Kenmore’s S3218ANB 5-Burner Gas Grill has 5 tube burners, an older ceramic infrared rotisserie back burner and another ceramic side sear burner. It comes with stainless steel cooking grates and heat tents. An in hood light is included, but the rotisserie is optional. These grills are big. The hood light and IR burners may seem sexy, but they are poorly made with cheap materials. Out of date ceramic burners are often thrown in on many cheap gas grills as a value added feature and they are useful as long as they continue to function. But Kenmores 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.
The double door cart is painted steel, shelves and hood are stainless and the doors and control panel are your choice of black or red enameled metal. 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.
S3218ANB 5-Burner Gas Grill
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Side, Sear, Rotisserie
Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
104.17 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
576 square inches
Mid-Size(about 28 burgers)
124 square inches
Kenmore was previously owned by Sears. They are now a division of Permasteel. Permasteel makes products for an assortment of bands, such as Walmart’s Member’s Mark.
Published On: 12/12/2012
Last Modified: 3/5/2021
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