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Monument Grills 87578 Grill
87578
This Monument Grills Pellet grill was
  • Very Good in overall performance.
  • and has the following:
  • coated-cast iron grates.
  • 405 sq. in. of main cooking area.
  • 160 sq. in. of secondary cooking area.
  • 15 lb. hopper.
  • and 0.9 lb. fuel input rating (per hour).
  • This grill has a claimed temperature range of 200-500 F
Description
This Monument Grills Pellet grill was
  • Very Good in overall performance.
  • and has the following:
  • coated-cast iron grates.
  • 405 sq. in. of main cooking area.
  • 160 sq. in. of secondary cooking area.
  • 15 lb. hopper.
  • and 0.9 lb. fuel input rating (per hour).
  • This grill has a claimed temperature range of 200-500 F

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Indirect cooking

Indirect cooking

This indicates grill temperature at the smoke or lowest setting, to represent a cooking task where the food requires slow cooking.

 /  5
Evenness performance

Evenness performance

Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting using thermocouples.

 /  5
Cleaning

Cleaning

How easy it is to clean the ash out of the grill and to remove pellets from the hopper. Most pellet grills require using a shop vacuum to clean the ash out of the grill

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

The convenience score is based on the main and secondary cooking areas, grate type, if it has wheels or casters, etc.

 /  5
Temperature range

Temperature range

Maximum temperature the manufacturer recommends using or storing its product. During the hot summer months, consider storing the unit in a cool location and only taking it with you on long trips. If you are storing the unit in the car, choose a location out of direct sunlight, such as the glove box or the trunk.

 /  5

About

The Monument Grills 87578 is part of the Grills test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Pellet Grills models like the 87578 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Indirect cooking This indicates grill temperature at the smoke or lowest setting, to represent a cooking task where the food requires slow cooking.

Evenness performance Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest and lowest setting using thermocouples.

Cleaning How easy it is to clean the ash out of the grill and to remove pellets from the hopper. Most pellet grills require using a shop vacuum to clean the ash out of the grill

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