Is summer here yet? Yes! Well, there’s a knock on the door, and you’ve got to be ready for those warm evening roasts along with a refreshing Coke in a big jar filled to the top with ice, bubbling, to quench your thirst. Meanwhile, the steaks are sizzling on the grill and the family is banging on the table with forks, anxiously. Wait: Don’t you have a grill? How are you going to receive the summer without a grill? That’s okay: Costco has just launched its own version under the Kirkland Signature brand.
Don’t get me wrong, we’ll dive into the details of this Costco exclusive gas grill, but let’s first say that costumers are debating whether they profoundly love this gas grill, or whether they don’t like it. This release is taking over Reddit and TikTok with countless videos and forums talking about this grilling monster.
63,000 BTU of power for your barbecues: Is this Costco Kirkland Signature one of the best grills in the category?
Costco takes a dip into the ocean full of big sharks of gas grills, an extremely competitive category but entered with everything, without any fear. Their new grill was first discovered on Costco Hot Finds, and has six burners of powerfulness that deliver up to 63,000 BTU of heat, with an almost professional level, comparable with some of the most expensive options on the market that are rather for industrial use.
This giant stainless steel is not any cheap trinket, but coming from Kirkland Signature, it is not necessary to remark that they do not sell junk, only good quality stuff. It comes equipped with the latest in design and development technology to take advantage of the heat and make your meat always in the perfect spot, in exactly the same amount of time. But something very interesting has surprised customers: the knobs come equipped with LED light that changes color from blue to red when one of the burners is on.
This cooking monster is created to survive the time and weather conditions
Answering whether the Kirkland Signature grill is one of the best on the market or not, well, there are netizens on Reddit who say that it is possibly one of the best ever sold in the United States. For the unbeatable price of $899.99, you will hardly find a gas grill made entirely of stainless steel with more than 60,000 BTU of power. Also, the internal space is an aspect that we have to emphasize: 737 sq in of cooking surface is definitely not there in almost any other famous brands grill, at least for less than $1,000.
Still rockin’ my Kirkland grill from 2002, hand-me-down from family — changed burners a few times and running strong!” a Redditor stated, pointing that these beauties are make to withstand the time and outside weather conditions.
Some other users don’t agree on this: “Stainless steel grates look like they are a common size, the triangle flame guards also looked to be a common size and the venturi that make the fire are individual tubes that can be replaced one at a time. It’s made really well, very pricey but it looks very easy to service and I like that. But the number one selling point for me is the stainless steel grates, that’s what initially caught my eye,” opined a Redditor identified as @AverageCowboyCentaur.
A girl named @KathyFowTX said that this is quite the same as a Weber, but that the other brand is better in quality and sturdiness. @SportbikeSam recommended the Nexgrill brand, but we didn’t take a look at it, to be honest. The decision is up to you: whether you opt to give it a $900 try on this Costco grill, or better go for the classic, know, trustable brands, let us know about your experience when you make the purchase.
Can the Kirkland Signature grill be converted to use natural gas?
Yes, the Kirkland Signature grill can be converted to use natural gas. According to costco.com, a conversion kit is needed, but natural gas orifices are not included. The owner’s manual should have the conversion instructions, but it is recommended that a professional licensed installer performs the conversion.
How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Costco Kirkland Signature Grill
To properly clean and maintain your Costco Kirkland Signature Grill, follow these steps:
- Before cleaning the grill, make sure it has cooled down completely.
- Use a grill brush to remove any food debris or grease from the grates.
- Clean the grill grates with a non-toxic cleaner made for grills and a grill brush or sponge.
- Use a stainless steel cleaner to clean the exterior of the grill.
- Cover the grill when it is not in use to protect it from the elements and prolong its lifespan.