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Brinkmann Portico Electric Grill

The Brinkmann Electric Patio Grill features 266 sq. in. of grilling space and 1,750 watts of power for a spacious and powerful grilling experience. The grill's large side tables offer plenty of extra space for platters and condiments, and the convenient tool hooks helps you keep your grilling utensils handy (utensils not included).
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how close to lexington, ky do you have a Brinkman Portico Collection Electric Grill - Model # 810-9050-SB Store # 403058

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December 3, 2011
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December 5, 2011
The unit will be available by mid or late January and will only be sold through homedepot.com, for any further inquiries regarding this product please contact Brinkmann's Customer Service at 1-800-527-0717.

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Does this grill require a GFI outlet?

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December 14, 2011
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December 15, 2011
The unit does require a GFI outlet for the heating element. You can also use a CSA or UL - approved 3-prong extension cord that is rated for at least 15 A ; marked suitable for outdoor use.
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What are the demensions for this grill? Height, width and length?

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Naples, FL
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December 25, 2011
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BrinkmannSupport
December 27, 2011
The dimensions for this unit are:

42 inches left to right (side table to side table).

21 inches front to back.

41 inches tall to top of lid (lid closed).
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Can you add lava rock, ceramic briquettes, or wood chips to the grill?

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January 24, 2012
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BrinkmannSupport
January 25, 2012
We don’t recommend using ceramic briquettes or lava rock. Wood chips could be used if they were placed in a metal pan and located close to the electric element. We do not sell a wood chip box specifically designed to fit this grill.
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Could I put a few pieces of regular charcoal on the grill in a small metal pan on lay them on some alumnium foil?

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Lansing, MI
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March 17, 2012
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March 21, 2012
We do not recommend the use of charcoal with this appliance, as stated in the General Warnings section of the Owner’s Manual.
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can I get a strinless strll grate for my grill? The ones that come with grill to hard to clean.

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deltona .fl.
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March 28, 2012
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March 28, 2012
The only cooking grates available will be the original ones that come with the unit.
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This grill operates 1750 Watts on 110 Volts. Could you please give me a Similar model operated in 110 - 240 volts ?? regards .Tito

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tito
Miami.
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May 7, 2012
Brinkmann Portico Electric Grill
Model # 810-9050-SB
Internet # 202974034
Store SKU # 403058
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May 7, 2012
This is the only unit available from Brinkmann at this time.
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you Said : This grill operates 1750 Watts from 120 Volts.

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tito
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May 10, 2012
That it means that operates from 120 Volts to 240 Volts ?? . Regards . Tito
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BrinkmannSupport
May 12, 2012
The Portico electric grill has an element that is designed to operate from 120 volts AC. The plug on the thermostat is the standard 120 volt plug that is used on most electrical products sold in the U.S. (2 flat bladed prongs plus the round ground prong).

When plugged into a 120 volt electrical socket, the heating element will draw 1750 watts which is the amount of electrical power that heats up the grill. This is about the maximum power that can be used from a standard 120 volt electrical outlet without tripping the circuit breaker that protects that outlet. Some hair dryers pull about the same amount of power.

You cannot plug this cord directly into a 240 volt socket (the plug will not fit and it if did, the electric element would be burned out almost immediately).

They do make converters (transformers) that drop the voltage from 240 volts to 120 volts. These converters are normally smaller units that only handle a small amount of power (for traveling, shavers, etc.). If you decided to use a converter (240 volts to 120 volts), it would have to be large enough to handle the 1750 watt power load. It probably needs to handle more power than the 1750 watts for a safety factory.
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Thank you for your Mail. Is there any other Grill that operates either in 120 and 240 Volts. I do not ming about socket .

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tito
Miami
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May 12, 2012
What I mean is if there is another grill that has a converter inside so you can use it either in 120 Volts and 240 Volts. Do you understand my question Know ??? . I tell you this because I already asked that . Please check the old Questions. Thank You.
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BrinkmannSupport
May 15, 2012
We are not aware of any electric grill with a built-in dual voltage (240 volt or 120 volt) option.
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Brinkmann Portico Electric Grill . which one operates from 110 to 240 volts ???

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tito
miami
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May 15, 2012
Yuu say you dont Know any grill operating 110 240 volts : However you said this before. Is this correct ?? This grill perate in 120 to 24o volts ??

This grill operates 1750 Watts on 110 Volts. Could you please give me a Similar model operated in 110 - 240 volts ?? regards .Tito Brinkmann Portico Electric Grill
Model # 810-9050-SB
Internet # 202974034
Store SKU # 403058
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BrinkmannSupport
May 18, 2012
As stated before, this grill comes with a 120 volt AC electric element designed to operate from a standard United States wall receptacle. The electric element will use 1750 watts of electricity when connected to 120 volts AC.

It does not have any “switch” or conversion kit included with the grill that allows you to connect the grill to 240 volts AC.

If someone wants to try to use this grill on 240 volts AC, the best option would be to find a converter or transformer that would reduce the voltage from 240 volts to 120 volts. The converter would have to be powerful enough to deliver at least 1750 watts. This type of converter is fairly expensive.

Another option would be to find a heating element designed for 240 volt AC operation that would fit your grill.

Brinkmann does not sell either of the above options (converter or 240 volt heating element).
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Where can I buy a cover for this grill?

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Jim
Florida
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December 11, 2012
Can't find a cover listed on their website
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BrinkmannSupport
December 11, 2012
The cover for this unit is model # 812-9092-S and is sold through Home Depot under sku # 445-884.

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Is this Brinkmann Portico Collection electric grill available. I cannot find it on line.

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December 23, 2012
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BrinkmannSupport
December 26, 2012
Please use the "Check Store Inventory" tab on the right to see if a unit is available at a store near you.

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Heating controller falls out

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cindy
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January 22, 2013
I just assembled the electric grill, and the heating element/dial that is attached to the front of the grill keeps falling out. I cannot see any way to secure the element, it fits just like an electric skillet element with no holders. Any suggestions?
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January 23, 2013
Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-527-0717 for assistance with your inquiry.

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how is set up on inside when putting together for first time

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August 23, 2013
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BrinkmannSupport
August 26, 2013
The firebox for this unit comes pre-assembled from the factory. You will only need to assemble the cart assembly, side tables and hood assembly.

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does the food taste like it would on a gas or propane grill or like on a foreman grill

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paula
pittsburgh
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December 20, 2011
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BrinkmannSupport
December 21, 2011
The flavoring would depend on what type of marinades are used with each type of meat.
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wandulonian
March 25, 2012
I would compare it to gas. Not dry like a foreman because there are no weighted plates.
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Do the sides on this grill fold down?

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Wally
Naples, FL
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December 25, 2011
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parrothead6977
Fort Worth, TX, USA
May 6, 2012
Yes
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BrinkmannSupport
December 27, 2011
The side tables do fold down on each side for this grill model.
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Is this grill 110 to 240 Volts. If not if there any ??

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Mimia
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January 22, 2012
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January 23, 2012
The grill operates from 120 volts, has a 1750 watt heating element.
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Fort Worth, TX, USA
May 6, 2012
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How do I clean the burnt on residue on the stainless steel plate below the grates?

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Canada Bob
Bonita Sprimngs FL
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January 23, 2012
I tried soap & water and scrubbing with a nylon pad & soap ... and neither worked. I then tried a Brillo pad and lots of elbow grease, which removed most of it, but not all. It also took 20 minutes or so ... who would bother after each meal. There must be a simpler way. Heating the BBQ to burn it off also didn't work.
Would it affect the taste of other meals if I left it there?
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DH
April 6, 2012
I'm not too sure about existing burnt residue but I always coat my grills interior with cooking spray. This makes it easier to clean because stuff doesn't stick to whatever you spray with the cooking spray.
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BrinkmannSupport
January 24, 2012
It is not necessary to remove all the residue on the plate after cooking.

A “putty knife” type of product should work ok to remove residue.
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What is the hottest temperature this unit gets?

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Billy
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February 13, 2012
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BrinkmannSupport
February 16, 2012
The cooking temperature at the cooking grates should be close to 450-500 degrees. The lid thermometer should reach around 350 F depending on the outside temperature.
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Undacovamama
Lansing, MI, USA
March 17, 2012
600 Degrees
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Are there any safety issues?

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March 11, 2012
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Undacovamama
Lansing, MI, USA
March 17, 2012
My balcony isn't completely level, so all the grease ran to the right corner instead on in the drip pan, only once when I opened the grill cover it flamed up a little. I moved the meat and the flame went immediately out. So it's a good idea to keep an eye on the grill, especially since I just bought it and have to learn about using an electric grill.
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BrinkmannSupport
March 12, 2012
Operation of this unit with adherence to the instructions contained in the owners manual, will allow for the safe operation of the unit and an enjoyable cooking experience.
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