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Grills that thrill: 3 top picks for outdoor cooking

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Summer means it's time to fire up the grill.

If you're new to outdoor cooking or just need to replace an old grill, the abundance of options out there can make picking the best grill feel overwhelming. It's hard to know whether to go for a gas grill (fueled by propane or natural gas), kamado grill, charcoal grill, pellet grill or perhaps a portable model.

Gas grills are a great place to start for new grillers and make a great upgrade, too. Outdoor gas grills are simple to use, easy to control and roomy enough to feed the whole family.

CNET put six of the best-selling models you can buy right now through their paces at the CNET Smart Home. After cooking up 12 racks of ribs, 18 whole chickens and 96 burgers, here are the three top picks.

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