Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 3 out of 5Â by TucsonBob OK under the right conditions
I needed to replace a side burner in an outdoor kitchen so I bought this unit. I think it might be OK under the right conditions, but one needs to be careful.
1. The only exit for the propane hose is toward the front left side. There is a removable spill plan below the unit that blocks the hose from going down, and there are no other holes in the sides to offer an alternative route for the hose. This was a big problem in my case, as the construction of the concrete countertop blocked use of the only route for the hose to reach the propane tank.
2. I'm an admitted novice at outdoor kitchens, but I have yet to find a way to connect the propane hose to tank. The burner hose has a quick release fitting at the end, apparently for a 1/4 inch connection. I can't find an in-store adapter that allows me to connect with a split propane line that serves the grill and the burner. I've found something that looks likely on a big online store, but it remains to be seen. Likewise, I've been unable to separate the quick release fitting from the threaded fitting so I can't explore a non-quick-release adapter. So, the burner remains unfueled.
3. The size of the opening for the side burner for my outdoor grill was a bit wider than this grill. I had to do some creative metalwork to fabricate a ring around the opening that would support the burner in the correct position. This might be true of other burners too - it seems there are no standard sizes.
So, just be cautious - if you can deal with the hose leaving the unit high on the left, and you know how to cope with the quick release fitting, and your opening is the right size, this unit will work.
The quality of the construction seems ok. It looks good. I just haven't been able to use it!
August 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by voyageurs47 Drop-In Gas Side Burner
I ordered this product online a few months ago and finally got it installed with my new outdoor kitchen island that I had built. The guy who built my island also converted it to natural gas in less than 10 minutes. I like the value of it, but must agree w/everyone else...when it rains, the water gets in the bottom tray. I'm not complaining though...I just remove the tray and throw the water away. You can't really complain - the price is great!
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JonJ The best choice - for the price
This side burner works well - it produces significant heat and will heat a large pot of low country boil, but...
The thickness of the metal is quite thin - be careful not to bump the faceplate or lid, they will dent easily.
This burner will perform as well as a similar unit that cost 3 times as much - overall a great price.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mark Great burner, only issue is that water will go to burner pan.
Great burner, only issue is that water will go to burner pan. The cover need to be modifide not to sink around the burner.
September 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by lvtutu61 Sort of Disappointed
The knob doesn't fit securely. But overall it works great!
June 2, 2011