KitchenAid 720-0733A (Costco) gas grill

 
Approximate retail price:
$750
Summary: This KitchenAid medium sized grill has the following:
  • 490 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 4 main burner(s)
  • Converts with natural-gas kit
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - KitchenAid 720-0733A (Costco)

The KitchenAid 720-0733A (Costco) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the 720-0733A (Costco) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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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 720-0733A (Costco)
info Stainless-steel grates Yes
info Coated-cast-iron grates No
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - KitchenAid 720-0733A (Costco)
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1.0
Expensive for poor quality
9/30/2015
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Use
Cons
Poor Flame Quality
Rusted out
Uneven Cooking
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I use it a lot, especially in the summertime. I was very disappointed that it began to rust in under 6 months. It hasn't been good for even cooking. For the amount of money I spent for a great quality BBQ, I was more than disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Waste of time and money
9/30/2014
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Shiny When New
Cons
Burner Supports Gone 1yr
Can Not Remore The Bottom
Difficult Clean Completel
Poor Flame Quality
Rusted Out In Under 2 Yrs
Best Uses
It Can Bre Returned
Comment:
I have all KitchenAid appliances in my house so this gift was great as it matched. Obvisouly, KitchenAid used to only makes things for inside the house because they don't know how to make something stand up to outside weather and temps. It is a pain to clean, flares up (no fault of the chef), the heat deflectors rusted through in 18 months. The burner supports we completly gone after one year. Yes, ash is corrosive, but tell that to my 20 year old and 15 year old Webers. I consider myself a master griller and wanted a gas grill to replace my other gas grill which also rusted out - it just took that one 15 years to do it! I grill on it year round about two to three times per week. I clean it regulary. I do not cover it as this trap in moisture and causes grills to rust out faster. Intead in lives outside in a screened in porch. The grilling surface is nice - the chrome grates lasted and still look god. But the unit doesn't heat evenly even after adjusting each and every burner. Costco is getting this one back!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Uneven heating!
5/24/2014
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Short Grill Time
Cons
Uneven Cooking
Best Uses
Large Gatherings
Comment:
Purchased at Costco last year. We've had it for 13 months now. We barbecue year around. I have pictures of me out in my ski gear with a foot of snow on our deck. You can clearly see that the flame on the front half of each burner (nearest the knobs) is much longer than the flame on the rear half. There is a single overwhelming hot spot in the front third of the second burner from the left. I can work around all this by doing a lot of rotating of meat around the grill, but what a pain.
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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