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Kenmore 3-Burner Gas Grill

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Kenmore 16125 3-Burner Gas Grill

Kenmore 16125 3-Burner Gas Grill

Sears Brands LLC.

The Bottom Line

This Kenmore gas grill by Char-Broil is typical of the low end, mass-market gas grills. Poor quality components with poor quality construction. It's "sear" burner feature is a joke and the one feature that works is it's Sears support, because they will get you replacement parts for as long as the warranty lasts, which isn't long. This is a grill with useless features, bad cooking abilities and nothing to make you want to actually own it. Definitely a grill to avoid. The move to thin, porcelain painted steel body parts reduced the shipping cost and weakens the grill.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Full feature grill

Cons

  • Horribly cheap burners
  • Cheap construction with a poorly designed cart
  • Large amount of plastic
  • Steel hood and body prone to rusting

Description

  • Two 12,000 BTU burners and one 15,000 BTU "sear" burner. Burners are cheap stainless steel
  • 420 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 596 square inches
  • 39,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 10,000 BTU standard side burner
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Single electronic igniter
  • Hood mounted temperature gauge
  • Porcelain painted steel hood and powder coated steel body and side tables
  • Propane tank and cover sold separately
  • Built by Char-Broil in China exclusively for Sears

Guide Review - Kenmore 3-Burner Gas Grill

This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the nearly identical Kenmore 16123 3-Burner Gas Grill (Model #464311009).

The one selling point of this grill, other than the fact that its cheap (typically on sale for $230 USD) is it's "sear" burner feature. This isn't the kind of sear burner you find on more expensive gas grills and certainly won't give you the promised "restaurant-style searing". This is a 15,000 BTU burner as opposed to the two 12,000 BTU burners on this grill. The idea is that this one burner puts out enough heat to actually grill properly before you switch over to the burners that warm nicely. This isn't a feature, it's a curse that just makes this grill even more uneven in it's heating.

The construction of this grill is weak. It is designed to weight as little as possible to reduce the shipping costs from China where is it made. It is also designed to be on sale. If you insist on buying it, get for $230 USD sale price and not the full $280 USD that it says it sells for. The 10,000 BTU side burner is a standard unit. There isn't actually a single component on this grill that is of value.

Char-Broil has made the low end gas grills for the Sears Kenmore brand for many years. They are designed to be a low cost grill. In years past they were relatively quality units. Unfortunately foreign competition has crushed these units. Now these units don't even have the rust resistant cast aluminum bodies. Choosing to use painted steel body parts reduces the shipping costs of this unit but means that the body will get extremely hot (potential burn hazard) and that the lid and body of the grill are now prone to rusting.

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