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Broil King Regal 490 Gas Grill Review

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Broil King Regal 490

The Broil King Regal 490 is the mid-size model in their Regal Series. The grill head is black porcelain enameled steel with cast aluminum hood end caps. Four 12,500 BTU main burners, a 15,000 BTU stainless rear rotisserie tube burner and a 10,000 BTU side burner. Rotisserie kit is included.

Cooking grates are cast iron. Flav-R-Wave heat tents blanket the bottom of the deep firebox, mitigating flare ups, sizzling drippings and radiating searing heat. The cook box is deep, the hood is high. Many believe this design enhances roasting. Certainly the headroom in the hood is great for rotisserie and large items like roasts and turkeys.

Substantial side shelves feature heavy cast aluminum condiment trays and built-in BBQ tool hooks. The cart has two doors. Regals may be ordered as LP or NG. LP models have a pull out propane tank drawer inside the cart.

Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat and increase burner life.  Gas enters the burner first through a small, perforated tube within the large stainless steel burner tube.  The design is intended to create even gas pressure throughout the burner, resulting in even flame and evenly distributed heat stress on the burner.  After cooking extensively with dual tubes, we believe the heat is indeed even, but no more so than with similar quality grills.

Their Linear Flow control knobs, however, are a step above the competition. With very little play in the valve stems, movement is smooth and solid throughout the 180° arc from low to high, making minute adjustments easy. The Regal line also feature LED lights on the control knobs.

Warranty on the dual tube burners is the same as Weber’s tube burners – ten years.

  • Model:
    Regal 490 Gas Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 849.00
  • Made in USA:
    yes
  • 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.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill
  • Burner Type:
    Side, Rotisserie
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
  • BTU:
    50,000
  • Heat Flux:
    100
    Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
  • Main Burners:
    4
  • Primary Capacity:
    500 square inches
  • Secondary Capacity:
    195 square inches

Published On: 11/30/2012 Last Modified: 3/6/2021

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