Overall a decent grill. I have had it for three summers this being the third and as of yet the only issues I have experienced it is hotter on the right side then the left while cooking., The built in lights get blacked out and I cannot clean off the soot, the assembly was a little difficult but after two or three hours finally got it all put together, kenmore cover that I bought for it worked well up until this spring when it finally rotted and was torn away from wind. I have read many of the other reviews and have not had a lot of the problems will complain about. Like the rusting and such. I have no issues with rust at all. It seems to me that with proper maintenance and care the grill should last a very long time.
The grill was easy to assemble with just a screw driver and the included wrench. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. The bolts and screws were marked and numbered. The firebox and burners were already assembled with the hood attached and the cart and connections were easy to assemble. The stainless grill looks good, is easy to clean, and heats up evenly. The side buner, called a siering grill, also works with a pan on it for cooking outdoors. The entire BBQ Grill looks and feels like a nice quality, especially at the reasonable price. We have used it several times and are very pleased.
I finally decided to buy a better bbq grill since the previous $300.00 kenmore grill caught on fire after I ended up replacing all the burners because of the poor quality. This time I decided to buy a bbq grill with s/s burners. Guess what!!!! Now the problem is not the burners but the heat diffuser that goes on top of the burner. EACH OF THEM, COST $ 45.24. I have to replace 5 of them because they disintegrated. I will never buy another Kenmore grill. This was my 4th Kenmore bbq grill. Does not matter how much you pay for the grill since they will always throw a part that you will end up buying and spending a lot of money to replace.
I read, and ignored the other reviews on this grill, and now I am returning it. The grill is not designed correctly, the burners and the shields that sit on top of them are too close to the grill surface, and worse yet, anything that falls on the shields ends up just sitting there and flaming away, burning your food. I cannot imagine how this grill ever made it past the QA team, there is simply no way to cook on this grill without burning your food.
This grill is problematic. The hood is flimsy, doesn't hold heat if its cold outside, the ignition sparks are hard to control, the doors and gas tank slide are flimsy and don't fit well
I want to like this grill, but after 20 months I cannot recommend it. The pros... large grill, powerful grill, great searing side unit and lights work well + looks nice. The con... Have had to call my service plan 2X in less than 2 years. The heat diffusers literally melt... twice, The drip pan is nearly shot and it really isn't built to withstand the amount of heat it pumps out. I use the natural gas version so I can only imagine a hotter-burning propane failing even sooner. Poor grill bottom. Shocking given the price for this unit. If you buy it... better get the warranty extension.
If I could score this a zero I would. If you are looking to purchase the elite grill DON't. It is trash. Cheaply made, the electronic startER is a piece of ****. We have to unplug it. The rotisery does work most times. The welding on the side tray broke on the second use. Save your money and do not purchase this POS. I have only had it for less than a year and cannot wait to get rid of it. I purchased the Stainless grill and it is rusting. Stainless is not supposed to rust. DO NOT BUY THIS GRILL YOU WILL BE SORRY. For $700 I got robbed. I HATE THIS GRILL.
We bought this grill thinking it would last longer because we spent more money...WRONG!!! After 2 summers of use all the cooking parts under the grill have rusted out & to replace the items it will cost over $150. Don't waiste your money on this product
Plastic knobs and the doors don't align properly.
Wife got this for me 3 Father days ago. The burners and spacers are all falling apart. Cheap materials. I'm looking on line to replace the grill and its expensive to replace these. This is really not for real grillers like myself I grill year around. This is for those families that want a gas grill to sit and warm up hot dogs. Note that I keep my grill covered and clean. But this product is poorly designed and cheap. I'm looking to trash this grill its shame it looks good but once you open it up to use all inside componants are all rusted and falling apart. Just shameful.