While some barbecuing enthusiasts long for big, hulking grills with an abundance of burners, others seek a simpler option for outdoor cooking, such as a compact two-burner grill with a small footprint. The KitchenAid Two-Burner #720-0891B Gas Grill fits the bill.
When it comes to grills, KitchenAid is largely just a brand name, as its grills are produced via a partnership with other companies. This particular grill is made by Nexgrill. However, this doesn't mean this particular two-burner grill is a bad product. Small and simple, this gas grill is designed for the person who wants to grill but doesn't need or want the appliance to take up a lot of space.
KitchenAid Two-Burner Grill Details
The most notable feature of the KitchenAid Two-Burner #720-0891B Gas Grill is its compact footprint, with 331 square inches of primary cooking space (enough for 16 standard-size hamburger patties) and 457 square inches of total cooking area. The grill is made of corrosion-resistant materials, has foldable side shelves, and heavy-duty stainless steel wrapped cooking grates. Other details include:
- Dimensions are 21.81 inches deep by 44.69 inches high by 48.03 inches wide.
- It has two 13,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners for a total of 26,000 BTU output.
- An electric igniter system is included
- The stand has tool hooks to hang grilling utensils
- It comes in black or red, with the red model being 720-0891R.
This model is a gas grill; however, it can be converted to natural gas with the orifices that are included with the grill, though a natural gas hose and regulator must be purchased separately. Conversion to natural gas should be done by a licensed plumber.
Pros of the Two-Burner Grill
In comparison to other outdoor grills, KitchenAid's two-burner model is relatively inexpensive, which is a major selling feature for many potential buyers. However, the cost isn't the only benefit of this gas grill.
For people who live in an apartment or condo with a small outdoor space, the size of this grill can be a real selling point. It has two side shelves, which are helpful when you're cooking, but those shelves fold down to make for easier storage—ideal if you have to tuck it away in an outdoor closet or a corner of a small balcony. Additionally, this grill is easy to use because of its electric ignition. The burners reportedly heat evenly, allowing for better cooking.
Cons of KitchenAid's Two-Burner Grill
Rather than being fully stainless steel, the KitchenAid two-burner grill is stainless-wrapped steel. The wrap doesn't last forever, so once weather and regular use take its toll, it can wear away and the steel underneath can rust if not covered properly. The grill comes unassembled, which may be problematic for some.
Another drawback is somewhat of a perk in disguise: The burners have a 10-year warranty, but the stainless steel components only have a three-year warranty. The rest of the parts of the grill have a one-year warranty. Additionally, the grill doesn't come with a whole bunch of accessories, such as a cover, so you will need to buy those separately.