Unsure what type of grill you should buy this BBQ season? Go no further than a flat top which offers versatility for all grilling requirements, perfectly cook anything from a T-bone steak to a full English breakfast.

To make your life easier we taken the time and reviewed the best flat top grills on the market in 2020. These included grills which are cheap and portable to those that expensive and professional grade.

If you are short on time, see our top 3 picks below, if you have any further questions not answered be sure to flick us a message via our contact page.

Comparison Table

Our #1 Choice
Blackstone Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle 2 Burner Propane Fuelled Rear Grease Management System, 1517, Outdoor Griddle Station for Camping, 28 inch

1. Blackstone 28 Inch

If you are looking for a restaurant style grill with a large cooking space this one is hard to pass by. Two independently controlled 15,000 BTU burners make for a controlled cooking environment – Read Review.
Close Runner Up
Royal Gourmet GB4000 36-inch 4-Burner Flat Top Propane Gas Grill Griddle, for BBQ, Camping, Red

2. Royal Gourmet GB4000

This is a great grill for the price and the perfect companion for someone who likes entertaining famil and friends in their backyard – Read Review.
Best Portable
Blackstone 1650 Tabletop Grill Without Hood Propane Fuelled Portable Stovetop Gas Rear Grease Trap for Kitchen, Outdoor, Camping, Tailgating or Picnicking, 17 Inch Griddle, Black

3. Blackstone 17 Inch Gas Griddle

This is a great portable grill and perfect for someone who likes camping, tailgating, or cooking outdoors – Read Review.
Best Budget
Camp Chef Versatop Portable Flat Top Grill 250 and Griddle (FTG250) - Compatible 14' Accessories

4. Camp Chef VersaTop FTG250

Great non-stick grill which would make a great addition to any grilling fan – Read Review.
Best Value
Blackstone 36 Inch Gas Griddle Cooking Station 4 Burner Flat Top Gas Grill Propane Fuelled Restaurant Grade Professional 36” Outdoor Griddle Station with Side Shelf (1554)

5. Blackstone 36 Inch Flat Top Grill

This is the largest flat top grill reviewed and ideal for someone looking to host large events – Read Review.

Blackstone 28 inch Outdoor Flat Top Grill

If you are looking for a restaurant style grill with a large cooking space this one is hard to pass by. Two independently controlled 15,000 BTU burners make for a controlled cooking environment

  • Cooking Area: 470 sq in
  • BTUs: 30,000 
  • Weight: 75 pounds
This medium sized grill hits the sweet spot between size and heat and has not lost the portability of the smaller grills. It still packs a punch with its 470 square inches of cooking space and 2 burners which offer up to 30,000 BTU.

The two steel burners start with a simple battery powered push ignition and offer independent heat control. The cooking area will easily allow you to cook for not only your family but your friends too.

If you are looking to purchase a new outdoor grill look no further this flattop grill that will easily replace your old model.


  • 470 square inches of cooking space
  • 30,000 BTU
  • 2 stainless steel burners


  • Expensive

Royal Gourmet GB4000

  • Cooking Area: 784 sq inch
  • BTUs: 52,000
  • Weight: 125 Pounds

The royal gourmet comes with a generous 720 square inches of cooking space and 4 independent stainless steel burners. The large grease cup collects drips as you cook and is perfect for an easy clean-up, the two collapsible side tables are a nice touch.

The grill is coated in black ceramic which provides a quick heat-up compared to the Blackstone grills. The black ceramic top also helps your griddle look new with minimal maintenance.

It’s a great flat top grill that is perfect for outdoor BBQ’s and will allow you to cook anything from a burger patty to a stir fry’s.


  • 4 stainless steel burners
  • 744 square Inches of cooking space
  • 52,000 BTU


  • Price

Blackstone 17 Inch Gas Griddle

  • Cooking Area: 260 sq inches
  • BTUs: 12,000
  • Weight: 21 Pounds

The 17-inch Blackstone griddle is the cheapest grill we have reviewed but that certainly does not mean it should be overlooked. Coming in with 260 inches of cooking space and a single H shaped burner which is capable of outputting 12,000 BTU.

The small size of the grill allows it to be extremely portable and is perfect for outdoor camping, tailgating or picnicking.

As with all of the grills reviewed the 17-inch Blackstone comes with a grease catcher that allows for a quick and easy clean-up once you have finished cooking.

For the price this grill will do everything you need if you are looking for a grill to take out a feed the family during the summer.


  • Single H-Shaped Burner
  • 260 square Inches of cooking space
  • 12,000 BTU
  • Black powder stainless steel


  • Cooking area size

Camp Chef VersaTop FTG250

  • Cooking Area: 247 sq inches
  • BTUs: 15,000
  • Weight: 24 Pounds

The VeraTop FTG250 supports 247 square inches of cooking space (unit dimension 17 in x 18 in x 8 in). With the grill top capable of reaching temperatures of 500 degrees and is suitable for cooking anything from pancakes to T-bone steaks.

If you own any of the 14-inch Camp Chef accessories the FTG250 is conveniently compatible with almost all. The grease management system and grease cup make cleaning up that much easier.

Lastly, the grill can be connected straight to an RV but will require an adaptor and also comes with a 1-year warranty.

If you are looking for a small versatile grill that is portable and packs a punch you cannot go wrong with the Camp Chef.


  • Single Burner
  • 247 square Inches of cooking space
  • 15,000 BTU
  • Carbon steel


  • Cooking area size
  • No carrier case

Blackstone 36 Inch Flat Top Grill

  • Cooking Area: 720 sq inches
  • BTUs: 60,000
  • Weight: 120 Pounds

This is the largest of the flat top grills offered by Blackstone and obviously has the highest price tag of the 3 reviewed. Due to the size of the grill it is referred to by Blackstone as a professional grilling station not just a standard gas grill.

Coming in with an impressive 720 square inches of cooking space and 4 stainless steel burners this is a professional grade grill that could be your next outdoor cooking station.

This grill should only be considered if you have a large family or run a catering business. To put the size of the grill into perspective it can easily fit 28 burgers, 16 steaks and feed up to 20 people.


  • 4 stainless steel burners
  • 720 square Inches of cooking space
  • 60,000 BTU
  • 720 square Inches of cooking space


  • Trans-portability


Importance of seasoning a grillSeasoning a grill is a simple process of oiling and heating up your grill prior to cooking food on it and is a must if it is brand new. Seasoning the grill will ensure for an easier non-stick surface and remove any nasty stuff left over from a previous cook. In addition to the above it will also assist in extending the life of your grill by preventing rust.

Cleaning a flat top grill – While the grill top is hot scrape the surface down of food debris and grease build-up. Next pour warm water and scrub any food debris which is still stuck. Avoid using any abrasive material when scrubbing such as scouring pads or grills bricks. And that’s it, allow for the grill surface to dry before covering and repeat if necessary.

What is a BTU – BTU is an acronym for British Thermal Unit and measures the amount of heat a grill can produce. Simply put the more BTUs the more heat your grill will be able to produce. When purchasing a grill look to compare the BTUs to the size of the usable cooking surface. Ideally the grill will provide 80 to 100 BTUs per square inch.

How does a electronic ignition work – All of the grill reviewed are started by an electronic ignition but how do they work exactly? An electronic ignition sets off a spark when pushed that lights the grill burner if the gas is on. All electronic ignitions are generally powered by AA batteries.

Our Verdict

We have reviewed a wide range of flat top grills to fit a variety of needs and budgets so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding the right one. If you think we have missed anything, please reach out via our contact page and we will be sure to update the roundup as needed.

Additionally, if you have any questions that you would like answers shoot us across a message.