Tight budget for an outdoor grill? No problem. If you're not keen on spending much or only get occasional use out of a grill, you can certainly spend less. Buzzrake collected opinions on grills that retail online for an average of $50 or less to find out what they have in common. We looked at user opinions on their subjective traits (how well they perform, how easy they are to use and so on) as well as a summary of their technical specifications. Here are our conclusions:
- If you want a cheap grill, you'll need to focus on charcoal. While there are several propane options available, you'll find charcoal models almost exclusively in this price range.
- As most of the cheaper models are charcoal, you're looking at slower start-up and slower cooking times.
- Cheaper grills are smaller with smaller cooking areas.
- Inexpensive models tend to be less visually appealing and more about practicality.
- Most of the models in this price range are portable models.
- Brands like Weber and Char-Broil offer grills at less than $50, but you are likely to come across many generic models or brands you are unfamiliar with as well.