By: Max Good
Kenmore’s 6 Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill is big and shiny. What it lacks in quality, Kenmore tries to make up for with size, knobs and doors. It has six low power 8000 BTU stainless steel tube burners and a 13,000 BTU side burner. It comes with coated cast iron cooking grates, porcelain coated heat tents and a fold down side shelf on the right.
The cart is over six feet wide and has a work shelf on the left with a drawer. Four doors access the large storage area underneath. Ignition is battery powered.
These grills are poorly made with cheap materials. They only carry a one year limited warranty, but you can bet Sears would love to interest you in an extended warranty. Price on this one is low considering the size, but unless you really can use a large BBQ with underpowered burners, keep shopping.
Kenmore offers two lines of gas grills: the colorful porcelain coated enamel Kenmore series and stainless steel Kenmore Elite. They are owned by retail giant Sears and headquartered at the Sears complex in Hoffman Estates, IL. Although Kenmore is a respected name for kitchen and home appliances, not so much in the BBQ world. The seven Kenmore and two Kenmore Elite models are attractive and feature rich, but poorly constructed. Like Nexgrill and their various brands such as Jenn-Air, Kenmore benefits from the substantial foot traffic provided by a national presence on Sears’ showroom floors. The good news is Sears runs specials throughout the year on these cookers and they really should be offered at discounted rates because the MSRPs are overpriced. One can easily find better grills in the range of Kenmore sticker prices, especially when it comes to the high end Elite models.
All Kenmore grills are made in China and many are contracted through Char-Broil. In fact some are even displayed at Char-Broils’ website. A few models look suspiciously close to Nexgrill cookers and may be from the same factory. Available, of course, at all Sears locations and at the Kenmore website.
Published On: 11/14/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021
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