Top 10 Best Mid-Size Gas Barbecues – with up to 3 burners for family & friends

There is nothing like a good barbecue especially one that does not require starting a charcoal fire and waiting for it to turn ember and hope pray you have enough fuel cook all the food. Here are some of the best small to mid-size gas fired barbecues that lets you take full control of your BBQ.Quick, easy and clean, a gas barbecue is ideal for the family, entertaining friends or having a party in the summer.

There is that reassuring feeling that with control over the burners, chances of burning the food is very low so everyone can enjoy a good and thoroughly cooked food from the barbecue.

For the skeptics that need convincing to choose a gas BBQ over a charcoal BBQ, or if the flavour will be affected, think of all the restaurants and grill houses. They rely solely on gas fired grills which are not very different from ones listed below and they turn out just fine.

If you are still not convinced, we have 16 good reasons to consider a gas BBQ at the bottom of this article.

Best Small to Mid-Size Gas Barbecues (BBQs) with 2-3 Burners

So here is a quick look at our line-up of small to mid-size gas fired barbecues.

A Closer Look

Best Gas Barbecues with 2-3 Burners

Perfect for small groups of friends or family, these stylish 2 to 3 burner BBQ are great value and affordable.

Bentley 2 Burner Gas BBQ Steel – 2 BURNERS [BUDGET]

  • Burner: 2 multi-cooking burners (2 x 5.6kw), 1 full width warming rack
  • Side Burner: None
  • Thermometer on the hood to monitor cooking temperature
  • 2 side tables for preparation space, 2 heavy duty wheels for easy moving
  • Outer shell: Black painted steel • Cooking grid: Stamped steel with enamel finish • Burner material: Cast iron • Flame tamer: Aluminium plate.

Char-Broil Classic 300 30,000 BTU 2 Burner Gas Grill – 2 BURNERS [ALL STEEL]

  • Burner: 2 main burner 30,000 BTU gas barbecue
  • Side Burner: None 
  • 300 sq. in. of primary cooking on porcelain-coated cast iron grates plus 120 sq. in. of secondary cooking on porcelain-coated swingaway
  • Durable porcelain-coated steel lid and firebox
  • Single door hides the tank while also allowing for additional storage. Foldable side shelves for easy storage.

FoxHunter 2 Burner Gas Barbecue + Side Burner – 2 + SIDE BURNERS

  • Burner: 2 main burner 5.5kw
  • Side Burner: 1 side burner 2.5KW
  • Hood with thermometer and handle, grease pan is zinc plated and easy to clean, flame tamer is aluminium plated, 1 left side burner and 1 right side table. Black porcelain enamel wire cooking grill and warming rack
  • Dimensions: 940(L) x 517(W) x 1003(H) mm

Outback Excel 300 2 Burner Gas Barbecue – 2 + SIDE BURNERS [MODERN]

  • Burner: 2 main burners, 50x35cm porcelain coated grill, hood with warming rack
  • Side Burner: 1 side burner
  • One of the best looking gas barbecue in our line-up, the Outback Excel 300 is not only a great talking point, it’s futuristic curves makes it stand out from the rest. However, there is no thermometer on the hood and the shelves are plastic.
  • Dimensions: 122cm (W) x 54cm (D) x 103cm (H)

Fire Mountain McKinley 3 Burner Gas Barbecue – 3 BURNERS [ALL STEEL]

  • Burner: 3 main burner gas barbecue with stainless steel hood
  • Side Burner: None
  • Enamelled cast iron grill, piezo ignition, 13.2kw heat input, and 56cm x 48cm cooking area
  • Double layer stainless steel hood, temperature gauge and wheels

Embermann Modena 3 Burner Gas BBQ – GRILL & HOT PLATE

  • Burner: 3 main burners with cast iron grill and hot plate
  • Side Burner: None
  • Steel hood, temperature gauge and wheels. Two preparation tables of high quality hardwood and integrated hooks for utensils. Flame tamers for burners stops food from getting charred during cooking. Trolley with wooden shelve.
  • A 4-burner variant also available in a similar design, see the following section.

Fire Mountain Matterhorn 3 Burner Gas Barbecue – 3 BURNERS, GRILL & HOT PLATE [MOST VERSATILE]

  • Burner: 3 main burners up to 36,000 BTU with cast iron grill and hot plate (42cm x 63cm). Warming shelf attached to hood with integrated thermometer.
  • Side Burner: None
  • Constructed using quality, rust resistant stainless steel and supported by substantial wooden shelves.

Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living 3 Burner Gas Grill – 3 BURNERS [ALL STEEL]

  • Burner: 3 main burners up to 36,000 BTU with heavy gauge porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates
  • Side Burner: None
  • Stainless steel commercial grade straight burners for performance and durability, Steel heat tents protect the burners and food flavour.
  • Infinite control valve options provide flexibility and the best grilling performance and experience.
  • Double wall stainless steel lid assembly to retain heat includes temperature gauge. Fold away side shelves with utensil hooks and towel bar.

Embermann Mark 3 Burner Gas BBQ – 3 BURNERS [ALL STEEL]

  • Burners: 3 main burners with cast iron grill
  • Side Burner: None
  • Hood with integrated temperature gauge. Heavy duty metal construction with black powder coated finish.

Outback Spectrum 3 Burner Gas BBQ – 3 BURNERS

  • Burner: 3 main burner cast iron grill and hot plate with chrome plated warming rack
  • Side Burner: None
  • High intensity porcelain enamelled hood with thermometer
  • Wooden side shelves with hooks for cooking utensils, wooden shelve on the bottom of the wagon. Dimensions: 140cm x 111cm x 62cm


The 16 Good Reasons to Consider a Gas Barbecue

As promised here are the many benefit of Gas Barbecue (sometimes compared to a charcoal BBQ) plugged from our earlier article:

  • More substantial BBQ box from metal in stainless steel or painted enamel finish on either a metal stand or wooden frame with storage cabinet and shelves.
  • Instant light-up with push button ignition, no waiting around and start cooking in seconds
  • Less smoke, at least not from the coal, smoke from overcooked food is unavoidable
  • Constant and consistent heat unlike charcoal often unpredictable and uneven heat transfer
  • Longer cooking time, does not gradually lose heat like charcoal unless you ran out of gas but typical propane tank will burn for hours
  • Able to control the heat level by adjusting the knob
  • As it is more predictable, you can pay less attention to the cooking and more entertaining
  • Set it on low heat for slow cooking or turn up the heat to give your meat a good grill
  • Multiple heat zones depending on the number of burners
  • Bigger and sturdier construction, typical Gas Barbecues are designed as a wagon
  • Built in gas gauge and thermometer on the hood on some models
  • Easier to clean and empty with removable drip pan and grill, no ashes and dust to clean out
  • Side burner on some model for heating up food on a frying pan or sauce pan for sauces
  • Fixed or fold away side tables for preparation and serving space
  • Bigger gas barbecues come with rotisserie attachments and forks for roasting whole chicken, leg or other meat
  • Hood or lid shut for smoking or roasting with wood smoking for added flavour using a smoker box (available separately)
  • Impressive with higher models finished in colour and stainless steel complete with accessories and cover.

Feel free to share more benefits of a gas barbecue and what you think of the gas BBQs in our list using the comment box below.