As the birds have come out to chirp and flowers are already blooming as part of a very early Hollywood spring, the Splash office acquired a large size Backyard Grill. I was appointed to assembly it. Scared of putting together much smaller contraptions, even with instructions, I proceeded to ripping apart the large box, keeping in mind the beautiful stainless steel grill cover displayed. Once everything was out and spread over the patio, I found it a good time to take a nap and wake up with a clearer mind.
Later that afternoon, and following instructions, one diagram at a time, pieces came together easy. Assembly starts with the bottom when the frame seems flimsy at first; but as elements slowly come together, the unit becomes plenty sturdy to support this massive grill. As I was moving through the diagrams towards completion, my confidence was growing to alarming levels. As I was bolting down the last attachments to the grill, I saw myself expanding freely on the Outdoors Channel about the mishaps of a rushed assembly. By the time I’d cleaned the mountain of cardboard and styrofoam left behind, I was calmly presenting to a group of white haired onlookers, the mistakes one can expect to make when first starting to play with their oversized, five burner Backyard Grill.
The massive stainless steel grill cover has a built in temperature gage so you can easily keep an eye on cooking temperatures. Opening will reveal 715 square inches of cooking surface. The primary cooking surface spreads 500 square inches and is made of porcelain coated cast iron. With this much room you can cook up to 28 burgers at a time. Above this area, the warming rack consists of 215 square inches porcelain coated grill.
Five 12,000 BTU stainless steel burners make up the heart of the grill with a total of 60,000 BTUs. Also included, is a 5,000 BTU stainless steel side burner. It’s perfect for warming side dishes or keeping your sauces hot. Together, these burners provide a total of 72,000 BTUs of cooking power. The left side resting area includes a very convenient, attached bottle opener. The grill is equipped with a battery powered electronic multispark igniter that does the job simply and quickly. Wheel casters make this grill mobile and therefore so much more convenient for your backyard party. A storage area underneath the grill provides space for your propane tank.
Although connection to standard gas line is also a provided alternative, Blue Rhino propane tanks are the fuel of choice for this grill. Replacing the tank is very easy - just trade in your empty tank for a new one at your nearby Blue Rhino location.
This grill comes with a 1 year overall warranty and 5 year warranty for the burners. I look forward to a fun filled summer with many parties and good food provided by the Backyard Grill. To get yours, please go to Walmart’s website.
Published on Feb 16, 2014