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Back Yard Grill BY14-101-001-02
 
Approximate retail price:
$592.00
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Summary: This Back Yard Grill medium sized grill has the following:
  • 445 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 4 main burner(s)
  • No natural-gas version available
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - Back Yard Grill BY14-101-001-02

The Back Yard Grill BY14-101-001-02 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the BY14-101-001-02 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples
Features & Specs - Back Yard Grill BY14-101-001-02
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners No
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Back Yard Grill BY14-101-001-02
User Reviews
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3.0
Economical & Adequate...
4/25/2014
Pros
Does the job
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Small Gatherings
Comment:
This is not a Cadillac grill, but it gets the job done and didn't cost an arm & a leg. Just like auto tires, if you buy a cheaper model and/or brand, you get to replace it sooner and have a brand new grill. Don't waste your money on an expensive grill, they DO NOT last that much longer because heat causes rust in places that kill grills...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
I have been able to make it work
4/24/2014
Pros
Durable
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Cons
Flares Up Easily
Uneven Cooking
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Comment:
After checking out last years CR's best buys I noticed that several user reviews had complaints, most relating to rust and burners falling apart. Desperately needed to replace my old grill so when I saw this on a Black Friday deal I decided to give it a try and see if I can get a couple of years out of it till I can save up more for a nicer unit and decide what to buy. After a few uses I noticed it flares up easily but since I do a lot of indirect cooking I learned to place any fatty cuts inbetween the burners. Use it about 3 to 5 times a month and it has been easier to clean than my old grill. Also seams like it is going to hold up better as the metal covers over the burners on my old grill started to rust at six months. Would recommend to someone willing to recognize and adjust to this unit's short falls.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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