The Ratings applied to untested model Kenmore 16157 come from our tests of model Kenmore 16136, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has new color
The Ratings applied to untested model Kenmore 16156 come from our tests of model Kenmore 16136, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has new color
About This Brand
Kenmore offers a wide range of gas grills, from the low-end to the premium category. The brand aims to be recognized as the maker of dependable, full-featured grills. It also offers coated cast-iron grates on models as low as $250. Kenmore sells models with an infrared searing area and offers a natural-gas version of most mid- to high-priced grills. The grills, sold at Sears stores nationwide, range in price from $140 to $1,800.
Features & Specs - Kenmore 16136
Stainless-steel grates Primary cooking grates made of stainless-steel are generally sturdier than those made of coated steel and resist rust even without a porcelain coating.
Coated-cast-iron grates The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.
All or mostly stainless Includes more than just a panel or other trim. Based on our limited tests, nonmagnetic stainless is less likely to corrode.
All or mostly stainless
Long-warranty burners While burners remain the grill's most-replaced part, most are warranted for only 3 to 5 years. Better burners are covered for 10 years or more.
Side burner A side burner, which resembles a gas-stove burner and has its own heat control, is handy if you want to cook vegetables or sauce without leaving the grill. A side burner could also be an infrared burner used for searing.
Infrared burner Gas burner that uses infrared technology (ceramic burner, plates and screens, or troughs as some examples) for cooking. An indirect flame is used for cooking food. Burner can be located as the main burner, side burner, rotisserie burner, or any combination of burners.
I bought this to replace a older grill. I made the mistake of putting the grill together and converting it over from LP to Natural Gas. (took 3 hrs to put together and 4 hours to convert to natural gas) If I had it to do over I would pay to have the grill assembled. The installation by Sears does not include hooking the grill up to the natural gas. My local company wanted $220 just to hook the natural gas to the grill. ( I did it myself) <br /><br />I bought a good cover but I noticed that almost immediately rust spots appeared on the grill (even though I use an excellent quality cover). When I called Sears to inquire about the rust spots, they suggested buying a service contract. I went to the local Sears store and they said the drip shields tear up within months. Each drip shield cost $40 to replace (five on this grill). The service contract was $189 plus tax for five years. I decided to buy the contract and hopefully get at least 5 years out of the grill. Needless to say but I am not impressed with the quality of the metal.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Grill Daddy
from Wheaton, IL
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Nice grill in this price range
Easy To Use
As a long term Weber owner, I was looking for a larger, affordable grill with better heat control and more features. Needless to say, this cooks much differently than a Weber, doesn't retain as much kettle heat and took a little getting used to. Otherwise, has been all that I expected and more...easy setup, even heat, good heat control, good searing option, low flare ups, convenient night light, haven't carbonized anything yet! Overall a great grill...let's see if it lasts 15 years like the Weber.