Weber Q Electric Grills

One of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of barbecue and grilling equipment, Weber creates grills and smokers that have great features and cook beautifully. You can read more about the Weber company here.

The general interest in electric grills is growing due to their ease of use but also because of the increased number of building restrictions banning any type of fire on apartment and condo decks. Weber responds to this demand with its Q Series, which feature two small portable electric grills: the Weber Q 1400 and his big brother, the Weber Q 2400 electric grill. These new 2014 models come to replace the old Q-140 and Q-240 models.

With a dark grey cast aluminum body and glass-reinforced nylon frame, the Weber Q electric grills have an attractive, modern look. As would be expected from a portable indoor grill, the Weber Q grills offer a limited cooking space of 189 square inches on the Q 1400 and 280 square inches on the Q 2400. Most of the electric grills have limited max. temperatures, however the Weber Q series can get up to 500 degrees or more, depending on the ambient temperature, according to Weber. The aluminum retention liners have a great action on preserving temperature. May not seem impressive, but according to customers switching to Weber electric grills, the Qs deliver superior sizzle.

The cooking grates are made of porcelain-enameled cast iron. Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates combine the ease of porcelain-enameled with the superior heat retention of cast-iron. As usual with Weber grills, a removable grease pan is also present. Travelling with the Q grills is easy as the cooking surface is large enough for your needs and, of course, there is electricity available at your destination. As many owners liked their Q grills at home and on the go, Weber created a few larger models, installed on carts. Roller carts can also be purchased separately so that you use your Weber Q grill as a table top grill or mounted to a Weber roller cart with two legs, two wheels, tool hooks and even side-tables.

The Weber Q electric grills are covered by a 5 year limited warranty, as follows:

  • Cookbox – 5 years, no rust through or burn through (2 years on paint excluding fading or discoloration);
  • Lid Assembly – 5 years, no rust through or burn through (2 years on paint excluding fading or discoloration);
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates – 5 years, no rust through or burn through;
  • Plastic Components – 5 years, excluding fading or discoloration;
  • All Other – 2 years.

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Webers are just great grills no matter which one you decide on. The Q series are just neat little grills that are so versatile. I have a huge mega burner rotisserie stainless thing that just sits there now that I have used a Weber Q. They are just simple and don’t require a whole lot of anything to use and clean. Plus you can move them all over easily since they weigh so little. The electric is a great model. The only downside I have found is that… (read more)

The grill heats up quickly and evenly. I assumed that the metal dome top would steam everything rather than provide a true sear to anything. I was extremely surprised when all the chops including the pork belly came out beautifully seared and the fat on the pork belly was perfectly charred to our liking. It was so QUICK!! Honestly it was quicker than our infrared propane grill on the balcony that we use during the summer. You have to keep the lid down and this effectively cooks everything quickly and provides the right amount of heat combined with the awesome grates.
A tiny issue is that cooking surface is a bit small. We had to cook everything in 3 batches. Again, the grill is super quick! There were two pork bellies and 2 odd shaped chops that would fit at a time. If you need a better example: Imagine 6 center cut boneless chops; that is what you can grill at one time on the small surface… (read more)

I’m one of those old die-hard charcoal grilling is the only kind of grilling kind of guys. Propane grills just didn’t have the “flavor” element or history or tradition…or skill. So when I say I was skeptical, I qualify it as a refusal to accept most grilling options except for the coal. This compact electric grill is perfect for urban dwellers who can’t use charcoal on a balcony or small porch area. The amount of smoke and debris is minimal and quite frankly, it does a really nice job of evenly cooking my culinary projects. I’ve grilled all kinds of meat: tri tip, hot dogs, lamb chops, burgers, and of course the occasional veggie as well. Nothing has disappointed me yet! (read more)

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Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

One of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of barbecue and grilling equipment, Weber creates grills and smokers that have great features and cook beautifully. You can read more about the Weber company here.

Smokey Mountain Cookers are Weber’s high quality, charcoal fueled, bullet-shaped smokers. Often seen winning at competitions against commercial cookers, the Smokey Mountain Cookers are easy to use and produce incredible results.

The popular Weber Smokey Mountain Cookers are available in three models:

  • Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 14.5″;
  • Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18.5″;
  • Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 22.5″.

The cooker is comprised of three sections—a charcoal bowl, where the charcoal briquettes and smoke wood reside; a cooking section containing a water pan, two cooking grates, and an access door; and a classic Weber domed lid.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker SmokerCooking Performance & Features

The cooking area is 286 sq.in. on the 14.5″ model, 481 sq.in. on the 18.5″ model and 726 sq.in. on the 22.5″ Smokey Mountain model.

The large 22.5″ Smokey can accommodate a few slabs of ribs on the grates without cutting them or bending them as would be necessary on the smaller models.

All these big units can cook at remarkably steady temperature for hours and using the vents makes raising and lowering temperature easy.

The four rust-resistant dampers allow for easy heat control without lifting the lid. Made of rust-resistant aluminum, the damper system is not only functional but also durable. The Weber Smokey Mountain grill also features a built-in thermometer, but for perfect cooking results we recommend the use of a special meat thermometer.

Made of heavy-duty plated steel, the cooking grates are durable, easy to clean and can hold enough heat for giving your stakes great sear marks. The Smokey Mountain Cookers features a rust-resistant aluminum fuel door for easy access to fuel and for adding water to the water pan. However adding water or charcoal trough the side door may be a little tricky. On the grill we have tested, the door was not a perfect fit, thus letting smoke out and oxygen in.

Porcelain-enameled water pan on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker

The charcoal chamber is porcelain enameled and the heavy-duty plated steel charcoal grates are durable and capable of withstanding the high heat of any charcoal fire.

Construction

The Smokey Mountain grills have a beautiful solid construction. Considering their size and weight and the lack of wheels, moving is not as easy as with other grills.

Help & Support

All the Weber charcoal grills are covered by a 10-year limited warranty, as follows:

  • Cooking /charcoal grates – 2 years warranty;
  • Stainless Steel One-Touch Cleaning System – 10 years warranty;
  • Bowl and lid against rust trough or burn through – 10 years warranty;
  • Nylon handles – 10 years warranty;
  • Thermoplastic/ thermoset parts – 10 years, excluding fading;
  • All other parts – 2 years warranty.

The Weber website has an extensive FAQs page that features information about gas grills and charcoal grills. You’ll also find product manuals, general tips on grill maintenance and grilling itself on this site. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, there is a search feature to help you find it quickly.

Summary

Solid built, the Smokey Mountain Cookers are great cooking machines. Their great results at barbecue competitions are a reliable proof of their capabilities.

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Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill

Weber is one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of barbecue accessories in the world. With great reputation for quality, reliability and outstanding customer support, the company enjoys worldwide popularity. You can read more about the Weber-Stephen brand in our detailed article here.

The Weber Ranch Kettle charcoal grill is another great example of the company’s superior quality products.

Cooking Performance & Features

According to Weber, their Ranch Kettle charcoal grill is a “Weber kettle on steroids” and considering its generous cooking surface we agree. Originally designed for ceterers and country chefs, the 1104 sq.in. cooking surface is great for picnics and large family reunions. The cooking surface is large enough for cooking multiple turkeys, roasts, chickens, up to 19 Cornish hens in the same time or approx. 54 burgers. This is also the grill used in Weber Grill restaurants.

Aluminum damper system on the Weber Ranch Kettle charcoal grill
Aluminum damper system

The closed lid cooking systems is a signature of Weber products. The four rust-resistant dampers allow for easy heat control without lifting the lid. Made of rust-resistant aluminum, the damper system is not only functional but also durable. The Weber Ranch Kettle grill does not feature a built-in thermometer. We recommend the use of a special meat thermometer for perfect cooking results.

The grill comes equipped with a rack (Tuck-Away lid holder) which can be used for holding the lid while you are tending on the food. It is a nice option, especially considering the large lid dimensions.

Made of heavy-duty plated steel, the cooking grates are durable, easy to clean and can hold enough heat for giving your stakes great sear marks. The Weber Ranch Kettle feature hinged grates, which are great for easy access to fuel without lifting the whole grate or removing food from the grill. Adjusting charcoal quantity as needed is super easy.

 

Large cooking area on the Weber Ranch Kettle grill
Large cooking area

The Ranch Kettle charcoal grill also features heavy-duty plated steel charcoal grates, durable and capable of withstanding the high heat of any charcoal fire. By using the charcoal grates and the charcoal baskets you can set up your grill for direct or indirect heat, according to your preference. You can even use the charcoal baskets with chips or chunks for extra smoke and flavor.

Construction

Built on a heavy-duty steel cart frame and porcelain-enameled bowl and lid, the grill has a solid construction and the large wheels and small locking casters are great for positioning it as desired. Ash is easily collected in the ash catcher system, made of an aluminum removable bowl. This is an open system and not an enclosed one, as on the Weber Performer grills.

The Weber Ranch Kettle also features two glass reinforced nylon lid handles and three tool hooks, useful for keeping your cooking tools close.

The grill is well sealed and even if it does have a very large cooking space, it does not consume so much more fuel than a regular charcoal grill.

It is 42″ high, 37.75″ wide, and 44.75″ deep.

Help & Support

All Weber charcoal grills are covered by a 10-year limited warranty, as follows:

  • Cooking /charcoal grates – 2 years warranty;
  • Stainless Steel One-Touch Cleaning System – 10 years warranty;
  • Bowl and lid against rust trough or burn through – 10 years warranty;
  • Nylon handles – 10 years warranty;
  • Thermoplastic/ thermoset parts – 10 years, excluding fading;
  • All other parts – 2 years warranty.

The Weber website has an extensive FAQs page that features information about gas grills and charcoal grills. You’ll also find product manuals, general tips on grill maintenance and grilling itself on this site. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, there is a search feature to help you find it quickly.

Summary

Even if it may seem a bit expensive at around $1,200.00, if you are looking for a large charcoal grill for your big barbecue party, you can be sure the Weber Ranch Kettle will make your guests happy.

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Napoleon

It all began in 1976 with a small steel fabrication business, named Wolf Steel, launched by Wolfgang Schroeter, which started by manufacturing steel railings in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

In 1981, the name Napoleon® was born. Time after time Napoleon® has led the way with new and innovative patented technologies: luxurious Gourmet Gas Grills, exclusive Infra-red grilling experience and some of North America’s most advanced state-of-the-art technology. Innovative engineering and design, advanced manufacturing techniques, dedicated customer service, outstanding product quality, and superior warranties distinguish Napoleon® from its competitors.

Napoleon® operates with 1,200,000+ square feet of manufacturing space and over 1000 employees. Napoleon is probably North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas grills and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and heating & cooling products. They manufacture the only gas furnaces made in Canada.

Napoleon’s commitment to producing quality products combined with honest, reliable service has proven to be a successful framework to ensuring the continued rapid growth of the company.

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Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet is widely recognized for their great design and construction. Their unique hybrid fuel design allows cooking with gas, charcoal, wood or any combination. Many top chefs love these beautiful machines and is easy to understand why. We can easily say that Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet grills are the Rolls Royce of grills and are probably the best grills money can buy.

The superior design and craftsmanship is founded on a tradition of sheet metal expertise that goes back more than 100 years. Every Kalamazoo product is custom-engineered from the ground up to perform outdoors and hand-crafted from the highest quality materials and components to last a lifetime in any environment.

Focused on providing a great outdoor cooking experience, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet provides a wide range of top-of-the-line products like grills, outdoor refrigeration, cabinets and customizable cooking surfaces. With lots of features and designed to perfectly fit your needs, Kalamazoo outdoor kitchens are a joy to use.

However, quality comes with a price and Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet provides some of the most expensive grilling equipment on the market.

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Kitchen
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Kitchen

Top chefs, industry experts and respected media like The New York Times, Forbes Life and Food & Wine magazine have all singled out Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet for their exceptional line of outdoor kitchen appliances and cabinetry.

Whether you dream of an outdoor kitchen with all the amenities or simply want the ultimate grill for your patio, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet offers unique options to suit your lifestyle.

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Built In
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Built In Grill

Weber Performer Charcoal Grills Review

Weber is one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of barbecue accessories in the world. With great reputation for quality, reliability and outstanding customer support, the company enjoys worldwide popularity. You can read more about the Weber-Stephen brand in our detailed article here.

The Performer Series design is based on the original Weber kettle design, the most popular backyard grill in the world. The kettle is now mounted on a cart instead of three legs, but there are also other important improvements which we’ll look at in this article.

The Performer Series features three models:

  • Weber Performer Silver
  • Weber Performer Gold
  • Weber Performer Platinum

Cooking Performance & Features

The closed lid cooking systems is a signature of Weber products. The damper system allows for easy heat control without lifting the lid. Made of rust-resistant aluminum, the damper is not only functional but also durable. All the Weber Performer charcoal grills feature a built-in thermometer for easy checking the heat inside the grill. However, for perfect cooking we would recommend the use of a special thermometer.

Hinged cooking grate on Weber Performer charcoal grills
Hinged cooking grate

The Weber Performer grills come with a rack which can be used for holding the lid while you are tending on the food. It is a nice option, however if the grilling surface is fully loaded with food, access might be a little difficult on that part.

The total cooking area of the Weber Performer grills is 363 sq.in.

Made of heavy-duty plated steel, the cooking grates are durable, easy to clean and can hold enough heat for giving your stakes great sear marks. The Weber Performer models feature hinged grates, which are great for easy access to fuel without lifting the whole grate or removing food from the grill. Adjusting charcoal quantity as needed is super easy.

The Weber Performer charcoal grills feature heavy-duty plated steel charcoal grates, durable and capable of withstanding the high heat of any charcoal fire. By using the charcoal grates and the two charcoal baskets you can set up your grill for direct or indirect heat, according to your preference. You can even use the charcoal baskets with chips for extra smoke and flavor.

Electronic Touch-N-Go™ gas ignition system
Electronic Touch-N-Go™ gas ignition system

Our favorite feature of the Performer grills is the Electronic Touch-N-Go™ gas ignition system, powered by a disposable LP gas cylinder. Simply fill the charcoal burners and position them over the burner. Turn the gas knob, press the ignition button and in five minutes your grill is ready for cooking.

Another advantage of the One-Touch cleaning system is that it also acts as a second damper. The same vents that allow ash to fall easily out of the bowl help bring oxygen up to the fire. Closing the One-Touch cleaning system and the top damper allow you to choke out the fire easily.

The CharBin storage container is useful for storing charcoal away from rain or can be used as a garbage can if needed.

The CharBin is a convenient way to store your charcoal. The size has been designed to hold up to a 30-pound bag. Although it has no lid, I think it pivots back close enough under the work table that rain water should not be able to get into your charcoal. The bin is designed to hold the bag, itself. I already have the perfect charcoal storage system, so I used this with a kitchen trash bag for a close at hand garbage can, which is also convenient.

Construction

The Weber Performer is built on a heavy-duty steel cart frame. The bowl and lid are heavy-gauge porcelain enameled and the vents are rust-resistant. Equipped with 2 wheels and 2 locking casters, the grill is easily moved into place.

The ash catcher is made of aluminum and the One Touch cleaning system is made of aluminized steel. The grills are easily assembled.

The overall look of the Weber Performer grills construction inspires quality and reliability.

Help & Support

The Weber Performer charcoal grills are covered by a 10-year limited warranty, as follows:

  • Cooking /charcoal grates – 2 years warranty;
  • Stainless Steel One-Touch Cleaning System – 10 years warranty;
  • Bowl and lid against rust trough or burn through – 10 years warranty;
  • Nylon handles – 10 years warranty;
  • Thermoplastic/ thermoset parts – 10 years, excluding fading;
  • All other parts – 2 years warranty.

The Weber website has an extensive FAQs page that features information about gas grills and charcoal grills. You’ll also find product manuals, general tips on grill maintenance and grilling itself on this site. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, there is a search feature to help you find it quickly.

Summary

Built to last, the Weber Performer charcoal grill takes the original successful Weber design and packs it with great features which we’ll not only guarantee great cooking but also fun while doing it. Even if it might seem a little expensive, the Weber Performer grill will not disappoint you.

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Weber-Stephen

Weber-Stephen Products LLC is a Delaware limited liability company, located at 200 East Daniels Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067 U.S.A.

The original round kettle grill was built by George Stephen Sr., a part-owner of a sheet metal shop in Chicago who sought to improve on the brazier he had been using to cook with at home. The grill was produced using two sheet metal half-spheres normally used as parts of buoys built in his shop. Shortly after, he began selling his invention and the demand kept rising.

Because the grill became so successful, in 1952 George Stephen formed the barbecue division of the Weber Brothers factory. In late 1950s, Stephen bought out the Weber Brothers factory becoming the sole owner and devoting all his professional time to manufacturing and selling the Weber kettle. Soon thereafter, Stephen changed the company’s name to Weber-Stephen Products Co.

Original Weber Kettle
Original Weber Kettle

In March 2004, Weber-Stephen acquired competitor Ducane, moving the company into high-end propane and natural gas grills market. At the time, Weber stated that it would continue to manufacture Ducane gas barbecue grills at the Barnwell, South Carolina facility. However, Weber outsourced production of Ducane models to China.

Weber-Stephen has  been a family owned company until the end of 2010, when the Stephen family sold a majority stake to Chicago investment group BDT Capital Partners.

In 2012, Weber settled a class action suit out of court regarding their use of the phrase, “Made in USA”. Weber previously qualified the “Made in USA” statement by specifying their products are assembled in the USA with some components that are sourced globally. Here is an excerpt from Weber’s statement “Weber believes that because all Weber grills and the disputed accessories are designed and engineered in the USA, and all grills save for one line [Spirit] are manufactured and assembled in the USA using component parts primarily made in the USA, it did nothing wrong and therefore has valid defenses to plaintiff’s claims.” The court has not held a trial or ruled in favor of either party on any disputed issues. Weber and the plaintiff have agreed to settle the matter to avoid the costs of continued litigation. As a result of this suit, Weber can no longer claim to be made in America.

Even so, Weber-Stephen is one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of Barbecue equipment and accessories in the world. The company has never stopped innovating and this can easily be seen in their products. Weber grilling equipment can cook beautifully and have great features.

Weber grills are not cheap, but when you consider the fact that they will stay with you for many years to come, you might consider them a bargain.

With a great reputation for quality, reliability and great customer service, Weber-Stephen continues to grow globally. It is now present in over 30 countries around the world.

Weber-Stephen also operates four restaurants located in Illinois and Indianapolis and publishes grilling-related recipe and cook books.

Check out our grilling equipment reviews section for more information on weber grills and other great grilling equipment available on the market

Weber Publications:

How Weber charcoal grills are made

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How Weber gas grills are made

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Weber One-Touch Charcoal Grills Review

Dedicated to making grilling fun and flavorful, Weber has been building high quality grills since 1952, when they invented the first charcoal kettle. Now, Weber’s legendary charcoal grills have become a backyard icon.

The Weber One-Touch Charcoal Grills Series features 4 models which you can easily compare in the table below. These four models are:

    • Weber One Touch Silver 18.5″;
    • Weber One Touch Silver 22.5″;
    • Weber One Touch Gold 22.5″;
    • Weber One Touch Gold 26.75″.

Cooking Performance & Features

The closed lid cooking systems is a signature of Weber products. The damper system allows for easy heat control without lifting the lid. Made of rust-resistant aluminum, the damper is not only functional but also durable. The Gold models also feature a built-in thermometer for easy checking the heat inside the grill. However, for perfect cooking we would recommend the use of a special thermometer.

The total cooking area of the Weber One Touch charcoal grills varies between 240 sq.in. on the smallest model (the Weber One-Touch Silver 18.5″) and 504 sq.in. on the largest one (the Weber One-Touch Gold 26.75″).

Made of heavy-duty plated steel, the cooking grates are durable, easy to clean and can hold enough heat for giving your stakes great sear marks. The Weber One-Touch Gold models feature hinged grates, which are great for easy access to fuel without lifting the whole grate or removing food from the grill. Adjusting charcoal quantity as needed is super easy.

The Weber One-Touch charcoal grills feature heavy-duty plated steel charcoal grates, durable and capable of withstanding the high heat of any charcoal fire. By using the charcoal grates you can set up your grill for direct or indirect heat, according to your preference.

The One-Touch cleaning system makes cleanup easy and hassle free. Rotate the handle and the three blades in the bowl move ash through the vents in the bowl and down into the ash catcher. The aluminum ash catcher lifts out for easy ash disposal and cleaning. The Weber One-Touch Silver grills feature an open aluminum asher, while the Weber One-Touch Gold models feature a fully enclosed ash catcher which keep ashes from blowing around and is easily detached for quick and clean ash removal. This not only allows for easy ash cleaning but helps you cook longer, preventing the build-up of ashes that blocks vents and suffocates the fire.

Another advantage of the One-Touch cleaning system is that it also acts as a second damper. The same vents that allow ash to fall easily out of the bowl help bring oxygen up to the fire. Closing the One-Touch cleaning system and the top damper allow you to choke out the fire easily.

There is also an optional rotisserie kit for the Weber One Touch, which expands cooking options even further.

Construction

These sleek Weber units feature a heavy-gauge porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with glass-reinforced nylon handles, rust-resistant vents, durable all-weather wheels. The ash catcher is made of aluminum and the One Touch cleaning system is made of aluminized steel. The grills are easily assembled.

Made in the USA by Weber.

Help & Support

All the Weber charcoal grills are covered by a 10-year limited warranty, as follows:

  • Cooking /charcoal grates – 2 years warranty;
  • Stainless Steel One-Touch Cleaning System – 10 years warranty;
  • Bowl and lid against rust trough or burn through – 10 years warranty;
  • Nylon handles – 10 years warranty;
  • Thermoplastic/ thermoset parts – 10 years, excluding fading;
  • All other parts – 2 years warranty.

The Weber website has an extensive FAQs page that features information about gas grills and charcoal grills. You’ll also find product manuals, general tips on grill maintenance and grilling itself on this site. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, there is a search feature to help you find it quickly.

Summary

Versatile, durable and easy to cook anything on them, there is no wonder why the Weber One-Touch grills enjoy an evergreen popularity from one generation to the next. Check out below the accessories which can extend your cooking options.

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I’ve owned a number of under $100 grills, and there’s no comparison to the quality of my new Silver 22.5″ One Touch. I certainly could afford the Gold but in truth, the Silver is a better grill for far less money. As always I read all the reviews, good and bad, and then make up my mind. I chose the Silver and honestly, the few criticisms I read here were not justified once I actually bought and used this fine grill… (read more)

Overall I am still happy with the purchase, I love looking at that grill. It’s probably gonna grown on me more and more as years pass by. Based on price I decided to get the Silver version, but the Gold might be worth looking at. Afterall you get a much better ash-pan… (read more)

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Yakitori

Servings: 4 to 6 | Preparation time: 25 minutes | Grilling time: 7 to 10 minutes | Special equipment: metal or bamboo skewers (if using bamboo, soak in water for at least 30 minutes)

Ingredients

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  • 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 2 pounds total, cut into 1 to 1-½-inch pieces;
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil;
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt;
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper;

Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce;
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock;
  • 3 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine);
  • 1 tablespoon golden brown sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice;
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper;

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Instructions

  1. Fill a chimney starter to the rim with charcoal and burn the charcoal until it is lightly covered with ash. Spread the charcoal in a tightly packed, single layer across one-half of the charcoal grate. Put the cooking grate in place, close the lid, and let the charcoal burn down to high heat (450° to 550°F). Leave all the vents open. If you are using a gas grill, preheat your grill on high until it reaches 500°F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the chicken pieces with the oil, salt, and pepper and mix well. Thread the chicken pieces through their centers on the top half of the skewers. The chicken pieces should touch, but do not cram them together. Refrigerate until ready to grill, or as long as 2 hours.
  3. In a small saucepan mix the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the liquid is reduced to ½ to ¾ cup, about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Place a strip of aluminum foil on the cooking grate over the empty section of the charcoal grate or over an unlit burner. Grill the skewers over direct high heat, with the bare wooden section of the skewers placed over the foil. Close the lid and cook until the meat is lightly charred on the surface, 4 to 5 minutes, turning once and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. Open the lid and begin turning and basting the chicken with the sauce (you may not need all of the sauce) until fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes longer. Remove from the grill and serve warm.

Bon appetit!

 

[Recipe source: Weber’s Charcoal Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance]

Broil King Imperial Gas Grills Review

The Broil King Imperial Series contains the company’s premium grills. There are three models in the Imperial series which we’ll analyze in this review and which you can easily compare in the table below.

Cooking Performance & Features

The number of primary burners and power output of the Broil King Imperial gas grills varies across the three models as follows:

  • four stainless-steel primary burners generating 50,000 BTUs on the Broil King Imperial 490 gas grill,
  • five stainless-steel primary burners generating 55,000 BTUs on the Broil King Imperial 590 gas grill and
  • six stainless-steel primary burners generating 60,000 BTUs on the Broil King Imperial XL gas grill.

All of the Imperial grills also feature a 10,000 BTUs side burner, useful for preparing side dishes or more cooking at the same time. The grills also come equipped with a 15,000 BTUs stainless steel rear rotisserie burner and a premium rotisserie kit, which is a great feature opening more cooking options.

All the models are generating an impressive amount of power and while the power output is not a direct indication of a grill’s cooking performance, it is a helpful measurement of its potential. The numbers of the Imperial gas grills series are able to satisfy even the most demanding cooking needs.

Operating the grills and ignition are super-easy with the front mounted control panel and electronic ignition system.

If you need a lot of cooking space, a Broil King Imperial gas grill is an excellent grilling option. The largest model, the Imperial XL grill features two cook boxes offering a total of 750 sq.in. cooking space and 250 sq.in. porcelain-coated warming rack.

All the Broil King Imperial gas grills also come equipped with a 10,000 BTUs commercial grade side burner and a 15,000 BTUs stainless steel rotisserie burner. A premium rotisserie kit is also included.

The side shelves are made of stainless-steel, useful for storing items while cooking and also have small hooks for keeping your barbecue tools at hand.

Grilling at night is not a problem as the grills come equipped with built-in oven lights.

Fuel

The Broil King Imperial 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.

Construction

Equipped with many primary burners and a large cooking space, the exterior dimensions and weight of these grills are pretty serious. Even if they are not really portable, all the grills are equipped with heavy-duty locking casters which help in moving your machine to the desired position.

The grill is constructed extremely well, and it’s built to last. The stainless steel housing prevents rust and wear as do the stainless steel cooking grates and burners. Every part of the Broil King Imperial looks solid and reliable.

Help & Support

The Broil King Imperial gas grills are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty which covers the cast aluminum components for lifetime, the burners for ten years and all the remaining parts and paint are covered for two years. This isn’t the best warranty program we have seen in the industry, but Broil King stands proudly behind their grills and considering the quality materials used you are probably going to be grilling without any problems on your Broil King equipment.

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.

Summary

Broil King Imperial gas grills are excellent grilling machines. With plenty of power, lots of space, features and a solid construction, the Broil King Imperial gas grills are surely going to meet the needs of the most demanding griller.

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