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Summer season is grilling season. Temperatures are warmer, which makes cooking outside more pleasant. It’s not a coincidence that, in the United States, summer holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day are popular grilling days, too.
Most outdoor cooks will tell you that charcoal is the best kind of grilling. Charcoal also takes some preparation and work. If you don’t have the time or the energy to do that work, another option is propane grilling, which is as easy as hooking up a tank and starting the grill.
Aldi has sold many grills over the years, including charcoal ones. Aldi also sells propane grills.
What We Know:
The Range Master 3-Burner Gas Grill (Product Code: 700504) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. At the time of this post, the grill is $94.99. That’s a lot lower than most grills with comparable burners, size, and BTU output.
The grill appears to be manufactured by the GHP Group, which also manufactures the Dyna-Glo line of grills. Sometimes when Aldi sells other grills, I’m able to find a rebranded Dyna-Glo that the Aldi grill is based on, but I couldn’t in this instance.
According to Aldi, the grill measures 45.08 inches tall, 22.83 inches deep, and 43.9 inches wide, and it includes the following features:
- Three stainless steel burners
- 30,000 BTU
- 450 square inches of total cooking area
- 312 square inches in the primary cooking area
- 138 square inches on the warming rack
- A porcelain-coated Steel cooking grate and warming rack
- A built-in temperature gauge
- Three built-in accessory tool hooks
- A gloss black lid
- Two 6″ wheels for mobility
According to the Aldi product listing, the grill comes with a two-year limited warranty on the entire grill, and a five-year warranty on the burner.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tested this grill, so we can’t speak to how easily it assembles, how well it performs, or how durable it is. When we can’t test products, we’ll sometimes create open threads for users to share their own thoughts on the product. That’s what we’ve done here.
Have experience with this gas grill? Let us know in the comments.
Home Depot has a grill with suspiciously similar specs and size. The name on it is Dyna-Glo, and it’s $119. If you go to the domain for Aldi’s warrantee, ghpgroupinc.com, it turns out to be a company that’s affiliated with the Dyna-Glo brand. The overall warranty on the Dyna-Glo is only 1 year.
We just bought this one to replace our 3 year old Range Master. I realize we get what we pay for, but the Previous one we bought did well for the price an warranty. It even sat a year with out a cover. We bought it as the floor model from an Aldi. With addition of a smoker box, we were able to get some good results on the previous model. We bought the new model today and have to purchase the tools to put it together. I’ll post more after it is assembled and working.
Grill assembly is a four out of five. Much better than the one we replaced it with. It heats all the way to 700 in 15 minutes. To test, we grilled hot dogs. Made great grill marks, heat tents did provide smoke, and were done in about five minutes. Over all much hotter and faster than previous one. Will smoke a brisket and grill stuffed pork chops soon.
i impulse bought this grill. for the price (under $100) i couldnt resist. Assembly was a bit awkward. It didnt seem correct at the beginning but it ended up working out, in fact it went together very well in the end.
Once assembled, it seems very light and not heavy duty in any way. However, it operates great. the grill great is cheap and thin, which i actually PREFER. thin grates are less obtrusive on the food. ive used it three times and so far so good. hot dogs and burgers were a snap. strip steaks came out perfect med rare with a great crust. trout fillets were easy due to the nice thin grate and came out perfect.
Simple start, even heat. Side shelves dont fold down but for the price, this grill will more than due. Aldi does it again!
Just purchased this grill for our seasonal camp site. Made to but a cover as well. On a scale of 1-5 for assembly and 5 being hardest I give it a 3. A couple times I needed extra hands but being a guy I didn’t ask for help lol.
I would give it a 3 for assembly. I did it alone- just read the directions – you’ll be fine. A nice grill for the price! I’m an occasional grill – hoping it will last me a while!
Great price point, took about 2 hours to get it put together. Burns extremely hot and the handle on the outside gets really hot as well. Anybody got a fix for that?