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Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS323SSP
 
Approximate retail price:
$1350
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS300SSP although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Midsize gas grills
About - Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS323SSP

The Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS323SSP is a gas grill available from Vermont Castings. The Signature Series VCS323SSP typically costs $1350 .

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 Signature Series VCS323SSP.


Coated-cast-iron grates:
The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.

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 Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS300SSP were applied to untested model Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS323SSP, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS300SSP
Approximate retail price:
$950
About This Brand

This Canadian-made brand has been producing models that have rated well in our Ratings over the years. The company's grills are known for their cast-iron grates, cast-iron end caps on the grill hood, and a large number of features, including towel hooks, LED lights, marinating trays, a tank pull-out tray, and utensil hooks. Vermont Castings added porcelain-enamel colors to their grills in 2008. The company sells grills priced from $450 to $1,600, and natural-gas versions are available in almost all models.

Features & Specs - Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS323SSP
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner No
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Vermont Castings Signature Series VCS323SSP
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4.0
Outstanding reliability
4/18/2014
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Reliability
Short Grill Time
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
My unit uses Nat Gas and has been in use for many years.<br />Burners have been problem free<br />Easy cleanup - high temp burn off of residue<br />Well made and very durable<br />Large capacity oven for roasts or turkey<br />Rotisserie easy to mount and use<br />No side burner
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
VC Looks great but does not hold up.
7/7/2013
Pros
Heavy Duty Exterior
Cons
Internal Parts Rust Out
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I have owned a similar vcs 6006 which I use year round for 5 years. I was intending to replace the cooking grates which had shown wear. Upon cleaning the burner plates & tubes. I noticed 4 of the 6 burner tubes were just hanging. The point where the burner tubes attach to the frame have rusted through to the point that it will be impossible to repair.The shelf areas under the grill also have considerable rust & decay. This grill was purchased at a substantial price as it appearded to be worth the price for initial construction and features. We are very disappointed with the quality of the internal parts and lack of durability considering the price. The grill has been covered in a protected area for the entire time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
wow
6/23/2013
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Cons
Best Uses
Great Searing
Rotisserie
Small Gatherings
Comment:
We use this product year round in Minnesota. Its our favorite grill - and we've purchased a few over the past 20 years. The rotisserie is incredible. We will never buy a rotisserie chicken again because this grill makes them better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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