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Napoleon Prestige II (PT450) - Discontinued

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Napoleon Prestige II PT450 Gas Grill

Napoleon Prestige II PT450 Gas Grill

Napoleon Gourmet Grills

The Bottom Line

This is a powerful grill that delivers up to 61,000 BTUs under it's 450 square inch primary cooking area. This gives you the ability to sear and grill at high temperatures. The ability to lower the output to just 6,000 BTUs gives you a lot of versatility with this grill. The high quality of the internal components means it will last and perform for a long time.

Pros

  • Highly controllable between 61,000 and 6,000 BTUs
  • Three heavy duty stainless steel burners
  • Solid, rust resistant construction

Cons

  • Cart is a little lightweight for a grill in this price range

Description

  • Three 16 gauge stainless steel burners that put out up to 61,000 BTUs
  • Highly adjustable brass valves can control the BTUs down to 6,000
  • Easy lift roll top lid
  • Available in four colors
  • Full wide galvanized drip tray collects grease and channels it away from the burners
  • Totally enclosed galvanized cart
  • Standard rotisserie kit with rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner
  • Electronic ignition (AA-battery included)
  • Solid brass control valves with insect protected venturi tubes
  • 450 square inches of primary cooking area

Guide Review - Napoleon Prestige II (PT450) - Discontinued

This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Napoleon Prestige P500.

Napoleon makes some of the best mid-range gas grills and this unit ranks right up there. The high BTU output with three burner design gives you a lot of versatility from high temperature direct grilling to low temperature indirect grilling. The standard rotisserie kit with rear mounted infrared burner is great too.

My biggest problem with this unit is that it's cart, though fully enclosed isn't much better than the lower end grills. The standard welded frame lacks a certain style and makes the unit look a little less expensive than it really is. I would think that at nearly $1,200 you should get a better frame. But then that's just my opinion.

Beyond that this really is a great grill. The features of design from the easy lift roll top lid to the grease management is fantastic. This grill won't give you flare-up problems but will also put out a lot of heat. The stainless steel burners are among the best in their class and the solid brass control valves won't lose function anytime soon.

This grill comes with the standard limited lifetime warranty, meaning that the parts that really will last forever are guaranteed for as long as you live. The burners and internal components still have a good warranty, which I don't think you'll really be needing.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
HOT HOT HOT, Member CC12311

It's funny that people complain about this BBQ not getting hot. I have a friend with a Weber Genesis that he can never get over 600 degrees and if I preheat for the recommended 10 minutes my thermostat is BURIED (past 800 degrees)! It's truly a beautiful thing, I even have a picture of it at around 700 degrees during a Canadian winter coldsnap (about -35 degrees C). The heat is graduated (hotter at the back) due to the design but otherwise quite even and simply a joy to cook on. The rotisserie is phenomenal. I've done turkeys in the cold weather for Christmas and I just recently did 2 chickens at the same time. This grill is solid as a rock and doesn't shake at all. I'm just nearing the 2 year mark where I had to throw out my last grill and this one is like new. I'm cleaning it and everything is in great shape. I'm really glad I took the bad reviews with a grain of salt and bought this BBQ, I adore it.

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