Weber One-Touch Silver
Weber has been making kettle grills for 60 years. Its charcoal-burning models are versatile, inexpensive and easy to use. $80; weber.com.
Lodge Logic Sportsman
This portable, cast-iron hibachi-style grill is perfect for picnics or tailgating. $145; lodgemfg.com.
Precise individual burner controls allow for searing at high temperatures or indirect cooking over low heat. $399; charbroil.com.
Big Green Egg
Inspired by a design from Japan, it can be used as a grill or a smoker. From $799 for large model; biggreenegg.com.
Napoleon Prestige P500RB
This gas grill has five burners, including one for the built-in rotisserie. $1,199; napoleongrills.com.
Barbeques Galore Grand Turbo
It has eight burners, built-in lighting and nearly 900 square inches of cooking space. $3,700; bbqgalore.com.
Viking Outdoor 500 Series
The Mississippi company changed the shape of the burners for better heat distribution in this new 54-inch grill. From $5,500; vikingrange.com.
Grillworks 42 Asador
The grates on this custom-built wood grill slant slightly, so juices flow into built-in basting trays. Raising or lowering the grates controls the heat. Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester, New York, is a fan. $7,975; grillery.com.
These hand-built hybrid grills have drawers for wood or charcoal and can also use gas. $18,295; kalamazoogourmet.com.