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Gas grills

Kenmore 16156
 
Approximate retail price:
$700
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Kenmore 16136 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Large gas grills (room for 28 or more burgers)
About - Kenmore 16156

The Kenmore 16156 is a gas grill available from Kenmore. The 16156 typically costs $700 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on gas grill models like the 16156.


Stainless-steel grates:
Primary cooking grates made of stainless-steel are generally sturdier than those made of coated steel and resist rust even without a porcelain coating.

All or mostly stainless:
Includes more than just a panel or other trim. Based on our limited tests, nonmagnetic stainless is less likely to corrode.

Long-warranty burners:
While burners remain the grill's most-replaced part, most are warranted for only 3 to 5 years. Better burners are covered for 10 years or more.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Kenmore 16136 were applied to untested model Kenmore 16156, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Kenmore 16136
Approximate retail price:
$600
Price & shop
About This Brand

Kenmore offers a wide range of gas grills, from the low-end to the premium category. The brand aims to be recognized as the maker of dependable, full-featured grills. It also offers coated cast-iron grates on models as low as $250. Kenmore sells models with an infrared searing area and offers a natural-gas version of most mid- to high-priced grills. The grills, sold at Sears stores nationwide, range in price from $140 to $1,800.

Features & Specs - Kenmore 16156
info Stainless-steel grates Yes
info Coated-cast-iron grates No
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner No
info Infrared burner Side burner and rotisserie
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User Reviews - Kenmore 16156
User Reviews
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4.0
Very Good overall Performance
7/3/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
The Rotisserie Burner is small but powerful. I haven't had to replace any burners or their covers as have other reviewers and I've had the grill almost two years. I live in the Northeast so it's exposed to alot of different weather although I try to keep it covered and it still works great even though I use it all year probably at least 3 times a week. The burners are powerful and the stainless steel grates work nice.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Replacement Galore
6/17/2014
Pros
Looks Good
Cons
Guts Need To Be Replaced
Best Uses
Rotisserie
Comment:
The burners and burner covers need to be replaced about every 4 months. They are available but very pricy. Be prepared to pay around $100 with shipping. The grease catcher is in a precarious position and needs to be accessed from the back. Because you cannot take it out easily it makes a huge mess every time it has to be emptied.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Grilling
4/25/2014
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Even Heat
Great Design
Quality
Cons
none
Best Uses
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
Seems like every year we purchase a new gas grill. At first I was hesitant because it was a Kenmore, but after building and using this grill I became convinced. This is a sturdy grill, with stainless heavy racks, that are easy to clean. We grill 4 times a week, from ribs to chops. The price didn't bother me. I've paid a lot more for a grill that had a lot less options. We went to several retail stores before returning to were we purchased this Kenmore.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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