The Bottom Line
This model has been discontinued. See my list of the Best Gas Grills between $250 and $500 for a comparable product.
The Brinkmann Zone has a standard side burner. Nice. It has a fully integrated rotisserie system. Good if it works right. And a lighted cutting board. Really? Add all this to a standard 3-burner gas grill for around $330USD and you get a grill loaded with stuff except quality.
This is because manufacturers like Brinkmann and stores like Home Depot believe that consumers would rather have gadgets than quality, flash instead of ability. Also, this grill is greatly underpowered.
- Full function gas grill with integrated rotisserie system
- Loaded with gimmicks
- Lightweight, low-quality burners
- Lightweight construction
- Limited customer support
- Three 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 502 square inches or primary grilling area for a total of 628 square inches
- 36,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Integrated rotisserie system with pop up rotisserie mounts and battery-powered rotisserie motor
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Stainless steel and enameled steel construction
- Lighted cooking board
- Propane tank and cover sold separately
- Made in China by the Brinkmann Corporation exclusively for Home Depot
Guide Review - Brinkmann Zone 3-Burner Gas Grill Model# 810-2390-S
The Brinkmann Zone 3-Burner is loaded with features. It includes a unique integrated rotisserie system. On the back of the grill is a mounting for a battery powered (4 D batteries) and a pop-up rotisserie mounting in the front. Turn the dial on the front of the grill to get the rotisserie supports in place put food on the spit and insert it into the motor in the back and you are ready to go.
You have burners on both sides of the rotisserie set up so you get even heating and a high degree of temperature control. True, the rod is short and you would be able to get a normal sized chicken on there, but not much else.
This grill also has a standard 12,000 BTU side burner on the right side table and a lit cutting board on the other side. Yes, a plastic cutting board with LED lights underneath it so you can chop in the dark. Okay, not really. The light is not very strong and since it comes from beneath you really can't see what you are doing in the dark, but it looks cool. The lights are waterproof but built into a single piece circuit board so if it fails you can't just change the light bulbs. I have to say that this is one of the most gimmicky things I've seen on a grill in a long time.
So, do these gimmicks make this a grill you want to buy? I hope not. At the basic level this is a poor quality and underpowered 3-burner gas grill, and since most of what you will be using it for is grilling it isn't a grill you want to own. My recommendation is to avoid this grill and all its gimmicks and get something more basic.