Blue Ember Grills BE65078-587 NG Review

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Blue Ember Grills BE65078-587 NG
BE65078-587 NG

A unique feature for this large model is a removable divider that is cut out to fit the shape of the closed grill. It drops down between the burners and butts up against the curved hood to isolate two distinct cooking zones.

It has a 11,000 BTU side burner & 12,000s BTU IR Rear Burner with Rotisserie kit included and a built-in smoke box. Blue Ember makes quality BBQ grills with nice features. Built in China by Canadians, Blue Ember may be on the way out for Onward Manufacturing's product line.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$949
Primary Function: 
Grill
Fuel: 
Natural Gas Capable
Primary Capacity: 
650 square inches
Secondary Capacity: 
225 square inches
Main Burners: 
5
Additional Burners: 
Side
Rotisserie
Made in the USA: 
No
BTU: 
78,000
Heat Flux: 
120.00
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
Review Method:

Looked Closely At It

We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer,  owners, and other reliable sources.

Blue Ember Grills

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Blue Ember manufactures a line of stainless steel and enamel coated gas grills that offer some nice upgrades like hood lights and built in bottle openers, but they had quality issues in the past that culminated in a serious recall of 113,000 units in 2009. In 2010 Blue Ember was purchased by the large BBQ manufacturer and distributer, Onward Manufacturing, and the entire line was redesigned. These grills are attractive and offer some nice features for their $399 to $999 price points, but sales in the United States have been limited. For now they appear to be at best, a red haired step child in Onward's grill line. Although some models are still available, production is on hold, and the future on Blue Ember is uncertain. Onward also owns Broil King, Broil-Mate, Huntington, Fiesta and Porta Chef. They are switching focus to their Broil King Brand. Many Broil King models are now avaiable in Lowe's.

Blue Ember is priced in the range of Weber's Genesis line. While the warranty of 10 years on cast aluminum components, 5 years on burners and 2 years on remaining parts is in line with many popular brands in this range, it is not as good as Weber's. They do not offer accessories and tools.

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