5 Best Blaze Grills of 2020 – Complete Buying Guide

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    Key Features

     Material: stainless steel (total)

    Type: built in.Heat output: 14, 000 BTUh (per burner)

    Number of burners: 4

    Total grilling area: 740 square inches

    Dimensions: 21.25” x 32.5” x 25.75”

    Total weight: 312 lbs.


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    Blaze grills are, as a whole, quite high quality machines. While almost universally gas grills, they’re some of the best out there, and have a very high baseline of quality. These grills tick pretty much every box I like in a quality grill.

    So what are those boxes? And which are the best fits for representing the quality of these grills? Well, let’s take a quick look and find out.


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    5 Best Blaze Grills Reviews

    1. Blaze Grills Intelligent 32 inch 4 Burner Natural Gas Outdoor Grill

    Pros:

     Good cooking area
     Great quality of life features
     Produces a good charred, grilled flavor even as a gas grill
     Good power per burner
     Two temperature zones
     Relatively low price compared to these other grills

    Cons:

    Less versatile in terms of temperature control than other options

    Specifications:

      • Material: stainless steel (total)
      • Type: built in.Heat output: 14, 000 BTUh (per burner)
      • Number of burners: 4
      • Total grilling area: 740 square inches
      • Dimensions: 21.25” x 32.5” x 25.75”
      • Total weight: 312 lbs.

    While smaller than other Blaze built in grills, this has some nice features that more than make up for its lack in size. In fact, you could argue that quality over quantity is something you’d want in a grill under most circumstances.

    However, it still doesn’t slouch in the departments of raw size or power, giving you 14, 000 BTUh in each of its four burners, and 740 square inches of cooking space. This is spread across two heat zones, rather than four, but that still lets you cook two different things at once with little issue.

    However, it’s the quality of life features that really sell this grill, with illuminated knobs and interior, and flamethrower ignition for even heat; while flare ups are reduced by the shape of the grates.

    The price is nice too, much lower than the average for these Blaze grills, so if you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of size and flexibility for a better, easier grilling experience, this is the perfect choice for you.


    2. Blaze 40 inch Built in Natural Gas Grill with Lights

    Pros:

     Huge grilling area
     Powerful burners
     5 individually adjustable burners for added versatility
     Included infrared rotisserie
     Easy to use

    Cons:

    Built in grills can be cumbersome to set up

    Specifications:

      • Material: stainless steel (total)
      • Type: built in
      • Heat output: 14, 000 BTUh (per burner), 10, 000 BTUh (rotisserie)
      • Number of burners: 5
      • Total grilling area: 915 square inches
      • Dimensions: 25.75” x 39.5” x 21.25”
      • Total weight: 139 lbs.

    Much like other Blaze grills, this is a powerful natural gas grill, with a huge cooking area and powerful burners.

    In this case, you get 5 whole burners, each individually adjustable to whatever temperature you please, each with 14, 000 BTUh of heat to work with, for a total of 70, 000 BTUh; an impressive amount of heat for one gas grill.

    The durable total stainless steel construction is enough to stand up to it, and provides an equally impressive 915 square inches of cooking space; nearly double what the average grill provides.

    Rounding things out is a 10, 000 BTUh infrared rotisserie. It’s efficient and works well, providing just that little extra kick of utility for the grill.

    It’s a bit pricey, but compared to other Blaze grills it’s not particularly out of the norm, so if you’re looking for a huge and well made built in grill, why not give this one a shot?


    3. Blaze LTE 30 inch Built In Propane Gas Griddle

    Pros:

     Exceptionally high quality griddle
     Two independently controlled burners
     U shaped burners ensure even heating
     Exceptionally high heat output per burner
     Built in griddles of any quality are rare

    Cons:

    A bit pricey for a griddle; costs as much as many of the grills

    Specifications:

      • Material: stainless steel (total)
      • Type: built in
      • Heat output: 18, 000 BTUh (per burner)
      • Number of burners: 2
      • Total grilling area: 495 square inches
      • Dimensions: 30” x 28.37” x 12.37”
      • Total weight: 121 lbs.

    A griddle this time, and quite a good one. You don’t often see built in griddles of any stripe, but most griddles are meant to be an afterthought at best; a cooking implement kept in a closet until the rare occasions you actually need it.

    This instead puts in the same amount of effort as your standard Blaze grill, just bent toward the goal of making the best griddle possible.

    Blaze built-in gas griddle has quite a large size, with a huge 495 square inch griddle top and two exceptionally powerful 18, 000 BTUh burners. These are independently controllable, and can be used to griddle up all sorts of things.

    And, of course, a griddle can be used for pretty much anything a grill can be. You lose out on char lines, but those are less meaningful on electric and gas grills in any case, so I was comfortable with putting it on the list.

    The only real gripe I have is the price; about as much as one of the cheaper built in grills. It’s good enough to warrant it in a lot of ways, but only if you really want a proper griddle as part of your outdoor kitchen set.


    4. Blaze 20 inch Cast Aluminum Kamado Grill with Stainless Steel Cart

    Pros:

     Kamado style grill locks in heat very well
     Good grilling space for a kamado style grill
     Strong cast aluminum shell and stainless steel grates
     Convenient cart and side shelves

    Cons:

    Cast aluminum is an overall poor material for a kamado style grill in terms of raw cooking power; the traditional ceramic or clay works better
     Extraordinarily expensive, even compared to other Blaze grills of similar or greater size

    Specifications:

      • Material: cast aluminum (shell), stainless steel (grate)
      • Type: freestanding charcoal grill
      • Total grilling area: 400 square inches

    This one definitely isn’t like any of the other Blaze grills here, in more ways than one. It’s one of only two freestanding grills, but on top of that it’s a kamado style grill (not the real thing, due to the lack of ceramic construction), and isn’t made of stainless steel.

    Instead, Blaze Kamado made of a cast aluminum, with a thick (12 mm hexagons) stainless steel grate inside the grill itself. Like most kamado style grills it’s a bit smaller than the average for whoever the manufacturer is, giving you 400 square inches of cooking space to work with.

    The cart and attached side tables are nice to have for a grill like this, and provide much needed mobility, as this is ultimately the kind of grill you’re most likely to take tailgating or something similar.

    However, the price might be a little too high for many peoples’ taste, dwarfing most of the other grills on this list. Combine that with the fact that it’s not a real, ceramic kamado style grill and it may not be worthwhile for a lot of people.


    5. Blaze Professional Marine Grade Portable Propane Gas Grill

    Pros:

     Portable
     Safe to use on a boat
     Decent grilling area for a portable grill
     Great, powerful H burner provides even and strong heating
     All stainless steel construction is sturdy and built to last.
     Locking lid

    Cons:

     A bit pricey compared to most portable grills
     Quite heavy for a portable grill; most weigh about a quarter what this does

    Specifications:

      • Material: stainless steel (total)
      • Type: portable
      • Heat output: 12, 000 BTUh
      • Number of burners: 1
      • Total grilling area: 201 square inches
      • Dimensions: 27.13” x 14.5” x 15.13”
      • Total weight: 51 lbs.

    This is an interesting little portable grill, though it stretches the limits of such a term. It’s rare to find a propane portable grill in the first place; most are charcoal or wood firing and relatively inexpensive.

    Marine Grade Professional turns both of those on their heads, instead providing a powerful 12, 000 BTUh H burner (providing very even heating) and overall strong stainless steel construction, from the exterior to its thick and sturdy hexagonal grates.

    While it won’t provide the same results as a wood firing portable grill, and has a pretty high cost, it’s all for a reason: this is a marine grade portable grill; safe to use on your boat without fear of burning it down. This is perfect for living on a houseboat, or just for all day fishing trips. You could catch a fish, clean it on the spot, and safely cook it without ever leaving the boat! It doesn’t get fresher than that.

    In essence, this is the perfect sportsman’s grill, so it’s worth considering if you already have a reliable home grill.


    Final Verdict

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    It was hard to settle on the winner, as all of these are great in their own way. In the end, ease of use just barely squeaked out over raw size and power. The Intelligent grill is a bit smaller and less versatile than its 40 inch cousin, but it just has so many nice little quality of life features that it’s hard to fault it for that, and it still performs as good or better than most other gas grills on the market not from Blaze.

    The rest of these however all serve some purpose or another in the grand scheme, offering unique features or facets that none of the others on this list don’t. There should be something here for everyone, so long as they’re willing to pay the price.


    How Do I Find the Right One for Me?

    Materials are important for every grill, though talking about them in reference to Blaze Grills is fairly simple. Almost every Blaze grill is made entirely from stainless steel. There is one exception on this list (a grill made primarily of cast aluminum) but those exceptions are few and far between indeed.

    Stainless steel is, of course, a very good material for grills, so there’s no complaint there; though it would be nice if they had cast iron grates to go with the stainless steel exterior.

    But the meat of what we’re looking at is: burners. Most of these are gas grills, whether natural gas or propane, they get largely the same general high level of performance

    The performance of a burner is measured mostly by two factors: the shape of the burner, and its heat output.

    The heat output, measured in BTUh, is easy to quantify in an objective sense. Higher BTUh is going to be better to a point in all cases. You want somewhere in the ballpark of 80 to 100 BTUh per square inch of your grill. That’s flexible to an extent, but it’s a good estimate. So, if you have a 500 square inch grill, you’re going to want about 50, 000 total BTUh to cover the whole grill.

    The size, shape, and number of burners may change this a bit. There are two common shapes to look for: H and U shaped burners.

    H shaped burners are top shelf if your grill only has a single burner; so for small gas grills, in other words. They spread a lot of heat evenly over a wide area.

    If you have multiple burners though, you’ll want U shaped ones. These spread the heat evenly, like an H shaped burner, but over a fairly smaller area, concentrating the heat better. With enough burners and distinct temperature zones (usually created by individually adjustable burners, letting you cook multiple things at different temperatures) you can get away with a slight drop in raw BTUh, since you’ll be using what you already have a lot more efficiently.

    From there, there’s a few more minor factors to look for. Little extras, or some unique niche that the grill fills that others don’t.

    This can be anything. One grill here has a rotisserie attachment, another interior and exterior lights for cooking in the dark, and yet one more is portable. These help differentiate what would otherwise be a number of identical grills from one another.

    Finally, look at the price. How much are you willing to pay? Most Blaze grills sit at the top end of the range in terms of price. Be prepared to pay a minimum of $2000.

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