Perfect Flame Electronic Touchpad LP Gas Grill Model #720-0533 - Discontinued

Perfect Flame Electronic Touchpad LP Gas Grill (model #720-0533)
Perfect Flame Electronic Touchpad LP Gas Grill (model #720-0533). Lowe's Home Improvement

The Bottom Line

This model and product line have been discontinued. See my list of the Best Gas Grills between $250 and $500 for a comparable model.

In the never-ending search to find the latest gimmick to take on to a grill, we get this model from Nexgrill, sold exclusively at Lowes. The control panel on this model is an electronic touchpad that lets you control the burners and gives you a cooking timer.

What this means is that you have to plug this unit in to get it to work (no grilling in a power outage). Probably the scariest "feature" of this grill is that the warranty on the electronics (without which the grill won't work) only lasts for 6 months. Guess how long you will be able to use this grill? Materials and construction are equally short.

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Pros

  • Full feature Gas Grill
  • Built-in timer

Cons

  • Requires electricity to operate
  • Low quality 430 stainless steel construction
  • Limited overall construction quality
  • Rotisserie kit is not included with the rotisserie burner
  • Four burner grill with two control settings (basically a two burner grill)

Description

  • Four 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners for a maximum output of 48,000 BTUs
  • 560 square inches of primary grilling area for a total cooking area of 896 square inches
  • 12,000 BTU side burner
  • 10,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner (rotisserie kit optional)
  • Electronic control panel with built-in timer
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Complete 430 stainless steel construction
  • Internal halogen grill lights
  • Propane tanks, cover and rotisserie kit optional
  • Imported from China exclusively for Lowes by Nexgrill

Guide Review - Perfect Flame Electronic Touchpad LP Gas Grill Model #720-0533

This four burner gas grill (with only two cooking zones thanks to the two controls for the four burners) is a full feature grill for the electronic age. The control panel lets you adjust the heat (generally uneven) and set the timing on your cooking with a light touch. This saves you the strain of turning control knobs making the operation of this grill much easier. The downside of this is that the grill must be plugged in to work. There is no way to manually operate the grill so you wouldn't be able to use it in a power outage. It also means you can only move the grill as far as the extension cord you have. However, the most disturbing feature of this electronic system is that the electronics only have a 6-month warranty. I guess the maker (Nexgrill) didn't want to get buried in warranty calls by fall.

Aside from the electronics, this is a standard, but full featured gas grill typical of the price range. The lightweight burners are not built to last and the 430 stainless steel construction will show rust and discoloration quickly. The 48,000 BTU maximum output from the four burners is low for the size of this grill (about 560 square inches of primary cooking space). The side burner is a standard unit.

The rotisserie burner rounds out the feature on this grill. Too bad that the rotisserie kit is sold separately.

Given the electrical limitations and poor quality materials this grill (which sells for just under $500) is made from I have to say that this is definitely a model to pass over.

Manufacturer's Site