The inexpensive Brinkmann 810-2410-SB ranks below several more expensive Weber grills in a comparison test, but outperforms several grills that cost significantly more. Its durability is also a question mark, but it gets very good scores for cooking at high temperatures and indirect cooking, and one expert notes that despite its "low-quality material and lightweight construction," the 810-2410-SB offers lots of versatility for the price. Some users complain that the grill parts were dented, scratched, warped or otherwise damaged when the grill arrived, even though the box they came in was still sometimes in good shape.
Still, the Brinkmann 810-2410-SB is feature-laden for its price, with four stainless-steel burners, a side burner, and a warming rack. It includes a cart with a flip-out accessory rack; there's even a bottle opener. A similar but somewhat more basic Brinkmann grill, the 810-3420-W, is available at Walmart.com. If you're willing to spend more, the three-burner Weber Spirit E-310 (*Est. $500) doesn't have as many extra features as the Brinkmann grill, but it does come with a reputation for durability.
We found professional evaluations of the Brinkmann 810-2410-SB on ConsumerReports.org, About.com, and Good Housekeeping. User comments at Walmart.com address overall performance and potential problems with long-term use.
ConsumerReports.org puts gas grills through rigorous testing, rating them for performance at various temperatures, convenience, and more. The Brinkmann 810-2410-S (essentially the same as the 810-2410-SB) is included in the latest ratings chart, which ranks more than 100 gas grills based on testing results.
Review: Gas Grills, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2012
In his review of the Brinkmann 810-2410-S, the About.com guide to barbecues and grilling describes it as a "full-feature gas grill at a discount price" offering "lots of versatility in your cooking." However, he notes that it probably won't hold up over the long term because of its "reliance on low quality material and lightweight construction." (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Brinkmann 4-Burner Gas Grill Model #810-2410-S, Derrick Riches
3. Good Housekeeping
This article highlights four gas grills that cost less than $500, all tested by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. The Brinkmann 810-2410-SB is the budget pick. (No model number is given, but we assume from the description and price that it is the 810-2410-SB.) The editors write, "This grill is easy to use and clean and comes with a side burner, a nice extra for the price."
Review: Great Grills (Under $500!), Editors of Good Housekeeping
In over 100 user reviews, the Brinkmann 810-2410-SB scores a 3.8 out of 5 stars overall average rating. Feedback runs the gamut from customers calling it a piece of junk, to others singing its praises as a great value proposition. Longevity is not a strong point, according to owners.
Review: Brinkmann Grill King 4 Burner Gas Grill, Contributors to HomeDeport.com
Nearly 40 consumers review the Brinkmann 810-3420-W, which is very similar to the Brinkmann 810-2410-SB gas grill. They give it an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, and just 68 percent would recommend it to a friend. Several report that the grill arrived with warped, scratched, or dented parts, even when the box those parts came in wasn't damaged at all.
Review: Brinkmann 4-burner Gas Grill With Side Burner, Contributors to Walmart.com