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Napoleon, a relative newcomer to the world of gas grills, has quickly become a well-respected name in barbecue grills. The Napoleon Prestige Pro is one of the premiere products the company has to offer. This gas grill can reach very high temperatures across its eight primary burners. The Prestige Pro has a huge amount of cooking space, and offers plenty of features. This is a gas grill that will meet the needs of just about any backyard chef. This grill is much larger than any other grill we reviewed, but the large cooking area and shelf space makes up for the bulkiness. The versatile cooking space and overall features, construction and technology make this one of the best grills on the market.
The Napoleon Prestige Pro is one of the most powerful gas grills available. The eight primary burners on this barbecue grill can generate up to 78,000 BTUs. British Thermal Units are a helpful measurement to determine the amount of heat a grill is capable of generating. While it shouldn't be the final word on the power and performance of a gas grill, it's an important indicator. And with 78,000 BTUs, the Prestige Pro generates outstanding power and heat. Of course, this also means that this gas grill will consume fuel much more quickly than many of its competitors. Still, if you're looking for a grill that will get hot fast, the Prestige Pro is one of the best choices.
This gas grill includes a heavy-duty infrared rear rotisserie burner. This burner is one of the biggest benefits to the Prestige Pro gas grill. Rotisserie burners are perfect for slow-cooking meats and preparing unique dishes. The infrared technology on this burner helps to cook the meat evenly and retain heat. This is an excellent burner capable of reaching up to 18,000 BTUs on its own, making it one of the most powerful secondary burners of any in our lineup of gas grill reviews. Furthermore, this grill has a built-in side burner capable of generating up to 12,500 BTUs. The built-in electronic ignition system on the Prestige Pro helps to start up everything from the primary burners to the rear rotisserie burner with ease.
One of the things that sets the Napoleon Prestige Pro apart from any other gas grill we reviewed is the incredible amount of cooking space. This gas grill has a whopping 815 square inches of primary cooking area, along with a massive 322 square inches of warming rack space. The oversized warming rack makes this grill perfect for hosting large events and parties, as you'll be able to keep a large amount of food ready to go. This warming rack area alone is nearly as large as the primary cooking space on some of the other gas grills we reviewed. If you're looking for a gas grill to feed the entire neighborhood, look no further than the Prestige Pro.
The Prestige Pro also has a built-in Accu-Probe temperature gauge to help you know just how hot the grill is getting, as well as a large side storage shelf for housing condiments, utensils or other grilling accessories. Your grilling tools can hang neatly on the mounted tool brackets on the Prestige Pro, and the removable drip pan neatly collects the juices and moisture from the grill. The Prestige Pro can be fueled by either propane or natural gas. Natural gas is becoming an increasingly popular fuel source for gas grills, and the Prestige Pro can be outfitted for either source.
The construction of the Napoleon Prestige Pro gas grill is solid and durable. But this is also where some people may have an issue. While this grill is certainly well made and built to last, it is also one of the largest gas grills available, which for some backyards will be more grill than you may need or can facilitate. While it’s not the heaviest grill in our lineup the Prestige Pro is a hefty 221 pounds. It is also 76.8 inches wide, which could prove problematic if you have limited patio space. However, the Prestige 665 model has wheels, which makes it much more mobile than some of the previous models.
For many people out there its heft is anything but a con. The Napoleon Prestige Pro is a strong, dependable gas grill. The housing material is composed of heavy-duty stainless steel. The stainless steel burners help to prevent rust and wear, as do the cooking grates. The lid and handles are polished chrome, giving the grill a sleek sheen and feel. Every piece of this grill is masterfully constructed and organized for maximum convenience. The tool hooks are easily accessible, and the bits that should be tucked away are, allowing for an impressive combination of presentation and performance.
The Prestige Pro is made to last a lifetime, as its warranty attests. Napoleon covers the burners on this gas grill for as long as you have it. If your burners give out, you can rest assured that Napoleon will replace them for you. The other components of this gas grill are covered for two years, which is good but could be improved upon. Napoleon offers support by phone and email, and we found interactions with their representatives to be pleasant and helpful.
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The company also has helpful FAQs sections on the Napoleon website. Furthermore, online video resources can help you learn more about the Prestige Pro and other gas grills. The collection of helpful tools and resources is sure to help you feel more confident about your gas grill, while answering any questions you may have in the process.
The Napoleon Prestige Pro is a top-of-the-line gas grill that offers luxurious barbecue possibilities. The rear infrared rotisserie burner alone makes this an excellent gas grill option with solid construction and 18,000 BTUs. While it may be a bit too bulky for some yards, it is solidly constructed and will provide reliable performance for many years into the future. Add on a fantastic amount of cooking space, a natural gas option, powerful, plentiful primary burners and a rotisserie burner and the Napoleon Prestige Pro stands out as the best gas grill on the market today.