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.
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.
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 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.
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.