This is a basic gas grill from Char-Broil, exclusive to Lowes. With four burners and one side burner, you get a large and well-featured grill. The heat output is a little low but this grill will cook fairly well. Unfortunately, it won't cook well for long. The burners on this unit are small and thin and should last for about 2 to 3 years. Most of the internal components are of the same quality.
- Large, inexpensive grill
- Uneven Heat
- Stainless steel body parts will discolor and rust
- Lightweight materials
- Low-quality materials, including burners
- Weak side burner
- Four 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 500 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 680 square inches of grilling space
- 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 1,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Hood mounted thermometer
- 430 stainless steel and powder coated steel construction throughout the grill
- Electric (AA-battery) ignition
- Propane tank and cover sold separately
- Sold propane only - not convertible
- Made in China by Char-Broil exclusively for Lowe's Home Improvement
This gas grill offers 40,000 BTUs under a primary grilling area of 500 square inches. A low heat output for this model considering the thinness of the metals and high airflow design.
This unit will heat up slowly. Similarly, the 10,000 BTU side burner is powerful enough to heat a small pot, but not much more.
The body is made from a combination of painted steel and 430 series stainless. This is a low grade of stainless and is prone to rusting and discoloration quickly. The cooking grates are a moderate weight of porcelain coated cast iron, but the rest of the internal components are lightweight and low grade.
This is particularly a problem with the burners. Like most all Char-Broil grills, the burners are the weakest link. While these burners have a "limited lifetime" warranty, that warranty doesn't cover rust or normal wear.
Ultimately, this is a large, but low-cost gas grill. Something simpler and without the shiny metal would be a better choice (See my list of the Best Gas Grills between $250 and $500). The painted body parts will retain their appearance longer than the low-grade stainless steel. Of course, once this powder coating gets scratched, the metal underneath will rust.