Recently, I was contacted by the folks at Kuisiware to write-up a BBQ Grill Light Review highlighting the features and benefits of their twin-lamp LED illuminated grill light. Never one to turn down a chance to play with BBQ Grill gadgets, I agreed — so long as they agreed to provide me with one additional BBQ Grill Light to give away for free to one of you. They said yes, I got the two grill lights in the mail, and here you have it. I hope you find this BBQ Grill Light review helpful. If so, please comment below. As a thank you, I am giving away a BBQ Grill Light to one of you who leave a comment below – selected via Random.org. More on that later.
BBQ Grill Light Review
Grilling in the dark is no fun. Well, OK. It’s still fun, but the fun is greatly enhanced by the ability to actually see what you’re grilling. If you’re anything like me you find yourself pushing the timeline a bit when it’s time to eat. This is usually due to having to make a late run to the store, food not being ready for the grill in a timely fashion (meat resting to get to room temp, etc.), or if I’m being honest, a couple of adult beverages getting in the way of being entirely on task.
Whatever the case leading you to that moment when you’ve run out of ambient light, a grill light can really save the day.
BBQ Grill Light Review: Unboxing
The BBQ Grill Light comes with everything you’ll need to get up and running, up to and including the tiny screwdriver and three AA batteries you see in this photo. The instruction sheet provides straight forward and easy to read steps and tips, but you won’t find it necessary to use, at least I didn’t. And hey – dudes don’t use instructions. Right?
One thing you will notice in the instructions is this bit of information (OK, So I read them anyway):
As you’ll note – the light itself is weather resistant, but not weather proof. So, you’ll want to keep your BBQ Grill Light away from the elements when not in use. Thought the light is easy to install and uninstall, it’s just enough of a trick to make it a pain to have to remove it if bad weather comes around.
BBQ Grill Light Review: Warranty Information
The warranty information for the BBQ Grill Light is pretty straight forward.
Honestly, I find that in most cases I can’t be bothered to fill out warranty information on products I don’t spend a ton on. However, it’s probably an area where I should improve. Having the light for only a few days, I haven’t needed to consider the warranty as such. It’s put together pretty well, so I don’t foresee any issues.
BBQ Grill Light Review: Installation and Use
Out of the box, you just need to unscrew the battery compartment (screwdriver provided) and insert the three AA batteries.
TIP: Be sure to push the ribbon you see in the photo above down into the battery compartment prior to inserting the batteries. When you need to pop out the batteries for replacement, it’s as easy as pulling the ribbon. No banging the unit around to try to get them out.
Getting the BBQ Grill Light to fit on the handle of my trusty Char-Broil patio grill was easy. Just unscrew the nut to open up some space, place it on the handle, and screw the nut back down again. Be careful not to over-tighten it.
Once installed, you are ready to rock and roll – darkness be damned! With the lights on, this little guy looks a bit like WALL-E, don’t you think?
So now, on to the cook! The top photo is with the BBQ Grill Light turned OFF, the second is with it turned ON.
Turning the light on is as simple as tapping or just sliding your finger over the on button. It’s not a switch per se, rather it’s a touch sensitive part of the casing. This is cool as it’s not going to get gunked up or break down as switches sometimes can.
I picked up a couple of ribeye steaks for the demo, though they were a bit thinner than I’d like. As such, I didn’t get as much of a sear on them as usual. Even so, you can see the Grillgrates in action as they started to leave their trademark sear lines pretty darned fast! (If you don’t have Grillgrates, you need to get some.) In any case, seasoned simply with Kosher salt and some garlic powder, they turned out great!
BBQ Grill Light Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, I really like the BBQ Grill Light. It comes with everything you need to get going, provides you with a ton of bright and easy to direct light, and won’t break the bank. The LED lights mean that the three AA batteries included with the BBQ Grill Light will likely last you a very long time before you need to replace them. User friendly and environmentally conscious – that’s cool.
Do be sure to remain mindful of the need to keep your grill light out of the elements – either with a grill cover, keeping the grill sheltered, or removing the light. Again – weather proofing the light really is the only area I see for improvement.
NOTE: You may find this exact light for sale on sites like Amazon under different brand names. I emailed Kuisiware about this and this was their response:
Thank you for a wonderful post, we love it! As for your question – there are other brands who are selling basically the same grill light, but we are offering a better deal through our 60-day money back guarantee, a lifetime free replacement warranty and 2 free e-books with each purchase of our product.
That sounds fair enough to me. With so many products being produced overseas these days, it’s no surprise really to see different companies contracting out the same products as other competitors. In fact – this happens a lot with Pellet Smokers using Traeger bodies – as Traeger has passed on from one overseas manufacturer to the other. The bodies of the pellet grills are left with the supplier and then are sold to companies who want to get into the pellet grill business – making tweaks to the chimney or lid and maybe adding a new PID controller. (See my review of the Pellet Pro Grill for more info in this.)
Want to win your own BBQ Grill Light?
As part of this BBQ Grill Light review, I’m giving away one (1) brand new, unopened Kuisiware BBQ Grill Light. To win, simply leave a comment below letting me know what type of grill you have that might be a good fit for using this light. I’ll leave the entries for this contest in effect until August 2, 2015. At that time, I will use the third-party raffle selection service from Random.org to choose a winner.
Please see this link for my reviews criteria and disclosures.