Broil King Sovereign (XLS) 90 + hot cast iron skillet on the direct side for when it's time to sear can substitute the lack of infrared burner if you find the grill itself isn't hot enough.callmebob wrote: ↑Jun 13th, 2018 8:07 pmI went to a BBQ Galore store and took a look at my options.
Broil King Sovereign 20 vs Napoleon Prestige 500?
Basic cook box, no extra side features
$700 vs $1249
Broil King Sovereign 90 vs Napoleon Prestige 500RSIB?
Both include side burner and rear burner (although the prestige side burner is infrared for searing)
$900 vs $1549
So tempting to get the Napoleon Prestige series but can’t reconcile why the delta is upwards of $500 in both cases on on both highly recommended, Canadian made grills?
Did the fit & finish of the napoleons look better than the BK?
Even worse, I have read that some parts (side shelves) of the prestige & prestige pro are be made in China. (As per this thread) and another user has mentioned a spot weld coming loose after 5 years or so.