Luxury Grilling: 10 Expensive Grills For The Barbecues Of The Rich

Man has been burning beasts since he first tamed flames, but the relatively simple process of barbecuing has evolved with a fever pitch over time. Today, the art of grilling has been made bigger and better by adding shiny stainless steel, multiple burners, wheels, thermometers, refrigerators, and even touch screens. Before you dust off that clamshell Weber, Big Green Egg, or try to remember what kind of valve your empty propane tank has, hit the jump to see how rich folk will be getting their grill on this Spring.

expensive grills of the rich

10 Expensive Grills for the Barbecues of the Rich

KitchenAid KFRU488TSS

KitchenAid 700-0745A 56-inch x 23-inch Gas Grill Cover, Grey
  • Compatible with any gas grill up to 56-inch W x 23 inch-D x 48-inch H
  • Fits 4-burner KitchenAid gas grills with a 30 in. firebox

At 48 inches long, this propane KitchenAid model costs roughly $1,000 per grill foot. Hot dogs don’t stand a chance against 851 square inches of cooking space and a 20,000 BTU “high-output infrared sear burner.” Thankfully, this grill has flare-up countermeasures.

GrillCo 60″ SS Gas Grill Mobile Trailer Unit

For the price of a used Honda Civic, true barbecue fans can cook on a grill roughly the size of one. Grillco’s 60” mobile gas grill is big enough to roast a polar bear and weighs more than 800 pounds. Nothing says ‘Now you’re cooking!’ like dual brake lights, underslung spring axle, and swing tongue jack.

Alfresco LX2 47″ Freestanding gas grill

Alfresco ALXE 30-Inch Built-In Natural Gas Grill With Sear Zone And Rotisserie - ALXE-30SZ-NG
  • Alfresco grills are made in the USA with 304 stainless steel offering quality construction and lasting durability
  • Integrated, hidden rotisserie system with chain driven spit that will support up to 120lbs of meat

Alfresco’s LX2 47” gas grill has 770 square inches of cooking space, an integrated rotisserie, and halogen lighting to help illuminate the hole your wallet has burned through your pocket.

Lynx L54PSFR-1LP 54” Professional Series

Lynx L54PSR-2-LP Built-In Propane Gas Grill with Pro Sear Burner and Rotisserie, 54-Inch
  • Three cast brass burners + one Pro Sear2 Burner (total 98,000 BTUs); 1555-sq. in. cooking surface (1110 primary, 445 secondary)
  • Heat stabilizing design; Control illumination with blue LEDs; Dual halogen grill surface lights

With more than 1,500 square inches of searing space, this 54” Lynx grill has stainless steel grates, a removable smoker box, blue LED-lit gauges, and ceramic briquettes that radiate the grill’s 100,000 BTUs evenly.

Crown Verity IG-36 Island Grill

With five burners, 759 pounds, and 80,000 BTUs, Crown Verity’s IG-36 Island Grill is big enough to grill an actual island. Built around a fridge, this grill is handmade with Brazilian walnut accents and has Quebec granite countertops. Hope you have a classy backyard.

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet 900 Hybrid

Napoleon BIPRO665RBPSS-3 Built-in Prestige PRO 665 RB Propane Gas Grill Head, 625 + Infrared Infrared Rear Burner, Stainless Steel
  • 5 Stainless Steel main burners that produce 68, 000 BTU-per-hour input along with Stainless Steel sear plates that provide even heat with their layered positioning and intense flavor for creating Unforgettable meals
  • Enjoy rotisserie cooked food with the 18, 000 BTU Infrared rear burner and the Napoleon heavy duty rotisserie kit included with purchase. Why not get a bit creative with the Napoleon rotisserie basket perfect for rotisserie vegetables, fried or Chick wings (accessory sold separately)

Cook with wood, gas, or charcoal on Kalamazoo’s Outdoor Gourmet 900 Hybrid model. Ceramic-lined drawers help diffuse gas heat or can be swapped with drawers for wood or charcoal cooking. Expert, well-funded grillers can use both the gas burners and a few embers of hardwood for extra smoky flavor.

Fire Magic E1060s-2A1-51 Echelon

The “Grandaddy of all gas grills,” the Fire Magic E1060s-2A1-51 Echelon is more outdoor kitchen than a barbecue grill. It has a rotisserie backburner, smoke hood, and internal wok ring.

Solaire 56″ InfraVection Refrigerated Cart Grill

Solaire InfraVection Built-In All Grill with Dual Rotisserie (SOL-AGBQ-56TVR-LP), 56-Inches, Propane
  • Heavy duty 304 Stainless Steel construction for top-notch durability
  • Push-button battery powered ignition for easy grill lighting

Time, as we all know, is money. Thankfully, the 56” Solaire InfraVection preheats in under three minutes. This unit comes with a built-in refrigerator, dual side burners, and 1,027 square inches of top-notch kebab real estate.

Touchscreen grill

Napoleon BBQ Grill Accessory - Multi-Use Touchscreen Gloves (L) - 62142 - Large Glove Size, Touchscreen Gloves, Snug Fit, Stylish, Increased Grip, Silicone Palms, Multi-Use, Work-Gloves
  • LARGE FIT: The ideal fit for large sized hands
  • TOUCHSCREEN GLOVES: A specialized material is used in the finger pads so you can easily use your favorite touchscreen devices without having to remove the gloves

This man wanted what no other grill had, so he built it himself. A custom-built smoker/grill, this $15,000 monstrosity has high-quality speakers and amplifiers, and a touch screen displays perfect for greasy pointer poking.

Talos Outdoor Cooking Suite sold by Frontgate

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove, Two 30,000 BTU's cast-aluminum burners, Cooking Dimensions: 14 in. x 32 in
  • Includes 3 ft. hose and regulator
  • Includes detachable steel legs and 3-sided wind screen

Described by the New York Times as a “sprawling stainless steel temple,” the Talos Outdoor Cooking Suite is probably bigger than your backyard and kitchen combined. Details are somewhat scant, but a Frontgate spokeswoman told the Times the suite boasts a “searing station,” hardwood cutting board, a warming drawer, and a bartender station with a built-in sink.


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