The Monument Grills 77352 Propane Gas Grill won't break the bank, but can it cook a decent burger? A quick glance at the specs should be enough to convince you that yes, this has the potential to be one of the best gas grills on the market.
Despite its name, the Monument Grills 77352 actually pushes its propane through up to seven burners, with six main outputs on the grill's heat base and an additional side burner. As we cover further into our review, it comes with a rotisserie add-on, giving you extra options when you need them, and it’s absolutely huge, so it’s unlikely you’ll run into any space issues any time soon.
But this six-burner Monument Grill certainly isn’t alone in this prestigious spot. You'll find similar designs in the form of the Napoleon Prestige 500 and RevoAce 4-Burner, meaning Monument has its work cut out for it to really shine in this arena. In our Monument 77352 Propane Gas Grill review, we break down the key features to help you find out if it's the right choice for you.
Monument Grills 77352 Grill review: Spec
- Assembled depth: 23.6 inches
- Assembled height: 45.9 inches
- Assembled width: 61.8 inches
- Product weight: 118lbs
- Primary cooking space: 634.3 square inches
- Secondary cooking space: 266 square inches
- Burner material: Stainless steel
- Burner warranty: Eight years
- Number of main burners: Six
- Number of side burners: one
- Primary burner’s BTU: 72000
Monument Grills 77352 Grill review: Design
If there were an encyclopedia entry for 'large outdoor gas grill', you would find a picture of the Monument Grills 77352 next to it. This is the perfect illustration of a cart-style barbecue: a heavyweight and substantial grill with a hinged lid, side tables, and a boxy underside cabinet. Constructed top to toe from stainless steel, with that steel finish left to shine bright, this is a standout design with a number of visual flourishes.
The control knobs, for example, have a blue LED ring around them - perfect for grilling at dusk (or just for showing off). Hooks under the left side table give you ample room to hang tools, while a 20L gas bottle sits hidden in the cabinet on a sliding tray, accessible through the lower doors. The large thermometer integrated into the lid is handy for preheating or checking the temperature of an ongoing rotisserie.
We could pick holes here with the Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill. Such as? The motor section of the rotisserie add-on standing out like a sore thumb, for one. Or the fact that the propane bottle's position in the lower cabinet means it takes up precious space that could be used for storage or keeping food warm.
Indeed, some user reviews say its position tends to warm the bottle somewhat, meaning you may have to wait a while to safely turn off the gas. But that would really be picking holes, because in general we can't fault the presentation, and this is a grill designed to be straightforward to assemble and, if you've done it right, built like a tank.
Monument Grills 77352 Grill review: Features
The Monument Grills 77352 isn’t lacking for cooking space, with a 634 square inch main cooking surface, 266 square inches of raised warming rack cooking surface above it, and an extra burner on the right.
The primary grill section offers a monstrous 72,000 BTU output, adjustable over six individual electronically lit burners, with a single push-button ignition handling all six. The side burner, hidden beneath a handy lid which enables you to use the right edge as a side table if you're not heating a pan, offers another 12,000 BTU output.
The grill grates themselves are made of a high quality stainless steel, and the flame tamers directing the gas are made of 304-grade stainless steel, making them resistant to corrosion. Any dirty grease drips are funneled into a reasonably sized grease tray by a tapered collection pan, and the pan (along with its drip tray) slides out of the back of the grill, making clean up a breeze.
The 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill is on casters, and while these aren't heavyweight metal casters (unfortunately they're more like office chair wheels), they should be adequate for occasional wheeling over short spaces. They lock in place too, so your barbecue cart won’t go wandering mid-grill. You could always leave them off if you're going to site the grill in a single spot, though it's pretty darn heavy.
Not a physical feature, but something reassuring nonetheless, is Monument's generous eight-year warranty. If you do have issues, that's something to rely on.
Monument Grills 77352 Grill review: User reviews
In general, the Monument Grills 77352 Grill performs well. It's capable of going very hot, with a massive BTU output available to the main grilling surface, though a few users have noted that it has certain hot spots.
These can be evened out a little with third-party ceramic briquettes, but we'd prefer they weren't there at all. The rotisserie portion is a great idea, and certainly seems capable of a good roast once you've figured out the optimal heat settings, but some have noted that it lacks a little vertical headroom.
When dealing with larger chickens, for example, you'll come into contact with the grill bars, and there's unlikely to be enough room for a drip tray underneath.
Other users have noted that the material used in the main body is relatively thin, though existing customers praise Monument Grills' customer service department and how the team responds quickly to reports of dents or bumps. Very few users seem to have had any issues with corrosion, though we'd still recommend leaving the 77352 Grill under a cover if you're in a salty coastal environment.
The general consensus, while there may be niggles, is that the Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill is a really cool barbecue cart with awesome visual appeal and a lot of features which make it a do-anything garden cooking essential. It grills well, cleans easily, and the vast majority of user reviews are overwhelmingly positive - given the reasonable price tag, this is a whole lot of grill for the cash.
Should you buy the Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill?
It may be too large for some backyards, and it may be overkill if you're not the garden partying type. It's also heavy and bulky, so there's no shifting this to another venue for a cookout without putting in some elbow grease.
However if you want a reasonably priced grill with a wide cooking area, advanced features like a rotisserie, and the reassurance that comes with a long warranty, the Monument Grills 77352 6 Burner Propane Gas Grill is a solid choice.