About - KitchenAid 720-0819 [Item #97896] (Lowe's)
The KitchenAid 720-0819 [Item #97896] (Lowe's) is part of the gas grill
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill
models like the 720-0819 [Item #97896] (Lowe's) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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 at the lowest setting, using thermocouples
The following models have the same ratings as KitchenAid 720-0819 [Item #97896] (Lowe's).
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model KitchenAid 720-0819A [Item #404333] (Lowe's) come from our tests of model KitchenAid 720-0819 [Item #97896] (Lowe's), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has a porcelain coated firebox and flame tamers.
Features & Specs - KitchenAid 720-0819 [Item #97896] (Lowe's)
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.
Bought this product in the Fall of 2011. Had a Dukane for 9 years without any problems- just looked old.<br />Went into Lowe's and on an impulse buy came home with one of these. Thought I was stepping up!<br />Looked at the display card- saw 5 year warranty & 3 years warranty thought it was a quality product.<br />This is a KitchenAid brand in nameplate only made in China and marketed by an organization called Nexgrill out of Chino, CA. The flame on both burners kept going out by itself once I lit them. Eventually not lighting at all. I called the toll free number for support and was told this was common and what the remedy was. Never happened once in 9 years with a previous product. So I reset the regulators as instructed and no success. The folks at tech support recommended that it was a defective Chen Fong Enterprises 7020 regulator. I said great- send me one! They replied it will be $42 plus S&H- how would like to pay for it?. I asked about my warranty. They said it was only for 1 year on this part. So long story summarized- the only part that was defective was the one with the shortest warranty. Quality & reliability? No! I would not buy this product or brand again.<br />I will be shopping the Memorial Day sales at Home Depot for another grill- likely a 2 or 3 season Brinkman throw-away.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Jeff the griller
from Boise ID
Great small grill for the money
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Short Grill Time
I use this grill weekly throughout the year, great quality.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By KP IN VA
from NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Easy To Use
Large cooking area for overall footprint. Sides fold nicely.