Nexgrill 3-Burner Charcoal/Gas Combo Model# 720-0718 - Discontinued

Nexgrill 3-Burner Charcoal/Gas Combo Grill Model# 720-0718
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The Bottom Line

This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Nexgrill Charcoal and Gas Grill Combo Model# 720-0718C.

Can't decide whether you want a gas or a charcoal grill? Well, a number of stores and grill makers think you have this problem and have come up with the perfect solution, they have welded a gas grill to a charcoal grill. What you get with this unit is two basic grills in one.

Unlike all the other grills in this category, the Kenmore (sometimes labeled Nexgrill) doesn't have a side burner. It looks like an impressive unit but the question you have to ask yourself is, do you want a pair of mediocre grills dropped into a single cart or would you prefer separate units?

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Pros

  • Charcoal and Gas in one unit

Cons

  • Difficult assembly
  • Lightweight construction
  • Charcoal grill has limited temperature control
  • Low-quality gas grill components

Description

  • One 324 square inch charcoal cooking chamber
  • One 437 primary square inch 3-burner, 36,000 BTU maximum output gas cooking chamber
  • 911 square inches of total grilling space
  • Push button electric (AA-battery) ignition
  • Gas side has porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates the charcoal side has porcelain steel wire cooking grates
  • Painted steel construction
  • Charcoal grill has top and bottom vents and an adjustable coal grate
  • Hood mounted thermometers on each cooking chamber
  • Propane tank and cover sold separately
  • Made by Coopway Industries Inc. of China and imported by Nexgrill exclusively for Sears stores

Guide Review - Nexgrill 3-Burner Charcoal/Gas Combo Model# 720-0718

This is Nexgrill's entry into the gas/charcoal hybrid grill market. Selling for around $300USD this combo grill is the same price as similar units at Home Depot and Lowes though those have side burners.

In the last couple of years, the gas/charcoal combination grill has become a popular item.

I know that there are people who would think that this is the answer to all your problems. You have a gas grill you can fire up after you get home from work at night and a charcoal grill you can light for the weekend cookout. The question is, do you want all that in a single unit. If part of the grill fails, you end up with 5 1/2 feet of grill that is only partially useful.

The gas grill side is a 36,000 BTU 3-burner gas grill with medium weight porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates. While some of these components are not the best quality they are not necessarily that bad for the price. The BTU output is a little low for the size, but the grill will heat well enough to give you some good grilling power. Other than this, it is a typical low-cost gas grill.

On the charcoal side, you get a square box style charcoal grill, smaller than the gas side. The porcelain coated steel wire cooking grates are not going to transfer heat and are only good for keeping your food from falling into the fire. While relatively small, this charcoal grill gives you enough room for many grilling tasks but is limited in indirect grilling space.

The questions you should be asking yourself is do you really need both a charcoal and a gas grill and if you do would it make more sense to buy one of each separately. After all, if the gas components of this grill rust out and make that side useless you have a 5-foot long charcoal grill with a limited cooking area. My recommendation would be to purchase a Weber Kettle for around $100 that will last you a good decade and perhaps a lower end Char-Broil Gas Grill for around $100 that will last a few years.

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