Jenn-Air 44,000 BTU Gas Grill (Discontinued)

The Bottom Line

This grill has been discontinued. The nearest Jenn-Air grill would be the Jenn-Air 45,000, or see my list of the best Gas Grills between $500 and $1,000.

This Jenn-Air Gas Grill is made by Vermont Castings and is one of the top rated gas grills on the market. The four burner design and adequate BTU rating will give you a wide variety of grilling with good power. Temperature output of this grill has been measured at nearly 700 degrees F.

While this unit offers little in the way of extras it does deliver good grilling.

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Pros

  • Four independently controlled stainless steel burners
  • Quality construction

Cons

  • Limited Distribution - Only available through Lowe's Hardware
  • Limited Features
  • Discontinued

Description

  • Four stainless steel burners
  • 44,000 BTUs main output
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Porcelain coated vaporization barrier
  • Dual wall lid construction
  • Partial stainless steel body with side tables and cabinet door
  • 610 square inches total cooking area

Guide Review - Jenn-Air 44,000 BTU Gas Grill

If you don't already know, Jenn-Air doesn't make gas grills. They never have. This Jenn-Air is actually made by Vermont Castings and if they sold it under their own name, this grill would be at the bottom of the line for them. This grill is distributed in an exclusive arrangement with Lowe's Hardware and all accessories, extras and service has to be handled through Lowe's.

This really is a good grill for the price. It has good power and a four burner design that will give you a wide range of grilling abilities. While it doesn't offer features like a side burner of rotisserie kit it does the job of grilling very well. Some have measured the maximum internal temperature at nearly 700 degrees F.

The heavy cast iron parts including the lid end caps and cooking grates provide good heat retention and great cooking characteristics.

If there is one limiting factor with this grill it's the burners. While the stainless steel burners are good, I think they would have to be a little better to make me think this was a 5 star grill. This is the first year that this model has been produced though Vermont Castings has sold similar grills through Lowe's in the past. We'll have to wait a bit to see how the durability and support factors come into play.

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