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Get ready for cookout season with these gas grills

We went through a lot of meat to test these four grills.

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Ashlee Clark Thompson

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Broil King Baron S520

This $649 grill has five burners have a combined output of 50,000 BTUs, the most of the group of grills we tested. This resulted in fast cook times for burgers and charred chicken skin. 

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Broil King Baron S520

The grill has plenty of room for food with the Flav-R-Wave under the grates distributing heat.

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Broil King Baron S520

You have to be careful with the Baron: If you're not prepared for its high temperatures, you could easily burn your food.

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Char-Broil Commercial Double Header

This $699 grill comes with two separate cooking zones separated by their own fireboxes. That means you could easily multitask your grilled meal.

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There are two burners in each firebox.

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Char-Broil Commercial Double Header

There's also an additional burner to cook small dishes.

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Char-Broil Performance XL

Char-Broil packs a lot of perks into this $299 grill. There are five burners with a combined total of 45,000 BTUs of power and an extra side burner. 

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Char-Broil Performance XL

The grill is covered with porcelain grates.

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Weber Spirit II E-310

This $599 three-burner gas grill lets you customize the way you grill. It comes in four colors: red, white, blue and black. 

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Weber Spirit II E-310

The Spirit II has something called "Flavorizer Bars." Its user manual explains that these bars are "angled just right to catch drippings that smoke and sizzle, adding that irresistible smoky flavor we all know and love to your food." They're also supposed to help route drippings away from the burners toward the "grease management system."

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Weber Spirit II E-310

The grill works with the $100 Weber iGrill 3 temperature probe so you can keep an eye on your food's internal temperature.

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