Napoleon Prestige Pro Gas Grills Review

Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grills are some of the premiere products the company has to offer. Napoleon is a respected name in the grilling world, being know as a company committed to producing high quality products and the Prestige Pro gas grills are not an exception.

Great design and performance are common characteristics of all the four models in the Prestige Pro Series, which we’ll analyze in this review. Differences between models can be easily analyzed in the comparison table below.

Cooking & Features

With four primary burners able to generate up to 56,000 BTUs, the Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grills are some of the most powerful available. While it is not the decisive factor for establishing the cooking performance of a grill, the generated power is an important indicator and with 56,000 BTUs the Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grills generate outstanding power and heat. With high power also comes high fuel consumption so make sure you choose the level of power according to your grilling needs. Anyway, if you are looking for a grill that will get hot fast, the Prestige Pro grills are some of the best choices available.

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Infrared rotisserie burner

These gas grills come equipped with a stainless steel rear infrared rotisserie burner capable of generating between 18,000 BTUs on the PRO500 models and 26,500 BTUs on the PRO600 models. With this amount of power, this burner is one of the most powerful of this type on any gas grill available. The infrared technology enables the burner to cook meat evenly and retain heat, so the rotisserie burners are great for cooking slow-cooking meats and preparing unique dishes.

Further more, the PRO500RSIB and PRO600RSIB models come equipped with side burners capable of 12,500 BTUs or 14,000 BTUs, great for side dishes or more cooking in the same time.

All the Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grills feature an electronic ignition system – the Jetfire ignition system – which lights the burners by igniting a jet of gas. Electronic ignitions are very efficient at getting a flame going, but they also require a battery, which needs to be replaced occasionally.

 

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Integrated ice bucket

The primary cooking space on the Prestige Pro grills is up to 600 sq.in. and the warming rack area is 322 sq.in. With a total of 922 sq.in. the cooking space is impressive and makes these grills perfect for hosting large events and parties. You can be sure that no guest will be waiting while others are being served. So if you have lots of friends coming to your barbecues,you can be sure a Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grill will not let you down.

The ACCU-PROBE™ temperature gauge, a standard feature on all Prestige Pro grills, lets you know at any time how hot your grill is getting.

The large side shelves can be used for housing condiments, utensils or other grilling accessories and your grilling tools can easily be hang on the mounted tool brackets. The integrated ice bucket with cutting board on the side shelf is a nice feature. Flip the lid of the side shelf over and you have a sturdy cutting surface. Under the lid, there’s a space for adding ice where you can keep your drinks cold or keep your burgers until you are ready for grilling. Even if this type of features don’t improve cooking quality, it adds some little extra help and sets Prestige Pro grills from other grills.

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Optional charcoal tray

Looking for those charcoal grilling flavours? An optional charcoal tray is available as an optional feature which ads the fun and flavour of charcoal on your gas grill.

A removable drip pan is available for collecting the juices and moisture from the grill.

Fuel

The Prestige Pro 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.

Construction

Built to last, the Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grills are made of heavy-duty stainless steel resistant to rust and wear. The Prestige Pro gas grills are not only performant, but also look great. Thoughtful chrome details on the lid and handles give a nice sleek feel. Every piece of this grill is masterfully constructed and organized for maximum convenience. The tool hooks are easily accessible, and the unappealing bits are tucked away, allowing for an impressive combination of presentation and performance.
The high cooking space also comes with high exterior dimensions. The Prestige Pro grills measure 74 inches wide and weights 282 pounds, so it is not really a choice for limited spaces. Mounted under the pedestal base, the locking casters make moving and positioning of the grill easy. 

Help & Support

On the company website you can find product features and manuals, grill maintenance tips and even grilling tips. An informative FAQ section is also available. In our research, we have found the customer support team behind the Napoleon grills to be prompt and friendly.

Built to last for a long time, the Napoleon gas grills come with a limited lifetime warranty, which covers the burners for life and the other components for two years. Anyway, with these grills you are most probably not going to have an issue with the grill for a long time.

Summary:

The Napoleon Prestige Pro are top-of-the-line gas grills that not only look great but can also cook great offering great barbecue possibilities. So if you are not limited by your patio space, these grills will surely complete your outdoor living space and make your barbecue parties a hit.

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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 sq.in, with 405 sq.in. primary cooking space and 165 sq.in. 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.

Fuel

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.

Construction

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.

Summary:

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 Mirage Grills Review

Started in 1976 as a small steel fabrication business, Napoleon is now one of North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces, gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and heating & cooling products. Napoleon is committed to producing quality products and providing honest, reliable service.

Cooking & Features

The Napoleon Mirage Gas Grills come equipped with three (on models M485RB, M485RSIB, M605RSIB) or four (on the M730RSBI model) primary burners. These primary burners are able to generate from 48,000 BTUs to up to 64,000 BTUs. While not everything is about lots of BTUs, the numbers indicate how much power we can expect from a grill and how much fuel it is likely to consume during use. With a total power of up to 107,000 BTUs on the M730RSBI model it is more than enough even for the most demanding cooking needs.

The Napoleon Mirage gas grills are some of the few mid-range gas grills we have reviewed that feature a rear infrared burner. This is a great option and opens new possibilities in grilling. The ceramic infrared rear rotisserie burner is capable of generating between 13,500 BTUs and 16,000 BTUs. This type of burner is able to create intense heat spread evenly over a small area. Use it with the Napoleon rotisserie kit for tasteful juicier roasted meals.

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Steel cooking grates

The side burner available on some of the models is able to generate between 11,000 BTUs and 12,500 BTUs, 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.

All the Napoleon Mirage gas grills feature an electronic ignition system – the Jetfire ignition system – which lights the burners by igniting a jet of gas. Electronic ignitions are very efficient at getting a flame going, but they also require a battery, which needs to be replaced occasionally.

The smallest model – the Napoleon Mirage M485RB – offers a 485 sq.in. primary cooking surface and a 245 sq.in. warming rack area. The largest model – the Napoleon Mirage M730RSBI – provides a 730 sq.in. primary cooking area and a 295 sq.in. warming rack area. Even with the smallest one, the cooking area is enough for great backyard barbecues.

The integrated ice bucket with cutting board on the side shelf is a nice feature. Flip the lid of the side shelf over and you have a sturdy cutting surface. Under the lid, there’s a space for adding ice where you can keep your drinks cold or keep your burgers until you are ready for grilling. Even if this type of features don’t improve cooking quality, it adds some little extra help and sets Mirage grills from other grills.
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Infrared burners

The front-mounted control panel features back-lit control knobs for late night entertaining. The blue LED lights provide a discreet, futuristic look. Additional light can be provided with the optional halogen light which can be attached to the side of the unit.

Fuel

The Mirage 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. 

Construction

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Back-lit control knobs on Napoleon Mirage Gas Grill

The Napoleon Mirage gas grills are constructed from high grade stainless steel (304 stainless) and are not only looking great but also very resistant to corrosion, water and temperature. The lid, side shelf and cabinet doors are also made of stainless steel, which means that your grill will last a very long time. Stainless steel is a very durable material – it will not rust, and it resists damage from food and cleaning.

With the lid closed, the Mirage gas grills have a maximum size of 50 inches high, 76 inches wide and 27 inches deep. Not very bulky, but not small either, the Napoleon Mirage grills won’t take up a lot of room on your deck or porch. The Mirage grills also weighs 180 pounds, but feature heavy-duty casters on the bottom, so you can easily maneuver them around, if needed.

Help and Support

On the company website you can find product features and manuals, grill maintenance tips and even grilling tips. An informative FAQ section is also available. In our research, we have found the customer support team behind the Napoleon grills to be prompt and friendly.

Summary:

The powerful gas burners, the relatively new infrared grilling technology, fuel versatility, high quality materials and cool features like back-lit knobs and integrated cutting board and ice bin make the Napoleon Mirage Gas Grills very powerful grilling machines, which are sure going to make your backyard barbecues a hit.

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