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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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 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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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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Using the Chimney Starter for Lighting a Charcoal Grill

Chimney Starter for Charcoal Grills Lighting

The easiest method for lighting any charcoal grill is by using a chimney starter. The chimney starter is an upright metal cylinder with a handle on the outside and a wire rack inside. Simply fill the space under the wire rack with a few sheets of newspaper or a few parafin cubes and fill the space above the rack with briquettes.

Chimney Starter for Charcoal Grills Lighting

Once you light the newspaper, the heat is evenly spread throughout the briquettes.

Chimney Starter for Charcoal Grills Lighting

Once the briquettes are red and lightly covered with white ash, put on two insulated barbecue mitts and grab hold of the two handles on the chimney starter. The swinging handle helps lifting the chimney starter and safely aiming the coals just where you want them.

 

Please see below some of the customers’ favorite chimney starters.

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Lighting a Gas Grill

Lighting a gas grill is an easy process. However, as gas grill operation may vary, please consult the owner’s manual that came with your grill before starting using it.

Lighting A Gas Grill

To light a gas grill, first open the lid so that gas fumes don not collect in the cooking box.

Lighting A Gas Grill

Slowly open the valve on your propane tank or natural gas line all the way and wait for a minute so that the gas travels trough the gas line.

Lighting A Gas Grill

Depending on the model, you may need to turn the knob to High/Start and then click the ignition button to light each burner individually. As it might vary, please consult your manual for proper instructions.

Lighting A Gas Grill

Close the lid and preheat the grill for 10 to 15 minutes.

Lighting A Gas Grill

Once the temperature reaches about 500°F, use a long-handled grill brush to clean the cooking grates. Then simply adjust the appropriate burners to the suggested method and temperature in the recipe.

[The grill featured in the pictures above is a Weber Summit gas grill.]

Broil King Monarch Gas Grills Review

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. 

Fuel

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.

Construction

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.

Summary

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 Signet Gas Grills Review

Some of the company’s most popular gas grills, the Broil King Signet Series offers a decent amount of power and cooking space with reduced dimensions. There are three models available in the Signet Series which we’ll analyze in this review and which you can easily compare in the table below.

Cooking Performance & Features

The three primary burners on the Broil King Signet gas grills can generate up to 40,000 BTUs and the side burner can push up to 10,000 BTUs. Even if this amount of power might seem low compared to other grills, it will get the job done using less fuel. This grill also features a Sure-Lite electronic ignition system, which makes starting up the grill easy.

The Signet 70 and Signet 90 also feature a rotisserie kit, an impressive feature which will open up more cooking options.

Cooking space on the Broil King Signet gas grills is good, but it could be better. You will have 400 square inches of primary cooking area on this gas grill, along with 235 inches of warming rack space. This area is typical of Broil King grills, and while it’s not as much as several other competitors offer, it should still provide you ample room to grill several items at a time.

This gas grill also has a built-in temperature gauge that allows you to monitor heat while cooking, along with side shelf space for storing condiments, silverware and other grilling necessities.

Fuel

The Broil King Signet gas grills are available as liquid propane or natural gas fueled units. 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

The construction of the Broil King Signet gas grill is good. The cook box is made of aluminum and the burners, cabinet doors and side shelves are made of stainless steel, resistant to rust and wear. The other components are made of rust resistant zinc coated steel. The cooking grates are made of sturdy porcelain-coated cast iron. Weighing in about 138 pounds, this isn’t the heaviest grill we reviewed, but it isn’t especially mobile either. However, it can be moved into the right place using the 7″ wheels with decorative grey accent and 2.5″ locking casters. The Signet gas grills are a little smaller than other grills, though, measuring 48 inches tall and 57 inches wide.

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, five years on the stainless steel Dual-Tube burner system and two years on all remaining parts and paint. The warranty period might have been longer as in other grills.

Summary

The Broil King Signet gas grills offer pretty much all of the basics necessary for the backyard cooker. The three primary burners provide a good amount of power and there is decent cooking space available. Construction quality is good and the grill should last a long time. However, we would choose the Signet 70 or Signet 90 models for the 15,000 stainless steel rear rotisserie burner which provides more cooking options.

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Broil King Regal Pro Gas Grills Review

Cooking Performance & Features

All the Broil King Gas Grills models have four primary burners. The powerful set of burners can generate up to 55,000 BTUs. As mentioned in our other articles, BTUs are not a direct measure of a grill’s performance but it is an indicator of how fast a grill can get hot and how hot it can get. The amount of power, the Broil King Gas Grills can generate is impressive. You can be sure it will get hot fast and stay hot. Please keep in mind, that with high power also comes a higher fuel consumption.

A 10,000 BTUs side burner is also available on all models – great for cooking side dishes. All the burners are easily controlled from the front-mounted control panel and the electronic ignition system makes sure the grill is ready when you are.

The stainless-steel rear rotisserie burner is one of the best features available. It is ideal for cooking spit-roasted chicken and other unique barbecue items.

If you still think you need more power, the Broil King Regal Pro 590 models also features a 15,000 stainless steel rear burner.

Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill
Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill

There is plenty cooking space in the Regal Pro gas grills. The primary cooking area of 500 sq.in. in the Regal Pro 440 and 490 models and 625 sq.in. in the larger Regal Pro 590 model, should be enough for large barbecue parties and lots of cooking. The warming rack space varies between 195 sq.in. and 250 sq.in.

The Regal Pro also features a built-in temperature gauge to help you stay on top of your cooking progress, and a side shelves ideal for storing extra items.

Fuel

The Broil King Regal Pro gas grills are available as liquid propane or natural gas fueled units. 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

Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill Cover
Broil King Regal 590 Gas Grill Cover

Stainless steel is the main material used in the construction of this grill, making it resistant to rust and wear. The cooking grates are porcelain-coated cast iron – an ideal material for those who wish to keep their grills neat and tidy. The porcelain coating keeps residue off the grating while helping to provide the trademark grill sear that every backyard cooker hopes to achieve.

The dense material make the grills pretty heavy, weighting approximately 185 pounds. Even so, moving the grill in the right position is easy using the heavy-duty locking swivel casters.

Help & Support

All the Broil King Gas Grills come with a Lifetime Warranty on the cast aluminium components, 10 years on stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burner system and 2 years on all remaining parts and paint. This is a nice warranty and should make you feel safe in your purchasing decision.

Broil King Regal Pro lifetime warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Burners are the most important component of any gas grill, and it is important to have a long warranty on them to ensure that you’ll be able to use your grill for as long as possible. The Broil King website has a helpful FAQs section and an online manual. Almost any question you may have about the Broil King Regal Pro is likely already addressed on the website. However, if you need direct assistance, you can reach Broil King representatives by phone and email.

Summary

The Broil King Regal Pro is an excellent gas grill, for newbies and barbecue masters. It has everything you need to start grilling right away. The large cooking space and the inclusion of a rotisserie burner and a natural gas grill option are excellent features capable of satisfying the most demanding cooking needs. The Broil King Regal Pro is a great choice for a gas grill.

 

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