Our old grill died 2 years ago, and we've been waiting for a great deal on a great grill, and luckily found this one. The grill is very easy to assemble, and we were grilling in no time. It heats much faster, and gets much hotter than our old grill, and the temperature is easy to control. The electric start on the burners is a new design for us, and works well. A nice added feature are the front doors for storing underneath the grill.
Initially, I was happy with this purchase. It did the trick and the searing burner was a nice feature. However, over time the fact that this grill is of extremely poor quality becomes painfully evident. You'd think that paying for a grill that cost $300 would last for more than 2 years. No - not the case with this one. The metal drip pan and burners have completely rusted out after a little over 2 years of use and disintegrated to the point where it is a complete and utter fire hazard to run. It's not like good care was not taken, its just that cheaply constructed. Kenmore used to be a quality name, but I guess no longer. Looking for a replacement now and it won't ne a Kenmore. I learned my lesson. Stay away!
As stated above, even when taken care of, this thing rusts out within 2 years. Sears would not do anything about it. The last Kenmore I will ever buy.
Had the BBQ less than 2 years before the interior tray started to deteriorate. By 2 1/2 yrs it was gone. Can't use anymore.
Model 146.16142210 four burner w/side burner Stainless exterior.
Purchased summer of 2014.
The grease pan has turned to crumbly rust. The burners are starting to go.
Why would Kenmore designers made parts of the exterior out of stainless steel and then make the drip tray out of really cheap steel?> We purchased a cover also to keep the grill from the weather.
Sears parts direct charged me $30.00 for a new one.
If I worked for Sears/Kenmore, I wouldn't put that brand name on this unworthy piece of equipment
It RUSTS and falls apart fast. Looks nice at first but please read all the terrible reviews about the RUST. It RUSTS even though I kept it covered and under a roof. It was out of the elements in S Florida. It fell apart at 13 months, conveniently after the 1 year warranty. UGH!!!!! Never buy a piece of RUST junk from Kenmore ever again. POS products from Sears!!!!!