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Napoleon LEX485RSIBPSS Propane Gas Grill
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- Double walled lift EASETM stainless steel lid
- Jet fire ignition system with stainless steel wave cooking grids
- Engaging I-GLOW backlit control knobs for late night entertaining
- Stainless steel side shelves with integrated tool hooks and condiment holders
- Ceramic infrared rear burner, integrated ice/marinade bucket and cutting board
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LEX 485 with Infrared Side Burner and Rear Burners
Napoleon’s LEX485RSIB Gas Grill has everything you need for an outdoor kitchen experience. The high quality stainless steel gives the look and durability of the most expensive grills, but at an affordable price. Get the whole outdoor cooking experience with three stainless steel burners, each with its own backlit control knob, an infrared rear burner for rotisserie cooking and an infrared side burner for high heat searing. The large stainless steel side shelves make this grill an all in one prepping and entertaining station. With an integrated ice/ marinade bucket and cutting board on one side and the infrared burner on the other, the possibilities are endless on your LEX485RSIB.
Under The Lid:
Lift the lid on your new LEX485RSIB Gas Grill. The double walled design contains the heat produced by the three stainless steel burners making for an oven-like experience. Roast a prime rib on the grill instead of in the oven, or bake a cake or cookies instead. Fantastic in the heat of summer. Inside the grill you will find Napoleon’s uniquely shaped stainless steel WAVE rod grids. Under that you will find the stainless steel sear plates. They spread the heat evenly throughout the grill and vaporize the grease from your food producing the amazing grilled flavor that you love. Under the sear plates and the burners is the full width tapered grease pan that is completely removable for easy cleaning.
You will also find the highly efficient ceramic infrared rear burner under the hood of the LEX485RSIB Gas Grill. Infrared burners work when gas is forced through the ports in the ceramic where it will burn on the surface. The heat is absorbed by the ceramic and it begins to glow. That red glow is infrared heat that will seal in the juices on that perfect steak or roast. Don’t worry about losing heat when you open the lid to check on that food. Napoleon’s Gas Grills have a hood that protects the sides and back of the grill preventing excessive heat loss.
- 74,000 BTU's
- 5 Burners
- 815 in2 Total Cooking Area
- Ceramic Infrared Bottom and Rear Burners
- JETFIRE Ignition System
- Stainless Steel WAVE Cooking Grids
- Infrared SIZZLE ZONE Side Burner
- i-Glow Backlit Technology
JETFIRE Ignition System
No Batteries Required.
Infrared SIZZLE ZONE Side Burner
i-Glow Backlit Technology
Stainless Steel WAVE Cooking Grids
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Napoleon's LEX 485rsib with infrared side burner and rear burners propane grill has everything you need for an outdoor kitchen experience.
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The good news is that I think I will be able to face my wife for the foreseeable future. I’ve only cooked on it once, but so far I’m happy with my choice. It heats up very quickly for a three-burner grill of this size, reaching 500 degrees in just a couple minutes on a 70 degree night. The grill surface heated more evenly than any of my previous grills, largely because of the thick, wide stainless steel sear plates over the burners. About 10 minutes in, those plates were glowing dull red and there was plenty of heat to sear my steak.
The jetfire ignition system is really cool. Just turn the knob to the light position and a spark ignites a pilot flame which shoots across nearly half the burner. The burner ignites almost instantaneously. I think this may last longer than traditional igniters since the electrode isn’t directly exposed to the flame of the burner, but only time will tell.
The rotisserie bar sits nice and high above the grill grates, so there’s no need to remove the grates for most purposes. My last grill’s rotisserie only cleared the grates by a few inches, so the grates had to be removed to accommodate even a small chicken. Also, the opening in the side of the hood for the rotisserie is very small, so there is less airflow through the firebox with the hood down. This retains more heat and reduces the tendency for the flames to be disturbed by wind.
Based on the construction, I’m pretty confident this grill is going to last. Except for the sides of the hood, the fire box and everything in it are stainless. Only the hood, grill grate, and front trim panel are austenitic, which is the type of stainless needed to withstand these temperatures without discoloring/corroding. The remainder appears to be ferritic stainless, which is going to corrode at grill temperatures, but it should be limited to a thin layer on the surface and should not disintegrate the way mild steel grills do. Unless you’re prepared to spend several thousand dollars on a stainless grill, this is to be expected. More important than the type of stainless is the thickness. It’s all 18 gauge, which will hold a lot of heat and last a long time. The grill grates are very thick and should also hold a lot of heat, but stainless isn’t the best metal around for heat transfer. If you want to put a steak down and have dark grill marks 60 seconds later, use the cast iron grate on the side burner.
The removable drip tray is stainless, but it’s thinner than the rest of the grill. I suspect that will be OK because it’s exposed to lower temperatures at the bottom, and it can be replaced if it rusts out after 10 years.
The side wings are also ferritic stainless, but as long as you avoid corrosive chemicals and sea spray, that should be just fine.
Except for the doors, the cabinet is not stainless steel. It is heavy-gauge sheet and well powder coated. I can’t say exactly how thick it is because of the powder coat, but I have no doubt that it will be durable. If I have a concern about the cabinet rusting it will be around the four lowest fasteners. The cabinet is assembled using self-tapping sheet metal screws, and they likely displaced the powered coating. Since they’re just inches above the ground, they will likely get wet at times even if the grill is covered. I don’t think there’s any risk of structural compromise anytime soon, but I would not be surprised to see light rust there in a year or two.
The plastic on the side wings is strong and nicely molded. The plastic door handles, however, are a real low-point for the grill. They just scream “cheap”, and if you’re anything like me, who grills in the middle of Pennsylvania winters, you’ll want to be very careful handling them in cold weather. I won’t go so far as to say they will break if treated roughly, but they definitely don’t inspire confidence. It appears to be the same plastic as used for the knobs, but because of their shape the knobs seem far less fragile.
The assembly instructions leave something to be desired, but if you lay out all the parts and “read” all the way through them before beginning assembly you should not have any problems. The only thing I would note is that the back edge of the firebox lines up with the back edge of the cabinet. Knowing this makes it much easier to line up the screw holes.
I thought the packaging was fine. I can’t get too excited about trash waiting to happen, but despite the corner of the box being badly torn, the grill was undamaged. I guess it served its purpose.
Even less exciting to me than the packaging is the led backlighting on the knobs. I guess they’re pretty if you’re excited by that sort of thing. This system did, however, lead to one problem that’s a pet peeve of mine. The sticker that advertises the lighted knobs for in-store display purposes did not come off cleanly. The sticker came off in one piece, but the adhesive stayed behind. It took about 10 minutes to remove with Goo Gone. I think companies show disdain for their customers when they’d rather waste 10 minutes of our time than spend an extra 10 cents on a better sticker. (Now picture me dismounting my high horse.)
So now you know what I know about this grill. This is a rather long review, but I wanted to provide the sort of details I like to have before purchasing an expensive item unseen. I hope somebody finds it helpful. BTW, the only reason I did not give this grill 5 stars is because I didn’t shop around thoroughly. I’m sure it’s worth the $1000 price tag, but there could be a better value out there that I overlooked.
Now for the reasons for my two star review.
The manual folks is horrible on assembly. The pictures are hard to follow.,it's,basically like your in the dark and putting together a jigsaw puzzle is the best way of describing it. It took me 4 hours to complete. The pictures are hand drawn tiny screw illustrations ect. If you ever put together a Saunders desk or stereo cabinet that's what it's like only worse. The screw holes were too small for the screws you have to use. It is impossible by hand to screw them in using a common screwdriver. I even tried a high powered drill with a ratchet end and no good. I ended up having to get a drill bit and drilling all the holes larger a real pain. Once together, I put on the unit and the flames were high and orange yellow, so,I turned it down to low and the grill heated up to over,700 degrees. I ended calling up Napoleon and the problem was the burner tubes had to be removed and I had to manually adjust the air intake component to allow more air in. Totally unacceptable for a thousand dollar grill. It was not adjusted from the factory properly. Lastly the two doors that you have to attach, I'm not sure what rocket scientist decided on this, but they have a prong sticking out on top and bottom that is fixed. In order to get it in the holes on the cabinet below, you have to drag it across the bottom which ends up scratching the paint and ruining the finish. I told the company selling them to reengineer the bottom prong so that its spring driven so u don't have to ruin the finish.
The grill does have good infra red side and back burners. I would recommend getting a rotesserie kit for,your unit that works great.
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