Napoleon Ultra Chef Grills Review

Napoleon grills have a well deserved reputation for being long lasting, durable products and the Napoleon Ultra Chef gas grills are no different. The grills have a lifetime warranty, a stainless-steel construction, nice versatility and features. Even though they lack in power and cooking space, the Ultra Chef gas grills are suited for smaller spaces and should complement your backyard ensemble quite well. There are five models in the Napoleon Ultra Chef series which we’ll review next and you can easily compare models in the table below.

Cooking Features

All Napoleon Ultra Chef gas grills are equipped with three stainless-steel primary burners, which can generate up to 45,000 BTUs. This is a lot of power for the size of these grills. An infrared rear rotisserie burner is also available on three of the Napoleon Ultra Chef models (the U405RB, UD405RSB and UP405RB). This is a great feature on this type of gas grill, extending its capabilities. A 10,500BTUs side burner is available as an extra option on all models. It’s a nice feature which enables more cooking in the same time.

Considering the primary burners, the infrared rotisserie burner and the optional side burner the total power of the Napoleon Ultra Chef gas grills can get up to 69,500 BTUs. The total cooking space of the Napoleon Ultra Chef gas grills is 570, with 405 primary cooking space and 165 warming rack space. The Ultra Chef gas grills are designed to fit in smaller spaces and even if the cooking space may seem small compared to other grills, it is still enough for cooking several items at once. The cooking grates are made of porcelain-coated cast iron, great for retaining heat while preventing food from sticking to the grill.

Small features like the built-in heat gauge, side shelf space and tool hooks make cooking easier.


The Napoleon Ultra Chef gas grills are available as liquid propane or natural gas fueled units. A 10-feet flexible hose is included with the natural gas fueled units. For LP fueled ones, the 20-lb. propane tank is not included. This fuel versatility is great in a grill, especially as today, natural gas grills are becoming more popular. Once installed, you no longer have to worry about gas level and trips to the gas station for filling the depleted propane tank.


Built with high quality materials, stainless steel resistant to wear and rust, the Ultra Chef grills can stand up to extreme weather conditions such as high heat and salty sea air and will be with you for a long time.

The locking casters and wheels makes moving easy.

Help & Support

All Napoleon grills come with a limited lifetime warranty, which should make you feel confident in using your equipment for a long time. The primary burners are covered by a lifetime warranty and most of the other parts of the grill are covered by a two-years warranty. This type of warranty is common for most of the gas grills. There is excellent support for the Napoleon grills online. You can find product manuals, videos and a comprehensive FAQ section. Also the company can be easily contacted by phone or email.


Even if the cooking space is a bit limited, the powerful burners, lots of features and fuel versatility, make the Napoleon Ultra Chef grills a great option for patios, pawns or even balconies with limited space, being able to satisfy most of the barbecuing needs. Powerful and built to last, the Napoleon Ultra Chef gas grills can make any grill enthusiast happy.

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Napoleon Ultra Chef UD 405RSB Gas Grill








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