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Vermont Castings 3-Burner VCS323

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Vermont Castings 3-Burner VCS323

Vermont Castings 3-Burner VCS323

MHSC

The Bottom Line

This is a heavy grill with heavy cast iron and stainless steel body parts. The 40,500 BTU output from three stainless steel burners is more than enough to heat the nearly 440 square inches of primary grilling area. Recently construction of the Vermont Castings grills has been moved from China to the United States. The materials used are excellent and the construction is definitely superior to the mass market grills. Look to spend around $1,400USD for this gas grill. an optional side burner can be added either a standard gas burner or infrared sear burner.
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Pros

  • Solid construction of cast iron and 304 stainless steel
  • High and even heat output
  • Full function gas grill with side burner and rotisserie system
  • Lighted control panel and attached grill light

Cons

  • Heavy lid

Description

  • Three 13,500 BTU 304 Stainless Steel tubular burners
  • 440 square inches of primary cooking area for a total grilling space of 673 square inches
  • 40,500 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 15,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full rotisserie kit and motor storage
  • Mixed enameled coated cast iron and heavy gauge 304 stainless steel body
  • Heavy porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Includes side mounted LED grilling light, lighted control panel, and internal smoker box
  • Propane tank and cover sold separately
  • Made in the United States by MHSC for their Vermont Castings Grill Line

Guide Review - Vermont Castings 3-Burner VCS323

Since acquiring Vermont Castings, MHSC has been working to rebuild the brand, damaged by years of poor management and declining quality. In the past four years the grill line has seen a re-engineering and now a transfer of manufacturing from China to the United States. The changes to the design have dramatically improved quality and construction design. This is a good quality grill that is built to last.

The Vermont Castings 3-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill is the small sized unit of the grill line. You get a 3-burner gas grill with a full rotisserie system including 15,000 BTU infrared rear mounted rotisserie burner. An optional 15,000 BTU side burner (either standard or infrared searing burner) under a flush mounted cover can be added for extra money.

The construction of this gas grill is heavy (and I mean heavy) porcelain coated cast iron and 304 stainless steel. The construction is good quality and the materials are very good considering the price range (look to spend around $1,200USD for this gas grill). Look for this grill to last many years and provide very good grilling. If you are looking for a basic grill and want something more durable that the mass market products out there, this is one grill to consider.

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 1 out of 5
Vermony Castings 3 Burner SS model, Member KUYU3527

I probably can not describe how truly disappointed I am with this grill. I selected the unit I have based on reviews. All I can say is they do not hold up. My unit is hooked up to my house to run on natural gas. The unit works well if there is not a breeze - if there is a breeze from behind the grill it simply does not heat enough to cook...and I am talking about a mild breeze from the wrong direction. Also a breeze from this direction heats the knobs and they soften and break. I have had to replace them all the first year. Craftsmanship is cheap and simply not worth the price. I have had stainless steel rust, enamel flake and a burner stop working all in a unit that is 2 years old. Do yourself a favor and buy a different brand. These are not worth it.

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