The Best New Top of the Line Grills of 2020

Summer is nearly here and that means it’s time to get ready for our favorite time of the year — grilling season. Is there anything that brings to mind the best summer memories more than the smell of a fired-up grill and the taste of barbecue? Not for us, but we’re grill lovers.

You’re probably a grill lover too if you’re here to hear from us what the best new top of the line grills to buy in 2020 are. The BBQ Depot has been servicing, selling, and using grills since 1956, so we know what we’re talking about when it comes to top of the best grills on the market.

Based on our decades of experience, we’ve put together this list of the best grills to buy in 2020 by evaluating a grill’s quality, durability, popularity, and how often we’ve had to service particular grills.

There are many types of grills to suit everyone’s particular grilling wants and needs. No matter the type of grill you’re looking for, this list will make your grill buying decision clear and simple. Each grill on this list, ranging from budget-friendly to luxury, are built to last with excellent manufacturer warranties — and every last one is manufactured right here in the USA.

Let’s dive right into the best grills to buy in 2020:

Best Overall Gas Grill

Best Built-In Outdoor Grill

Best Built-In Outdoor Griddle

Best Freestanding Grill/Portable Grill

Best Budget-Friendly Grill

Best Mid-Range or Affordable Luxury Grill

Best Luxury Grill

Best Infrared Grill

(Need help choosing the right grill for you? Check out this grill shopping guide for tips.)

Best Overall Gas Grill

Lynx Professtional L36 Built-in Grill

When it comes to grilling, you cannot go wrong with the Lynx 36” Built-In Grill L36. Gas grills are the most commonly used type of grill out there and this grill has all the features you’re dreaming of matched with the industry's highest BTU per burner — all manufactured right here in the US. What isn’t there to love about the Lynx 36” Built-In gas grill?

This three burner grill comes in 3 configurations:

1. All cast ceramic burners L36R-3

2. 2 cast ceramic burners and one trident burner L36TR

3. All trident infrared searing burners L36ATR

Pick the perfect configuration for your needs, whether you want:

  • All open flame with cast ceramic burners that are self-cleaning and create the most consistent cooking experience with 25,000 BTUs of cooking power evenly distributed across your cooking surface.
  • All trident burners utilize 23,000 BTUs which, unlike anything else on the market with their large temperature range (300 to 1000 degrees) allowing you to grill a wide variety of foods.
  • Or a combination of the best of both worlds with open flame cast ceramic burners and trident infrared searing burners.

No matter the choice you make, this built-in gas grill will be a stunning centerpiece in any outdoor kitchen. The look of this appliance is truly top of the line with its sleek design, blue LED lights, and dual halogen grill surface lights.

With an industry best warranty and the most outstanding customer service, Lynx Grills were an easy choice to top our list of the best grills to buy in 2020. We’ve been dealing with Lynx grills since they were introduced nearly 25 years ago.

Innovative Features of the Lynx 36” Built-In Gas Grill:

  • Hot surface ignition system
  • Control illumination with blue LEDs
  • Dual halogen grill surface lights
  • Heat stabilizing design
  • Temperature gauge
  • Fluid rotation handle
  • Lynx Hood Assist Kit
  • Removable large-capacity smoker box
  • Stainless steel grilling grates
  • Ceramic Briquettes facilitate even radiant heat distribution
  • 935-sq.-in. cooking surface
  • Heavy-duty welded construction eliminates gaps where grease and moisture can collect
  • Made in the USA

Best Built-In Outdoor Grill

Sedona by Lynx L600 Built-in Grill

We weren’t kidding about Lynx being absolutely top of the line in the grilling industry. When it comes to the finest in outdoor kitchens and grills, Lynx does it best and that’s why we chose the Sedona by Lynx L600 36" Built-in Outdoor Grill as the best built-in outdoor grill to buy in 2020.

Lynx Professional Grills made this list twice because their outdoor grills truly last a lifetime. The Sedona by Lynx is one of our favorite grills they make. This grill has all the deluxe features without the higher price tag. Massively hot and powerful, this grill also has the option of an infrared rotisserie back-burner with the L600R perfect for chickens and roasts.

Features of the Sedona by Lynx L600 36” Built-in Outdoor Grill:

  • 36" grill
  • Three stainless steel U burners
  • Option of adding one Prosear infrared burners at no additional charge with the L600PS model
  • Pairs with many budget-friendly complimentary products including: refrigerator, side burners, sink and storage
  • Mix and Match Lynx and Sedona Outdoor Appliances for a seamless outdoor kitchen design
  • Electric Ignition with a 9 volt battery backup
  • 23,000 BTUs per Burner
  • 891-sq.-in. cooking surface
  • Lifetime warranty on many parts
  • Made in the USA

Best Built-In Outdoor Griddle

This is a list of the best new grills of 2020, but we have to throw in an outdoor griddle too. The FireMagic Echelon 30" Gourmet Built-In Griddle is amazing for cooking up pancakes and eggs, Asian style teppanyaki stir-fry, classic burgers, and more!

What’s the difference between a grill and a griddle? A griddle’s burners are covered by a solid stainless-steel cooking surface versus the traditional slotted racks that cover a grill’s burners. Because of this design difference, griddles are often easier to maintain because you don’t have to worry about drippings on burners as well as soot build up in the firebox. The cooking experience is definitely different, but the possibilities of outdoor griddles are endless so maybe 2020 is the year that you’ll try out something new!

What we love about the FireMagic is its versatility. If you don’t want a built-in unit, you can get a portable option with one of their gourmet griddles on a portable grill cart for the best of both cooking worlds.

Features of the FireMagic Echelon 30” Gourmet Built-In Griddle:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 30” x 18” griddle area
  • 3/8” thick stainless-steel surface
  • Two Stainless burners to provide two-zone cooking
  • A total of 40,000 BTU’s
  • Hot surface ignition
  • Blue back-lit control knobs
  • Easy-to-clean grease pan with removable trays
  • Stainless cover
  • Made in the USA

Best Freestanding or Portable Grill

The Alfresco ALXE 36" Sear Zone Grill on a Portable Cart - ALXE-36SZC comes on a freestanding cart with a dedicated sear zone and built in rotisserie. This easy to move around portable grill has hand-polished accents and heli-arc welded seams. That’s quality and showstopping looks in one of the best outdoor grills you can get.

This beauty comes with a whisper-quiet integrated rotisserie system, a smoker system with a 5,000 BTU dedicated stainless steel burner and drawer for wood chunks, exclusive cold smoke capabilities, and an exclusive integrated and hidden spiral torsion Hood Assist System. The Alfresco ALXE has all the bells and whistles and it’s designed with special innovative features to make sure all these top of the line features keep working for years to come.

A special pyramid shape with a flat top and heat-holding cavity on underside evenly delivers intense heat to the cooking surface. Radiant tray locks briquettes in place. Turn the tray over and fire burners on high with the lid closed to self-clean.

Innovative Features of the Alfresco ALXE 36" Portable Grill:

  • Two 18-SR (scaling and corrosion resistant) made from titanium and stainless-steel main burners
  • One Sear Zone ceramic infrared burner reaches 1500º F in four minutes and cooks 50 percent faster with virtually no flare-ups
  • Dual rows of clean-combusting, double-lanced ports on three sides, plus crossover tube in front delivering optimal flame distribution
  • 660 square inches of actual grilling area
  • A 3-position adjustable warming rack that stores up and out of the way when rotissing which is great for above grilling surface holding and cooking
  • Dual integrated high-intensity halogen work lights which angle slightly toward the center for a bright, even illumination
  • Made from all commercial-grade 304, 18-8 stainless steel, all heli-arc hand-welded seams with no mechanical fasteners
  • Made in the USA

Best Budget-Friendly Grill

MHP JNR Grill on Open Cart

For the best budget-friendly grill on our list we’ve got the MHP JNR Grill on Portable Open Cart . This grill starts at a much lower price than the other grills on this list at $897, but don’t worry — a reduced price in this case does not mean a loss of any quality.

If you’re just getting your feet wet in the world of quality BBQ outdoor grilling, this grill is a great choice for you. Modern Home Products has been delivering high-end grills with their family-owned business since 1957. The MHP JNR Grill, with its patented "H" stainless steel dual burner design providing 30,000 BTUs of input — each with its own control.

This grill looks nearly the same as when it was first released in the 60s so it has a cool retro style and hey — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This grill is a stellar example of exactly why this company has been successful for more than 60 years.

Another reason why we love this affordable grill option is that you get all of the function and performance of the best grills out there without the complicated features. That makes this grill easy to maintain and repair.

Features of the MHP JNR Grill on a Portable Open Cart:

  • Choose Natural Gas or Propane
  • Dual "H" style burner provides 30,000 BTU of input
  • 495 square inches of total cooking surface (365.5 square inch primary cooking area 129.5 secondary cooking area/warming rack)
  • Cast aluminum grill head and bottom with high-temp powder paint finish
  • Choose 1/4" thick stainless-steel cooking grids or SearMagic
  • Stainless rock grate with self-cleaning porcelain briquettes that distribute heat evenly
  • Battery operated Electronic ignition
  • Built-in heat indicator
  • Duro Cast aluminum cart with heavy-duty aluminum legs and two 8" rubber wheels
  • LIFETIME warranty on all grill housing, burners and cooking grids/warming racks
  • Made in the USA

Best Mid-Range or Affordable Luxury Grill

Delta Heat DHBQ32 Built-in Grill
The Delta Heat 32" Built-in Grill with Rotisserie - DHBQ32R is the bestselling, highest quality, mid-range built-in gas grill for outdoor kitchens on the market. With this outdoor grill, you get a ton of amazing top of the line features at an exceptional price.

Mid-range grills are excellent choices because of their exceptional quality and value and this Delta Heat 32” is top of its class. It comes designed with 3 U burners each bringing the power of 15,000 BTUs paired with ceramic briquette trays that absorb and hold on to heat. This design helps eliminate hot or cold spots, making a cooking surface with excellent and even heat distribution.

You also have the option to add on a Sear Zone Kit and replace one of the U burners to get restaurant quality food. This grill is a perfect representation of the title “affordable luxury”.

Features of the Delta Heat 32" Built-in Grill w Rotisserie:

  • Three 18-gauge stainless steel U-burners
  • Integrated infrared rotisserie burner
  • Two position rotisserie with heavy duty stainless steel motor (40 lb. capacity)
  • 525 sq. in. grilling space plus 174 sq. in. warming rack
  • LED control panel lights
  • Hood assist springs to make lifting the hood a breeze
  • Ceramic radiant grilling system
  • Interior halogen lights
  • Welded construction
  • Double lined hood
  • Temperature gauge
  • 9V electronic ignition
  • Lifetime warranty on their burners and added hood assist
  • Made in the USA

Best Luxury Grill

Twin Eagles TEBQ36 Built-in Grill

Luxury, premier, state of the art, the ultimate grilling experience. Our top choice for the best luxury grill to buy in 2020 is the Twin Eagles 36" Built-in Grill with Infrared Rotisserie and Sear Zone - TEBQ36RS .

When you’re looking for the absolute best grill that money can buy, look no further than this Twin Eagles best of the best 36” built-in grill that comes equipped with two U Burners, one infrared sear zone burner, and an integrated infrared rotisserie.

We love the ceramic briquettes on this grill for their even heat distribution and nothing locks in the delicious juices of your food while grilling like the sear zone does. This grill is also beautifully designed and can be paired with many a large variety of outdoor kitchen appliances and components for a seamless and impressive display.

If you’re going all out for your outdoor cooking experience, this luxury grill is worth the investment.

Luxury Features of the Twin Eagles 36" Built-in Grill with Infrared Rotisserie and Sear Zone:

  • 2, 14-gauge 304 stainless steel burners
  • Variable heat level infrared sear zone
  • Integrated rotisserie motor
  • Ceramic briquettes for better heat distribution
  • Hexagonal grates
  • Zone dividers to regulate different temperatures
  • Hot surface ignition
  • Easy open hood assist system
  • Interior lights with hood activated light switch
  • LED control panel lights
  • Multi-position/stow away warming rack
  • Smoker box to add extra flavor to your food
  • Made in the USA

Best Infrared Grill
Solaire IRBQ-30 Built-in Grill

For the best infrared grill to buy in 2020, we decided to go with a brand that does infrared best, Solaire. The Solaire 30" Infrared Natural Gas Built-in Grill - SOL-IRBQ-30IR is one of the best infrared grills on the market and it comes in at the middle of the range in size between Solaire’s 21” and 56” grills. It has two Ceramic Infrared Main Burners for a total 55,000 BTUs of grilling power.

Not sure what the difference is between infrared grills and gas grills? No problem, here’s how to choose an infrared or gas grill.

We also love this Solaire line of grills because you can choose between this model which uses natural gas, its sister model that uses propane, or this model that adds on a rotisserie. You can also choose to go portable with this Solaire AGBQ 30" Infrared Propane Grill on Cart w Rotisserie . Pick whichever variation you prefer, you won’t be disappointed by this first-rate infrared grill.

Features of the Solaire 30" Infrared Natural Gas Built-in Grill:

  • Can easily convert infrared burner to convection burner for InfraVection
  • 455 effective grilling area and 703 total grilling area
  • Two stainless steel main burners with either ceramic infrared, double-lanced ported U-burners, or both
  • Easily removable burners for cleaning or conversion
  • Pushbutton rapid-start electronic ignition
  • All stainless-steel construction with heli-arc welded seams and no mechanical fasteners
  • Hand-polished mirror finish accents
  • Limited lifetime warranty on stainless steel construction, main burners and V-grilling grids; two years on ignition system; one year on everything else
  • Built-in units feature top-supported, self-trimming design
  • Double skin hood with stay-cool, full-width stainless steel tubular knurled handle
  • Stainless steel V-grilling grids enhance flavor and reduce flare-ups
  • Removable stainless-steel warming rack and drip tray
  • Made in the USA

Whatever your budget, you can’t go wrong with any of the best grills on this list. We’ve been servicing and selling grills since 1956 — so we know this industry in and out.

We not only sell the grills, but we service them too. If you should have an issue with your grill, call us up and we’d be happy to help you troubleshoot.

If you need assistance putting together your outdoor kitchen package, call our experts at 877-983-0451.

by Tracy Hollander on 23rd Apr 2020
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