Memorial Day weekend is here and if you’re not ready to fire up the grill….well, what are you waiting for?
Maybe your old standby grill has seen better days and it’s time to get a new one this summer. No worries, Consumer Reports has you covered.
The magazine identified 12 grills they like best at Walmart.
The nation’s largest retailer, along with other discount stores, account for nearly 30% of all grills sales in the U.S., according to market research firm Mintel.
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With a price spread from $150 to $2,000, there’s sure to be a grill for everybody and every budget on this list!
Less than $200
Expert Grill BG2824B, $150 (Walmart exclusive)
This one is a Walmart exclusive brand. With four main burners and 405 sq. in. of cooking area, you can expect to cook up to 18 four-ounce burgers at once.
RevoAce GBC1748WS, $150 (Walmart exclusive)
This one, also a Walmart exclusive, is a littler smaller than the Expert Grill. With just 425 sq. in. of cooking area, the RevoAce should still be able to accommodate up to 18 burgers at once.
Between $200 and $500
Char-Broil Performance 463376017, $215
You’ll trade down in the size of the cooking area (425 sq. in.) versus the previously mentioned cheaper options. But you’ll get more thermal performance with five main burners instead of four — so get ready to load up between 18 and 28 burgers at once on this baby!
Char-Broil Performance 463276517, $380
With a full 580 sq. in. of cooking area and six main burners, this Char-Broil Performance model is a great choice if you want to cook 28 burgers or more at once.
More than $500
Weber Genesis II LX S-340, $1,200
If you want to step it up a bit in terms of price, Consumer Reports like this Weber Genesis because it delivers great evenness of heat and a quick preheat that lets you start grilling in 10 minutes.
Holds 18 to 28 burgers.
Weber Genesis II LX S-640, $2,000
Looking to spend really big money to have the best any grill master could want? You may want to consider this one.
With a whopping 720 sq. in. of cooking area and six main burners, this upscale model of the Weber Genesis is built to last. Consumer Reports gave it the highest marks “on construction materials, useful accessory burners and other ease of use aspects.”
Holds 18 to 28 burgers.
Honorary mentions go to the following grills
- Char-Broil Performance 463673517, $170
- Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living DGB390SNP-D, $250
- Weber Spirit E-210 46310001, $480
- Weber Spirit E-310 46510001, $500
- Weber Genesis II LX S-240, $1,000
- Weber Genesis II LX S-440, $1,600