There are many options on the market for the best 2 burner gas grills, but how do you know which is best? We’ve narrowed it down to 5 that will help you decide depending on your wants and needs.
Best 2 Burner Gas Grills
Our Top Recommendations
Weber Spirit II E-210
This grill has all the bells and whistles and is on the more expensive side of this list. It is well built with a porcelain-enameled lid and porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates. It is definitely on the heavy side, weighing in at 100 pounds.
The 360 square inch cooking area is the largest on this list. Allowing you to cook plenty of food for the whole family. It has a 90 square inch warming rack, perfect for toasting buns.
The Weber Spirit II has 6 tool hooks, a feature that a lot of other grills don’t have. Its certainly not make or break, but is it convenient to have a place to hang your tools when you’re grilling. This model has two side shelves so you will have a place to put your serving platters. The shelf on the left side folds down but the shelf on the right side is stationary.
It has an open design unlike some of the others which have a cabinet with a door underneath. If you’ve ever run out propane in the middle of grilling, you may appreciate that the tank hangs on the right side of the grill on a tank scale. There is a handy gauge there to tell you how much fuel is left in the tank.
Weber has a history of being a top name in the grill market. This grill ticks all of our boxes of a great grill in the 2 burner gas grill category.
Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Gas Grill
The Charbroil Performance 300 is also an excellent choice for a 2 burner gas grill. This model has a stainless steel lid and really looks nice sitting on the patio. The cooking grates are porcelain-coated.
It has a pretty large cooking area at 300 square inches, not as big as the Weber but still plenty big to fit a good amount of food for a family. It has a fold away warming rack that’s 100 square inches.
It has metal shelves on either side to put down your platters and plates. Both side shelves fold down aswell so if space is an issue when storing your grill, this could come in handy.
It features a temperature gauge on top of the lid so you can see how hot the grill is at a glance.
One thing I like about this grill is the cabinet underneath. Your propane tank is hidden behind doors and really makes for a clean look. You can store things underneath in the cabinet as well, although there would be more room for storage if they moved back the spot that the propane tank attaches. As it is the propane tank is situated in the middle of the cabinet.
If you find yourself moving your grill around quite a bit, a nice feature this grill has is that it has 4 caster wheels to roll the grill around, when you’ve found the spot you want it, you simply lock 2 of the wheels in place and the grill is secure. A bit easier to move than most typical grills with 2 wheels.
This is a really clean looking grill, and well built from a reliable manufacturer.
Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared 325 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill
The thing I love about this grill is the great looking stainless steel of the lid, the lower cabinet, and the door. This grill looks professional like something straight out of a commercial kitchen.
325 square inches of cooking area is the second highest on our list. It also features a 120 square inch swing away warming rack for your buns or hot dogs.
I like how the two side shelves pull out and fold down, great for when you have a tight area to store it in, and also nice that you can buy a generic standard 2 burner grill cover for pretty cheap and it should fit on no problem when the sides are folded down.
The cooking grates are porcelain-coated cast iron, and the grill has 4 caster wheels (2 lock) similar to the Charbroil Performance 300 from above. Making it super easy to roll around into place.
What stands out about this grill is that it is an infrared grll. The benefit of that are that is has an additional metal emitter plate in between the heat source and the cooking grates. This spreads the heat evenly across the cooking area to prevent hot and cold spots, as well as preventing those unwieldy flare-ups that are so common when grilling.
While infrared technology has a lot of benefits, it can take a little bit of getting used to if you have only ever grilled on a regular gas grill. After cooking on it a few times you will get used to the difference and I really wouldn’t consider it a huge deal.
The Charbroil Signature TRU-Infrared 325 is a very nice 2 burner gas grill that anyone would be proud to show off on their patio.
Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Our list of the best 2 burner gas grills wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include a budget option. This will get you a lot of grill for the money but doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the higher tier grills on our list.
This basic 2 burner gas grill has a cooking area of 280 square inches. It lacks a warming rack. It does have 2 side shelves for your serving platters but they are stationary and don’t fold down.
2 six inch wheels allow you to lift up one side and wheel it into position.
The porcelain-coated lid doesn’t have a temperature gauge, so you will have to do some guesswork to figure out how hot the grill is.
If you’re on a budget and looking for the most value, this could be the grill for you. If on the other hand, you feel you would benefit from the added features of other 2 burner gas grills, there are better options.
Cuisinart CGG-306 Professional Tabletop Gas Grill
We had to give an option for those who value ultra-portable. This stainless steel grill will fit into any compact car. If you’re looking for a 2 burner gas grill for tailgating or camping, this is a good option.
This little grill still has a 275 square inch cooking area. It has a locking cover with a nice handle that makes it easy to carry around and is pretty light at only 22 pounds.
This grill hooks up to the one pound canisters you can find in the camping section of most stores but also can attach to a standard 20 pound tank if you purchase the hose extension.
If you are looking to take your 2 burner gas grill on the road, then this will be your best bet, but if you are mostly going to be using it at home, I would recommend one of the standard grills with legs from above.
Our Top Pick
All of the options listed above made our top 5 list for different reasons, and I believe there is a grill for you from our list.
With that said…
Our top choice for the best 2 burner gas grill is the Weber Spirit II E-210
This grill really checks off all the boxes we look for in a high quality 2 burner gas grill. All the features it comes with as well as the ability to grill some very tasty food really won us over. It is extremely well built and should last for many many years, with that said those features and durability come with a price tag, so if budget is an issue you really can’t go wrong with any of the grills on our top 5 list.
We will also dive into things to keep in mind when choosing which 2 burner gas grill is best for you, and talk about some advantages of them compared to other types of grills.
What to look for when choosing a 2 Burner Gas Grill
One thing that differs from the expensive 2 burner gas grills and the cheap ones, is the quality of the materials that are used.
Grates are the metal pieces that you will actually cook your food on, and they can be made of different materials. The most common are porcelain-coated cast iron and stainless steel. You will also find porcelain-coated steel and regular steel grates on some cheaper grills.
Cast iron grates with proper care can last a lifetime, although they are a bit harder to clean and maintain. You also periodically need to season cast iron grates. Since cast iron is a porous material, seasoning is a way to seal the pores with oil.
Stainless steel grates are much easier to maintain. You really don’t have to do anything to them except using your grill brush when you’re done cooking on them. And every once in awhile do a deep cleaning in the kitchen.
Regular steel grates are not recommended. They tend to rust and don’t last very long.
Usually, the lid of the grill is made from either cast aluminum, cast iron, or stainless steel. Cast aluminum is a very durable material that will withstand the elements even longer than a high quality stainless steel. Stainless steel is the go to material for professional cooking equipment, and it is very much in style.
There a few design elements that you should be looking into when deciding which 2 burner gas grill to purchase. These are just things to look for and are mostly personal preference.
As you look through the grills, decide if you would like an open bottom grill or one with a closed cabinet. Closed cabinets are great for hiding the propane tank behind doors and give a nice clean look, you can also store accessories inside the cabinet.
Open bottom grills are perfectly fine as well, its also easier to swap out the propane tank when it’s sitting out in the open as opposed to in a cabinet behind doors.
It really comes down to personal preference.
Most gas grills have a shelf on either side that you can use for prep, or for your platters when you take the food off the grill. Some fold away and others are bolted in place, if space is an issue then you might want to make sure the grill you choose has shelves that are able to fold out of the way to make the grill take up less area when storing it.
With the exception of some ultra portable models, 2 burner gas grills aren’t really meant to transport all that much. But you might want to move them around on your deck or patio, and models with wheels will make this a lot easier than trying to move around a grill this size by yourself.
Some have 2 fixed wheels, where you lift one side of the grill and you can roll the grill around. Others have 4 caster wheels that you can just push and pull around, when you have the grill where you want it, you can lock the wheels.
Benefits of 2 Burner Gas Grills
I find 2 burner gas grills to be a good mix of cooking capacity and footprint. They don’t take up as much space on the patio as some of the mammoth 4 burner gas grills, but they still have a large enough cooking area to cook plenty of food for the whole family.
To give you a basic idea, with a 2 burner gas grill you can comfortably fit 8-12 hamburgers on it at once. You can squeeze more on if you are in a pinch, but it’s generally not recommended.
Another advantage of 2 burner gas grills is that they typically come with side shelves on either side. These really come in handy for putting platters, sauces, and accessories on while you cook. This is something you don’t get with a kettle type grill.
2 Burner Gas Grills vs Charcoal Grills
The age old debate of gas vs charcoal. Many people believe that charcoal gives the food a better taste, but I don’t think anyone can argue with the ease and convenience of a gas grill.
Gas grills are much easier to start, simply open the valve on your propane tank, turn on your burners, and press the ignite button. There are many more steps with a charcoal grill.
While you also have to wait quite a while for charcoal to heat up, gas grills heat up within minutes and are ready to use.
It’s also easier to control the heat as they have temperature dials that charcoal grills don’t offer.
Propane tanks also last a good amount of time before they need to be refilled, compared to charcoal where you’ll be running out to the store to grab bags unless you stock up.