- Brian Griffiths
- August 08, 2014 - 17:53
I also bought the P500 RSIB with the free accessories a couple of weeks ago and other than the expected learning curve due to the heat generated by this baby, I am very happy. As for the seemingly high initial cost, I bought this Napoleon to replace my P308 that I have had for 20 years (still working!) so as far as I'm concerned, it's money well spent.
- August 07, 2014 - 17:51
I have a Napoleon Prestige Pro 500RSIB I purchased last year, which cost about $2300 Canadian taxes/install in. The side burner is awesome, as you've mentioned, to sear meat to go on the main grill (or steaks that some folks want very rare) and boiling things (great for corn this time of year so that you don't have that corn smell through your house for three daya). Mine also has the ice bucket/cutting board on the right, four inside burners, infrared inside burner and dials that illuminate at night. I've cooked steaks, chicken, turkey, ribs, etc on it, and picked up the griddle to let you make brekkie on the grille too. I've also yet to try the charcoal/smoker tray, but did make pizza on it which turned out great. You can also bake (yes, you heard me, bake) on it and works out great too. The thing I love on it too is the grease tray slides easily out the back for easy cleaning, and I purchased cleaner to keep it shiny as much as I can (am in Ontario, Canada). I purchased mine at a local gas dealer (have the natural gas model) as the ones at the big box stores weren't the ones made in Barrie. Is the BBQ worth it? Does a bear crap in the woods? :-) best money spent on an awesome culinary machine that can take the worst that winter can throw at it (BBQ ed all winter on it this past winter) and in the depths of summer.. great warranty, great support from the folks at Napoleon, and Canadian made which is icing on the cake. I looked at the other high end model companies but only Napoleon had vents that aimed down (so if caught BBQing in the rain, no water gets into the unit). Worth every penny and then some.
- August 06, 2014 - 16:13
We purchased our Napoleon bbq 5 years ago and its been well worth ever cent we spent on it... Dont think i would ever purchase anything different again...