No matter what is occasion is when we are about to party outside or at home we need Grill machine. And the problem is we find difficulties for choosing the best one for non-frequently usage. Today I am here to help you to choose the best one according to your requirements.

Here is my Top 10 picks for Best Small gas grill available in the market:

Top 10 Small Gas Grill 2020 - My Top Picks

1. Fuego FELG21C Element Gas Grill Carbon Steel

2. Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill

3. Napoleon TravelQ TQ285

4. Char-Broil Patio Bistro Infrared Gas Grill

5. Weber® Q 3200 Gas Grill

6. Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Gas Grill

7. Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burners Liquid Propane Gas Grill

8. Char-Broil Portable 240 Liquid Propane Gas Grill

9. Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill

10. Blackstone 28” griddle Propane Gas Grill

​So this is up to you which kind of small gas grill you want. You just find out your option and choose one from the list without any hesitation.

Quick Specifications:

Name

Fuego FELG21C Element Gas Grill

Weber 51010001 Q1200

 Napoleon TravelQ TQ285

Char-Broil

Weber® Q 3200

Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D

Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burners

Char-Broil Portable 240

Smoke Hollow PT 300B

Blackstone 28” Griddle

Type

Carbon Steel Gas Grill

Liquid Propane Grill

Portable Propane Grill

Patio Bistro Infrared Gas Grill

Liquid Propane Grill

Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Propane Gas Grill

Propane Gas

Grill

Type

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Rating

Picture

Cooking Area

346 sq. inch

189 sq. inch

285 sq. inch

320 sq. inch

393 sq. inch

507 sq. inch

595 sq. inch

240 sq. inch

288 sq. inch

470 sq. inch

Heating Ability

21,000 BTUs

8,500 BTUs

6,000 BTUs

13,000 BTUs

21,700 BTUs

36,000 BTUs

36,000 BTUs

9,000 BTUs

10,000 BTUs

34,000 BTUs

Burners

2

1

2

2

2

3

4

1

U

2 H

Material Type

Carbon Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Aluminum

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Item Weight

73 pounds

29 pounds

15.58 pounds

43 pounds

83.8 pounds

76 pounds

50.7 pounds

21.3 pounds

20.9 pounds

75 pounds

Dimension

21 x 21 x 44 inches

20.5 x 40.9 x 24.6 inches

22.8 x 19.2 x 14 inches

24.4 x 25.2 x 38.2 inches

55.5 x 50.2 x 30 inches

22.8 x 49.1 x 45 inches

24.1 x 54.3 x 43.5 inches

16.2 x 24.8 x 13.3 inches

17.2 x 27.4 x 12.1 inches

44.5 x 19.5 x 33.5 inches

1. Fuego FELG21C Element Gas Grill Carbon Steel

Key features:

Ø 21" heavy-duty 15lb porcelain-enamel cast iron grate

Ø 346 square inch primary cooking area

Ø Element's patent pending dual zone burner

Ø Hinged door for propane tank storage

Ø Electronic ignition

You know the best part of this small grill is its design. Uniquely it was designed by former Apple’s chief engineer Robert Brunner. The size of this grill is very convenient and you won’t bother carrying this little machine.

It will comfortably suit your foyer without occupying much space.

Now let’s talk about its usability. As we know design is not everything for any product. Without workability design fades away. But In this case I can assure that this is not gonna happen.

Discussing about its specs, this grill can heat up to 500 Fahrenheit within just 5 minutes. So you see it has great heating power indeed. Besides due to its 21" heavy-duty 15lb porcelain-enamel cast iron grate you will get perfect sear marks on your grilled meat and it causes constant heating atmosphere as well.

This grill occupies a large space of 36"H x 23"Dia which will allow you to cook a very good amount of foods without any hassle. I am sure you don’t need to worry about the guest lists anymore.

One more thing that needs to describe is its fuel tank support. You can cook over 20 hours using single fuel tank. There is no doubt about its efficiency at all. You can easily use this for reheating grilled items.

Pros:

  • Very Large cooking area
  • ​Fast heating capability
  • ​Easy to clean
  • Anti-tilt locking wheels

Cons:

  • You need to spend more bucks to buy it.


2. Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill

Key features:

Ø 189 square inch total cooking area

Ø 8500 BTU-per-hour heat produced by one burner

Ø Disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP cylinder

Ø Infinite control burner valve settings

Ø Electronic ignition

We shouldn’t have any doubt about the quality of Weber products in this grill industry. If you haven’t heard about them then it won’t take much time to know them. The Q series is one of the finest series offered by Weber.

Especially this product that I am talking about is being reviewed pretty well since it released. It might be small but able to help you prepare good amount of your grilled foods at a time.

As it was designed for small-scale usage that’s why it costs less than most of the products with this compatibility in the market.

It occupies 189 square total cooking areas. So it’s not so small. The most important feature of this grill is its heating capability. It can burn about 8500 BTU-per-hour by a single burner. So it is best for fast cooking.

With functionality like infinite control burner valve and electronic ignition, it is a great machine with simple usability. The user won’t find any hassle to use it.

Pros:

  • Fast heating capability
  • ​Easy and efficient design of lid
  • ​Budget friendly
  • Various colors

Cons:

  • Doesn’t occupy much space. Best suited for medium amount of food

3. Napoleon TravelQ TQ285

Key features:

Ø 285 square inch total cooking area

Ø 6000 BTU-per-hour heat produced by one burner

Ø Disposable 1 pound propane bottle

Ø On knob piezoelectric ignition

If you want to conquer all the odds that are occurred while doing an amazing outdoor party with the facility of grilling then you have choice. That is Napoleon. Yeah, I am talking about the Napoleon TravelQ TQ285 gas grill.

It is portable and can be used anywhere out of the house. I believe my list would be incomplete if I don’t include this portable and lightweight grill master. So without wasting time let’s dig into its features and specialties.

We often see grills that look good and are compact in design but fail to produce efficient amount of heat but for this grill that is not true. It has two 6,000 BTU burners which is made of stainless steel and is responsible for great heating power.

This gas grill holds 285 square inch cooking area which is I think pretty decent to cook for the small outdoor party. With the help of features like Hood-mounted temperature gauge and on knob piezoelectric ignition this enameled stamped steel constructed grill is very useful and due to its folding legs and locking lid it is easy to use as well.

Pros:

  • Compact design and lightweight
  • ​Easy to use and carry
  • ​Good amount of heating ability
  • Portable

Cons:

  • Costly comparing other small sized gas grill
  • The built quality is not so durable. Carefully usage is advised



4. Char-Broil Patio Bistro Infrared Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 320 square inch total cooking area

Ø 13,000 BTU-per-hour heat produced by the grill altogether

Ø Porcelain coated steel grate

Ø On knob piezoelectric ignition

Ø It weighs 43 pounds

Ø Two wheels at the bottom

The name says a lot about this grill. This is an advanced technology which merges gas grill with infrared that allows the grill to heat more with less burning capability. It is one of the finest small gas grills currently available in the industry.

If you are looking a small one with decent price this can be a good choice for you.

This grill comes with 320 square inch of cooking area which is enough to do regular outdoor grilling. The porcelain coated steel cooking grate is well designed to deliver a good cooking experience.

It is amazing in design and can be a product of easy and simple usage.

You might get confused with the BTU of this grill which is altogether 13,000. But with the help of infrared technology used in this grill can ensure a better heating by increasing the heat in the grill.

The review of this product is very good and I think it is a considerable choice in this price range under $200.

Pros:

  • Easy to move because of two wheels at the bottom
  • ​Budget friendly
  • ​Infrared technology
  • ​Good heating power

Cons:

  • Not so durable. Seems lightweight
  • It takes time to preheat.

5. Weber® Q 3200 Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 393 square inch total cooking area

Ø 21,700 BTU-per-hour heat produced by two burners

Ø Disposable 20 pounds cylinder

Ø Infinite control burner valve settings

Ø Easy- start electronic ignition

Ø cast aluminum lid

Ø Built in lid thermometer

I believe a list will be proper if there are different kinds of products for different users. This is a grill with advanced features in a compact size. But it is really an expensive staff indeed. You can get various grills of this size by half of its price. So why to buy it?

When we review any product there at least one or two flaws we find but that can be counted as adjustable. For this one there is nothing like that. Amazing built quality, Profound heating ability, various features for easy to use.

This is really a good staff to have one at home.

This grill comes with 468 square inch of total cooking area and its primary cooking area is 393 square inch. The cooking grates are made of porcelain-enameled cast iron and lid is made of titanium. So you can’t doubt on its durability.

There are two burners which are capable of producing 21,700 BTU per hour altogether. So this is immense heat to create an amazing grilling experience.

Grill-Out handle light, infinite control burner valve and settings easy-start electronic ignition are the amazing features that make this amazedly designed grill a complete machine.

Pros:

  • Extremely durable and well designed
  • ​Extreme heating power
  • ​Easy to use and clean open cart design
  • ​Grill-out handle light
  • Removable catch pan

Cons:

  • This is an expensive staff comparing others.


6. Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 507 square inch total cooking area with 390 square inch primary cooking area

Ø 12,00 BTU-per-hour heat produced by each of 3 burners

Ø Double wall stainless steel lid

Ø Infinite control burner valve settings

Ø Electronic pulse ignition

Well it is a list for small gas grill and there is no doubt about that. But in this list there is a grill which not so small likes others in the list. It is little bit bigger but not that big that you will find it tough to handle.

I put this grill because some people have the necessity of medium sized gas grill. This Dyna-Glo is a master to produce great amount of heat easily.

It comes with 507 square inch total cooking space where 390 square inch is the primary cooking space. And rest space comes from the foldable tables which are in both size of the grill. This amount space ensures a good amount of foods to be cooked on the top of the grill.

And you can easily use the rest space for some other staffs.

The 3 burners can produce 36,000 BTU per hour altogether which is I believe is more than enough for preheating quickly as well as to cook the foods with ease.

The best part of this grill is its intelligent build quality. Double wall stainless steel lid ensures retaining the heat. Besides Stainless steel straight burners makes it durable and Steel Heat tents protect the burners.

You will get heavy gauge porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates makes perfect sear marks.

And of course the Infinite control valve setting provides ease of usage and ensures great grilling experience.

Pros:

  • Fast and powerful heating
  • ​Offers large space
  • ​Amazing and durable built quality
  • Burners can be individually operated

Cons:

  • It is neither portable nor lightweight


7. Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burners Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 595 square inch total cooking area with 405 square inch primary cooking area

Ø 9,000 BTU-per-hour heat produced by each of 4 burners

Ø Double wall stainless steel lid

Ø Electronic pulse ignition

Char-Broil is really a trustworthy brand in case of grills. They offer various kinds of grills in different price range which are suitable for various users. Among their great products I believe this 4 -burners gas grill is a staggering product to have one at home.

It comes with 595 square inch total cooking space where 405 square inch is the primary cooking space. And rest space comes from the foldable tables which are in both size of the grill. This amount space ensures a good amount of foods to be cooked on the top of the grill.

And you can easily use the rest space for some other staffs.

The 4 burners can produce 36,000 BTU per hour altogether which is I believe is more than enough for preheating quickly as well as to cook the foods with ease.

The best part of this grill is its intelligent build quality. Double wall stainless steel lid ensures retaining the heat. Besides Stainless steel straight burners makes it durable and Steel Heat tents protect the burners.

You will get heavy gauge porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates makes perfect sear marks.

And of course the Infinite control valve setting provides ease of usage and ensures great grilling experience.

Pros:

  • Powerful heating
  • ​Easy to carry
  • ​Offers large space
  • ​Amazing and durable built quality
  • ​burners can be individually operated

Cons:

  • Not a portable staff


8. Char-Broil Portable 240 Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 240 square inch total cooking area

Ø 9,000 BTU-per-hour heat produced by one burner

Ø Disposable 1 pound propane bottle

This is the Char-Broil Portable 240 gas grill. It is portable and can be used anywhere out of the house. I believe my list would be incomplete if I don’t include this portable and lightweight grill master. So without wasting time let’s dig into its features and specialties.

We often see grills that look good and are compact in design but fail to produce efficient amount of heat but for this grill that is not true. It has one 9,500 BTU burners which is made of stainless steel and is responsible for great heating power.

Most important fact about it is its price. It is not expensive like other portable gas grill. It is true that we don’t often use the portable one that’s why it hurts much when we buy expensive one.

This grill is here to rescue you from that problem with almost same facility.

This gas grill holds 240 square inch cooking area which is I think pretty decent to cook for the small outdoor party.

With the help of features like Hood-mounted temperature gauge and on knob piezoelectric ignition this enameled stamped steel constructed grill is very useful.

Pros:

  • Budget friendly
  • ​Compact design and lightweight
  • ​Easy to use and carry
  • ​Good amount of heating ability
  • Portable

Cons:

  • The built quality is not so durable. Carefully usage is advised


9. Smoke Hollow PT 300B Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 288 square inch total cooking area

Ø 10,00 BTUs-per-hour heat produced by ‘U’ burner

Ø foldable stainless steel legs

This is the Smoke Hollow’s tabletop gas grill. It is portable and can be used anywhere out of the house. I believe my list would be incomplete if I don’t include this portable and lightweight grill master.

It has pretty durable body which can last long. So without wasting time let’s dig into its features and specialties.

It has one 10,000 BTU burners which is made of stainless steel and is responsible for great heating power. And comparing its size it is more than enough to have this one for decent amount of heating.

Most important fact about it is its price. It is not expensive like other portable gas grill. It is true that we don’t often use the portable one that’s why it hurts much when we buy expensive one.

This grill is here to rescue you from that problem with almost same facility.

This gas grill holds 288 square inch cooking area which is I think pretty decent to cook for the small outdoor party. So if you are looking for small use and with the minimum cost then it can be your life savior for sure.

Pros:

  • Cheap in cost
  • ​Durable enough
  • ​Easy to use and carry
  • ​Good amount of heating ability
  • Portable

Cons:

  • No notable advanced features

10. Blackstone 28” griddle Propane Gas Grill

Key features:

Ø 470 square inch total cooking area

Ø 34,000 BTU-per-hour heat produced by one burner

Ø Disposable 1 pound propane bottle

Well it is always great to have one product from Blackstone. They produce really good staff with minimum costing. I have this amazing powerhouse but small in size and easy to carry. This is Blackstone 28” griddle.

It is not heavy in size and does not have complex design. Its simple design with extreme heating capability makes it a good one to choose for perfect grilling experience.

It has 470 square inch cooking area. So there must not be any problem with space at all. Besides it is simple in design so you won’t find any hassle to use it.

The ‘H’ shaped two burners are capable of producing extreme heat for grilling. It can produce 34,000 BTUs per hour. So there is no doubt about its heating capability.

The factor which is to be considered that is its top. It is not like the other grills. It has steel griddle top without any cooking grates. So you won’t be able to make sear marks on your grilled foods.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • ​Offers much space
  • Extreme heating capability

Cons:

  • No cooking grates
  • Notable advanced features are included



Small gas grill buying guide; Things to consider when buying one

I understand that if you need to but small gas grill then of course you need that grill for occasional purposes. But it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to buy a precise and sturdy grill for your grilling.

It is time when you should careful buying brisket knives for best cooking experience and foods and grills are much more important thing when you are about to do grilling at your home or outside. So everything matters for best grilling experience.

That’s why I will help to understand that which features are most important and on which you should emphasize on.

Faster heating ability:

As we don’t like to wait much time for heating of grills that’s why you should first consider the heating ability and how fast it can heat up the grill. So you must look for higher BTUs enabled grills.

So it will be able to heat faster and you don’t need bother by waiting long.

Besides preheating is very important for perfect grilling. The grill must be preheated properly as it matter a lot for preparing perfect grilled foods. So you should look for grills that are able preheat the grill quickly and properly.

Multiple burners:

Nowadays you will find various grills that are equipped with multiple burners. This has sheer impact on grill. Most of the multiple burners can be operated separately. That’s why you will be able to operate the burners easily.

One more thing which is if it needs to reduce the heat of grill for slow cooking or any other purposes it will be easy for you to do that. So next time look for the grill that has multiple burners and the burners can be operated separately.

Material of lid and grates:

The lid of the grill is very impactful for retaining the heat produced by the burners. If the lid is made of good and sustainable metal then it will help the meats to be boiled quickly and properly.

I have mentioned those grills that have good quality lid. Some of them are double layered lid. There is one which lid is made of titanium and that is amazing. So it won’t be a good decision if you go for a poor made lid which is made of cheap materials.

The same thing works for grates. If it is not good in quality then there is a chance that it will spoil the taste of the food by getting melted by the heat of the burners.

Sturdiness in portable ones:

These days the demand of portable gas grill is increasing. Due to its carrying ability and easy to use people tend to use this type of grill for small outdoor party or on holiday.

So there are various kinds of portable gas grills are available in the market. But don’t get confused with just advanced features. You must look for sturdiness in build quality rather advanced features. The reason is simple.

You are about to carry this grill a lot and it will face manhandling a lot due to that. So if the grill is not strong enough then after some days it will get broken and it will tough for you to carry it properly.

Advanced features:

Lastly you should look for various features that will make the grill easy to use. Features like electric ignition, on knob piezoelectric ignition are pretty helpful for easy usage. So you should look for these kinds of features on the grill.

Safety tips for using gas grill

Although the grills nowadays are made in a way that it cost any accident but we have to be cautious enough to avoid accident from grill especially when we are using gas grill.

  • You better be grilling outside of your home and from any safe distance. Make sure that there is no valuable structures are not close to it which can hampered due to burning
  • ​Before using the grill check the grill properly that it doesn’t have any issue.
  • ​Always clean the grill after using. It will help the grill to be safer for long time
  • ​You must always check propane leaks every time before you use the grill
  • ​Always be ready to put out fire.
  • For portable gas grills you must not put it down hard. It can cause damage to the cylinder.

How to make perfect sear marks

We all know how good looking the sear marks are on the surface of grilled meat. And it gives us the perfect picture of the meat. Besides the real look that it provides, it is very important to seal in juiciness into the grilled meat.

But it is unfortunate that we don’t often get those marks. Sometimes it gets burnt more or they don’t look good. So today I am gonna tell you how to do it. You just follow the steps are given below:

· Preheating is very important. It is essential to preheat your for at least 15 minutes. Make sure that the lid of the grill is closed.

· We often do mistakes by oiling the grills too much but not oiling the vegetables or meat enough instead. But the professionals suggest oiling the vegetables or the meat you use instead of oiling the grill. Because oiling the grill leads to burning the skin of the meat. So next time don’t do this mistake again

· Don’t try to make sear marks on both sides. You just do it on the side that you want to show. Because if you try to do it on both sides the food might get overcooked

· After placing the meat or vegetables on the grill let them sear. When you see it releases from the grill then you should move for the next step. If you are not sure then check it by you spatula on one corner of the food.

· Now turn the meat or vegetables one quarter turn then let it sear for a while; But not as long as the previous one. Then flip it finally.

Wrapping Up

It is kind of hard job to find the suitable grill for our use as there are so many options available which creates lot of hesitations for the users. So this list is to clear all the confusions of users. I believe if you follow this list then you will get the best product for yourself.

I haven’t put the products that are good. Keeping the price and how it is perfect for the product this is thing that follow while choosing the list. Besides there are so many options for you whether it is portable or not portable, expensive or cheap, every kinds of products are there.

And one constant quality that every product from this list possesses is ‘value for money’.

So you won’t be deceived anymore by the fancy advertisement on the internet.

Happy Grilling!