Broil-Mate Cast Aluminum Propane BBQ Model 165154 Review
Easy to assemble – under $200.00 and small enough to fit on a balcony easily. No fancy features here just a basic barbecue. The only thing I don’t like about is how the propane tank mounts on the side of the base on a little hook thing.
Broil-Mate Cast Aluminum Propane BBQ Model 165154 Features
- 40,000 BTU stainless steel Dual-H burner
- 700 square-inch total cooking surface
- Reliable Sure-Lite electronic ignition system
- Porcelain-coated, cast-iron cooking grids
- Perma-Mold side shelves for added work space
- Deluxe Accu-Temp Thermometer for accurate temperature reading
Best Value BBQ
I bought this BBQ at Home Depot for about $200 in 2010. It is still working and going strong. It gives off a lot of heat, has a relatively large cooking area (for the price), and lights easily. The lighting button stopped working within a few months - which is normal for all BBQ's where there are mice in the yard. The upper warming grill finally rusted out after 4 years of use. A replacement is $40 - $50. Not bad, all things considered. The main cast iron grills are still in good shape. The BBQ is relatively sturdy and VERY easy to assemble. It does stay hot and lit in windy and cold weather as well (eg January in Canada). The burner has a 5 year warranty and still works fine. There is only one small "hot spot" at the front. The rest of the grill heats evenly. I would HIGHLY this recommend this BBQ to anyone who is looking for a low price, dependable BBQ with a lot of heat and large cooking surface. I would buy it again.
Good news to all women- you can assemble it !
Being a women , I am proud to say that I did it :) I assembled it in an hour and a half . The instructions were clear , it is better not to tighten up the nuts( in the main body) too much until the front electrical panel is assembled. I used a screw driver , a spanner and (a hammer, only to force the wheels in ,cause it was a bit hard)
The delivery company didn't call before coming ! you have to check online to see which day they will be coming and at approximately what time of the day . This information is available online.
The barbecue itself is spacious ( can cook 2and a half kilos of filets migon on the main grill at a time , you can use the upper grill too to heat the food ) , the cast iron body makes the inside like an oven when closed so food is well cooked.
Overall very satisfied:)"
Broil-Mate Cast Aluminum Propane Barbecue
Excellent working barbecue, lots of heat and cooks evenly all across cooking surface. Cheaply made and no cool factor but excellent. It took 1 1/2 hours to assemble
No problem with assembly
I was able to put this together in under an hour. Everything fit just fine. I have two tips for people doing assembly on this (or just about anything). First - when assembling a component (for example, mounting the base to the side rails), put all the connectors into place before tightening any of them - that is, when you first put in a connector, leave it loose enough that there is still play, until you get all the connectors in, and then tighten them all. That allows you some wiggle play putting in the other bolts. Second, don't overtighten the handle - just make it snug. The handle has no flex, and I cracked mine by overtightening - it isn't a big crack and is still working fine, but better to have not cracked it at all.
I like the 'Flav-R-Wave' stainless steel insert - no more ceramic briquets to spall and fill up the bottom of the bbq body!
I've only used it once so far, but it worked just fine...