The Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane grill was a solid performer when we reviewed the best gas grills. On the whole, we said there was a lot to like about it, and it even comes with some of the best features of all the models we tested at the time.
That being said, whilst there weren't any major issues we identified, the Nexgrill also doesn't exactly have anything that makes it stand out from the competition in a big way. It offers a lot of utility for a product in its price range, making it a solid choice for anyone looking for a new outdoor gas grill.
J D. Chadwick worked at Top Ten Reviews between 2008 and 2018. He was an expert in software and covered everything from antivirus programs, software and apps, power tools and outdoor grills in that time. He reviewed the Nexgrill 5-Burner Gas Grill along with a range of grills to see whether the Nexgrill's cooking performance, ease of use, and heat consistency matched up to some of the best units on the market.
Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill: Cooking performance
The main burners produce about 55,000 Btu of heat when set to high – the most among all the grills in our evaluation. And the side burner produces 12,000 Btu when in use. These are good numbers, but raw power isn’t the end-all-be-all when cooking food. However, the side burner is a great addition. The ability to boil corn or cook beans to go with your burgers is a huge boon to any griller.
When we measured how many frozen burger patties can fit on the grill, it fit 12 before becoming overcrowded. Cooking 12 burgers at once is plenty to satisfy the needs of even large barbecues.
Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill: Heat consistency
This grill has five stainless steel burners, the most of all the gas grills we reviewed, that distribute heat pretty evenly across its porcelain cast-iron grill grates.
To check for heat consistency, we measured the temperature of the cooking area at seven, 14 and 21 minutes after ignition. The grill was simply average for heat consistency, which is acceptable, but falls short of the best results we saw.
Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill: Assembly & build quality
The Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill is the largest model we reviewed during this testing period. It took two members of our lab crew a couple of hours to assemble this grill. The instructions were clear enough, and they didn’t run into any problems like missing screws or dented components. However, when it was all put together, it didn’t seem as stable or sturdy as our top choice, or even the best-value grill.
During our testing, we noted problems with the sticky nature of the grill grates. Bits of meat from burger patties, chicken, and steak were all left sticking to the grill. This isn’t uncommon among any grill, but it seemed much more pronounced on this one.
We also noticed that this one had a higher frequency of flare-ups when compared to the rest of the grills we were testing. None of these are deal breakers, of course, but they are something to be aware of.
Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill: Warranty
One last thing to note about the Nexgrill 5-Burner unit is the warranty. The burners are protected for five years, while all other components are only covered for one year. This isn’t uncommon, but from our experience, the longer the warranty period, the longer you can expect the grill to last. By contrast, our best overall grill has a 10-year warranty for the entire unit.
While it certainly isn’t the best gas grill, the Nexgrill 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill won’t provoke any buyer’s remorse. It has ample grilling space, plenty of power, decent heat consistency, and a useful side burner. To put it plainly, it’s basic but delivers good results.