As the name suggests, the Backyard Grill 4-Burner Gas Grill is a generic gasser. It is made for those who are more interested in price than performance and durability. It has four 12,000 BTU main burners and a 12,000 BTU side burner that is flush mounted on the right side shelf.
The burners are relatively high output considering price, which is a plus for this mid-size device. It also includes battery powered ignition at each control knob, a nice feature, but even on higher quality grills dedicated electronic ignition can be prone to failure. The bottle opener on the control panel works. The cheap hood ornament heat indicator does not. Be sure to get an accurate digital thermometer by using our Searchable Thermometer Reviews.
This low cost line is offered in two, three, four and five burner models with blue, black, red and stainless steel finishes. Backyard Grill would be just another cheap Chinese gasser were it not a Walmart brand. BG’s presence on Walmart’s BBQ showroom floors and website ensures you’ll see them around. If you’re looking for something in this price range and can wait for Fall closeouts when all the big box stores unload grills, you’ll get much more bang for the buckage from better value priced brands brands like Char-Broil.
4-Burner Gas Grill
Made in USA:
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.
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.
480 square inches
Mid-Size(about 23 burgers)
187 square inches
Backyard Grill is a Walmart exclusive brand that is made cheap to sell cheap. They offer a variety of flimsy gas and charcoal cookers. Buyer beware – the price is right on this brand: you WILL get what you pay for.
Published On: 11/17/2014
Last Modified: 4/18/2023
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