Wholesale retailer Costco is known for its low prices on big items, which is, perhaps, why it’s a popular destination if you’re in the market for a new grill. While the warehouse chain’s online inventory is not as robust as some home improvement chains, like Lowe’s and Home Depot, there are some good grills in their lineup. Here are the best Costco grills.
The best Costco grills
The best Costco grills are made from high-grade materials and have high customer ratings. They also offer competitive warranties.
Keep in mind, prices on these grills are subject to change. The cited ratings and number of reviews were accurate at the time of publication. Shoppers should read each grill’s warranty in full to understand what is covered (and what isn’t).
1. Genesis II S-345 3 Burner Gas Grill by Weber
Costco reviews rating:4.6 stars
Total number of reviews:910
Serious backyard chefs might want to consider this highly rated propane gas grill, which touts all the features you expect from a Weber grill and then some. It’s outfitted with stainless steel grates, three stainless steel main burners operating at a total of 39,000 BTUs per hour and a side burner operating at 12,000 BTUs per hour. It offers 513 square inches (or 20 burgers worth) of primary cooking space.
The grill comes with a number of bells and whistles, including four meat probes, a grill cover, backlit knobs for nighttime grilling and a smart thermometer that pairs with Weber’s iGrill app to send you notices when your food has reached the recommended temperature.
Reviewers were generally pleased with all of the grill’s features and capabilities, though some reported delivery issues and recommended purchasing in-stores to avoid any shipping-and-handling markups (see below for more details.) Weber offers a 10-year warranty on all parts. It excludes normal wear and tear and stipulates the grill is used in accordance with your owner’s manual, among other things.
2. KitchenAid 4-burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
Costco reviews rating:4.4 stars
Total number of reviews: 321
Shoppers on a tighter budget can consider this highly rated Costco gas grill from KitchenAid. It’s outfitted with a 304-grade stainless steel hood, stainless steel-wrapped cooking grids, stainless steel side shelves and four stainless steel main burners operating at 12,000 BTUs. There’s also a side burner that produces the same amount of heat. The grill offers 503.5 square inches of primary cooking space. It comes with an automatic electronic ignition, a grill cover, removable porcelain warming rack and temperature gauge.
Many reviewers felt the grill provided good value for its price, though some purchasers reported a difficult assembly. KitchenAid offers a 10-year warranty against perforation on the stainless steel main burners and a 10-year warranty on the grill’s cast aluminum parts.
3. Louisiana Grills Kamado Charcoal Grill
Costco reviews rating: 4.4 stars
Total number of reviews:112
Ceramic kamado grills mimic the Japanese wood- or charcoal-fueled stoves with which they share a name to offer users the ability to grill, smoke, bake, BBQ or roast large menus. This ceramic charcoal grill from Louisiana grills features a two-tiered 304-grade stainless steel cooking grate, offering 662 square inches of cooking space.
Reviewers generally believed the grill provided good value, though some purchasers experiencing performance problems reported difficulties getting through to customer service. Louisiana Grills offer a five-year limited warranty on the grill’s steel, ceramic and wood parts. There’s also a five-year limited warranty on the thermometer and caster wheels.
4. Nexgrill Cast Aluminum Table Top Gas BBQ
Costco reviews rating:4.6
Total number of reviews: 915
The big selling point for the main portable grill in Costco’s lineup is its dual 304-grade stainless steel burners offering 13,500 BTUs (or 6,750 BTUs per burner) across 262 square inches of primary cooking space. It also features cast-iron cooking grates, a built-in thermometer, push-and-turn ignition, and cast aluminum lid and firebox. The grill runs off of a 20-pound propane tank, which is not included. (You can typically purchase one for $15 to $40.)
Reviewers were generally pleased with the quality of the grill’s components, though some purchasers reported early wear-and-tear and/or malfunctions. Nexgrill offers a five-year limited warranty on the burners and cooking grates, and a two-year limited warranty on all other parts. Chipping, scratching, cracking surface corrosion, scratches or rust are not covered.
How to buy a grill at Costco
In order to buy a Costco grill, you’ll need a Costco membership. A standard or Gold Star membership costs $60 a year. An executive membership, which includes 2% rewards on qualified purchases, additional savings on Costco services and benefits on certain Costco travel products, cost $120 a year. There’s also a business membership available for $60 a year, plus an additional $60 for each affiliate cardholder.
Costco technically offers free delivery options on many of its grills. However, its website notes that you may be able to find a lower priced grill in-store — a caveat that some purchasers also called out in their reviews. (For more ways to save on your purchase, check out our article on the best time to buy a grill.)
Keep in mind, too, some grills won’t arrive until approximately two-to-three weeks from the time of your order. Costco customers can opt to pay an extra $50 for grill assembly. The grills can be returned directly to any of its 700 warehouses.
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