If you like to cook in the evening, we recommend that you consider models with built-in workspace lighting. When it’s dark outside, interior lighting is of particular importance, since without it there is a risk of overcooking or, conversely, undercooking the ingredients on the grill, as they will be hard to see.


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Internal illumination and illumination of burner control knobs

You can, of course, as an alternative, arm yourself with a regular flashlight on your phone, but this is extremely inconvenient and there is a risk of dropping the phone on a hot grill.

And if the grill does not have an oven light, we recommend purchasing a special flashlight that is attached to the grill lid handle.

On some models of grills there is a backlight on the burner control knobs. In addition to being convenient, the backlight makes the grill look very stylish in the dark.

Gas grills: Performance

This parameter is determined by a combination of a number of factors, such as the power of the grill in kilowatts, the design of the burners, the size and material of the grate. Plus, performance is affected by a wide temperature range, uniform heat distribution in the oven and a minimum number of flame flashes; the ability of the grill to stably maintain a particular temperature for a long time, as this is very important for long recipes when you bake, for example, a large piece of meat.

Napoleon Rogue-625 SE best gas grills under $500

Napoleon supplies the Rogue-625 SE grill in this class, which is an enlarged version of the Rogue-525 SE model. The grille of the 625th model is the same, somewhat larger than that of the Broil King Baron 590 - 88x45 cm versus 81x44 cm. It is made of a massive steel bar with a diameter of 7 mm. This grill is for those who cook often and/or a lot.

These best gas grills under 500 look stylish and harmonious. The lid, doors, control panel and tables are made of brushed 304 steel. It is important that the two-layer lid is high, so a chicken on a stand with beer can easily fit under it. The size of the grid allows you to put two or three pieces at once.

On the side tables of the grill, you can place the most necessary for cooking: dishes with ingredients, tools, ready meals. On the left table there is a high-temperature ceramic infrared burner for juicy steaks (we talked about it in detail above). It can also be used to make some kind of magic sauce for meat, which at that moment is baked in a grill oven under a lid, or even pilaf in a cast-iron cauldron.

On the right side table there is a bottle opener, and under it, on the side wall of the grill, there is a tray for spices and seasonings. Both tables have hooks for tools. During cooking, tools are often hurriedly placed on the table. To protect it from dirt and scratches, we recommend purchasing a dishwasher-safe silicone mat.

The rear burner for the skewer is also infrared, but metal.

For lovers of charcoal cooking, Napoleon has a special cast-iron pan that is installed directly on the burners. It converts a gas grill into a charcoal grill. This option is available for almost all Canadian grills. If desired, the pallet can be purchased separately.

The Napoleon Rogue-625 SE grill borrowed the handle lighting from the Prestige series. It is not so glamorous here, but elegant and unobtrusive, it gives the grill a special charm at dusk, it surrounds the round comfortable handles with radiance. The backlight is battery operated.

At the base of the grill is a spacious cabinet with strict doors. A gas cylinder is placed inside and there is also a space in which you can place accessories for the grill.