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Master Forge 4-Burner Silver Model# 2518-3 - Discontinued

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Master Forge 4-Burner Silver Gas Grill Model# 2518-3

Master Forge 4-Burner Silver Gas Grill Model# 2518-3

Lowes Home Improvement

The Bottom Line

This is one of the grills I dislike the most. Large, full of features, and all stainless steel. Unfortunately the stainless steel is the lowest grade you can buy. This is a lightweight, thin grill that simply isn't designed to last. While it looks big and shiny on the it won't stay looking like that. 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. One the up side, the BTU output of the main burners and side burner is high. This grill will heat up quickly.

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 Silver Model# 2518-3 - Discontinued

This model has been discontinued. This grill is replaced by the 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.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Not too shabby!!!, Member aryajapan

I recently bought this grill at Lowes for $285. I was surprised to see the price drop from 379 which was due to last year model. Just read the review on this site and could not believe what the guy was thinking. I have been researching and shopping for grills over the last few weeks. This grill for the price and quality stood apart from the rest. Very well built and the SS grates are also quite thick. I dont care if it discolours due to use over time. It sure wont rust and fall apart like others non SS in two years! Some of ther other grills with slight heavier grade steel and thicker grates were well over $1500. May be the reviewer owns one of those! Grill does get hot very quickly but as with any grill, with litter use and trial and error you will know the hot and cool spots and best burner settings based on your cooking style. I put it to the test yesterday by making a steak... it turned out wonderfulllllll! my kids comments "" best looking steak "" and they chowed it down in 5 mins and asked for seconds.... One suggestion / improvement that i will make to this grill by purchasing one heavy grade cast iron grates for about $20. Some food cooks better on cast iron. Cant wait to grill fish and chicken next.

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