Best outdoor grills 2013-man grilling with family (Photo: Michael Hitoshi\Getty Images)

Courtesy of Weber

1. Best Overall

Weber Spirit Gas Grill SP-320

($700, amazon.com)

This compact grill with three burners was ranked easiest to use. It heats evenly and rarely flares. Helpful add-ons include a warming rack, hooks for grilling tools, a thermometer — and even a nifty condiment shelf.

Bing: Weber Spirit Gas Grill SP-320

2. Bargain Buy

Brinkmann Medallion 5-Burner Gas Grill 810-4580-SB

($700)

Get more burners for your buck (38 patties fit!) — great when hosting a crowd. We love the lighted controls and the manual with cooking tips.

Bing: Brinkmann Medallion 5-Burner Gas Grill 810-4580-SB

3. Total Multitasker

Char-Broil Tru-Infrared Commercial 4-Burner T-47D

($500, lowes.com)

Four burners — each with its own thermometer to fine-tune temps for different foods — sear beautifully. Top-notch customer service, too.

Bing: Char-Broil Tru-Infrared Commercial 4-Burner T-47D

How We Tested

We sizzled 90-plus lbs. of steak, chicken, and more to see how they cooked.