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Napoleon BBQ

Anyone have any experience with this BBQ, thoughts, opinions?

http://napoleongrills.com/Gourmet-grills/PT450RBI.html
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Diamondog wrote:
Apr 19th, 2009 8:25 pm
Anyone have any experience with this BBQ, thoughts, opinions?

http://napoleongrills.com/Gourmet-grills/PT450RBI.html
I have the RB model, I just set it up on Tuesday. I chose not to go with the infrared section because it's used for searing and takes away from the overall grill space if you aren't searing a particular meal.

It was easy to assemble (except the caps that hold the larger wheels in place, they were a pain in the butt). Also, the stainless steel sections come coated in a protective material that is time consuming to remove.

So far I've used it for three meals and have no real complaints, it heats up quickly, the stainless grills clean surprisingly well, and it looks pretty sexy (but I'm totally biased). ;)

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i have a PT450RB that is about 6 years old - still works quite well, except the ignitor is shot - been using a handheld one for years. would buy another one if i needed a new bbq.
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I've got the RB model. Works fine.. it isn't a big BBQ but has plenty of room to do a meal for the family which is one thing I like about it. No real complaints from me either.. good build quality and simply does what it is built to do.
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I'm not a big fan of Napoleon, no knocks against their products or quality just that they are overpriced.
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I bought the 2009 full stainless steel Prestige I P450 last month.

Still in honeymoon period.
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I was set on a Weber BBQ from BBQs Galore until they talked me into the Napoleon...and am quite happy with it.

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How do the Napoleans compare to the Weber's? :?:
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SMC23 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2009 4:35 pm
How do the Napoleans compare to the Weber's? :?:
Generally, people would rank them as 1 and 1a.
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Apr 21st, 2009 8:52 am
Generally, people would rank them as 1 and 1a.
I think you meant Napolean is ranked as #1 or #1a. I don't know, people, might read it as "weber" is ranked as #1 or somethin...

Anyway, i bought the prestige II two years ago. I left it out in the patio throughout the winter (with the cover on.. since the nice black cover comes with it anyway). Every year around spring time, it have never failed on the first start of the season. And did i mention it was hovering the 3 degrees Celsius outside when we rushed out to have bbq, thanks to the superior sealing of the cover. Mind you, the cover might be a little heavy for some people.

The other thing i like is the design of the stuff beneath the grill (which is curvey, and my wife found the grill lines on the steak cute <- one of the selling point for her) - first there is those V shape metal thingy that are on top of the burners that reduce the flare up from the dripping. And there is this easy to slide out tray, which collects all the black carbons. So the clean up was a breeze.

I would consider their bbq to be one of the high-end kinds where the fine details and build really shine. Just be careful when assembling one of these yourself - the laser cut stainless steel parts are razor sharp. I wasn't exaggerating on the razor sharp part.

Enjoy it if you wind up getting one, it's worth the money.
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Picked this monster up today, not looking forward to the setup but I am sure that will fade pretty quick once I start grilling! :lol:
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Setup was irratating :mad: just about any bbq is though....grilled a couple tbones, some mushrooms....MAN OH MAN...all I can say is WOW :cheesygri
"Sometimes I dig the dirty yet sweet oriental pong of this frag, but I wonder if it really makes sense to smell like I've hidden spice bags in all of my pockets?" ~basenotes.net
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Apr 21st, 2009 9:24 am
Just be careful when assembling one of these yourself - the laser cut stainless steel parts are razor sharp. I wasn't exaggerating on the razor sharp part.

Enjoy it if you wind up getting one, it's worth the money.
Yup 2 cuts on my forarm :lol: I think it inevitable
"Sometimes I dig the dirty yet sweet oriental pong of this frag, but I wonder if it really makes sense to smell like I've hidden spice bags in all of my pockets?" ~basenotes.net
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