Why America’s Original Grill Company Remains An Industry Leader

David Hochman

Modern Home Products created the first backyard gas grill for consumers in 1960, and the company remains an old-fashioned American standard in the best sense. While other grill companies outsource production to China, MHP continues casting its units in the Midwest and crafting each grill at its factory in Antioch, Illinois, at a level of quality you just don’t find with other mass-market grills in this price range.

“A level of quality you just don’t find with other mass market grills in this price range.”

For weeks, I scoured big-box stores and review sites for a grill to replace my rusted-out old Weber. I wanted a workhorse that could withstand the heat and sun of Southern California and handle year-round chicken and ribs (this is L.A., after all). I also didn’t want to re-mortgage the house to afford it.

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