The Bottom Line
This model has been replaced by Jenn-Air 52,000 BTU (model #720-0164)
This is the mid-range stainless steel gas grill, built by Nexgrill under contract of Lowe's and license of Maytag (owner of Jenn-Air). This shiny grill is designed to look good, but its cooking abilities are limited and the reputation of the maker is tarnished. The greatest limitation of this unit is in the quality and gauge of the steel used to make it.
While you get a lot of grill for the price, don't expect professional quality. This grill is sold exclusively through Lowe's Home Improvement.
- Solid Cast Brass burners
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Large Cooking area
- Individual burner igniters
- Limited quality Stainless Steel used in construction
- Some units have had problems with welds and seams
- Exclusive distribution
- Four cast brass 12,000 BTU burners
- 48,000 BTU total output
- Dual wall lid provides good heat retention and insulation.
- 12,000 BTU side burner under a flush fitting cover on the side table
- Pull-out tank drawer
- Individual electronic igniters on every burner
- 590 square inches of primary grilling area for a total of 896 square inches of cooking area
- Rotisserie burner and standard rotisserie kit
- Enclosed cart
Guide Review - Jenn-Air 48,000 BTU 4 Burner Gas Grill
This new grill is part of the Jenn-Air line of grills sold exclusively through Lowe's Home Improvement stores.
Lowe's licensed the Jenn-Air name from Maytag and then contracted Nexgrill, a Chinese grill manufacturer, to produce the grills. After several problems with support and parts last year, it appears that this grill is finally ready for distribution. There is supposed to be a dedicated phone line for support that answers, "Jenn-Air".
This four burner gas grill has some really nice features. The cast brass burners are guaranteed for a lifetime and this unit comes with a full rotisserie set up, including a rear mounted rotisserie burner and a 12,000 BTU side burner. The total stainless steel construction is attractive and the large wheels make this unit pretty easy to move. It also has a nice, large enclosed cart with a slide-out propane tank holder.
The problem? Barring any support issues that might creep up this grill, like many stainless steel units under $2,000, a lower quality and gauge stainless steel was used. The welded seams are prone to rust and the highly vented design limits indirect grilling and means that the unit won't hold heat very long. If you keep it covered and clean then this grill should last for a long time and not lose its finish every fast.