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KitchenAid 720-0709C (Sam's Club)
KitchenAid-720-0709C (Sam's Club)Gas grill-image
Approximate retail price:
$800
Summary: This KitchenAid large sized grill has the following:
  • 585 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 5 main burner(s)
  • Converts with natural-gas kit
  • Searing infrared burner(s)
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Type: Large gas grills (room for 28 or more burgers)
About - KitchenAid 720-0709C (Sam's Club)

The KitchenAid 720-0709C (Sam's Club) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the 720-0709C (Sam's Club) 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 - KitchenAid 720-0709C (Sam's Club)
info Stainless-steel grates Yes
info Coated-cast-iron grates No
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners No
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner Searing
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User Reviews - KitchenAid 720-0709C (Sam's Club)
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4.0
Excellent cooking. Tougher cleaning.
2/18/2014
Pros
Cabinet Doors
Casters For Mobility
Changing Gas Tank
Easy To Use
Number Of Burners
Side Shelf Space
Thermometer Accuracy
Cons
Cleaning Interior
Drip Tray
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I use this grill 3-4 times a week year round. I use interior thermometers but the built in one is almost always correct. Its 5 burners makes it excellent for crowds but it's a snap to just use 2 or 3 burners for our family and for indirect cooking which I do a lot of. It holds the temp well but as with every grill (I don't care what CR says) there is one area that runs a bit hot. That is not a con for me; simply learn the spot and cook accordingly. <br /><br />The infrared burner does a great job of searing meat quickly at a high temp but turning 1 regular burner to high does the same job. It is a gimmick I don't use because cleaning it is a pain so I use it as shelf space (found out I only use left hand shelf space-didn't know that about myself-so I love the extra space). The blue back-lit dials are a gimmick too ;) it looks cool but serves no purpose other than that-and you have to change the batteries often so I don't use it anymore. <br /><br />The outside cleans easily with stainless steel spray and sponge. Because it is stainless steel you need to do this regularly. That did take some self-training as my other grills were black and hid a multitude of sins. Grates clean easily as you go and in the kitchen sink. The drip pan is small. Empty it often or it makes a mess of the cabinet underneath. The interior of the grill requires more frequent cleaning than any of my past grills; it doesn't have steep sides so drippings and debris just stay there and bake on. This grill has a large footprint. I recommend measuring carefully. I do wish it had a gas gauge but we always have a full backup so it isn't a deal breaker. The pullout shelf makes changing the tank easy. <br /><br />All the things I like about this grill make up for the hard to clean interior so I would recommend it as long as you have a large area. I might also add make sure you get it for a good price so you're not paying for the gimmicks.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent grill, except for cleaning
9/25/2013
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Short Grill Time
Cons
Difficult to clean
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Comment:
The grill only has a small drip pan that is fed by a the bottom collection area. Unfortunately, the bottom collection area gets caked with carbon from burnt drippings and has to be scrapped with a plastic puddy knife to get it clean. It would be better to have full removable drip tray that covers the entire bottom.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Grill
5/19/2013
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Short Grill Time
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I use it at home and 3-4 times weekly.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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