KitchenAid Grill Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

For those of you looking for the best grills for your backyard, let me ask you a question. Have you considered looking at the best built-in grills? And if you have, have you considered the KitchenAid built-in grill. It’s exceptionally powerful and is able to be converted to natural gas if that’s your preferred method of cooking.

Why We Like It – KitchenAid Grill

The KitchenAid Grill is a fantastic built-in grill that is sure to make any outdoor kitchen barbecue connoisseur very happy. Its 71,000 BTUs, or 17,750 BTUs per burner, is well above the 12,000 BTU average, and the massive cooking area is large enough for all manner of parties, large or small.

Pros
  • Flame Tamers to Distribute Heat Evenly
  • Four Independent Burners
  • Possible to Convert to Natural Gas
Cons
  • Small Grease Cup
  • Grill Gates Can be a Pain to Clean
  • Warranty is Average

Power/Heating

Unlike the Magma grill, the KitchenAid grill produces an impressive 71,000 BTUs of heat, but just be aware that some of this is diverted to the ceramic rotisserie element. Bonus, it has a rotisserie element. If you’re looking for something with a little more power, check out the Bull Grill. On the KitchenAid, the Even Heating System and flame tamers allow for an even distribution of heat which is a nice touch considering grills of this size usually have hot and cold spots.

Related: If you like grills powered by natural gas or propane, our Lion Premium Grills 40″ Natural Gas Grill review is a must-read.

Size/Versatility

The KitchenAid Grill has an expansive cooking area of about 884 square feet. Now that you know how big it is the flame tamers are an even bigger positive. It’s great for large outdoor kitchens that host a large group of people and the independently controlled four burners let you cook different things at different temperatures. If you’d like just one more burner, check out the Blaze Grill.

Durability

Similar to the Northfire Inferno grill, the stainless steel construction of the KitchenAid means that it’ll be able to withstand the elements outside. If you have natural gas available you can buy conversion kits, though this will cost you extra. If you like grills that can double as outdoor grills, check out the Napoleon Burners Prestige PRO 665 Natural Gas Grill. Unfortunately, the grease cup is a little small so you’ll find yourself changing it often.

See also: Our Kenyon Electric Grill review.

Ease of Use

In terms of assembly, the KitchenAid Grill is relatively straightforward. What will take time is constructing an area outside to place the grill. And with this grill being 110 pounds, it should be hefty, just like the Kamado Joe Classic 2, which is weighty and durable. Please reach out to a professional if you need to. The grill gates, because they aren’t porcelain-coated, can be a pain to clean. Especially if you grill lean cuts of meat like chicken and fish.

Value

Not to come back to the flame tamers again, but they really do their job very well and so they are worth mentioning again. The warranty is there. It’s not good, but it’s not bad either. You get a 10-year limited warranty on the stainless steel tube burners and a one-year warranty on all other burners, such as the side burner. All in all. The warranty is pretty much on-par with KitchenAid’s competition.

KitchenAid Grill Wrap Up

While not exactly the easiest grill to clean thanks to stainless steel insisting it can only be cleaned by a stainless steel cleaner and the smaller than average grease cup, the KitchenAid Grill is still a blast to use. Those who decide to take the plunge will find themselves the kings, or queens, of the party because of their awesome grill and superior cooking skills.

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