Summer is on its way again and what could make it a great time, aside from going to the beach, is to have a griller on your side! Even if you have to get a new one, but you’re budget is a little tight these days, you don’t have to worry. You can find  gas  grills that are light on the pocket but still very handy. Your 200 bucks can get you a long way. But don’t always expect to get a full sized  gas  grills equipped with a complete set of burners like rotisseries, side burner or infrared. To get you started, here are among of the best  gas  grills for your $200 budget.

Coleman RoadTrip LXX Grill

Aside from the price, what made Coleman Roadtrip LX stand out from other cost-efficient  gas  grills is its versatility. You are not secluded in just using this unit in your backyard, but you can also use it pretty much everywhere. You can bring it outside for a great family outdoor bonding, camping trip, tailgating and more.

To get an overview, here are its specifications.

  • 285 square inches cooking area
  • 22000 BTUs adjustable cooking power
  • Mix and match grill, griddles and stove grates
  • Porcelain coated grill surfaces
  • brushed stainless-steel table inserts
  • Legs and wheels fold up for easy packing and transport
  • InstaStart Matchless lighting
  • 47 in. x 19 in. x 34 in

It is fuelled by propane  gas , has a cooking surface of 285 sq. inch which is rather large for a portable grill. The 2 independently controlled burners have a heat capacity of 11,000 BTUs on each burner totaling to 22,000 BTUs overall, great for searing your steaks. It also weighs for an estimated of 50 pounds and has a dimension of 47″ L x 19″ W x 34″ H when fully assembled, which proves it to be really portable. But it doesn’t stop there, its actual design also adds convenience making it very easy to move it around, transport the unit and keep it in storage since it can be folded to a compact size and its large handle and wheels are great for easy pulling.

It also comes with a pretty cool feature of interchangeable cooking grill, griddle and stove grates which you can’t normally see on any grills. This way, you can customize the grill to your liking and allows you to mix and match its parts, though extra accessories may be sold separately. It is made up of cast iron and porcelain-coated grill surfaces, brushed stainless-steel table inserts and removable grease tray which make it durable and easy to clean. Additional features that we may find on other grills but really contribute lots of help and convenience can also be found here. It has an InstaStart Technology for faster and matchless lighting, built-in tool holders, sliding tables and thermometer for convenient design and use for cooking. Although its actual price costs more than $200 bucks, you can usually find this priced lower at around $180 which is really a great deal especially with a budget of just 200 dollars. Not to mention, Coleman also offers 3 year limited warranty for this product. You can also buy accessories that can help make cooking better, save on fuel expenses and protect your grill. This allows you to enjoy grilling for longer period!

Char-Broil 2-Burner  Gas  Grill

If you are looking for something basic for simple grilling, then all you need is to just look for grills with 2 burners. You don’t actually need to pay a lot for a basic grill and look any further, Char-Broil got you covered. Char-Broil has been one of the popular manufacturing brands known for offering inexpensive grills. They usually offer products with lot of features but may also have several flaws at the same time. Nevertheless, you can still maximize your experience with Char-Broil, you just need extra care handling the unit to keep it longer.

To give you a kick start, here’s a rundown of it features.

  • 26,500 BTU Main Burner
  • 280 Square Inch primary cooking area
  • Durable porcelain steel lid and firebox
  • Piezo push button ignition
  • Full from panel and 6″ wheels
  • 280 square inch primary cooking surface
  • Compact grill with two independent burners and 26,000 BTUs of heat
  • Porcelain-coated wire cooking grates, durable porcelain steel lid and firebox
  • Powered by liquid propane
  • Two plastic side shelves with handles and tool hooks

This Char-Broil is a 2 burner  gas  grill with a 280 square inch primary cooking area and physical size of 19 X 49 X 41.5 inches on length, width and height. The cooking size is enough to serve a small family and the overall dimension is just right to fit in any backyard. It’s not going to take up too much space and you can easily keep it in storage since it comes with 2 caster wheels, making it easier to move it around. The two burners are also not to be underestimated. They have pretty good heat capacity of 26,000 BTUs which give a good average heat efficiency ratio of heat capacity to its size. It also comes with push button ignition for easy lighting and built-in temperature gauge to help you monitor what’s happening inside. You can also control the two burners independently which is really great for better control of the heat or temperature appropriate for the food that you’re grilling.

However the construction quality of the grill is where it came in short, which are mostly the drawbacks of Char-Broil grills as well. It has lots of parts so assembling can take quite some time. Some users feel that the grill is quite flimsy given that it weighs pretty light for its dimension. But given with an estimated price of even lesser than $100, this grill is big enough and gives good value for the price. Replacement parts for Char-Broil grills can easily be found in the market and be bought at low price. But just a reminder, if you find yourself keep on replacing its parts, then it might be a better decision to buy a whole new grill instead, as the money you spent for replacing them might be more expensive when accumulated. Average users gave it 3.5 out of 5 rating.

Thermos 4-Burner  Gas  Grill

Now if you think that is all you can get for $200, but still not enough for what you need then you haven’t seen the Thermos 4 Burner  gas  grill. That’s right, it comes with four burners! Normally, full sized traditional grills are a lot pricier and mostly within the price range of $500. So to get to the point, below is a list of its features.

Product Description:

  • 480 square inches primary cooking area
  • 205 secondary warming rack
  • 48000 BTUs for main burners and 10,000 for side burner
  • 4 burner  gas  grill
  • Porcelain stamped steel primary cooking grate
  • Porcelain coated warming rack
  • Stainless steel insert lid with black porcelain steel control panel
  • Fascia’s electronic ignition, full frontal panel
  • 56 in x 23 in x 44.5 in

Since the Thermos  gas  grill comes with four burners, the unit can definitely heat up high and fast, searing your foods very well. The cooking area is also large enough to cook for your family or serve for a small crowd when hosting a personal party in your backyard. Plus, this unit also includes a warming rack, which helps when heating the sauces for your meat or warming the side dishes to pair with your delicious cooked meal. It has some stainless steel parts, but mostly made of porcelain coated steel. The construction is okay and stands firm, but it may get easily dented when hit by an object really hard. But that’s the compromise done by the manufacturer to be able to offer a  gas  grill with some hefty features.

It also comes with an electric ignition for easy and matchless lighting and two cast wheels to make it easier for us to move it around or keep it in storage. For its features and size, this makes it an appealing deal for us, offering great value for our money. It even got 4 out 5 user ratings which proves to be one of the best  gas  grills for just under $200 budget. For some, this might be priced higher than 200 dollars, but if you really look meticulously in all shops and even online stores, you can get this for a price of $200.

In Conclusion

Even though they say that we get what we pay for, that’s not always the case. You can still find inexpensive  gas  grills that offer great deals and value for your money. And finding the best in the market is not always the same for each of us since it depends on how we use them and based on our needs.