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KitchenAid 720-0733A (Costco)
 
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.


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 720-0733A (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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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.
 
1.0
uneven cooking & catches fire!
9/24/2013
Pros
Easy Assembly
Heavy Steel Grills
Cons
Catches Fire
Uneven Cooking
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I cook mostly burgers and hotdogs, some steak during the summer. I was originally attracted to this grill by the nice looking steel construction, and the heavy steel grills. However, I found within the 1st year of owning it that the heat doesn't cook evenly throughout the cooking surface, so the 490 sq in of cooking area can be reduced by at least 25-30%. The worst aspect is that the BBQ caught fire at least 5 times already, ruining at least $70 worth of meat collectively thus far. I think it might be the design of the bottom, as the grade towards the grease cup isn't very steep, so not much gravitates towards the cup. The depth below the burners doesn't appear as deep as other grills, which is my guess why it has caught fire so many times. I had an old Broil king BBQ for 14 yrs and never had it catch fire from the bottom of the BBQ like the KitchenAid did... well I bought it from Costco, so it's going back..
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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