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How to Grill Steak on Gas Grill: The Perfect Steak, Every Time

Grilling the perfect steak may seem hard, especially when there are so many opinions on how it should be. However, grilling steak can actually be easier than cooking chicken. Here are some general guidelines that will help you become your neighbourhood steak boss. 

How to grill a great steak? 

  1. Before you start grilling, take your steak out of the fridge so that it’s at room temperature when you cook it. 
  2. Preheat your grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  3. Season your steak while waiting for your grill to heat up
  4. Make sure that the cooking grates are clean and adjust your grill if needed. Best temperature to grill steaks is 450°F to 500°F.
  5. Place your steaks on the grill and close the lid for 2 to 3 minutes. How long to grill depends on the thickness of the steak. 
  6. Flip your steaks and place them on a new area of the cooking grate. This will ensure that your steaks will have beautiful sear marks. 
  7. Close the lid for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Test to see if the steak is done. 
  9. Remove it from the grill and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. This will ensure all the juices are sealed in. 
  10. Slice it against the grain for a tender bite and enjoy!

Right temperature to grill steak on gas grill

The ‘right’ internal temperature depends on your desired doneness. This is recorded at the thickest part of the steak and using a probe meat thermometer will make things a lot easier. 

We recommend that the steak should be removed from the gas grill about 5°F before it is at the wanted internal temperature. This is because the internal temperature will continue to rise while the steak is resting. Here are internal temperatures for different doneness. 


Cook your steak to an internal temperature of 125°F.

Medium rare

Cook your steak to an internal temperature of 130°F to 135°F.


Cook your steak to an internal temperature of 145°F.

Medium well

Cook your steak to an internal temperature of 150°F.

Well done

Cook your steak to an internal temperature of up to 160°F.

Should you grill a steak on high heat? 

Yes, you should. Cooking on high heat means your steak will cook faster and become more tender. The high heat will also result in sear marks. However, to avoid burning it, the recommended temperatures should be followed. 

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What temperature should steaks be before grilling? 

Your steaks should be at room temperature before you start grilling them. This will ensure that they cook faster and remain more flavourful. Grilling cold steaks will cause it to contract more, resulting in the delicious juices being pushed out. Cold steaks are also less likely to cook evenly. 

Which cut of steak is best for grilling? 

While this depends on your preference, cuts that have significant marbling of fat will taste great grilled. Cuts of steak that are tender and flavourful when grilled include ribeye, rib steak, T-bone and porterhouse. 

Ribeye and rib steaks both have extensive marbling. A ribeye steak has had the bone removed while a rib steak, or bone-in ribeye, is a ribeye steak with the bone still in it. 

T-bone and porterhouse steaks are cuts from the loin. Both have a T-shaped bone and meat on the sides. However T-bones are usually smaller and have less tenderloin compared to porterhouses. Porterhouses usually have tenderloins of 1 ¼ inch thickness at its widest while T-bones a minimum of ½ inch thickness. 

How to grill steak on a gas grill medium-rare?

Going for medium rare but always seem to be getting your steaks a little under or over? Just follow our guidelines above and ensure that the internal temperature is 130°F to 135°F. Investing in a meat thermometer will help greatly. 

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Remember to remove the steak from the grill when it is about 5°F from the desired temperature, as it will continue to rise while resting. 

If you’re looking for a gas grill to cook the perfect steak, Gyber’s gas infrared grills are perfect. 

Whether you love having your steak medium rare or well done, or want to cook other meats, seafood or even vegetables, Gyber’s gas grills heat up within minutes. The even heat distribution ensures that you have amazing, delicious food every time!

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