Best outdoor grills for 2013

Good Housekeeping
(Photo courtesy of Weber)

(Photo courtesy of Weber)

Bring on the burgers! Of the 12 gas grills we evaluated, these three really got us fired up.










1. Best Overall

Weber Spirit Gas Grill SP-320

($600, sears.com)

This compact grill with three burners was ranked easiest to use. It heats evenly and rarely flares. Helpful add-ons include a warming rack, hooks for grilling tools, a thermometer — and even a nifty condiment shelf.


Weber Spirit Gas Grill SP-320

(Photo courtesy of Brinkmann)


2. Bargain Buy

Brinkmann Medallion 5-Burner Gas Grill 810-4580-SB

($400; homedepot.com)

Get more burners for your buck (38 patties fit!) — great when hosting a crowd. We love the lighted controls and the manual with cooking tips.


(See more: The best shopping deals in May)


Char-Broil Tru-Infrared Commercial 4-Burner T-47D

(Photo courtesy of Char-Broil)

3. Total Multitasker

Char-Broil Tru-Infrared Commercial 4-Burner T-47D

($500, lowes.com)

Four burners — each with its own thermometer to fine-tune temps for different foods — sear beautifully. Top-notch customer service, too.




How We Tested

We sizzled 90-plus lbs. of steak, chicken, and more to see how they cooked.

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