The Bottom Line
- Highly efficient heating
- All stainless steel is high grade 304 stainless
- High, even heating
- Water will get inside the grill and drip pan if left uncovered
- Doesn't do low temperatures very well
- Three 8,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners under stainless steel infrared emitters in separate and independent heat zones
- 500 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 675 square inches of grilling space
- 24,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- Individual electronic (AA-Battery) ignition
- Cast aluminum, powder coated and 304 stainless steel construction
- Stainless steel U-shaped folded sheet metal cooking grates
- Individual temperature gauges for each burner mounted above burner knobs
- Two internal halogen lights (grill must be plugged in for lights to work)
- Propane tank and cover sold separately
- Made in China by Saber Grills and sold through specialty retailers
Guide Review - Saber Cast 500 P 3-Burner Gas Grill Model# R50CC0612
In this grill the burners are in separate boxes so that heat generated by each burner has a heat zone of its own. The burners focus their heat at a stainless steel sheet of perforated metal that sits directly under the U-shape cooking grates. The perforations in the infrared emitter are under the U's in the cooking grate. This means that virtually no drippings get through and no hot air reaches the food. Cooking is completely by contact with the hot grates and heat radiated by the metal emitter and grates.
While all this might sound technical, the practical up shot is that this is a very easy grill to use. The design makes flare-ups virtually impossible. The grates get hot enough to give you good grill makes and to sear a steak, but the distribution of the heat reduces the chances of foods burning. Because the grill is completely infrared and the flow of air from the burners is channels away from foods reducing the drying affect that grills can have. I'm not going to say that this gas grill is foolproof, but it is pretty close.
As with any good grill, there are a few little issues I have with this one. The most notable is the rain. Of course you should cover your grill, but we all know that many people won't, or won't all the time. When rain falls on the hood of this grill it runs down the front and some of it pours inside, filling the full width drip pan. Since very little (and I mean very little) drippings will ever reach the drip pan it won't make the same kind of mess that happens when water gets inside other grills, but it is still an annoyance.
Saber grills are not a mass market product and are only available through specialty retailers. See the Saber Website to find a dealer near you.