature gauge, so you can achieve the perfect level of heat while you are grilling. Featuring a smoker add-on, it is great for adding extra flavor to whatever you're cooking.

This stainless steel grill has a rotisserie kit, which rotates slowly and cooks your food over even heat, so you don't have to constantly watch the your chicken to achieve tender and flavorful results. It features a freestanding design, giving you the freedom and flexibility to move it out of your way while you are using your deck or patio. It has five stainless steel burners, allowing you to combine the power of both direct and indirect heating to create a two-zone cooking area. With lockable casters, this freestanding grill makes sure your grill stays in one place when in use. Using propane gas, it distributes heat evenly across the grill to ensure consistent results every time.

    Pros
    • Utilizes an efficient infrared burner, offering access to high-intensity heat when cooking
    • Smoker add-on can infuse your food with a rich, smoky flavor
    • Features side shelves, providing extra preparation space for your convenience
    Cons
    • Features an infrared burner, working best on steaks and are not as good for vegetables or chicken
    • Stainless steel construction limits heat transfer, affecting your food
    • Includes a stainless steel grill grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
Runner Up
An image of NAPOLEON PRO665RSIBPSS Propane Gas Stainless Steel Freestanding Covered Grill

Enjoy every summer barbecue with the NAPOLEON Propane Gas Covered Grill. With Wave cooking grids, this freestanding grill offers extra surface area around the grate. It has a side burner and is built with a rear infrared burner for quick and even grilling. Made with a freestanding design, it offers greater freedom and flexibility in your outdoor dining area.

This propane grill is equipped with a smoker add-on to infuse your food with a rich, slow-cooked taste. It has a Jetfire ignition, which makes lighting your grill quick and easy. This propane gas grill distributes consistent heat across the cooking area to minimize grill flare-ups. It has iGlow control knobs, which allow you to set your grill to the perfect temperature every time.

    Pros
    • Uses an infrared burner, giving you access to higher levels of heat when you cook
    • Jetfire ignition makes igniting your grill quick and easy
    • Smoker add-on for that distinct, smoky taste and juicy results
    Cons
    • Infrared burners are not ideal if you are trying to cook something "low and slow"
    • Stainless steel design limits heat movement, affecting your food
    • Includes a stainless steel cooking grate, getting messy easily and requires intense cleaning
Energy-Efficient Option
An image of Coyote C1sl42lp S-Series 42'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

Improve your grilling experience with the Coyote S-Series Propane Gas Covered Grill. This Coyote grill features a push-and-turn ignition, helping you easily fire up your barbecue. With a smoker add-on, it is ideal for adding more flavor to whatever you're preparing. This propane gas grill distributes heat evenly across the cooking surface for consistent results every time. Built from stainless steel, it is highly resilient and durable in harsh conditions. Create the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking with this propane grill's five large cast stainless steel main burners. Featuring a built-in design, it can be used to build an elegant outdoor cooking space on your patio or deck.

This Coyote grill has a removable warming rack, which helps keep food hot. It is equipped with a rear infrared burner, heating up much faster than normal grills. It is designed with a built-in thermometer and has illuminated valve control knobs, allowing you to set your grill to the ideal temperature every time you cook. Featured with an infrared rear rotisserie burner, it allows you to prepare a full chicken with its rotisserie burner.

    Pros
    • Stainless steel construction is both sleek and durable
    • Features a push-and-turn ignition, allowing you to quickly start up your barbecue
    • Smoker add-on gives your meat a smoky taste
    Cons
    • Infrared burners work best on steaks and are not as good for vegetables or chicken
    • Stainless steel design doesn't retain heat as well as cast iron
    • Includes a stainless steel cooking grate, getting messy easily and requires intense cleaning
Best Durable Option
An image of Summerset ALT36-LP Alturi 36'' Propane Gas Covered Grill

If you enjoy taking control of the barbecue, the Summerset Alturi Propane Gas Covered Grill is an excellent choice for you. This covered grill has a rear infrared burner for fast and even cooking. It features a flame thrower ignition, which provides you with an easy way to light your barbecue by simply pushing a button. It is designed with heat zone separators and has LED front panels, helping you set your grill to the perfect temperature every time you cook.

This propane gas grill distributes consistent heat across the grill to reduce grill flare-ups. This stainless steel grill is highly resilient and durable in harsh conditions. Featuring a built-in design, this covered grill adds a level of elegance to any outdoor kitchen space. It features three stainless steel burners, so you can enjoy greater flexibility while cooking. It features a rotisserie kit, which constantly rotates the roast, chicken, or turkey for tender and flavorful results. This integrated lighting built-in grill allows you to enjoy nighttime grilling.

    Pros
    • Efficient infrared burner reaches higher temperatures and cook food faster than conventional burners
    • Ceramic briquettes help grill your meat evenly
    • Flame thrower ignition makes lighting your propane gas grill quick and simple
    Cons
    • Infrared burners are not ideal if you are trying to cook something "low and slow"
    • Stainless steel design limits heat transfer, affecting your food
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
For Outdoor Kitchens
An image of Fire Magic E1060I-4A1P-W Diamond 48'' Propane Gas Covered Grill

Enjoy your favorite barbecue recipes with the Fire Magic Diamond Propane Gas Covered Grill. This grill is equipped with heat zone separators and has blue LED backlit control knobs, helping you set your grill to the ideal temperature every time you cook. It features a smoker add-on, which gives your food a smoky flavor. Designed to take the struggle out of starting your grill, it features a hot surface ignition, so you can easily fire up your barbecue. With a removable warming rack, it allows you to keep your prepared food at the ideal temperature while you continue barbecuing. This built-in grill utilizes an infrared burner, which can reach higher temperatures and cook food faster than standard burners.

Made with a built-in design, this grill can be used to create a beautiful outdoor kitchen space on your patio or deck. It uses propane gas, distributing heat evenly across the barbecue. This stainless steel grill is highly durable and resilient in harsh conditions. It is designed with four burners, so you can enjoy greater flexibility while cooking. Featuring a rotisserie kit, this propane grill will be perfect for barbecuing large roasts.

    Pros
    • Uses an infrared burner, giving you access to higher levels of heat when cooking
    • Features a hot surface ignition, allowing you to easily fire up your grill
    • Add-on smoker enriches the authentic, smoky, barbecue taste of your ribs, steak or chicken
    Cons
    • Infrared burners become harder to move once you have set it up
    • Stainless steel construction tends to fade with extended use
    • Hot surface ignition loses its functionality very quickly if it gets too dirty
Best Affordable Option
An image of Dyna-Glo DGB495SDP-D Propane Gas Freestanding Covered Grill

Cook delicious meals for the entire family with the Dyna-Glo Propane Gas Covered Grill. This propane gas grill distributes heat evenly across the cooking surface to ensure consistent results every time. With a freestanding design, this covered grill offers greater freedom and flexibility in your outdoor dining space. It has four burners, letting you use the direct and indirect heat necessary for creating a two-zone cooking area. Featuring a side burner, it is ideal for preparing an entire meal all at once.

    Pros
    • Side burner delivers a more complete grilling experience
    • Uses propane gas, distributing consistent heat across the cooking area to reduce grill flare-ups
    • Features a freestanding design, giving you the freedom and flexibility to push it out of the way while using your patio
    Cons
    • Propane gas costs more than a grill that needs charcoal
Additional Picks
An image of Fire Magic E1060s-4E1P-62 Diamond Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

For easier assembly and mobility, consider choosing the Fire Magic Diamond Propane Gas Covered Grill. Featuring a removable warming rack, this grill is great for preventing cooked food from getting cold until the moment you sit down to eat. It has infrared burners, offering access to higher levels of heat while grilling and searing. This grill is designed with heat zone separators and has backlit safety control knobs, so you can set your grill's temperature while cooking at night. It features a hot surface ignition, so you can turn it on with ease and get the party started.

This propane gas grill distributes consistent heat across the grill to minimize grill flare-ups. Use the indirect and direct heat needed to create a two-zone cooking area with this freestanding grill's four large cast stainless steel main burners. It features a freestanding design, which enables you to save space when it's not in use. This stainless steel grill is highly durable and resilient in harsh conditions.

    Pros
    • Utilizes an infrared burner, giving you access to high-intensity heat while cooking
    • Hot surface ignition allows you to light your propane gas grill effortlessly
    • Designed with a removable warming rack to keep food hot
    Cons
    • Infrared burners become more difficult to move once you have set it up
    • Stainless steel construction doesn't lock in heat as well as cast iron
    • Includes a stainless steel grill grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
An image of Fire Magic E1060s-4L1P-62 Diamond Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

If functionality and easy setup are your top priorities, consider getting the Fire Magic Diamond Propane Gas Covered Grill. This grill features a side burner and uses an infrared burner, offering access to high-intensity heat when grilling. It is equipped with heat zone separators and it is built with backlit safety control knobs, helping you set your grill to the ideal temperature every time you cook. This freestanding grill has a hot surface ignition, letting you quickly fire up your barbecue. It has a removable warming rack to keep food hot.

This freestanding grill uses propane gas, distributing heat evenly across the barbecue. This stainless steel grill is ideal for long-lasting use. It features a freestanding design, giving you the freedom and flexibility to push it out of the way while using your outdoor deck or patio. Use the indirect and direct heat needed for two-zone cooking with this freestanding grill's four large cast stainless steel main burners.

    Pros
    • Uses an infrared burner, offering access to higher levels of heat when you cook
    • Hot surface ignition provides you with a quick and easy way to light your barbecue
    • Equipped with a removable warming rack to keep food at the perfect temperature
    Cons
    • Infrared burners become more difficult to move once you have set it up
    • Stainless steel design tends to fade over time
    • Includes a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
An image of Summerset ALT42-RB-LP Alturi 42'' Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

The Summerset Alturi Propane Gas Covered Grill is a superb addition to any backyard. This grill is equipped with heat zone separators and has an LED valve control knob, allowing you to set your grill to the ideal temperature every time you cook. Built with a rear infrared burner, it can generate intense heat for searing chicken, burgers, and steak. It features a flame thrower ignition, allowing you to easily start up your barbecue. Featuring a smoker add-on, it is great for adding extra flavor to whatever you're cooking.

This stainless steel grill performs for much longer thanks to its increased durability and overall resiliency. This propane gas grill distributes heat evenly across the cooking area for consistent results every time. Equipped with a built-in design, this grill will add a level of elegance to any outdoor kitchen space. Featured with a rotisserie kit, it will be perfect for barbecuing whole roasts. It has integrated lighting, so you can enjoy night time grilling with ease.

    Pros
    • Efficient infrared burner can reach higher temperatures and cook food quickly
    • Ceramic briquettes help evenly cook your meal to perfection
    • Features a flame thrower ignition, allowing you to quickly light your barbecue
    Cons
    • Infrared burners become harder to move once you have set it up
    • Stainless steel design limits heat transfer, affecting your food
    • Features a stainless steel cooking grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
An image of Fire Magic E1060I-4L1P-W Diamond Propane Gas Stainless Steel Covered Grill

The Fire Magic Diamond Propane Gas Covered Grill is a great idea if you're looking for a permanent addition to your outdoor kitchen. Featuring an infrared burner, this grill gives you access to higher levels of heat while searing your food. It is designed with a hot surface ignition, so you can effortlessly light it. This grill is equipped with heat zone separators and has backlit safety control knobs, helping you set your grill to the perfect temperature every time you cook. Featuring a removable warming rack, it is great for preventing prepared food from getting cold until the moment you sit down to eat.

Equipped with a built-in design, this grill can be used to create a sophisticated outdoor kitchen area in your yard. This stainless steel grill is highly durable and resilient in harsh environments. This propane gas grill distributes heat evenly across the cooking area for consistent results every time. Designed with a rotisserie kit, it will be perfect for cooking large roasts. It features four large cast stainless steel main burners to create both direct and indirect heat simultaneously, so you can utilize a two-zone cooking area, to ensure your food is more evenly.

    Pros
    • Stainless steel design is both sleek and highly durable
    • Features a hot surface ignition, letting you easily light your barbecue
    • Removable warming rack helps keep food hot
    Cons
    • High-end infrared burners are not ideal if you are trying to cook something slowly
    • Stainless steel design tends to fade with extended use
    • Features a stainless steel grill grate, getting dirty easily and requires intense cleaning
All the Things You Should Think About Prior to Getting a Propane Gas Covered Grill:
What Kind of Propane Gas Covered Grill Do You Want to Install?
Built-in Grills

Interested in built-in grills? Here are a few things you should consider about them. Feel free to check out this great propane gas covered grill in the meantime. Constructed with an aesthetically-pleasing design, built-in grills will enhance any backyard or patio, giving it a beautiful and refined look. These built-in grills are excellent for barbecuing larger portions of meat or vegetables all at once. One downside is that they are considerably more expensive, so they should only be considered if you're looking to make a future-proof investment in an outdoor kitchen. Installed permanently into your outdoor kitchen, they can't be moved around unlike freestanding or portable grills. Also, built-in grills are harder to install, so if you're looking for something that can just come out of the box and is ready for use, they might not be right for you.

Freestanding Grills

Debating whether to get a freestanding grill? We can help you make your decision by giving you some important information that you need. Freestanding grills are particularly great for first-time grillers since you can get all of the perks of grilling without needing to build an entire outdoor kitchen. They are easy to move around, giving you the freedom and flexibility to push them out of the way when you are done preparing your food. They typically include internal storage units, making them great for keeping all grilling supplies in one handy place. Freestanding grills are easily stored, so they are a great option for small outdoor locations. However, they don't have any prep space, unlike built-in grills, so if you're trying to set-up a whole cooking station, they're not the ideal option. Ready to pick out the right propane gas covered grill for you? You can get started here.

Portable Grills

Want to learn more about portable grills? Well, keep reading the following section to learn more about them, specifically in concurrence with propane gas covered grills. Portable grills often feature internal storage compartments to help keep all barbecuing accessories in one convenient place. They are easily stored, making them a space-saving solution. One downside is that they require additional measures for safety, so if you decide to get one, it's a good idea to read up on proper use. Thinking about getting a portable grill? Check out this one.

Which Type of Burner Is a Good Choice for Your Propane Gas Covered Grill?
Infrared and Conventional Grills

Not sure if you should get an infrared and conventional grill? We'll try to help you decide by giving you the information that you need. Infrared and conventional burners are easy to use, allowing for full functionality for inexperienced cooks. These burners emit direct heat, efficiently warming the area above and around the flame. They heat up quickly, making them excellent for saving you time preparing your food. They make it possible to control over the release of gas for adjusting temperatures safely. Featuring radiant heat technology, they will transmit high heat using infrared technology. These burners are able to usually reaching up to 1200-1400 degrees Fahrenheit to produce delicious flavors and aromas perfect for meat. They need less fuel than traditional grills, which makes them energy efficient. They have standardized heating, making them excellent for equal heat distribution. These grills use high intensity heat, so you can sear meat, fish, and any other food of your choice. Feel ready to choose the right propane gas covered grill for you? Get started here.

Infrared Grills

Interested in infrared grills? We can tell you a few things you should know about them. Feel free to check out this highly ranked propane gas covered grill that we hand picked for you in the meantime. Infrared burners produce radiant heat, transferring high heat that is needed in order to sear steaks. The burners heat up quickly, making them great for saving you time preparing your food. They heat up the surrounding area evenly, reducing the uncontrollable flare-ups often associated with non-infrared grills. These burners need less fuel than traditional grills, which makes them more energy efficient. They are able to typically achieving from 1200-1400 degrees Fahrenheit to produce delicious flavors and aromas perfect for steak. These burners feature standardized heating, making them excellent for equal heat distribution. They emit high temperatures, so you can sear meat, fish, and any other food of your choice. However, infrared grills lack a low-temperature setting, making them less ideal for cooking vegetable and fish recipes.

Find Out What Kind of Cooking Grates You Need for Your Propane Gas Covered Grill
Grills with Stainless Steel Grates

If you want a propane gas covered grill with a stainless steel grate design, you can find a great one here. Built with anti-corrosion properties, stainless steel grates provide long-term durability even after repeated use. These grates are built with heat retaining materials, consuming less fuel while cooking your food, long after the grill has been turned off. They are simple to clean, so most standard grill brushes will do the job. The grates have a low maintenance construction, designed for quick clean-up. They have a non-stick surface, so you can easily remove grease and residue after you are finished grilling.

Grills with Cast Iron Grates

If you want a propane gas covered grill with a cast iron grate design, you can find a great one here. Cast iron grates are heat retentive, consuming less fuel when cooking your food, long after the grill has been shut off. The grates can circulate heat evenly, so you can create the ideal texture and consistency for your meat. They feature a non-stick surface, which will prevent meat from sticking to the grate after grilling. One downside is that the grates are quite heavy, making it difficult to adjust or remove them for cleaning. Moreover, these grills need a good amount of maintenance since the grates can rust and corrode easily if they're not oiled before use and they can't be cleaned with all kinds of detergent.

Grills with Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron Grates

With 50 propane gas covered grills with a porcelain-enameled cast iron grate design, there's lots to know about what makes them unique. Porcelain-enameled cast iron grates are built with heat retention technology, consuming less fuel when cooking your food, even after the grill has been switched off. These grates have a high-quality build, delivering better grilling. They feature a non-stick surface, which will prevent meat from sticking to the grate after grilling. However, these grates require careful maintenance since they can rust and corrode easily if they're not oiled before use and can't be cleaned with all types of detergent. Now that you're feeling more confident about porcelain-enameled cast iron grates, check out this highly-ranked propane gas covered grill.