Cuisinart CGG-7400 Full-Size Four-Burner Gas BBQ Grill

Last updated date: June 4, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Cuisinart CGG-7400 Full-Size Four-Burner Gas BBQ Grill

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Overall Take

You'll get 443 square inches of cooking space with this BBQ grill. The unit also has another 167 square inches for keeping your food warm until you're ready to eat it. The two side tables are also handy, as they provide a place to prep and plate food. In our analysis of 112 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Cuisinart CGG-7400 Full-Size Four-Burner Gas BBQ Grill placed 5th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 1, 2020:
Checkout The Best BBQ Grill for a detailed review of all the top bbq grills.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
485 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The four stainless steel burners are independently controlled, allowing you to create different heat zones for versatile cooking.
- Grills Zone
The included thermometer is easy to read and very accurate. It will come in handy when you’re slow-cooking meats or grilling up some poultry.
- Grilling Wizard
The outstanding advantage of the stove is its powerful capacity, which owns 4 burners, each burns 11,000 BTU, heat up the entire grill surface.
- Electric Grill Reviews
This gas grill includes 4 pieces of individually controllable burners with a total number of 44,000-BTUs of cooking heat/hour.
- The 10 Pro
An easy twist to start ignition and removable cooking grates mean it’s easy to clean and was made with the consumer in mind.
- Log Homes Network
Every part of this grill is stainless steel made from the knobs to burners to covers.
- GrillSay
The cooking space is ideal for larger families or cooking in batches, plus the warming grate is ideal for keeping food warm and toasting buns.
- ReviewThis
The overall construction is primarily stainless steel with a basic cart design on casters. Two permanent side shelves provide room for prep and storage while cooking.
- Everyday Grillman
Each of the burner knobs has its own ignition built inside it. You won't be needing any matchsticks or lighters to turn on this gas grill. Just twist the knob, and it will ignite!
- Top 10 Best Budget
The frame of the brills comes with a set of wheels and two support legs which makes this grill easy to move and a sturdy grill to stand up.
- Smokey Steak Ranch
The stainless steel construction prevents rusting and is built to last.
- The Barbecue Lab
A built-in handy bottle opener helps you to enjoy your drink while your food is cooking too.
- Cooking for Profit
Assembly is a pain-free process compared to some other models. Expect to spend between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours during assembly.
- Web Treasure Hunter
The huge cooking surface is up to 443 square inches. If you take in a 167sq” warming rack, the cooking surface becomes too wide for you.
- The Fire Fly Grill
What experts didn't like
Grates can rust if the grill is left uncovered in inclement weather
- Grilling Wizard
Pay attention to the 1 inch gap in the back as it can affect the speed of heating up.
- Electric Grill Reviews
The only real drawback you may have with this grill is that it tends to run really hot on high and the middle is hotter than the sides are.
- ReviewThis
Little heavier than other models
- Top 10 Best Budget
High heat setting needs to be watched.
- Smokey Steak Ranch
Small grease pan
- Cooking for Profit
While the Cuisinart CGG-7400 appears to be a mostly durable grill, there are a few exposed components that will rust without proper attention.
- Web Treasure Hunter
There are only two wheels to carry it.
- The Fire Fly Grill

From The Manufacturer

The Cuisinart 4-Burner Gas Grill is exactly what you need for your home. Cuisinart’s first full-size grill is one that was built to last and built to impress. With its 4 individually controllable burners, you’ll get 44,000 BTUs of cooking heat spread evenly across the 486 square inches of cooking surface. And if you’re looking for additional space, there’s a built-in warming rack that provides 202 additional square inches. With an easy twist to start ignition and removable cast iron cooking grates, this grill was made with the customer in mind. And no full-size grill is complete without side tables. The Cuisinart 4-Burner Gas Grill has two 18-inch x 13-inch side tables that provide plenty of extra space during a cookout.

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An Overview On BBQ Grills

In many areas of the country, when the weather turns warm, the barbecue grills come out. Summertime is for backyard get-togethers where hamburgers and hot dogs are grilled up and handed out. Foods like steaks and chicken are never quite as good as they are when cooked on a good grill.

But if you haven’t shopped for a new barbecue grill in a while, you may be surprised at the many options. You’ll still find plenty of gas-powered grills, but even they have improved. You can now find grills that use technology to ensure every inch of the grill is heated to the same temperature, eliminating the need to move food around to make sure everything cooks evenly. You’ll also find that some grills start with the push of a button and heat up quickly, which means you won’t have to stand around waiting for it to reach the right temperature.

“There is a dizzying array of options to consider when you start looking at BBQ grills, and it can be a little confusing,” says culinary expert Julie Chernoff, member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, dining editor for Better magazine and food journalist. “Some people prefer the ease of a gas grill — easy to turn on, quick to get to temperature — but there are other energy sources to consider, like infrared, wood pellet, electric, and charcoal briquet. ”

One newer type of grill that has become popular is the wood pellet grill. This adds a smoky flavor to your meat that you can’t quite get from charcoal or gas grills. This type of grill can be much more expensive, but for true foodies, the smoky taste is well worth it. These grills can act as a smoker, tackling foods like ribs and chicken, or cook more traditional grilled foods, like steaks and hamburgers.

“If you’re looking for that wood-grilled flavor, the wood pellets will impart that smokiness to the food, and they come to temperature faster than charcoal,” Chernoff says, “Although they also burn quicker, so for longer grilling projects, you will probably have to supplement.”

Another newer available type is the infrared grill, which uses gas or electricity to heat a solid surface; the radiant energy from this surface heats the food. Infrared grills reach high temperatures and are excellent for searing meats to seal in flavor — “but overcooking and drying out of proteins can be an issue,” Chernoff notes.

And of course, there is the traditional charcoal grill.

“Charcoal, the old standby, is super versatile, and lends itself well to larger grills,” Chernoff says. “The coals are generally piled in a chimney and lit; once they are ready, they are spread out over the bottom of the grill, and the cooking grate placed above. After the cooking is done, the cooled ashes are cleaned out and disposed of.”

You don’t even have to wait for good weather to grill, thanks to the indoor units that are on the market today. These grills have expanded in recent years, growing in size and capabilities. You’ll also find that some indoor grills can be used outdoors, as well, coming with a special pedestal that can be removed when you bring it indoors. Many of these are electric.

“Electric grills can be used indoors or out, and they are very affordable, though generally smaller,” Chernoff says. “They do not get as hot as any of the other grilling options.”

If you’ve ever tried to cook for a crowd on a grill, you probably know space can be at a premium. Now, there are grills on the market that keep that in mind, creating enough cooking space to squeeze in plenty of burgers, hot dogs, steaks or whatever else you want to cook. Some also come with side burners and warming areas that make it easier to keep multiple items going at the same time.

Cleanup is also a factor with any grill you buy. Plenty of outdoor chefs have wasted valuable time scraping away melted on food particles. To avoid this, look for a grill that collects waste and food debris in a separate tray to keep your cooking surfaces as clear as possible. Removable grates and other pieces are also helpful. If they can be put in the dishwasher, that’s even better!

Affordability can also be a big differentiator. You’ll likely find that wood pellet grills are far more expensive than standard gas grills, which is understandable, considering their expanded functionality. Features like even heating and extra warmers may also drive up the price among standard grills, so if you notice one is more expensive than another, consider all of the extras you’ll be getting. On the far more affordable end are the indoor grills, which may not make food that tastes quite as good as what you’ll get with a gas grill or a wood pellet grill, but will have plenty of advantages in addition to low price.

DWYM Fun Fact

Wood pellet grills have long struggled to keep up with gas grill sales, but that may be gradually changing. Experts say it’s the fastest-growing segment, despite still comprising only 5 percent of overall grill sales. The technology has actually been around since the 1980s, but it took a while for them to hit the mainstream. Wood pellets are small, which allows it to burn more cleanly than other wood fragments would. They’re available in a variety of flavors, from hickory to mesquite, which can make a difference in how your food tastes. The design of these grills also allows consumers to slow-smoke food, making them grills and smokers all in one.

The BBQ Grill Buying Guide

  • When it comes to any cooking appliance, what you really want to know first is, “How will the food taste?” In recent years, pellet grills have become increasingly popular due to the rich, wood-grilled taste you get with each bite. You can even find models that are both wood-pellet grills and smokers that allow you to grill, smoke, bake, roast, sear, braise, barbecue or chargrill your food.
  • Electric grills create delicious-tasting food for what they are, but you still won’t get the same taste as you would on a charcoal or propane grill.
  • When you’re ready to grill, you want plenty of space to squeeze all your items in. Grills with a cooking surface area of 700 square inches are ideal for families and couples who host large outdoor barbecues. Keep in mind that a grill with a 450-square inch surface can grill up to 12 burgers at the same time. Smaller grills with a round cooking surface of just 240 inches are okay for individuals and couples who like to cook a few pieces of chicken or a package of hot dogs.
  • If you’re looking for easy setup, the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal BBQ Grill is the best choice. It comes in pieces that you can put together in a few minutes. The ISUMER Stainless Steel Charcoal BBQ Grill and MASTER COOK 3-Burner 30,000 BTU Propane Gas BBQ Grill all require complex setup processes, so you’ll want to set aside some time at the outset.
  • Once assembled, the MASTER COOK 3-Burner 30,000 BTU Propane Gas BBQ Grill and Char-Broil Performance 300 Propane BBQ Grill are very easy to use. They both start immediately by simply pushing a button. Once started, they heat up quickly so that you can start grilling.
  • Electric grills rely on a power cord, which is oftentimes fairly short. Make sure you have somewhere to set it near a power outlet, whether you’re using it in your kitchen or on your back patio.
  • If you’ve ever owned a grill, you probably know how hard it is to find one that emits consistent heat across every square inch. You shouldn’t have to move your items around from the warm area to the hot area to make sure everything cooks. Some grills build in TRU Infrared technology to cook evenly across the entire surface. This is also the tech behind how a grill warms up faster and gets hotter than other grills.
  • The MASTER COOK 3-Burner 30,000 BTU Propane Gas BBQ Grill features 30,000 BTU burners designed to maintain consistent temperatures in any weather, but that BTU rating is slightly below the average for its category. Electric grills are able to offer even cooking, but they also give you more control over how much heat you’re using. With some pellet grills and smokers, you’ll get consistent temperatures unless the heat controller unit malfunctions. This is a known issue with these grills.
  • If you want a grill you can take along with you, perhaps for a family reunion, you’ll want to stick with the ISUMER Stainless Steel Charcoal BBQ Grill. Not only is it only 4 pounds, making it easy to transport, but you can also set it on any surface by just removing its legs.
  • Electric grill lines specialize in letting consumers achieve that grilled effect indoors, which keeps you grilling even during those long, cold months. To use them inside, you’ll just need to remove the pedestal and take it inside. But one of the best things about this type of grill is that it can also be used outside. These grills are rather large, so you’ll need to make sure you have enough counter space for it.
  • Nobody wants to spend time scraping and cleaning the grill after use. Look for a specially designed waste and oil collector to help keep the surface clean while you cook. Additionally, a grill with a removable cooking plate that has a non-stick coating makes cleanup easier. Unfortunately, these often aren’t dishwasher safe, though.
  • If you’re looking for an affordable grill, the ISUMER Stainless Steel Charcoal BBQ Grill will be appealing. But if you want a gas grill, the MASTER COOK 3-Burner 30,000 BTU Propane Gas BBQ Grill is your next-best option. Wood pellet grills and smokers will usually be priced well above other grills, due to the fact that they can give food that desirable smoky taste.
  • If you’re looking for sturdy construction, the Char-Broil Performance 300 Propane BBQ Grill delivers. From porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates to a stainless steel heat deflector, you’ll get a grill built to last.