PDB Tested: Marine Kettle 2

January 2013 PDB Tested Brady L. Kay

We have reviewed the Monterey Gas Grill for PDB TESTED section. I really love that grill from Magma Products and I heard back from others that do too. I also received some feedback from our readers who were asking if we had a chance to test something a little smaller. Your patience has paid off.

Between the two, I'd probably recommend the Monterey over this Marine Kettle 2. The reason is simple, I'm a big guy and I like the extra grilling space. But at the same time, I completely understand why someone would prefer the round version, especially when you factor in the price difference.

At 15-inches in diameter, there is plenty of room to cook up some burgers or whatever your heart desires. The swiveling bracket that I used is sold separately because of the variety of boats that this grill could be used on. So just be sure to purchase a bracket when you order. And on your next grocery run, stop and get a disposable one pound fuel container so you'll have everything you'll need to get started.    

On the JC SportToon 23 test boat, I decided to mount the grill on the rail by the rear entry. This gave me plenty of room to cook, but it did limit my access to the stern. I used the Bulk Head or Flat Rail Mount from Magma and it worked great on this pontoon. Even while cruising at speeds over 35 mph, the grill was just fine. It was just as easy to disassemble too and it cleaned up quickly. Plus any fear that I had of dripping grease on my carpet was put to rest, I had zero problems.  

You can call or go online to find the nearest dealer. On the average, the Marine Kettle 2 retails for $214.99 and it will pay for itself this year if you get one coming right now. 

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