Kitchenaid 5-Burner Gas Grill

Big and Shiny, But Is There More?

KitchenAid 5-Burner Model# 720-0893
KitchenAid 5-Burner Model# 720-0893. Nexgrill Industries

The Bottom Line

 

This is a big, shiny, gas grill with the KitchenAid name stamped right in the middle of the lid. This 5-burner grill has two side burners, one of them infrared. While not entire made of stainless, this grill will certainly catch the eye. And this is the point of the KitchenAid brand name and all that shiny metal, to draw the consumer into thinking that they are getting something they are not -- a high-end stainless steel gas grill.

Pros

  • Large, multifunction gas grill
  • Good quality burners

Cons

  • Not designed, made, or supported by KitchenAid
  • Many stainless parts are very thin
  • Low-grade stainless steel parts
  • Low heat output

Description

  • Five 10,000 BTU 304 stainless steel tubular burners
  • 630 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 879 square inches of grilling space
  • 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 12,000 BTU standard stainless steel side burner under a flush mounted cover
  • 15,000 BTU side-mounted infrared burner
  • Electric (AA-Battery) ignition
  • Stainless steel coated rod cooking grates
  • Stainless steel and porcelain coated steel construction
  • Full cover included
  • LED lit control panel
  • Propane tank and rotisserie kit sold separately
  • Sold as propane with available natural gas conversion parts
  • Made in China 

Guide Review - Kitchenaid 5-Burner Model# 720-0893

Just to make sure it is clear, this grill is made by a company called Nexgrill Industries.

They have licensed the use of the KitchenAid name for use on a number of their grills available at several retailers. KitchenAid plays no role in these grills and anyone buying it for the name stamped on the front is being deceived.

Aside from that, this KitchenAid 5-Burner isn't necessarily a bad grill.

The burners are 304 stainless steel and covered by a 10-year warranty. The heat output is good, not fantastic, but good enough for most grilling tasks. Add in a good standard side burner and a 15,000 BTU infrared side burner for searing and you have a lot of functionality. The overall construction is lightweight and the stainless steel body parts are lower grade though most of the grill that you don't see looking at it straight on is painted steel.

The big feature of this grill is the lit control panel. This is a few LED lights run off the AA battery that powers the ignition. Lights are cool but don't add any real function here.

There are better, more basic gas grills in this price range, though this isn't a bad choice as long as it isn't being bought for the brand name on the lid. It should also be noted that the stainless steel on this grill will not retain a high polish finish for very long.