Kenmore Elite Premium Gas Grill - Discontinued

Kenmore Elite Premium Gas Grill (model# 16315)
Kenmore Elite Premium Gas Grill (model# 16315). Sears Brand, LLC.

The Bottom Line

This model Gas Grill has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Kenmore 5-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill Model# 464224010.

With the exception of the side burner, this grill offers little else in the way of features. The 60,000 BTUs of its main burners puts out good heat for the size of the grill. The open design makes this a brute force kind of grill. Much of this grill contains 304 stainless steel but components such as the barriers are simply porcelain coated steel.

Some body parts are lower quality stainless. The appearance is good but the overall quality of the construction is weak. At around $570USD this grill has a lot of competition. I would recommend looking for a better-built grill.

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Pros

  • Full feature gas grill

Cons

  • Porcelain coated barrier will not last
  • Overall construction is of limited quality
  • Thin and lightweight materials

Description

  • Five 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
  • 628 square inches of primary cooking area for a total grilling space of 882 square inches
  • 60,000 BTU output from the main burners
  • 12,000 BTU cast brass side burner (brass cap style)
  • 12,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Porcelain coated steel barrier
  • Mixed 304 and 430 stainless steel construction (mostly 430)
  • Electronic ignition
  • Cover and LP tank sold separately

Guide Review - Kenmore Elite Premium Gas Grill

The Kenmore Premium stainless steel grill is actually nothing more than the stainless steel version of their line of lesser grills. Not as bad as the bottom end Char-Broil manufactured Kenmore's. All of the premium and elite grills are made by Grand Hall of China. Both Grand Hall and Sears have good reputations for support and quality, but I just can't give much of a recommendation for this grill.

At around $570USD it should either grill better or have better features.

This grill is made from a mixture of 304 and 430 stainless steel, so it will weather better than some grills, but doesn't have a long lifespan. However, the cooking grate, which Sears proudly claims to be better than just plain stainless steel are little more than stainless steel coated steel. Once this finish wears down the grates will rust. The barrier on this unit is porcelain coated steel. Again, once that coating is cracked or chipped the metal underneath will rust. The burners are of good quality tubular stainless steel and will last a long time. In fact, they have a lifetime warranty. Sears provides this warranty because they know you won't keep the grill that long due to a failure of other parts. If the rest of the grill, not covered by the warranty fails no one will come asking for replacement burners.

All in all, I have to say that this grill really doesn't live up to its price tag. There are other units out there that have better quality parts and grill better. Of course, if you find it on sale, it's not that bad a grill.

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