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Cascade 4-Burner Stainless Steel Grill

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Cascade 4-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill

Cascade 4-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill

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The Bottom Line

The Cascade 4-Burner is a $300 gas grill built by Sureheat in China exclusively for the Kroger family of stores. This is a basic unit built on the stainless steel design of grills a few years back. Now it is mainly constructed from enamel painted steel with a few low grade stainless steel body parts. If you are looking for a grill that will last a year or two then this is a good choice. The limited construction, virtually nonexistent support, and poor quality materials make this a grill that will work well out of the box but next spring may give you problems.

Pros

  • Inexpensive 4-Burner Gas Grill

Cons

  • Painted sheet metal won't rust until the paint cracks
  • Low grade stainless steel construction
  • Thin stainless steel burners
  • Limited manufacturer support

Description

  • Four 13,000 BTU stainless steel main burners
  • 514 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 735 square inches
  • 52,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 12,000 BTU side burner under a flush mounted cover
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • 430 stainless steel and enamel painted steel construction
  • Electronic (battery) igniter
  • Cover, propane tank, and rotisserie kit sold seperately
  • Made by Sureheat in China and sold exclusively through Kroger Stores (Fred Meyer, Smith's Marketplace, etc.)

Guide Review - Cascade 4-Burner Stainless Steel Grill

This grill has been discontinued.

Several years ago Sureheat of Georgia bought a factory in China to begin building lower priced grills to compete in the big box market. Now, with their U.S. factory gone and substantial cutbacks in staff and support they have become the importer of a number of low priced gas grills for any store that wants to put a grill on the floor to appeal to the impulse shopper. This is one of those grills.

The Cascade 4-Burner Grill is a basic gas grill with 52,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners. The side burner is a standard 12,000 BTU unit that will heat up a skillet or saucepan but will have difficult brining a large pot to a boil. Since most people find little use for their side burners this isn't that valuable of a feature.

Get a good quality, full lined grill cover and that should help keep the paint from getting scratched. Of course that is the weakness of grills like this. Once the paint gets chipped or scratched rust will form on the metal underneath. Since the stainless steel on this grill is low quality (430 grade) it will not hold its appearance for very long and may be prone to rusting depending on the environment you live in.

This grill is similar to the Sureheat built Tuscany 4-Burner Grill sold through Costco Stores.

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