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Sureheat Sonoma Gas Grill Review Model# CGR30LP - Discontinued

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Sureheat Sonoma Gas Grill from Costco

Sureheat Sonoma Gas Grill from Costco


The Bottom Line

This is another stainless steel grill that looks good and sells for a comparatively low price. This unit sold exclusively through Costco, is a full functional grill constructed almost entirely out of stainless steel. The BTUs on the main burners could be a little better, but all in all this isn't a bad grill for the price. It even comes with a cover. The side burner is a low quality porcelain coated cast iron.


  • Full feature grill for around $500
  • Supported by Sureheat (makers of Altima) and Costco
  • Solid construction with most everything 304 stainless steel


  • Lower than normal BTUs
  • Side burner is uncovered
  • Small tubular burners


  • Three stainless steel 13,000 BTU main burners
  • 39,000 BTU main output
  • 10,000 BTU porcelain coated side burner (no cover)
  • 12,000 BTU rear mounted rotisserie burner with full kit
  • 480 square inches primary cooking area with 504 total square inches grilling space
  • Electronic igniter
  • Sold exclusively through Costco
  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • Cover included
  • Tank not included

Guide Review - Sureheat Sonoma Gas Grill Review Model# CGR30LP - Discontinued

This grill is replaced by the Sonoma Platinum. Sureheat has been making a wide range of grills for many years. Their Altima line of grills are amongst the best in the world. Sureheat is also one of the few U.S. based companies to make stainless steel grills specifically for retailers. In the case of the Sonoma grill it is made exclusively for Costco. As is normal for these kinds of grills this is a completely stainless steel unit with all the standard features like side and rotisserie burners.

The stainless steel construction of this grill is better than many other stainless steel grills in this price range. You get a good sized grill with about 480 square inches of primary cooking space. The BTUs from the three main burners is low at 39,000 and the grill will probably take a minute or two longer to heat up, Some might not be satisfied with the power. The burners are also very small and I can't say that I am completely happy with them. Although, with Sureheat and Costco's support you shouldn't have problems with replacement parts if you need them. The design of the cooking chamber is actually pretty good and this grill will cook very evenly.

The grill comes standard with a 10,000 BTU side burner. While the burner itself is rather weak and it doesn't have a cover, it isn't a bad feature. I do worry that it will have rusting problems over time. The 12,000 BTU rear mounted rotisserie burner is very standard but it does top this grill off with a full range of features.

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 1 out of 5
Sonoma Grill, Member Riverlover1

I highly recommend NOT purchasing any outdoor grills by Sonoma. The first grill arrived damaged and missing parts. The replacement grill developed serious internal parts rust issues after only two years of use. Several attempts to contact the manufacturer over a four-week period proved to be discouraging as each time I could only speak to a receptionist. The manager/supervisor was either unavailable and/or on his way to China on business. Although the grill winters indoors, it is a complete rust bucket this year both inside and out. Poor quality, consumer unfriendly manufacturer, and highly overpriced based on only three years of use.

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