Consumer Reports: Don’t buy this BBQ grill

April 22, 2015 - bbq set

In a midst of contrast gas grills for an arriving comparison report, a partners during Consumer Reports Magazine contend they have unclosed a intensity reserve problem with a tiny Brinkmann griddle sole during Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores.

The $130 Brinkmann 2-Burner Patio Gas Grill unsuccessful a slight Consumer Reports reserve test. It’s designed to see either a burner abandon stay on when we dump a grill’s lid.

“If a fire goes out and a burners are still on gas can build adult inside a griddle and reignite in a dangerous way,” pronounced Jim Nanni of Consumer Reports.

Same Problem on 2 Different Grills Tested

Consumer Reports found a same problem on dual samples of a Brinkmann Patio Grill.

On each, a griddle upheld a exam on a high-heat setting, though when set on low heat,  abandon on one of a dual burners spasmodic went out.

“The reserve risk is low and we’re not wakeful of any damage reports, though no griddle should have this flaw. None of a other 136 grills we tested unsuccessful this a test,” Nanni said.

A Brinkmann orator pronounced a griddle meets reserve standards and does not poise a risk, though “we trust that we can make an alleviation to a crossover channel to forestall any burner from extinguishing” … and he says a association has “made a change for all destiny production.”

Consumer Reports says it will exam a updated griddle when it becomes accessible in stores.

Until then, Consumer Reports has rated a Brinkmann 2-Burner Patio Grill indication 810-6230-S a “Don’t Buy – Safety Risk.”

Other Brinkmann Grills Safe

Consumer Reports does suggest other Brinkmann grills, including a mid-sized Brinkmann 810-6420-S sole during Home Depot.

It upheld all reserve tests and costs $170.

If we possess a Brinkmann 2-Burner Patio Grill, Consumer Reports advises regulating it usually on high heat.

The association says we can call and it will boat we a deputy crossover piece. You can strech Brinkmann during 800-527-0717.

As always, don’t rubbish your money.


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