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4 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews8 found this helpful

Positive Reviews Tue, Jul 10, 2012

finnishpasty
Hamilton Beach 3 burner grill
I just got this grill for my balcony. It is bigger than you might think. The cooking area is 24" x 17". It heats up quickly (500 degrees in about 5 minutes). Construction is about what you would expect for a $250 grill, though the main cooking area is excellent. Watch out for the hood - it gets hot, but the handle stays cool. Looks like a oil drum, which I like. I've gotten it up to 650 degrees. It lights fast too. Also the cast iron grates char the $%^& out of your food. Side and back do not get too hot for cooking on a balcony. Draw Backs: Pedestal base is kind of wobbly, even with the feet perfectly placed there is some twist in the base. The seam for the hood is right on top, so heat escapes at the highest point (probably not a problem). There are holes in the hood hinges for a rotisserie, but you would have add and remove your meat before you could remove the rod.

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Negative Reviews Thu, Aug 2, 2012

grillerjim
Better Options Out There

The 3 burners light quickly and the cast iron grates do char the meat well.  My 2 issues with the grill are that the back of it is considerably hotter than the front.  All grills have hot and cool spots, but the differnce on this one is great. I think this is caused by 2 things; the flames off the burners towards the rear are larger and the construction of the grill has a cowl on the back. Only half of the lid opens up and I think the cowl retains heat. You constantly have to move meat from front to back and there seems to be a lot of flair ups. My other issue is that because of the lid construction, it seems to funnel smoke into your face as you cook. I've used it 3 times and the same thing happens.  Combination of the cowl in back and the natural convection of the heat rising when you open the lid. The base is not wobbly, it just has to be put together correctly.

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Great grill!.
May 18, 2013

mommy2pdiddy
Sycamore, IL
Nice compact grill.
Jan 22, 2013

Kennyrin
Oswego, NY
Better Options Out There.
Aug 2, 2012

grillerjim
Cicero, NY

The 3 burners light quickly and the cast iron grates do char the meat well.  My 2 issues with the grill are that the back of it is considerably hotter than the front.  All grills have hot and cool spots, but the differnce on this one is great. I think this is caused by 2 things; the flames off the burners towards the rear are larger and the construction of the grill has a cowl on the back. Only half of the lid opens up and I think the cowl retains heat. You constantly have to move meat from front to back and there seems to be a lot of flair ups. My other issue is that because of the lid construction, it seems to funnel smoke into your face as you cook. I've used it 3 times and the same thing happens.  Combination of the cowl in back and the natural convection of the heat rising when you open the lid. The base is not wobbly, it just has to be put together correctly.

Cheaply constructed with inferior materials; Overpriced.
Jul 16, 2012

Why-T
Tallahassee, FL
Hamilton Beach 3 burner grill.
Jul 10, 2012

finnishpasty
Los Angeles, CA
Looks good, works great..
Jul 5, 2012

khoap86
San Jose, CA