Whether you're cooking up a few filets or serving burgers to an entire neighborhood this summer, you want a grill that's got guts – a powerful unit that chars the meat just right and looks great when you close the lid. But wanting it all doesn't mean you need to break the bank for an exceptional grill. We found the best models to make you a barbecue master.
Weber Genesis S-330
Consistency: You want it in your golf game and in your grill. Weber has gone to great lengths to make this cooker worthy of years of backyard bliss. The S-330 has 637 square inches of cooking space and 38,000 Btu of power, more than enough to put a char on the thickest cuts of meat. But the real beauty is below the grill: Each burner is covered with a tiny metal tent; as juices fall through the grates, they hit the protective layer, which prevents food-ruining flare-ups. Instead, juices evaporate and create a cloud of smoke that infuses foods with great flavor rather than an uneven burn. It's a game changer – one that elevates this grill over all competition. [$949; weber.com]