Top 5 BEST 4 Burner Grills in 2020

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The age-old question, what is better – charcoal or gas?

It doesn’t really matter. You are grilling food over radiant heat, and allowing ‘drips’ to fall off the food and onto the heat source which then sizzles and releases smoke that in turn flavors the food with that divine BBQ flavor.

One of the best advantages is that a gas grill is easy to use and you don’t get covered in black dust! At the push of a button, the grill starts with ease. The gas grill can boast searing stations, griddles, rotisseries, and temperatures can be simply controlled; they can also have side burners and warming plates.

First thing first!

Before you start your journey into purchasing a BBQ, decide on what the essentials really are if you are the master griller and use your BBQ through rain and shine, then you’ll need to consider the strength and longevity of the grill that you intend to purchase. You’ll want something relatively easy to clean, move and store, so that outside cooking remains a pleasure and doesn’t become a chore. Open-air cooking should be a joyful experience.

How many people do you usually cook for?

Choose a 4 burner grill that has flexible cooking areas so that you can use between one and four sections to cook. Each of the grills that we have looked at all have separate burners which give you multiple cooking zones that can accommodate varying numbers of guests that you are cooking for or food types that require different cooking times, such as searing, rotisserie, slower cooking and roasting.

What is a BTU?

The British Thermal Unit or BTU is one measure of the power of your grill, it tells you how hot the grill can get and how many units of heat are generated each hour. As an average, we can get by with a BTU of about 100 per square inch of grilling space. The higher the number of BTUs, the hotter and thirstier the grill will be.

What do I need to consider for efficiency?

Always check that your BBQ has a secure and tight-fitting lid, the construction of the grill should be rigid and have no holes; the grill should be made from thick materials that retain as much heat as possible.

How do I maintain 4 burner grill grates?

Grills need to be well looked after and cleaned after each and every use. The majority of the grills that we reviewed are made from porcelain-coated cast iron; these should be gently cleaned and then oiled, whereas the Weber Genesis II S-435 has steel rods which are easier to clean with a scouring or metal brush. 

Do I Need a Side Burner?

Well, each of the grills that we have reviewed has one. It’s a convenient tool to have if you want to continue basting the food contents of your grill or keep your favorite BBQ sauce piping hot without having to go inside to the kitchen; a useful addition that can be covered and used as an extra workspace.

Should I buy a 4 burner grill with a rotisserie?

A rotisserie offers you another source of cooking. If you want crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside meats, then yes, a slow-roasting rotisserie is a great option. Make sure to look for one that is made from durable materials, and that has a strong motor. Take heed to the meat-weight whilst cooking so as not to overload the rotisserie.

The BBQ dictionary and terminology

Hood – retains heat and allows you to grill, bake and roast food at a specific temperature

 

Warming rack – keeps cooked food nice and warm away from direct heat

 

Griddle – a feature used to fry, saute and braise small food items

 

Fat drip tray – collects fat making the cleaning of your BBQ easier and reduces flare-ups

 

Tool hooks – handy hanging storage for your tongs and spatula so that you can keep them clean and away from surfaces

 

Storage cupboard – stores your gas bottle and other BBQ-ing essentials 

 

How to move your 4 burner BBQ

The grills are heavy to move around, so make sure that you can move it single-handedly if you need to store it after each use. Or are you happy with it having a year-round cover?  Although all of the BBQ’s that we tested have wheels for easier moving, they are still heavy and cumbersome. Do you have a dry winter storage space for the grill?

And, now that we’ve told you all you need to know about making your decision, let’s get into our picks for the top 5 best 4 burner gas grills.

1. Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared 525 4 Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill

This magnificent beast, the Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared 525 has all of the high-tech mod-cons you’d expect an experienced BBQ-er to own. It’s a party-sized grill that boasts a massive 525 square inch cooking surface and 200 square inch warming grill rack.

You can adjust the temperature of the stainless steel 443 burners to give gentle low or sizzling high heats allowing for even cooking across the cast-iron grates. This grill is fired up using the smart Char-Broil’s Surefire Electronic Ignition System, a bit like a sports car, one push and the grill roars into life.

The smart TRU-Infrared technology ensures that the grill heats up very quickly and produces an even heat so that there no hot spots to burn your food. The even radiant temperatures allow you to sear those steaks which keeps them juicy and tender. Up to four cooking zones allow you to control temperature settings for various dishes that require different cooking times.

To one side of the grill is a handy porcelain-coated stainless steel shelf which gives you more workspace and to the other side is a 13,000-BTU side burner, ideal for keeping warm those divine BBQ sauces or preparing side dishes. When it is not in use, the fold-down cover gives ample space that can be used as storage for other BBQ essentials.

Pros
  • Patented Char-Broil TRU Infrared cooking barbeque for juicy cooking
  • One-touch ignition system
  • Large cooking area and warming rack
  • Regulated temperatures across four cooking zones
  • Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates
  • Even radiant temperature to promote uniform cooking
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Inbuilt thermometer
  • Little or no flare-ups
  • The grill can be easily converted from propane to natural gas
  • Lockable feet
Cons
  • Poor packaging
  • Difficult assembly instructions
  • Grill has been known to rust

Final Verdict

With patented TRU Infrared technology and a large cooking area, the Char-Broil Signature 525 is genuinely one of the most functional and flexible 4-burner gas grills on the market in 2020. It truly does enable you to cook a wide range of food in various styles using a single outdoor contraption and all of the features that come bundled within it.

TastyBBQing Rating:

5/5

2. Monument Grills 17842 Stainless Steel 4-Burner Grill​

The Monument 17842 4-Burner Grill is a stylishly rugged stainless steel BBQ grill that is ideal for every day or party grilling. The expansive 513 square inch cooking area and the 210  square inch warming rack gives vast space for your favorite BBQ items. The added rotisserie allows you to roast chicken or slow-cooked meats to perfection with an added smoky flavor.

The heavy-duty porcelain-coat protects the cast iron grill from rusting and makes it easy to clean and gives you years of easy grilling. The propane grill is designed so that the heat is evenly distributed to give you uniform cooking at various temperatures across the four 304 stainless steel burners.

The pilotless controlled ignition is powered by batteries, and each of the control knobs is illuminated with LED lights which make the grill not only look stylish but ensure that BBQ-ing is easy and safe to use during nighttime parties. The burners deliver a powerful 60,000 BTUs whilst cooking.

Either side of the grill is storage space and also a handy burner that allows you to cook delicious side dishes or keep your favorite sauces piping hot. Underneath the grill is a storage cupboard that houses the propane bottle and gives additional storage space for all of your BBQ tools. Lockable wheels at the base of the Monument Grill ensures the grill remains in a fixed position until you want to store it.

 

Pros
  • One-touch battery operated ignition system
  • Large cooking area and warming rack
  • Regulated temperatures across four cooking zones
  • Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates
  • Even radiant temperature to promote uniform cooking
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Inbuilt thermometer
  • Little or no flare-ups
  • Easy assembly instructions
  • Lockable feet
Cons
  • Grill has been known to rust
  • Invest in a good waterproof cover
  • Hood a little too light-weight

Final Verdict

The Monument Grills 17842 Stainless Steel 4-Burner Grill is a rugged example of a relatively large 4-burner grill. It provides excellent versatility and style for a fair price. It does just about everything you’d expect from a grill of this calibre and size, and then a bit more. It is perfect for those who are going to be cooking for fairly-sized hoards of people on a regular basis.

Rating:

4.5/5

3. Broil King 922587 Baron S490 Gas Grill

The Broil King 922587 Baron S490 Gas Grill literally is the ‘King’ of cooking. Its Performance Grilling Technology (PGT) allows the flexibility that even the most hardened grillers will admire. This grill is made for steaks, but can also cook other meats and vegetables with finesse on the grill or the rotisserie. The grill is also great for baking bread and cooking desserts.

The patented Stainless Steel Dual-Tube burners and the innovative Flab-R-Wave Stainless Steel cooking system gives remarkably even temperatures and offers exceptional heat retention across the heavy-duty cast-iron cooking grates. One side of the grate has a clever ‘V’ shaped design which allows the master BBQ-er to continue basting the food in its own juices and adding additional flavor, whilst the other side is flawlessly ‘pointed’ for those steakhouse sear marks.

The cook-box is made from die-cast aluminium and stainless steel; the thermometer ensures that the temperature is easily controlled for perfect and even cooking. Linear-Flow valves have smooth control knobs that give you precise control for slow, roasted, or seared dishes.

Again, this grill offers substantial working space either side of the grill and a side burner for those all-important sides, sauces and gravies. These ‘arms’ can be folded down for easy storage in tight places or under the BBQ cover.

Lockable and adjustable legs ensure that the BBQ is perfectly balanced and remains in a fixed position until you are ready to move it. Generous warranties cover the grill.

 

Pros
  • Quiet ignition
  • Heats up quickly
  • Large cooking area and warming rack
  • Regulated temperatures across four cooking zones
  • Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates
  • Even radiant temperature to promote uniform cooking
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Inbuilt overall thermometer
  • Little or no flare-ups
  • Easy 3D assembly instructions
  • Adjustable legs and lockable feet
  • Generous warranty
Cons
  • Fold-down shelves are cumbersome 
  • Quiet ignition results in sometimes not knowing if the grill is lit

Final Verdict

All things considered, the Broil King Baron S490 Gas Grill is a very well-rounded entry. It does exceptionally well in making up for its few shortcomings through its excellent build quality, quietly lighting ignition, regulated temperatures across the cooking zones and foldable legs. It is an attractive option for those looking for a robust setup with helpful features that have a fairly generous budget befitting this King of all grills.

Rating:

5/5

4. RevoAce 4-Burner LP Gas Grill

An attractive black and silver light-weight grill perfect for small or large gatherings on a sunny day. A meaty 480 square inches of porcelain-coated cast-iron creates the primary cooking grate, and the 180 square inches warming area is made from porcelain-coated steel. All this gives ample space to cook up a feast. The porcelain heat-plates reduce the chance of any flare-ups.

Either side of the grill is a handy storage shelf and a side burner for cooking delicious sauces and warming side dishes. The 4-burners allow you complete control over the BBQ and give you separated areas for foods that necessitate different cooking times and temperatures. Each burner has a 12,000 BTU, that provides you with a total of 48,000 BTU cooking power.

The stainless steel lid has a gauge to help you control temperatures for even cooking, and that also gives a delicious smokey flavor and aroma to the food cooked inside.

The grill has two shelves that provide additional workspace when the secondary burner is covered. You can easily move the grill around with its two-wheel design. The fixed-legs ensure that the grill doesn’t move when it is in use. The grill can be converted from propane to natural gas with the VersiFuel Kit.

Pros
  • Heats up quickly
  • Cost-effective 
  • Large cooking area and warming rack 
  • Regulated temperatures across four cooking zones 
  • Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates
  • Even temperature to promote uniform cooking
  • Inbuilt overall thermometer 
  • Little or no flare-ups 
  • Easy assembly instructions
Cons
  • No storage cupboards

Final Verdict

The RevoAce 4-Burner LP Gas Grill is sort of like the jack of all trades in this product roundup, particularly given its option to convert to natural gas. It does everything you would want a 4-burner gas grill at this price point to do and more, making it hard to fault in the vast majority of aspects. It is a superb option for those looking for a grill that won’t necessarily be used for one specific feature – as it is simply not designed to be one of those grills. In my eyes, everyone interested in a 4 burner gas grill should at least consider the RevoAce 4-Burner LP Gas Grill.

Rating:

4.5/5

5. Weber 62006001 Genesis II S-435

Quite possibly the Rolls Royce of BBQ-ing. The grill boasts a GS4 high-performance grilling system that has exceptional burners, infinity ignition and a smart grease management system. Overall the grill has a staggering 69,000 BTU of combined output which is spread across four main burners, a side burner and a sear-station burner for perfect steak house markings on meats and vegetables. 

Solid 7mm stainless steel rods provide even, and superior heat retention and are built for longevity. The overall cooking space is 844 square inches which includes the handy tuck-away warming rack. The stainless steel lid has a built-in thermometer and retains heat perfectly for even cooking. The side burner is perfect for sauteed vegetables, side dishes and sauces. 

No shortcuts have been taken with this sleek BBQ; synch the grill directly to your iPhone with the iGrill app so that you know when it has reached the perfect temperature and you can keep an eye on your cooking remotely. 

The 3D instructions make the Genesis II S-435 very easy to assemble. Under-grill storage is perfect for storing BBQ tools, and accessories and the tank gauge lets you see how much fuel is left so that you never run out. The grill has the renowned 100% Weber guarantee and carries a 10-year warranty. The grill also comes in two color-ways – black or silver.

You’ll be hard pushed to find something that this grill is missing, it seems to possess every quality that the pro-chef dreams of for perfect BBQ parties. It’s a grilling machine. Weber has 65 years of grilling experience, and they bring their culinary expertise to your back garden. Every component has been designed with the user in mind.

Pros
  • Excellent customer service
  • Heats up quickly
  • Large cooking area, a sear station and warming rack 
  • Regulated temperatures across four cooking zones 
  • Hardwearing stainless steel rods form the grate
  • Even temperature to promote uniform cooking
  • Inbuilt overall thermometer 
  • Little or no flare-ups 
  • Easy assembly instructions
Cons
  • Price heavy 
  • Poor packaging 
  • Misalignment of faceplate not allowing knobs to sit flush
  • Easily discolored

Final Verdict

The Weber Genesis II S-435 provides you with a product that has an overall great range of features, paired tightly with the peace of mind you get when purchasing from a company as big and as renowned as Weber. It does well in making up for its flaws by providing you with excellent customer service, stainless steel grates, and an efficiently-even temperature to achieve uniform cooking levels.

Rating:

4.5/5

Conclusion

We tested a great collection of similar-sized grills across varying price ranges. Each of the grills is similar in offerings and materials, yet the assembly instructions and packaging were a downfall on a couple of occasions. 

For us, the overall winner is the Broil King 922587 Baron S490 Gas Grill. Its combined strength, ease of use, consistency, and versatility make it a must-have for every garden party. The pricing is fair, and the grill boasts some great patented tools and gadgets that give the BBQ-er a good sense of control. An adaptable BBQ setup that is perfect for regular family feasts, fanciful celebrations and large parties. Not only is it a great all-rounder, but it’s also easy to maneuver, keep clean and fire up day after day.

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