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Kenmore 4 burner w/ steamer tray - Best of the bunch I tried
After owning my last Kenmore grill for 8 years.... purchased in 2003 I found that no grill including the Weber was made as sturdy as it was. I tried a new Kenmore (a 5 burner with a searing burner) and returned it un-impressed. I looked at all of the grills on the sales floor and got into the guts of the grill as well. Unless you want to spend 700 dollars for one with lights, go for this grill.
I like the procelain coated HEAVY cast iron grates. They hold the heat VERY well. After waiting on the other grill (a 52,000 btu model) to heat up for 30 minutes, I was doubting that this one would heat up as fast with only 32,000 btu; wrong shot up to 450 deg. in five minutes. Why? This grill has the usual gap at the back where the lid and grill body meet but it is only a half on an inch where the others are over an inch. Also the stand of the unit is completely (usual venting holes) enclosed and because there isn't a large cleaning tray to pull out, there isn't a gap all the way around for wind to funnel into and blow heat out the top. There is a grease tray to pull out but the tray fits nicely. No searing burner? no problem, in my opinion... uses less LP gas and it is convertible to natural if needed. Side burner is potent and the cabinet is made much better than the other models I looked at except for the 700 dollar models. Assembly was about 1.5 hours because we didn't rush it and be careful with the painted side panels for the base... the paint does chip easily . Looks nice, haven't tried the steamer basket yet but it is plenty large and I bet some corn on the cob will go great in it. Moves around easily and comes with a 20% off accessories coupon in the book which is good through Dec. 31st 2011 soooo... buy the cover and tools later.
Almost forgot to mention the enclosed base has a shelf in it and there is a towel bar as well as a pull out extenstion on the right side.