The Bottom Line
The Brinkmann Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and no longer manufactures or supports its gas grills. For support of this model, see the retailer.
Yet again, a big Brinkmann gas grill from your local Home Depot. This version is more basic than previous models that have been stuffed with smokers, dual side burners, and extras. Of course, with five burners and a "sear" side burner, this still isn't a simple grill. This model is designed to look impressive until it has been purchased. The heat output is low, most of the extras are just gimmicks, the price is cheap, and the size is impressive.
- Very large grill
- Low heat output
- Poor quality components
- Largely useless side burner
- Low grade stainless steel parts
- Five 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 627 square inches of primary grilling area for a total of 761 square inches of cooking space
- 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU side burner under a flush mounted, sliding cover
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Left-side table contains a drawer
- Body constructed of porcelain coated steel and 430 stainless steel
- Electric (AA battery) push button ignition
- Grill cover, rotisserie kit, and propane tank sold separately
- Manufactured in China by The Brinkmann Corporation exclusively for Home Depot
Guide Review - Brinkmann Medallion 5-Burner Gas Grill Model# 810-4580-SB
It's likely some executive at Home Depot calls up Brinkmann every year and orders a model or two of a 5-burner gas grill with extras. What the extras are doesn't really matter. What matters is that it is big and that it has extra features that can be advertised. In the past, these grills have included gas-powered smokers, multiple side burners, and even a refrigerator. This one, at least, lacks those useless features.
In fact, this gas grill has a beneficial feature: a drawer in the left side table. Drawers are useful. This drawer, however... well, if you get a chance, take a hold of it and give it a little twist. This should be all anyone needs to know about this grill and the quality of its construction.
Aside from that, this grill has qualities typical of its type. The large cooking surface requires five burners to give it relatively even heating. The power of these burners is limited to prevent the heat from discoloring the paint and stainless steel parts of the hood. This makes this an underpowered gas grill. The other listed feature is the side burner, which is labeled as a side/sear because it has a cooking grate over the burner. It isn't as useful as it is advertised.
Ultimately, it is the quality of the construction that is the downfall of this grill. Large and loaded with parts for around $400 USD, this grill, like most all Brinkmann grills, relies on low-quality components prone to corrosion and failure. While the warranty gives this model lifetime protection on the burners, the housing that holds them in place is only listed for one year. Guess which part fails first.