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To me it has seemed Sears is an integral parts of American history. The evolution of Sears from mail order catalogs to little rural outposts to mega-mall anchor stores grew and developed with the desire and the urbanization of American cities. Kenmore as a brand has always been a part of Sears retail stores and the history of Kenmore has matched the speed and technological innovation of urban growth. I have never thought of Kenmore as a great product but it has always been a useful product with up-to-date features and benefits at a low price. Making innovative technology available (whether in bbq grills, dish-washers, irons or clothes washers) at a realistic price has always been the superficial impression of both Sears and Kenmore for me.

In the world of home appliances, Kenmore has become one of America’s favorites. In fact, almost 33% of all American homes contain at least one Kenmore appliance! Since Kenmore’s first appliance emerged in 1927, the Sears brand has continually added to its lines of appliances, which today includes quality barbecue grills. After purchasing a Kenmore grill, you may need to buy replacement parts and Kenmore BBQ grill replacement parts are not always easy to find at the local Sears retailer.

Many of the commonly known branding that we have become familiar with over the years have become too big to remain manufacturers. The philosophical style, design and levels of quality are maintained while actual manufacturing gets sub-contracted out to smaller more able factories. This business model exists across product lines and it makes replacement parts difficult to find because the manufacturer is not always manufacturing the items needed to repair the grill, refrigerator, washing machine, etc.

For many barbecue enthusiasts, convenience is the most important feature when choosing a barbecue grill. If that describes your priorities, then consider a barbecue grill that’s constructed of stainless steel. While such Kenmore grills may have a higher price tag than the imported box store models (and replacement parts), they definitely provide some practical benefits. The stainless steel construction resists corrosion, staining, and rusting. You’ll probably want your barbecue grill to last for several years, and many people believe one way to achieve that goal is to buy a Kenmore grill that’s made of stainless steel. However, the brightly colored Kenmore grills also last because they are coated with porcelain and sealed. Not only is this material built-to-last, but it’s also easier to clean.

Side burners are effective when you need to do some secondary cooking aside from grilling. These burners can be located on the side or back section of the barbecue grill, they have the same function. Yes, if you choose Kenmore barbecue grills with burners, then you’ll potentially have extra spare parts to secure. On the other hand, the burners will add variety to your barbecue grill cooking, allowing you to do multiple types of cooking while using a single appliance. I find that many homeowners rarely use a side burner. However, here in Florida if a hurricane comes through a side burner is worth more than gold when the electric goes out.

One of the latest technologies for burners is the infrared sear zone. This technology provides an optimum amount of direct heat for searing steaks and locking-in moisture. Infrared burners are fairly new to barbecue grills, but they can definitely make cooking with your grill more effective.

An electric ignition is crucial if you want to limit the number of hassles that you encounter when firing up your barbecue grill. It can be somewhat embarrassing when you have guests and you’re unable to use your grill because it won’t start. While the parts needed for the electronic ignition are more complex than the standard variety, this feature is certainly worthwhile. With the touch of a button you can start grilling away!

Kenmore barbeque models have varying grill parts including diffe 00004000 rent materials used for the cooking grates. Of all the grill parts cleaned and maintained the cooking grid gets the most attention. If your grill’s grid is porcelain coated, then you may need to replace it soon after buying the grill. As porcelain gets cleaned and scraped the coating will wear away and the steel within will begin to rust. Look for cooking grates that are sturdy, and resistant to rust and stains. Stainless steel grids are certainly the best ones that you can choose although many grillers choose cast iron for its heat conducting properties. Buying a barbecue grill with an inferior grid isn’t worth the money you’d save. After factoring in the hassles of cleaning or replacing the grid, you’ll realize that such grids simply aren’t worthwhile. No one likes the crunchy taste of rust.

“H” burners are the most common type found on Kenmore gas barbecue grills at Sears. As you might guess, they resemble the letter “H” (that’s lying on its side). The oval-shaped burner is another common type found on Kenmore’s grills. Meanwhile, more intricate shapes include “bar”, “figure 8” and “bowtie” burners. Another type of burner has an individual burner for individual controls on the grill. These are referred to as “tube”, “rail”, or “pipe” burners. These burners tend to be straight since they only heat a single section of the barbecue grill. Burners are generally stainless steel, aluminized steel or cast iron and have the same strengths and weaknesses of these materials on cooking grates. Keep the ports clean and they will provide an even heat.

The infrared burner is more intricate than one found on a traditional barbecue grill. Due to the more complex mechanisms, the cost of replacement parts will also be higher. But if you want your grill to heat hotter it’s a wise choice. When you need extremely hot temperatures, the infrared burners are your best bet. If you need a wider range of cooking temperatures, then a traditional burner would be ideal for you as a hybrid with a sear zone and a convectional barbeque area. Infrared burners pressurize the gas to pull more heat from the same gas consumption. It produces an ideal type of heat for cooking.

For over 80 years, Kenmore has been producing quality appliances, including barbecue grills. Remember that the Kenmore grill that you choose will impact which replacement parts you may need in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

    How to store BBq food till next day without freezer or fridge without being spoilt?
    With Ice foam box and ice pack, what the duration to store and change the ice pack?
    Thks and regards.

    • ANSWER:
      that should be fine overnight. As long as the food stays about 40 degrees its ok. The food is cooked so it wont spoil as quick.

    BBQ sauce and Rubs, favorite store bought brands for crunch time?
    I agree, we all make our own BBQ sauce and rubs the best at home or at work, but sometimes you’re in a crunch for time and the grocery store is your best friend, so I would love to hear what YOU buy when you can’t make your own? Or, if it’s a local Rub or Sauce, can you please give me the link to check it out for a future possible purchase? Thanks so much for your answers and time in advance. Happy BBQ’ing to you all!

    • ANSWER:
      Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat BBQ sauce.

      Tom Douglas Rubs.

    If you mix store-bought BBQ sauce and vinegar, would that make a good sauce for pulled pork?
    I’m wondering because the store-bought stuff seems too thick by itself.

    • ANSWER:
      You can mix that BBQ sauce with orange juice also. Makes a nice tangy sauce.

    how do I properly store a 20lb bbq propane tank in the winter?
    it is getting colder and winter is not far away and I want to know how do I properly store a 20lb bbq propane tank in the winter.

    I live in canada and in the city of mississauga
    We dont have our own garage we park our cars in an underground parking garage
    I dont have a bbq cover yet

    • ANSWER:
      Store the cylinder outside in a ventilated unheated area, away from other chemicals or fuels. The valve should have the plastic cap over the outlet to keep insects and debris out.

      It’s also a good idea to place the tank on a block or piece of wood to elevate it a bit and allow air to circulate underneath the footring of the cylinder. If the cylinder rusts in the area of the footring, which is quite common, it may not pass a visual inspection and be able to be filled again. If it already has some rust in this area, sand it lightly and give it quick shot of paint. That’s about it…

      edit: I wouldn’t recommend leaving it connected all winter Dan, There is a spring inside the valve on the tank that applies pressure behind the seat. Leaving it in the holder on the barbecue is perfectly fine, but I would rather see the regulator detached from the tank and the valve capped.

      One of the worst things I see done, is cylinders sitting in the grass. That moisture rusts the footring area in no time and shortens the life of it considerably. In the holder on the BBQ it is in the open air…perfect place to store it!

    What is the best store bought BBQ sauce?
    Going to be grilling some ribs today. Don’t want to ruin them with some nasty sauce. I need something I can find in the US at walmart or a regular grocery store?

    • ANSWER:
      Famous Dave’s is good, especially Devil’s Spit (if you’re up to a little heat). I don’t think any sauce would ruin them, but just to be sure to taste it before you start slathering it on the meat!

    Anyone know what I can add to store bought bbq sauce to jazz it up?
    I have Open Pit BBQ sauce and want to add a lil sumthin to change it up a lil bit.
    I am using the sauce on some Pork Ribs

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is you got Open Pit. I can’t figure out why folks buy things they have to fix. Women buy clothes the go home and cut and sew them. Corona is so bad, people have to put limes in it just to make it drinkable.

      Try the Blaze Orange flavor of Demon Pig BBQ Sauce listed here and you will be one happy cooker.

      Happy BBQ

    Which store-bought bbq sauce doesn’t taste like ketchup?
    I want bbq sauce for ribs which tastes really good, even spicy, but does not taste like ketchup. I hate the taste of ketchup in sauces. So just wondering what can you buy at the local food store which tastes really really good on ribs?
    The last one I bought was “Bulls Eye” by Kraft. Yuck
    Thank Angel! Great idea! I think I can find one like that. Yay.
    Thanks everyone! I’ll pick up some Sweet Baby Rays on my next visit to the U.S.A.

    • ANSWER:
      I always made my own until I tried Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce. I love it. There are several flavors and I like them all. I can’t imagine how Kraft, Open Pit, or many of the others can stay in business. They taste like crap.

    How to store uncooked bbq food in foambox and ice without being spolit?

    • ANSWER:
      you’ve all the necessary things, next is to just use your hands.

    Is it safe to store BBQ propane tank in closet indoor away from heat and fire sources?

    • ANSWER:
      No, store it in an outbuilding away from your house..

    Can I use a store bought BBQ sauce to marinate ribs?
    I love Bullseye BBQ sauce and was wondering if I could use it as a sort of marinade for boneless pork ribs before putting them on the grill?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can – but the higher heat can char the BBQ sauce.

    What is the best store bought BBQ sauce for pulled pork?

    • ANSWER:
      Sweet Baby Ray’s brand for sure. I think it is the Honey BBQ one that is sooooooo good. I have to hide the bottle in the fridge near the back to keep my husband from using it on everything, so I can use it in a recipe later on.

    Where can I find a specialty store selling BBQ’s near San Jose, CA?
    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      What kind of BBQ do you want?

      I’d recommend a big green egg.

    Can I make crockpot BBQ chicken with store bought BBQ sauce?
    If so….how would I do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but remember it is stronger and more concentrated already. I made pulled pork, then added the Kraft bbq sauce, diluted with broth, water is fine, too, to thin it and make it less pungent. It was delish!

    If I mix spiced rum with store bought Korean honey BBQ sauce, will it make a good marinade for short ribs?
    I’m getting ready to marinade these short ribs and I’m trying a new BBQ sauce for the marinade. When I smell the BBQ sauce I can just imagine it would taste good with a spiced rum like Sailor Jerry’s. I’m not interested in making my own marinade today because I’m supposed to be trying this BBQ sauce. Just looking to see if anyone has attempted this and if so what the results were.

    • ANSWER:
      don’t just think about it!! DO IT!! also add some tea to your marinade! tea contains tannin which is a ;natural tenderizer. It doesn’t add any flavor but does add some color if used alone to the gravy or au jus. Alcoholic beverages are also a good tenderizer!!

    Is it illegal to have a car wash & bbq in another store’s parking lot?
    Me & a whole bunch of friends would like
    to do this. is it illegal?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know about illegal but you should at least have permission from the store owner.

    What dessert should I bring to a bbq that can be store bought and does not need to be refrigerated?

    • ANSWER:
      Brownies or cookies are good. Donuts are good for dessert.

    What is the best store bought bbq sauce for grilling?
    primarily for ribs and chicken
    can anyone tell me if it available at normal grocers in NC?
    sweet baby rays that is

    • ANSWER:
      love sweet baby ray’s. I mix a little frank’s red hot in there too

    What is your favorite brand of store bought BBQ sauce. I’d love?
    to find a really good brand.

    • ANSWER:
      My favorite is Sweet Baby Ray’s and A1. I would recommend just Sweet Baby Ray’s. But I also like A1 too. It also depends on how YOU like it. other people have other opinions.

      Hope I Helped!

    with so many recipes for marinades, can you just use bbq sauce from the store and cook just as good chicken?
    on a grill.

    • ANSWER:
      you surely can do just as well with a store bought bbq sauce.

    Where should I store the gas canister for my BBQ?
    I have put my gas canister in the garage which is just used for storage but the boiler is also in there.
    On the guidelines it says to store the canister in a cool place outside. If I put it outside, it will get hot in the sun. Do I need a shed??? But then they get boiling hot on a sunny day.

    Please can anyone advise where I should store my gas canister safely
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      They don’t get hot enough, even in the sun all day, to be any problem. If you look at any bottled gas depot you’ll see thousands of the things out in racks in full sunlight. If you’re any good at DIY you may like to make it a little “hutch” to make it neater. That’s what I’d do anyway, a neat little hutch for the bbq and cylinder and make a feature of it with a planter or two.

    How I get my home-made BBQ patented, labeled, packaged etc. and on the shelves of a store?
    Any ideas? I am starting from scratch. Should I just go to a grocery store and talk to a manager? Should I try getting it into a restaurant? I have the recipe down and it is very easy and cheap to make.

    • ANSWER:
      To get it patented, you can either file the patent application yourself at the patent office, or hire a patent attorney to help you. The advantage of using a patent attorney is that they are familiar with the process, and can help you draft your patent claims tightly so that others can’t infringe on your invention and get away with it.

      There’s an explanation of the patent process, and how patents protect your rights at

    Online BBQ Store….!?
    Which is best online chicken and BBQ store you guys know?? And will they provide shipping in Orange City?

    • ANSWER:
      none sorry

    What are some good store-bought vegetarian (or vegan) bbq sauces?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, most BBQ spices are okay for vegans, but of course, always be a label checker.

      I put BBQ sauce on my veggie chick’n sometimes, tastes rather yummy.

    What is a dish I can make for a BBQ that I can make 24 hours ahead of time and store in a cooler?
    I don’t want to make a dessert…I want something like a salad or a side that I can make Friday night, and I will be able to serve it Saturday night. We are going to my Uncle’s house in the mountains and camping out in his yard, so I will have to keep in in my cooler until the bbq (I’m counting on his fridge being full of food)


    • ANSWER:
      potato and pasta salads taste better when they have had time to sit.

    What I your favorite store bought BBQ sauce?

    • ANSWER:
      KC Masterpiece

      Although now that I read some of the others Sweet Baby Rays is really good too.

    What store sells the ronco rotisserie & BBQ oven?
    I’m looking for an off-the-counter Ronco Rotisserie Oven because most of them you normally have to buy online. Stores near me are Walmart, Target, Kmart, Mervyns, Macy’s….and even Sears but any suggestions or does anyone know of one for sure. I need it by tomorrow morning.

    • ANSWER:
      Target sometimes has it. Sears will have it at times as well.

    What’s the best tasting BBQ sauce you can buy at the local store?
    please help.. too lazy to make my own.
    Not a big fan of KC masterpiece..

    I like spicy over sweet.

    • ANSWER:
      The two best brands of bbq sauce out on the market now are Bull’s Eye and Kraft.

    Quick, can I have an idea for a tasty unique burger before a store run for a bbq?
    Thanks a ton!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ingredients for Italian Burger Recipe

      Approximately 1 pound ground beef
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      2 tablespoons butter, melted
      1 1/2 teaspoons salt
      1 teaspoon black pepper
      1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves (or 1 teaspoon fresh finely chopped basil)
      1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

      Mozzarella or Provolone
      Preheat barbecue grill to medium heat
      Mix herbs, seasonings and butter into the ground beef until it is evenly blended.
      Divide into four portions and form each portion into a firm patty.
      Cook over medium heat on the barbecue until cooked to appropriate temperature (160 degrees for medium).
      If desired, top with slices of cheese, when the burgers are almost done cooking for cheeseburgers.
      Makes 4 good sized burgers. Serve on hamburger buns or on sliced italian bread

    BBQ Sauce Add-ins? I am going to take a store-bought sauce and add some extras in it to make it more yummy..?
    anyone have any ideas? I like more of a sweet sauce… i was thinking… brown sugar… liquid smoke… anything else? ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      My father-in-law makes the best BBQ chicken I’ve ever had. He adds brown sugar, molasses and sometimes honey.

    BBQ Sauce, Homemade or Store Bought for Ribs.?
    Pretend I am going to make Pork Ribs which would be your choice? If it is store , what Brand? Homemade, I do not want a Recipe at this time, I would like to know if you main ingredient is catsup?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, I can’t resist this question.
      Catsup is the main ingredient for any tomato BBQ sauce. But then there are mustard based sauces and in NC we have our famous vinegar sauces. All the sauces have vinegar in them but here in NC, its spicy and thin.
      If I had my preference I would make my own sauce, but I have also been known to doctor up a store bought sauce.
      At the BBQ joint I work at we use our sweet tomato sauce in lots of our special sauces as well. We have been working on a strawberry-jalapeno that is so good with some tomato BBQ sauce thrown in. I also love this ancho-ginger sauce we make and our famous sauce is blueberry-chipotle. No one could ever make that sauce because a primary ingredient is our Tom Q.
      As the owner of my restaurant says “fruit is a natural pairing for pork” so just go crazy!

    tried to grill jalapeno on BBQ. I wanted to get the spice out.bought some from store grilled. how do u do it?
    how do you get the spice out????thanks
    they had a little heat. the pepper was not taken apart.. there were seeds veins etc.

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re asking how to remove some of the heat from a jalapeno, you have to remove the seeds and veins from the insides of them. Doesn’t matter if you roast them first. The cooking method doesn’t remove the heat. Removing the seeds and veins does.

    What is the Best BBQ sauce that can be purchased at a normal grocery store?
    …In your opinion

    • ANSWER:
      K.C Masterpiece or Bullseye

    If a local grocery store is perparing salads and BBQ beef without a permit how does a person report this?
    I am worried about cross contamination with the meat department and salad preparations.

    • ANSWER:
      In most areas you don’t need a permit to prepare these foods unless the beef needed to be cooked. If it is prepared bbq beef that only needs to be reheated a permit is not usually necessary.

    I am canning a home made BBQ sauce…can I use store bought ketchup for my recipe?
    please advise

    also, i followed my instructions for pear rasberry jam and it didnt set…there was more fruit than the recipe called for at the end, i had a lot left over so i am thinkingt i just didnt have enough pectin, so tomorrow i will re boil it and add another 3 oz pack of pectin…the apple jelly set perfect! So please advise on the jam and the BBQ SAUCE…TY

    • ANSWER:
      yeah i make jam all the time and when i first tried to make it mine did the same thing so i just added more until it set! and the ketchup you can because its way to hard to make it by hand so yeah that should be fine!

    we are having abig bbq on sunday and i want to chop the onions before, what is the best way to store them?

    • ANSWER:
      zip-lock bag

    What store (like walmart/ food lion) sells SWEET BABY RAY’S BBQ sauce?

    yeah, I am in South carolina.

    • ANSWER:
      I find it at Wal-Mart, love some Sweet Baby Ray’s.

    Any opinions on Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ in Denton, TX?

    • ANSWER:
      I like it. It’s traditional BBQ with beef, poultry, and pork options. They also have AMAZING breakfast tacos. I have been to the one in Denton many times, as well as a few others in the state (Waco, Austin ) and most of them seem to be pretty comparable to each other.

    rib sauce. what kind of preserves would you use to mix with a store bought bbq sauce?

    • ANSWER:
      many fruits are commony mixed with different BBQ sauces


      all would go very well with BBQ sauce

    Is there a BBQ sauce that really captures the Kansas City BBQ style that you can buy online or at the store?

    • ANSWER:
      Big Al’s K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce
      “This is a Kansas City-style sauce that I make in my restaurant. It is sweet and smoky with a little bite.”

      INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
      2 cups ketchup
      2 cups tomato sauce
      1 1/4 cups brown sugar
      1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
      1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
      4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke
      2 tablespoons butter
      1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
      1/2 teaspoon onion powder
      1/4 teaspoon chili powder
      1 teaspoon paprika
      1/2 teaspoon celery seed
      1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
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      In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke and butter. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper.
      Reduce heat to low, and simmer for up to 20 minutes. For thicker sauce, simmer longer, and for thinner, less time is needed. Sauce can also be thinned using a bit of water if necessary. Brush sauce onto any kind of meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

      Also against my better judgement I have to hand it to one of my competitors in the business Gates BBQ sauce is some of the best out there and you can order online from him.

    I need to find a store were they sell Bonton BBQ corn chips in chesapeake, portsmouth, norfolk ,va beach, va ?
    As a child I loved to eat Bonton BBQ corn chips and chips and I cant find a store In Chesapeake, Portsmouth, va beach or norfolk virginia that sells them if you know please let me know were, I found the company that makes them in Philadephia but they charge by the bulk

    • ANSWER:
      Macro in Portsmouth

    Is there a BBQ sauce that really captures the Texas BBQ style that you can buy online or at the store?

    • ANSWER:
      Iron Works in Austin is truly the best Texas BBQ I’ve ever had. We’re in Austin every couple of months, and we pick some up, but you can buy it online. SO good, and not like any other. VERY Texas!

      Hope you enjoy!

    I have been given a bbq (no gas bottle). Should i use swap’n’go, or buy a new one from a hardware store?

    • ANSWER:
      We brought our own bottle and after moving to an area that didn’t have easy-access to fill it, ended up doing the old “swap’n’go.

      It’s cheaper if you own your own, but reality is that if you run out or are low, and want to BBQ, it’s easier to run to the closest place to fill up.

      And unless you BBQ ALL the time, you won’t run out any time soon!

      Happy Q’in!

    Can I have your receipe for homemade BBQ sauce?
    I´m making ribs for my husband tonight, and hate store bought BBQ sauce-can I have your receipe?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are short on time for the future, try KC Masterpiece, the Orginal Recipe. It is great, and you can even change it up by adding to it if you wish.

    What’s your fave store-bought BBQ sauce?

    • ANSWER:
      I go to the 99 cents only store and buy a large bottle for 99. Go home and add more catsup, peppers, onions, mustard, brown sugar, to taste, garlic POWDER, horseradish, a little smoke–Simmer for 1 hour, covered–Makes 2 bottles with your choice of predominance and items you probably have at home anyway—-

    What is a good dinner to bbq? im going to the store tonight?

    • ANSWER:
      Do a nice beef steak, cut into cubes and put on a skewer, along w/ onions and mushrooms. Grill to med-rare (or whatever doneness you like)

      Zucchini and yellow summer squash are also good split in half, brushed w/ EVOO, sprinkled w/ kosher salt, pepper, and dry basil, and grilled for just a bit. You want them to remain crisp-tender.

    best Store bought bbq is what in your opion?

    • ANSWER:
      Dinosaur BBQ

    What’s your favorite store bought BBQ sauce?

    • ANSWER:
      Sweet Baby Rays
      Its inexpensive and very versatile too
      It comes in several varieties but I usually just get the “original”

    Wheres a good place to buy a bbq grill? online? store?
    under 0.

    • ANSWER:
      The best place is locally.

      That way, if you have any problems, you can go back to the store and have it serviced.

      Missing parts? The Store can intervene for you with the Manufactorer. Or, you can have it assembled there and brought home, or delivered.

      Anyways, its always best to support your local store, establishment and home town with taxes and you support the work force, by buying locally.


    I am looking for any grocery store that sells the Hornes BBQ sauce, anywhere from Kingston ontario to Toronto?

    • ANSWER:
      google it

    Thou Shalt NOT use thy Tin Foil HAt to store BBQ left overs in the Fridge!!!?
    This is the Eleventh TFH Commandments as given to and transcribed by my Disciple Mr Jingles the Mouse.

    I understand some Tin Foil HAtters have been breaking this fundimental rule so I thought I’d better restate it!!

    • ANSWER:
      Can i use it for buttered toast?

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