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BBQTek Split Lid Gas Grill Model #SSS3416TB - Discontinued

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BBQTek Split Lid Gas Grill Model #SSS3416TB

BBQTek Split Lid Gas Grill Model #SSS3416TB

BBQTek Enterprises Inc.

The Bottom Line

This configuration in a dual-head (split lid) grill is one I like. On one side you have a standard 3-burner gas grill and on the other side you have an infrared sear station. This lets you sear steaks (or other foods) in an independent zone while still having plenty of space for regular grilling. This also cuts down the wear and tear on your ceramic sear burner if you only use it for searing. This grill has this configuration and at a price under $300. Unfortunately this means a serious reduction in quality to give you this feature in such an inexpensive grill.

Pros

  • Independent infrared and standard gas grills

Cons

  • Made from low quality materials including 430 stainless steel
  • Many plastic parts

Description

  • Dual head gas grill with one 36,000 BTU standard grill and one 15,000 BTU infrared grill
  • Standard grill side has three 12,000 BTU standard burners
  • Infrared side is one 15,000 BTU ceramic infrared burner for searing
  • 782 square inches of total cooking space - 544 primary grilling space
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grate on the infrared side and porcelain coated stamped steel on the standard side
  • Constructed primarily of low grade stainless steel and stainless steel colored steel
  • On knob piezoelectric igniters
  • Propane tank, rotisserie kit and cover sold separately
  • Made in China by Lucas Innovations (BBQTek) for Wal-Mart stores

Guide Review - BBQTek Split Lid Gas Grill Model #SSS3416TB - Discontinued

This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the nearly identical BBQTEK Split-Lid 4-Burner Model# SSS3416TC.

This gas grill gives you a standard 3-burner grill and a dedicated infrared sear burner. This is a good configuration since you can separate your searing from your grill. This lets you do two things at the same time and reduces wear and tear on your ceramic infrared sear burner. This is important for this grill since these inexpensive infrared burners can crack under too much usage, particularly if a lot of grease or marinades are falling into the burner. Aside from this configuration this grill has no other standard features.

Unfortunately to get this feature in a grill this size for a price around $300USD there were a lot of cutbacks in quality. For instance the cooking grates on the standard grill side are simply stamped steel with a thin porcelain coating, basically a normal piece of sheet metal cut and shaped into a cooking grate and then painted with porcelain. This is typical of the internal components in this grill, simply not built to last or take much punishment.

User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Not the worst grill in the world, Member grillmaster69

Just from reading the reviews I can tell there are a lot of whinny people who could only afford to shop at Walmart , just like me. The grill is not all that bad . The burners and burner covers on any cheap grill are going to need replaced in time. If you dont have someplace to store the grill out of the weather its not going to last 6months in the weather. I havent had any problems with my grill with 100s of hours of grilling on this grill. I would recommend this grill to anyone wanting a descent grill for under $300. Of course they discontinued this grill for whatever reason. So go find a used 1 from some whinny guy throwing his away. You will have a great grill for next to nothing.

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