This big and shiny gas grill is branded with the KitchenAid name right in the middle of the lid. Grillers looking for a 5-burner grill will enjoy its two side burners that includes one that's infrared. Although this gas grill is not entirely made out of stainless steel materials, it will certainly catch the eye of grillers and guests alike. However, buyers may notice that the KitchenAid brand name, along with its shiny metal, stands out to draw the consumer into thinking they're getting something they're not: a high-end stainless steel gas grill.
A Review of the KitchenAid 5-Burner
This grill is sometimes thought to be made by a company called Nexgrill Industries, but that is not the case here. Rather, they have licensed the use of the KitchenAid name for use on a number of their grills available at several retailers. KitchenAid plays no role in the construction of the grills, and anyone buying it for the name stamped on the front may feel deceived.
Overall, this KitchenAid 5-Burner is not a bad grill. In fact, the burners are 304 stainless steel and covered by a generous 10-year warranty. Additionally, the heat output is good enough for most grilling tasks. If you add in a good standard side burner, and a 15,000 BTU infrared side burner for searing, you'll have a lot of functionality. Potential buyers should realize that the general construction is lightweight and the stainless steel body parts are lower-grade.
Pros and Cons
The biggest feature of this grill is the lit control panel. A few LED lights run off the AA battery that powers the ignition. While the lights are a cool addition, they don't necessarily add any real function to the gas grill. You can definitely get a better and more basic gas grill in this price range, but this isn't necessarily a bad choice over time. Those who appreciate design, however, should note that the stainless steel on this grill will not retain a high polish finish for very long.
Benefits to this gas grill include its large and multi-functionality along with its good quality burners. There are some flaws to the KitchenAid 5-Burner, including its deceptive KitchenAid brand name which has no real effect on the product, other than its stamp. Additionally, many stainless parts are very thin and low-grade, and it doesn't help that there's a low heat output.
You can purchase this gas grill on Amazon and review its specifications below:
- Five 10,000 BTU 304 stainless steel tubular burners
- 630 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 879 square inches of grilling space
- 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU standard stainless steel side burner under a flush mounted cover
- 15,000 BTU side-mounted infrared burner
- Electric (AA-Battery) ignition
- Stainless steel coated rod cooking grates
- Stainless steel and porcelain coated steel construction
- Full cover included
- LED lit control panel
- Propane tank and rotisserie kit sold separately
- Sold as propane with available natural gas conversion parts
- Made in China