Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 64
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by sprintmarathon Good looking but weak where it counts.
Started looking for a grill to replace an older, rusted out grill that was purchased 5-6 years ago for $99. Decided to spend a little more money to get something a little bigger, more versatile and longer lasting.
Was really excited to find this grill on sale as it looks well constructed, with thicker steel components and a 10 year warranty. The online reviews that I read were also very encouraging. Purchased and assembled the grill without an issue.
The first cook was pretty disappointing. Despite appearing built to last, the burners are underpowered for the size of the grill. I was expecting to be able to put some nice thick grill marks on my steaks, but they ended up more slow roasted than seared.
Will try again this weekend. Maybe there's something that I can do to increase the output and improve the grilling experience. Otherwise, I'll probably return.
If you're willing to drop $500-600 on a grill, you'd be smart to consider other options.
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by trogo Good Quality Grill for the Price
I was in the market for a new gas grill and decided on the Kitchenaid 3-Burner Grill with Side Burner. The grill arrived via freight delivery and was packed very well. Installation instructions are very thorough and it took about 2 hour to complete. I just used the grill for cooking some salmon and fillet mignon steaks, and it turned out perfect. Some of the grills features and construction are discussed below:
The Good: The best features of this grill are the welded stainless steel hood and industrial quality 304 stainless steel main burners, which are rated at 12,000 btu/hr and provide even heat distribution. It also has a quick-start electronic ignition system, stainless steel grids and porcelain coated warmer and fire box. The side burner is also a nice feature and rated at 12,000 btu/hr. The burners can be converted to natural gas using an optional kit and the grill includes the natural gas orifice for the side burner. The grill also comes with a nice custom-fitted grill cover.
The Bad: A considerable amount of this grill is painted-steel construction. The horizontal side panels are especially vulnerable to rusting if left exposed to the elements. It does not have an inferred burner, but a rotisserie kit is an option. The locking caster is also somewhat difficult to access and operate.
Overall the Kitchenaid 3-Burner Grill with Side Burner is a good quality grill for the price. There are certainly better quality grills with higher stainless steel content and more features, but they are also considerably more expensive. With the high content of painted steel construction, long-term durability of this grill is questionable. Best to always use the grill cover when not in use.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Russ Good Grill for the Price
Good grill for the price, (currently on sale).
I have researched various grills and weighed the pros and cons.
In the price range I was willing to spend, it came down to Weber Gen. 3 burner, Aussie and KitchenAid.
Changes I made to mine was a personal pref., and will follow up at the end of this summary. something to think about.
The 2 fore mentioned are of higher quality, with just a few better pros, but at a price difference of $275 -$325, this was my choice.
This is my 1st Kitchen-Aid grill and so far I am pleased with the craftmanship.
Plenty of cooking space, easy to assemble, looks good, worked the 1st time.
1st fire up of the grill left on high and with in 5 min. hit 550 degree F..
Turned burners down a little to a temp of 475 F., and found that it did hold termp well, left on for approx. 15 min with out a temp. change.
Lowered the temp to 325 F., and had the same results. This will do great for slow cooking.
Just remember, with proper care and maint., there is no reason that this or any other product, from our 15 yr. old vehicle with 286,000 miles and still looking good and running strong, to your kitchen appliances, computers, TV's etc., will give you plenty years of use.
We use our grills 2 - 3 times a week and down to 1 - 2 times during winter, depending on weather.
Last grill was an old cast iron Sunbeam. close to 14 yrs. of hard use.
Things I changed. 5 " locking Swivel casters with hard rubber wheels (just happen to have a few sitting around) with lock washers, not included, we tend to move our grill a lot. Also would use lock washers with existing casters.
Also added a very small amount of white grease to all external srews, (not in the fire box).
As far as the ad mention of 20 min. assembly, ha ha ha.
Working alone on the project, it took me almost 20 min to open, unpack, check inventory, and look at instructions.
For all that will assemble this item, I left the screws on the bottom, L & R side and rear panel loose to all were inplace, then tightened while lining up base and sides.
Remove only the screws instructions states and loosen the ones instructed. aline and tighten as you go. Making sure all is in line and squared will make setting the door that much easier and all edges clean.
After all said (1st time putting a grill like this together), it took me approx. 1 1/2 hres to assemble.
The 2nd one ( a friend had seen mine after completed and bought the same one ), It took 2 of us, unpacking, laying out and putting together, 45 min.. Should there be a 3rd? Might get close to 30 -35 min., maybe.
I will repost after much use .
Hope this helps.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mafroe2 Best grill ive used!
This is a great grill for any homeowner, new or experienced. I was a little weary upon receiving the box, and all the pieces that I would have to assemble. If you lay out the pieces and follow the instructions, it all comes together nicely. I really appreciated the fact they placed the screws and bolts in the locations needed, ready to be fastened.
After the grill was assembled, I loaded up the propane take on the slide out tray and connected the propane line. Turned on the propane and fired it up. Heats up quickly and evenly. The stainless grill grates come in three separate pieces for easy removal for cleaning. There is also a grease trap in the bottom that can be cleaned out by removing in the back.
The grill is easy to move around, complete with wheels and wheel brake. The included cover is an added bonus and is form fitting. This grill will look good anywhere you put it.
The grill is great, no issues except the stainless exterior, its a little hard to keep clean. The interior cooking surfaces on the other hand are as easy as washing in the sink.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mastadruma This KitchenAid Grill is the BEST I've ever had!
This review is for the new KitchenAid 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side-Burner and Cover! I have had some other grills in the past, ones that I bought assembled and ones that I had to build, and this one is far superior to those others. I have included photographs to show what I mean.
I received my grill via Freight truck delivery and instantly commended KitchenAid for taking such care to ship it on a shrink-wrapped pallet. I want to commend the engineers and packaging designers for perfectly packaging the grill. All the items were included, no parts missing. They used the actual grill, the inside of it, to hold some parts. Each item was securely boxed and wrapped to protect them from being scratched or bent. A+ packaging!
Next, I took all the parts out of the box and lined them up to make sure they were all there. Once I checked the manual against all the parts, I started building it. The manual says the install will take 20 minutes. It actually took around 120 minutes! Perhaps that was a typo?! I must point out that this is a TEAM build. If you choose to assemble it by yourself, youâll be quite frustrated. I consider myself to be a skilled instructions reader and I still had a hard time. The extra set of hands comes in âhandyâ when building the basedeck walls, lifting the grill onto the basedeck, and when mounting the side burner and cutting surface. Though the manual doesnât mention it, get someone to help you!
The great thing about assembling this grill was that I only needed a screwdriver and an adjustable wrench! The good majority of all the screws were pre-tapped and screwed into their holes. All I had to do was back them out slightly to assemble the parts together. Quickly, the pieces all came together and before I knew it I had a grill! The design is great! The drip tray slides into the back and pulls out for easy clean up. No need to hang a tin can on a hook! The panels are coated with a durable paint to provide years of protection. It looks enameled or powder coated. I wish the entire grill was stainless, not only for the look but for the durability and easy clean up. There was only one issue I had with the installation. The only thing that was incorrect was the side-burner mounting bracket for the knob. This must have been a manufacturing mistake. The sheet metal punched for the mounting screws to hold the internal knob valve to the grill was punched improperly. It forced me to only be able to screw in the right side mounting screw, vs being able to mount it with both. We were able to work around this, however, the knob mount is only being held on with 1 screw. (please see the picture) This was the only downside to the grill assembly.
Once assembled, I went out and bought a new propane tank. When I got home, I unlatched the tank tray, slid it out, put the tank in, secured it with the tank holder wing-nut, and connected the gas line. I turned the gas on and lit the burners. (WOOMPH!) The burners all came to life with the electric igniter. I let the grill reach 600 degrees to break in the grill and to bake off the shipping dust, grease, and that ânew grill smellâ before using. Once done, I threw on some thick ribeye steaks and had some friends over for a good time! I give another bonus point to KitchenAid for including the cover! This is usually something that is overlooked by the average consumer. I am that guy! Usually the cover is around $100 at the store. Itâs not a cost that you usually plan for and for the sake of the grill, Itâs totally necessary. The fact that it is included is a wonderful surprise!
I can already tell my spring and summer will be a righteous one! Let this KitchenAid 3-Burner grill be the reason your 2014 is a memorable one!
January 21, 2014