The Member’s Mark Stainless Steel and Porcelain 5-Burner Gas Grill is a Sam’s Club exclusive made cheap to sell cheap for the disposable gas grill crowd. Most owners seem pleased to get a big grill for a small price. Five 12,400 BTU stainless steel tube burners covered with porcelain coated flame tents to disperse heat. A small BBQ wood chip box slides out from the front control panel. A single electric ignitor serves the entire grill. Cooking surface is coated cast iron grates and a warming rack is included.
The double door enclosed cart is also porcelain coated steel with stainless trim and two side shelves. A 12,000 BTU side burner is located in the left side shelf. The LP tank mounts into a convenient slide out base for easy access. Four smallish locking casters facilitate movement.
There is a slide out grease tray in the back that attaches to the firebox bottom which also slides out for easy cleaning. All in all not too bad considering price and if you like to throw gassers out every couple years rather than clean and maintain them, Member’s Mark may be for you.
Stainless Steel and Porcelain 5-Burner Gas Grill
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125.25 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
495 square inches
Mid-Size(about 24 burgers)
188 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: 6/21/2016
Last Modified: 1/30/2023
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