Napoleon PRO605CSS Charcoal Grill Review

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Shiny stainless steel grill with shelves on both sides mounted on a two door cart.
PRO605CSS Charcoal Grill

If you're committed to charcoal, but envious of your neighbor's shiny gasser, the Napoleon PRO605 may be the answer. Only a few premium and luxury BBQ brands offer stainless steel charcoal grills. PRO is one of the more beautiful models we've seen in this price range.

The Napoleon PRO605CSS Charcoal Grill is a unique, stainless steel cooker. It has 605 square inches of cooking surface, with an adjustable height charcoal grate that has several positions, not infinitely adjustable. There is a front door for access to the charcoal during cooking, and the hood is double lined, a nice feature to help keep heat in. Comes with a lamp and an interesting rotisserie design with a special vertical charcoal hopper at the rear just for the rotisserie. The cart has plenty of storage space, but air vents on the sides mean that it is not waterproof.

This is a good size grill that can handle 29 burgers at a pop or be set up for 2-zone cooking with ample capacity for ribs or roasts on the indirect side.

Limited lifetime warranty.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$1,399
Primary Function: 
Grill
Fuel: 
Charcoal
Primary Capacity: 
605 square inches
Made in the USA: 
No
Review Method:

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

Napoleon

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Napoleon is a Canadian company that manufactures a wide variety of grills, smokers, accessories and books. They started in 1976 as a small steel fabrication company in Ontario, Canada, then branched out into making fireplaces and grills. Although Napoleon sightings are rare south of the Canadian border, they produce quality products and are essentially Canada's answer to Weber. In fact it's hard not to draw comparisons between Napoleon and Weber, even their logo and website are similar. But Napoleon comes up with just enough distinctive ideas to make them a viable contender.

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As AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, Max Good is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max loves barbecue so much that he took his barbecue sauce recipes, had them bottled, and now sells them around the country.

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