what is the best grill for me? You can get into the grilling game at so many different price points and styles, we’re talking about prop-paying gas grills. NextGrill for burner retail us for $299 vs this Weber Genesis grill retails for $1080.
I feel like it’s Slickdeals Staff. Oh, okay. Let’s do that again. what’s up slick dealers. Summer’s right around the corner. Everyone’s getting ready for outdoor festivities.
If you’re hopping on this video, you’re probably thinking like I was, what is the best grill for me? That’s a tough question to answer.
You can get into the grilling game at so many different price points and styles, but for the purposes of this video, we’re talking about prop-paying gas grills. Specifically.
I scoured the web to find the best budget grill and the best grill all around that I could find.
Here’s what I came up with this NextGrill for burner retail us for $299. And this Weber Genesis grill retails for $1080.
I mean, sure. You can probably find a gas grill for cheaper than 300 bucks, but both of these grills were highly sought after and well-reviewed. And they’re both comparable in terms of what they offer today.
We’re gonna cover our impressions of both and give you a good idea of what you can expect when you buy each of these. We’re looking at setup, features, performance, and price to determine a winner, though, I do have grilling experience. I decided for this video to enlist the help of some friends of mine who have a lot more experience than I do.
Hi. I am also Justin. These are my friends. Justin. The first section is set up, which I know you guys weren’t here for. So I’ll quickly cover that.
One of the biggest gripes from first-time grill buyers is that they didn’t realize that you had to set these up when you buy them.
And putting them together is not quick, particularly easy or fun. Imagine an Ikea build, but with electrical wiring and gas hookups,
I spent over four hours last night, unboxing and setting up both of these grills, needless to say, I know both of them from the inside out, I started with the NextGrill, which came in a smaller package and was lighter overall.
While the lightweight was initially a relief, I came to realize it was the result of a lower quality build. One down that only took two hours, is the Weber so much higher quality than it warrants paying an extra $800?
Ugh, I don’t know about that, but it is definitely a higher-quality build. Another advantage of the Weber its part came in labeled bags. So it was easier to find those little bits I needed when I was looking for them comparing the two.
The NextGrill was a little bit more challenging to set up because it features a less user-friendly assembly manual.
Like what the heck is that they just throw the parts in the box and expect you to figure out which is which based on its general shape. And there’s not really any indication of how big this is.
Another downside for the Webber is that its steel pieces were covered with an annoying peel-off plastic wrap that you have to remove before putting it together. It also has a more intricate electrical system, but I will say I was able to follow the instructions on both and the NextGrill actually gave me more trouble on my first LightUp test than the Webber.
Overall, the Webber wins on setup while both were fairly straightforward. The Webber’s assembly guide was just a little bit more intuitive and user-friendly.
Next, let’s talk about price. The NextGrill retails for $299 while the Weber Genesis retails for $1,079. She, that is a huge difference in price. If you’re considering looking for a sale, we know from slick deals, an experience that the best sales for grills typically happen either around Memorial day, weekend, or black Friday.
So you’re gonna wanna look at the end of May or the end of October for your best chance at a sale on a propane grill, right onto features.
The NextGrill for burner grill has four burners and a total cooking space of 626 square inches, which ends up being about 23 burgers. And on that cooking space, you’re gonna get a total power output of 60,000 BTUs NextGrill coming and clutch at a five-year warranty on those four burners.
Although the rest of the grill is only covered by a one-year limited warranty.
Justin, how long do you think it took for this to heat up to temperature?
Say roughly around five to 10 minutes. Probably actually took a little bit longer cuz he kept opening and closing the lid, huh?
Oh, testing out the heat so this grill also has a side burner over here in which you could saute fried some rice and also some fried some chicken.
And I know you weren’t here for setup Justin, but the wheels on the base are castor wheels kind of standard. Two of them can spin and two of them just go forward and back inside of the grill, we have, a propane holder, which is also growing right here, it’s circular. And in the back, we have a latch to which it locks too. So it prevents movement rating overall build quality.
How would you say you feel about the NextGrill? From what I experienced?
I believe the NextGrill deserves an eight. I’d say it’s deserving of like, a seven or an eight. All right. Let’s move on to Weber. The Weber Genesis features 669 square inches of total cooking space, which home Depot estimates is about 25 burgers.
The total output for power is 39,000 BTU, which is quite a bit less than the NextGrill. It’s also got a 10-year warranty. My impression is that it looks like it’s gonna last. You’ve got stainless steel appliances. You’ve got the nice rubber Siding on the inside. You’ve got a nice, really big storage space down onto the bottom.
Hey, but up here, you all also have a nice drip tray, plenty of space, but also you have nice size wheels. So it’s very easy to maneuver on the side here.
This is one of my favorite things about the grill. It’s got this tank scale, But it’s kind of convenient cuz you don’t have to wonder, oh, is my, am I gonna have enough propane for this next party?
So it tells you right there and it’s also hooked on one more thing to note about the Weber grill is it is an eye grill, three compatible eye grill three is Weber’s way of connecting your grill to your smartphone for a more immersive grilling experience for features.
We’re gonna have to give it to the Webber. Yes. I mean this thing has smartphone connectivity.
That’s crazy. I’m sure that they’re probably both gonna get the job done, but the Webber you’re gonna get it done smoother and with more bells and whistles, but we’ll figure that out next in our performance test. Are you guys ready? I’m ready. Oh yeah.
Now with burgers, you want to cook it for like maybe three, four minutes, then flip it once. Don’t be that tight that flips it a million times. Nobody likes that. You want a nice seared burger, just one set of grill marks. You’re not playing tic tacto with the burgers. Okay. All right buddy. How do you like your burgers? I think that’s a pretty typical question.
Medium rare buddy. Medium. Rare. How about you?
Anything less than medium-rare. Well, it’s also good. I like, I, I can have them rare as well.
Well, If it’s well done, get out of the kitchen, right?
No, that’s very true. All right. So, you guys have given me the best that your grills offer and I’m just assuming that your skill level is the same. Both, Both you guys.
I mean, we have the same names, so obviously exactly. That’s the whole point. They’re both Justin. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So, I’m, I’m just gonna try these out.
That’s a tough one. I think the burger is gonna be the defining line. I don’t know. I may have had; I may have some opinions already. We’ll see the drum roll.
I’m gonna be downright honest. It’s a tie at least in terms of flavor, but I want to talk now about, uh, what you guys experienced while you were cooking on each.
Do you feel like the heat was good enough? How about heat distribution?
Oh, I feel like they cooked the same time and they came out really good as perfectly together for me.
I mean, there were a lot of things I learned every time I grill, I learned, but this grill, in particular, is a lot hotter.
You cooked your hot dogs in the area that wasn’t the searing section, right?
Correct. Correct. And it still cooked them super fast, the NextGrill and the Weber pretty neck and neck. It’s a tough one. But if we’re talking overall quality here, I can’t justify by paying an extra $800 for all of the conveniences that the Weber offers.
Sure. It has a better quality build, more features and it’s sturdier, but it really comes down to performance.
How well do these things cook?
And I can’t say that the Weber Genesis performs three and a half times better than the NextGrill. Maybe I would rate the overall value for this about two times better. So if you could find a Weber Genesis S 3, 3, 5, 4 round for $600, that that’s an awesome get.
When it came to cooking those burgers and dogs, the NextGrill did pretty much just as good as the Weber Genesis.
So overall, which one it’s gonna be the NextGrill. Thank you, guys, so much for helping me today, and thank you for feeding me. Absolutely.
Hey, when are we gonna start grilling?
I just want the Weber as payment for this. Oh, that sounds good. thank you, guys, for watching. And please subscribe. If you found this video helpful, I’m Pete King.