Napoleon Prestige 500 Propane Gas Grill

Last updated: June 10, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 147 expert reviews, the Napoleon Prestige 500 Propane Gas Grill placed 12th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This grill has everything. The Prestige Series P500RSIB-1 Gas Grill is the total package. A cart model grill by Napoleon with the capabilities of a full outdoor kitchen. The P500RSIB-1 has 4 main burners, 1 infrared rear burner and 1 infrared side burner. This gives the P500RSIB-1 the capacity to cook in at least 8 different ways. You can grill up to 30 burgers over the main burners, up to 8 burgers over the infrared side burner. Every P500RSIB-1 is test fired before packaging, ensuring that your grill will light as soon as it’s out of the box. And the stainless steel construction means that this grill will last for years to come.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The total package, the Prestige combines high-end quality and performance with spacious cooking area and astounding versatility.
While assembling the company provided demo, we were impressed with the craftsmanship and fit and finish.
One of the best features of this grill is that it’s designed for seasoned grillers but is made to enhance the grilling experience while making grilling operations flow smoothly.
This grill is less likely to flare up with high fat content foods, but a full grill may still flare up.
Napoleon grills have excellent construction from high-quality components. This is a grill on par with grills by Weber or Broil-King.
One of the things that sets the Napoleon Prestige Pro apart from any other gas grill we reviewed is the incredible amount of cooking space. This gas grill has a whopping 815 square inches of primary cooking area, along with a massive 322 square inches of warming rack space.
Delivers a large cooking area for a built-in grill. Has 66,000 BTUs and five different gas burners. Stainless steel design looks great for a built-in grill area. Lighter works reliably over hundreds of uses. Includes an optional charcoal tray.
High quality stainless steel construction for increased durability backed by the President’s Limited Lifetime Warranty
Generously sized side shelves are made from high-grade stainless steel as well, and have trays for condiments or drinks, chrome towel bars, and six accessory hooks.
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It has a reversible cast iron cooking grids that cradle your food and gives it an evenly heat to give it a perfect sear marks each time it’s used.
One of the great features of Napoleon is that their grills are most customizable than the competition.
It combines high-end features that are the norm in most expensive grills with Napoleon trademark features, and it is very affordable. It is very durable, and you will enjoy it for an extended period.
Consumers loved that when a side burner is not in use, the lid is flush, providing the cook with easy access to available side shelf space. The grill’s double lined lid opens easily and works to retain heat for oven-like cooking.
The Prestige 500 has a built-in thermometer to help you gauge the temperature of the enclosed cooking area. This helps you turn the grill into an ove
Strong steel construction makes the appliance look stylish in addition to ensuring durability.
A good variety of burners along with a large cooking area make for an excellent combination if you are looking for utility
Easy to move and maneuver, then the casters lock in place
Highly versatile cooking options with the combination of gas, infrared, and a side infrared burner.

What reviewers didn't like

The only assembly problem we encountered was the cabinet doors, which were a real pain to hang.
Propane tank and cover not included
A basic grill for a relatively high cost
This gas grill burns through more fuel than the average grill.
Not made as a standalone grill. May be too big for some people.
The grill can get extremely hot which can be dangerous if you have children playing nearby.
Charcoal tray and smoker tube are not included
Once the propane cylinder is connected to this grill, it can only be stored or used in well ventilated outdoor spaces.
The small drip pan was another common complaint. The drip pan simply isn’t deep enough so you can expect flare-ups to happen often.
It is important to note that this version of the Prestige 500 is compatible with propane gas tanks or cylinders. Natural gas tanks will not work with the grill since natural gas and propane are not interchangeable.
Buyers have to contact the manufacturer for warranty terms.
Price is definitely in the premium range around $1999 dollars though it is pretty reasonable
Two people required for assembly
This grill has some serious weight (190 pounds) which will require two adults for lifting if it is being moved into storage.
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