Napolean Grill Reviews: Prestige Worth the Price?

Dec 5, 2017 | Reviews

Napoleon Gas Grill

Napoleon Gas Grill

Our Rating:  [usr 4.0]
Infrared SIZZLE ZONE Side Burner  
Fuel Gas with Charcoal Option
Cooking Surface 900 sq/inch
Maximum BTU 78500 BTU Across 6 Burners

Every homeowner wants to feel like the king of the grill! There is something truly special about being able to invite your friends and family to your place for a big grill party where you are the star chef. Indeed, such parties have become a staple of suburban life, with many families investing heavily in that perfect grill. However, finding the right grill for your needs can be a minefield, with so many options available on the market these days. Most users look for a good quality grill that is versatile and can last a long time without having to be replaced.

However, not all grills can meet that benchmark so that some guidance may be necessary. In this review, we will be taking a look at what can safely be referred to as the king of the grills, the Napoleon P500.

The Basics

Let us first take a look at some of the most basic information on the Napoleon. It is a propane grill, with four main burners and two side burners one being an infrared grill, which combined make up a total of 900 in² cooking surface. The manufacturer points out that this versatility means that you can cook your food eight different ways all at once, seeing as though every gas burner doubles as a charcoal burner as well, this works great as a hybrid option.

This grill measures 31.87 x 31.87 x 26.38 inches, which makes it perfect for the backyard. It is made of a very sturdy and durable stainless steel, which means it can last for many years to come, without fear of corrosion or grease-related buildup damaging the structure of the grill.

In addition to the many options available to you in terms of cooking surfaces, it is important to point out that this grill is also excellent at providing storage for all the various items you may need over the course of your grilling. Beneath the main grilling surface, there is a spacious compartment which can house all your condiments, uncooked meat, grilling supplies, tongs, rags, and much more. Furthermore, this grill also has designated condiment trays, which make your job even easier.

With this sort of high-end grill, the value lies as much in the sturdy construction and great cooking surfaces as in the little details that make your job as a grillmaster just that bit easier. This grill comes with a wide array of those features. For instance, the heating control knobs on this grill are lit up in a blue light, so that they are visible in the dark while retailing that tactile quality of a solid and turnable knob.

The lids of all the separate cooking surfaces are items of note as well. These are made with an Easy Roll technology, meaning they are easier to pull off and back on again, but also that they are less susceptible to wear and tear, as well as a grease-related blockage. These lids are made to allow no steam or smoke to escape since both are a vital component of nearly every dish made on the grill.

The Pros and Cons

Despite the fact that this grill may seem perfect form the short description in the previous section, every product has both good and bad sides. In this section, we will try to briefly summarize the main good and bad points of this grill in a way that is easy to use at a glance.

The Pros:

  • Features: With so many burners and various options available, this grill packs everything you need into one sleek and sturdy container.
  • Construction: The fact that this grill is made of stainless steel means that it can last a long time due to the quality of the materials used, as well as the way they were put together. This is especially important for all of the moving parts such as the lids and wheels.

The Cons:

  • The Price: Coming in at around $1,500, this is a pricey grill for a home cook. It is up to you to decide whether the features outlined in this review constitute enough value for money to make this grill worthwhile.

Billy StewartBilly Stewart

Founder of

My dad is a true mans man, and has owned a number of grills. Ranging from gas to charcoal. Growing up with him allowed me to see what different types of rubs, spices, brines, etc went into making the best BBQ. Although my dad was a truck driver, and I had a degree in Information Technology I knew that I wanted to do something about grilling and our recipes.  That’s where Barbeque Smoked comes in.


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