More and more people are moving towards 2 burner gas grills and there’s a good reason for them doing so. It’s because these grills don’t take up a lot of space, but they do pack quite a punch. They allow the BBQ cook to more than one thing at a time, and that’s always a good thing. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to research the best 2 burner gas grills, so our readers can find that one grill that provides them with the performance they want and deserve. Below are the models that we’ve selected that we think all of our readers are going to love using.
Quick Summary of Best 2 Burner Gas Grills
Editor’s Choice: Weber Spirit II E-210 Propane Grill
Immediately after looking at this 2 burner propane gas grill, it’s easy to see that it’s a quality model. It’s a model that is made with a porcelain-enameled lid, a built-in lid thermometer, a side table that folds down, and features an open cart design. It’s a gas grill that uses a 20-pound LP tank and is a grill that should be easy for most people to assemble. We found it to be a quality model that seemed custom made for any backyard who needs a lot of power but only has a little bit of space.This model is 44.5-inches high, 48-inches wide, and 27-inches deep with the lid closed. It features very durable porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates that are 10.16-inches by 17.5-inches. Its folding side table is on the left side of the unit and it folds down with just the click of a button. That makes this grill perfect for small balconies in which people don’t have the room to set up the side table. This model also has side-hooks that allow the consumer to hang useful BBQ tools that they might use during the grilling process such as a spatula or meat fork. It has a total of 6 hooks for the user’s convenience.
Now that we’ve gone over the basics of how this model is built, it’s time to talk about how well it cooks. Although this model does have a small footprint, it does have a primary cooking area of 360 square-inches and a warming rack that provides an additional 90 square inches. Grilling isn’t just about cooking space, however, and fortunately, this model doesn’t fail in that category either. This grill provides more than enough power for most people’s grilling needs. This is due to its main burner that spits out 26,500 BTU per hour—more than enough for grilling just about anything the consumer might want to grill.
- This is a well-built and durable grill.
- It’s very easy to put together.
- It grills extremely well.
Also Recommended: Char-Broil Performance Series Gas Grill
Even though we found this grill to be a bit of a pain to assemble due, once it’s assembled, we believe it one of the best 2 burner gas grills currently available. This model is 44-inches high, 44-inches wide, and 24.5-inches deep when assembled and it weighs a total of 82.5 pounds. It’s also equipped with metal side tables that look like wings and fold down when not in use so that the grill can be used on a crowded balcony or patio. Another thing that we liked about this product, was that it had a cabinet that keeps the propane out of the site and it has four casters that allow it to be easily moved around.Now, let’s take a look at the interior of the grill. This grill has 300 square inches of cooking space for cooking chops, steaks, and burgers—all thanks to its 15.9-inches wide by 18.5-inches deep cast-iron cooking grate. That’s enough space for a person to cook approximately 16 burgers at a time, or several pork chops or steaks. It also features a 100 square-inch swing-away warming rack that measures 13.2-inches by 7.4-inches and is perfect for storing already cooked food until all of the food is done.
The stainless-steel ported burners are extremely well-made as well and should provide the consumer with years of performance. Other features that can be found on this high-quality 2 burner grill includes a lid-mounted temperature gauge, an electronic ignition system, and even a removable grease pan that is porcelain-coated and makes cleaning up the grill after a grilling session quick and easy. Even though this grill might not be as big as some of the 3, 4, or 6 burner grills out there, it provides more than enough to make grilling for several people fun and easy. And it also has a more than reasonable price-tag that makes it an affordable option for anyone.
- It produces 24,000 BTU of heat.
- It has a 300 square-inch cooking area.
- It features an electronic ignition system.
- It can be difficult to assemble.
Also Consider: Cuisinart Chef’s Style Propane Tabletop Grill
Up until now, we’ve reviewed 2-burner gas grills that had cabinets and wheels and approximated full-size grills. Now, we’re going to pivot to something else—a 2-burner grill that’s designed to sit on a tabletop. This is a model that’s perfect for people with limited outdoor cooking space but still want to make sure they can cook a good amount of food. Let’s take a closer look at this model and see just how well it does the job it’s designed to do.This is a grill that can be set up and ready to use in only 10-minutes and features two 10,000 BTU burners that provide a total of 20,000 BTU of cooking power. This is more than enough for most people and allows burgers, chops, and steaks to be cooked in no time flat. Another thing that we liked about this grill was that it was light and portable. It only weighs 22-pounds, so consumers can easily move it from one location to another one and do it without a whole lot of fuss. It’s also worth mentioning that this grill features a stainless steel grate that’s suitable for cooking meat and is very easy to clean when everything is said and done.
Just how big is this grill? When closed, it’s approximately 21.5 inches wide, 13-inches tall, and 17-inches deep. When open, it’s 21.5-inches wide, 26-inches tall, and 22-inches deep. It’s a grill that uses 20-pound propane tanks and attaching your own tank to it is easy.
Additional features that can be found on this tabletop 2-burner gas grill includes an integrated thermometer, adjustable burner knobs, and it features 276.75-inches of total cooking space. Although this isn’t the largest or more powerful grill that we’ve reviewed, we still feel that it was one of the better 2-burner models currently available and one worth taking a look at.
- This product provides a total of 20,000 BTUs of heat.
- It’s portable enough to be taken anywhere.
- Its cooktop area is under 300 square inches.
A Buying Guide To 2-Burner Gas Grills
It might seem to some people that choosing the best 2 burner gas grill is something that’s tough to do. After all, it certainly has to be difficult for a person to choose a grill that’s by design is smaller and less powerful than full-size gas grills. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Finding a great 2-burner gas grill doesn’t have to be an exercise in futility and anyone can do it. There are a few things that the consumer is going to want to think about before they purchase their new grill. Below we examine some of those things that consumers should think about when choosing a new grill.
The Grill’s Size
Although 2 burner gas grills are smaller than average size gas grills, there are still some models that are larger than others. Some of the largest models have a cooking surface area of anywhere from 300-325 square inches, and some of the smaller models have cooking area surfaces of under 300 square inches. A grill with a surface area of over 300 square inches can cook anywhere from 14 to 16 burgers, so the consumer should keep that in mind, along with the amount of space they have, to decide how big of a grill they need.
The Grill’s Grates
Speaking of the cooking area, let’s now turn our attention to the grill’s grates. As a general rule, the grates of these grills are usually made of one of two different materials. They are usually made either of cast-iron or stainless-steel. In our opinion, both of these options work well for grilling, but if we had to choose one over the other, we’d have to say that porcelain-coated cast-iron grates are the best ones available. These grates are durable, and hold up better than stainless-steel grates—at least, in our opinion.
A Warming Rack
Another thing that a person should think about is a warming rack. A warming rack can add additional space to the grill that allows consumers to keep food warm while they continue grilling their food. It’s a feature that’s not a necessity, but definitely, one that consumers might want to consider.
The next thing that the consumer should think about is the cooking power of the grill. The power of gas grills is measured in British Thermal Units or BTUs. BTUs are the maximum output that the grill can produce. For 2-burner gas grills, consumers should look for at least 10,000 BTUs per burner or a total of 20,000 total BTUs to achieve the best results.
A Built-In Temperature Gauge
Although this feature isn’t a huge necessity for many people, in our opinion, it’s an important one. This feature allows the consumer to keep an eye on the temperature inside the grill without having to open up the grill and letting out precious heat. Therefore, if a person has a choice between two identical grills and one of them has a built-in thermometer and the other one doesn’t, then the consumer should pick the former over the latter.
Consider The Grill’s Price
Even though we probably don’t need to mention this fact, we’re going to anyway. When buying a new grill, the consumer should keep in mind their budget. There’s no worse feeling than spending too much money on a grill that only has a few additional features. Therefore, the consumer should make sure to weigh their needs and the features found on the grill with their budget. That way, they’ll end up feeling pretty good about their purchase when it’s all said and done.
Additional Features To Consider
The above features are what we would consider being the basics of buying a 2 burner gas grill. Now we want to turn our attention to those features that aren’t a necessity but make using one of these grills a lot easier to use. So we submit the following features to our readers for their consideration and ask them to think about which ones might be useful for them and which ones they might not need.
- Accessory Hooks For Spatulas or Meat Forks.
- An Electronic Ignition System.
- An Interior/Exterior Lighting System For Nighttime Grilling.
- A Storage Cabinet.
- A Cabinet For Hiding The Propane Tank.
- Wheels or Casters To Easily Move The Grill.
A Few Final Thoughts
Now that we’ve gone through our checklist of what consumers should look for when purchasing a new 2 burner gas grill, it’s up to our readers to decide for themselves what models provide them with the size, power, and features they need for their next BBQ. And it’s to these people that we tip our hats because we feel that these types of grills are a great addition to anyone looking to grill but might not have space or the budget for a large overpriced grill.