Kirkland Grand Classic Gas Grill by Nexgrill - Discontinued

Kirkland Grand Classic Gas Grill by Nexgrill
Kirkland Grand Classic Gas Grill by Nexgrill. Nexgrill

The Bottom Line

This is a big and shiny gas grill built by Nexgrill for Costco and sold under the name Kirkland. At nearly $1,300 this grill has a lot of features including two good quality cast brass side burners. It also comes with a full rotisserie set including infrared burner. However, as impressive as it looks the overall construction is weak and I've had complaints about assembly problems and the overall quality of the grill.

For as much as this unit costs it should be built better.

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Pros

  • Very large full function grill
  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • Heavy stainless steel cooking grates
  • Two heavy cast brass side burners
  • Cover included

Cons

  • Limited quality construction on the cart
  • Low BTU output for the size
  • Cast iron burners are stainless steel electroplated
  • Exclusive through Costco

Description

  • Five 12,000 BTU Cast Iron Burners
  • 60,000 BTU main burner output
  • 1140 square inched total cooking area
  • Two 12,000 BTU heavy brass side burners mounted on the cart, under a stainless steel cover
  • 10,000 BTU rear mounted rotisserie burner with full kit
  • Heavy stainless steel cooking grates
  • Large storage area with two pull out drawers
  • Ceramic briquette on stainless steel tray barrier
  • Electronic igniters
  • Smoker box

Guide Review - Kirkland Grand Classic Gas Grill by Nexgrill

This grill has been discontinued.

This grill really looks nice.

The stainless steel is nicely polished and the unit is very large. There is a whole lot of cooking space, two side burners, a smoker box, full rotisserie with rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner and even a cover. This is another Chinese imported stainless steel grills that looks great and provides a lot of features.

It even has ceramic briquettes in the barrier to help even the heat and vaporize drippings.

The problem with this grill, like many of this type, is that a lot of attention was paid to the appearance and the features. For the size, this grill should produce more heat than 60,000 BTUs from its five main burners. But the biggest problem is the same with many of the Kirkland grills, the assembly is weak. I know several people who are perfectly happy with these grills, but I have also received stories of this unit being returned for assembly mistakes that cause big problems. The cart construction is not great and this detracts heavily from the overall unit. At nearly $1,300 you really should get a better built grill.

On the plus side you get a full cover for the grill so you don't have an excuse to let it sit out in the elements, Costco has been very good about taking returns and supporting this grill. Unfortunately, you shouldn't have to rely on the return policy for a grill.

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