Modern Home Products

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.

Walter Koziol, a US Marine Corps staff sergeant who served in WWII, founded Modern Home Products in the 1950s and shot to success with gas products — residential lighting and eventually grills — under the names Charmglow and Perfect Host. Those early grills pioneered elements still in use today. The round steel shape gave way to MHP’s rectangular design with a hinged lid (better for efficient heat distribution). The painted cast aluminum made the units weather resistant. Over the years, the company added improvements like an H-shaped steel burner for even cooking, and exteriors impervious to rust. After Koziol’s death in 2000, a new generation took over, and the Koziol family still runs the company every day, running day-to-day operation and design.

Each MHP Grill is customized for you. Choose from a variety of grill heads, bases, and cooking surfaces to get the exact grill that fits into your family and lifestyle. The grills shown are some on the more popular styles, please visit our store to customize your MHP grill your way.

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