Uniflame 36,000 BTU - Discontinued

Uniflame 36,000 BTU Gas Grill from Wal-Mart
Uniflame 36,000 BTU Gas Grill from Wal-Mart. Ferrell Gas L.P.

The Bottom Line

This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Uniflame 3-Burner 36,000 BTU Gas Grill Red Sedona Model# GBC1030WRS.

You would think that at about $170USD this would be a pretty good grill for the money. You'd be wrong. This grill doesn't cut back in a few areas; it cuts back in all of them. The cooking grates are hardly strong enough to hold up a lot of food. The three part sectional burner promises to make the entire grill useless at the first sign of trouble.

This simply isn't a grill worth buying, even at this price. It would have made more sense to take out the side burner in favor of a better burner.

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Pros

  • Low Price
  • Standard Side Burner

Cons

  • Uneven heating from a single burner unit
  • Ultra-thin cooking grate
  • Flimsy, lightweight construction
  • Large amounts of plastic

Description

  • One 3-Section 36,000 BTU steel bar burner
  • 476 square inches of primary grilling area for a total cooking area of 684 square inches
  • 10,000 BTU covered side burner
  • Thin porcelain coated steel cooking grate
  • Porcelain painted steel lid and body
  • Single electronic igniter
  • Chrome plated warming rack
  • Plastic handles and knobs
  • Hood mounted thermometer
  • Imported exclusively for Wal-Mart from China by Blue Rhino Global Sourcing LLC.

Guide Review - Uniflame 36,000 BTU

When Uniflame (a division of Blue Rhino, the propane exchange people) bought out this line they made some decent low cost grills.

Obviously, this unit, made exclusively for Wal-Mart, is just in it to make a fast buck. This flimsy unit can hardly be called a grill. Of course, it is also at the bottom of the price range and it's hard to find a grill that costs less. At around $170USD I still can't recommend it, though.

This grill uses a single burner unit with three independently controlled sections.

If part of this burner stops working the whole grill will be useless. The cooking grate is simply folded sheet metal with a bad porcelain paint job. It's hardly strong enough to hold up a large pile of food. In fact, I bent one in the store testing it out. The lid is lightweight aluminum that will not hold heat and is poorly attached to the body. There is also a large amount of plastic used to make this grill.

I know that the temptation to buy this grill will be strong and many people will pick it up as an impulse believing it's a great deal. It isn't. Why spend more than $200 (tax and propane tank required) for a grill you will have trouble getting a year's use out of? Invest a little more or look elsewhere.

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