KitchenAid is a brand well known for its household appliances large and small, so it’s no wonder it also has a popular line of grills for your outdoor kitchen. Experts say that outdoor kitchens are one of the most requested home upgrades in backyards across the country. So, why not have the same brand confidence in your outdoor appliances as you do indoors.
Great Quality at a Good Price
KitchenAid gas grills are a great choice if you want a quality, entry-level model to be built into your outdoor kitchen. There are also stand-alone models that come with a cabinet. They are solid all-around grills and include some of the same features you’d find on models that are much more expensive. All of the models are almost entirely made from 304 stainless steel, which looks great and is very durable. The company’s line features an Even-Heat System that has stainless steel burners, angled flame tamers and enhanced grates, which in concert create a surface that cooks very evenly. They also start with the push of a button thanks to the ignition system.
In general, the 30-inch grills have four 12,000 BTU burners while the 36-inch model has four 10,000 BTU burners. Both include the rear rotisserie burner that you can use with a separately purchased rotisserie kit, as well as a built-in hood thermometer for monitoring the temperature inside. The larger, 36-inch grill also has an 18,000 BTU burner that can sear your meat. KitchenAid warrantees its grills for 10 years on the burners and 3 years on the stainless steel components. Other parts carry a one-year warranty.
Natural Gas or Propane?
Most grills come ready to use with a propane fuel tank and can be converted for use with a natural gas line. If the outdoor kitchen does not have access to a natural gas line, you’ll want to make sure your plan includes cabinet space underneath to store the propane tank. Otherwise, you’ll need a licensed plumber to convert and hook up the grill to the natural gas line. This is an added cost, both in money and time, so you’ll want to budget for both.
Ready to take the plunge and buy a KitchenAid grill for your outdoor kitchen? Here’s the scoop on four great models that will bring your backyard barbeque to a whole new level:
Bring on the meat or complicated vegetable recipes, this 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill with Ceramic Searing Side Burner in Stainless Steel can handle the full range. Right from the start-up with a continuous electronic ignition system, it’s super simple to use. Turn on the gas, adjust the knobs and start cooking. The four burners in a porcelain firebox provide 40,000 BTUs of cooking power and the 522 square inches of cooking space on the heavy-duty stainless-steel grids has great heat retention. Angled flame tamers under the grid help cut down on flare-ups and vaporize the drippings for that quintessential barbeque flavor.
This four-burner model also features a 15,000 BTU ceramic searing side burner. This is a great bonus for searing, cooking sauces or sauteing up some accompaniments for your grilled meats. Even better, a built-in thermometer lets you monitor the temperature inside the grill for precise cooking. The cabinet underneath holds the propane tank, but if you want to have it converted to natural gas, it has a dual-energy gas valve to make it easier for the plumber. And, speaking of the cabinet, it has four casters with locking wheels that let you conveniently move the grill wherever you need, if you’re using propane. This grill will provide season after season of outdoor cooking enjoyment thanks to its rust-resistant stainless steel. Buyers say this model assembles easily, looks great and does an excellent job cooking.
If you want great cooking power and a convenient size, this 4-Burner Built-In Liquid Propane Gas Grill from KitchenAid is good choice. It has four main burners and a rear rotisserie burner for the rotisserie kit you can purchase. Together, they put out 61,000 BTUs of heat, which you can monitor with the built-in thermometer to make sure it’s at your preferred cooking temperature. The grates are stainless steel, so they have the superb heat retention that you want and need for successful outdoor cooking.
This grill is easy to start with the continuous electronic ignition system. Turn on the gas, adjust the knobs and start cooking — that’s all it takes. Cook loads of food on the 581 square inches of cooking surface. Underneath, there are angled flame tamers that help reduce flare-ups and vaporize the drippings for that all-important barbeque flavor that everyone is searching for. This built-in grill comes nearly ready to install and requires just about 30 minutes of assembly before you can use it with propane. A natural gas conversion kit is included, so if you want to hook up the grill to a hard gas line, you have what your licensed plumber will need. Reviewers are thrilled with the way this KitchenAid grill cooks and how it looks far grander than they expected.
This is a KitchenAid grill with some serious style. The 4-Burner Natural and Propane Gas Grill with Cabinet is done in stainless steel with a can’t-miss fire-engine red finish. Besides looking really good, its continuous electronic ignition system makes it easy to start and use right away. Inside the stylish grill, there are 522 square inches of stainless steel grid space for cooking. The four burners and porcelain firebox give you 40,000 main BTUs and fantastic heat retention for fast and consistent cooking. The hood has a built-in thermometer to help you maintain a precise cooking temperature.
Just as with the other models, this one has angled flame tamers that not only distribute heat evenly, but also help in preventing flare-ups. And, they help transform the food drippings into vapors that will infuse your food with that characteristic barbequed flavor. The right-hand shelf grill shelf includes a ceramic side burner that puts out 15,000 BTUs for searing meats and creating all kinds of side dishes and sauces. KitchenAid ships this grill ready to use with propane, but it also has a dual-energy gas valve for a licensed plumber to convert it to natural gas if you wish. The entire grill and cabinet sits atop locking casters so if you are using it with propane, it can be rolled wherever on the deck or patio you need it,.
Cooking for a crowd is easy with the KitchenAid 36-Inch Built-In Natural Gas Grill With Searing Burner & Rear Burner. The massive 884 square inches of total cooking area can handle any meal or party food that you want to cook up. Inside the sleek stainless steel hood, you’ll find four 10,000 BTU stainless steel burners for the main 670 square inches, along with an infrared searing burner that puts out 18,000 BTUs to sear your best steaks perfectly. In the back of the grill, there’s also a rear infrared burner that lets you roast chicken and do other types of rotisserie style cooking. Add the secondary cooking areas and that’s a lot of cooking space!
KitchenAid grills feature a continuous electronic ignition as well as an Even-Heat System. This system has stainless steel burners, angled flame tamers, and enhanced grates, which together create a consistent cooking surface with minimal flare-ups. The lid of the grill is welded stainless steel and has a dual-wall that features a large temperature gauge on the exterior. While it comes ready to use with propane as the others do, KtichenAid grills have a dual-energy valve that includes natural gas orifices, so that a licensed plumber can hook it up for you. Buyers say that this grill is a fabulous value, the searing burner does as good a job with meats as higher-priced charcoal grills do and the whole thing is easy to use.
No matter which type of KitchenAid grill you choose, you can count on the value that the brand brings. What are you waiting for? Choose one and get to grilling!