Best Luxury Grill Brands in 2022
Best Luxury Grill Brands in 2022: Comparison, Review, Buyer’s Guide
The grill is the centerpiece of your outdoor kitchen.
It’s where all the action happens. In fact, your grill is the most important appliance in the outdoor kitchen.
Our team at Outdoor Kitchen Guy always recommends starting out with a good grill. You don’t want to buy a cheap grill that will burn your food and get rusty over time.
That’s one reason why we recommend luxury grills, including Alfresco, Blaze, Wolf, and others.
So what is a luxury grill? Which brands are the best quality? And where can you purchase a luxury grill?
Let’s get started with the definition of a luxury outdoor grill.
What is a Luxury Grill?
A luxury grill is a high end grill that you can install in your own backyard.
Simply put, they’re built to be powerful.
When you purchase a luxury grill, you’re not just paying for the brand name.
High-end grills are extremely powerful and precise, so you have complete control over the temperature. This helps you achieve the perfect sear and Maillard reaction in steak, chicken, and other meats.
Luxury grills are also made of professional grade materials, like 304 stainless steel and infrared burners. This sets them apart from the average backyard grill.
What to Look For in a Luxury Grill
There are a few things you want to look for in a high quality grill. Here are a few things to remember before you buy.
What Are The Materials in the Grill?
The best luxury grills are made out of 304 stainless steel. This makes them completely weatherproof.
Since we’re based in the greater Orlando area, this is important to us. It gets pretty humid here, so we want to use materials that can withstand moisture and humidity.
We’re also an hour away from the beach, so there’s quite a bit of salt in the air. If you’re not careful, and you buy a grill made with cheap materials, salt can destroy it over time.
Thankfully, 304 stainless steel is safe to use outdoors. It won’t rust, warp, or crack over time. That’s why it’s a good material to look for in luxury outdoor grills.
Is This Manufactured By a Reputable Brand?
Anyone can buy a small charcoal grill from their local home improvement store.
When you’re looking at luxury grills, do a little investigating. What other items does this brand sell? Do their other products have good reviews?
If a company has lots of great reviews on their luxury grill, but they have horrible reviews on their outdoor refrigerator, that might be a red flag.
Look for a brand that offers consistent quality across the board. Our favorite brands include Alfresco, Sub-Zero Wolf, Coyote, Blaze, and Hestan.
What are Other Customers Saying About This Grill?
Remember to take other reviews into consideration.
Are other people satisfied with this grill? Why or why not?
We haven’t had issues with the grills we recommend to our customers. They work well and last a very long time. That’s why we keep recommending them!
Regardless of which brand you purchase, look up some reviews. If possible, get some recommendations from family and friends, as well as a professional opinion (such as this article).
Natural Gas vs. Propane
Some premium grills run on propane, and some run on natural gas. Which is better?
Propane burns hotter than natural gas, which some people like because they believe it adds to the flavor of the food. It’s also considered environmentally friendly, because it produces water vapor and carbon dioxide.
On the other hand, natural gas is even more eco-friendly. You never have to refill the propane tank.
Also, natural gas is more expensive up front. You’ll have to pay someone to professionally install your grill, so it connects to the natural gas line. But a natural gas grill can save you money in the long term.
We recommend natural gas grills, because they’re more permanent, so the quality is usually higher. Honestly, the question of natural gas vs. propane comes down to budget and personal preference.
Top 5 Luxury Grill Brands in 2022
There are a few brands of high-end luxury grills that we readily recommend to our customers.
These brands have amazing products, as well as great guarantees. We can confidently say that you will love grills by any of these brands.
Five of the brands we’re going to talk about today are Alfresco, Wolf, Blaze, Hestan, and Coyote. We’ll give a brief overview of each company, as well as some pros and cons.
Since the 1990s, Alfresco has provided outdoor kitchen appliances that match the same levels of quality you’d find in a professional restaurant.
We like Alfresco grills because they offer a lot of power. They also offer a consistent level of quality. All of their products are well-designed and well made.
As a company and brand, Alfresco is dedicated to quality and innovation, as well as taking care of their customers.
You can see their commitment to quality in their grills. These grills are the top of the line, made with weatherproof stainless steel and high powered burners.
As an example, here’s one of the more popular grills from Alfresco: the ALXE 42 inch.
Alfresco ALXE 42-Inch Natural Gas Grill With Rotisserie
The Alfresco ALXE-42 grill is a modern masterpiece.
It features three main high-performance stainless steel burners, as well as a 3 position warming rack. With this grill, you get an astonishing 82,500 BTU output, and 770 square inches of grilling space.
This grill also comes with an integrated rotisserie system, including an infrared burner.
You can use the integrated smoking system to give your food a delicious smoky flavor.
The ALXE-42 has a push button ignition, so it’s easy to light. And if you’re grilling at night, the LED knob lighting lets you grill safely and confidently.
When you purchase one of these grills, you can choose to include a number of accessories, including a steamer/deep fryer, commercial stainless steel griddle, or a roasting pod.
Another kitchen company we have the pleasure of working with is Wolf.
Wolf is the same brand that owns Sub-Zero, a high quality refrigeration company, and Cove, which is a dishwasher manufacturer.
As a company, Wolf is committed to sustainability, as well as quality.
They use recycled materials, such as stainless steel and plastic, to build their appliances. Also, they recycle almost 200,000 gallons of water every year.
We trust Wolf Sub-Zero to build high-quality, sturdy outdoor appliances. Their goal is to help you build a functional and beautiful outdoor kitchen, and that starts with the right appliances.
For a good example of Wolf grills and what they look like, here is the 42” Outdoor Gas Grill, a customer favorite.
Wolf 42″ Outdoor Gas Grill
The Wolf 42” grill is a perfect example of the quality you can expect from Wolf Grills.
This grill features two individually contained burners, coming in at 25,000 BTUs. Also, this grill comes with a 25,000 BTU sear zone, so you can get that perfect sear on your steaks and cook them to perfection every time.
The two position rotisserie has a 16,000 BTU infrared burner, and it can handle any size dishes, from large to small.
Once the grill is lit, the ceramic briquettes create a radiant and direct heat, which gives the food more flavor.
This grill also comes with interior lights and LED-lit knobs, so you can keep grilling late in the evening.
The third grill company you should know about is Blaze Grills.
Blaze has a lot of great values as a company, and one of them is accessibility. Their mission is to create luxurious outdoor kitchen grills that are affordable and personal.
When you order a Blaze grill, it should feel like it was made for you. It should fit within your budget, and perform better than you expected.
When you buy a grill from Blaze, it comes with a lifetime warranty. Also, certain grills such as the Marine Grade Premium LTE grills, include a 3 year multi-user warranty.
We love that Blaze provides warranties for all of their grills. We highly recommend Blaze grills, and we haven’t had to use the lifetime warranties so far.
To show what we’re talking about, here’s one of our favorite grills, manufactured by Blaze.
Blaze Professional 44-Inch 4 Burner Built-In Gas Grill
The 44” Built-In gas grill is a great luxury grill that is made to last.
It boasts four cast stainless steel burners, with 18,000 BTUs each. That’s a total of 72,000 BTUs.
It includes a 10,000 BTU rotisserie burner, with a waterproof motor.
With this grill, you’ll get a total of 1,050 square inches of cooking space. The grill features interior lights, so you can navigate grilling in the dark.
It also features push and turn ignition for fast and easy lighting.
Blaze provides a lifetime warranty with this grill, which we like, even though we’ve never had a problem with these grills. They work well and create amazing flavor for all your grilled foods.
Hestan was started in California in 2013, by Stanley and Helen Cheng. Now they are one of the top brands for stylish luxury cooking equipment, both for the indoors and the outdoors.
As a company, Hestan emphasizes the fine details of cooking. You can see this in their grills: every detail is carefully planned and designed.
Hestan grills are also known for their durability and stylish designs. Although some customers report occasional flare-ups, these grills are still a solid choice for many outdoor kitchens.
Hestan 42″ Outdoor Built-In Grill – G_BR Series
This Hestan grill is definitely a treat to grill on.
First, we have the top burner, a ceramic infrared top burner that’s perfect for rotisserie, searing, and finishing meats. This top burner delivers up to 18,000 BTUs.
The Trellis burner design is a powerful burner, offering 25,000 BTUs, with great heat distribution and temperature control.
You also get sear burners, coming in at 25,000 each, so you can perfectly sear your food every time.
With all of these burners, you have a total of 774 inches of grilling space, as well as 282 square inches of warming rack surface. This is a great choice if you’re looking to host a large cookout.
Plus, this grill has two styles, one for natural gas, and one for propane.
And last, but certainly not least, we have the gas grills by Coyote Outdoor Living.
Coyote’s products are built to focus on precision, power, and durability. They want people to be able to enjoy outdoor living, without having to worry about the cost.
They are confident in their products, and for good reason– these grills are durable and powerful.
At Coyote, they also care about customer service. They offer comprehensive warranties for all of their products, so you can be sure to get the experience you’re looking for.
Coyote 42” S-Series Built-in Gas Grill
If you’re looking for a great way to start your luxury grilling experience, Coyote may be the brand for you.
The 42” S-Series built-in grill comes with four high performance burners, one infrared rotisserie burner in the back, and ceramic briquette grids for complete heat control.
In total, this grill offers a ton of grilling space: 955 square inches, to be exact.
It also includes interior grill lighting, LED illuminated knobs, a smoker box, rotisserie kit, and an optional wind guard.
All in all, this grill has an output of up to 110,000 BTUs, and it offers a supreme outdoor cooking experience.
Which Brand Should I Buy?
Now that we’ve talked about five of our favorite luxury grill brands, and offered some examples, it’s time for the million dollar question.
What brand of luxury grill should you buy?
We believe in the end, all five of these brands (Alfresco, Wolf, Blaze, Hestan, and Coyote) are high quality, professional grade grills. We would recommend any of them.
Also, every outdoor kitchen is different. What you’re looking for might require a different brand. There is no one size fits all.
However, we can say from professional experience that it is hard to go wrong with grills by Alfresco and Wolf.
We love recommending these brands to our customers, because their grills are powerful and versatile. In a field full of strong competitors, these brands often rise to the top.
Where to Buy a Luxury Grill
There are a few different places to purchase a luxury grill.
The easiest option is to buy a grill through a dealer, when you’re ready to build your outdoor kitchen.
We highly recommend a built-in grill, because it offers a lot more permanence and durability.
If you’re in the Orlando area, stop by our show room in St. Mary, FL. We’d love to discuss your project with you, as well as the luxury grill brands that we carry.
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