Do you barbecue often? Do you host backyard parties and flip 50 patties in a given Saturday afternoon? If this sounds like you, you're probably looking for a grill that can take a beating. Not all can; some warp, rust, fall apart all too soon leaving you stuck on no notice. How will you know which grills are heavy duty and which are not?
You could read a bunch of online reviews, but how about an analysis of thousands of reviews that basically does all the work for you? Buzzrake collected user opinions from across the web to find out what makes some grills more durable than others, and which grills leave all the others behind. We have found the following:
- Pricey models tend to be more durable. When it comes to grills, you really are getting more for your money. Grills that cost upwards of $280 had the highest durability ratings on average.
- Propane grills are more durable than charcoal ones on average. That shouldn't be a huge surprise, as charcoal grills get handled far more by the use, and parts get removed and put back together more often for filling and cleanup.
- High BTU = higher durability. This probably goes together with high price, as we have seen that more expensive units tend to offer higher BTU ratings.
- Durability goes hand in hand with other great features like high quality, quick start up, and satisfying grill features. The grills rated highest for durability are really a win-win for almost everything else.
The top rated brands for durability are Kingsford, Fuego, Char-Griller and Cuisinart. Weber and Dyna-Glo aren't far behind ,either. The bottom rated brands for durability are Coleman and Bayou Classic.
Check out our list of the top rated products for durability.