The Bottom Line
Built to be large, but low in price, the Huntington Patriot 4-burner has a large cooking grate and good heat output. While this model comes with a side burner (albeit a low powered one) it is a very basic gas grill, but at under $400USD it is what one would expect. The engineering is good, and relies on Onward Manufacturing's decades in the industry, though not built to the same level of quality as their generally higher priced Broil-King line.
Before you buy this particular model, I would recommend looking at some of the other grills that Broil-King has to offer.
- Basic grill design for a good price
- Better than average construction at this price
- Good heat output
- Good support from the manufacturer
- Very simple grill
- Low powered side burner
- Igniters can be troublesome over the long term
- Limited availability
- Four 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 444 square inches of primary cooking space with a total of 644 square inches
- 40,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 10,000 BTU side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Electric (AA-battery) ignition
- Powder coated steel and cast aluminum construction
- Propane tank, rotisserie kit, and cover sold separately
- Total weight of 137 pounds
- Propane only and not convertible to natural gas
- Made in North America by Onward Manufacturing Company
Guide Review - Huntington Patriot 4400 4-Burner Model# 682164
Huntington is a brand of Onward Manufacturing, makers of the ever popular Broil-King gas grills. This brand is among their lower-priced products and is made in Huntington Indiana (though parts are sourced from various locations). This particular brand tends to show up in smaller retail chains and doesn't have the level of distribution that many competing gas grills do.
While a good choice, there is a lot of competition in this price range so I recommend shopping around before you buy.
The four burner design on this grill offers a lot of cooking versatility, particularly for indirect grilling. The stainless steel tubular burners are good quality and the 40,000 BTU maximum output is plenty for the 444 square inches of porcelain coated cast iron cooking surface. The combination between this heat output and the relatively heavy cooking grates provides an excellent grilling experience. Combined with the wide range of control that the gas values provide and the overall evenness of the heat, this is a perfect choice for the experienced griller who wants to be able to hold lower, gentle temperatures for more delicate items like fish or vegetables but still needs to be able to turn up the heat to put a heavy sear on a thick steak.
Overall, this isn't a heavy or solidly built gas grill, but in this price range, it is certainly better than most of the store brands that can be found flooding the floors of major retailers. The biggest problem that this particular model has is that the ignition system tends to be a little temperamental and prone to failing over time.
Manually lighting a gas grill isn't convenient in any situation so it may need repair after a year or two. Fortunately, Onward Manufacturing provides a good warranty and excellent support. In fact, this level of support is one of this gas grill's best features.
While this model is a good grill and a good choice for the size and price, I would recommend considering the Broil-King 3-Burner 320-S for a similar price. The Broil King has a superior built quality and though smoker in size, the heat output is higher and it will last longer. The availability of this Broil-King model tends to be better anyway. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I would recommend on of the Broil-King gas grills over this model, or in general the Huntington line of grills.