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Brinkmann Grill King 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
Where to Buy Brinkmann Grill King

Available at Home Depot.


This gas grill is sold exclusively at Home Depot, and Brinkmann Grill King reviews on the retailer's website have been mixed the past couple of years. A majority of customers seemed impressed by a previous model, 810-2410-SB, saying it was easy to assemble, cook on, and clean. Users also commented that the grill felt heavy-duty and durable, and one wrote that the grill was still holding up well after six seasons. However, reviews of the current version, model No. 810-2411-SB, raise questions about the quality of the parts, particularly the burners and the starter.

This grill has caught the eye of experts including testers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, who named it the top budget buy among full-size grills. Good Housekeeping's review points to ease of use and cleaning, as well as extra features uncommon in this price range.

The Brinkmann Grill King (starting at $199) is a propane gas grill with a roomy 638 square inches of cooking space. This makes the grill ideal for cooking a variety of foods for a crowd. It comprises four burners powered by 40,000 BTUs and a side burner with 12,000 BTUs. Numerous users report that this grill heats up fast and cooks very evenly. It's the only model among our budget picks with grates made of highly desirable porcelain-coated cast iron, a combination cited for even heating and preventing food from sticking. Extras include a warming rack and a flip-out accessory rack.

We like the ample size of this grill, which provides plenty of power to its four main burners. The added features help make it convenient to use. There are a few complaints about the grill rusting easily, along with the aforementioned durability issues, but this is a budget grill worth considering.

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile) – April 22, 2013
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