There has been a long line of big and shiny stainless steel gas grills over the years. They promise an attractive and powerful grill that will impress the neighbors and last for years. After all, stainless steel lasts for years and never stains, right? This is exactly what you are supposed to think when you see this gas grill sitting on the floor of the local Home Depot. It has four burners and plenty of heat, plus a nice side burner.
Unfortunately, the Nexgrill 4-Burner Model# 720-0830H Gas Grill is lightweight from top to bottom, and that means a product that simply isn't built to last.
- Large cooking area
- Good heat output
- Some higher quality stainless steel parts
- Lightweight, thin components
- Overall construction is lightweight
- Large but basic gas grill
- Four 12,000 BTU 304 stainless steel tubular burners
- 462 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 644 square inches
- 48,000 BTU total output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Electric (AA-Battery) ignition
- 304 stainless steel wrapped (coated) cooking grates
- Mixed stainless steel construction
- Enclosed cabinet
- Cover and propane tank sold separately
- Made by Nexgrill Industries in China for Home Depot
Expert Review - Nexgrill 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner Model# 720-0830H
All in all, the Nexgrill 4-Burner at Home Depot for 2015 is typical of a lot of the gas grills we find these days.
Big and shiny with lots of knobs, this grill seems like a great investment. The heat output is good and it does come with a pretty good side burner. There is an enclosed cart and lots of stainless steel, some of it of good quality. On paper, this looks like a reasonably good gas grill at a very good price.
In reality, it leaves a lot to be desired.
The real issue here isn't even the quality of the construction as much as the metal that goes into this grill. Nearly four feet tall, four feet wide, and more than two feet deep, this is a good sized gas grill. However, it weighs in at less than 100 pounds assembled. That isn't a lot of metal for something that is going to sit outside all year long and get heated up to well over 500 degrees every now and again. Gas grills take a lot of punishment, and this doesn't have the weight to take it.
To get this grill in at a price well under $300 and to have it shipped all the way from China requires that it be made as light as possible and with as many quality cuts as can be worked out while still putting in 304 stainless steel parts (burners, flame tamers, and main hood section). Even the cooking grates are only stainless steel coated (they seem to think that calling it "wrapping" means something).
Our recommendation at this price point is something a lot smaller, probably without the side burner, and definitely without all that shiny, thin stainless steel.