The Bottom Line
Modern Home Products, or MHP, is one of the oldest makers of gas grills, and many of the features they have relied on for decades are still used in this grill in this deluxe stainless steel model. From the ceramic briquette barrier and the two single piece H-type burners, this grill relies on decades of proven technology and not the latest trends. For the consumer accustomed to big, multiple burners, lightweight grills, this will seem different but built to last, this grill really is one that deserves serious consideration.
- Solid, durable construction
- Excellent heat output
- Highly customizable
- Not the most attractive of gas grills
- Two dual control 27,000 BTU stainless steel H-type burner
- 592 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 902 square inches
- 54,000 BTU total output from the main burners
- Electric (AA-Battery) ignition
- Stainless Steel rod cooking grates
- Cast aluminum and 304 stainless steel construction
- Ceramic briquette barrier
- Cover and propane tank sold separately
- Infrared rotisserie burner, side burner and internal infrared burners available as options
- Convertible between propane and natural gas
- Made in the USA by Modern Home Products
Guide Review - MHP GJK4
Long ago, if a person wanted a gas grill, they would contact their gas company who carried a few models and would install them in the yard for the price of the grill. These units were solidly built from heavy cast aluminum with heavy cooking grates and a simple design.
MHP was one of these suppliers long ago and this grill is, in many ways, is a descendent of that style of grill.
The MHP JNK4 uses a single unit H-type burner that has independent controls for each side. Basically, this is a two burner, four heat zone grill with 54,000 BTUs on either side under 592 square inches of primary grilling space.
Because of the heavy construction, ceramic briquette barrier, and solid cooking grates the heat is both efficient and high. The ceramic barrier is designed to catch and burn away drippings, protecting the burner, but it can also cause flare-ups from time to time. An experienced griller can deal with these, but it is important to be prepared for it.
This grill is highly customizable. It can come with either stainless steel rod cooking grates or anodized aluminum grates. I recommend the aluminum, which comes with the infrared sear burner upgrade. They are better at transferring heat and will last for decades. It can also be configured with internal infrared sear burners, a rear mounted rotisserie burner, and a side burner.
I know that this gas grill looks primitive, but it does have most of the options that any other grill can provide. A side burner and an infrared rear-mounted rotisserie burner is available making this as modern a grill as any. If you are tired of replacing your gas grill every few years, this is one to consider. The price is based on which options are included, but the base model starting price is around $3,000USD.