Napoleon PRO500RSIBNSS-3 Prestige PRO 500 Stainless Steel BBQ Gas Grill

Last updated: September 9, 2021

Even cooking and extra burners make this a great choice for those who regularly grill for large groups. Four wheels make it easy to maneuver around, while three color choices let you customize it to fit your space. The high price though may put it out of range for many consumers.

Napoleon PRO500RSIBNSS-3 Prestige PRO 500 Stainless Steel BBQ Gas Grill

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Grilling for groups is simple with this Napoleon Prestige 500 Gas Grill's extra burners and consistently even cooking.

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Napoleon Prestige 500 Gas Grill placed 13th when we looked at the top 21 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.

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The high-quality stainless steel burners produce a high, even temperature; while the porcelain coated cooking grates in the wave pattern give excellent heat contact.
With a large cooking area and ample shelf space, this high-end midsize grill is a stand-out cooker, delivering impressively even heat, a wide range of high and low temperatures, and effective indirect heat for slow cooking.
The Napoleon Prestige Pro has 8 main burners and an enormous amount of cooking space and power.
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.
The Napoleon Prestige P500RSIB is a very nice, high-end, cart-mounted, gas grill at an affordable price. The counterweight is a nice feature because it is hard to balance some foods and a counterweight is like balancing your tires.
Infrared side burner can reach over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit but can also be adjusted to a lower temperature for cooking sauces (a rarity among infrared burners). The rotisserie spear has a counterweight so your food remains balanced while on it

What reviewers didn't like

A basic grill for a relatively high cost
Preheat time is middling, so prepare to wait at least 10 minutes to throw food on the grill.
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 only assembly problem we encountered was the cabinet doors, which were a real pain to hang.
The warming rack needs to be removed when you use the rotisserie because it gets warped due to the heat
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