Fire Magic Aurora 540 Gas Grill
Fire Magic Aurora 540 Gas Grill
The A540 has stainless steel cooking grates that are thick and heavy. 16 gauge stainless steel flavor grids blanket the burners for even heat distribution and the three cast stainless steel E-burners, actually shaped more like an H, are super heavy duty and designed to spread flame throughout the firebox. One owner likened the intensity to "a sea of fire". Access to burners is easy for cleaning, smoking, or setting up a rotisserie.
All models have battery operated push to light ignition and built-in digital thermometers with meat probes. Small battery boxes easily pop out from the sides of the control panel. All models are available with or without the rotisserie and the backburner raised above the cooking grate for rotisserie cooking.
Aurora has a 12" deep firebox (mighty nice for rotisserie) and a double wall spring assisted hood. Removable warming racks can be stored on brackets behind the hood. These brackets also hold the rotisserie spit. Backburners include a stainless steel cover for protection when not in use.
The drip collection systems consists of a tapered firebox bottom draining into a small drawer accessed from the front control panel and equipped with a disposable aluminum tray. But you shouldn't get much grease because most burns up on the flavor grids especially if you do a burn off after each use.
Stand-alone models are available with or without a 15,000 BTU side burner. All 304 stainless steel cart construction with insulated doors and drawers. Retractable tool and paper towel holders. Heavy-duty locking swivel casters.
All Fire Magic grills are made with high quality 304 cast stainless steel burners, cooking grates and housings that carry a lifetime warranty. Warranty for various components then drops to 15 years for brass valves and backburner and manifold assemblies all the way down to 1 year for electric systems. Lifetime ownership is a Fire Magic mantra. All grills are shipped with conversion kits that facilitate propane or natural gas should your preference change.
Fire Magic designs are elegant and engineered for customization. The grills or "heads" can be purchased for drop in installations or mounted on carts and pedestals. The model numbers tell a lot about the model. For example, A660i indicates: A=Aurora, 660=actual or approximate primary cooking surface, i=island or drop-in head for install. A540s: A=Aurora, 540=540 square inch primary cooking surface, s=stand-alone or mounted on a cart. For outdoor kitchen installations, anything in the vast Fire Magic catalog may be incorporated. Options for the Aurora series stand-alone models are more limited than with Echelons. Fire Magic Add-ons can increase the price significantly. Our listed MSRP is for a basic A540s freestanding model.
$5,655 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.
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Natural Gas Capable
540 square inches ( about 26 burgers )
Manufacturer claims that all or practically all of this device is made in the USA
111. Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
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