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Kenmore 16142
 
Approximate retail price:
$300
Summary: This Kenmore medium sized grill has the following:
  • 405 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
About - Kenmore 16142

The Kenmore 16142 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the 16142 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
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 16142
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners No
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Kenmore 16142
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Watch out for ext. warranty
6/24/2013
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Short Grill Time
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Portable Use
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I purchased a top of line kenmore grill exactly 5 years ago with a five year warranty wich at that time the warranty costing $100.00 I don't regret buying their because they have been to my house at least times to fix certain problems. BUT their repair dept. has a lot of things that need fixing . EXAMPLE the regulator broke , repair man came 10 days after my first call . We both agreed it was regulator , he said he had the part had to be ordered and he would be back in two weeks . I told him to go to menards and buy one there. . he said he could not do that. So I was without this grill for 33 days in the middle of summer. I see why Sears is having a difficult time making it. As for as Kenmore grills I would step and buy a Weber at my local hardware store . Also with with one year left on grill I called them and told reporte the porcilen was coming of the grates , they informed me that was not part of warranty , I told them this warranty was bumper to bumper. She said no and I just hung, now I can't wait for this grill to break and give me an excuse to go buy another and for sure it won't be a kenmore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
WE LOVE KENMORE GRILLS
6/5/2013
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Short Grill Time
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had NO problems with our Kenmore grill and have used it for several years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Not hot enough
4/30/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This grill doesn't seem to give off enough heat. Cooking times are roughly double what they were on my old grill. Plan 15 to 20 minutes for medium to medium well burgers.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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