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You have two options when looking for a gas grill. You can get one that is operated by liquid propane gas which comes in a tank or you can get one that is connected to a natural gas supply. If you want to have a gas grill built-in to your kitchen, you are best off choosing natural gas particularly if you are going to use it a lot. It is more economical for a start and you also don’t have to worry about running out mid-cooking. However, nothing is stopping you from having a built-in gas grill operated by liquid propane gas.
In this article, we are going to give you our choices of built-in gas grills and tell you a bit more about the advantages and disadvantages of them. Always remember that if you buy a natural gas grill to have it fitted by an expert.
This grill has 810 square inches of cooking space over two grates, one above the other. You can use the bottom one for grilling and the top for keeping food warm while cooking the rest of your meal.
The dimensions of this grill are 31” W x 21” D x 9 ½” H. It has 4 burners plus a back burner. Each burner supplies 15,000 BTUs so you have a total of 75,000 BTUs. The burners are all made of stainless steel as are the hood, control panel, and grates. You can expect to have a durable grill that will last for years. The hood is dual-lined so it will keep the heat in.
It has electronic igniters, so it is easy to light. There is a temperature gauge that will give you the internal cooking temperature. Other benefits include a grease tray which is removable for easy cleaning.
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810 square inches of cooking space
4 burners plus a back burner
Made from stainless steel
Doesn’t come with a rotisserie, but this can be ordered separately
Here we have another natural gas grill that needs to be plumbed in by a professional. You will probably want to have it indoors, but if you want to have it plumbed in on your patio, nothing is stopping you. You might have a kitchen area out there which would be ideal.
The grill is made from stainless steel with chrome plating, so it is strong and durable. There are three stainless steel burners as well as a bottom and a rear infrared burner. The three burners are 16,000 BTUs each, the bottom infrared burner is 12,500 BTUs and the rear infrared burner is 13,500 BTUs. You can put a rotisserie at the back.
Other benefits include a chrome-plated warming rack which will either keep your food warm while you are cooking the rest of the meal, or you can put bread and rolls on to warm. In addition, there is a Jetfire ignition system which will make it easy for you to light the grill. Another benefit is that there are blue lighted control knobs which are helpful if you are cooking in the dark.
With 850 Square Inches of grilling space and 79500 BTUs there is plenty of space to grill for a crowd or to make a big and elaborate meal for your family
The single Ceramic Infrared Bottom Burner provides intense heat for spectacular searing. The ceramic brick heats until it is red-hot in seconds and provides the mose incredible sear for steaks and so much more.
Ceramic Infrared Rear Burner provides intense heat and is ideal for delicious rotisserie grilled meals. The extraordinary heat produces the perfect outside while the interior of the meat self bastes for succulent meals.
Grill well after dark, the beautiful iGlow control knobs shine blue for nighttime grilling.
Stainless steel construction will stand up to all sorts of weather, shrugging off corrosion.
This gas grill works on liquid propane gas and is specially designed to be built-in to an outdoor kitchen. The dimensions you will need to have cut out from the kitchen countertop are 26.54” x 21.7” x 10.7”.
This grill has 3 burners and 1 backburner. They are made of cast stainless steel and the cooking grates are 304 stainless steel which is strong and durable. The total number of BTUs is 55,000 and there are 494 square inches of cooking space.
It is easy to use this appliance in subdued light as it has a blue LED control panel. In addition, there are high temperature-resistant halogen lights inside the grill.
Extra benefits include a rotisserie kit, a cover, and a natural gas conversion tool.
This grill is 32 inches wide so there is plenty of cooking space. It has divided temperature zones so you can cook a steak at high heat and vegetables on low at the same time.
There are 4 main burners and an infrared rotisserie burner at the back. However, the rotisserie kit is extra and is not included in the price.
The grill has flame-stabilizing properties, so you won’t have to worry about the fire going out of control. It has an electronic ignitor so you should be able to light it easily. If not, there’s an alternative ignition lighter.
The unit is made from stainless steel so you can be assured that it is strong and durable and will last a long time. The hood is double-lined which provides insulation and means that you won’t lose any heat.
This grill uses natural gas and is made from strong and durable stainless steel. It has 4 welded stainless steel bar burners and zinc knobs for each burner. The grates are also solid stainless steel and it has a dual-lined hood meaning that it will keep the heat in. There is electronic ignition so it will fire up easily.
The burners give even heat distribution so you can use your grill without worrying that there might be hot or cold spots.
The cooking surface is massive at 810 square inches and in addition, there is a warming rack of 210 square inches so you can keep your food warm while cooking the rest of the meal. It’s also a great place to warm up hamburger rolls.
Here we have another built-in natural gas grill. It is durable and long-lasting as it is made from heavy-duty 304 stainless steel. It has 2 circular burners that provide temperatures of between 225F and 550F. There are 650 square inches of cooking surface which have been oil-seasoned making the grates non-stick. The two burners give out 38,000 BTUs.
The size of the grill is 40” W x 40” D x 14” H. The actual grill surface is 30” and it gives you 650 square inches of cooking surface.
There is a drip tray which surrounds the cooking surface. It is easy to remove and can be washed in the dishwasher.
This grill is versatile. It allows you to grill, smoke, roast, steam, or warm your food. It has a heavy-duty stainless steel lid that keeps the heat in. It also has a vent that lets out steam during the cooking process.
If you are going to have a built-in gas grill you can choose to have it indoors, but if you have an outside kitchen area, you can put it there. If you live in an area that experiences good weather for a lot of the year having your grill outdoors makes a lot of sense as you can enjoy the evening cooking outside. Having an outdoor kitchen area can add value to your property as there aren’t many people who don’t enjoy eating el fresco.
What to Consider When Buying a Built-in Grill
The size of the grill is one of the most important considerations. Because it is built-in you will have to have a kitchen surface that will accommodate it.
In addition, when thinking about the size of the grill, consider how often you will be using it and for how many people. If you entertain a lot, you will want a bigger grill (the one with six burners) as you don’t want people waiting in line for their food. If you are a family of 4, you probably won’t need more than a medium-sized grill.
Then comes the question of whether you choose a natural gas or liquid propane gas grill. You can use either for a built-in grill and both have their advantages and disadvantages. To help you decide, we have listed some of these here.
Advantages of Natural Gas Over Propane
One of the most important advantages of natural gas over propane is that you never run out of it. You won’t have to stop mid-cooking to change the gas tank, that is if you have another one in stock. It’s always a good idea to have at least 2 propane tanks in the house.
Natural gas is cheaper than propane in the long run.
You don’t have to carry big and heavy liquid propane tanks and yes, they are heavy.
Natural gas is more environmentally friendly than propane.
Disadvantages of Natural Gas Over Propane
Natural gas grills are usually more expensive to buy than propane grills
Natural gas has less BTUs than propane
Frequently Asked Questions
We hope that we have given you enough information about built-in gas grills, but perhaps you have a few questions. If so, feel free to contact us and we will help you the best we can. We have answered a couple of possible questions you might have here like the dilemma of can the meat be smoked on a gas grill and more.
Should I have a professional install my natural gas grill?
The answer is yes as it could be dangerous if you don’t. If you go for a propane gas grill, you still might need to have someone install it unless you are good at DIY. A built-in grill is just that. It is built-into your countertop and it isn’t removable.
Will I need a permit to have a gas grill?
If you already have natural gas running to your home, there will be no problem. However, if you want to install propane gas you need to check that it is allowed. Some apartment blocks and condos don’t allow gas or charcoal (nor a gas charcoal combo). In this case, you would be better off going for an electric grill (or maybe a tabletop gas grill).
Hopefully, you have enjoyed this article and have found a built-in grill to suit from our choices. We stand by our top pick of the Bullet 86329 4-Burner Built (NG) Grill Head. It provides an impressive 75,000 BTUs which is excellent for a natural gas grill. Propane generally provides more BTUs, but this grill has plenty of power. It has 4 burners and a back burner, is 30″ wide, and offers 810 square inches of cooking space over 2 shelves. You could certainly cook for a crowd on this grill. It is made from stainless steel which is durable and long-lasting. You can expect to have this grill for years.
We hope that you have a good summer grilling on a built-in gas grill, be it natural gas or propane or an inside grill or an outside one.