Donate |

Gas grills

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)
Dividing line
Community icon19 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Large gas grills
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
More features and specs
User Reviews - Master Forge 3218LTN [Item #6554] (Lowe's)
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
 
3.0
Poor-long term prospect
4/13/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I grill a minimum of once per week and have had this grill for 2 years. The quality of the steel is very poor. Though I clean my grills frequently, the table is stained with rust spots, and all the hinges are rusted. I live in the desert in Southern California so I never expected rust issues to be a problem. Aside from the rust and finish issues, I've made some amazing meals on this grill.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Rust Bucket
4/9/2014
Pros
looks nice
Cons
Inside Completely Rusted
Uneven Cooking
Best Uses
Patio Decor
Comment:
Owned the grill for 3 years now. The burners completely rusted out. No problem just replace them rite? Wrong, the entire inside of the grill is full of rust. Including the lid, so when you shut the lid rust falls on your food! Going to contact the manufacturer to see if they will replace the burners and the lid, since it is under a warranty...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
You get what you paid for
3/30/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Losts Of Features
Short Grill Time
Cons
Cheaply made
Best Uses
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I use it as a natural gas grill under larger patio. Purchased it along with the MasterForge Kitchen sink 2 burner and grill unit next to it. We use it ever week all year round. I followed the manual for cleaning in my case every month. The grill has burned out in three years and cost to buy parts and repair it will run me over $400, not a happy customer. I should have bought a service protection plan.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more