Coming off last on our top 5 list, but definitely not least, is the Master Cook Classic Gas Grill. It is a very affordable option for people on a budget that still want to have a bigger grill to accommodate all their friends and family’s burger needs. There are some seriously interesting features regarding this model and almost all of them are either very rare or non-existent at its price point, making it a very unique gem in the grilling world.
Let’s start with the features that define this grill, and then we will move on with going through its strong and weak points.
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Features That Make It Stand Out
The Coal Grill Killer
This grill is essentially so cheap that it not only competes with other gas grills near its price but also does it with coal grills. Grills using charcoal for their fuel aren’t that expensive as all they basically are are glorified buckets but they won’t usually pass a few hundred dollars, meaning the most expensive models fall right into the bracket of this grill right here.
Now, it surely isn’t a premium model but it really stands out on its own way. For instance, it is a 3-burner cooker but has more cooking surface (lots more) than some 4-burners like the Char-Broil grill. You will find many more similar cases down the line.
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Materials & Construction
Even though the grill itself isn’t expensive, the materials here are nice and premium (at least in most places).
The firebox and lid are made out of steel which is coated with porcelain to withstand most things nature has to offer. The shroud is stainless steel which is always a welcomed feature. Still, if you want to keep your grill safe and for more than just a few years, we recommend storing it properly during rains and in times when you are not using it as a whole. Putting it on a safe place with only a cover is enough to do the job, usually.
The shelves at the sides are also metal, which is great but they aren’t really sturdy.
The primary cooking area of this model is 340 inches but it has one of the biggest warming racks we’ve seen in a 3-burner grill – 133 inches. If our math is right, this amounts to 477 square inches of a total cooking area which is where this grill really shines.
It has enough place inside for you to put the burgers for everyone at that weekend party!
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Additional features are a rarity among the cheap grills but this one has plenty of them. One of the best ones are the foldable side shelves. They aren’t as sturdy as you would want them to be but they are good and big enough to do the job. You can place already cooked food on them or get your seasoning cup there to spice up the meat right before you throw it in.
Another great feature is the wheel system bellow which can often be found on other models but is a great addition nonetheless. This helps with transportation as this grill runs on propane, meaning you can use it anywhere you want as long as you bring a propane tank. It isn’t ideal for people in apartments with little room to spare but is great for people with houses and backyards.
There are also a few more features that we want to pay attention to. One of them is the stainless steel thermometer at the top of the lid which is a nice touch regardless of the class or price of the model.
The last thing is the piezoelectric ignition system which allows you to safely start the burner any time with just the push of a button.
Price And Warranty
Even though this grill is priced pretty cheap we think that doesn’t excuse the lack of a decent warranty. All you will be getting will be a one year full coverage. That isn’t bad but isn’t awesome either, as some other grills on our list have 5 to 10 years warranty. It just gets to show you how much a company trusts its product. When you get 1 year for your grill you ought to think that it won’t last you a lifetime.
Now, let’s check out some of the pros and cons of this model…
Pros And Cons
- Convenient design
- Built-in thermometer
- Wheel system for easy transportation
- 3 burners
- Huge cooking surface compared to its size
- Lots of additional features
- Good materials
- Warranty is really short
- Construction isn’t as sturdy as some slightly more expensive models
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Conclusion & Rating
If you are looking for an affordable grill that can handle cooking for many people at once, then this definitely is the right way to go. This Master Cook Grill features a lot of small features which really make it stand out. The thing that puts it on our top 5 list is that it has a huge cooking surface, lots of additional features, 3 burners, and a price that you just can’t resist. If you are willing to look past the small warranty you got yourself a pretty good deal. All in all, we gave it a score of four and a half out of five stars.