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Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
Where to Buy Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill

This propane gas grill is sold exclusively at Home Depot, and the vast majority of Brinkmann 5 Burner reviews on the retailer's website award the grill high ratings. Reviewers seem impressed by how easy it is to assemble, use, and clean this model (810-2512-S). Home Depot customers also regard the grill as heavy-duty and durable. One writes that it outperforms her previous grill, which was more than double the price. In another review, an engineer judges this grill "a class act of manufacturing," saying it's truly built to last.

The Brinkmann 5 Burner Gas Grill (starting at $199, Home Depot) has a roomy 661 square inches of cooking space. This makes the grill ideal for cooking a variety of foods for a crowd. It comprises five burners powered by 50,000 BTUs and a side burner with 12,000 BTUs. Reviewers report that this grill heats up fast and cooks very evenly. The grates are made of highly desirable porcelain-coated cast iron, a combination cited for even heating and preventing food from sticking. Extras include a warming rack, hooks for accessories, and a bottle opener.

Not every reviewer is a fan. An About.com expert suggests this grill is a good value but considers the structure lightweight and the materials low quality. The review is a bit contradictory, first asserting that the five burners provide even heating and give grillers the flexibility to use a combination of cooking methods, then later calling the five burners "overkill." The review points to a list of purportedly better grills under $250, but most are much smaller two-burner models and many have lukewarm reviews. One is the Brinkmann 4 Burner Gas Grill, model No. 810-6420-S, which is $30 cheaper than its five-burner sibling (starting at $169, Home Depot). It's not nearly as powerful and hasn't gotten as much attention in consumer reviews but has performed very well in expert testing.

We like the ample size of the Brinkmann 810-2512-S, which provides plenty of power to its five main burners. The added features help make it convenient to use. The smaller, cheaper Brinkmann 4 Burner 810-6420-S is also a solid choice.

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile) – May 18, 2015
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