Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edm20 Good value for the money
Not too difficult to put together - took my time and did it in about two 1-hour periods. Only part I had trouble with was the shelves - ended up turning the bbq upside down to get to the spot to put the bolts in. Found the front area of the grill does not heat up as much as the centre and back, but you learn how to compensate for that. Eventually will get a rotisserie which should solve the problem of uneven heat when cooking roasts and whole chickens. By the way, I HAD to buy a natural gas bbq because propane is not allowed in our condo. I have a Weber propane bbq and this Broil Mate will never come close, but I guess I have to let that go!
May 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteakLover Hats off to Home Depot! Ordered on line and the product arrived fully intact in 5 days. I dread assembling anything, but instructions were straight forward and I had the bar-b-que up and running in 2 hours.
This grill heated up to 500° F in 10 minutes. Grills to perfection and cleans easily. I also like the look... lines are clean and the finish is pleasant to behold.
I like the drop down side tablets... less space occupied for winter storage.
Thanks Home Depot for this excellent product and great service.
September 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Twolefthands Good Value
This BBQ was easier to assemble than I expected as a lot of the parts had been pre assembled.(for instance to the burners, the lighter and the gas line were already installed in the bottom casting).
The assembly instructions were somewhat overwhelming as they were for at least 4 different models of bbq containing up to 123 parts and so a lot of the instructions were irrelevant for the model that I was assembling.
The biggest disappointment are the doors--they are injection molded plastic and are pretty mickey mouse compared to the other metal parts of the bbq.
I have used the bbq 2 or 3 times and I am very happy with its performance. The igniter only seems to light the right hand part of the H burner rather than both sides but that is a minor inconvenience.
For the price and performance this bbq is good value and "Made in Waterloo Ont."
June 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ameoba Outstanding product. Outstanding value.
Pros: 1) easy to wash non-stick grills; 2) battery powered ignition; 3) a lot of space on the warming rack for buns or to keep things warm; 4) stylish stainless steel top and front; 5) warms up quickly and fairly evenly; 6) with a fairly large hood, can cook a fair size chicken and turkey; 7) no more charoil; 8) solid and quality construction.
Cons: 1) Assembly took me and my dad in-law about 2 hours. Assembly instructions could be clearer. Saved the cost of having it assembled at the store.
Overall: This is an excellent basic BBQ that should last you for a number of years. Most people rarely use side or rear burners. You can make a wonderful beer can chicken without a rear burner. The Canadian manufacturer has been making BBQs for many years. Don't bother with lower priced BBQs with more features but subpar quality. Highly recommended product. Bring on the steaks and grilled veggies.
April 10, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NewBBQer Great Barbecue!
My first ever BBQ!
Heats up very fast and has very evenly distributed heating on the grill. No need to worry about finding "hot spots". The burners are very high quality and the flavourizer is convenient and reversible.
Highly recommended for the rookie or veteran griller! You won't be disappointed!
June 3, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sage77 Broi-Mate 44,000 BTU Natural Gas
We just purchased this BBQ, and it has been super!. It was easy to set up, and the side shelves easily fold down. We had been told that natural gas wouldn't be as good as propane, but we have found the complete opposite. We are happier with this BBQ than any propane models we've previously owned.
March 25, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CC23 Very easy setup, cooks great!
We just bought this bbq on the weekend. We opted to save the assembly fee and put it together ourselves. It was very easy to assemble and works like a charm. The only gripe we have is the thermometre was broken.
March 17, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Droid13 Broil Mate Fan
I recently bought this unit because of previous good experience with Broil-Mate. The one I replaced was 8 yrs old and was a great Q until the original burner finally was too rusted to heat evenly (slowly started to go last season). The porcelain grills were still in pretty good shape, I wouldn't touch a BBQ without 'em. I gave it very little TLC and sat uncovered outdoors all the time.
This unit was the closest match I could find to my old one, except this time I didn't bother with the side burner or rotisserie burner as I hardly ever used them. For BBQing, I am 100% happy with this new one. Otherwise, assembly is easy, but would be easier with better assembly pictures. The key parts of the drawings about where the screws go is so small an ant would hide the details. It's about 20 min of actual assembly plus whatever manual reading time you need which will vary with your eye sight. My only other disappointment was the storage area where the propane cylinder would normally go. For the NG model, it would have been nice to have a simple insert to fill the hole where the cylinder would mount.
April 21, 2008