The Bottom Line
This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Kenmore 3-Burner Patio Grill Model# 07116145000.
There are a growing number of people out there who want to grill, but don't have the space or the need for a full sized gas grill. This grill has a small footprint (side tables fold down to make it even smaller) but offers a full sized cooking area with three burners. While there are no other extras, if you are looking at this grill you probably don't want them anyway.
If this grill was built with good quality, higher heat output for the size, and a better handle this would be a great choice. Unfortunately, this grill suffers from many of the same faults of other mass market grills, cheap construction.
- Small grill, perfect for small spaces
- Lightweight construction
- Porcelain coating on cooking grates will flake off in about 2 years
- Low heat output for the size
- Bad handle design, gets hot and has sharp edges
- Manufacturer has no presence for support of parts
- Three 8,700 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 360 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 482 square inches
- 26,100 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- Small footprint with fold down side tables
- Porcelain-coated and stamped steel cooking grates
- Electric (AA-battery) push button ignition
- 430 series stainless steel and powder coated steel construction
- Adjustable feet but no casters or wheels
- Propane tank and cover sold separately
- Made in China by Dongguan Xin Cheng Hardware exclusively for Sears' Kenmore Brand
Guide Review - Kenmore 3-Burner Patio Grill Model# B10PG23-B
There really is a need for a grill like this. Small in size, but still offering the grilling experience of a full sized gas grill.
Maybe someday someone will do it at a quality level and with the kind of engineering that consumers deserve. Unfortunately, this grill, like so many offered by the major retailers falls short of that. I know what happens to cause these problems. Marketers sit down and decide on the size and features of a grill, pass it on to designers who draw up the blueprints, and the whole thing gets shipped off to China for the lowest bidder to built it.
Want to see how little quality control and product testing went into this grill? Grab the handle tightly. Now go looking for a band-aid. The handle on this grill fits the design of the grill but puts sharp edges under your fingers. The handle also gets hot if you leave the grill running too long. Almost a surprising fact given how low the heat output of this grill is. Anyway, if you have this grill make sure you grab the handle with a towel or oven mitt once the grill is hot. If the designers of this grill had actually used it they would have noticed this problem and changed the handle.
What I will say about this grill is that it isn't necessarily a bad product. I'm sure that you could get a couple of years use out of it, particularly if you keep it clean and covered.
If it fits your need then you might want to consider it. You might also want to consider just getting a portable grill. This grill lists for around $300USD but is typically on sale (like most things at Sears) for $249USD. There is a two burner version of this grill available at K-Mart for $249USD (again, on sale most of the time for $199USD).