Stainless Steel Gas Grills

Understand the Stainless Steel Quality Used in Grills

Pricing of stainless steel gas grills is a reflection of the quality of the stainless steel. According to, the most significant problem with cheap grills is they often cut on the gauge of the stainless steel used. Cheap grills tend to use thin 430 gauge stainless steel that is not as durable as 304 gauge stainless steel. The 430 gauge is more difficult to weld, and therefore easily rusts or cracks. Sometimes 430 gauge stainless steel is not welded, rather it is bent and held together by screws. The screws themselves are not always stainless, and can rust.

304 gauge stainless steel is higher quality and tends to come at a higher cost. The 304 gauge is more durable and is easier to weld. Although most grills favor the 430 gauge to keep costs down, some grills exist that stand the test of time with the 304 gauge stainless steel.

How to Know Which Grade of Stainless Steel a Grill Uses

The 304 gauge stainless steel contains more nickel and less steel. Magnets will not stick to 304 gauge stainless steel. 430 gauge contains higher amounts of steel. Magnets will stick to the 430 gauge stainless steel.

Visit for more details on the stainless steel used in gas grills. They’ve got almost everything you need to know about stainless steel, from steel thickness, how to clean the stainless steel on your grill to the history of how stainless steel was invented.

MHP Stainless Steel Grills

We tested magnets on MHP stainless steel grills in our showroom. The magnets did not stick to any of the stainless steel covers, fold down shelves or columns that we tested.

Visit Kirley Masonry & Stove Emporium in Mansfield MA to perform your own stainless steel magnet test on MHP grills and discover the grill that will last a lifetime.

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