Great Outdoors Pinnacle 5-Burner Gas Grill - Discontinued

Great Outdoors Pinnacle 5-Burner Gas Gri
Great Outdoors Pinnacle 5-Burner Gas Grill. CFM Harris Corporation

The Bottom Line

This grill has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Perfect Flame 5-Burner 60,000 BTU.

This gas grill is designed to look like a higher quality stainless steel unit with its shiny hood and body. Unfortunately, these parts are not really stainless steel. The surface looks nice with a really good cast brass side burner (better than most), stainless steel rod cooking grates and shiny body.

Unfortunately, once you dig into the grill you find poor quality stainless steel burners that simply won't last long. At around $500 MSRP this grill should be better.

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Pros

  • Very good Cast Brass Side Burner
  • Good BTUs for the size
  • Lowe's Support

Cons

  • Much of the stainless steel isn't really stainless steel
  • Poor cart construction
  • Poor quality stainless steel main burners
  • Plastic control knobs

Description

  • Five 12,000 stainless steel burners (poor quality)
  • 60,000 BTU from the main burners
  • 600 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 735 square inches of grilling space
  • Individual electronic igniters
  • High quality 12,000 BTU cast brass side burner
  • Propane tank not included

Guide Review - Great Outdoors Pinnacle 5-Burner Gas Grill

This Great Outdoors grill available at Lowe's is designed to fit between the Stainless Steel Jenn-Air and low-quality Char-Broil grills. It is the high-end unit of the Great Outdoors line of gas grills.

It has a nice shiny hood and enclosed cabinet space, but these materials are either not stainless steel of the kind of stainless steel that rusts. Similarly, the stainless steel burners are very light weight and won't last long. On the surface, the stainless steel cooking grates are heavy and the side burner has a very good cast brass burner.

However, looking at it from inside and from the back the construction quality just isn't there.

The five 12,000 BTU burners put out a pretty good heat for the 600 square inches, but the thin metals and poor cooking chamber design can't do too much with this heat. The heavy stainless steel cooking grates are good (not great). At about than $500 MSRP you really should be getting a better cooking system than this grill provides. However, Lowe's has been good at supporting their products.

I really find it puzzling that this grill would have good features like individual igniters, that really good side burner and yet has such bad burners. At the same time, this grill has plastic control knobs designed to look shiny from a distance.

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