Weekend Bargains: Get Grilling!

There’s no denying it, grilling is one of the best parts of summer living. It is a great way to get the family outside, eat healthy, and broaden your culinary horizons. And while autumn is still a ways off, you can find some pretty amazing deals even now on grills of every size, shape, and type. Here’s a sampling of the savings you’re likely to find shopping for grills this weekend.

ELECTRIC GRILLS

PowerChef Pedestal Deluxe Electric Grill at Hayneedle.com, $699.99

If you’re considering an electric grill and have a modest amount of space to spare, a free-standing model like this PowerChef Pedestal Deluxe from Hayneedle.com is a good choice. Featuring sleek, contemporary styling and a dual-element cooking system with 216 square inches of grilling surface, this model is a great buy at $699 (reg. $899.99).

Electric grills are great solutions for apartment and condo dwellers, particularly smaller models like the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor BBQ from Wayfair, now reduced to $99.95 (reg. $128.74). The compact design offers tremendous versatility even in limited space.

A built-in grill is a great way to create a permanent backyard cook station, adding value to your home in the bargain. The stainless steel, 24-inch ElectriChef Island Marine grill top is now just $2,489 (reg. $3,235) at GrillsDirect.com.

CHARCOAL GRILLS

Fire Sense portable grill at Sears, $55.04

Any traditional griller knows that charcoal is the way to go if you’re looking for optimal heat and a hands-on grilling experience. Charcoal grills are also portable, making them ideal for barbecues at home or away. This Fire Sense grill from Sears, now just $55.04 (reg. $71.95), is made of stainless steel, offers 184 inches of cooking surface, and folds up for easy storage.

For a more substantial charcoal grill that still offers mobility, consider the Masterbuilt from Kmart. Featuring dual countertops and a massive interior that can handle 36 burgers at once, the Masterbuilt is a smart buy at just $140 (reg. $199).

If you are looking for a permanent mounted grill, consider the Ultra Play Bi-Level Grill from Sears. Reminiscent of the stationary grills at campgrounds, this one mounts on a 4-inch-square post, is powder-coated, and offers a massive 1,008 square inches of cooking surface. The price is now reduced to $848.69 (reg. $975.99). 

GAS GRILLS

Gas grills are an excellent option for cooks looking to enjoy all the benefits of grilling without the mess created by, or skill required in, cooking with charcoal. Push-button convenience and temperature controls on models like the Coleman Road Trip Grill, now $159.99 (reg. $199.99) on Amazon, make grilling fast, fun, and easy.

For the more committed gas griller, there are bargains on free-standing backyard appliances like the KitchenAid Pedestal Grill, now at Sears from $569.99 (reg. $599.99). Dual cooking surfaces and spacious side prep shelves make it a substantial yet movable option for your deck or patio.

Lowe's, $699.00

Jenn-Air 5-Burner Gas Grill at Lowe's, $699

If you’re devoted to the idea of a gas grill, maybe an installed unit is the way to go. It personalizes your grill and allows you to customize your preparation space and style. This Jenn-Air built-in model, on sale for $699.99 (reg. $899.99) at Lowe’s, offers substantial grilling power and space and the customized look of a built-in appliance.

For more on grilling, see:
How To: Care for Your Grill
Installing an Outdoor Electric Grill
Pick the Right Grill