About - Master Forge 1010037 [Item #97709] (Lowe's)
The Master Forge 1010037 [Item #97709] (Lowe's) is part of the gas grill
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill
models like the 1010037 [Item #97709] (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
Features & Specs - Master Forge 1010037 [Item #97709] (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.
Great all-around grill. I use it a lot for smoking meats (ribs, roasts, chickens, etc), burgers, steaks, chicken and fish. Large cooking area works good for large get-together functions. I love it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By K the Assembler
from North Texas
Lowe's Assembler Here:
I am a professional assembler at the chain where these are sold. I recommend staying away from these. <br /><br />They are lower quality than the Char-Broil equivalent but comparably priced. They are higher priced than other Master Forge grills, but aren't any better quality. <br /><br />But what really sets this particular grill apart is the assembly process. It is a MONSTER. <br /><br />Four different screw types to keep track of, when there could easily be just two. <br /><br />Obnoxious screw placement, with screws pushed so far into corners that it's hard to even get your fingers/screwdriver into position. <br /><br />The stainless steel parts often have very sharp edges, making cut fingers a significant possibility. <br /><br />There are also a few other minor things that make this grill an infuriating build. Even though I've built this grill many times now, it still takes me twice as long as other comparable grills. <br /><br />I highly recommend a different Grill Master or a Char-Broil. You'll get more bang for your buck, and will avoid the hassle of building one of these buggers.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Sorrento FL
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would not buy this again!
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
I use the grill 5 days a week and clean the grill once a month. The grill is easy to clean. The stainless steal grill gates and other parts are showing excessive deterioration for the age of the grill!!!