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Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill Review

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Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill

On October 8, 2015, Brinkmann filed for Chapter 11 under the US bankruptcy code. 

Brinkmann’s 5-Burner with Side Burner is mighty big for the bucks. They make a 4-Burner that sells for the same price so take your pick. Cut rate construction all around from the thin metal body to the plastic control knobs, but for $200 you’ll get  little more than what you paid for.

Five tube burners with 10,000 BTU each, a 12,500 BTU side burner and porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates. Although the 502 square inch primary cook surface is large, it’s not gigantic for the 5 burners, which accounts for the respectable Heat Flux Rating of 100, (BTU per square inch), providing an extra kick for high temp searing.

Front of a gas grill woth 5 burner control knobs. A fold out tray beneath the knobs is fill of condiments.

Many owners like this BBQ grill or at least feel it’s worth the super low price. A few have buyer’s remorse, although one wonders what their expectations could have been for this size in this price range. If you want a big gasser on a tight budget, you could sure do worse.

The two wheel cart is not enclosed, but does include tool hooks, a built-in bottle opener and a pull out condiment rack. Get a cover to extend the life of this low cost device. Brinkmann makes some nice ones.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    5 Burner Gas Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 199.00
    *Price Subject To Change
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Burner Type:
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas
  • BTU:
  • Heat Flux:
    Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
  • Main Burners:
  • Primary Capacity:
    502 square inches
    Mid-Size (about 24 burgers)
  • Secondary Capacity:
    159 square inches

Published On: 5/20/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

  • Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester - Max Good is's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame and is the world's only full-time reviewer of outdoor cooking equipment including smokers, grills, pizza ovens, griddles, and more.


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