The new Regal Series has a stylish, contemporary design while still producing the legendary cooking results you have come to expect from Broil King. All the features that have made us an industry leader are underneath the sleek and modern lid. For the outdoor chef who wants the best in both style and function, at an exceptional value, look no further than the Regal Series.
I spent the first 30 years of my grilling life using a charcoal grill; about 10 years ago I received a Charbroil Commercial series grill for my birthday. It took a while to get use to LP, but the convenience made me keep using it. On the list of things I didn't like about the Charbroil grill was how uneven the heating was and the absolute inability to get it hot enough to sear steaks, but I learned to live with it.
We recently added a new second-story deck off our upstairs "game room". It was time for a second gas grill. I was tempted to move my old charcoal grill up on the deck, but for fire-safety reasons decided gas was a better answer. I read everything I could find on LP grills and had all but decided on a highly rated Napoleon grill, but then I talked with a friend of mine who had been in the propane business all his life; he suggested I get a Broil Master. I went back to the online reviews, and through a comedy of errors ended up ordering the Broil King Regal 490, all the while thinking I was ordering the Broil Master my friend had suggested. I didn't catch my mistake until after the grill arrived. I decided I would keep my mistake and hope for the best...
The Broil King Regal 490 has FAR EXCEEDED any expectations I had for ANY LP grill. It heats evenly and quickly reaches searing temperatures I thought were impossible on a gas grill. The rotisserie burner makes a Boston butt or a whole chicken into a fool proof meal with no danger of flare-ups or burning. I cannot attest to longevity, but the grill is made from heavy gauge components that appear to be very good quality. Assembly was trivial, though the instruction manual is pictures only and several of the assembly steps include items that came pre-assembled.Read more ›
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I put this grill together over the weekend and contrary to some online reviews I've seen, I found the assembly to be pretty simple. Assembly manual is all pictures so if you tend to like things explained in more detail, I can see where it might cause some stress. It does take a couple of hours though and you need to take care that screws are going in straight so that you don't accidentally cross thread any of the pre-threaded grommets that are riveted to many panels.
If you take your time and test each grommet to make sure the bolt goes in straight and doesn't bind then you should be fine. I also found that keeping things loose enough to give a little play while assembling helped to align things properly before tightening down.
The grill itself is very heavy duty and seems to be very well built. The box it came in weighed in at a hefty 186 lbs as per the label. This grill gets very hot. Much hotter than my old Char-Broil, approaching 700 degrees with all burners on high. We've used it a couple of times and I am pretty pleased. I cooked chicken on it last night and had to keep it at a very low setting which still produced temperatures of 300-325 or so. I am looking forward to trying out the rotisserie soon which is another nice feature that is not included with a lot of grills.
I've looked at Webers and Broil-King seems to be pretty comparable in terms of quality and sturdiness with along with some nicer features like the rotisserie. I looked at the grills at the big box stores and while they look nice, many of them are made in China and got poor reviews as they rusted prematurely or didn't get hot enough. Broil-King is made in Canada and U.S. and has a solid reputation from what I could tell.Read more ›
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Amazon has worked out a great delivery program with ABF for delivery of items such as the Broil King Grill. ABF called to confirm delivery arrangements and delivered 'on the pallet' as promised without my presence. After I started to assemble the BK Grill I started to feel a little disappointed with the quality of the product. I chose this 699.99 grill over a Weber that I had thoroughly examined locally. The quality was really a concern. However, I have now used the Broil King and have been rather impressed with the quick flame start. The convection/infra-red cooking and the smooth flame. It is early to tell, but I want to say the emphasis may not be on the cabinet but perhaps on the flame. I have been so very satisfied with the cooking experience. Time will tell but in the early weeks of my experience with the Broil King Regal 490, it may satisfy my craving for a quality grill. Accolades to the delivery process through Amazon also.
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Let me start out by saying that I have been an Amazon Customer for more then 8 years (although being a Texas resident that will change 7/1/12) and have had some issues with the products that Amazon sells but they have normally been cleared up quickly.
That being said I had been looking high and low for a replacement grill for the charcoal unit that I had been using since 2003, it finally wore out. So I thought that I would look for a gas grill and began my search.
I read the reviews on several consumer websites and ruled out any weber gas grills right off the top (over priced junk, been there and done that before) and focused on grills made in North America (USA and Canada) and narrowed my selections down to the broil king units. In reading some of the customer reviews on Amazons web site on this brand I was a little skeptical of the quality but the pluses out weighed the cons and decided to buy the Regal 490.
The grill arrived a day sooner than Amazon had advertized and I checked the box it came in real good looking for signs of damage before I accepted the shipment.
I unpacked the grill in my garage and carried the parts to my backyard patio where the grill would be assembled and used. No visible signs of damage at this stage.
One of the major complaints about the broil king grills were the lack of written assembly instructions, just pictures and no text, I remember thinking to myself the assembly instructions can't be that bad, brother was I wrong!Read more ›