The Bottom Line
This model has been discontinued. The closest replacement to this grill is the Member's Mark 32-inch Stainless Steel Gas Grill.
For the price, this isn't that bad of a stainless steel gas grill. Of all the Chinese manufacturers, Grand Hall (who makes this unit) probably has the best reputation. While this grill is short on the BTUs, that is made up for with a 12,000 BTU infrared sear burner that gives you the searing power that this grill can't otherwise provide.
I have heard reports from people buying this grill for a lot less money (on sale), that's the time to buy this unit because at full price you can do better.
- Sear zone makes up for the limited BTUs of the main burners
- Plenty of area for a large number of grilling tasks
- Ceramic barrier is better at distributing heat than simple steel plates
- Like many grills of this type, there are shortcuts in the overall construction
- Three 17,000 BTU main burners, plus one 12,000 BTU infrared sear burner
- 702 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 960 square inches of grilling space
- 14,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner
- Individual on knob igniters
- Sold exclusively through Sam's Club
- Manufactured by Grand Hall of Taiwan
- Complete 304 stainless steel construction with double-walled hood
- Ceramic briquette and stainless steel barrier
Guide Review - Member's Mark 39-Inch Professional Stainless Steel
Of the complete stainless steel gas grills to come out of China, this is one of the lower priced units.
However, this unit is big and has some great features. What I particularly like about this unit is the infrared sear burner under the main hood that makes up for the limited BTUs on this grill. At 702 square inches of primary grilling space, this grill would need more power. Particularly, since this style of gas grill is heavily vented for design reasons.
The sear burner gives you the ability to get a great sear.
Also on this grill, sold exclusively through Sam's Club is a full rotisserie system with a rear mounted infrared burner. This is a good set up for this grill. The problem with this grill, like most of this type is that features and appearance come before quality. While this grill doesn't have a side burner it is loaded with other features. The overall construction and design are limited to allow for the price. While $800 MSRP might sound like a lot, the steel allow makes up for most of the production cost.
Sam's club warranties this grill and has a reputation for great support, as does Grand Hall. Of all the Chinese manufacturers Grand Hall is one of the few who will actually provide direct support if needed. This is a nice looking grill and has good features. If you can get a good sale price on this grill you should consider this grill.