Do you love steaks? Are you looking for the perfect grill for cooking steaks? If you are looking for a grill and don’t have any idea how to choose one, this article can help you. I will share with you a list of the best grill for steaks in the market that I have compiled, and I will give you some information on how to choose the right one.
TOP 5 BEST GRILL FOR STEAKS 2019
Now that I have given you some of the basic ideas when choosing a grill, it is time to examine the best grills you can use for cooking steaks in the market and compare them.
1) Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill (Editor’s Choice)
This is one of the most economical and amazing grills out there. It is a porcelain-enameled bowled and lid with a reinforced nylon handles. It has a compact size that is perfect if you have a small yard. It is very affordable and easy to mobilize with its built-in wheels. This is an amazing product if you are into grilling steaks once in a while.
This 480 square inch grill is a thing of beauty. Your neighbors will surely envy you for its design and grilling prowess. From its porcelain-coated grates to stainless steel burners, Char-Broil seemed to have made a very competitive gas grill. An additional 180 square inch warming rack is installed in the grill bringing its total capacity to 660 square inches of grilling space. It has a lid mounted temperature gauge which makes sure you get the perfect heat for searing those yummy steaks.
If four burners are just too much for you, then the grill from Dyna-Glo might suit you. It has a futuristic design and three effective burners to grill your steak perfectly. The grates are very durable as they are made from cast iron and coated with enamel. It has a temperature gauge and two side tables which add some work space.
Char-Griller’s charcoal grill is another product that you will probably love. It has an incredible airtight flanged hood, and it has a heat gauge. The grill is made out of heavy gauge steel, and the grates are made of cast-iron. I think these are wonderful features as it helps spread the heat evenly around the grill. Its grates can also be adjusted by raising them up or low.
This propane powered gas grill has a design that should be the envy of most of your neighbors. It has a collapsible stand and with wheels and it folds conveniently for compact storage and easy transport. It has a porcelain-coated cast-iron surface which is durable and easy to clean. It has 20,000 BTU for heating. This is probably the most enticing device if you are a barbecue fan who wants to bring along the grill anywhere.
Grilling is a very popular and enjoyable method of cooking. The aroma and sweetness of the food items, often meat products, being grilled is just so satiating. Grilling steaks makes family and friendly get together very satisfying. It also makes enjoying watching your favorite sports game during the weekends more exciting and lively.
A grilling machine or tool is just a simple contraption. The main parts of a grill are just the cooking surface and the area where you put the fuel source which is either gas or charcoal.
There are several varieties of grills that can be used to cook steaks, but the most common are the charcoal and gas powered ones. I will focus more on these types as they are the most convenient to use and they flood the market.
|Rankings||Best overall||2nd option||3rd option||4th option||5th option|
|Built||Porcelain-enameled Steel||Stainless steel and aluminum||Stainless steel burners and aluminum coated||Heavy gauge steel||Cast-iron coated surfaces|
|Highlights||+ Grates are made from heavy duty steel|
+ Aluminum ash catcher
|+ Porcelain-coated grates|
+ Temperature gauge
+ Side lidded burner
+ 660 total cooking area
|+ Additional side tables|
+ Temperature gauge
+ 36,000 BTU Heat
+ Heavy Duty cast-iron enameled grates
+ Easy ignition system
|+ Additional work tables|
+ Cast iron grates
+ Bottom shelf
+ Temperature gauge
+ Flanged hood
|+ Foldable stand|
+ Sliding tables
+ Easy to transport
+ Compact design
GAS VS. CHARCOAL GRILLS FOR STEAKS
Choosing between gas and charcoal grill to cook your steak is a highly debatable topic. If you frequent website forums that tackle about grilling and barbecue you will find two sides arguing which is better among these two types.
You already know by now that grilling is a method of cooking. Furthermore, there are three grilling methods or ways to cook your meat.
- Direct heating – This is the type of grilling where the food item directly below the heated charcoal or heating element of a gas grill.
- Convection heating – This is the process wherein the food and the heat source are on opposite sides, and the cooking surface lid is closed. This process cooks food by heating convection. This is more popularly known as the 2-zone grilling.
- Indirect smoking and heating – This is the process wherein the fuel source is in another chamber usually lower than the main cooking chamber. Food or meat is cooked when the heat and smoke from the fuel source flow through the cooking chamber.
The goal of these processes is to sear your meat especially your steaks. You sear your meat by exposing the surface of your meat to extreme heat.
This exposure will lead to the caramelization of the steak’s crust and the spices that you have poured on it while the meat’s interior cook to your desired temperature. Searing your steak gives it an amazing texture and incredible flavor.
1) The case of charcoal grills
Charcoal grills are really amazing and can be considered as the best grill for searing steaks. Charcoal grills can get hot faster than gas grills and heat, intense heat, is what you need to get your steaks well seared.
Charcoal grills can give you a crispy surface outside and a juicy pinkish meat inside. In addition, you also get that strong smoke flavor which has a quite good to taste.
What I don’t like with charcoal grills though is it can put your property at risk. This type is suitable for outdoor cooking and not from high rise condos or apartments. The temperature of charcoal is difficult to gauge, and you will constantly need to add charcoal to the fuel chamber to maintain the heat.
You will need more accessories when using a charcoal grill such as tongs, gloves and shovel. You will also need a temperature probe to assess the temperature constantly.
Knowing the temperature is important when cooking steaks because you will always want to be sure about the doneness of your steaks through its temperature.
If you are not yet skilled on charcoal grilling steaks, this video will help explain to you about the basics.
2) The case of gas grills
The best case that gas grills offer to you is that it is very convenient and easy to use. If you are someone who prefers a dark sear, then the gas grills can do it for you. It can give you extreme heat over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit to give your steak that wonderful dark sear. With a flick of the knob, you can start a gas grill and allow it to heat up for 15- 20 minutes.
Most if not all gas grills have a temperature control that gives you the flexibility and assurance that you achieve the accurate doneness of steak that you prefer. Gas grills are easy to clean, and you do not need a whole lot of extra accessories to do your grilling.
There are two types of gas grills. They can either be natural or propane powered. Propane powered makes used of gas tanks while the natural gas powered needs a gas line that should be installed by professional gas contractors.
Gas grills are also expensive due to the complex parts that are assembled to make it what it is. If you are not careful, it can also be very dangerous as the gas line and tank can blow up if you are too careless.
This video shows the perfect way on how to grill your steaks on a gas grill.
Both types can really give you a perfectly seared steak depending on your techniques. The thing that sets both apart is the smoky flavor that can be provided by charcoal grills.
CHOOSING THE BEST GRILL FOR STEAKS
Choosing between gas and charcoal is only a part of choosing the best grilling tool for steaks. There are other factors that you need to consider before you buy one. The factors that I will mention will apply to both charcoal and gas grills. They are also applicable for other grills that use different fuel source.
Size determines the cooking area of your grill. This can be determined by the number of meat you can cook at the same time or for gas grills the number of burners the grill have. Meat used for steaks are often big cuts. It will be ideal to have something that can fit more pieces in one grilling.
Another thing to consider is the grill price. Most of the grills you find in the market today ranges from a few hundred dollars to a thousand. Some may even be priced higher than a thousand dollars.
Consider your budget carefully when choosing one. Inexpensive ones can definitely sear steaks, but there will be some compromises.
I once used a grill that is priced below a hundred dollars, but I was not able to assess the doneness properly because there was no way to see the temperature of the meat.
However, just because you bought something within a thousand, it doesn’t mean that it is the best quality. There are units that have underperformed even though the prices are just out of this world.
I think it will be better to set a budget and check the grills that fall within your budget than you adjusting to the price of the grill.
There are around 6 types of fuel source for grills. I have already mentioned charcoal and gas grills. The other types are pellets, wood, and electric. Choosing between charcoal and gas is still the best option. The heat produced by these two types is just superior to the rest giving you a well seared and flavorful steak.
4) Materials used for construction
What is the grill made of? The most durable grills are often made of stainless steel or cast iron. These materials spread heat evenly than any other materials. It can also withstand extreme heat needed to sear steaks. They (regular steel and cast-iron) should be powder-coated so that they resist rust and other factors that might breakdown steel and iron.
Another good material will be vitreous enamel. But you should be careful in handling them though as they can bend and crack which can result in rusting of the coated metal.
5) Other features
You should also consider other features such as steak grill. If you choose something without a built-in thermometer, check if the grill you choose as a holder for a thermometer so that you can buy one and place it in the holder. Safety, assembly, extra shelves, footprint, recipe books among others are some nice additional features that you should consider when looking for the perfect grill for you.
I think the best grill to use for cooking steaks is the Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill.
It is inexpensive and is really perfect as an entry-level grill. I like that it is charcoal-powered because I think that smoke from the charcoal gives a certain flavor to your steaks that gas-powered grills are not able to give. It is easy to set-up, and it is durable. It doesn’t take so much space, and yet it can grill a lot with its 363-inch space. You will just need to get a temperature probe so that you can measure the temperature and get the steak doneness that you prefer.
- 1 TOP 5 BEST GRILL FOR STEAKS 2019
- 2 1) Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill (Editor’s Choice)
- 3 2) Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
- 4 3) Dyna-Glo 3-Burner LP Gas Grill
- 5 4) Char-Griller 2828 Pro Deluxe Charcoal Grill
- 6 5) Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE
- 7 Buyer’s Guide
- 8 GAS VS. CHARCOAL GRILLS FOR STEAKS
- 9 CHOOSING THE BEST GRILL FOR STEAKS
- 10 CONCLUSION