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The Top 7 Grill Brands Of 2024: Elevate Your Outdoor Cooking Experience

Discover seven popular grill brands available at Snyder Diamond.

Family and friends gathering grilling with Wolf outdoor cooking appliances

Here in Southern California, temperatures are rising, days are growing longer, and backyard barbecues and outdoor gatherings beckon. If you’re thinking about upgrading your outdoor grill in 2024, you may be surprised how dramatically they’ve evolved over the years. High-quality, modern-day outdoor grilling appliances offer all sorts of bells and whistles and impressive enhancements, many of which weren’t at our disposal even a few years ago: integrated smart technologies, weather resistant high-grade materials, cutting-edge engineering, and a wider assortment of forms and finishes than ever before. 

Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a trade professional looking to elevate your client’s outdoor entertaining game, we’re here to help you navigate through the sea of grilling options with our curated list of many of the best grills of 2024—7 top grill brands that even you grill experts will get excited about. From traditional charcoal grills to the modern conveniences offered by gas and electric appliances—explore the top 7 grill brands, in no particular order, that will turn your backyards into culinary havens this summer.

VIKING | Commercial Grade Performance For Your Outdoor Cooking Adventures

Viking outdoor grills and cooking appliances offer everything you’d hope for in an outdoor kitchen. From ovens and warming drawers to refrigerators, vent hoods, cabinetry, and heavy-duty smokers and grills—every Viking outdoor appliance brings professional-grade performance to your alfresco oasis. Viking, the very first to bring commercial-level cooking appliances to consumers, continues to deliver the high performance and cutting-edge features that define the Viking brand—sleek designs, durable construction, and powerful technology. 

Viking Grill and Outdoor Kitchen

Top features of Viking grills:

  • Available in 30″, 36″, 42″ and 54″ widths
  • Heavy cast brass burners radiate heat effectively
  • Control knob illumination with blue led lights
  • Even heating distribution and reduction of flare-ups thanks to ceramic radiant briquettes
  • Continuously welded smooth joints for quality, strength, and beauty

Fan Favorite: The Viking 5 Series Grill with ProSear burner and rotisserie, recently named the "best commercial-style high-end grill" by the Robb Report.

Viking Freestanding Grill with ProSear Burner and Rotisserie

KALAMAZOO | Luxury Redefined In Outdoor Grilling

Experience the pinnacle of outdoor grilling with Kalamazoo luxury cooking appliances. Known for their craftsmanship and innovative design, Kalamazoo grills are the epitome of luxury and performance. Engineered with precision and built to last, these grills deliver an unrivaled, top-of-the-line cooking experience. With their powerful burners, precise temperature control, and superior heat distribution, Kalamazoo grills deliver restaurant-quality results right in your own backyard. And, for those seeking added protection against rust and corrosion, a challenge many of us face here in SoCal due to the harsh, saltwater air—Kalamazoo offers marine-grade stainless steel upgrades. Whether you're searing steaks, roasting vegetables, or smoking brisket, for those seeking ‘the best of the best’, consider Kalamazoo. 

Kalamazoo grills and Outdoor Appliances

Top features of Kalamazoo grills:

  • Your choice of high-quality 304 stainless steel or upgraded 316L marine-grade stainless steel (for saltwater environments)
  • First North American grill manufacturer to use safety valves for every burner
  • Hybrid grill available for those who want a combination of gas, wood and charcoal
  • Uniform heat delivery without hot spots
  • Custom laser-cut grill grates for meat, fish, vegetables or plancha available (you can even send your initials or a logo for a personalized cooking surface)
  • Multi-pan tray system to simplify clean out and preventing spills or messes

Fan Favorite: The Kalamazoo Gaucho grill.

Kalamazoo Gaucho Grill

HESTAN | Innovative Design & Unmatched Performance

Hestan products are made here in Southern California. Known for their commitment to innovation, beautiful design, high quality, and craftsmanship, Hestan has gained a loyal following from BBQ enthusiasts and become a go-to for chefs and well-known celebrities for good reason. Hestan’s line of outdoor kitchen appliances are meticulously designed and engineered to deliver exceptional performance and durability, ensuring a stellar cooking experience. Offering grills, cooktops, refrigeration, and storage solutions—Hestan’s outdoor kitchen appliances combine cutting-edge technology with sleek and stylish designs, and their vast array of color options are widely celebrated (and highly photogenic). Built to withstand the elements and deliver outstanding results, Hestan remains a top grill choice for outdoor cooking enthusiasts in California and beyond.

Hestan outdoor kitchen with red accents and 36-inch gas grill

Top features of Hestan grills:

  • 25,000 Btu of high-performance power with greater heat coverage and precision control
  • Infrared rotisserie 
  • Motion-activated under-hood lighting illuminates the entire cooking area so you can keep grilling all night long
  • Hood holds its place at the desired height for easy access

Fan Favorite: The 36” Hestan freestanding deluxe cart with sear and trellis burners.

Hestan outdoor grill cart in orange

WOLF | Bringing Luxury Kitchen Amenities To Your Backyard

This summer, picture yourself enjoying all the amenities of a luxury kitchen in the oasis of your backyard—Wolf can make that a reality. Their thoughtfully designed yet powerful outdoor grills make the perfect centerpoint in any outdoor grilling and cooking space. Constructed using premium-grade materials, Wolf outdoor kitchens are thoughtfully designed and built to perform for decades. Wolf’s signature red control knobs are LED-lit for improved visibility and command 25,000 Btu burners for that perfect sear. Wolf’s ceramic briquettes give you next level taste and texture  thanks to direct and radiant heat, and each grill is equipped with a double-wall hood for unequaled insulation. When it comes to quality and reliability, the Wolf brand has earned one of the best reputations in the cooking arena, and they’re tough to beat when it comes to outdoor cooking. 

Wolf outdoor kitchen with 42-inch gas grill

Key features of Wolf grills:

  • Double-walled stainless steel
  • Rust, water retention, and natural elements resistant
  • Uniform heat distribution through direct and radiant heat
  • Possibility to incorporate an outdoor ice maker, refrigerator, warming drawers, and built-in garbage
  • Available in 30", 36", 42", and 54" widths

Fan Favorite: The 42” Wolf outdoor gas grill.

Wolf outdoor kitchen with freestanding 42-inch grill cart

LYNX | Premium Grilling For The Southern California Spirit

A Southern California brand made in the USA, Lynx Sedona Grills are the perfect outdoor cooking companion. Lynx has been manufacturing premium outdoor grills since 1966 and are synonymous with the spirit of SoCal. Sedona by Lynx™ is a great entry point for grilling enthusiasts searching for a premium option. Sedona grills come with the optional ProSear Infrared Burner option allowing for an immediate sear on larger cuts of meat, and the option to go low and slow on more delicate dishes. Our favorite features include the Lynx hood assist allowing you to raise the hood with just a finger, and the slide-out drip tray for quick cleaning between uses. 

Family gathering around Sedona by Lynx Grill

Key features of Lynx grills:

  • Instant temperature control ranging from 300˚-1000˚
  • Expansive grilling surfaces
  • Dedicated burner for the rotisserie system with selectable positions and speeds
  • Stainless steel smoker box included
  • Each knob illuminated with a calm blue light
  • Hood assist feature: you can lift it with just a finger

Fan Favorite: The 36” Lynx Sedona grill with rotisserie.

Lynx grill 36-inch Sedona

ALFRESCO | Redefining Outdoor Luxury With High-Performance Grills

Made in the USA and backed with a lifetime warranty, Alfresco grills are succeeding in redefining outdoor luxury. Designed for outdoor gourmets like us, Alfresco grills feature high-performance burners, an integrated rotisserie system for succulent slow-roasting, and their innovative, proprietary SearZone™ technology that delivers the perfect sear. Additional enhancements include a smoker box with a dedicated burner and accessories such as steamers, fryers, and griddles, Alfresco grills will open a new culinary world for your outdoor feasts.

36-inch built-in Alfresco grill with rotisserie

Key features of Alfresco grills:

  • High-performance Accufire™ main burners
  • Sear Zone™ high-tech ceramic infrared burner
  • Signature Taste™ integrated smoking system with dedicated burner and drawer
  • Color options available

Fan Favorite: The 56” Alfresco deluxe cart grill.

56-inch Alfresco deluxe grill cart with sear zone

DCS | Meticulously Crafted Grills For Culinary Excellence

Serving as the focal point of your outdoor kitchen, these meticulously crafted grills by DCS, part of the Fisher & Paykel family, seamlessly blend functionality with elegance. Constructed from premium-grade stainless steel, they are engineered to withstand the rigors of outdoor cooking while delivering exceptional performance. DCS infuses their signature touch into every detail like LED-lit knobs to illuminate your culinary adventures and guide you to perfect sears over powerful 25,000 Btu burners. Other noteworthy features? The charcoal smoker tray, innovative Grease Management System™, and double-wall hood to ensure maximum temperature control—all working to deliver the tantalizing tastes and textures you’d expect from a premium appliance. Simply put, DCS grills epitomize outdoor culinary excellence. 

DCS grill with man grilling meat

Key features about DCS grills you need to know about:

  • Infrared sear burner for incredibly fast searing up to 24,000 Btu
  • Precise heat control from 300°F to 1100°F
  • Double sided grilling grates 
  • Grease management system™

Fan Favorite: The 48” DCS grill with infrared sear burner.

Outdoor kitchen with 48-inch DCS grill with Infrared Sear Burner

Introducing Fire Magic & Twin Eagles: The Latest Additions To Snyder Diamond's Collection

We’re also happy to now be offering Fire Magic Grills and Twin Eagles outdoor grills at Snyder Diamond. Fire Magic has been delivering top of the line grills for over 80 years. Known for their high-grade stainless steel construction and digital underglass thermometer, Fire Magic grills—independently owned and manufactured here in SoCal—are the perfect blend of performance and technology and worth getting to know.

Twin Eagles has been making a splash in the luxury grill market for the last 24 years. Elegant designs, innovative grilling technology, and beautiful LED lights make Twin Eagles grills a show-stopping addition to any outdoor kitchen. 

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