Are High End Grills Worth The Extra Money?

High end grills

Most high-end outdoor BBQ grills use propane gas, natural gas, charcoal, or a combination of these heat sources, but the electric grills in that category are becoming more popular.

Nowadays many people are most of the time not allowed to grill in apartments or condos with charcoal or propane gas.

The reason many people look for any higher-end grill is that they are willing to pay a little more for a lot more quality.

In many cases, it is well known that you get what you pay for and a barbecue grill is no exception to that rule.

It is not always easy to recognize, for example, the best high-end gas grill brands. We did many grill reviews to help you find the best grill for your purpose.

There are many expensive grill brands that make great grills but it takes a lot of time to compare all their features.

I will write high-end grill reviews of many expensive grill brands that I think are worth the money you spend on them. From portable to built-in and from charcoal to electric.

The well-known names like:

  • Lynx grills
  • Weber grills
  • Viking grills
  • Napoleon grills
  • Traeger grills
  • Rec Tec grill
  • Char Broil Grills

Just to mention a few of the top brands that will be reviewed by their most popular models.

Napoleon grill reviews

You can have a look a the Napoleon Grill reviews here.
We reviewed the:

Weber grills

For the Weber lovers, we started to review their high-end grills.
In our Weber grill reviews, we will have a good look at many models.

The first one is the Weber Q3200 review here. Click on the link to see what we found out about this Weber 2 burner propane and natural gas grill.

Kenyon electric grill

When we did our outdoor electric BBQ grill reviews we found one high-end BBQ we really liked.
The Kenyon electric grill is one of the last ones made in America by a family-owned business from Connecticut.
The quality is well known and these grills will last for many years.
Available in 120 and 240 Volt and in a portable and built-in version for your outdoor kitchen.
You can read the whole Kenyon electric grill reviews here.
You can also click through to the grill you like to see here:

What a lot of these Kenyon grills have is the option to make them a perfect fit for your outdoor kitchen, Boating, or RV’ing.
Built-in or separate it is all possible for this what I personally would like to call one of the top-end grills.

Fuego grill

We found this high-end designer grill and had a good look at it. A top design does not always mean a great grill.
You can find our full Fuego grill review by clicking on this link.

We will also advise on accessories and of course, high quality grill covers to protect your grill from the elements.

Char Broil Grills

Char Broil is a well-known brand and I consider after doing all the char broil grill reviews and especially the infrared features of this grill that they have some high-quality grills.

Benefits of high-end luxury BBQ outdoor grills

If you look at the reviews we did on the gas grills in the higher-priced segment there are a few things that justify the higher prices. The quality of the used materials is of a better rate. Metal gauges are higher. This means thicker steel and most of the time stainless steel.

This all means also that they will hold up better when you grill in the rain.

Gas burners

The gas burners of cheaper models do not last too long on average. I have bought cheap portable gas grills in the past and the burner most of the time lasted one or two seasons at the most.
The recent small gas grill that I had a good look at is my Char-Broil grill2go x200 review (click on the link to read the review) it is of a lot better quality and the burner is still in perfect condition and even the push-button ignition worked right away after not having used it for almost 3 months.

Spare parts for better brand grills

The cheaper grills that you can buy for around $50 will most of the time have no spare parts that you can purchase. Even the lower-priced models of the top brands do not have that option in many cases.
The grills with the higher price label have the advantage that spare parts are most of the time widely available.
This can make that your grill can be maintained for a few dollars and last a lot longer.

Better heat distribution

These kinds of high-end grills or better quality grills most of the time will have a better and more even temperature over the grill surface. This is like we mentioned a result of all the higher quality components like burners, heat reflectors, grill grates, and a lot more.

Better temperature control

The used materials in better quality grills, including the regulator, will result in a wider temperature range and a better way of keeping the temperature on the right setting.
If you read my many BBQ grill reviews of the lower-end gas grills then this is one of the complaints you hear the most.

What about higher priced smokers and pellet grills

As I wrote before the high-end smokers and in particular, the pellet smokers have a better steel gauge and the welds and seams are better and more airtight.
Our favorite pellet smokers are the Rec Tec grill and you can read our Rec Tec pellet grill review here.
The second one is the Traeger pellet grill and with the new digital controller, they are even better now.
You can read the Traeger pellet grill review here and form your own opinion.

My opinion about high-end barbecue grills

As I mentioned there are quite a few benefits of spending more on a BBQ. But you always have to assess if it is worth the extra money you spend on it.
If you are an occasional BBQ’er I would personally not spend a lot of money on a grill. However, if you grill or smoke meat and other food like vegetables more than once in a while it is worth considering the extra cost.

The price related to durability and the fact that most of the time the spare parts are available means that your grill will last a lot longer.

For grills in the RV or on the boat, it is almost a must to have one of the better grills such as the Kenyon Frontier or the electric version. They get moved more and probably have to withstand the weather more in the way they are getting used to.

It is hard to give an exact recommendation when thinking about the best high-end outdoor grills that we are spending more on, but after doing so many BBQ reviews, here is what I think.

In the case of one of the high-end BBQ grills that are also called built-in BBQ grill reviews we did, I guess those are meant to be used a little longer, and investing more is probably worth it.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.

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