The Bottom Line
This gas grill is loaded with features. Offering fire burners plus an infrared side mounted sear burner, and a rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner (rotisserie kit sold separately). Top that off with loads of stainless steel. Sound too good to be true? It is. Even for around $450USD, this is a grill to avoid. The metals are thin, the construction poor, and the internal components cheap and prone to failure.
Typically of Brinkmann and Walmart grills, this one will give you a year, maybe two before things start to go wrong.
- Fully loaded gas grill
- Large cooking area
- Poor quality construction
- Low grade stainless steel
- Cheap and fragile ceramic sear burner
- Comes with a rotisserie burner but the rotisserie kit is sold separately
- Five 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 634 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 765 square inches
- 60,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU infrared side sear burner
- 10,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner
- Electronic (AA-Battery) ignition
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Porcelain coated steel and stainless steel construction
- Propane tank, rotisserie kit, and cover sold separately
- Made in China by Brinkmann exclusively for Walmart (similar version available at Meijer Stores)
Guide Review - Brinkmann 5-Burner with Side/Sear Burner Model# 810-2575-F
This model has been discontinued.
Brinkmann makes its money building grills to the specifications and prices dictated by mass market retailers. This, clearly, is a case of that. For $450USD at Walmart, you get a five burner gas grill with an infrared side table mounted sear burner and an infrared rear-mounted rotisserie burner (rotisserie kit sold separately).
Put a porcelain coated hood with stainless steel end caps, and body panels and now you have made a big, shiny, fully loaded gas grill for this price. To achieve this, Brinkmann uses thin metals and low-quality components. Do not expect this grill to retain its appearance for long or last more than a couple of years.
The name of this grill points you towards the infrared sear side burner. In the place of a standard side burner, you get a small, ceramic style sear burner. This will let you sear a steak, one at a time. If you want to put a pot on the side burner, it will work, but this style of burner isn't as efficient at heating a pot as a standard burner. As for searing, again, this is a small burner so you can not sear much and would need to take turns with steaks (what a sear burner is best for). Also, this is a thin and delicate ceramic style infrared burner. Drippings on the hot ceramic have been known to cause them to crack. Once broken, it will no longer work, or be safe to use.