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Master Forge 4-Burner Model# 97709

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Master Forge 4-Burner Model# 97709

Master Forge 4-Burner Model# 97709

Lowes' Home Improvement

The Bottom Line

This is one of the grills I dislike the most. Large, full of features, and all stainless steel for a budget price. The stainless steel is the lowest grade you can buy. This is a lightweight, thin metal grill that simply isn't designed to last. While it looks big and shiny in the store it won't stay that way. While the burners are okay, nothing else on this grill is. This grill was designed to sell to people who do little research and don't look carefully at what they are buying.

Pros

  • Large, full featured gas grill for under $400USD

Cons

  • Lightweight internal components
  • Low grade stainless steel construction
  • Long term support is an unknown

Description

  • Four 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
  • 448 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 598 square inches
  • 48,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 13,500 BTU side burner under a flush mounted hood
  • Electric (AA-battery) igniter
  • Lightweight stainless steel cooking grates
  • 430 series stainless steel and powder coated steel construction
  • Propane tank and cover sold separately
  • Made in China exclusively for Lowes' Master Forge Brand

Guide Review - Master Forge 4-Burner Model# 97709

For around $380USD you get a big, 4-burner gas grill with a powerful side burner, wrapped entirely in shiny stainless steel. What you also get is the lowest grade of stainless steel you can buy that still looks shiny. So while this gas grill will look great on the showroom floor (as long as they are not storing them outside in the rain). I suggest that you take a picture of this grill when you buy it (and assemble it) and then compare it a few months later. I promise, you will notice a big difference.

The one interesting factor with this grill is the power. The main burners put out a lot of heat and even the side burner is more powerful than most. This sounds like a good idea and while this grill can heat up quickly and even reach high temperatures, the truth is that the manufacturer is over compensating for an inefficient design. The main burners need this extra power because the thin materials won't hold in heat.

All I can say about this grill is, don't buy it. If you did buy it, I'm sorry. I'll see you again in a year or two.

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