Our 10 Favorite Grills

Whether you're grilling on a tiny patio or in an expansive yard, the equipment you use can make or break your meal. These ten grills vary widely in size, price, and function, but what they all have in common is the ability to turn out exceptionally delicious foods using a variety of techniques. —Michelle Betters

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Commercial Grill

Great for fast, hot cooking, this big gas grill cranks to 700 degrees. Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Commercial Grill $500 at charbroil.comPicasa

Coleman RoadTrip Grill LXE

With a towing handle, wheels, and side prep tables, this folding propane grill is made for picnics. Coleman RoadTrip Grill LXE $190 at coleman.comWarren Denning

Meco Square Utility Grill

The tilting grate varies distances from the fire for cooking well-done and rare meat simultaneously. Meco Square Utility Grill $69 at amazon.com

Weber Smokey Joe Silver

This miniature take on the Weber kettle is designed for grilling in small spaces. Weber Smokey Joe Silver $33 at amazon.com

Rosle Charcoal Grill

High-domed enough for whole turkeys, this model boasts a thermometer display and wraparound tool rail. Rosle Charcoal Grill $400 at rosleusa.com Picasa

22 Old Smokey Charcoal Grill

The 21-inch-diameter jumbo version of this lightweight no-frills classic makes cooking for a crowd a snap. #22 Old Smokey Charcoal Grill $64 at oldsmokey.com

Lodge Sportsman's Grill

This nonstick cast-iron hibachi has a flip-down door to make feeding coals easy. Lodge Sportsman's Grill $145 at lodgemfg.comPicasa

XLarge Big Green Egg Grill

Based on ancient Asian cooking vessels, this ceramic grill cooks from 200 to 750 degrees. Close the lid and it's a smoker. XLarge Big Green Egg Grill $1,199 at biggreenegg.com Picasa

Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill

A jack-of-all-trades for gas, charcoal, wood flame, and rotisserie grilling. Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill Starting at $11,295 at kalamazoogourmet.com Picasa

The Grillworks Dual 42 CRE

This wood-fired rig sports a rotisserie, plus crankwheels to adjust the heights of its cooking surfaces. The Grillworks Dual 42 CRE $8,975 at grillery.com John Robert Williams