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You can find some terrific gas grills at your local hardware store and a dizzying array of options at home centers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Then there’s Walmart and other discount stores, which ring up nearly 30 percent of all grill sales, according to the market research firm Mintel.
Consumer Reports tests dozens of new gas grill models every year. This year we've already evaluated over 25, and we're busy buying, building, and testing even more.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the very best gas grills at Walmart, including models from our latest tests, in small, medium, and large sizes. If you’re unsure which size you need or which features matter, start with our gas grill buying guide. CR members can also jump right into our grill ratings to compare models.
Walmart has a broad offering of options in-store, and online, with dozens of options that include free delivery.
“Walmart stores usually offer gas grills that are around $100 to $400, from brands such as Cuisinart and RevoAce,” says Mark Allwood, a senior market analyst at Consumer Reports. “Online, you have a lot more to choose from, including Weber, with prices all the way up to $2,000.”
Not every gas grill Consumer Reports tests is a winner, so use this CR reference guide if you're shopping at Walmart this spring or summer. If you plan to buy your next grill at Home Depot or Lowe’s, we’ve got you covered there, too. Check out our expert picks for the best gas grills at Home Depot and the best gas grills at Lowe’s.
Attention, Walmart Shoppers
Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers offer these tips for a better shopping experience at Walmart.
In a Store
• Check inventory online before you head to the store. The grill you want might be in a store near you. If not, Walmart will ship it to a store where you can pick it up, and you won’t have to pay a shipping fee.
• Check the grill’s dimensions on Walmart’s site or on the grill’s summary page in our gas grill ratings.
• Check your cargo space. Walmart offers free assembly but doesn't deliver assembled grills to residences. You’ll need an SUV or a pickup to haul an assembled grill home. Walmart doesn’t rent trucks.
• Check to see whether free two-day shipping applies to the grill you’re considering. You’ll see this called out on Walmart’s website.
• Check to see whether shopper discounts apply. Two years ago Walmart introduced discounts for customers who order online but arrange to pick up the item at a store. We saw savings up to $15. Think of it as steak money.
• Check the contents of the box before you start assembling the grill to make sure all the parts are included and not broken or damaged. If something is missing, call Walmart’s customer service (800-925-6278). If the wait for a replacement part is too long, call the manufacturer directly to see whether it can be shipped sooner.
Best Gas Grills at Walmart
We test grills from nearly every brand sold at Walmart, including Weber, Cuisinart, and Dyna-Glo.
Only one of the models below is exclusive to Walmart. But for the rest, don't assume that Walmart will always offer the best deal. It's possible that competing retailers might stock the same model at a lower price.
Read on for ratings and reviews of the best grills we've tested that are available at the discount giant this summer.
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