The 30″ Member’s Mark Outdoor Gas Grill is a Sam’s Club exclusive made cheap to sell cheap for the disposable gas BBQ grill crowd. Five 10,000 BTU stainless steel tube burners covered with stainless flame tents to disperse heat. A 15,000 BTU ceramic infrared sear burner is located in the right side shelf. A large lid over the sear burner prevents using the right shelf as a work surface. A single electric ignitor serves the entire grill. Cooking surface and warming rack are stainless steel wrapped rods.
There is a slide out grease tray in the back that attaches to the firebox bottom which also slides out for easy cleaning. The double door enclosed cart features a convenient slide out base for the LP tank. Four smallish locking casters facilitate movement.
A cover is included. An optional conversion kit may be purchased to switch from LP to natural gas.
Outdoor Gas Grill
Made in USA:
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Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
100 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
500 square inches
Mid-Size(about 24 burgers)
164 square inches
Member’s Mark is an exclusive brand made for Sam’s Club by low cost Chinese manufacturers. Some come from Nexgrill, headquartered in Taiwan. Nexgrill manufactures a multitude of outdoor cookers sold in North America at Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Costco Wholesale, Sears, BJ’s Wholesale, Lowe’s Canada, Canadian Tire and others under the brand names of Nexgrill, Grill Master, Member’s Mark, Jenn-Air and Kitchen-Aid. Most are made and marketed to compete with price driven brands. Jenn-Air and Kitchen-Aid are somewhat higher quality and retailers like Sears and Costco try to sell them in a similar price range to Weber’s far superior Genesis line.
Others are made by Rankam Group with headquarters in Hong Kong and US facilities in Gardena, CA. They manufacture a variety of outdoor equipment under many brand names at three locations in China and offer American customers warehousing, retail distribution and customer service from Gardena.
Published On: 6/23/2016
Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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