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Jenn-Air 45,000 BTU Gas Grill

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Jenn-Air 45,000 BTU Gas Grill

Jenn-Air 45,000 BTU Gas Grill

Lowe's Home Improvement

The Bottom Line

This stainless steel grill offers 756 square inches of grilling area with 45,000 BTUs from three cast brass burners. The biggest unknown about this grill is the customer support. This unit is made by Nexgrill in China and they don't have the best reputation for support. Other than that, this is a solidly constructed grill with great cast brass burners. The BTUs might be a little low for the size though.

Pros

  • Solid Cast Brass burners
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Large Cooking area

Cons

  • Few features provided standard
  • Reports of parts problems
  • Limited quality stainless steel

Description

  • Three Cast Brass 15,000 Burners
  • 45,000 BTUs from the main burners
  • Dual wall lid provides good heat retention and insulation.
  • 12,000 BTU side burner under a flush fitting cover
  • Pull out tank drawer.
  • Individual electronic igniters on every burner
  • 500 square inches primary cooking area with a total grilling area of 756 square inches
  • Enclosed cart
  • Made by Nexgrill in China for Lowe's Jenn-Air licensed brand

Guide Review - Jenn-Air 45,000 BTU Gas Grill

This model has been replaced by Jenn-Air 45,000 BTU (model# 720-0163)

First of all I need to clear up some confusion about this grill. The Jenn-Air name is being licensed by Lowe's, the exclusive seller of this grill. The grill itself is actually made by a company called Nexgrill (formerly Virco), who also makes grills for Target, Costco, and Sam's Club. Nexgrill doesn't appear to provide much support for its units and Jenn-Air won't answer questions regarding them.

Okay, having said that, this is a solidly build stainless steel grill, though I have noticed some problems with the welded seems on a few models. The gaps in the seams are not important and the overall design is quite good. What I like about this unit is the dual layer stainless steel hood that holds in heat and insulates the exterior from accidental burning. I also like the cast brass burners.

Cast brass burners are the best on the market because they last forever, hence the 99 year warranty on the burners. You'll never need that warranty. Cast brass also has great thermal properties.

This grill does have an optional rotisserie kit and standard side burner. The question you need to ask yourself, is the reputation of the maker important. You can get a similarly capable Gas Grill for about the same price from companies that will supply support and won't change their name anytime soon.

User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
, Member mgaustad

We purchased this Jenn-Air Gas Grill for its lifetime (99 year) warranty on the brass burners. These burners burned through the jet holes after only a couple of years and the heat plates that cover the burners have become completely corrodid, rusty and falling apart. We contacted Lowe's where we purchased the grill only to be told to contact Jenn-Air. Jenn-Air has not been helpful and I have been unable to get the warranty honored. Only from the review I read from another consumer did I find out that Jenn-Air grills are really manufactured from Nexgrill. I need to find out who to contact and how to get this warranty honored.

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