Are you looking to find the best small gas grill on the market? Great, because this is the article just for you.
We have spent countless hours in research, testing and writing in order to provide the most up to date information regarding small gas grills.
Now let’s take a look at the list of my personal favorites, I will provide you with a short summary for each product and I will add a small guide on the bottom of this article on how to pick one yourself if you dont find one you like here.
Without further ado, let´s begin!
9 Best Small Gas Grill Reviewed and Rated
Coleman RoadTrip 285
Coleman RoadTrip 285
Best for Camping
Camp Chef Explorer
Best for Camping
Camp Chef Explorer
1. Weber Spirit II E-210
- Your purchase includes One Weber Spirit E-210 Liquid Propane Gas...
- Grill dimensions: Lid Open – 63" H x 50" W x 32" D | Lid Closed...
- Heavy-duty caster wheels for easily moving your grill on grass or...
The weber spirit is my personal favorite amongst all the grills I have tried and seen. It seems like weber has somehow managed to squeeze the power and components of their bigger grills into a smaller compressed version.
Still, if this is a small grill it is packed with power. 26,500 BTUs with 450 sq inches of cooking space and 90 inches of warming rack. It basically covers all the requirements and more for the average household here in the USA.
Weber is a well-known name in the grill industry because they continuously make grills that are exceptional and the weber spirit is no exception.
In the weber spirit, you have the gs4 grilling system with two burners, each supported by stainless steel tubes.
As I mentioned earlier I have owned grill myself for a while and I am very impressed with the quality of these tubes, I have that many lower quality grills have tubes that rust quickly and falls apart after a while, this was not the case with the Weber Spirit.
Along with the grill, you get two side tables were you can store your food while cooking. These tablets can be folded down making it easy to store the grill in the down season.
In terms of cooking, this is grill does not disappoint. It cooks very evenly and quickly. I have cooked just about everything on my weber grill and there have never occurred any cold spots or any like that since I purchased the weber spirit.
Overall it’s an excellent grill made of top-shelf materials making it robust, powerful and compact. You can’t really ask much more than that from a sub 500$ mini gass grill.
2. Weber Q1400 Electric Grill
- 1560-watt electric heating element to heat 189 square-inch total...
- Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid...
- Fully assembled out of box
If you are looking for an even smaller and compact grill then the weber spirit the Weber Q1400 should do the job. Still, if it has only 1 burner the grill is a powerhouse just like the Weber Spirit.
With a 1560-watt electric heating element, 280 total square inches of cooking area you should be more than fine cooking for your family. Because of the smaller grill, the heating time is minimal, it takes you a maximum of 5 minutes before turning it on to beeing ready for cooking.
The Q1000 takes minimal space, you can either put it on the countertop or frame it in to make it more stationary. This grill will literally fit everywhere and anywhere.
My family lives close to the sea and right beside it there is a small terrace with a power outlet and a few benches so in the summer we occasionally take the Weber Q1400 down to the beach and grill burgers and sausages, its just so practical for a variety of use cases.
I have nothing bad to say about this grill and I imagine you won’t either, absolutely worth it if you are looking for a small and practical grill.
3. Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Cabinet Gas Grill
- 2-burner, 24,000-BTU Cabinet Gas Grill
- 300 square inches of primary cooking on porcelain-coated cast...
- Stainless steel lid and UFC provide stylish durability, and...
Char-Broil Performance 300 can be best describes as muscular, it has a lot of power, but it’s still a cheaper option than the weber spirit, so this grill will give you a lot for your money.
With the performer grill, you have two burners with 24 000 BTUs with a total of 300 square inches of cooking space, in addition to this, you have a 100 square inch warming rack where you can heat the sausages and let them sit until the time of eating.
The Char-Broil Performance is coated with a layer of porcelain which makes it a lot easier to clean compared to other full metal grills. It is very similar to the Weber Spirit in terms of the build and grill space, but as I mentioned earlier it is a bit cheaper making it a great choice for anyone looking for a solid grill at a great price.
The Char-Broil currently has over 400 positive reviews on amazon with an average rating of 4.6 stars which is remarkable. If you decide to purchase this grill I am confident that you will be satisfied.
4. Coleman RoadTrip 285
- GRILLING POWER: Up to 20,000 total BTUs
- 3 ADJUSTABLE BURNERS: With improved burner technology for more...
- LARGE GRILLING AREA: 285 sq. in.
Coleman is a propane grill that is easy to carry with you to the beach, road trips or at home.
With the stainless steel lid, this compact beat can tale a lot of beating. It’s very robust and cast last you for a very long time.
This should be your go-to grill if you do a lot of tailgating or have a small terrace where you want a small and compact grill. As you can notice in the picture the Coleman Roadtrip 285 has a design that allows you to collapse it to minimize the space needed to bring it along.
Still if its a compact and portable grill it has a surprisingly large cooking area. You have 285 square inches of cooking space and BTU range up to 20 000.
But there are two features I honestly love about this grill and that is the engineering and ease of cleaning this ting. A part of the engineering that caught my eyes was the ignition system. On a lot of propane driven grills, you need a match to light it up, but not for this one.
In terms of washing the grill, they have implemented a removable grease tray is very easy to clean. To be honest, cleaning the grill is one of the worst tasks, so having a removable grease tray makes this job so much more enjoyable and quick.
This is an amazing grill that has a large following supporting them on amazon, with over 250 positive reviews on amazon you can be confident that this holds up to its promises.
5. Dyna-Glo LP 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill
- Easy push button electronic pulse ignition system ensures quick...
- (2) Heavy gauge porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates...
- (3) Stainless steel commercial grade straight burners for...
Dyna-Glo LP is like a full-sized grill in terms of power and cooking space, just with a compact design making it perfect for small condos and houses. Featured with 3 burners generates a BTUs of 12 000 each, providing you with a total of 36 000 BTU which is what you could only expect from a large-sized grill.
In terms of the design the Dyna-GLO LP 3 does not disappoint, it has a beautiful bronze metallic look that is hard to beat. In total, you get a whopping 507 square inches of cooking space plus a warming rank.
The two table sides you can see on the picture are collapsible making it easier for you to fit it in the storage during the wintertime.
Overall this grill provides a huge cooking space and power that is hard to beat for any brand out there. Just the overall quality and performance this grill brings to the table makes it an absolute steal at this price.
- 205 sq. in. primary stainless steel cooking area 105 sq. in....
- 10,000 BTU stainless steel "U" burner
- Fold-able stainless steel legs; Uses 16oz. disposable cylinder
The Masterbuilt 205 is a complete stainless steel grill that gives it a retro look and making it super robust. Through our tests, we found that it rarely gets rusty which was a pleasant surprise.
The design and materials make this grill very easy to clean and maintain. Its featured with a comfortable carrying handle making it easy to transport wherever you go. With the slick design, you have a compact grill that is both easy to store and transport without it taking up to much space.
It can hold a one-pound propane cylinder, but with some the extra accessories made by Smoke Hollow, it can easily be converted into a holding a 20-pound propane cylinder.
In terms of size, you get a 205 square inches of total cooking space, in addition to a 105 square inch warming rack. Featured with a 10 000 BTUs burner that can reach high temperatures making it compatible to grill almost anything.
Overall it’s a compact powerhouse that is easy to clean, store and easy to bring on travel. It offers a lot of grilling space making this one of our favorite small gass grills.
7. Fuego Element F24C
- New (May of 2020) Porcelain Enamel Lid to eliminate any paint...
- 525 sq. In. Of grilling surface (415 sq. In. Main/ 110 sq. In....
- Compact 24" x 24" (lid closed) footprint perfect for Small...
The Fuego has a unique design to it making it look like a mix of a space ship and a grill. This results in a grill that takes a minimal amount of space and can be easily fitted into tight corners or homes.
In terms of power, the Fuego brings it. It has the possibility of heating up to 500 degrees within 5 minutes. It has a insane amount of power and heating capacity, but you dont have to make use of it all at once.
With the Fuego two-burner system you have the option to only activate one of the burners for slow cooking or heating, and if you want to activate the super burner than you have the option to do so as well. With both the burners turned on to max you can achieve a 700-degree heat.
This grill makes use of every inch of space it takes. It is easy to use and has a lot of power making it possible to grill up to 15 burgers at a time without any issue. If you are just looking to grill for your family or small gatherings this is a grill that simply perfect. It heats up quickly, is very compact and comes at a great price, there is not much else you could ask for.
8. Camp Chef Explorer
The design is not the most up to date, but if you want a simple, cheap and powerful grill that can handle a variety of tasks the Camp chef explorer is a great option. This is probably the most vouched for grill on amazon with over 1000 positive reviews that rave about this product.
The Camp Chef Explorer can literally be used for any cooking task. You name it, grilling burgers, onions, pizza, sandwiches and boiling water it can literally do everything.
In terms of quality, build, portability and options you get with this guitar is literally a steal for the sub 100$ price you have to pay for it. If you are not convinced yet, then check out the amazon reviews and I am sure you will change your mind in a matter of minutes.
9. Cuisinart CGG-180T
- Portable gas grill with 145-square-inch grilling area and...
- Cooks 8 burgers, 8 steaks, 6 to 10 chicken breasts, or 4 pounds...
- Powerful 5,500 BTU stainless-steel burner and even-heating...
The Cuisinart is a solid pick for those of you who want a robust, yet powerful grill for a low price. This is a smaller grill so you won’t fit that much food on it, we grilled 6-8 burger but that was about the maximum. However, we found it be large enough for our family of 5, so I imagine it will be big enough for most of you.
Because of the smaller size, it takes little to no time to heat up. Featured with a single burner with 5500 BTUs.
The Cuisinart is lacking in some areas such as the material being plastic and aluminum compared to other grills on this list which is made of stainless steel. However, for the price you pay for this grill, you can’t expect much else. I find this grill to suit best for those who travel a lot and want a simple grill that they can use in the park or while camping.
What To Look For When Purchasing A Small Gass Grill
When you are looking to purchase a small gass grill there are three things I prioritize highly and that is power, space, and durability.
We have tested over 100s of grills throughout the years, with the experience we gained from it we made this blog. The grills mentioned above are grill we have tested ourself and that has proven their worth in terms of our three key metrics; space, power, and durability for the price.
If you are going to find a grill yourself I recommend you to either read on forums and find reviews of the products from other consumers. This way you can know what to expect if you read the brands review you can be sure that its bios towards their own product.
I hope this article made it easier for you to pick and find the gass grill you were looking for. We tried including a variety of grills in different price ranges and styles to cover the most ground possible. If there is any grill you like that you think we should include then feel free to leave us a message.
If you haven’t decided on a grill yet then the only thing I can say is that you should pick one of the once on this list. Why? Because they have been tested and proven to work. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.