The Bottom Line
- Highly controllable between 61,000 and 6,000 BTUs
- Three heavy duty stainless steel burners
- Solid, rust resistant construction
- Cart is a little lightweight for a grill in this price range
- 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.