Created by the well known company in North America, the Monarch gas grills are well-built simple grilling machines. The Monarch series has two models, the Monarch 340 and the Monarch 320, which we’ll analyze in this review and whose features you can easily compare in the table below.
Cooking Performance & Features
The three primary burners of the Broil King Monarch gas grills can generate up to 30,000 BTUs. The amount of power is low compared to other grills, but is close to the power generated by other grills with a similar, not very large, size. Having a low number of BTUs has its advantage in the amount of gas used and if the cooking space is enough for your needs, it is really not a problem.
In addition to its primary burners, a stainless-steel 10,000 BTUs side burner is available on the Monarch 340 gas grill. It is large enough to accommodate saute pans as well as sauce pans and may come in handy for creating side dishes or sauces, while allowing you to conveniently complete cooking process at one time in one place.
The primary cooking area of the Broil King Monarch gas grills is 350 sq. in. and the warming rack area measures 170 sq.in. The total cooking area of 500 sq.in. is pretty small and if you are hosting a large backyard barbecue party, your guests might have to wait longer for their food to be done. Similar size alternatives, but with a little more cooking space would be the Weber Spirit gas grills or the Broil King Signet gas grills.
The cooking grates are made of heavy-duty cast iron. Cast iron retains heat very well, so you’ll be able to get those beautiful sear marks on your steak.
The Broil King Monarch gas grills are available as natural gas or liquid propane fueled units. Natural gas fueled models have a great advantage as you don’t need to worry about refilling the tank and are quickly becoming a popular alternative.
Each of the Broil King Monarch gas grills feature a rust proof cast aluminum cook box, powerful Dual-Tube™ burners and durable stainless steel components. The grills also come with stylish chrome painted steel drop-down side shelves with integrated tool hooks and a door designed for easy access to the propane tank.
The lid on the Broil King Monarch series is made of aluminum with a stainless steel insert. The stainless steel insert is resistant to rust, and the aluminum helps make this gas grill very light. It only weighs 95 pounds, which is one of the lightest gas grills we reviewed. It’s also quite small, measuring 59 inches high (with the lid open), 54 inches wide and 22 inches deep. The low weight and the 7″ wheels with decorative grey accent and 2.5″ locking casters makes moving the grill into the right spot a breeze.
Help & Support
If in need for help, you can easily find it on the Broil King website. On the company website you can find product specifications, user manuals and a useful F.A.Q. section which even contains video answers to your most common questions. You can always contact customer support for additional questions. We were pleased with the friendly and informative interaction we had with the customer support team of Broil King.
The Monarch Gas Grills are covered by a Lifetime Warranty on the Therma-Cast™ aluminium oven, 5 years on the stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burner system and 2 years on all remaining parts and paint.
If you don’t have a lot of space, or if you are going to move your grill around a lot, then the Broil King Monarch gas grills might be your best option. It has a lightweight frame and a small footprint. This compact gas grill doesn’t have a lot of firepower, but it will work fine for a small gathering or a family dinner. However, if your planning on hosting large barbecue parties, then you might want to check out some of the larger gas grills available.
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Broil King Monarch 320 Gas Grill
Broil King Monarch 340 Gas Grill