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Master Forge 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's)
 
Approximate retail price:
$650
Summary: This Master Forge large sized grill has the following:
  • 525 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 5 main burner(s)
  • Converts with natural-gas kit
  • Side burner and rotisserie infrared burner(s)
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Type: Large gas grills (room for 28 or more burgers)
About - Master Forge 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's)

The Master Forge 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's) 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 - Master Forge 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's)
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 Side burner and rotisserie
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User Reviews - Master Forge 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's)
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1.0
inside made of poor quality Stainless,
7/8/2014
Pros
Cons
Inside Is Junk Rust
Best Uses
Comment:
HAVE HAD THE GRILL 2 YEARS AND INSIDE IS TOTAL JUNK, EVERYTHING IS RUSTED AWAY Have not been able to find replacement parts for rusted items. STAY AWAY FROM ALL MASTER FORGE STAINLESS STEEL GRILLS. TOTAL JUNK.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Meh
6/24/2014
Pros
Even Heat
Short Grill Time
The Grates Are Easy To Cl
Cons
Difficult Setup
Not The Taste Of Charcoal
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
Pros first:<br />Gets very hot very fast. Temperature guage is pretty good, and with a little knob tweaking you can keep the temp steady. The grill grates are very tough and relatively easy to keep clean.<br /><br />This thing was pretty difficult to assemble. The lighting system has two seperate power sources one AC (with wall wart) and an other via battery - bad design from the start. While assembling it the switch for the grill's internal lights fell out and would be impossible to replace without disassembling the top section (the only pre-assembled part of the grill).<br /><br />Worked great for a while however the wheels and mounts ripped right off abfter about a year. Mine is sitting on bricks now. The side table gets stuck often and cuts your fingers when you open it. The regulator has failed after about two years. Door handles have come off, and the searing burner doesn't get hot enough to sear. Also the design of the grill is difficult to clean, grease gets trapped aroung the ledges the grates sit on.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Insides falling apart
5/17/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I wish I had read these reviewers before I bought this grill after 2 years the insides are rusting out and it is unusable. I have never had a grill that did not last more then 10 years. Master Forge is a huge waste of money.
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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