Propane Gas Barbecue - 644 sq. in. - 50,000 BTU - Black/Silver is rated
Rated 4 out of
Good grill for anyone.
Great grill for the price. Has a high end firebox and a low end bottom, hense the pricing. Overall this grill doesn't disappoint. Can't get a better grill for the price. I could care less about having doors at the bottom to access the propane tank, its easy to access from the side. Im all about function and less about looks so this grill suits me very well.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of
Great grill! Can't be beat for the price!
This is the second Sterling BBQ I've purchased. The first was a decade ago. When pricing out parts to restore it's beautiful blue flame, it made some sense to buy a new one, and take the old one to our trailer.
Sterling is made in North America, and is a sub brand of Broil King and Broil Mate. The quality is great, and there's a lifetime warranty on the fire box.
One of the reviewers talked about peeling grill grates on their old Sterling. Mine did the same, but according to the user manual on the new one, that's likely user error: don't turn your grill on max and leave it for half an hour or more! Ignite it, turn the temps down to medium high, and you'll extend the life of your grate.
Also: season the grate! I've never done that, but I will now!
Seems to me, there's just no need for higher end BBQs. About the only pull they have for me is stainless steel grill grates (I guess, so I can be lazy and wreckless with them), but you have to go well over $2000 to get those. Maybe I'll just buy upgraded grates in a couple years, or, ya know, take care of these ones.
Even taking apart the decade old Sterling, its amazing how well most of the parts have held. Scrub it down, new burners, new igniter, and I'm sure it'll have another decade of cooking ahead of it at my trailer.
I'd love to say I'm looking forward to my next Sterling, but I'm afraid you've built these two far too well, and I doubt I'll need one in 10 years, and maybe not even in 20! I'll have to buy some parts from you, instead. :)
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of
Long term ownership review
I have this same model from 2011 and it still works with no parts replaced over the years. I expect to own it for several more years but the burners show no signs of rusting out yet. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 1 out of
I bought this BBQ when I bought my house, so less then 3 years ago. Besides heating well, stainless has rust marks on it, grills rusted and started peeling last year. My previous one was a Sterling too, that I decided not to move for the 2nd time after 8 years but he was still fairly heating and grills never rusted like that. Not worth paying more, you'll end up getting less for your money.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 2 out of
Il chauffe et cuit bien, mais plusieurs aspects du bbq devront être améliorés. Le système pour diriger le gras de cuisson est vraiment mal fait (le gras sort par des trous de vis ou des fentes et tombe sur mon patio). Faut vraiment mettre la viande TRÈS proche du centre si on veut éviter que ça coule partout. Aussi, les brûleurs sont lent à allumer. J’ai eu des bbq 100x plus cheap qui partait en 0,5 sec. Bref, un peu déçu pour le prix.
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 1 out of
Poor Quality and poor support - Avoid Sterling
I bought this grill a year ago. It came by purolator, box was in perfect condition but the BBQ inside was damaged leaving me to believe it was packaged that way. Big dents in the lid and body. I thought OK well no problem, I bought this because everyone says Onward (which makes this grill provides amazing support) couldn't be more wrong. Called and was told the parts would be there in a few days. 2 weeks later the replacement parts arrived, also arrived damaged due to being packaged completely improperly. Onward refuses to ship me a full new BBQ and Rona wouldn't let me return it. Took over more 4 weeks and several calls to get the parts replaced again.
I've now been using the Grill for 1 year and can tell you the quality to very poor. Starting to rust on the stainless lid, also on the frame. Burners are already rusting out and will probably need replacing next year.
Date published: 2020-05-12