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These best-selling grills are perfect for barbecuing and cooking.

We've rounded up top-rated charcoal, propane and smoker grills from Amazon, Target, Walmart and more

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Grilling is so much more than throwing some burgers and brats over an open flame (although it’s great for that, too). Grills are actually an incredibly versatile cooking tool. In addition to classics like steak, hamburgers and hot dogs, you can also make pizza or caramelized fruit. Plus, sometimes food just tastes better charred outside.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Before you can enjoy charbroiled burgers, roasted vegetables and delicious desserts, you’ll need a grill. Whether you’re in search of a gas grill, charcoal grill, propane or smoker, we’ve rounded up top-rated, best-selling grills from Amazon, Target, Walmart and more. All of these come with free-shipping options.

Just imagine, a few short days after you order one of these, you can be grilling up a storm for family and friends. Ready to find the grill that’s right for you?

Best gas grills

Char-Broil Performance Gas Grill ($199.99;

Let’s face it: Your patio doesn’t feel fully decked out unless you have a grill well-equipped to handle feeding the party masses. Hosts and hostesses, meet the Char-Broil Performance Gas Grill. This cooker features two stainless -steel burners, along with a storage cabinet and side shelves that act as a prep surface. It hass ample cooking space for nearly 16 burgers, and then some.

Dyna-Glo Gas Grill ($264.58;

Think you need a bit more space than the Char-Broil grill provides? The Dyna-Glo Gas Grill has equally good reviews, plus it comes with three stainless-steel burners for even more cooking space. Other impressive features include an electron pulse ignition system, which can fire up the grill in a flash, along with a double- wall stainless steel lid that helps retain heat and cook your foods more evenly.

Weber Genesis II E-310 3-Burner Natural Gas Grill ($799;

You take your grilling seriously, which means you don’t mind splurging on a premium device that will stand the test of time. After all, you’ll be getting plenty of use out of it. The Weber Genesis II is the top-rated gas grill available on Home Depot right now and has just shy of a perfect 5-star rating on the site from over 500 customers. It has enough space to grill 25 burgers at once, and comes with all the bells and whistles: warming rack, prep space, a built-in thermometer, storage space. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty.

Best charcoal grills

Weber Smokey Joe Portable Grill ($34.99;

You consider camping one of your favorite activities. And while cooking over an open flame the old-fashioned way is always going to be a staple, you also understand that with a portable grill, you can whip up your dinners way faster than it takes just to gather kindling. For those who want a delicious meal while in the great outdoors, or just need a portable grill for tailgates and backyard barbecues, Weber’s Smokey Joe Portable Grill fits the bill. It’s affordable, lightweight and a favorite among Amazon customers. (It’s currently a No.1 best-seller with a stellar 4.7- star rating.)

TackLife Charcoal Grill ($79.97;

A mid-range grill that tops our list is TackLife’s Charcoal Grill. It’s bigger than the Weber model, but a bit more compact that the Char-Broil option below. That makes it ideal for those who, a la Goldilocks, need a size that’s not too small and not too big for their backyard. It can cook anywhere from six to 10 servings at one time, and comes with a one-touch, easy-to-clean design. And the more time we can spend grilling and less time we spend cleaning, the better we like it.

Char-Broil American Gourmet Charcoal Grill ($124.85;

With over 568 square inches of cooking space, plus a 272-square-inch warming rack, the Char-Broil Grill provides all the space you’d need to whip up barbecued chicken, ribs, and char-grilled veggies. Like the other models, it comes with prep space for you to keep your food on deck before it hits the open flame. This grill also comes with big props from other grillers, with many on Walmart lauding its overall durability and long-lasting design.

Best propane grills

Char-Broil Classic 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill ($109.15;

Propane grills are a popular option among grilling enthusiasts, as they turn on and heat up quickly and can keep the temperature steady as you cook. If that sounds like music to your ears, you’ll want to check out the Classic 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill. It has enough space to cook a variety of foods at once and is easily movable, thanks to its wheels. Plus, right now it’s on sale for 32% off, so you can grill on a budget.

Weber Spirit Propane Gas Grill ($499;

The Weber Spirit Propane Grill is an Amazon Choice product, meaning it’s been vetted by customers for overall satisfaction and can be quickly shipped to your front door. Did we mention it comes with free shipping? In a matter of days you’ll have this bad boy ready to host large-scale barbecues.

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill (starting at $241.60;

Perfect for those who want a compact grill that can go with them on the road, the Coleman Propane Portable Grill features all the things we love about propane models (heats up quickly, provides even grill temperatures, and is easy to clean) but in an easy-to-transport, foldable design. Sky’s the limit to where your grilling adventures will take you.

Best smoker grills

Char-Griller Wrangler Charcoal Grill ($118.12;

The depth of flavor that comes from smoked meats is unparalleled. To achieve this at home, you’ll need a smoker, which cooks food in a temperature-controlled environment at low heat and with lots of smoke. Plenty of grills, such as this Char-Griller, marry the best of both worlds and can be used as both a charcoal grill and a top-notch smoker. This design comes with a seal of approval from past Walmart customers and is currently on sale for more than $100 off its original price.

NexGrill Barrel Charcoal Grill and Smoker ($139;

One of the more budget-friendly grill and smoker combos we’ve seen on the web (that also comes with high ratings) is the NexGrill Barrel Charcoal Grill and Smoker. This under-$150 device has nearly 741 square inches of total cooking space (among the largest surface areas on our list) so you’ll have plenty of room to whip up pitmaster-grade barbecue. Other notable features include a pull-out charcoal drawer that makes cleanup easy, a built-in temperature gauge, and a side shelf that can be used as prep space.

Note: The price above reflects the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.