Which grill burner is the best?


  • Which grill burner is the best?

“Which grill burner is the best?” 

Outdoor gas grills are a great way to entertain family and friends.  Outdoor BBQ grills generate high heat which enables even beginners to grill great tasting food without the worry of smoke and grease splatter that you would have with an indoor range.  There are many things to consider when purchasing an outdoor grill such as gas type, quality, burners, and more. This article will focus on the various types of burners available in the market. If you’re shopping for a gas grill you will likely discover that not all grill burners are the same. Some are constructed to last longer, distribute heat better, and are made with higher quality material. With higher quality usually comes a better warranty and a higher price tag. If you’ve ever compared two gas grills that seem almost identical but one is more expensive than the other, it is highly likely that the price difference is due to the quality of the burners.

This article will cover a wide variety of grill burners, their construction, quality, how they work, and their warranty and price point. It’s important to understand the differences in burners so that you truly understand the power of the grill.

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Porcelain Coated Bar Burner 

The Porcelain Coated bar burner is constructed of cast iron coated with porcelain. Because cast iron is susceptible to rust and corrosion the porcelain coating helps slow the rusting process down. You will typically find the porcelain-coated burner in a manufacturer's entry-level models. They have a very limited warranty of about 1-2 years on average.

____________________________________________________________________________ Stainless Steel Tube Burner

The Stainless Steel Tube burner is constructed of 304 stainless steel. It’s usually between 16 to 18 gauge steel. Keep in mind that the lower the steel gauge means the thicker the steel. So a 16 gauge steel is thicker than an 18 gauge.  You’ll often find Stainless Steel Tube Burners in mid-priced grills and they typically come with anywhere from a 5-10 year warranty.




___________________________________________________________________________ Stainless Steel Welded Burner 

The Stainless Steel Welded burner is constructed of stainless steel. This burner gets its name because it consists of two parts that are welded together. You’ll typically find this type of burner in mid-priced models and they come with anywhere from a 5 to 10-year warranty.

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Stainless Steel U-Burner

The stainless steel U burner gets its name because of its U shape. The U shape allows it to emit more heat per burner because of the increased surface area. A single U burner usually has a higher BTU per unit than a standard stainless bar burner. Because of the width of the burner, a grill with U-Burners will often require fewer burners than one with regular bar-shaped burners. For example, an average 30” grill typically consists of 4 bar burners while a 30” grill would only need 3 of the U-Shape burners because they take up more space. Manufacturers typically put u-burners in their mid to higher-priced models and they come with a 3 to 5-year warranty.


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Cast Stainless Burner 

Out of all gas grill burners, the cast stainless steel burners are the best for resisting rust. Its strengths lie in its single-piece design and the thickness of the steel. Because the cast stainless burner is thicker than a standard stainless burner they absorb and distribute heat more evenly. You’ll often find Cast Stainless Burners in a manufactured higher-end model and they typically come with a 25 year to a lifetime warranty.

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Cast Stainless H- Burner 

The Cast Stainless H-burner gets its name from its H shape. It is similar to the Cast stainless steel burners in its resistance to rust and thickness and strength. Due to its H shape and larger surface area, the H burner typically has a higher BTU per unit than a standard cast stainless burner.  Similar to the U-burner, because of its width, a grill with H-Burners will often require fewer burners than one with regular bar-shaped burners. For example, an average 30” grill typically consists of 4 bar burners while a 30” grill would only need 3 of the H-shaped burners because they take up more space. Manufacturers typically put H-burners in their higher-priced models and they come with a 25 to a lifetime warranty.



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