By: Max Good
Kenmore’s PG40304OOL 3-Burner Patio Gas Grill is their smallest freestanding model. It has 3 tube burners and porcelain coated cooking grates and heat tents. This Patio Grill is designed for small capacity cooking and/or use in environments where space is an issue, like a small apartment deck. It is mounted on a pedestal on four casters. The pedestal has an enclosure to store the LP tank. The Pedestal and hood come in your choice of black or copper. The two side shelves fold down to save space when not in use. These cookers aren’t made to last and only carry a one year limited warranty. Of course Sears would love to interest you in an extended warranty.
Kenmore is 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. 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.
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: 12/12/2012 Last Modified: 3/5/2021
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