Grilling is a very simple way of cooking. The dripping juices, the billows of mouth-watering aroma, not to mention that beautiful charred look. Once you grill for the first time, chances are you will be hooked. For me, my search for the best 2-burner gas grills began a while ago.
You see, sometime back, I bought my first grill, a tiny Weber powerhouse with excellent heat retention. The problem is, I can't grill on that little grill anymore. I need a giant grill for me and my family's expanding appetite.
So, I figured a 2-burner gas grill is the natural next step. With my research came a few insights which I decided to share with you, dear reader.
Without much ado, let's get started. These are my picks for the best 2-burner gas grills 2020 edition.
Best 2-Burner Gas Grills
1.Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
If you are in the market for a compact, attractive, and infinitely useful 2-burner gas grill, then you have found it. The Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner LP gas grill is a minimalized but powerful grill with some excellent features.
This baby will be dishing out 20,000 BTUs of power from two incredibly durable stainless steel in-live burners for starters.
Secondly, you will be in the presence of 280 square inches of porcelain grates, or precisely, a 20" complete and 14" deep cooking area.
Third, this is a conventional type of grill. So, you know fuel consumption is sufficient, as is heat retention. Speaking of heat, the Char-Broil Classic 280 uses a Piezo ignition system known for reliability.
Fourth, this grill comes with two metallic side shelves for extra prepping space. You will love the porcelain-coated steel lid, which can stand up to the elements with ease.
And finally, the entire rack is mounted on a cart-like frame with two 6-inch wheels and two fixed legs.
For such a cheap (under $150) gas grill, the heat distribution on this grill is beyond. And especially because there is no proprietary technology supporting the heating system.
Also, even if you bought this on a budget, you can add advanced features such as a side burner (around $50 extra) generating 8,000 BTU of heat.
The side shelves measure a somewhat generous 12x13 surface for storage or prep.
Perhaps the only downer is the fact that the frame is more of a cart than a cabinet. Everyone can use extra storage space, especially when grilling outside.
As you can probably deduce from the name, this grill offers 280 square inches of grilling space as well as two 12x13 side shelves. The stainless-steel dual burners generate 20,000 BTUs of heat.
Why do We Recommend this Grill?
The Char-Broil 280 is the best budget 2-burner gas grill in the market. You get most of the features standard inexpensive grills without the huge price tag.
2.Weber Spirit II E-210 Black Liquid Propane Outdoor Gas Grill
When we are talking about the best, you better believe a Weber will be in here somewhere. Weber, in particular, is a beautiful piece of machinery, thoroughly efficient, and functional.
About features, let's begin with the stainless-steel dual burners supported by sturdy stainless-steel tubes. These tubes are specially made to be rust-resistant and incredibly durable.
Next are the side shelves perfect for meal prepping. Each side table comes with three hooks for hanging your grilling accessories. Only the left side table folds down.
You can expect 26,500 BTU power from this bad boy. All this power will be resting on a 360 square inch cooking area with a 90 square inch warming rack to boot.
Weber Spirit II E-210 uses a GS4 grilling system ignited by an Infinity electronic ignition system.
And finally, you don't have to worry about residue management. All the grease drains onto a tray that is easy to clean.
The Weber Spirit II E-210 is a large grill in a compact body. I mean, this baby carries all the core features of a large grill, perhaps because this Weber is a newer upgraded version.
Functions like the exclusive Flavorizer bar system and the GS4 grilling system are reserves of high-end Weber grills. This grilling system only needs 10-min heating time to reach optimal temperatures. The result is an evenly heated grill with no cold spots whatsoever.
Unfortunately, this Weber grill does not have a side burner.
As earlier mentioned, the Weber Spirit II E-210 is a 2-burner LP gas grill with 26,500 BTU of power. The cooking surface is an impressive 360 square inches plus 90 square inches of warming rack space.
Why do We Recommend this Grill?
Every Weber grill has its outstanding feature. For me, this Weber grill stood out for all the top-notch features like the flavorizer and GS4 grilling system. If you are looking for a badass grill that takes no prisoners, you are right at home.
3.Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Cabinet Gas Grill
It looks like Char-Broil is having a moment. This is the 2nd Char-broil in our Best 2-burner gas grills list.
Char-Broil Performance 300 is all about performance. This budget 2-burner grill balances functionality and affordability. Plus, you will find all the features you love in here.
Let's start with the 300 square inch cooking area plus a 100 square inch swing-a-way warming rack. These are powered by two stainless-steel top-ported burners emitting 24,000 BTU of heat.
All the grates are porcelain-enameled, which makes them great at retaining heat and easy to clean. You will light your Char-Broil Performance with an electronic ignition system that ever fails.
This entire two burner is mounted on a cabinet-style frame with enough lower storage to store a tank. You will love the durable stainless-steel lid with an in-built temperature gauge. The front panel is also made from stainless steel.
Char-Broil's performance is a sturdy gas grill that is both user-friendly and easy to clean. It sits on four lockable caster wheels, which make it super easy to move around.
When you have to deal with grease, Char-Broil's performance has it all figured out thanks to the removable grease pan. The stainless-steel lid and UFC ensure you can prepare dishes hassle-free without the risk of destroying it.
Char-Broil Performance boasts 300 square inches of cast-iron porcelain-enameled grates plus a 100 square-inch warming rack with porcelain-enameled grates.
The dual burners produce 24,000 BTU of cooking heat.
Char-Broil performance is a cabinet-style grill with lots of storage below the rack. You can keep your tank in the lower storage cabinet.
Also, enjoy the two fold-down side tables perfect for storing condiments as well as prepping food.
Why do We Recommend this Grill?
Char-Broil Performance is a very affordable and functional grill. I recommend it for the cabinet style frame and the ample cooking space. Plus, it's quite stylish to look at.
4.Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared 325 2-Burner Cabinet Gas Grill
Well, it seems our best 2-burner gas grills list is predominantly Char-Broil grills. What can I say? They have some kickass grills with top-notch features!
Let's see what this particular Char-Broil has to offer.
As you can probably guess, our first feature has got to do with the TRU-Infrared function. The Char-Broil Signature comes with a proprietary TRU-Infrared technology that delivers incredible heat evenly across the grates.
Speaking of the grates, they are all porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates. The grates are heated by top-ported 443 stainless-steel tube burners delivering 18,000 BTU of cooking heat.
Enjoy the SureFire ignition system said to have a reliable spark every time. Ultimately, you will be served 325 square inches of cooking space plus a 120 square inch swing-a-way warming rack.
Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared gas grill sits on four caster wheels, two of which are lockable. You will love the foldable side shelves delivering that all-important extra working space
Char-Broil Signature's Infrared technology delivers impeccable temperature control. If ever there was a grill that gets hot, this is it.
Another excellent feature is the fact that you can easily convert this baby from LP to natural gas. All you have to do is install the natural gas conversion kit (purchased separately).
On top of that, this grill has lots of storage space from the foldable side shelves to the enclosed storage cabinet beneath the rack.
The Char-Broil signature grill features 325 square inches of primary cooking space. To this, add an extra 120 square inch swing-away warming rack.
Grilling on this grill means you are using 18,000 BTU of cooking power exacerbated by the TRU-Infrared system. Again, this grill gets hot.
Why do We Recommend this Grill?
My reasons for recommending this grill are simple. You are sure to have high, entirely controllable temperatures for your barbeques. Also, that is quite a spacious cooking area. And most importantly, this is one of the most accessible grills to convert from LP to natural gas.
5.Master Cook Professional 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
And last on our best 2-burner gas grills list is this masterpiece. The MASTER COOK Professional 2-burner grill is a powerhouse grill with great visual appeal and restaurant-grade features. If you are looking for a compact grill that also delivers immense power and reliability, this is the grill for you.
The MASTER COOK professional grill is the perfect balance between compact and spacious.
It offers 312 square inches of primary cooking space plus 90 square inches of warming grates for starters. In addition to that, you will have 24-inch side tables that fold down whenever not in use.
Secondly, MASTER COOK professional grill features an integrated piezoelectric ignition system that never fails. It lights both burners in one go.
Third, MASTER COOK is fitted with two burners emitting a total of 32,000 BTU of heat. Each burner has its control knob. This is a great feature when you want to hybrid cook.
We mentioned hybrid cooking in the feature section. You may be wondering what it is, so here goes. Hybrid means cooking on one burner using heat from the other burner. For the most part, hybrid cooking is for when you want to slow cook something and don't want to place it over direct heat.
MASTER COOK professional is created for functionality. This is why it can easily fit in tight spaces and then fold out into a large grill when needed.
It would help if you kept in mind this is strictly a propane-powered grill. There are no conversion kits for this model, so do not attempt to use natural gas with it.
As we have mentioned, MASTER COOK professional offers 312 square inches of primary cooking area. The warming rack is 90 square inches, which adds up to a little over 400 square inches of cooking space. According to user reviews, this baby can grill 23 burger patties at a go.
We can't argue that given the incredible 32,000 BTU per hour of cooking heat coming off this grill.
Why do We Recommend this Grill?
This is a highly functional grill. You have plenty of space to work with, and yet the best part is it all folds away when it's time to store the grill. Plus, 32,000BTU/hr heat is quite impressive. Ultimately, for me, it is the hybrid cooking capabilities. Not all grills can do that, and I appreciate one that can do it well.
Things to Consider Before Buying a 2-Burner Gas Grill
In my quest for the best 2-Burner gas grill, I came across a few pointers you must keep in mind before purchasing your choice grill.
Primary cooking area
For starters, this was my number one concern. And I think it's the same for a lot of 2-burner gas grill shoppers. You want to know how big the grilling surface is. It would be pointless to end up with a 2-burner gas grill that is no different from a single-burner.
What is your grill made of? Essentially, you want a predominantly porcelain-enameled grill. This is because porcelain enamel stands up to the elements pretty well. Also, ensure your grates are cast-iron. The truth is, the cast-iron retains heat well and is easy to clean. Stainless steel grates are challenging to clean because food easily sticks to them.
Some of the 2-burner gas grills are pretty basic. However, there are some useful features you should insist on. For instance, a warming rack, in-built thermometer, and so on. Do not end up with a bare-bone burner just because you're on a budget.
As you know, BTU represents the intensity of heat produced by the burner. Naturally, we want a burner that gets very hot. But be careful not to choose a burner purely based on the BTU. Some burners have high BTU but no way to evenly distribute the heat. That is how you end up with cold spots on your food.
Warranty or some guarantee is essential. Grills are not cheap, so you want a company capable of replacing or repairing your grill should something go wrong.
Of course, a budget is imperative. In my experience, if you are thorough, you can always find an acceptable, even kickass 2-burner gas grill without breaking your bank.
What do you think about our best 2-burner gas grill list? Do you have any experience with any of the burners on the list? Please share your thoughts and experiences. We are always up for a discussion.