The Bottom Line
For the price (around $800) this isn't a bad stainless steel grill. The welded construction and double walled lid make this unit both solid and attractive. I would prefer to see a more output from the three main burners and better quality on the internal components. If you are keeping score this is another gas grill imported by Nexgrill from China.
- Large grilling area
- Attractive design
- Low BTU rating for the size
- Not a good reputation for customer support
- Lower quality components
- Three stainless steel 12,000 BTU burners for a total of 36,000 BTUs
- Stainless steel cooking grates
- Solid, welded stainless steel construction
- Automatic ignition
- 456 square inches primary cooking area for a total of 648 square inches
- Double walled hood
Guide Review - Sterling Forge Courtyard (Model# SF2457) Gas Grill
This grill line has been discontinued.
Sterling Forge is yet another name for gas grills made by Nexgrill. They also make several of the Jenn-Air grills, Charmglow, and Perfect Flame grills. The chief problem with all these products is that there is very limited support from the manufacturer. While I have been told that support is picking up there remains questions about parts and accessories for these grills.
Okay, having said that this isn't necessarily a bad grill at a price around $800 it is one of the less expensive welded stainless steel grills on the market.
From the specifications I have the BTU rating on this grill is very low for a unit of this size, but then it can be difficult getting accurate numbers from the people as well. This unit is entirely stainless steel down to the burners and cooking grates. Now just because something is made of stainless steel, doesn't mean that it will last forever.
Burners in particular, have a tendency to wear out with usage. The internal components of this grill don't look all that impressive. All in all, I would suggest a different grill if you are looking in this price range.