Hello, my grill friend and outdoor enthusiast! Are you curious which grills are the best grills under 150 dollars and which will be right for you in this price range? Today, let’s get that all sorted out.
I’ve scoured the markets for the best grills that you can buy and narrowed it down to the target wallet zone. I’ll put some other information in there, too, so that you can determine which of them will work out best for your particular situation.
Best Grills Under 150 Dollars
|Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill||38.5 x 22.5 x 27 inches||4.6/5|
|Char-Broil Classic Gas Grill||24.1 x 51.2 x 43.5 inches||4.3/5|
|Cuisinart CGG-180 Petit Gas Grill||16 x 16.5 x 31.5 inches||4/5|
Best Grills under 150 Dollars
I recommend these grills if you are looking for a decent grill for a low price. Take a look the features of the grills so you will make sure which is the best for you.
Weber Original Kettle
The Weber Original Kettle (model 14401001) is a porcelain enameled black traditional bowl style charcoal grill with heat resistant handles. There’s also a copper and a green model, but black is the most popular color. The grill is 22 inches in diameter, so you can fit at least two full racks of ribs, possibly four, and about eight to ten very large hamburger patties.
Unlike other traditional bowl style grills, this model has an ash catch, so that you can simply empty the pan beneath the grill to clean it, rather than having to empty the whole thing out and sift through the charcoals, ash, and charcoal bits.
Heat is controlled through the metal disk at the top by turning the holes to either match or block the intake on the grill. The edges of the metal grill grate have hinges so that you can turn them upwards to stir your coals and stoke your fire. The edges of the side handles have little hooks attached, and the lid has a thermometer.
Who is this grill for?
The Weber Original Kettle is a good fit for someone who likes the flavoring of charcoal or who wants to get started into all the different flavors of wood grilling. It’s a grill for someone who just wants to keep things simple and focus on the food instead. It can cook for about four people, so it’s best for just a few people or a small family. If you love the flavor of food that is grilled on charcoal, then you should check my other charcoal grills.
Does this grill have any problems?
This grill has one problem, and it’s that assembly isn’t a pleasant task. If parts are assembled in the wrong order, or if the grill is put together wrong, things won’t go very well. So, take your time and follow the instructions carefully. Look at the video of unboxing and assembling the grill.
Char-Broil Classic 360
The Char-Broil Classic 360 follows Char-Broil’s tradition of naming its grills after their square inches of grilling surface space. The cooking area is 26 inches long by 14 inches deep for 360 square inches of space. This liquid propane grill has 3 burners and a push-button to start the Piezo electronic ignition system.
As far as features go, this grill is endowed with a warming rack that can be adjusted and moved out of the way for unimpeded space when you want to grill something large. It also has two side shelves – they can’t be folded down, but it’s still pretty great. The area underneath the grill is a good size for the liquid propane container and the front is shielded.
Does this grill work soundly?
The Char-Broil Classic does a pretty good job of grilling, but it has an issue with the regulator and Piezo ignition system. The regulator, as well as the Piezo ignition system, are known for failing early on, but if they last a while, they’ll last at least few years. So if you have any problems with them, simply contact Char-Broil with your warranty and they’ll send you out some replacement parts to take care of the problem.
Who is this grill for?
Propane grills are great for someone who doesn’t want to wait around for a charcoal grill to heat up to the right temperature, and who wants more control over the cooking speeds of the grill. Because it’s got multiple burners, they can be controlled individually to create different cooking speeds in different areas of the grill. It’s a good choice for a family size of about four or less, and the side workstation tables are very handy. You think gas grills would come handy for you? Take a look of these propane grills and see what they have to offer.
Cuisinart Petit Gourmet
Cuisinart has a Petit Gourmet model CGG-180 that’s quite good. It’s a portable gas grill that can be expanded to be free-standing at a comfortable grilling height. It has a single 5,500 BTU burner with a twist-to-start ignition system. It folds up completely with a locking lid and a handle.
The grill surface is 145 square inches – that’s 16 inches long by 9 inches wide. It is big enough to cook about four to six very large hamburger patties, and about the same number of chicken breasts or fish fillets.
Is this a good grill?
The Petit Gourmet is a pretty okay grill. It’s very important not to leave this grill unattended when cooking on the highest heat setting as the plastic parts can catch fire or melt. The sparker will tend to last a long time or fail right away. Cooking larger items can take a while because the burner is about half as powerful as a traditional propane grill, but this model wasn’t built for the purpose of competing with those grills. Save your warranty, and if you have any problems, just contact the company for help.
What kind of situation is the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet for?
This grill excels for someone who doesn’t have a lot of space for a grill and needs to put it away in a small space, such as an RV, camping, or an apartment complex where balconies must be kept free from clutter. It’s got enough space to cook for one or two people, so it’s best for a single person or married couple.
A quick Word about Grills and Rusting
Remember that all grills will have rust issues if they’re left exposed to the weather elements, no matter how much they cost or how good they are. Protect your investment with a grill cover and move it out of the elements when you aren’t using it to get the longest life out of your grill. Here is another tip for preventing rust on your grill.
I found that the best picks of grills in this price range comprise of the Weber Original Kettle for traditional charcoal grill lovers, the Char-Broil Classic 360 for propane cooks, and the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet for the travel or space-minded folk.