The Apex (BH421SS5)

The Apex (BH421SS5)

Overall product rating 4.5 out of 5.0 (12 reviews).

Highlighting the NEW grills from Holland, The APEX is constructed Stainless Steel for long life and top performance. The cabinet design with access door makes it easy to get to the LP tank and allows room for storage of BBQ tools.


Product features for The Apex (BH421SS5) include:

  1. Towell-bar Stainless Steel handle for easy lifting
  2. Stainless Steel cooking grid is guaranteed for the life of the grill
  3. NuStone side shelves safe for direct food contact
  4. Woodchip drawer for smoking
  5. Rotary spark ignition system for easy lighting(1 YEAR WARRANTY)
  6. Smooth powder-coated textured steel cabinet for a classy look and easy cleaning
  7. Convenient front-door access with utensil storage on the door
  8. Heavy-duty casters (two locking) for easy moving on the deck
  9. Solid one-piece steel base
  10. Complete warranty info

Other features not shown--Grill temperature thermometer in the lid; Back panel for extra sturdiness and a finished look; Aluminum, no-rust drip pan
A note about Stainless Steel: You might notice in your research that our stainless grill uses 14,000 BTU's and the aluminum grills are set for over 20,000 BTU. For an explanation of this, we sought out the advice of our crack service department technical advisors. Here's what they say: "BTU rating are simply a calculation based primarily on gas pressure & orifice size, or the amount & type of gas burning per hour. (heat output per hour). Since stainless steel retains heat better than the other grill materials, it requires less gas to heat SS grills to the same temperature, therefore SS grills are intentionally designed with a slightly smaller orifice in the gas valve than black grills. You could say that SS grills get better "gas mileage" than black grills. All full sized Holland grills, no matter which material, are designed to heat to the SAME temperature. It is TEMPERATURE that cooks your food, not BTU's." Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks Dan!


Product specifications for The Apex (BH421SS5)...

BTU'S: 14,000
Cooking Hours: 21 per 20lb Tank
Shelf-to-Shelf Width: 49 1/2"
Height: 48"
Depth: 24"
Cooking Grid Dimensions: 24 5/16" x 16 3/8"
Shipping Weight: 122 lbs
The Apex is now shipped partially assembled in two boxes per grill. 20 lb LP cylinder not included. Easily converted to Natural Gas. Other patents pending.
Approved Orifice Sizes: Propane #57 Nat. Gas #53

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Customer reviews for The Apex (BH421SS5)
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by: simon pilikian
Date: June 28, 2016
State: NY

If you are buying this bbq for grilling arm yourself with a lot of patience. It takes long time to grill food with it.Although as a lot of reviews mention it does grill well the burner is not strong enough to create this intense heat you are looking for.It grills very slowly whichin some case could be great but other times can be mind numingly slow.
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by: wayne volz
Date: June 14, 2016
State: KY

I love the grill and I love how it cooks. I would recommend the grill to anyone. However, I have had a couple issues that I did not expect this early. I've had two issues with mine. The automatic igniter broke one year in and my knob on the sear mate that selects Hi and Low does not work right. I have to pull off the knob and use my finger to get it on.
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by: Fred
Date: February 25, 2016
State: AR

I bought my Apex around 8 years ago. It cooked terribly slow when it was new. I contacted the seller and supposedly he had contacted the sales rep. He told me it was working normally. I finally decided to contact Holland Grills Co in NC after 8 years and they immediately sent parts to fix the problem. It is working great now!! I just wish I had went this route 8 years ago. It use to take 40 minutes to just heat to the green, now it is at 400 degrees in 4 minutes and continues to climb. Thanks again Tommy at Holland Co. Now my grill is as great as it was suppose to be!!
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by: Tom Missler
Date: February 24, 2016
State: IN

I bought one of these grills in 2010. I live in Indiana and use it year round, rain, snow, heat whatever. This is absolutely the best product I have ever bought. Not just the best grill, best PRODUCT. It works perfectly every time. I love that I am able to put on the steaks, set a timer and go inside and cook the rest of the meal, come out and flip the steaks, reset the timer and have the entire meal ready without having to babysit the grill or worry about hot spots. I know the grills aren't cheap, but they are definitely worth every penny.
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by: Clinton Crump
Date: October 24, 2015
State: TX

I could not be happier; I bought this unit and it has served me exceptionally well and NO MORE BURNT MEAT. I have saved a fortune in perfectly cooked meats verses other grills in my history. Do yourself a HUGE favor, and buy on of these grills; you will not be sorry.
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by: Jim Cullman, AL
Date: August 02, 2015
State: AL

Seven years in the humidity of the south and it still looks and cooks like new. I had gone through 3 expensive grills in the year before I bought the Apex. Y'all can have all the Weber and other grills out there. I'll keep my Apex till I die!
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by: Tim
Date: April 11, 2015
State: LA

Bought this grill last weekend and love it! I was tired of the regular gas grills that you end up throwing away after 2 years so decided to spend the extra money and give it a shot. This thing is the easiest grill to cook on! I hate grills that you have to stand over with a spray bottle of water just to put the grease fire out. Not this one! No flareups anymore. I was able to get 12 month same as cash financing so the cost is spread out over time. I figure I'll save money each month by cooking more so in my opinion it it should even out to cost of a throwaway grill. I converted to natural gas too which makes it nice not having to refill bottle. I read a few reviews about some grills not getting hot enough in winter but I'm in the south so that shouldn't be an issue. Great Job Holland!!
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Date: October 18, 2014
State: KY

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by: Tom
Date: August 04, 2014
State: OK

Had my Apex grill for over 4 years. They say a dog is Man's best friend; no, it is the Apex grill if the Man enjoys grilling. The number one reason this grill out performs any other grill is because it is in Made in the USA! Excellent company - Excellent grill!
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by: Eric Lofgren
Date: April 06, 2014
State: WI

The entire Holland Line except for the Maverick we have owned. We currently own four Holland grills. And we gave our daughter one for Christmas, my father-in-law a Companion a few years back. My first Holland that we bought was after the Wisconsin State Fair backyard cookout demo. I'm guessing 10-12 years ago. I have had zero trouble with any of them, it is the only clean, healthy, flare up free grill that we have cooked with. I do a lot of grilling 12 months out of the year, even in the cold Wisconsin weather. Our stove in the house is rarely used. We are so spoiled cooking for ourselves, burgers, chicken, turkey, any pork or pulled pork, roasts and my specialty is prime rib and steaks. Our children's friends love coming over for the burgers, they are the best. The cooking technology is perfect and you won't replace these grills for twenty years or more as I see no deterioration. Buy a Holland Grill there great!!
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by: Larry Pfeifer
Date: January 12, 2014
State: CA

Had the Apex for 7 years. Have used it every week in Southern and Northern Ca in outdoor temps from 90 to below freezing. Looks brand new and no repair issues whatsoever. Best part is it cooks the same (perfectly) every time and doesn't use much fuel. Have read some reviews about slower than expected cooking which I have also experienced. Turned out it was either spider webs in the gas orifice or the air regulator needed adjustment. Both issues are covered in the owner's manual and easily corrected. Worth every penny.
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by: simon
Date: October 21, 2013
State: VT

This is the slowest cooking grill I have ever had. I looked at the video from youtube was very excited to buy it but now I regret my move. 14000 btu does not do the job in cold weather temperature

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