Grill Manufacturer Comparison

The chart below offers a side-by-side comparison of many major grill manufacturers’ products and some of the features our customers are interested in. Take a moment to read the chart and gather some useful information that can further assist you in making a purchase decision. If you don’t see a particular manufacturer on the list, call 877-669-4669 and speak with a GasGrillsNow.com team member. Please remember that this information is accurate to our best efforts, however speaking with a GasGrillsNow.com team member is the best way to ensure information accuracy.

Grill Manufacturer Comparison
Manufacturer Fire Magic Alfresco Viking DCS Dacor Vintage Weber Summit Gold D Wolf Altima Turbo ProFire Tec Solaire Infrared Lazy Man Kenmore Elite Jenn Air Holland Front Gate Capital Crown Verity Ducane-New Dynasty Lynx CalFlame Twin Eagles Vermont Castings KitchenAid Grills Bull Outdoor Products
Temperature Range: 200° - 1600° 400° - 1100° 400° - 750° 400° - 1000° 400° - 800° 400° - 1100° 300° - 700° 400° - 800° 300° - 1300° 200° - 500° 200° - 600° 600° - 1100° 600° - 1100° 450° - 650° 450° - 750° 400° - 800° 200° - 400° 300° - 700° 400° - 800° 400° = 900° 400° - 700° 400° - 850° 250° - 1350° 300-1300 275-1400 300° - 800° 370-800 300° - 1100°
Cast SS Burners: Yes Lifetime warranty on cast stainless steel. Optional Cast Brass and Porcelain Cast Iron. No No No No No No No No No No Cast Brass No No No No cast iron that will rust No No No No No No No Triple nickel coated cast iron No Red Brass Standard This burner will Not burn Through Yes Lifetime warranty on cast stainless steel. No No No Yes Lifetime warranty on cast stainless steel.
Infra-Red Burner: Yes Inferno Burner can replace Cast Stainless Steel burner to have a true Gourmet cooking Yes but Not replaceable No No No Yes but no replaceable No No Yes but Not replaceable No No Yes Yes, but not replaceable No No NO NO No Yes Infra-Red Burner can be changed NO No No Yes Burner cannot be removed Yes Infra-Red Burner can be changed No No Yes but Not replaceable Yes
BTU's per Sq. In.: 124 BTUs 104 BTU's 89 BTU's 105 BTU's 82 BTU's 104 BTU's 88 BTU's 98 BTU's 87 BTU's 74 BTU's 65 BTU's 55 BTU's 80 BTU's 57 BTU's 66 BTU's 95 BTU's 85 BTU's 88 BTU's 85 BTU's 110 BTU's 85 BTU's 95 BTU's 113 BTU's 100 97 99 BTU's 100 BTU's
Triple Gourmet Grill: Yes Can use Gas, Infra-red, and Charcoal Cooking No No No No No No No Yes No No no No No No NO NO No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No
Controllable Smoker: Yes No No No No No No No No No No No NO NO No NO NO No No No NO No No No No No No No
Rotiss Burner BTU's: 18,000 to 22,000 15,000 - 18,000 15,000 15,000 13,000 15,000 - 18,000 9,600 N/A 14,000 15,000 14,000 N/A N/A NO 13,000 14,000 N/A 14,000 15,000 No 15,000 14,000 15,000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Available Rotiss Space: 11 1/2 in. 5 1/2 in 6 3/4 in 4 in 4 3/4 in 5 1/2 in. 5 1/2 in N/a 5 1/4 in 6 1/4 in 5 3/4 in N/A N/A N/A 4 1/2 in 5 1/4 in N/A 5 1/4 in 5 1.4 in N/A 5 1/4 in 5 3/4 in 2 Position 4 3/4 in.& 8 1/2 7 3/4 6 3/4 4 in 4 in 6 3/4 in
SS Backburner: Yes (For rotisserie cooking) Wider, full width, stainless steel backburner-models 18,000-28,000 BTU's No No S.S. Screen No Ceramic Grate Cold spots on end No Ceramic Grate cold spots on end No Ceramic Grate Not full width. Colder on ends No N.A No Yes No Ceramic Grate N/A 5 3/4 in N/A No No Ceramic Grate No No Ceramic Grate No Ceramic Grate N/A No Ceramic Grate No Ceramic Grate No Ceramic Grate But Lynx has one of the largest No Yes No No Yes
Burn Through Warranty: Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No NO No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Cooking grid choices: Steel Chrome Rod, Porcelain Rod , Porcelain Coated Cast Iron, Stainless Steel Rod Stainless Steel Rod Porcelain Coated Steel Rod Stainless Steel Can be an upgrade @ extra cost Stainless Steel cast channel Porcelain cast iron grates 2 sided No Stainless steel rod NO Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Rod Porcelain Coated Cast Iron or Stainless Steel Rod (upgraded) Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel No Stainless Steel Nickel plated Rod Stainless Steel Rod Stainless Steel Rod Stainless Steel Rod Porcelain Steel ROd Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Rod Stainless Steel Rod No Porcelain Coated Wire No No
Grill Sq. In.: 380 - 1056 542-770 563 - 1120 497 - 817 542 - 770 648 547 - 816 720-1142 635 - 1165 554 - 1046 547 - 816 461 - 1027 588 - 840 644 - 900 530 - 770 442 680 - 880 442 - 522 588 - 966 442 - 522 554 - 1046 470 - 870 500-1000 Stainless Steel Rod 493 to 651 454 to 851 sq. in. 600 -1026
Countertop Grill: Yes Deluxe or Regal I size For countertop installations No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
Fuel Convertible: Yes Easily converts in the field. Conversion orifices supplied with dual gas convertible regulator on every gas barbecue.. No Not Field Convertible No Not Field Convertible (Special kit necessary) Yes field convertible No Not Field Convertible (Special kit necessary) No not field convertible No must purchase conversion kit $342.99 more No not field convertible No Not field Convertible Yes Field Convertible No Must purchase conversion kit No Must purchase conversion kit No, Must purchase conversion Kit No Must purchase conversion kit No No Must purchase conversion kit No Must purchase converion kit No Must purchase converion kit No Must purchase conversion kit No, Not Field Convertible NO Must purchase conversion kit No Must pruchase conversion kit Yes Field Convertible No Yes Yes at $199.99 Yes at $99.99 No
Inner liner: Yes Radiates heat more evenly to grill. Directs dripping to tray. Separates valve and manifold from combustion chamber. Excess grease can bypass briquettes and fall directly into drip tray. Potential for grease fire Yes Yes Grease management system (grates with furrows) No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
SS Flavor Grids: Yes (Heat Distribution System) Stainless Steel for long life and durability. Designed for even heat distribution. No Porcelain ceramic cook uneven and retain heat even when you turn valves low Potential for burning food.. No S.S. flavor plates Yes Grease management system (grates with furrows) No No Ceramic briquettes cook uneven and retain heat even when you turn valves low Potential for burning food.. Yes No No Flavor plates Yes Cast Iron Black BBQ, Cast Stainless Steel, 15 Year warranty on stainless steel BBQ's No Ceramic briquettes on S.S. tray No No Stainless Steel tubular. Has greater chance of burn through which is Not covered under Warranty No No No cermaic briquettes on S.S. tray No Stainless Steel Radiant Tray No Stainless Steel Radiant Tray No Stainless Steel Radiant Tray No No Stainless Steel Radiant Tray No cramic briquettes on S.S. tray No Ceramic briquettes Has a Grease Management System Yes No No No Yes
Side burners: 15,000 BTU Drop-In Sealed Top Burner or 60,000 BTU Slide-In Power Burner with Dual Control Cast Iron or Brass Burner. Double side burner 2 x 15,000 BTUs sealed brass burners 2-17,000 BTU Sealed Dual Burner 15,000 BTU (Nat) or 13,500 BTU (LP) each 15,000 BTU Cast Iron Burner or 2 x 15,00BTU's Double Cast Iron Side Burner 18,000 BTU 2-17,000 BTU Sealed Dual Burner No No 12,000 BTU 15,000 BTU or 18,000 BTU Wok Style Burner No Double Side Burner 15,000 BTU's sealed single or double burner No 17,000 BTU's dual burner 12,000 BTU's single or double burner 12,000 BTU's 12,500 BTU's single or double burner No 15,000 BTU's Double burner 10,000 BTU's No 10,000 BTU's 12,500 BTU's sealed single or double burner 15,000 BTU sealed Single or Dual Burner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty: Lifetime-Stainless Burners, Grids and Housings 15 Years-Brass Burners Valves, Rotisseries & Porcelain Components 3 Years-Side Burners & all other components (except ignitors-1 year) Lifetime on Stainless Steel Tube Burner against manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Limited lifetime on rust through on Stainless Steel Components including Burners, 5 year limited on rotisserie Burner Grill Grates, 1 year full in home repair Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner) 1 Year in home parts & Labor, lifetime on Stainless Steel Tube Burners. 5 year Limited on all other components. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner) One Year Parts and Labor Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner) Lifetime on Stainless Steel Tube Burner against manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime on all S.S. components, 1 Year on all other parts. Warranty void if exposed moisture. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Limited Lifetime on burners. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only. 15 Years on Stainless Steel Burners, 10 Years on Brass Burners, 1 Year in-home repair on labor (Not against burn through of burner) Limited Lifetime on burners against manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Limited Lifetime on all S.S. components, 1 Year on all other parts. Warranty void if exposed moisture. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner) Limited Lifetime on all S.S. components, 1 Year on all other parts. Warranty void if exposed moisture (Not against burn through of burner). 1-10 years on S.S. against manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner) Limited Lifetime on all S.S. but you can pay $119.99 for in home repair Lifetime on all S.S. including burners,2 Years in-home service Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Nickel plated cooking grid is guaranteed for one year (Not against burn through of burner). 1 Year Full Warranty 1 Year Full Warranty 2 Years on Radiant Tray 5 Years on all Stainless Steel Components Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Lifetime on Stainless Steel Tube Burner against manufacture related defects only 1 Year Full Warranty 2 Years on Radiant Tray 5 Years on all Stainless Steel Components Warranty covers manufacture related defects only (Not against burn through of burner). Limited Lifetime on burners. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only. Lifetime on Stainless Steel body housings and the solid brass grill burners. Yes Yes Limited Lifetime on burners. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only. Limited Lifetime on burners. Warranty covers manufacture related defects only. Yes
Market Experience: 68 Years 3 Years Bankrupt once in that time and re-sold to Acme Pizza 5 years 12 Years 3 Years 2 year 52 years 22 Years 3 Years No longer making Grills 22 years 2 years 22 years 3 years 6 Years At end the first year 2 years At Least 14 Years Since 1996 Since 2001 10 Years Since 2001 12 Years 28 Years 12 7 4 Years 3 Years No longer making Grills 25
Light in the grill: Some Models Yes No No Yes No No No No no No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes on Pro Series Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Mfg by Parent Company: Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes no No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes