With National BBQ Week running from this Monday, and Father’s Day looming next month, now is the best time to invest in a good quality barbecue. Sabi Phagura checks out Napoleon Grills, a company that has just unveiled a new range of products across their top-of-the-range Rogue, Prestige and Prestige PRO series.
Neatly combining function and luxury, Napoleon Grills began life in Ontario, Canada, making wood stoves back in the 1970s. Fast forward to today, they are internationally renowned barbecue and outdoor kitchen specialists, offering gas, charcoal, electric and portable barbecues, bespoke outdoor kitchens, as well as grilling accessories. They also make other things, like fire tables, pits and patio heaters, but let’s take a closer look at the grills they’ve launched for 2020.
NEW Napoleon’s Rogue® 365 Propane Gas Grill
The new Napoleon Rogue Gas Grill comes in a sleek and stylish black-on-black modern finish. It features Napoleon’s signature WAVE™ porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grids, the JETFIRE™ ignition system and ACCU-PROBE™ built-in temperature gauge. The new model stands out from its predecessor because it also includes an updated and larger warming rack which is used for delicate heating. RRP from £469 (Rogue 365-1).
NEW Napoleon Prestige® 665 Propane Gas Grill
This is the ultimate grilling machine, featuring seven burners, including five stainless steel main burners. It also has an extra-large SIZZLE ZONE™ infrared side burner and a rear rotisserie burner. This full-size cart model has the capabilities of an outdoor kitchen, allowing for eight different cooking styles and includes a rotisserie kit. If that wasn’t enough, this mega grill also includes Napoleon’s unique SAFETY GLOW™ Night Light™ knobs where the control knobs glow red when the burner is on. You can keep on cooking well beyond sunset. RRP: £2,499.99.
UPDATED Napoleon Prestige PRO™ 500 RSIB
Featuring six burners, four main burners, plus a SIZZLE ZONE™ infrared side burner and a rear rotisserie burner (plus a rotisserie kit), this updated Prestige PRO™ 500 RSIB model is ideal for evening barbecuing with its interior lighting. Adding to the wow-factor, it also has a stainless-steel side shelf with an integrated ice/marinade bucket and chopping board. If this wasn’t enough, it has (unique to Napoleon) SAFETY GLOW™Night Light™ knobs with bespoke spectrum control lighting. This system provides a range of colours and settings along with proximity lighting which beams the Napoleon logo on to the floor on approach and turns the knob lights on. RRP: £2,799.99.
If you’re thinking that this is a budget stretch too far. We’ve also checked out some of the other brilliant barbeques which offer a lot, but at a lower price point.
Napoleon PRO Charcoal Kettle Grill
This is a robust, premium charcoal grill that can feed up to 12 people at once. It features three cooking heights, and easy access, hinged, porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grids to make adding charcoal or woodchips effortless. The improved PRO Air Control system increases airflow and temperature accuracy for optimal grilling. RRP: £299.99.
Napoleon PRO285E Portable Electric Grill
The TravelQ™ series, including the PRO285E Portable Electric Grill, is the ideal companion for those with limited outdoor space, open flame restrictions or who want a ‘greener’ grill. The Electric TravelQ has a 300°C grill. This offers enough space to cook for up to nine people at once, while still producing those delicious flavour-enhancing sear marks. Those planning to cook a large joint are looked after thanks to the high Weatherguard™ aluminium lid, porcelain-coated cast-iron Wave™ cooking grids and a built-in Accu-probe™ temperature gauge. An optional TravelQ PRO285 Stand (sold separately) is also available. RRP £329.99.
And finally…cook food to perfection with MEATER+
And while it’s great to have a good grill that does the job, the main thing is to ensure your open-air culinary endeavours are successful and food is cooked right. Your al-fresco culinary skills will benefit from a helping high-tech helping hand with the MEATER+ wireless meat thermometer. It takes the guesswork out of BBQing to perfection.
The MEATER+ is simple to set up, easy to use and wireless. It provides a smart guided cook system which will ensure satisfying, safe-to-eat results every time and can be used with a large selection of meats, from salmon to a suckling pig.
MEATER+ provides estimated cooking times, monitors your meat whilst cooking, sends you alerts so you know precisely when your meat is cooked to perfection and ready to enjoy. Connect your MEATER+ to any smartphone or tablet to make use of MEATER’s patented smart technology.
Napoleon Grills – Where and How?
The Napoleon brand knows a thing or two about grills and has won awards for its gas, charcoal and portable barbecues as well as built-in kitchens and patio flames. For information on their wide range of grills, visit www.napoleon.com.
To celebrate BBQ season, MEATER has introduced two new BBQ bundles. The MEATER+ and Bar Blade is currently retailing at a discounted price of £104 while the MEATER Block, Mitts and Bar Blade is discounted to £294. For more information, visit https://store-uk.meater.com/.
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