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Kirkland Grand Classic Gas Grill with Oven - Discontinued

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Kirkland Grand Classic Stainless Steel Gas Grill with Oven

Kirkland Grand Classic Stainless Steel Gas Grill with Oven

Costco Wholesale Corporation

The Bottom Line

This is a big and shiny gas grill built by Nexgrill for Costco and sold under the name Kirkland. At nearly $1,900 this grill has a lot of features including two good quality cast brass side burners, a full rotisserie set including infrared burner and an oven. However, as impressive as it looks the over all construction is weak and I've had complaints about assembly problems and the overall quality of the grill. My concern with this grill is the complexity of the manual and the wiring of the oven

Pros

  • Very large full function grill
  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • Heavy stainless steel cooking grates
  • Two heavy cast brass side burners
  • Full Function gas Oven

Cons

  • Limited quality construction on the cart
  • Low BTU output for the size
  • Too many internal connections and wiring

Description

  • Five 12,000 BTU Cast Stainless Steel Burners
  • 60,000 BTU main burner output
  • 1140 square inched total cooking area
  • Two 12,000 BTU heavy brass side burners mounted on the cart, under a stainless steel cover
  • 10,000 BTU rear mounted rotisserie burner with full kit
  • 2 cubic foot gas powered oven
  • Heavy stainless steel cooking grates
  • Ceramic briquette on stainless steel tray barrier
  • 120 volt electric ignition. Requires that the grill be plugged in to an electric outlet
  • Made in China by Nexgrill for Costco's Kirkland brand

Guide Review - Kirkland Grand Classic Gas Grill with Oven - Discontinued

This grill has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the Kirkland Signature 304 Stainless Steel Gas Grill w/ Oven.

This grill really looks nice. The stainless steel is nicely polished and the unit is very large. There is a whole lot of cooking space, two side burners, a smoker box, full rotisserie with rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner and even a cover. This is the same as the Kirkland Grand Classic. The oven unit was added in replacement of one of the cabinet spaces.

The problem with this grill, like many of this type, is that a lot off attention was paid to the appearance and the features. For the size this grill should produce more heat than 60,000 BTUs from its five main burners. But the biggest problem is the same with many of the Kirkland grills, the assembly is weak. I know several people who are perfectly happy with these grills, but I have also received stories of this unit being returned for assembly mistakes that cause big problems. The cart construction is not great and this detracts heavily from the overall unit. At $1,900 you really should get a better built grill.

On the plus side you get a full cover for the grill so you don't have an excuse to let it sit out in the elements, Costco has been very good about taking returns and supporting this grill. Unfortunately, you shouldn't have to rely on the return policy to justify buying a grill.

My chief problem with this grill is the complexity of the oven unit. Wired in with a series of gas and electrical (this unit has to be plugged in for the oven to work) connections and a complicated set of warnings.

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