Perfect Flame GAC3615 - Discontinued

Perfect Flame Double Lid 4-Burner (model #GAC3615)
Perfect Flame Double Lid 4-Burner (model #GAC3615). Lowe's

The Bottom Line

This grill is basically a $300USD gimmick. The double lid design will give you a big and a little grill, but they are both standard grill units so they offer no versatility. The only real difference between the left and right cooking area is the large, heavy porcelain coated cast iron cooking grate on the one burner side. This is designed to give you a lot of contact heat with the food you are cooking and therefore a "sear".

Other than this, the Perfect Flame Double Lid is a cheaply constructed, lightweight grill that just isn't practical for any real use. The only hint of quality is the burners (304 Stainless).

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Pros

  • Dual head grill gives you two cooking zones

Cons

  • Made from low quality materials including 430 stainless steel
  • Both grill sections are basic gas grills
  • Many plastic parts
  • Reports of Fires

Description

  • Dual head gas grill with one 12,000 BTU standard grill and one 15,000 BTU covered side burner
  • Three 12,000 BTU 304 stainless steel standard burners and one 15,000 BTU 304 stainless steel standard burner
  • 671 square inches of total cooking space - 340 primary plus 165 secondary on one side and 165 primary on the other
  • Lightweight porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates on the main section and a heavy grate on the secondary area
  • Constructed from cast aluminum, 430 stainless steel, and painted steel
  • Propane tank, rotisserie kit and cover sold separately
  • Made exclusively for Lowe's by Lucas Innovation

Guide Review - Perfect Flame GAC3615

This grill has been recalled and discontinued.

If you own this grill you must stop use of it immediately and return the grill to Lowe's for a full refund. The metal (magnesium alloy) used to make the cooking chamber of this grill is combustible; meaning the grill itself could catch flame.

Metal fires are nearly impossible to put out and can cause extreme injury and property damage.

For the last several years Lowe's Home Improvement Stores have stocked a dual head (or double lid grill) This year they have two. This one is a basic, inexpensive unit that sells around $300USD. The other unit (the Perfect Flame Split Lid) sells for exactly twice as much as this one. Where that grill is at least full featured, this one is a simple grill that is impractical. The left side is a standard three burner, 340 square inch gas grill with lightweight cooking grates and a basic layout. The right side is also a standard burner grill but with a heavy porcelain coated cast iron cooking grate. It is this grate that is designed to build up enough heat to "sear" your steak. Either way, this arrangement really doesn't give you anything that you can use. What you are really getting is a covered side burner/oven unit.

This grill is largely constructed from thin cast aluminum, painted steel and low grade (430) stainless steel. While the burners are 304 stainless steel all the remaining construction is so lightweight that this grill will have a very short lifespan. Add to that the large amount of plastic parts this grill isn't worth your time.

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