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Pros / The KitchenAid gas grill cooks effectively on all temperatures and has a natural gas option.

Cons / Much of the body is made of painted steel, which can rust if it is scratched.

 Verdict / This KitchenAid grill has plenty of power and space to effectively cook for a big family or a medium-sized party. While the material isn't quite as durable as that of some higher-end grills, it could last many years with the proper care.

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The KitchenAid 720-0787D is a reliable midrange gas grill with three burners and 48,000 BTUs of power. The main burners are 304 stainless steel covered by a 10-year warranty. They reside under stainless steel grates that come with a two-year warranty, as the rest of the parts do.

This is an attractive grill that looks nice in any backyard setting. It's on the lightweight side, which makes it easy to move around the yard. The black and silver housing is a nice contrast for a grill, but the housing is made with a combination of good and lower-end materials. While the hood is made of a professional-grade stainless steel, much of the rest is made of lesser-quality materials, mid-level stainless steel and painted steel, which can rust if it gets scratched. This grill comes with a full cover that you should use anytime the grill is not in use to protect it against the elements, as well as bumps and scrapes from children playing nearby.

The overall functionality of this grill is not at all bad. It preheats in a reasonable time and heats evenly at high and low temperatures. It effectively cooks meat on indirect heat, and the 450 square inches of primary cooking area is large enough to cook for an average-sized guest list. The 12,000-BTU side burner is another nice addition that allows you to cook a variety of foods, as it expands the cooking space.

This grill has a natural gas option, with the kit sold separately. This is a nice option if you have the capabilities of hooking up your grill to a natural gas outlet, eliminating the need for running to the store to switch out your propane tank. Natural gas is also less expensive in the long run and better for the environment. If you opt for a propane tank, that is also sold separately. There is also a rotisserie option, but the kit is – you guessed it – sold separately. So the extras on this grill are available, but you have to pay a little more to get them.

If you have questions, you can reach KitchenAid's customer service via an online contact form or a toll-free number. You can also download a PDF manual from its website that contains a lot of helpful information.

Summary

The KitchenAid 720-0787D is a nice-looking, functional midrange gas grill. It preheats in a reasonable time and cooks food on direct and indirect heat with equal effectiveness. You can opt for natural gas or rotisserie cooking with kits sold separately. It's lightweight enough to easily wheel to any part of your yard, but the housing materials, with the exception of the hood, are not of the highest quality. You'll want to keep it well covered when it's not in use to increase its longevity. Overall, though, it's not a bad grill.

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